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  • PRE-ORDER: You Are a Unicorn!: A Little Book of AfroMations (Afro Unicorn)

    by April Showers

    $8.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: March 26, 2024

    Tell your littlest unicorn just how unique, divine, and magical they are with this book of affirmations! And celebrate their inner unicorn with the first board book in the Afro Unicorn line. There is no one quite like you! You are a very special unicorn. You are an Afro Unicorn! This empowering board book is the latest installment from the Afro Unicorn line of books, which features stories about Black and Brown unicorns embracing their outer beauty and inner abilities. When Afro Unicorn creator April Showers realized that her favorite emoji—the unicorn!—was only available in white, she was inspired to create a more inclusive brand for children of color to celebrate how magical, unique, and divine they truly are. Don’t miss the other books in the Afro Unicorn series— A Magical Day We Are Afro Unicorns Divine Makes a Splash You are a Unicorn

  • PRE-ORDER: Little Unicorn (Ten Minutes to Bed)

    by Rhiannon Fielding

    $9.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: March 12, 2024

    Twinkle the unicorn has a knack for finding adventure…but will she get to bed on time? This delightful title from the TEN MINUTES TO BED series is now available as a board book! Running through the forest, Twinkle is off on an exciting, new adventure. But will she get to bed on time? Weaving a journey from lively beginning to gentle end, the ten-minute countdown to bed is at the heart of this enchanting story. This beautifully illustrated board book is the perfect length for sending little ones off to sleep.

  • Hey, Baby Girl!

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

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    A beautiful ode to all bright brown baby girls and the fifth title in the acclaimed Bright Brown Baby series -- from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney!

    Hey, baby girl. Go change the world!

    Brimming with love and affirmation, this sweet board book shows bright brown baby girls and little ones everywhere that they can do anything. With bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney and tender, charming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney, this inspirational ode is the perfect way to offer confidence at the earliest stage and show all little girls that they can change the world!

    This board book is part of the Bright Brown Baby publishing program, a celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families. And if you're looking for a gift-able picture book, be sure to also check out the beautiful picture book treasury, Bright Brown Baby, to read "Hey, Baby Girl!" alongside four more poems. Just-right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more! This is a perfect addition to every child's growing Bright Brown Baby bookshelf!

  • Bright Brown Baby

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    $18.99

    A rhythmic, whimsically illustrated celebration of Black and brown babies and the joy, tender moments, and boundless love shared between children and their caregivers, from New York Times bestselling and award-winning duo Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.

    Brown baby, born bright.

    Greet the world. Spread your light.

    Sparkling eyes blink hello.

    Bright brown baby, you will GO!

    Cuddle up with your little one, read aloud, and REPEAT: This gorgeous picture book treasury is sure to become your favorite storytime anthem. Dive into these five beautiful poems that celebrate the tender, cozy, early days between parent and child, and the exuberant joy of watching a brand-new life take shape. Warm, winsome, and welcoming illustrations from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney exude joy and love on every page. Bouncing, rhythmic text from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney rolls off the tongue and begs to be read aloud, in these poems that include "Count to Love," "Hey, Baby Girl!," and "Baby Boy, You are a Star."

    A celebration of Black and brown joy, babies, and families, this beautiful picture book treasury is the perfect gift item, bookshelf staple, and long-lasting classic in the making. Just right for new and expectant parents, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, and more, this book is sure to be treasured for years to come.

    And if you're looking for a board book edition for baby? Each poem will also be released as a separate board book edition, with Count to Love out now!

  • I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids

    by Nyasha Williams

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    This board book adaptation of the successful picture book, with 20k+ copies in print, is an empowering alphabet book of affirmations to inspire and remind Black children of their inner power, strength, and worth.​

    From A is for Afro, to J is for Justice, to R is for Rally, this alphabet book offers affirmations featuring Black children and role models to help children nurture and embrace their authentic selves and to enjoy the magic of childhood.

  • Hair Love ABCs

    by Matthew A. Cherry

    $8.99

    An alphabet board book inspired by the bestselling HAIR LOVE, from the original award–winning author and illustrator duo—and perfect for baby gift baskets.

    A is for Afro, N is for Natural, and W is for Waves. Letter by letter, follow Zuri and her father in their joy-filled journey through the kinks and curls of Black hair. 

