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Stocking the Library

Remember this?

When I was little I loved to read, I think mostly it was because my mom would always read to us when we were little. So with that in mind I’ve started picking out some books for the nursery library.

Normally I don’t buy books – because then what’s the point of my free library card? However, most kids like to hear the same stories over and over so I figure they’re worth the investment. I’ve found a lot of good deals in’s used book section where you can buy hardback books for a penny (!!) but shipping is $3-4 (so I’ll probably stick to our local bookstores). So here are some of the picks:

For newborn baby:

Look, Look!
by Peter Linenthal

Baby Animals Black and White
by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

For older babies/toddlers:

Love You Forever
by Robert N. Munsch

Are You My Mother?
by P.D. Eastman

Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

Catch Me and Kiss Me and Say It Again
by Clyde Watson

Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Judith Viorst

The Children’s Illustrated Bible
by Selina Hastings

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams

by Don Freeman

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
by Shel Silverstein

I also love this book which was originally published in the 1900’s,
it teaches manners thru poetry.
My mom read it to us and I still remember some of the poems:

The Goops and How to be Them:
A Manual of Manners for Polite Children Inculcating

Many Juvenile Virtues Both by Precept and Example

by Gelett Burgess

So that’s the short list, I’m sure it will grow as time goes on. Too bad baby won’t get to enjoy years of book recommendations from LeVar Burton.

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