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).

2024 Book List – Canada

Group 1 (Children born in 2024)

Baby! Talk!
Same Same
Sometimes We Think You are a Monkey
Pudgy Pat A Cake
Sleep Tight, Polar Bear (Little Loves)
Checkers & Dot at the Zoo
Look at the Animals
Who Says Quack?
Anne’s Numbers
Look Look!
+Δ Upsy-Daisy-Baby

Group 2 (Children born in 2023)

Ready for Winter
Where’s Baby?
Anne’s Colours
A Day With Nellie
Counting with Barefoot Critters
+ “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth
Richard Scarry’s First 100 Words
Δ Canadian Animals in Colours
A Northern Alphabet
Llama Llama Red Pajama

Group 3 (Children born in 2022)

+ Snow Falls
+ Wild Babies
+ One Elephant Went Out to Play
+ Too Much Not Enough
+ What Does Little Crocodile Say?
+ A Bedtime Yarn
+ Sam Sorts
+ Crocodile Hungry
+Δ ABC of Canada
+*Δ In the Sky at Nighttime
+ Peanut Butter and Jelly
+*Δ It’s Time for Bed

Group 4 (Children born in 2021)

Counting on Snow
You’re in Good Paws
King Mouse
Carson Crosses Canada
 No No Baby
The Secret Fawn
* My Lala
+*Δ Benny the Bananasaurus Rex
+Δ Big Bear Hug
We Adopted a Baby Chick
+* Métis Like Me
Raindrops to Rainbow

Group 5 (Children born in 2020)

Great Too
Bear Wants to Sing
Scaredy Squirrel Visits the Doctor
My Best Friend
Darkest Dark
The Aquanaut
* On the Trapline
The Care and Keeping of Grandmas
+ I Am A Meadow Mermaid
+ Mama’s Sleeping Scarf
+ The Three Little Mittens
Coat of Many Colors

Group 6 (Children born in 2019)

When the Moon Comes
Fairy Science
The Not-So-Great Outdoors
In the Clouds
Mr. Mole Moves In
+ Dim Sum Palace
+* Freddie the Flyer
This is Ruby
Red Sky at Night
On This Airplane
Count On Me

+ Signifies a new book to the program
Signifies a title published by Penguin Random House Canada, Canadian Content or Canadian Author/Illustrator’s book
* Title written or illustrated by an Indigenous Creator
Δ Published by Penguin Random House Canada’s licensed partners: Kids Can Press, Owlkids, and Inhabit Media