    This 7x7 board book is perfect as a baby gift, for existing fans of HAIR LOVE, young readers embracing their natural hair, and toddlers learning their ABCs!

  • Let's Eat: Fruits and Vegetables from A–Z

    by Jacqueline Brooks

    $13.50

    Discover your ABCs through the fun world of fruits! With simple text and colorful illustrations, this is a perfect for book for teaching little readers early learning concepts for early development and sustained imaginations.

    Introduce your little readers to their ABCs through the tasty world of fruits! Simple text and colorful illustrations will keep your early learners engaged and curious to discover new foods and textures. This is a perfect first book for teaching little readers early learning concepts that are cornerstones for early development and sustained imaginations.

  • The ABCs of Baby's Needs: A Sign Language Book for Babies

    by Little Bee Books

    $9.99

    Teach your baby to communicate their basic wants and needs (with words and sign language), all as they easily learn the letters of the alphabet.

    Help your baby express themselves! This adorable board book teaches your little one the letters of the alphabet while also reinforcing phrases that communicate their basic needs. A is for All Done. B is for Bath. C is for cold. Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by a sign language guide to help non-verbal babies, making this the perfect gift for any family.

  • The Numbers Store: Sunday Adventures Series

    by Harold Green III

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    This stunning, early-concept board book series features an intergenerational Black family over the course of a day at the local grocery store, as readers learn colors and numbers. 

    When Mom realizes there are zero eggs in the house, the entire family heads to the store to pick up more. Readers can join the counting fun as the family shops and adds more items to their basket--from three bananas to five plums--amid the backdrop of a bustling market. Publishing simultaneously with The Rainbow ParkThe Numbers Store studies numbers through the experience of an intergenerational Black family’s trip to the local grocery store.
  • The Making of Butterflies

    by Zora Neale Hurston and Ibram X. Kendi

    $9.99
    A board book reimagination of a story featured in beloved African American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's Mules & Men. Adapted by National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and Antiracist Baby Ibram X. Kendi, The Making of Butterflies follows the Creator as they make butterflies to keep the flowers company. Illustrated by mixed-media artist, Kah Yangni.
  • This Is Music: Strings

    by Rekha S. Rajan

    $9.99

    Make music with this hands-on introduction to the four instrument families—drums, horns, strings, and voice—in this board book series by a world-renown music educator.

    What do a guitar, a harp, and a piano have in common? They are all strings! This first introduction begins with a simple explanation of what defines a string instrument. Young readers are then invited on a global exploration of a variety of different stringed instruments and are encouraged to find strings of their own in the world around them. Includes a bound-in string to strum, and a visual glossary.
     
    Each title in the THIS IS MUSIC series features an interactive novelty musical element that invites the reader to "play" the book!

  • Legends of Hip-Hop: Queen Latifah: An A-B-C Biography

    by Pen Ken

    $9.99

    Mic check! Learn your ABCs with Queen Latifah in the Legends of Hip-Hop board book series.

    Who is Queen Latifah? One of the most celebrated MCs of all time! Babies will learn about her expansive career, her powerful lyrics, and why she’s called the Queen, all while learning the full alphabet. 

    In this sizable and sturdy board book, music producer Pen Ken and three-time Emmy Award–nominated animation director Saxton Moore introduce tiny readers to some of hip-hop’s biggest and brightest luminaries with fun facts about each rapper organized by a teachable concept.

    Perfect for fans of The Story of Rap and B Is for Baller

  • Legends of Hip-Hop: 2Pac: A 1-2-3 Biography

    by Pen Ken

    $9.99

    Mic check! Learn to count with 2Pac in the Legends of Hip-Hop board book series.

    Who is Tupac “2Pac” Shakur? One of the most accomplished and celebrated rappers of all time! Babies will learn where he was born, how many names he had, and about his acting career all while learning to count to twelve.

    In this sizable and sturdy board book, music producer Pen Ken and three-time Emmy Award–nominated animation director Saxton Moore introduce tiny readers to some of hip-hop’s biggest and brightest luminaries with fun facts about each rapper, organized by a teachable concept.

    Perfect for fans of The Story of Rap and B Is for Baller

  • Potty Party!

    by Dionna L Mann

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    A potty party’s coming through! Celebrate the milestone of potty training with this energetic board book that features a diverse group of children as they ditch their diapers and flush like big kids do.

