Build a baby’s first library with these sweet reads
In search of baby shower gift ideas for the expectant mother in your life? Look no further than these adorable books, which you can give as a main gift or as an add-on to a larger gift. Not only are they fun to read for both mom and child before bedtime, they also serve as a wonderful start to any tot’s book collection.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Now available as an individual board book, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is a modern classic for all those little ones destined to become toddlers with an insatiable love of construction machines.
Jane Foster’s Animal Sounds, by Little Bee Books and Jane Foster
Jane Foster does amazing board books and this graphic and sophisticated book of Animal Sounds is another winner, inviting parents to hoot and meow their way through the book with baby.
Jane Foster’s Animal Sounds Courtesy of Amazon
Indestructibles: Things That Go! by Amy Pixton
This non-toxic, washable (!) series can take all the chewing and crushing a baby can dish out and the latest book, Indestrucibles: Things That Go! is filled with bright, detailed pages of not just cars and planes, but sailboats and hot air balloons to catch baby’s eye.
Indestructibles: Things That Go! Courtesy of Amazon
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals, by Mo Willems
Bestselling children’s book author Mo Willems has created the perfect baby shower book. Welcome is a funny and sweet guide to the world that blends humor for parents and bold graphics for baby, and nearly every page includes the refrain, “while we read this book together”.
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals Courtesy of Amazon
Hello, Garden Bugs, by Duopress Labs
A high-contrast black and white board book of smiling snails and fluttering butterflies, Hello, Garden Bugs is perfect for sharing with baby in those first months of development.
Hello, Garden Bugs Courtesy of Amazon
The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin
A new classic for baby shower gifting, The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a gorgeous picture book celebrating the unconditional love and dreams parents have for their child.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be Courtesy of Amazon
Letters to My Daughter / Letters to My Son, by Lea Redmond
_Letters to My Daughter / Letters to My Son are bound collections of envelopes with prompted letters to commemorate special moments or wishes for a child. A gift that parents and children will enjoy for years to come ($10 each, amazon.com).
Letters to my Daughter Courtesy of Amazon
Letters to my Son Courtesy of Amazon
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! (Baby Loves Science), by Ruth Spiro
This fun series has been a big hit since it launched with Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! last fall. Watch for new titles like Baby Loves Quantum Physics coming in September.
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering Courtesy of Amazon
Under the Silver Moon: Lullabies, Night Songs & Poems, by Pamela Dalton
Under the Silver Moon pairs lush illustrations with lullabies, songs and poems from around the world. A beautiful gift book for baby’s first library.
Under the Silver Moon Courtesy of Amazon
Mama Loves You So, by Terry Pierce
Celebrating the bond with a newborn child, Mama Loves You So uses soothing illustrations and text to compare a mother’s love to the magnificence of nature.
Mama Loves You So Courtesy of Amazon
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Modern Designs for Baby Nurseries by Liz and Roo
There is nothing more heartwarming and comforting than watching your child sleep safe and sound. From the moment you realize you’re expecting to the moment you bring your baby home, you yearn to provide your child with the best environment to create these precious moments of slumber, play, and learning. These moments start with designing the perfect crib and nursery that matches your style, enriches your design vision, and exceeds your quality expectations. These moments start with Liz and Roo.
Liz and Roo baby bedding sets add style and warmth to any nursery. Choose from bumperless bedding sets for girls and boys, or browse our selection of gender neutral baby bedding collections. Liz and Roo nursery bedding is available in sets and separates, so you can mix and match to create the perfect nursery theme.