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!

Arlo Needs Glasses

Every child who wears glasses will know just how Arlo feels, and will feel better because of it. And every parent will want that child to know that glasses are cool and fun and enable us to do the things we want to do. Take Arlo: He’s a shaggy, free-spirited dog who loves to play catch, until one day he can’t. He can’t see the ball anymore. He needs glasses! In this inventive, interactive picture book, kids get to do just what Arlo does to solve his problem. They read an eye ch… read more »

Baby Unplugged: 3-Book Gift Set!

Winner of a Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year!  Unplug all the way, with 3 books in one fun set, all tied up in a bow.  Curl up with Blanket, romp in Yard, and roll and laugh with Pets, from pediatrician Dr. John Hutton.  From the wonderful new Baby Unplugged™ series, celebrating icons of childhood, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real … read more »

Baby Unplugged: Beach

Winner of a Mom's Choice Gold Medal and Creative Child Book of the Year! “So many different ways to reach, a sunny place to play—the beach!” A celebration of the sandy, salty, wet, and wonderful place we cherish. Sure to inspire the next generation of sandcastle architects, marine biologists, and singer-songwriters.  From the award-winning Baby Unplugged™ series from pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, dedicated to "old-school" childhood.… read more »

Baby Unplugged: Blanket

Winner of a Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year!  A celebration of blankets - their sublime, enduring comfort, their fuzz, even their smell - by blue manatee's own, Dr. John Hutton.  From the new Baby Unplugged™ series, celebrating icons of childhood, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real world - simple joys these icons provide. Technology can wait. … read more »

Baby Unplugged: Blocks

“Some love sticks, some love rocks - I love to play with blocks!” A celebration of blocks and their many forms: big, small, alphabet, colorful, plain. Whether stacking or sorting, pondering or playing, fun and invention abound! From the award-winning Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, celebrating childhood experiences and icons, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real world—… read more »

Baby Unplugged: Book

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year! “Sunshine helps grow a flower. Books bloom with people power!” A celebration of books: turning pages, discovering letters, words, friends, places and imagination. Whether it’s adventure time, story time, or bedtime, sure to inspire togetherness and the next generation of readers and wordsmiths.  From the award-winning Baby Unplugged™ series from pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, dedi… read more »

Baby Unplugged: Pets

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year!  "Touch pets, feel pets, the best are real pets!"  A celebration of pets - real pets, not the virtual kind - and the fun and love they offer, by blue manatee's own, Dr. John Hutton.  From the new Baby Unplugged™ series, celebrating icons of childhood, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real wo… read more »

Baby Unplugged: Water

“Wet from clouds, wet from sink.   Wet to play, wet to drink....Wet is water, did you know?  Wet helps everything grow!”  A celebration of WATER and its life-sustaining magic: from puddles to pools, rivers to tubs, sure to inspire the next generation of swimmers, sailors, and biologists.  Perfect for April showers and beyond.  From the award-winning Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, celebrating childhood experiences and icons, rooted… read more »

Baby Unplugged: Wet

“Wet from clouds, wet from sink.   Wet to play, wet to drink.”  A celebration of WATER and its life-sustaining magic: from puddles to pools, rivers to tubs, sure to inspire the next generation of swimmers, sailors, and biologists. From the award-winning Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, celebrating childhood experiences and icons, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the… read more »

Baby Unplugged: Yard

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year!  A celebration of the backyard and the magic it reveals, by blue manatee's own, Dr. John Hutton.  From the new Baby Unplugged™ series, celebrating icons of childhood, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real world - simple joys these icons provide. Technology can wait. Unplug, tune in, and have fun!… read more »

Baby Unplugged™: Ball

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year!  “BIG ball. baby ball. Round ball. Maybe ball?” A celebration of the ball in its 3-dimensional glory—from acorns to planets to the kind you kick and throw. Whether pondering or playing, fun and adventure abound!  From the award-winning Baby Unplugged™ series from pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, dedicated to "old-school" childhood.… read more »

Baby Unplugged™: Box

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year!  “Birthday present. New shoes. Boxes! So fun to choose.” No matter the gift, it’s what kids want to play with. A celebration of the endless possibility they discover in this unplugged classic. Sure to inspire the next generation of architects, artists, scientists, and reduce-reuse-recyclers.  From the award-winning Baby Unplugged™ series from pediatrician Dr. John Hutton, de… read more »

Beautiful Oops!