     
    Going potty can be a party for everyone! Perfect for all children, this book touches on the aspects of potty training, including feeling the need to go, sitting and waiting, and picking out underwear. Get down and celebrate at toilet time with this fun and imaginative board book.
  • The Rainbow Park: Sunday Adventures Series

    by Harold Green III

    $8.99
    This board book explores all of the colors of the rainbow through the adventures of a modern, Black, intergenerational family in (and with) their community.  

    On an outing to the local community park, a family explores all the colors of the rainbow--from a favorite red slide and purple sprinkler to a yellow bench where grandparents watch and relax. Publishing simultaneously with The Numbers StoreThe Rainbow Park is part of an exciting new board book series, featuring an intergenerational Black family over the course of a day, that teaches readers early-concepts such as colors and numbers.  
  • Being Brave

    by Cindy Jin

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    Celebrate the small and important choices we make to grow and be brave every day with this empowering board book.

    Filled with loving and meaningful life lessons, this inspiring board book shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to be grand or heroic. Whether you’re feeling sad, nervous, unsure, or left out, taking control of how you feel and being brave starts with listening to your heart.

  • Every Body: A First Conversation About Bodies

    by Megan Madison

    from $9.99

    Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body liberation should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud board book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery to introduce the concept of BODY LIBERATION. This book serves to celebrate the uniqueness of your body and all bodies, and addresses the unfair rules and ideas that currently exist about bodies. It ends with motivational action points for making the world more fair for all!
     
    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
     
    These books offer a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • Lake Life with You

    by Cindy Jin

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    With sweet, rhyming text and beautiful art that will transport you to the lake, this heartfelt board book celebrates the best things about enjoying lake life with the ones you love.

    when the lake is quiet
    in the morning breeze
    we watch the sunrise paint the sky


    when the frogs are croaking
    and herons take wing,
    we feed the ducks wading by


    Whether it’s feeding ducks, looking for fish, or enjoying a peaceful nature walk, this cozy story proves that the best thing about lake life is making precious memories with the ones you love that last long after you leave the shore.
  • Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Board Book

    by Tonya Abari

    $9.99

    A celebration of Juneteenth for babies and toddlers!

    Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Board Book from Mudpuppy is a wonderful introduction to Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the United States on June 19th commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Colorful illustrations show various ways people celebrate the anniversary of freedom for all!

    • Celebratory Message – This book introduces young children to this important commemorative holiday and opens the door to understanding that not everyone was or is free.
    • Bright and Bold Artwork – Bright and colorful illustrations on 26 pages will make this a happy and rewarding experience for toddlers to experience and understand inclusion.
    • Perfect Size - Small 7” x 7” board book is just the size for little hands.
    • Great Gift Idea – This board book makes a wonderful gift for birthdays and special occasions all year through.
  • Big Red Fire Truck

    Ken Winslow-Max

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    An interactive re-imagining of a 1990s classic!

    The bell rings in the fire house, there is a fire somewhere! Someone needs help. Open the doors and drive the big red fire truck across town. Put up the long ladder and aim the water hose at the flames to put them out. Jo Lodge has given new life to this classic picture book, by simplifying the story and introducing paper engineering. Toddlers will love to drive the fire truck through the city to save the day!

  • Together: A First Conversation About Love

    by Megan Madison

    $15.99

    A picture book edition of the board book about love, relationships, and families, offering adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Now in a hardcover picture book! Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.
     
    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like love, relationships, and families from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
     
    This fourth book in the series begins the conversation on love with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • Me and the Family Tree

    by Carole Weatherford

    $7.99

    Carole Boston Weatherford, a Caldecott Honor winner, creates a celebration of family roots in this uplifting tale about how one young girl sees her family history by looking into a mirror

    As a young girl reflects on her family, she notices how her own characteristics are similar to the people around her. She discovers these shared traits create incredible family connections, and they also give each person the opportunity to contribute to the family tree .  

    This heartfelt book celebrates the diversity of the people who love us and the joys of being connected to family!

    I’ve got my father’s mouth

    And my mother’s thick brown waves.

    I’ve got my uncle’s chin

    Though you can’t tell ‘til he shaves.

    I’ve got my brother’s ears

    And my sister’s big bright eyes.

