cover image Global Baby Boys

Global Baby Boys

Maya Ajmera. Charlesbridge, $6.95 (16p) ISBN 978-1-58089-440-1

Following 2013’s Global Baby Girls, this board book pairs photographs of very young boys from more than a dozen countries with a concise, direct message. “Around the world, baby boys are kind, curious, smart, and fun,” writes Ajmera, founder of the nonprofit Global Fund for Children. “Baby boys can grow up to do anything!” The photographs are labeled with the nations the boys hail from—a Belgian child examines the moss and leaves covering a fallen tree, while a boy from Vietnam embraces a dog that’s as tall as he is—but it’s a sense of commonality, not difference, that shines through on every page. Up to age 3. (Sept.)