We believe high-quality books are an integral part of early literacy education. Offering children a balance of fiction and nonfiction reading experiences can provide not only gorgeous illustrations and compelling text, but also an opportunity to learn!  With the holidays around the corner,  winter break offers a great opportunity to spend extra time with your kids reading amazing books. Whether you are shopping for a gift, or cozying up together for the holiday season, check out our Holiday Book Guide collection.

Board Books


Baby Cakes - Theo heras

The sibling duo from Hat On, Hat Off are back in another household adventure, exploring and playing in the kitchen. These little ones know baking is hard work and messy work, but it sure is fun. Put on an apron, gather ingredients, measure the flour―try to keep kitty off the counter! Wash sticky fingers, and let mommy put the cakes in the oven. Waiting is the hardest part, but time flies for these playmates whose patience is rewarded with more than just baby cakes.

additional board books

Black Bird Yellow Sun - Steve Light


Kiss by Kiss - Richard Van Camp


Picture Books (Fiction)


A big mooncake for litter star - grace lin

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon. Pat, pat, pat...Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble?

additional picture books

Best Friends in the Universe - Stephanie Watson


Horse Meets Dog - Elliot Kalan


Picture Books (Nonfiction)


The truth about hippos -
Maxwell Eaton II

Did you know that there are two types of hippo: the common hippo and the pygmy hippo (which is like a common hippo but smaller)? Did you know that all hippos live in Africa? Did you know that hippos can’t actually swim? Discover these facts and many more in this nonfiction picture-book series that injects humor and bright, vivid animals into popular subjects like bears and hippos.

additional picture books

Counting on Katherine - Helaine Becker


Water Land - Christy Hale


Check out these other great titles!

These books are a great addition to your home library.


Early Readers

Kick It, Mo! - David A. Adler

The Perfect Gift - Paula Yoo

You Should Meet Lin-Manual Miranda -
Laurie Calkhoven

Chapter Books

Meet Yasmin - Saadia Faruqi

A Case for Buffy - Ulf Nilsson

Mac Undercover - Mac Barnett

Middle Grade

Harbor Me - Jacqueline Woodson

Dragons in a Bag - Zetta Elliot

The First Rule of Punk - Celia C. Perez

Young Adult

Vincent and Theo - Deborah Heiligman

Booked - Kwame Alexander

Pride - Ibi Zoboi

Graphic Novel

The Cardboard Kingdom - Chad Sell

Crush - Svetlana Chmakova

The Witch Boy - Molly Knox Ostertag