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Pairing beloved books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we've set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy with this curated starter list. Giving the gift of a Modern First Library has also never been easier with our exclusive subscription options!

 

Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes Book and CD: Bilingual Spanish-English Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061116667
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Published: HarperFestival - March 28th, 2006

The Jolly Postman Cover Image
By Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316126441
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Published: LB Kids - September 1st, 2001

Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Blanca Gomez (By (artist))
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316230377
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Published: LB Kids - September 2nd, 2014

Rain! (Board Book) Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544880375
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice Cover Image
By Kristen Balouch, Kristen Balouch (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442408081
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - June 14th, 2011

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I Like Myself! (board book) Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544641013
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Madeline Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780670014071
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2012

Goodnight Moon Board Book Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780694003617
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Published: HarperFestival - January 23rd, 2007

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Dear Zoo & Friends) Cover Image
By Rod Campbell, Rod Campbell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781416947370
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Little Simon - May 8th, 2007

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Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544357693
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399226908
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Published: World of Eric Carle - March 23rd, 1994

From Head to Toe Board Book Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780694013012
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Published: HarperFestival - March 27th, 1999

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The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
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Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

Freight Train Board Book Cover Image
By Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780688149000
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 20th, 1996

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Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Jamberry Board Book Cover Image
By Bruce Degen, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780694006519
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Published: HarperFestival - January 6th, 1995

The Gruffalo Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142403877
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Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 2006

Olivia (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689874727
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2004

My Friends Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780811847865
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 21st, 2005

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My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 2016

Leila in Saffron Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425644
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 18th, 2019

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I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524739584
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 5th, 2017

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Harold and the Purple Crayon Board Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062086525
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Published: HarperFestival - September 29th, 2015

The Snowy Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670654000
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

The Story of Ferdinand Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670674244
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416949114
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Published: Little Simon - September 18th, 2007

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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

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We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061906220
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Published: HarperCollins - March 2nd, 2010

One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452138558
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

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Niño Wrestles the World Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436046
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 4th, 2013

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Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060245863
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Published: HarperCollins - October 6th, 2015

We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator), Michael Rosen
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689815812
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Published: Little Simon - October 1st, 1997

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Bee-Bim Bop! Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547076713
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - November 10th, 2008

Hey Black Child Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316360296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - December 17th, 2019

The Little Engine That Could: An Abridged Edition Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448457147
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - March 15th, 2012

Thunder Cake Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698115811
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Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 1997

Sing Cover Image
By Joe Raposo, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781627795029
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 1st, 2016

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¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

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And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481446952
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

Counting with -Contando Con Fr Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781495126567
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Published: Lil' Libros - January 2nd, 2018

All the World (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481431217
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Published: Little Simon - August 18th, 2015

Little Blue Truck board book Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358451228
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

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Where the Wild Things Are Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780060254926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2012

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Little Owl's Night Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780670015795
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2013

The House in the Night board book Cover Image
By Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547577692
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

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Layla's Happiness Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 19th, 2019

They Say Blue Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419740961
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - April 7th, 2020

Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780803717596
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Published: Dial Books - September 1st, 1995

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780786819881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2003

Owl Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399214578
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987