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List: Board Books about Concepts

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"TouchThinkLearn: 123 is another large-trim, gifty book with the recognizably innovative production. This book is at once a counting book and a guessing game. Each page has a number, counting up from one, of circular die-cuts that conceal a simply designed animal underneath. One dot turns into a glow-worm, three dots turns into a duck, and ten dots a dinosaur!"--


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Find Colors

A colors book with no colors? Instead, die-cuts to peek through and find them yourself. This introduction to colors integrates the reader's surroundings into carefully considered die-cut silhouettes, providing children the space to visually experiment. Readers will gaze around the room through a rooster-shaped hole in search of something red, through a sun-shaped hole for something yellow, through squiggly worms for something pink. Designed for the youngest readers, this sturdy board book features 12 die-cuts made to flip and carry on a color-seeking mission. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.


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A photo of Black Bird Yellow Sun

Black Bird Yellow Sun

As a solitary black bird wings its way through the day, little ones are treated to a magnificent flight from one vibrant color to another.

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Flamingo : a Playful Book of Counting!

Discover a world of flamingos in this playful book of numbers! With bright artwork, lots of finger-holes, and a fun rhyming story, learning is brought to life!

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Turnabout Shapes

In this fun die-cut book you can see how a watermelon changes into a bird's beak. Or how a tulip becomes a mermaid's tail. It's fun to watch each shape change by turning the pages. Keep your eyes open, and don't miss the fun!

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My Favorite Color

I can only pick one? Aaron Becker, a Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator, explores a child's journey beyond the colors of the rainbow in this luminous follow-up to You Are Light.

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A photo of Shapes


Uses print and braille to teach young readers about shapes.

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Counting on Community

Counting up from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens--and always counting on each other--children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy eco-friendly activities, and the agency they posses to make change. A broad and inspiring vision of diversity is told through stories in words and pictures. And of course, there is a duck to find on every page!


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ABCs of Kindness

Starting with A and ending with Z, this beautifully illustrated book will show young readers the many ways they can make the world a kinder place.

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My First Numbers

Get your little one started on the right track. This Peter Pauper primer will introduce your baby or toddler to important first concepts.

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With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself.

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Let your baby discover colors and shapes with touch and feel textures that they can stroke, tickle, and touch. Baby Touch and Feel: Colors is the perfect book to encourage tiny fingers to explore and to help develop fine motor skills while building an early learning foundation with clearly labeled pictures. With padded covers, simple images, and an amazing range of novelty textures, Baby Touch and Feel books capture the attention of the very youngest children and create an experience they'll want to repeat again and again.


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Teaches the numbers from one to one hundred by showing how a certain number of objects can become something else, from one acorn growing into an oak tree to one hundred puzzle pieces becoming one large puzzle.

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Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, two new TouchThinkLearn books offer youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. See the image, trace its shape, say its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Contemplate a circle by touching the raised surface of an owl hooting at night on one side, and the form of a moon rising on the other. Featuring a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.


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