Usborne Books and Kane Miller Ultimate Gift Guide 100 Best Books - Spring 2021 Edition

Usborne Books and Kane Miller Ultimate Gift Guide 100 Best Books - Spring 2021 Edition

April 10, 2021
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Brittany the Book Lady

A complete list of the top 100 best Kane Miller and Usborne Books to buy as gifts for the special kids in your life.

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1. Emma Yarlett's Nibbles the Book Monster

In this book, we will meet Nibbles, a monster whose favorite past-time happens to be munching on books! In this first book of the series, Nibbles chomps his way through some of our favorite fairy tales.

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2. All Better! Reusable Sticker Book

In this reusable sticker book, children will delight in bandaging up their animal friends. They learn to clean it, kiss it, and put a bandage on it to make those owies feel all better.

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3. Usborne Baby's Very First Mix & Match Jobs

This board book features movable tabs for young children to make different characters while exploring a variety of jobs.

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4. Usborne Baby's Very First Black and White Library

This darling black and white board book set features 4 small board books that come in a small keepsake box. The books have high contrast images that are great for developing eyes.

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5. The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears

At bedtime, Jamie and his dad work together to tell a bedtime story which quickly turns into a twisted, silly fairy tale that will leave children roaring in laughter. This book is especially a great one for dads and their children to share together before bedtime.

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6. On the Construction Site - Shine-a-Light flashlight book

This shine a light book features opportunities for children to explore a construction site. There are hidden images on every page that are revealed when the child holds it up to a light source.

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7. Usborne touchy-feely sounds Don't Tickle the Dinosaur!

This unique board book features textures for young children to explore and dinosaur sounds to enjoy! Children will be entertained by all of the sensory fun in this interactive book.

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8. Emma Yarlett's Dragon Post

Alex discovers a dragon and tries to keep as a "pet," which becomes quite challenging. In this book, Alex receives 5 silly letters from various people to give him some insight on how to take care of his new dragon friend.

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9. Little Helpers Laundry Day Sort & Play!

In this board book, children will delight in helping out on laundry day! They will match, sort, hang, and put away clothing all while developing fine motor skills with the felt clothing pieces that come with this book. Store all of the pieces in a washing machine "envelope" embedded at the front of the book.

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10. Never Show a T.Rex a Book

In this picture book, children will celebrate the incredible transformative power of books and reading. Who knew that reading a T. Rex a book could set off such an amazing chain reaction?

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11. Monster Hide-and-Seek

In this fold-out hide and seek board book, children will find colorful monsters while practicing counting!

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12. The Human Body - Shine-a-Light flashlight book

Children will explore the body systems in this popular shine-a-light book. There is a hidden image on each spread that is revealed when children shine a flashlight behind the page or hold it up to a light source. What interactive fun!

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13. Another Book About Bears

In this laugh out loud story, we learn that the bears are sick and tired of constantly getting interrupted from their slumber in order to be featured in so many story books. The bears go on strike! You'll have to read to find out what happens in this hilarious tale.

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14. Where Happiness Lives

In this gem of a story, 3 mice discover what true happiness means and how to appreciate what we have. Children will enjoy lifting flaps and peeking through the windows in this picture book as they take in this important lesson.

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15. Emma Yarlett's Nibbles the Dinosaur Guide

Our favorite book monster Nibbles eats his way through a dinosaur guide! Children will enjoy the interactive features in this book including flaps, folds, and die cut windows. They will also learn dinosaur facts along the way!

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16. On the Farm Shine-a-Light flashlight book

In this shine a light book, children will learn all about the exciting happenings on the farm including caring for farm animals, harvesting, and more! There is a hidden image on each spread that is revealed when your child holds the page up to a light source. What a fun way to learn!

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17. Usborne touchy-feely books That's Not My Puppy

In this popular touchy-feely board book, young children will explore textures and delight in the simple, colorful images with dark black outlines on a journey to finding "their" puppy.

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18. Usborne All About Feelings

In this book, children explore a wide variety of emotions in order to better understand the normal feelings that they experience in their day to day lives. They learn how to name feelings, and imagine how they would feel in different situations. This is a great book to be used for discussion.

