Fun Books for Families

This topical guide will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Note that some videos may be viewed online, and journal titles will take you to the publisher’s homepage.


Look Inside Your Body
Louie Stowell
EDC, 2012
This book offers an introduction to the various parts of the human body and how they work together.
Call#: PZ 7 .St79 2012

Press Here
Hervé Tullet
Chronicle Books, 2011
This interactive book instructs the reader on how to interact with the illustrations to create imaginative images
Call#: PZ 7 .T824 2011

The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book
Krissy Bonning-Gould
Rockridge Press, 2019
This book provides simple-to-set-up activities that are designed to make the most of being outdoors, no matter what the season or weather.
Call#: LC 1038 .B6439 2019

Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book: 200+ Fun Activities for Early Learning
Angela Thayer
Rockridge Press, 2018
These fun, educational activities helps to establish key learning skills at each developmental milestone. More than 200 activities are divided by learning category and include materials lists, activity times, prep times, and messiness ratings
Call#: HQ 774.5 .T335 2018

The Rainy Day Toddler Activity Book: 100+ Fun Early Learning Activities for Inside Play
Krissy Bonning-Gould
Rockridge Press, 2019
This book provides more than 100 toddler activities designed to inspire learning and make sure that grey skies never put a damper on having fun.
Call#: HQ 774.5 .B6439 2019

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
Alice Schertle
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck. Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this board book.
Call#: PZ 8.3 .Sch289 2018

That’s Not My Mermaid … Her Hair Is Too Fluffy
Fiona Watt
Usborne, 2019
This book, full of bright pictures and patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.
Call#: BB 7 .W3401m 2019
Also available in Spanish

Hello Feet!
Connie Hunt
Positive Foundations, 2018
Learn about your feet. The Hello books feature text with rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to help engage little ears and minds.
Call#: BB 7.1 .H911 2018

5 Big and Busy Trucks
Scholastic, 2020
Zoom into this busy book, full of things that go! Join the fun by feeling the bumpy vehicles and counting down from five as they disappear, one by one.
Call#: BB 7.1 .B2411 2020

Jump Around: A Little Book of Movement
Annabel Blackledge
Kane Miller, 2019
An interactive book of movement with shaped and layered pages, specially developed to encourage independent page turning and allow easy handling.
Call#: BB 7.1 .B565 2019

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