Always with you, always with me by Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay

A young boy awakes on Monday morning, his mother already up and ready for the day. When he remembers the weekend is over and his mother has to work, he is crestfallen. With a repeated mantra, his mother tells him to look for traces of her during the day. Throughout the week, the mother and boy notice small things that remind them of each other. It’s a refreshing look at the work/life balance experienced by many modern families.

Book of Opposites by Oliver Jeffers

Inspired by the bestselling picture book, Here We Are, comes this beautifully illustrated companion title that helps introduce littles to opposites. The whole book is a delight, but the illustration depicting asleep and awake will surely give parents an appreciative giggle.

Opposites by Roald Dahl

Lift the flaps in this playful opposites book filled with brightly colored creatures like elephants and monkeys. Follow the big, green crocodile to learn words like empty and full, heavy and light.

Sato the Rabbit. by Yuki Ainoya

“Sato the Rabbit’s imagination transforms the details of ordinary life into fanciful adventures that embrace and enhance the natural world. (A 2022 Batchelder Honor Book)” (ALA Notable Children’s Book 2002) from