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19. Usborne Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls from Around the World

This anthology of tales features stories with brave and brilliant girls from all over the globe. This is a great book to teach that girls can be strong, courageous, heroic, and adventurous just the same as their male counterparts.

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20. Usborne 1,000 Things in Nature

This nature picture dictionary will give children of a variety of ages the opportunity to explore and talk about different habitats, animals, and plant life in the world around us.

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21. Muddle and Match: Fairy Tales

This board book features 3 tabs that children can manipulate to create a variety of mixed up fairy tale characters. Children will also enjoy the silly alliteration in the new muddled fairy tales that they create.

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22. Mind Your Manners

In this rhyming story, children learn some common manners that we should all be practicing in order to make the world a better place.

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23. Usborne touchy-feely books That's Not My Unicorn

In the 50th book in our That's Not My series, babies and toddlers will enjoy exploring textures and learning new adjectives on their way to finding "their" unicorn.

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24. Dinosaurs - Shine-a-Light flashlight book

Children explore the world of the dinosaurs in this popular shine a light title. They will meet both small and large, familiar and unfamiliar dinosaurs alike. There is a hidden image on each spread that will be revealed when children hold the page up to a light source.

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25. Emma Yarlett's Beast Feast

"Beast" has plans to eat "Dinner," a small boy, and eagerly writes all of his beastly friends to the feast. In this unlikely tale of friendship, we will learn all about Dinner's plan to escape being eaten.

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26. Usborne Lift-the-Flap First Questions and Answers What are feelings?

Children enjoy having all of their questions about feelings answered in this book that features a fun lift the flap format. Children learn how to name their feelings and learn why they experience certain feelings.

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27. Usborne Look inside Your Body

In this lift the flap book from our look inside series, children will explore our body systems by peeking under flaps and seeing right inside organs and all of the fascinating things that are inside our bodies.

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28. Everyone Poops

We know that everyone poops, and children are fascinated by this topic. This book shares all that kids want to know about poop.

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29. Time to Brush

In this interactive reusable sticker book, young children will identify 5 toothbrush stickers to match up with five friends before helping them brush their teeth to make them clean, clean, clean.

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30. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Very First Questions and Answers What's a Potty For?

This is a great book to pair with your child's potty training journey! They learn about potties, why we use them, and how to pee and poop on the potty.

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31. Different

In this book, children will learn that everyone is different and that's okay! We can celebrate our differences.

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32. 1, 2, 3, Do the Dinosaur

In this rhyming book, kids will enjoy moving their bodies to the beat of the story as they "do the dinosaur" dance. This is a great book to read before bedtime to get the wiggles out.

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33. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Very First Questions and Answers What are Germs?

Children will explore the all-important topic of germs and hygiene in this interactive lift-the-flap book. They will learn how germs spread and why hand washing is so important to keep ourselves healthy.

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34. At the Hospital Shine-a-Light flashlight book

Children are fascinated by hospitals. This book will allow them to explore what happens at the hospital by holding a page up to a light source and seeing what's revealed in the hidden images on each spread.

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35. Usborne Bugs Matching Games

In this book and game set, children will learn about different bugs and can play 2 different games to help them work on their matching skills, memory, visual discrimination, vocabulary, and communication.

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36. Lightning Girl Book 1

In the first book of this series, 10-year old Aurora discovers that she has special superpowers! Follow her on her adventures fighting villains while navigating life at home and at school.

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37. Secrets of the Seashore Shine-a-Light flashlight book

The tide pools on the seashore are fascinating and children will enjoy revealing hidden images from this unique book by holding pages up to a light source. Children will learn about a variety of interesting creatures that inhabit this ecosystem.

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38. Usborne Listen & Read Story Books Cinderella

Children will enjoy the classic Cinderella tale in this unique board book where they can press a sensor pad button on each 2-page spread to hear the story read aloud.

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39. I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

In this rhyming tale, children will enjoy moving to the rhythm of our little dinosaur's story about his muddy day. Don't worry, he gets a great wash at the end!

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40. Usborne Under the Sea Magic Painting

In this unique Under the Sea themed magic painting book, children will dip the provided paint brush in water, brush it over the black and white images on the page, and marvel at the magic colors that will appear within the patterns.

