Board book treasures

Sundogs A to Z

Kay Elliott of Richfield came out with her first children’s book, Sundogs: Journey to the Great Windmill, in 2012, appealing to young readers with dogs of many vibrant colors (dedicated to all the canines she’s called her own). When Elliott learned she would become a grandmother for the first time, she decided to write a board book ($9.99) in the same vein to read with her soon-to-be granddaughter. Kids will love seeing the different breeds — all playfully illustrated by Kevin Cannon — jumping, playing, napping and more. For every book purchased, a paperback version will be donated to North Star Therapy Animals of Minneapolis. 

Corduroy’s Colors

Corduroy’s Numbers

If you’re a fan of Corduroy’s Day — a board-book classic — you’ll love these super-sturdy books ($5.99 each) that help your child practice counting and color spotting with one of the world’s most fuzzy and cuddly bears. Corduroy’s Seasons and Corduroy’s Shapes will be out in May, too. 

The Hueys

This quartet of comical stories — It Wasn’t Me, None the Number, The New Sweater and What’s the Opposite? ($6.99 each)— are now all available in 6-inch-square board-book formats from the illustrator of the bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit, and the author-illustrator of the classic, Stuck.


I’m Grumpy

I’m Sunny

Explore the nuances of emotions with your toddler with this new duo ($7.99 each) from the new My First Comics series from the brother-and-sister author-illustrator team of Jennifer and Matthew Holm, the creators of the Babymouse and Squish graphic-novel series for school-age kids.