“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” ~Anna Quindlen
Every nursery should have a shelf of the best picture books.
Isn’t this wall of books from Frugal With a Flourish amazing?
The next time you are invited to a baby shower-think about giving one, two or more of these treasures as your gift.
The next time you host a baby shower-think of having a Book Shower!
I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS!
Because I am a School Library Media Specialist-I KNOW PICTURE BOOKS!
And hey….you don’t have to wait for a shower to give a book to a child!
Sometimes the best reason to give a child a book is “Just because I want you to have one!!!”
Read on…I will share some of my recommendations for some of the best picture books as well as some links to great book lists.
One of my favorite little girls took me to lunch for my birthday last week! (Thanks Tulla)
I had a copy of this book (What Do You Do With A Tail Like This?) in my gift cupboard. So I took it to lunch to give to her.
Tulla: “But it’s not my birthday, so I don’t get a present!”
I gave it to her anyway….and when the wait for our lunch got kind of long-we had the best time reading together!
Cost: 99 cents
The book section is always my first stop in a thrift store!
I shop with an eye for CONDITION…and I am often rewarded with some great finds.
My daughter shopped my gift closet last week to add these 2 books to the other books she was giving as a shower gift.
The idea is to pick books that are a little unique.
You can never go wrong with classic Mother Goose or Nursery Rhymes!
Caps For Sale-Esphyr Slobodkina
This classic book, first published in 1938, still holds the attention of little one with it’s repetition and humor.
Harry The Dirty Dog-Gene Zion
The Story About Ping-Marjorie FlackPing is a little duck who lives on the Yangtze River. When he runs away to avoid a spanking, he finds many adventures and some danger. All is well by the end when Ping realizes that being home is best of all.
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know (New York Public Library)
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