    I’ve got my grandpa’s hands

  • Together: A First Conversation About Love by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, & Anne/Andy Passchier
    $8.99

    A beginner’s exploration of love, relationships, and families – the latest in the FIRST CONVERSATIONS board book series, which offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.

    Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.

    While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like love, relationships, and families from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.
     
    This fourth book in the series begins the conversation on love with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

  • Love Is All Around

    by Nikki Shannon Smith

    $8.99

    *Ships in 7-10 Business Days*

    This first book in the Brown Baby Parade series celebrates Black and brown babies and delivers a universal message of love, letting all babies know that they are cherished from head to toe.

    Love is in the bathroom when Daddy combs my hair.
    He picks out my Afro and clips in bows with care.
     
    Love is in the kitchen. We all sit down to eat—
    waffles, milk, and sausage, and yummy syrup sweet.
     
    A little girl observes the ways that love is shown and shared throughout her day. From Sister’s kisses when she wakes to eating breakfast with her family and playing with friends at school, love is all around.

    Nikki Shannon Smith's soothing, rhythmic text and Ronique Ellis's warm, welcoming illustrations pair beautifully to create heartwarming scenes of everyday life. It’s never too early to show little ones that they are valued and cherished, and this book does just that.

    Series Overview: The concept of Brown Baby Parade is based on the idea that a parade is a joyous celebration on display for all to see. In this series for young children, Black and brown babies are out and about enjoying life, giving and receiving love, learning, and growing. The characters will be seen in multiple settings and nurturing experiences, providing a source of comfort and joy. 

  • My Hair, My Crown: Board Book

    by Tonya Abari

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    My Hair, My Crown Board Book from Mudpuppy features sweet rhyming words and bold, colorful illustrations that highlight a beautiful and diverse range of Black hairstyles. A surprise mirror on the last page encourages children to celebrate their own beautiful hair!
  • A Little Book About Activism

    by Courtney Ahn

    $9.95
    A little book with a big goal! This book aims to give kids the building blocks to develop strong principles of care, empathy, and community. Because you’re never too young to make a difference!
  • Grandma's Tiny House

    by JaNay Brown-Wood

    $7.99

    “A fine addition to book collections about families, food, counting, and joyous gatherings." —The Horn Book

    This sweet, rhyming-counting board book introduces young readers to numbers one through fifteen as Grandma’s family and friends fill her tiny house on Brown Street. Neighbors, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandkids crowd into the house and pile it high with treats for a family feast.
     
    But when the walls begin to bulge and nobody has space enough to eat, one clever grandchild knows exactly what to do.

  • Skin Again

    by bell hooks

    $7.99
    *ships in 7-10 business days
    From legendary author and critic bell hooks and multi-Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a way to talk about race and identity that will appeal to parents of the youngest readers—in board book edition.

    The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide.

    Race matters, but what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free.

    This award-winning book celebrates all that makes us unique and different and offers a strong, timely and timeless message of loving yourself and others.

    Don’t miss these other books by bell hooks and Chris Raschka!
    Be Boy Buzz
    Happy to Be Nappy
    Grump Groan Growl
  • Ours

    by Ruth Forman

    $8.99

    From the bestselling author of Curls, Glow, and Bloom comes a board book that joyfully celebrates skin tone self-love with a mirror for little ones.

    I love mine (mine)
    she loves hers (hers)
    he loves his (his)
    I love theirs

    Show young readers how to see themselves and others with confidence and love with this beautiful rhyming board book toddlers and parents alike will love.

  • Curls

    by Ruth Forman

    $8.99
    A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls.

    Me
    Morning


    Mirror Smile

    Shine big
    hair love


    This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.
  • A is for Activist

    by Innosanto Nagara

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    “Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street

    A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. 

    The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

  • The Story of Juneteenth

    by Dorena Williamson

    $7.99

    *ships in 7-10 business days

    Introduce little learners to the Juneteenth holiday with this 250-word board book about its origins and traditions.

    What are the origins of America’s newest national holiday? With simple, age-appropriate language and colorful illustrations, this little board book introduces children to the events of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform the people of Texas that all enslaved people were declared free and the Civil War had ended. The book also connects those events to today’s celebrations. Thoroughly researched and historically accurate, The Story of Juneteenth distills a pivotal moment in U.S. history and creates an opportunity for further conversation between parent or caregiver and child.

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