Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Bounty of Books with Babies

In my library bag this week were several titles featuring one of my favorite topics, Babies, Cute and Cuddly Babies!

The first title was this adorable board book, American Babies.  Each page shows a close up image of a baby or young child.  The children featured represent a wide range of cultures.  This would be a great book to share with babies and young toddlers as they love to look at pictures of other babies and young children.  This book was put together by The Global Fund for Children and part of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to help their cause.  Check out their website for more details.

The second title about babies was Baby Shower.  This is the story of Zoe who really wants a pet.  She dreams about it raining animals the night before her Aunt Ellen's baby shower.  The cute storyline ends with Zoe getting a baby puppy and Aunt Ellen having twin babies.  I loved the baby pink end papers of this book.  This would be a great book to read aloud and to share with children who are expecting a baby brother or sister.

The last title about babies was Brand New Baby Blues.  This is a humorous look at getting a new baby brother.  This young girl has the blues because she has just received a brand new baby brother.  She is not happy about sharing her parent's attention.  By the end of the story, she realizes that she is still important to her parents and that her brother is actually pretty cute.  Authored by Newbery Honor author, Kathi Applet I expect to find this good read on some award lists this year.

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