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).

2022 Book List – Canada

Group 1 (Children born in 2022)

Sassy: Bedtime for Baby
The Pudgy Pat-a-cake Book
The Pudgy Peek-a-boo Book
Look at the Animals
+ Checkers & Dot at the Zoo
+ Same Same
Baby! Talk!
* Can You Guess? Animal Sounds with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
+ Anne’s Numbers
+ Sometimes We Think You are a Monkey
* Sleep Tight, Polar Bear (Little Loves)

Group 2 (Children born in 2021)

Good Morning, Farm Friends
+ Anne’s Colours
Corduroy’s Shapes
+ Skinnamarink
+ Where’s Baby?
Tad and Dad
Home Builders
Clap Your Hands
+ Counting with Barefoot Critters
* Eric Carle’s Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Other Nursery Rhymes
Ready for Winter
+ A Northern Alphabet

Group 3 (Children born in 2020)

I Am a Rainbow
+ Wild Babies
+ A Bedtime Yarn
* Green Tractor
* Dandelion Magic
+ Too Much, Not Enough
What Does Little Crocodile Say?
There’s a Hole in the Log in the Bottom of the Lake
Little Excavator
+ Sam Sorts
+ Snow Falls
* The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Breakfast

Group 4 (Children born in 2019)

+ Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems
+ A Story for Small Bear
+ Hedge Hog!
Carson Crosses Canada
* Raindrops to Rainbow
+ The Secret Fawn
The Three Little Pigs
Read to Tiger
* Richard Scarry’s Busy Busy People
Goodnight Numbers
+ You’re in Good Paws
+ King Mouse

Group 5 (Children born in 2018)

+ The Darkest Dark
+ Teddy Bear of the Year
+ Albert’s Quiet Quest
* Gwendolyn’s Pet Garden
* Alex’s Good Fortune
+ Encounter
+ Natsumi’s Song of Summer
+ On the Trapline
+ The Aquanaut
+ Great Too
Bunny’s Book Club
Coat of Many Colors

Group 6 (Children born in 2017)

+ Count On Me
+ Fairy Science
+ The Not-So-Great Outdoors
* Drop
+ Red Sky at Night
+ Mr. Mole Moves In
This is Ruby
+ The Golden Glow
* Hugo & the Impossible Thing
+ 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