Wednesday, February 06, 2008

New Baby Books

Last week my sister-in-law had a baby boy! He is such a cutie. Alan and Sammy are driving to Michigan tomorrow so they can be there for the bris. Let's hope this snow lets up, so the drive won't be too bad. Sadly, I'm not going to the bris because we didn't want Jacob and Faith to miss two days of school. (Seventh grade is proving to be quite a challenge.)

I did get to pick out a baby gift for the new baby today. What did I buy? Books, of course! I love getting babies started with their own library. It's never too early to read to your child. In fact, here is Faith, when she was just 5 months old, already showing her love of books:

Here are the board books I bought:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle
All three Ferber kids loved this book, and it was the first book they "read" on their own.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
A classic for every nursery. My kids loved to find the mouse on each page.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
It has it all: counting, nature, junk food, and holes for little fingers!

Boynton's Greatest Hits Volume I by Sandra Boynton, including: Blue Hat Green Hat, Doggies, A to Z, and Moo Baa La La La!
There is nothing better than the sound of babies and toddlers cracking up from Sandra Boynton books.

And here are the picture books:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
No matter how many times I read this book, I still love it.
Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
My kids loved the pull-tab version of this book, and they were mucho disappointed when I showed them this book without any moving parts. Hopefully the new baby won't mind.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Seriously hilarious! This book wasn't around when my kids were little, so today when they came home from school, I sat them down and read it to them. (Peraps a mom reading a picture book to her 6th and 7th grade kids is a little weird?)

The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood
I remember reading this book to my kids with the wild hope that they would actually all three take a nap at the same time.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
Everyone loves a good dinosaur book, and this one is my favorite. If you've ever had a kid fight bedtime, you need to read this book.

Fun! I hope my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and new cutie nephew enjoy these books for years to come.


Adrienne said...

Thanks for your complete list of new baby books. I have filed it in my comuter so I can select good gifts when the occasion arrises.
(You always have been my special gift)
Love, Mom

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