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).

2023 Book List – Canada

Group 1 (Children born in 2023)

Pudgy Pat A Cake
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)
Who Says Quack?
Babies Love Animals (A Tummy Time Book)

Group 2 (Children born in 2022)

+ Anne’s Colours
Corduroy’s Shapes
+ Skinnamarink
+ Where’s Baby?
+ Counting with Barefoot Critters
Eric Carle’s Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Other Nursery Rhymes
+ Ready for Winter
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Summer
+ Blankie
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Richard Scarry’s First 100 Words
Where is Your Nose?

Group 3 (Children born in 2021)

I Am a Rainbow
+ Wild Babies
+ A Bedtime Yarn
Green Tractor
+ Too Much Not Enough
+ What Does Little Crocodile Say?
+ Sam Sorts
+ Snow Falls
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Breakfast
K is for Kindness
+ One Elephant Went Out to Play
+ Crocodile Hungry

Group 4 (Children born in 2020)

+ A Story for Small Bear
+ The Secret Fawn
+ You’re in Good Paws
+ King Mouse
+ My Lala
My Dog Laughs
+ No No Baby
Just Try One Bite
+ Counting on Snow
+ We Adopted a Baby Chick
+ Carson Crosses Canada
+ How We Say I Love You

Group 5 (Children born in 2019)

+ The Darkest Dark
+ Teddy Bear of the Year
+ Albert’s Quiet Quest
+ Encounter
+ On the Trapline
+ The Aquanaut
+ Great Too
Coat of Many Colors
+ Bear Wants to Sing
+ The Care and Keeping of Grandmas
+ Scaredy Squirrel Visits the Doctor
+ My Best Friend

Group 6 (Children born in 2018)

+ When the Moon Comes
+ Count On Me
+ Fairy Science
+ The Not-So-Great Outdoors
+ Red Sky at Night
+ Mr. Mole Moves In
+ This is Ruby
The Tree in Me
I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared
+ In the Clouds
On This Airplane

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