Staff Poll: Baby books!

What are some of your go-to kids books to give as gifts? Do you go with classics, or tend to pick out new stuff?


“I tend to try to give them new stuff. It’s so common these days for people to ask for personalized books instead of cards for baby showers, and I know they already have family members who are going to pick out the classics like Goodnight Moon and Make Way for Ducklings. Some of my favorites to give are ‘Naked!’ by Michael Ian Black (what baby doesn’t like to be naked?!), ‘Sing’ by Joe Raposo (I love the message in this book), and ‘The Poky Little Puppy’ (which is NOT new, but for some reason I think the Little Golden Books are often over looked when it comes to gift giving!)”


“My first choice is the ‘Nutshell Library’ by Sendak. I love the fact that they are kid sized and the stories are adorable. After that, I like ‘Otis’ by Loren Long, ‘Not A Box’ by Portis, any of the ‘Pigeon’ books by Mo Willems, and ‘Dragons Love Tacos’ by Rubin.”


“My go to baby books are ‘Close Your Eyes’ by Kate Banks, ‘And if the Moon Could Talk’ by Kate Banks, ‘Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes’ by Mem Fox, and ‘In the Night Kitchen’ by Maurice Sendak

All have been kid tested in my own home, and those of friends and family!”


“The books I would go to are ‘The Real Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes’, ‘Corduroy’ by Don Freeman, ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ by P.D. Eastman, and I love how sweet ‘The Thank You Book’ is by Mo Willems!”



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