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41. Dr. Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

This nonfiction space guide takes us on a tour around the solar system. Children will love the full color images and all of the facts that they will learn on this fascinating topic.

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42. Usborne touchy-feely sounds Don't Tickle the Hippo!

Children will explore textures and sounds in this interactive sensory board book in this popular "Don't Touch the.." series.

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43. Usborne All About Friends

Friendships are an important part of our lives. In this book, children will learn how to make friends, how to be a good friend to others, and much more!

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44. Usborne touchy-feely books That's not my Koala...

In this board book, young children will love exploring the interesting textures and spotting a little mouse on each 2-page spread on their journey to finding "their" koala.

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45. On the Space Station Shine-a-Light flashlight book

Space is such an interesting topic for kids to learn about and this interactive shine a light book gives children the opportunity explore all of the happenings on the space station in a day in the life of a group of astronauts. Children can reveal hidden images on each 2-page spread by holding the page up to a light source.

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46. Good as New Reusable Sticker Book

In this reusable cast sticker books, 5 animal friends get hurt and need your child's help in matching the cast stickers to the animals to help make them as good as new.

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47. Usborne Fingertrail ABC Big Letters

In this unique and interactive board book, children will practice tracing the grooves to make the big letters in our alphabet and practice the letter sounds along the way!

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48. Yoga Animals in the Forest

Children meet several forest animals and learn a variety of easy yoga poses to help them to calm the mind and think clearly as they move throughout their day. This book is great for incorporating "brain breaks" for home learning, in the classroom, or in counselors' offices.

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49. Usborne In the Jungle - Book & Puzzle - 100 pcs

This 100-piece sturdy jungle jigsaw puzzle comes with a coordinating picture puzzle book. It will make a great addition to your home puzzle collection.

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50. The Biggest Story

Follow along as Errol takes a journey in his imagination to make up his own story, full of adventure and fun. This book may just inspire the special child in your life to make up some fun stories of their own.

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51. Usborne Dinosaur Matching Games

In this book and game set, children will learn about different dinosaurs and can play 2 different games to help them work on their matching skills, memory, visual discrimination, vocabulary, and communication.

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52. Muddle and Match: Jobs

This board book features 3 tabs that children can manipulate to create a variety of mixed up characters doing different jobs. Children will also enjoy the silly alliteration in the new muddled stories that they create.

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53. Usborne Fingertrail abc

In this unique and interactive board book, children will practice tracing the grooves to make the lowercase letters in our alphabet and practice the letter sounds along the way!

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54. Usborne touchy-feely books That's Not My Bunny...

In this sturdy board book, young children will enjoy exploring textures on each 2-page spread and the predictable storyline as they journey along to find "their" bunny.

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55. At the Garage Shine-a-Light flashlight book

In this interactive shine a light book, children have an opportunity to learn about a mechanic's job as they repair and restore vehicles of all kinds. Children can hold a page up to a light source to reveal a hidden image on each 2 page spread.

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56. Usborne Picture Books The Easter Story

Children will learn about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in this beautiful depiction of the Easter Story from the Christian tradition.

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57. Best Behavior

Children learn how to practice manners and be kind to their friends and those around him in this sweet rhyming tale.

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58. Alfie and Bet's ABC A pop-up alphabet book

In this unique alphabet pop-up book, children will explore their ABCs, letter sounds, and also have exposure to both capital and lowercase letters as they read the story on their journey through the alphabet.

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59. Little Bear Needs Glasses Reusable Sticker Book

In this popular reusable sticker book, little bear discovers that he needs glasses. He tries on his friends' reusable sticker glasses and realizes that he still can't see very well. Your child will enjoy helping him find the glasses that are "just right" for him!

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60. The Usborne Big Book of Big Dinosaurs

This book features large, sturdy fold out flaps to help dinosaur lovers explore some of the biggest creatures that every roamed the earth on the land, in the sea, and in the air.

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61. Amazing Women

This reference book catalogs over 100 amazing women from around the world and their incredible achievements. This book is sure to also inspire young girls and boys to set big goals and follow their hearts and dreams to make a difference in our world, too.

