Books You'll Find on Our Baby's Shelf

Friday, July 18, 2014

As most of you know already, my husband and I are expecting our first little on this coming December! While that's made this little blog take a back seat at times this year because morning sickness sucks and growing a human is hard, I can't help but get excited to start building our baby's library. Isn't that what every good book blogger dreams of? I know this post is a little different than what I normally post here, but as I transition into motherhood later this year, I want to make sure that is a part of this blog - and that my love of books will be passed down in its entirety. 

We've already bought a few books, and we have a couple classics from family, but here are the top four that are on little baby Moore's bookshelf. Now we just impatiently await this little peanut's arrival! 

Who Flung Dung by Ben Redlich - Would you believe this treasure is from South Africa? My parents recently went back to visit our family and brought this silly story back, and you'd better believe I can't wait to read this to our nugget. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - This is one of the very first books I read as a child, and both the illustrations and the story of transformation were magical to me both then and now. We're thrilled to read this wonderful book to little Moore.

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman - Something about this book just screams love. This is the type of book that Ryan and I can read to the nugget and remind him/her that they are so very important in our lives. 

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - I'm not the biggest fan of Mr. Silverstein, but this is one book that's been on my shelf since I was really, really young. Full of morals, love and soulful giving, I hope we have such a sweet, tender child.

What sort of books would you add to this list? I have to say that my nesting is in full swing, and the library for this baby is top on my list of priorities right now! 


  1. Awww, that's so wonderful, congratulations!! I have two friends that are pregnant and are due for Feb!
    I don't have many recommendations right now at the top of my head except for these stories that an independent artist has on Etsy, with versions for kids of stories from Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings and the like, that I know I'd love to get if I were to have a baby, in case you'd be interested I'm giving you the link!
    I cannot wait to see what other books you add to the baby's library, so I can have them in the list of gifts for my friends!

  2. I am so glad you are already enjoying his/her library….the book from South Africa sounds hysterical. My little guy would love that. Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorites, too. I occasionally post about children's books and what we are reading….you definitely should too, so I can get some ideas! Are you finding out the gender? I'm glad you are feeling better. Enjoy the nesting…I don't think I have ever cleaned/organized so much in my life…It's definitely a real phenomenon, which I didn't believe at first. ;)

  3. Aw! You have Pat the Bunny and Goodnight Moon, right? My mom's favorite to read to us was Runaway Bunny. :)

  4. That is so amazing that you're already building your library for the little one! :)
    The Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favorite books as well and it's one I recommend to a lot of parents with kids. :)
    Who Flung Dung sounds very funny.
    I hope your pregnancy is treating you well, Melissa!

  5. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR!!! That's one of my all time favorites:) I also always loved Where the Wild Things Are. I was into paranormal books even when I was younger ;-) Baby Moore is going to have a most excellent library, lucky kid!

  6. Aww, I just know your baby will grow lovely and just right. I think I might read some of these books just because they sound so good. It's a shame that I've never been read to when I was a kid but it's never too late, right? :)

  7. Aww! It's awesome you are already planning on building up a love of reading with your little one. :D The Giving Tree and The Very Hungry Caterpillar are two amazing books And I completely agree with Jenny - Where the Wild Things Are is also a wonderful book to consider adding to your library.

    Thanks for sharing! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  8. Aww this is such a cute idea Melissa! I love the books you've selected to put into baby Moore's library and I'm sure that baby Moore will too! I was a huge fan of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so I'm glad to see this book in baby Moore's library! :)

  9. Awww, this is so exciting to me!! So great that your little one will already have their own library. These are all favourites from my childhood as well. Also: Goodnight Moon, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See, and Love You Forever.

  10. Yay! How exciting! Of course, you have to have the classics The Giving Tree and The Very Hungry Caterpillar on your little one's shelves! I definitely approve! :D I'd also recommend Corduroy, Peter Rabbit, Stellaluna, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon. I'm sure there's so many others I'm


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