The peak of the pandemic/all the shut downs happened around mid-March. If you do the math, you may realize that almost nine months have passed. You may also realize that you are being invited to a number of baby showers (virtual and in person).
Books are the perfect gift to take to a baby shower, but what if you have no idea what to buy? Well, we’ve got a great list for you to choose from! Pair your book gift with something the new parents will always need, like diapers, wipes, or baby soap, and you’re all set!
*Note: Classic books are always great! Just be sure to include a gift receipt because since classics can be a popular choice, chances are the new parent may get multiple copies. Also, consider writing a nice message on a card…not in the book.
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt (and other books in the series)
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd
“More More More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams
Piggies by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood
Babies by Gyo Fujikawa
Any books by Sandra Boynton
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi; illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
Any of the books in the Baby Loves Science Series by Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan
Welcome by Mo Willems
Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz
I Wish You More by Amy Krause Rosenthal; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
Before & After by Jean Julien
Any book in the I Look Up to…series by Anna Membrino; illustrated by Fatti Burke
You Are New by Lucy Knisley
Read to Your Baby Every Day edited by Rachel Williams
Any book in the Cook in a Book series by Lotta Nieminen
What books do you like to give as gifts at a baby shower?