Building a Baby Library

As baby gets closer and closer, I've begun thinking about all the things we're eventually going to be able to do with her. The thing that's got me the most excited right now?

Building a library of books that we can read to her and eventually with her. I've collected some of my favorites from when I was a kid. I haven't asked Brian yet what his favorites were, but something tells me, it was anything to do with sports, the sports pages, or sports. Here's her first must-haves:


Baby Library



The Little Engine That Could was a great book with a good message. My parents say that I used to get super excited as the engine got to the top of the hill. It's funny because to this day, I still say "I think I can, I think I can..."

The Monster at the End of this Book became a favorite when my mom was doing daycare. The daycare kids loved it. And, spoiler alert, it turns out to be furry lovable Grover.

Caps for Sale is a bit of an older-kid book, but I loved it and still love it. I remember reading it to the daycare kids and we'd all scream "CAPS FOR SALE!"

The Secret Garden became my favorite story at a little bit of an older age, and I can't wait to enjoy this again with her when she gets here.

Judge: An Untrue Tale is a book that if I thought hard enough about it, I would be able to read, today, without the book. I read this book so much and so often I wore out the binding, the daycare kids had it memorized and now, 20+ years later, I can still recite it.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is still a favorite, a classic, and a must have/watch/partake in on the daily during the Christmas season. My parents joked with me recently about it saying that I related to the Grinch on a deep personal level....they're not wrong.


What are some of the favorites from your childhood? Leave a comment and let me know!

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High five!