Baby’s First Books
When I was pregnant the last thing I thought about was buying baby books. Honestly it just never came to my mind, and I’m not sure how that happened (pregnancy brain perhaps?). I had a total of three books before my son arrived. Yes, only THREE! Two were given to us and one we bought ourselves. It wasn’t until right after my son was born that we were gifted a lot of books, and that’s when I realized we had forgotten to buy baby books!
I have always loved children’s books. I had hundreds of books growing up. And of course, I made my parents read them over & over. While I was teaching last year, my favorite thing to do was read to my students & they loved it too. Kids love books, even my son who is only eight months loves being read to and looking at the pictures on each page.
My Top 10 Favorite Baby Books
Everyone has their own baby book preferences. I’m sure you all remember your favorite children’s book. I actually don’t own my two favorite books which are Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? And Frog & Toad. I actually have quite a few favorites but those two books are the ones that bring back childhood memories.
I have narrowed down our book collection to 10 of my favorite baby books. Three of these books are hockey related, for all you NHL fans!
I will add a link to every picture so you can find the books easily.
Number One: Goodnight Hockey
Starting off at my number one is Goodnight Hockey. This is a rhyming book with great illustrations which is why I love it so much. The pictures are bright & big and really grab your attention. If you are a hockey fan, this is a great first book for your kids.
Number Two: Where The Wild Things Are
Where The Wild Things Are Is my husbands favorite book. It’s also a top-selling, award winning book! The pictures, again are great and the book overall is very cute. A book for the imagination!
Number Three: On The Night You Were Born
On The Night You Were Born is a super sweet book that makes you reminiscence on the night your little bundle was born. I love reading this book, its definitely a book to have in your nursery or a gift for a mom-to-be.
Number Four: Little Owls Night
Little Owls Night explores the night forest with an owl and his other forest friends before heading off to bed. This is a great bedtime book.
Number Five: Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You is another sweet book that belongs in the nursery. This was one of our first books that I read out-loud while I was still pregnant. It brings back sweet memories of sitting in the nursery waiting for baby’s arrival.
Number Six: Z is for Zamboni
Z is for Zamboni is another great book for hockey lovers. This book goes in detail about all things hockey. I have learned so much about hockey & its history from this book. The illustrations are also wonderful & its an alphabet book as well. With that being said, it’s a fantastic book for young hockey lovers.
Number Seven: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a simple read. It tells you the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. I love all Eric Carle books and illustrations. A must-have for all kids.
Number Eight: Little Blue Truck
Number Nine: The Legend Of Geoffrey
The Legend Of Geoffrey is the story of Geoffrey the Giraffe from Toys-R-Us. Its follows the adventure of Geoffrey and how he got to Toys-R-Us.
Number Ten: Little Hockey
Last but not least, Little Hockey my last and final favorite hockey book. This is a riddle book, teaching your little ones all the key components of hockey. Great for a little hockey enthusiast!
What Are Your Favorite Books?
These are just some of my favorite books that I wanted to share with all of you. Everyone has their favorites, with that being said… what was your favorite book as a child? I am always looking for new books to add to our collection, so I’d love to hear what your favorites are!