Baby Shower suggestions

Is someone in your life about to hear the pitter patter of little feet? Have they already got a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit, or Goodnight Moon? We've got some ideas for you for baby shower books! You'll find some traditional items here, and some clever titles that our booksellers suggest to make sure that you can gift something unique! Don't forget to add a gift certificate!

Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811874908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 31st, 2010

New parents have a lot to keep track of, and organizing a baby book can be intimidating. I keep a line a day journal for each of my children, and they're much less intimidating to keep up with, and less formal. Keep track of first steps, first laughs, bad days, and all the sweet and sour memories in just a few lines. The short format forces you to not think too much. Look back on the previous year's memories as your kids grow. ~Elisabeth

Available in more generic covers as well: celestial stars, canvas, blue, modern, floral.


Dr. Karp's 5 S's saved the sanity of more than one staff member when they were a new parent.


Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

Extremely re-readable (good for when the kiddos learn the word "again!"), this book is silly and has excellent opportunities for sound effects.


I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536207576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

“A wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation. . . . Charmingly wicked.” — The New York Times


Good Night, Little Blue Truck Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328852137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends!
 
A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm.


Go the Fuck to Sleep Cover Image
By Adam Mansbach (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Ricardo Cortés (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617750250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - June 14th, 2011

A Reader's Digest "25 Funniest Books of All Time"

"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."
--The New Yorker

"A parenting zeitgeist"
--Washington Post


You Have to Fucking Eat (Go the Fuck to Sleep #2) Cover Image
By Adam Mansbach, Owen Brozman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781617753787
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - November 12th, 2014

A New York Times Best Seller

One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014

One of Flavorwire's 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014

"You Have to F***ing Eat makes parents of picky eaters smile."
--TODAY Parents


Go the Fuck to Sleep Cover Image
By Adam Mansbach (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Ricardo Cortés (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617750250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - June 14th, 2011

A Reader's Digest "25 Funniest Books of All Time"

"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."
--The New Yorker

"A parenting zeitgeist"
--Washington Post


Good Night, Baddies Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Juli Kangas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481409841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - May 17th, 2016

A sweet bedtime story, told in easily paced rhyme.


Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children’s Board Book) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452111735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - February 14th, 2017

The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book now available in board book!


No More Naps!: A Story for When You're Wide-Awake and Definitely NOT Tired Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2020

Imagine if you could steal your toddler's nap? This picture book debut from a #1 New York Times bestselling author turns the universal dilemma of getting kids to sleep upside down!


On the Night You Were Born Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312601553
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 19th, 2010

A beautiful and poignant celebration of the birth—and worth—of every child. Now in board book format!

On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.


Indestructibles: Baby Night-Night Cover Image
By Kate Merritt (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780761181828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 26th, 2014

Indestructibles are seriously indestructible. They survive teething, food, enthusiastic grabbing hands, dogs, and bathtime. Made with Teflon, they Do. Not. Break.


Indestructibles: Love You, Baby Cover Image
By Stephan Lomp (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781523501229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 8th, 2017

Show baby loads of love in a book that’s indestructible!
 
Baby loves hugs. Just like baby kitty!
Baby loves nuzzles. Just like baby bunny!
Baby loves snuggles. Just like baby piggy!

 
Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time.


Indestructibles: Baby, Let's Eat! Cover Image
By Stephan Lomp (Illustrator), Amy Pixton (Created by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781523502073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 3rd, 2018

Explore a rainbow of delicious foods in a book that’s indestructible!
 

What green vegetable looks like a tree? Broccoli!
Can you find a fruit that’s small and yellow? Lemon!
Can you pick out two berries so red and sweet?


Indestructibles: Things That Go!: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Vehicle Books, Safe to Chew) Cover Image
By Stephan Lomp (Illustrator), Amy Pixton
$5.95
ISBN: 9780761193623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 4th, 2017

Learn all about things that go in a book that’s indestructible.
 
Baby’s driving down the road. Look, a truck!
Baby’s flying in the air.


Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton—leaving Goblin all alone!


The Velveteen Rabbit Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780380002559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 9th, 1999

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"


Goodnight Moon Board Book Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780694003617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperFestival - January 23rd, 2007

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.


Alice in Wonderland (BabyLit Books) Cover Image
By Mandy Archer (Retold by), Annabel Tempest (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781423649830
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gibbs Smith - August 14th, 2018

BabyLit Storybooks are a great way to introduce young readers to the classics, with easy to read storylines and bright illustrations. They are part of the bestselling BabyLit series, which provides a literary education for your brilliant children.


Goodnight Mr. Darcy Board Book: A Babylit(r) Parody Board Book (BabyLit Books) Cover Image
By Kate Coombs, Alli Arnold (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423641773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - August 1st, 2015

The adored children's classic Goodnight Moon gets a classic lit makeover in this charming parody of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel. All of Austen's much-loved characters are at the Netherfield Ball-


Little Women: A Babylit Storybook (BabyLit Books) Cover Image
By Mandy Archer (Retold by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781423651451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - March 26th, 2019

BabyLit Storybooks are a great way to introduce young readers to the classics, with easy to read storylines and bright illustrations. They are part of the bestselling BabyLit series, which provides a literary education for your brilliant children.


Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book: (Unicorn Puppet Book, Unicorn Book for Babies, Tiny Finger Puppet Books) Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781452170763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 21st, 2018

The Finger Puppet series has sold over a million copies worldwide

Simple, comforting story with a permanently attached finger puppet


Tiny tots will enjoy going for a dip in a mountain lake with an adventurous calf in Little Moose. These simple, comforting stories feature a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peekaboo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.


Baby Elephant: Finger Puppet Book: (Finger Puppet Book for Toddlers and Babies, Baby Books for First Year, Animal Finger Puppets) Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Yu-Hsuan Huang (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781452142371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 2nd, 2016

Meet Baby Elephant! How does Baby Elephant greet her family? How does she cool down on a hot day? Follow along as she experiences her world, from playtime to bedtime. Warm illustrations plus a comforting story about the rhythms of a baby elephant's day make this perfect for the very youngest readers.


I Am Little Fish! A Finger Puppet Book Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536200232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - December 11th, 2018

With the wiggle of a finger, readers bring Little Fish to life as he pops through every spread of an adorable puppet book.


Baby Llama: Finger Puppet Book Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Yu-Hsuan Huang (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452170817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 13th, 2019

What is Baby Llama's favorite food? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime. The simple, comforting story in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller.


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