Image via Baby Lit
As the months fly by, we are definitely getting a better sense of what our son does and doesn’t like – he’s got quite the little personality! One thing is clear at this point in time: this kid LOVES books. As an avid reader, I’m delighted – I hope this is something that sticks around. If you’ve seen my nursery tour, you know that we have tons of vintage books, but what we are lacking right now (especially after reading ALL of them, multiple times each day) is cute board books that he can flip through and look at the pictures, and that we can talk through with him without him getting impatient (too much story is bad these days). Since Christmas is approaching, I’ve been on the lookout for some cool new additions to his collection. We have to keep this budding genius stimulated, and I’d like him to develop an appreciation for good design while we are at it! I’ve rounded up my top picks for cool baby books (ahem, grandparents – consider this the first part of our Christmas Wish List!).
Baby Lit, various titles.
We actually have a couple of these (can you say OBSESSED with Alice in Wonderland?) and they are just so fun – my new go-to baby shower gift. Classic literature taken down a notch (or twelve) paired with beautiful simple drawings and concepts for kids.
The ABCs of Rock, by Melissa Duke Mooney, with Illustrations by Print Mafia.
Obviously, we like music – so this is right up our alley! But wait – did you see some of the pages inside? Um, yeah – this is SO happening.
Speaking of music…
Based on the song “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley, written by his daughter. I can’t wait to read and sing along to this one!
For straight gorgeousness, a few more…
Colours and Numbers by Orla Kiely
Teaching basics with beautiful drawings and patterns.
For all the Art Aficionados out there…the MoMA store has a great selection of kids books, including these.
Happy shopping (and reading!)