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).

2021 Book List – Canada

Group 1 (Children born in 2021)

Sassy: Bedtime for Baby
The Pudgy Pat-a-cake Book
Baby! Talk!
Look at the Animals
Who Says Quack?
The Pudgy Book of Mother Goose
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 2020)

Good Morning, Farm Friends
+ Anne’s Colours
Corduroy’s Shapes
+ Skinnamarink
+ Where’s Baby?
+ Touch-and-Feel 123
The Home Builders
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
Counting with Barefoot Critters
+ A Day with Nellie
Ready for Winter
+ A Northern Alphabet

Group 3 (Children born in 2019)

I Am a Rainbow
+ Wild Babies
+ A Bedtime Yarn
Just Like My Brother
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me!
+ Too Much! Not Enough!
+ Nancy Knows
Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse
Sleep Train
*+ Snow Falls
+ Sam Sorts
Llama Llama Gram & Grandpa

Group 4 (Children born in 2018)

Goodnight, Numbers
*+ A Story for Small Bear
+ Hannah’s Collections
+ Carson Crosses Canada
+ Hedgehog
+ You’re in Good Paws
+ Fox and Raccoon
*+ The Secret Fawn
+ King Mouse
+ Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems
* Three Little Pigs
+ Counting on Snow

Group 5 (Children born in 2017)

+ This is Sadie
+ Great
+ Albert’s Quiet Quest
+ Encounter
+ Sonya’s Chickens
+ The Darkest Dark
+ Teddy Bear of the Year
*+ Natsumi’s Song of Summer
*+ The Aquanaut
*+ On the Trap Line
Llama Llama Loves to Read
Coat of Many Colors

Group 6 (Children born in 2016)

+ Count On Me
+ Fairy Science Spend it!
+ The Not-So Great Outdoors
+ Red Sky at Night
*+ Mr. Mole Moves In
+ Colette’s Lost Pet
+ Mo’s Mustache
+ The Golden Glow
*+ Bobby Orr and the Hand-Me-Down Skates
+ When the Moon Comes

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