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Imagination Library Blue Ribbon Selections Canada

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children around the world. Imagination Library books are specially selected age-appropriate, high-quality titles. These books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five. Each one is personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to the child’s home. This effort creates a gifting experience making books exciting and shows the child someone is thinking of them. Books featuring Canadian authors and illustrators are introduced into the program each year. Additionally, titles with themes and subjects that appeal to the Canadian readers are included.

The first book a child receives is “The Little Engine That Could™” (customized version). The month a child turns five years old, they will receive “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” (customized version).

2020 Book List – Canada

Group 1 (Children born in 2020)

Sassy: Bedtime for Baby
Where’s Ellie?
Baby! Talk!
My First Songs
Who Says Quack?
Look Look!
Look at the Animals
The Pudgy Peek-a-Boo Book
+ Checkers and Dot at the Zoo
+ Anne’s Numbers
+ Sometimes We Think You Are a Monkey
+ Same Same

Group 2 (Children born in 2019)

+ Anne’s Colours
When the Elephant Walks
* Counting with Barefoot Critters
*+ Where’s Baby?
+ Touch-and-Feel 123
* The Home Builders
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
*+ Skinnamarink
+ A Day with Nellie
Ready for Winter
+ A Northern Alphabet

Group 3 (Children born in 2018)

+ Wild Babies
+ A Bedtime Yarn
Following Papa’s Song
Peanut Butter & Cupcake
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me!
+ Too Much! Not Enough!
+ Nancy Knows
* Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse
Sleep Train
There’s a Hole in the Log at the Bottom of the Lake
+ Sam Sorts
Baking Day at Grandma’s

Group 4 (Children born in 2017)

Goodnight, Numbers
* Gobble Gobble Crash!
* I Wonder
+ Hannah’s Collections
+ Carson Crosses Canada
+ The Secret Life of Squirrels
+ Fox and Raccoon
*+ You’re in Good Paws
+ Hedgehog
*+ King Mouse
+ Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems
* Corduroy Takes a Bow
+ Counting on Snow

Group 5 (Children born in 2016)

Pup and Bear
+ Great
+ Petra
*+ Teddy Bear of the Year
*+ Albert’s Quiet Quest
+ The Darkest Dark
*+ Encounter
+ Little Blue Chair
+ Sonya’s Chickens
+ This is Sadie
* Llama Llama Loves to Read
Coat of Many Colors

Group 6 (Children born in 2015)

*+ Count On Me
*+ Fairy Science
* Spend it!
*+ The Not-So Great Outdoors
+ Colette’s Lost Pet
+ Mo’s Mustache
+ The Golden Glow
+ Red Sky at Night
+ When the Moon Comes
+ The Boy in Number Four
+ Ella May and the Wishing Stone

* Signifies a new book to the program
+ Signifies a title published by Penguin Random House Canada, Canadian Content or Canadian Author/Illustrator’s book

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