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62. Usborne Human Body - Book & Puzzle 100 pcs

This 100-piece sturdy body jigsaw puzzle comes with a coordinating picture puzzle book. It will make a great addition to your home puzzle collection.

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63. Usborne touchy-feely books That's Not My Chick...

Young children go on a journey to find "their" chick. On the way, they will explore interesting textures and spot a little mouse on each 2 page spread. This one is great for spring!

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64. The Usborne Book of Bible Stories with CD

This anthology features a selection of old and New Testament bible stories for young children to enjoy. A read along CD is included for children to listen to as they read along in the book to help them build confidence on their journey to becoming independent readers.

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65. Usborne Lift-the-Flap ABC

This lift the flap format book gives young children an engaging way to learn about their letters and letter sounds, and developing their vocabulary while talking about the things that they spot along the way.

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66. Fair Shares

This picture book teaches children that what's fair is not always equal in a fun and beautifully illustrated tale of Bear and Rabbit's quest to reach some juicy pears.

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67. Usborne Illustrated Bible Stories

This Bible Stories anthology features illustrated stories from both the old and new testaments of the Bible, retold for young readers to easily understand. This would make a great keepsake to commemorate special occasions in your special child's life.

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68. Usborne Pull-back Busy Train Book

The Busy Train Book is like a book and a toy! Children will delight in pulling back the toy train and letting it cruise along 4 different embedded tracks in this interactive book from our Busy Book series.

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69. Usborne Listen & Read Story Books - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Children will enjoy the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears tale in this unique board book where they can press a sensor pad button on each 2-page spread to hear the story read aloud.

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70. Vlad the World's Worst Vampire Book 1

In this first book of the series, Vlad finds himself bored at home at Misery Manor and decides that the best place to make friends and have some fun is to go to school. Join him on his adventure trying to fit in at a human school.

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71. Usborne Baby's Very First Fire Truck Book

This book has thick and sturdy cardboard wheels that really move! Children will enjoy following Panda and his firefighting crew as they move through a day on the job!

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72. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Very First Questions and Answers What is Poop?

What child doesn't want to know more about poop? This interactive lift the flap book will help them to discover the answers to all of their questions about this topic.

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73. Billie B. Brown, The Bully Buster

In this early chapter book in the Billie B Brown series, our friend Billie faces a bully in school. Check out the rest of the books in this series to see how Billie manages her friendships and navigates various social situations and real world circumstances.

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74. Can I Join Your Club?

This picture book teaches children that it's okay to be different and we should be accepting of others, despite our differences. A great story of friendship that highlights and celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.

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75. Usborne ART ideas Drawing Animals

In this step-by-step drawing guide, children learn how to draw and paint a variety of creatures.

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76. Usborne Little Board Books Noah's Ark

In this little board book, children enjoy the Noah's Ark story retold from the Bible in a way that is easy for young children to understand.

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77. Usborne Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls

In this anthology of stories, children are introduced to high traditional, yet less known fairy tales in which strong female heroines embark on amazing adventures and perform clever deeds.

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78. Usborne Wipe-Clean First Math

In this reusable wipe-clean book, children can practice simple addition and subtraction problems to build a strong foundation in their mathematics. Children can practice problems again and again to build repetition.

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79. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding

In this unique and interactive lift the flap book, children discover the inner workings of computers and provides a gentle introduction to coding concepts and how computers "think" with the help of the humans who interact with them.

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80. An Usborne Flap Book See Inside Germs

This book incorporates the use of interactive flaps to present facts to children about germs in a way that is fun to learn. Children will learn about different types of germs and  how they spread. This is a super relevant book for kids during our current times amidst a global covid-19 pandemic.

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81. Kisses, Cuddles, and Good Night! Reusable Sticker Book

This is another book in our popular reusable sticker book series! In Kisses, Cuddles, and Good Night!, your child will match up five animal friends with the perfect stuffed animal to cuddle with at bedtime. This is a great book to incorporate into your child's bedtime routine.

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82. Usborne Lift-the-Flap First Questions and Answers: How Can I Be Kind?

This interactive lift the flap book teaches young children the importance of being kind, not only to ourselves and others, but also to nature and our planet as a whole. This is a great book for sparking dialogue with children about how to practice being kind.

