What’s On My Bookshelf: Sarah
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This is one of a few book cases in my recently completely nursery which will be occupied in less than a month by my first child, a baby girl we’re naming Mia!
I’ve been building my children’s book collection for years and these shelves are the result of those efforts. Often when I’m out visiting bookstores I ask my customers for recommendations so many of these books are a reminder of some very special people and places in my life!
I imagine that I’ll be spending many hours in this little reading nook introducing Mia to many of my favorite characters, faraway lands, and exciting adventures.
Over the last few months I have been showered with gifts from colleagues, customers, and friends and I am so excited to share some of my favorites with you today. I also have lots of friends who are having babies these days, so I am always on the hunt for good baby shower gifts. For those of you in a similar boat, these are all great recommendations from some of the best booksellers in the business!
HAPPY by Mies Van Hout
I fell in love with this new, simple, and gorgeously illustrated picture book that explores emotions – from bored to delighted, from nervous to brave – through the expressions of a group of brightly colored fish.
LITTLE MASTER SHAKESPEARE Romeo & Juliet by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Alison Oliver
This is part of a series of board books called BabyLit. In addition to Shakespeare, with this stylish and hip series I can introduce Mia to classic writers Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Bronte, and Jane Austen.
SHEILA RAE, THE BRAVE by Kevin Henkes
I am a big Kevin Henkes fans so I was thrilled to receive a hardcover copy of this backlist book about a very brave little girl and her very brave little sister. This would be a great gift for a first time mom or for the big sister of a new baby.
OH NO, GEORGE! by Chris Haughton
This picture book is for all of those dog lovers out there! George has every intention of being a good dog while his owner is gone, but he just can’t help himself…. This will be so much fun to read to Mia with our dog Maddie close by!
PANTONE Colors by Pantone
This very cool, artsy board book introduces little ones to the concept of different color tones.
BEAR OF MY HEART by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Margie Moore
A sweet and endearing story about the love of a mother bear for her cub, this book would make a great baby shower, Mother’s Day, or Valentine’s Day gift.
Do you love giving books for baby shower gifts? We’d love to know what you recommend for expecting moms and their new little ones!