Are you looking for new books to read to your children or to give as baby shower or birthday gifts? You’ve come to the right place!
When I shared the photos of Libby’s bedroom update, I mentioned that we are big lovers of books in our house. I love to give (and receive) books as gifts, especially to first-time parents, so thought I’d share the books that have become favorites of our 1- and 3-year-olds here at Heardmont.
These are the books we read to our girls nightly, take with us on vacation, and can recite by memory. They’re the tried-and-true favorites we come back to again and again. I’ve included a few notes about our favorites and books for older kids below. Enjoy!
The Wonderful Things You Will Be (gorgeous illustrations – pictured above!)
The Rainbow Fish (great story about sharing)
Atlas of Adventures (gets the discussion going about other parts of the world)
The Book With No Pictures (hilarious!)
Little Bear (a definite favorite)
Sleep Like a Tiger (read every night at bedtime for a solid month)
GALLOP! (really cool “moving” pictures)
I Heart You (another with beautiful illustrations)
Little Critter Just a Storybook Collection
HOOT (great for learning colors and counting)
Go, Dog. Go! (for babies)
Go, Dog. Go! (for toddlers – different from the board book)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Here are a few other stories we are excited to start reading to our girls as they get a little older. I’ve mentioned that we also love books with beautiful covers and illustrations, and these definitely hit that mark.
The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales
The Adventure Collection (a beautiful heirloom set)
The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition
Where the Sidewalk Ends (one of my childhood favorites that Libby is just starting to appreciate)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Anne of Green Gables (have you seen “Anne with an E” on Netflix? Soooo good!)
We are always looking for recommendations for other great children’s books, so I’d love to hear your favorites. Chime in below to add to our list, and thanks for reading!
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