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83. Robot Hide-and-Seek

In this fold-out hide and seek board book, children will find colorful robots while working on their color recognition!

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84. Muddle and Match: Superheroes

This board book features 3 tabs that children can manipulate to create a variety of mixed up superheroes. Children will also enjoy the silly alliteration in the new muddled stories that they create.

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85. Usborne Farmyard Tales Poppy and Sam and the Bunny Finger Puppet Book

Poppy and Sam find a bunny on Apple tree farm and follow him around on his adventure. Spot a little yellow duck on each page for some added fun, as well! This bunny finger puppet book is sure to delight your special child and spark their imagination.

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86. Usborne Little Lift and Look Woods

Young children will enjoy exploring the woods with little squirrel by lifting flaps and peeking through windows to spot lots of interesting things amidst the trees and plants in the woods.

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87. Usborne My Very First Body Book

This body reference book is sure to spark interest in all of the body systems as young children discover how their bodies work.

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88. Usborne Wipe-Clean Dinosaur Activities

This reusable dinosaur themed wipe-clean book has many activities for children to do again and again. They will enjoy completing fun mazes, dot-to-dots, tracing, and more, all while learning and practicing their pen-control and developing their fine motor skills.

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89. Usborne touchy-feely books That's Not My Lamb...

This touchy-feely board book has simple illustrations and interesting textures for young children to explore while learning adjectives along the way as they hunt for "their" lamb that can be found at the end of the book.

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90. Hooray, It's Garbage Day!

Garbage day is an exciting day for many children! With fun rhythm and rhyme, children will be entertained with a fun story about garbage day and will be captivated by all of the sounds and activities from this special day of the week.

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91. A Billie B. Mystery Spooky House - Book 1

Billie, Jack, and their friends put their heads together to solve mysteries around the neighborhood and at school in the first book of this chapter book series. If you like what you see, be sure to check out the other books in this fun series, as well!

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92. Comparisons Big and Small

This book of comparisons is written and illustrated in a way that's easy for young children to understand. They will enjoy looking at the visual comparisons related to weight, size, speed, and more in this fun book.

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93. Usborne Farmyard Tales Poppy and Sam and the Lamb Finger Puppet Book

Poppy and Sam find a lamb on Apple tree farm and follow him around on his adventure. Spot a little yellow duck on each page for some added fun, as well! This lamb finger puppet book is sure to delight your special child and spark their imagination.

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94. Usborne Pull-back Busy Car Book

The Busy  Car Book is like a book and a toy! Children will delight in pulling back the toy car and letting it cruise along 4 different embedded tracks in this interactive book from our Busy Book series.

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95. Usborne Lift-the-Flap First Questions and Answers: How do flowers grow?

In this early lift the flap book, children will be introduced to early concepts related to plants, flowers, and how they spread and grow. Flaps make learning so fun and interactive!

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96. Flippy Floppy Lift-the-flap fun! Ocean Animals

Children are introduced to a variety of ocean animals in this board book by lifting the overlapping flaps to reveal the hidden animals underneath!

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97. You Choose

This picture book gives children a chance to use their imaginations in order to make choices along the way. The format of this story provides opportunities for children to develop their vocabulary and language skills as they share about their choices. Their choices can change every time they read the book!

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98. Usborne Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Many children are drawn to comics and graphic novels. This activity book gives children an opportunity to create their own comics, with loads of tips and instructions to guide them along the way!

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99. Usborne Farmyard Tales Poppy and Sam's Little Wipe-Clean Activities

This little Poppy and Sam themed wipe-clean activity book can be used again and again. Children will enjoy practicing their pen control by completing mazes, dot-to-dots, spotting the differences, tracing, and more!

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100. Usborne Wipe-Clean Under the Sea Activities

This reusable under the sea themed wipe-clean book has many activities for children to do again and again. They will enjoy completing fun mazes, dot-to-dots, tracing, and more, all while learning and practicing their pen-control and developing their fine motor skills.

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Brittany the Book Lady

Growing up I was first introduced to Usborne Books and More at a young age when my mom had purchased books for our family. Since then, I've fallen in love with the books and the company's mission to promote literacy throughout the country.​

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