A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Barney Saltzberg offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every… read more »

Bunnies Near and Far

Opposites.  Counting.  Bunnies! Three concepts in one make learning fun! From blue manatee's own Maestra of ManaTots: Sarah Jones! Farmer Bo wants to know where his bunnies are. Some are near, some are far, some walking some in a car, and all are as cute as can be! Little ones will learn counting and opposites in this fun tale of bunnies on the go. Perfect for sharing: read and count along to find out what they'll do next! A sibling to Orange, Triangle, Fox, which introduces colors, sh… 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 »

Cheer Up, Monster!

Monster is sad. I wonder what will cheer him up? Does he want a carrot? A box? His blanket? Or something even more special? Find out in this simple, fun story, told through real photographs of hand-felted objects. First in a fun new series from blue manatee's own Miss Kelli, perfect to cheer up little monsters and their grownups!… read more »

Counting Kisses: A Kiss and Read Book

With buoyant cartoons rendered in a bouquet of vibrant pastel tones, a book 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 on every darling part of her body. 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 - board

If you love fire trucks more than anything, this book is for you.  One day young Matt awoke - a red FIRE TRUCK himself! He was part of it, resembling his little red bed, but much larger, painted across two full pages. It had one driver, two ladders and everything else you might count, up to 10 big boots. He raced around on six wheels, with sirens blaring, rescued a cat and a teddy bear and put out a fire, all inthe living room. Then Matt smelled something special, parked in red ca… read more »

Goodnight Gorilla - board

Good night, Gorilla...Good night, Elephant...It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep.Or are they?Who's that short furry guy with the mischievous grin? Good night, Giraffe...Good night, Hyena...… read more »

Goodnight Moon - board

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 »

Hippos Go Berzerk!

How dull, to be one hippo all alone... until the one calls two other hippos on the phone. Soon three more hippos are at the door, bringing along another four. Before the night is through, a houseful of hippos (and one beast) has joined the one hippo for a boisterous bash. All through the hippo night, Hippos play with great delight. But at the hippo break of day, The hippos all must go away.  In clusters of nine, eight, seven, six, and so on, the hippos depart, finally leaving… 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 Am A Bunny - board

I am a bunny. My name is Nicholas. I live in a hollow tree. In the spring, Nicholas likes to sniff the flowers, and in the summer, watch the frogs in the pond. In the fall, he watches the animals getting ready for winter, and in winter, watches the snow falling from the sky. One of Golden's most beloved titles.… 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! From blue manatee's own Maestra of ManaTots: Sarah Jones! Inspire bedtime or story time, with this fun and educational concept book! 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.   * Recipient of a Publisher's Weekly STARRED REVIEW (2014):  "In this … 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 »

Peekaboo Kisses

Peekaboo! What's hiding behind those paws? Why, it's something woolly, something fluffy, something fuzzy, and something squeaky . . . a colorful menagerie of playful animals, each eager to be covered with kisses.With flaps to lift, a squeaker to press, and a peek-at-yourself mirror at the end, this touchable, smoochable new book from the popular creator of Animal Kisses and Baby Animal Kisses is loaded with fun, surprises, and, of course, plenty of kisses.… read more »

Planes

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 »

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!… read more »

Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug

"Tummy full, story read, Yawn, stretch, time for bed...Now one more kiss and one more hug, I drift to sleep, safe and snug."    A classic bedtime ritual experienced through a baby's eyes, conveying safe sleep practices in a gentle, rhythmic way.  A perfect gift for new families and expectant parents. Created for Charlie's Kids Foundation, whose mission is educating families about SIDS prevention.  100% of net proceeds benefit their organization.  … read more »

The Napping House - board

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 »

Time For Bed - board

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 (Toast to Baby)

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 »

Toast to Family (Toast to Baby series)

"Father Toast, Mother Toast. Sister Toast, Brother Toast." From the award-winning Toast to Baby series, a family reunion (including pets!) via vibrant images of kiln-formed glass that look good enough to eat. Young readers will love the bold, funny faces, learn about families, and maybe recognize a few characters. What better activity afterward than to try making some at home - delicious! Perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, baby showers, and all toasty occasions. Yummy!… read more »

Toast to Feelings (Toast to Baby series)

"Happy Toast, Sad Toast, Sweet Toast, Mad Toast..."  From the award-winning Toast to Baby™ series, vibrant images of kiln-formed glass that look good enough to eat convey feelings in an fun new way.  Young readers will love the bold, funny faces, relating to the delicious emotions they convey.  Yummy!… read more »

We're Going on A Bear Hunt (board book)

"We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one."Will you come too? For twenty years, readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favorite. Now fans of this classic story from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury can celebrate with this special edition anniversary board book featuring a padded voer with refreshed cover art and gold foil page edges.… read more »