Friday, November 16, 2012

When I'm Not Reading YA: Baby Book Edition

Last spring I wrote a post just like this one except it was all about baby preparation books. Now that my little one has arrived, we have been enjoying reading baby books.  Here are some of the books we have been reading lately.

The World of Eric Carle: Around the Farm by Mark Rader; Illus. by Eric Carle
We love reading this one together, because of the fun sounds. What is even better is before the sounds play, the recording pronounces the name of the animal.  I love Eric Carle's illustrations and highly recommend this read.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We have a toy caterpillar that he loves to play with, so reading this book was a no-brainer. It's a classic and the board book is simply fantastic.  I remember reading it when I was younger.

Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants by J.D. Lester
This book is so cute and the illustrations are adorable as well.  I love that each line rhymes which produces a great rhythm as a read-aloud.  It's a fun whimsical book that I think we will enjoy for some time.

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
The concept behind this book is heartwarming. No matter what gruesome monster or animal the child can think of, mom will always love him. 

Guess Who, Mickey! by Reader's Digest
This board book is incredible, because not only does it have flaps that hide the characters, but it also is pop-up at the end.  We are hard-core Mickey fans in this house, so this one is an insta-favorite.

Baby, I Love You by Karma Wilson
This book is super cute and I love the rhythm, rhyme and repetition. It's a fun one to read aloud, because it ends up sounding like a song.

Shopping by Rosemary Wells
Baby Max and Ruby go food shopping in this book and I love to read this one aloud. The foil in the pictures and illustrations are extremely eye-catching. What is even more hilarious is the food they put in the cart are actual pictures of real food; for example, organic yogurt. It cracks me up!

We have plenty of other books (ha- are you surprised?) but these books are the ones that we are currently enjoying.  In a few weeks, I'm sure this will change and I'll share some of the other books we are reading.  

For now, tell me which baby books are your favorites? Are there any that I must have? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar!!!! That was definitely one of my favorites when I was younger. Couldn't get enough of it along with all the Dr. Seuss books:)

  2. Love love love it and Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants is HUGE in our house. I met the author when I was pregnant and she is SO SO SO cool and sweet. :)

    1. That's so awesome that you met the author! Thanks for visiting, Juju!

  3. So cute! I love that baby D has his own little library already! Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants is my fave! ;)

    1. He is getting quite the collection of books. Thanks for stopping by, Leanna!

  4. the Llama, Llama series is great. so glad you are sharing books with your sweet boy!

    1. I'll have to check that out, LeeAnn. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. These books sound like a lot of fun and super cute! I love to read children books to my nieces, but they are always in Dutch. Sorry, can't give you any recommendations.


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