ManaReads :: Baby / Toddler

The glorious reading journey starts here. Soft books, board books, bath books, interactive books, even indestructible books! Perfect for chewing, browsing, and sharing for children 0-3 years!

Black & White Nighty-Night

This unique concept book combines the ever-popular bedtime nursery rhyme with contemporary high-contrast illustrations, specifically designed with babies in mind. The youngest readers and their families will delight in the gentle story of an owl saying goodnight to barnyard friends as they snuggle into bed. Bold, black-and-white illustrations will capture babies' interest, as the soothing rhymes lull them to sleep.… read more »

But Not the Hippopotamus

Serious silliness for all ages from the inimitable Sandra Boynton. A lively, rhyming jaunt about friendship and belonging, brimming with empathy. Starring hogs, frogs, pigs, mice, and of course, YES the hippopotamus. But not the armadillo...… read more »

Counting Kisses: A Kiss and Read Book

With buoyant cartoons rendered in a bouquet of vibrant pastel tones, this book is as irresistible as a baby's smile. At first, the baby in the story is anything but smiling; that's why her family tries to woo her into sleep with a countdown of kisses. Mommy starts things rolling with "ten little kisses on teeny tiny toes," and "nine laughing kisses on busy, wriggly feet." A joy to read together.… read more »

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo is twenty-five years old — and still as popular as ever! Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the contents of each package.… read more »

Fire Truck

Matt loves fire trucks, and one morning when he wakes up, he IS a fire truck--right down to his hoses, hooks, and ladders! His wheels and sirens couldn't be handier for performing many important duties around the house, especially rescuing teetering teddy bears or precariously placed pets. And a gatefold spread of Matt's fully loaded rig will have happy young viewers counting from one to ten--over and over again--in this fun-filled ode to the classic red fire truck by Caldecott Honor-winning Pet… read more »

Goodnight Moon

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children's literature, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.… read more »

Growing Vegetable Soup

Together, a father and child share the joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow. And once their harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and corn is ready, they'll cook it up into the best soup ever! Lois Ehlert's bright, graphic art and simple text make this vibrant board book a perfect read-aloud for budding gardeners and their families.… read more »

Hippos Go Berserk!

"One hippo, all alone, calls two hippos on the phone." The hippos meet up with their friends and enjoy an evening out at a party where chaos, fun, and wild times erupt, in a colorful counting book featuring a humorous rhyming text and enhanced by lively illustrations. The classic Boynton counting story is now in a sturdy, board book version, perfect for travel time, bedtime, or PARTY TIME!… read more »

Hooray For Fish!

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes a tale that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!… read more »

I See, You See: Day

Visit moments of baby's day from sun up to sun down, like a stroll in the park, bath time, and more! Children and their grownups alike will enjoy spotting the three hidden objects on each page of baby's day. High-contrast, cut-paper illustrations are perfect for babies' developing eyes in this engaging seek-and-find.… read more »

Letters Are For Learning

In this fantastic concept book, perfect for building early literacy skills and a fun addition to a child’s first library, the alphabet is introduced through bright and clever illustrations of animals and actions. From an anteater adding ants on an abacus to a chef-capped crab cooking chicken, these alliterative animals are sure to prove just how very voweluable learning the alphabet can be!… read more »

Look, Look!

Look, look! Children run, fish swim, stars shine . . . all for baby's eyes to see. This sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies. A few words in curving red type on each spread describe the scenes -- a car races, a cat stretches, flowers bloom-- and extend the book's age appeal so that it will be fascinating to older babies, too. Striking and stylish, Look Look! is the ideal first board bo… read more »

Moo, Baa, La La La!

Farmyard fun from Sandra Boynton in this favorite title. Great for laps and sharing, perfect for children of all ages. This raucous story about the sounds animals make -- including three pigs who say la la la! - is just right for reading aloud.… read more »

Orange, Triangle, Fox

Colors, shapes, critters... three concepts in one make learning fun! Watch colorful native forest animals including red square owl and yellow star frog take shape, teaching basic concepts simultaneously. Rich, sweet watercolor illustrations are a delight for sharing over and over again. Part of the RoyGBaby series. * Recipient of a Publisher's Weekly STARRED REVIEW (2014):  "In this triple threat (at least as far as concept books go), Cincinnati-based author/artist Jones makes a strong debu… read more »

Pat the Bunny

The original classic touch and feel book that has been entertaining babies for over 60 years.… read more »

Peek-a WHO?

Colorful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what's peeking through the die-cut windows in these two fun board books. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and th bright, engaging illustrations will keep youngsters guessing and giggling all the way to the suprise endings.… read more »


From Byron Barton's best-selling series of transportation books. Children explore the many ways we use airplanes, from seaplanes to crop dusters to planes that write messages in the sky. This very simple picture book about transportation will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers.… read more »

Ready For Weather

What's the weather like today? Will you need rain boots, a hat, or gloves? Through rainbow color-coordinated pages, young readers will learn to be prepared for all kinds of weather in this newest addition to Sarah Jones's charming ROYGBaby board book series.… read more »

Sleepy Bee

Sleepy Bee greets her day with a yawn - so much to do! From sunrise to sunset, she visits fields of strawberries, broccoli, apples, and more, gathering nectar and pollen for her brood. A gentle, rhyming read-aloud with beautiful, full-color, cut paper illustrations connecting flower to food, showing how so much of what we eat is made possible by these amazing, hard-working (sometimes sleepy) friends.… read more »

The Napping House

There is a house,a napping house,where everyone is sleeping... A picture-book favorite returns as an oversize board book just right for lap reading. The misty blue artwork that chronicles the "dreaming child," "snoring granny" and a number of additional snoozers seems to bleed off the pages with their rounded corners, until that "wakeful flea" disrupts the sleepers and the sunny colors signal the end of naptime.… read more »

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A hungry caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. One of the best-selling children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been delighting young readers for over thirty years.… read more »

Time For Bed

Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It’s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers—sleep tight!… read more »

Toast to Counting

There are lots of ways to make a friend. What better way than by making toast? First in the Toast to Baby™ series from an award-winning pair of artists. Bright, colorful images of kilnformed glass that look good enough to eat introduce sequencing, counting, and creativity in an innovative and whimsical way. Breakfast was never so beautiful—or fun!… read more »