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Baby Harbour Library - 2019 February List

Updated: Mar 10, 2019

Each month we will provide a list of books which are great for you and your little ones to read (together).

If you know any good books out there to share with other parents, please email us on or message through Instagram.

Check out these wonderful books for your toddler.

The KISSING HAND by Audrey Penn, Illustrated by Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

With beautiful illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old.

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children.


With their eyes set on a grand prize of the biggest piece of cheese they’ve ever seen, the Five Nice Mice set out to work on building an unbeatable racecar. But before they can cross the finish line, they must elude a dog, heavy human feet, and a big, bouncing red ball. Do they have what it takes to win the competition? This uplifting tale of team spirit and achievement enchants and engages with vibrant, detailed illustrations.

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Full of delightful comedy and high drama, this tale of a brave family's joyous romp through sweeping landscapes is sure to win new fans.


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