Headed to a Baby Shower? Take One of These Books!


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

Newer Titles

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 toseries 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?


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Valerie Byrd-Fort
Valerie Byrd Fort was born in Florida, but when she was four years old, her family moved to the midlands and never looked back. She is mom to Katy (human) and to Lucky, Mozzy, and Penny (rescue dogs). She is married to Marty Fort, owner of the Lexington School of Music, Columbia Arts Academy, and Irmo Music Academy. She is an Instructor for the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches Children’s Literature to future classroom teachers and librarians. She is also Coordinator for Cocky's Reading Express, the University of South Carolina's literacy outreach program. Valerie is passionate about books, literacy, libraries, and reading aloud with children of ALL ages. She writes about books and other literacy related topics on her blog, Library Goddess. In her free time, Valerie enjoys reading, Barre3, going to Target and endless scrolling of social media  


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