5 Books: Playing by the Book

October 22, 2010

Today, Zoe from Playing by the Book shares her 5 books and songs with us! (If you are familiar with Zoe's blog, you know three things: she recommends the BEST books, shares the most amazing and completely inspiring crafts, and ALWAYS shares way to incorporate music into the theme she's posting on.) I love reading about her adventures with her daughters and am constantly finding new books that I simply MUST read. Today she is sharing a welcoming a new family member theme with us--perfect!

Two books I love to buy for newborns:
Look at You!: A Baby Body Book
Look at You!: A Baby Body Book by Kathy Henderson and Paul Howard  

Peepo! (Picture Puffin)
Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Two books new big sisters (especially of a baby sister) will enjoy:
My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection
My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection by Dorothy Edwards and Shirley Hughes 

101 Things to Do with a Baby

The book that brought tears to my eyes as a new mum (and still does):
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

A book that will make a sleep deprived Dad smile:
Mr. Bear's New Baby (Orchard picturebooks)
Mr Bear's New Baby by Debi Gliori

A wonderful lullaby for the new baby:
Until The Light Of MorningLay Down by Essie Jain from the Album Until The Light Of Morning

A song about the trials and tribulations of having a big sister:

Snack TimeMy Big Sister by the Barenaked Ladies from the album Snacktime

A wry song to make the parents smile:

The Therapy FundThe Therapy Fund 
by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
From the Album Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Present a Parents' Home Companion

Just a gorgeous song about family, love and being together at home:

What Is A Home Without LoveWhat is a Home Without Love? by Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs


Thank you so much for sharing your favorites with us today, Zoe! I, of course, am going to run to the library and see which books are available and as a lullaby nut, I am excited to check out Until the Light of Morning. 

Please head over to Zoe's blog and feast your eyes on her beautiful crafts and activities for kids!


Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

I do think Lay Down is beautiful Vanessa - her voice is ethereal, soothing and calming - just gorgeous. I hope you like it as much as we do! Thanks for having me "visit" your place today - it's always fun to stop by here.

Bitterroot Mama said...

Thanks for the great recommendations Zoe! I can't wait to see which books our library has too.

Melanie said...

One of my favorites is Tumble me Tumily by Karen Baicker. We love the rhythm of her books; perfect for a cuddle and a read.

Health News Online said...

I think that book realy nice for kids,:)

CatWay said...

I love Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes too - I just bought it for a friend with a newborn in fact.

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