bookhunting for bargain baby books

December 27, 2010

Check it out. This is the starter library for my nephew who will be born in April!

You may remember me mentioning that I have two brothers who up until now have not been interested in having kids.

Let's revisit the father-to-be's own words on the subject just a few months ago.

Vanessa: When are you going to have kids? Juliet and Lucia need some cousins. Come on.
Brother: I'd rather be water-boarded than have a kid.
Vanessa: You're an idiot. (I proceeded to say other sisterly things in that same vein--it's probably best that I not share the rest since this is a respectable site.)

Anyways, I doubt my rant had anything to do with his change of mind (I give all credit to his lovely wife), but they called to tell us the great news a few months ago.

I, of course, began buying books immediately!

Since they live in Switzerland, I am the main source of English books for the baby. I take that responsibility VERY seriously. (You're not surprised, are you?)
Plush Woodland Tails Book 8"
The first thing I did was buy a brand new cloth book at a local toy store. I was so delirious with joy that I  cannot remember which jellycat book it was, but it was something similar to this Plush Woodland Tails Book.
I scooped up some favorites at Goodwill--ones that we have and enjoy (and that my brother and I had as kids), but most of the ones I find at Goodwill are ones with paper pages. He won't be ready for those until he's at least 18 months old, so I thought I should get some board books.

Which led me to these.
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Opposites by Sandra Boynton
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear [LITTLE MOUSE THE RED RIPE]
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear  by Don Wood
Five Silly Monkeys
Five Silly Monkeys
Touch and Feel: Farm
Touch and Feel: Farm
Find the Kitten (Usborne Find It Board Books) (Usborne Find It Board Books)
Find the Kitten (Usborne Find It Board Books) (Usborne Find It Board Books)
Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
Where Is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Not too bad for a quick stop at a baby resale shop! I think it's a great starter library--what would you add? Which books should I be on the lookout for? 


The Activity Mom said...

Both of my kids loved the Sandra Boynton "Blue Hat Green Hat" book. Because they like it, I do. =)
Alphabet books? Animal books?

What a great sister/aunt you are! =)

Brimful Curiosities said...

Congrats! It's nice that your kids will have a cousin around the same age.
As for book suggestions, ALA has compiled helpful building your home library pamphlets. You can probably find some great titles there:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You did so well. I love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Oh, thanks! Can't wait to read through that list!

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