Children’s Books


One of K’s favorite things to do is to pick up a book, run to “Dada” or me, crawl up into our lap and snuggle with us as we open up her book and read to her. It’s the sweetest thing! With that said, we don’t spend much money on toys or play equipment, but rather on great children’s picture books that will hopefully last a lifetime. And I have to say that having a REAL picture book on hand is VERY different than an e-book uploaded onto a Kindle, iPad or tablet (not saying it doesn’t hurt to have a copy that way too!) but there’s something very SPECIAL about holding an actual book, having your child flip through its pages and actually interact with the illustrations (K loves to touch and smell the sensory books, lift the flaps and lick the pictures of foods of the pages). I am constantly adding to K’s collection and hoping to one day have every one of the books on my long list of “every-child-must-have list” of books. Please comment and share a favorite of yours or your child!


I Love You, Little One by Nancy Tafuri (my review)

Storybook: Page 1-23-4

Foodie Babies Wear Bibs

“Foodie Babies Wear Bibs,” by Sinclair Colman, Illustrations by Nathalie Dionis a great book, especially for little ones who love (or need to start loving) their food. With simple words and colorful illustrations, Colman does a fantastic job of describing tell-tale signs of a true foodie baby.

Storybook: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Back Cover


Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes” by Mem Fox, Illustrations by Helen Oxenbury (my review)


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