Book Love

Not Your Typical Baby Shower Books

I’m at the age (mid 20s) where it seems like everyone I know is getting married and having babies, I have lost count of how many bridal showers and baby showers I have attended in the past two years. My biggest pet peeve about baby showers, and no it is not the corny games, is that expecting mothers receive the same books over and over again. While there is nothing wrong with the tried and true, I have made it my job to purchase outside of the box. The following are the typical baby shower books given and then my list of amazing books you might not know about or wouldn’t think of, I’d love to hear your go-to baby shower book gift!

Typical Baby Shower Books

“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
“The Runaway Bunny” by Margaret Wise Brown
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
“Pat the Bunny” by Dorothy Kunhardt
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr.
“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr.
“Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney
“Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter
“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

Not Your Typical Baby Shower Books

“All of Baby Nose to Toes” by Victoria Adler
“Moo, Baa, La La La!” by Sandra Boynton
“Llama Llama Nighty-Night” by Anna Dewdney
“Baby Bedtime” by Mem Fox
“Time for Bed” by Mem Fox
“Kitten’s First Full Moon” by Kevin Henkes
“Kiss Good Night” by Amy Hest
“Counting Kisses” by Karen Katz
“Peek-a-Who?” by Nina Laden
“Meet Me at the Moon” by Gianna Marino
“Kiss, Kiss Good Night” by Kenn Nesbitt
“Curious George Story Book Collection” by H.A. Rey
“Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker
“I Am a Bunny” by Ole Risom
“I Love You Through and Through” by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
“On the Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman
“Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell

UPDATE: I have discovered some more books that make great Baby Shower gifts!

“Toes, Ears, & Nose!” by Marion Dane Bauer
“Where is Baby’s Belly Button”  by Karen Katz
“All Fall Down” by Helen Oxenbury
“Baby Cakes” by Karma Wilson

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