2012 Picks of the Year: Babies and Toddlers


Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World
By Ogburn, Jacqueline K.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ($16.99)

How lovely to welcome a new baby as families do in England, Australia, France, Finland, Russia, Poland, Uganda, Portugal, Arabic countries, China, Germany, India, Ethiopia, Slovakia, Chile and Argentina, as well as North America.  Who wouldn’t benefit from being someone’s “bubble of joy” or “ruby” or “little mischievous pea”?


I Love to Eat/J’aime Manger/Me Encanta Comer
By Graux, Amelie
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ($9.99)

I Love to Sleep/J’aime Dormir/Me Encanta Dormir
By Graux, Amelie
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ($9.99)

In English, French, and Spanish, these sturdy pages offer clean, clear touch and feel graphics showing the everyday objects and the babies and toddlers who will recognize them.


Pantone: Colors
By Pantone
ABRAMS ($9.95)

Pantone Colors, by Helen Dardik.  Pantone is the company that standardized dye color descriptions with a system of numbers.  This book supplies a single image for yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, and green, brown, and gray; and 20 shades of each color.  Yellow, for instance, is a lion – but there are also blocks of Pencil Yellow, Banana Yellow, School Bus Yellow, and so forth.

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