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Pajama Press publishes relevant, enduring children’s books that uplift readers—and never talk down to them.

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Imagination & Play

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Animals Move

From the Big, Little Concepts series, a multilayered concept book that highlights baby animal names and dynamic movements in perfect-for-preschoolers rhyme

By Jane Whittingham

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Ballewiena

The award-winning creator of the Giraffe and Bird books introduces Dotty the dancing dachshund to celebrate the gifts of those who struggle to "sit" and "stay"

By Rebecca Bender

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Dinos Driving

In a smart and silly picture book enriched with preschool-friendly facts and activities, Lynn Leitch and the acclaimed Scot Ritchie propose the perfect modes of transport for 8 charismatic dinosaurs. 

By Lynn Leitch & Scot Ritchie

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Friends

Friends, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Happy, is back at last to celebrate how friends play, fight, and reconcile all over again!

By Mies van Hout

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If Only...

Bestselling author-illustrator Mies van Hout employs vivid creatures in a jewel-tone natural setting to explore the longing we all feel at times to be like somebody else.

By Mies van Hout

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Percy's Perfect Friend

From the award-winning team of author Lana Button and illustrator Peggy Collins, a heartfelt story about learning to socialize through the power of play, and the magic of a plush cat to unite new friends

By Lana Button & Peggy Collins

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Rainy Days

The creators of the critically-acclaimed Windy Days, Sunny Days and Snow Days return with a new Toddler Tough padded hardcover celebrating rainy weather in their signature collage art and whimsical rhyme

By Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato

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Snow Days

Sparkling rhyme and unique collage illustrations celebrate all the activities snow makes possible for preschoolers and all the emotions it inspires

By Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato

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Teaching Mrs. Muddle

Fall in love at first blunder with a wisely foolish kindergarten teacher who makes the first day of school an experience to remember

By Colleen Nelson & Alice Carter

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The Great Expedition

From the author-illustrator of A Quiet Girl, Peter Carnavas showcases the daring adventures of young explorers as they traverse the wild country in their own backyard.

By Peter Carnavas

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The Imaginary Alphabet

Discover Sylvie Daigneault’s fantastical alphabet art world, a game of discovery, and more.

By Sylvie Daigneault

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The Only Lonely Fairy

From the creators of Percy’s Perfect Friend. Melodramatic Leah goes through all the highs and lows of schoolyard rejection, a joyful new friendship, and empathetic generosity toward other lonely souls. 

By Lana Button & Peggy Collins

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The Stowaways

Unlike the other Weedle mice, The Stowaways love to go on adventures - even when it means getting close to humans! But when Rory and his Gran plan to rescue Grampa Stowaway, whom everyone else thinks is dead, the adventure may be far more dangerous than he has bargained for.

By Meghan Marentette & Dean Griffiths

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The Sun Never Hurries

The Sun Never Hurries is a tender story that invites readers to reflect on the passage of time and the importance of slowing down and appreciating every moment. By embracing the calm rhythm of her Papa Jo, Charlie’s day is transformed from ordinary to joyful.

By Roxane Turcotte & Lucie Crovatto

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Waiting for Sophie

Waiting for a new baby is hard, and waiting for her to grow up into a playmate is even harder. Luckily Liam's Nana is just downstairs and always ready to help. When the two of them build a Get-Older-Faster Machine, Liam is surprised to find it's not Sophie who does the most growing up.

By Sarah Ellis & Carmen Mok

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Wash On!

Young fans of not-so-obedient heroines like Olivia and Eloise will fall for the mischievous Petronilla who spreads chaos and color around the world

By Michèle Marineau & Manon Gauthier

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While You Sleep

In a collage-filled world in which a child’s beloved toy rabbits come to life to hang the stars and polish the sun, Jennifer Maruno and Miki Sato create a rhyming bedtime tale that is full of depth and rich colour.

By Jennifer Maruno & Miki Sato

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Woodrow at Sea

A fanciful adventure told in a wordless graphic picture book for the very young, in which friendship is the best reward

By Wallace Edwards & Wallace Edwards

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