Saturday, July 12, 2008

Baby Books

So, my friend is having a baby and the baby is due in September. I generally buy books for all the babies that are born. I normally buy books that I owned when I was a baby and remember enjoying. The thing is that I am getting farther and farther away from that age, and I do not have any children of my own, so maybe there are great books out there that I am not even aware of? So, any recommendations out there? I have been thinking about authors like Robert Munsch and Beatrix Potter. There is also Dr. Seuss. Or great classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Goodnight Moon. Anyways, I will be ordering them in the next few days, so in the meantime, I look forward to hearing from people!


  1. Well, first I would advise board books, then baby can "read" the books her/himself and they will last longer. Yes to Goodnight Moon and The Hungry Caterpillar (the board book of this is especially nice). I'd say no to Seuss, Potter and Munsch, those are more suited to pre-schoolers.

    Other good ones would be anything else by Eric Carle, I like The Grouchy Ladybug. Also a great one for babies is Pat the Bunny which has been around since the 1940s, I think!

    The Runaway Bunny - M. Wise Brown
    The Carrot Seed - Robert Krauss

    That's it off the top of my head.

  2. One of my favorite favorite books and I think it would definitely be appropriate as a gift is Look At You: A Baby Body Book by Kathy Henderson. There is a board book edition, but there's a regular picture book edition as well.

    Little Scholastic has a great line out of baby books. Books that range from baby to age 3. One of my favorite of the bunch is a touch-and-feel "Petting Farm" book.

    You might find this post helpful.

  3. ok, i know you asked for baby books but I saw your next post about Porn for Women and wanted to let you know that they have a Porn for New Moms. It would be a great gift for your friend. :)

  4. I love buying books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers too!

    "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown is great for bedtime.

    You might want to check out these 2 books my son loved (and still does) as a baby: Farm Animals and Bright Baby books


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