Okay you guys, let’s get real. I have a lot of baby on the brain. And I promise NOT to talk about baby all the time here, but when I’m so excited about books AND I’m so excited about baby, it’s bound to happen every once in awhile!
I’ve started thinking about what books we’ll be reading to baby during all those feedings the first months, and then later when they are old enough to want a bedtime story! I’ve already got a list going of course because I live for lists. I’m definitely interested to know what you read to your kiddos from in utero onward! And/or what books you think babies and kids would love to read.
As for me, this is what I’ve got so far:
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Straight outta the womb:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. I mean OBVIOUSLY.
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. My husband always reminds me how much he adores this book, so obviously this one is in.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. So many feels reading this as a child and as an adult. It’s a lot for me to think about whilst pregnant without sobbing uncontrollably.
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Clearly, this book is rad. Beyond that, there is a bookstore in Minneapolis called Wild Rumpus that will blow their little mind one day so that makes it extra cool.
And a little later:
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowry. This was MY BOOK back in the day. Strong emotional attachment for me, which means I want to share with the little one.
Corduroy by Don Freeman. I remember reading this book endlessly and watching a movie (I think?) about it. He just wants a button, you guys!
Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. This book is another classic that will grow with them, and one that we will happily read again and again!
Batman: The Brave and The Bold (Book Block Series). Yeah, we may have bought this already. Like, immediately. What can we say? We’re NERDS. And they’re awesome.
Ones I won’t be able to resist:
Percy Jackson. I know it’s a little old for an infant but YOU GUYS I love Percy Jackson so much and I think it could be kinda fun to read these books out loud while nursing. So there.
Chronicles of Narnia. Same as Percy Jackson but in this case my husband is already familiar and adores the books (don’t worry, he’ll love Percy one day when he reads him) so this is a bit more special for us as a family.
What do you think? What would you add to this list? What were some of your fave books as a tot? Let me know!