Buttoning & Zipping and Locking & Unlocking Skill Boards
Six wooden characters help little ones build life skills in an engaging way. Three of the animal characters are wearing coats that need to be buttoned, zipped, or snapped, and the other three characters are holding doors that need to be unlocked, unlatched, or unbolted.
Baby Lit Storybook: Moby Dick
Come sail the ocean blue with Captain Ahab, Ishmael, Queequeg, and the rest of the crew. The search is on for the great white whale, and the captain won’t give up on this voyage until Moby Dick is found. With colorful artwork and quotes from the original text, Herman Melville’s nautical adventure is retold for children in a fun, new way that highlights friendship.
Baby Lit Storybook: Great Expectations
In Great Expectations, preschoolers follow Pip’s story, learning about the value of family and friends, fortune and loss, and love. With colorful artwork and quotes from the original text, Charles Dickens’s classic tale is retold for children ages 3-5.
Baby Lit Storybook: Little Women
In Little Women, preschoolers meet Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, and Marmee, following the March family as they grow and learn. With colorful artwork and quotes from the original text, Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale is retold for children ages 3-5.
Mind Shapes Developmental Toys
This set of three irresistible developmental toys—a soft ball, cube, and triangle—will take a newborn from birth to toddlerhood, and beyond. These vibrant shapes encourage babies to look, touch, and listen. Each easy-to-grasp shape has a noisemaker and a medley of research-correct graphics and textures.
This teether rattle is truly a must-have for newborns and teething babies. Its colorful loops are made from soft, pliable plastic, making it easy for a baby to grasp and hold. It can be refrigerated to make it additionally soothing for a teething baby.
Books and Ladders Classic Board Game
The Books & Ladders Classic Board Game is a bookish version of the classic Snakes & Ladders, which is often one of the first games introduced to children and appropriate for ages three and up. The game board features a booklover’s shelf, with ladders that take you up and bookmark ribbons (instead of snakes) that take you down.
Color Magic Bath Book and Bath Shapes
Black and white illustrations of bugs magically turn bright and colorful the minute this bath book touches water. We’ve paired the book with 20 soft, stickable foam shapes of insects that adhere to tub and tile when wet. A mesh storage bag with suction cups is included.
Under the Rain Umbrella
This cheerful children’s umbrella has a deep canopy that provides extra protection from wind and rain. The manual opening mechanism has safety protection to keep little fingers safe and the fiberglass frame is strong. Children love pointing out and naming “elephant,” “rabbit,” “giraffe,” “frog,” “cat,” “ladybug,” “butterfly,” etc.—a charming menagerie.
Madeline Tea Set
This deluxe Madeline Tea Set is decorated with scenes from the beloved book by Ludwig Bemelmans and includes a tray; teapot; four cups, saucers, plates, spoons, and napkins; and a tablecloth, packaged in a sweet little suitcase for tidy storage.
100 First Words for Little New Yorkers
New Yorkers have a vocabulary all their own: it’s not a pizza, it’s a pie. It’s not cream cheese, it’s a schmear. Things aren’t carried, they’re schlepped. This fun and inventive board book is a primer for little Gothamites who want to master all their hometown icons.
Baby's First Books
Four board books with padded covers are ideal for babies and toddlers. The set includes: First 100 Words, First 100 Animals, Numbers Colors Shapes, and First 100 Trucks. Each book is illustrated with engaging photos, not drawings.
Sophie la Girafe Baby Gift Bundle
Indulge a beloved newborn or baby with the iconic French teether toy Sophie la giraffe (spotted peeking out of many a Parisian pram) and four Sophie board books. Made in France out of 100% natural rubber, she has been the most popular teether in France for more than 55 years and is the original all-natural teether.
Baby Lit Little Poets
A set of four endearing board books introduce little ones to the beauty of the words and sound of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman, and will be appreciated by parents as well as children.
Baby Lit Shakespeare
Introduce Shakespeare to your favorite young one with these cheerful, colorful, and humorous board books, two favorites from the witty and whimsical Baby Lit series: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Fairies Primer and Romeo & Juliet: A Counting Primer.
Baby Lit Classics
This classics collection includes four of our favorites from the wildly popular Baby Lit series: Moby Dick, An Ocean Primer (nautical and weather words); The Odyssey, A Monster Primer (characters from the epic); Alice in Wonderland, A Colors Primer (colors); and Jungle Book, An Animals Primer (names of animals)
“I Am Born” Onesie
What better way for a baby to announce that he or she has arrived? “Chapter I. I Am Born”—the first line of Charles Dickens’s classic David Copperfield—is printed in black across the chest of this white 100% organic cotton baby onesie.
Young Booklover’s Holiday Advent Calendar
This non-religious version of the traditional Advent calendar was designed for The New York Public Library and features animals from children’s books through the years, by illustrators such as the d’Aulaires, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wanda Gag, Ruth Krauss, the Petershams, Dr. Seuss, and others.
Sunprinting is based on the cyanotype process, which has been used by artists since its development in the 19th century.
Something for Christmas
In Palmer Brown's beloved story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a very special person, nothing seems just right until the little mouse realizes that the best present of all is already at hand. Ages 3-8.
Baby Lit Collection
Introduce young ones (ages birth and up) to a world of literature with these cheerful, colorful, and humorous board books, bundled together in an I Love Books canvas tote. The ten books include four classics from the wildly popular Baby Lit series, two volumes from Baby Lit Shakespeare, and four from Baby Lit Little Poets.
Baby Lit Little Naturalists
Introduce young ones to four legendary naturalists with these cheerful, colorful, and humorous board books that tell the stories of Jane Goodall, Beatrix Potter, Rachel Carson, and Wangari Maathai. Each volume is brightly illustrated and accompanied by clever, simple text and are part of the wildly popular Baby Lit series.
Alphabet ABC Go Fish and Cardholders for Little Hands
Based on the classic game, this is a fun way for children to learn and practice the alphabet, both lower- and upper-case letters. And to make playing cards more fun and less frustrating for young players, we’ve included two card holders to help small hands hold the cards.
This STEM kit is an exciting two-part project for a young artist/scientist, age seven and older. Step-by-step instructions show how to construct a working kaleidoscope, which is then used to create an impressive outer space–themed light show. The instructions are illustrated, detailed, straightforward, and easy to follow.
Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse!
With clever features, like a trapdoor for Mole or a telescope platform for Owl, and the ideal placement, like high in a pine for Squirrel or inside a pear for Caterpillar, Henrietta Mouse’s houses are both practical and beautiful—in short, ingenious!