Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baby's First Library

I believe there is just something so soothing and connecting about reading. It can transport you to another place and time or it can educate you on other cultures and ways of living. You can get lost for a few days or a few hours. For this reason I wrote this post.

In no particular order these are some books I suggest should be part of a new baby’s library.

I had many of these as I started my daughter’s library before she was born. I’m an avid reader so I couldn’t even imagine not having books as part of my child’s life, let alone her own treasure of books.

Today many children have Tablets and other gadgets that they use as learning tools and entertainment but I feel that an early start for the love of an actual book never hurts.

Here are my suggestions:
-Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
-Hush, Little Baby by Brian Pinkney
-Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
-In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
-Baby Dance (Harper Growing Tree) by Ann Taylor
-Are you My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
-Peek-a-boo! By Roberta Grobel
-Time to get Dressed! By Elivia Savadier
-Wheels on the Bus by Raffi
-Curious George books by Margret Rey & H.A. Rey
-Disney Classics series by Golden Books
-Dr. Suess
-Classic Winnie the Pooh books by A.A. Milne & Ernest H. Shepard
-Disney Baby Einstein 12 book Library series by Editors of Publications International Ltd.
-Golden Books variety of The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, Goldie Locks etc…

Your selection can vary and will. The additions will be loads of fun once your child can pick for themselves and read on their own. My daughter’s library today ranges from some of her childhood classics to Harry Potter to Hemingway and Dickens.

Reading is fundamental and fun!!!! Start early and enjoy. Build bonds and precious memories.


  1. What a great list. This will come in handy one day. Thanks.

    1. Jenn, thanks for visit and comment :) Also thank you for your great shares in the kitchen!!!

  2. Yes, I agree and some of my best memories are of sitting in bed with my sons reading books which I truly miss....

    1. Antionette! yes those nights you cuddle up to read and they have those big eyes open just soaking in the story...priceless :)

  3. Good NIght Moon was a favorite of both my kids, so was "Guess How Much I Love You"! Great list!

    1. Angela, thanks for visit :) I don't recall reading "guess how much I love you" but I am sure if I pick it up today my 18 year old daughter will still love for me to read it to her lol :)

  4. Great list, Mari! I love Good night moon and Are you my mother. We are into books at my house :)!

  5. Love the list of book ideas! I think reading is so important for our little ones :-) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Christina, glad you liked thanks for visit :)


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