daniwithtea: (she feels everything)
okay, so my dad and his wife need nothing for the baby, they say. but when i said "books", my dad lept and said "yes! books! buy books for the baby! books!" i never took my father for such a book hound, but hey - this kid's going to be getting books from me for the rest of her life; I might as well start now. so i ask you, dear readers (and a certain librarian who i'm sure will have some faboo suggestions): what are some good books I can start off my baby sister's collection with? keep in mind that the maternal grandparents are uber-catholics, so i should probably stay away from the "books for kids with gay family members" reading list, at least for now.

Here's what I have so far:
So What's It Like To Be A Cat? by Karla Kuskin - a very cute book I saw at the store tonight.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin - I adore Click, Clack, Moo (even have my own copy), and now there's a sequel! whee!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - doesn't every kid have a copy of this book?
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss - again, doesn't every kid have this? If not, they should.
Just Go To Bed by Mercer Mayer - a very cute book that I used to own but I believe went the way of my former nephew's book collection

Some of these books I'll end up getting her for the holidays, like Robert Sabuda's The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up, which yes, I realize is a completely inappropriate gift for a baby, but she's my baby sister, damnit, and I'll give her what I want to.

And while I recognize that I have many years to fill her bookshelves, I'd like to get her library started off right. We're leaving in the morning to go into hiding until Sunday, but I plan to order these when I get back so they get here in time for the shower in two weeks. So please fill me in! Also, if anyone knows of a good source for kids' books online (other than the mega-sites), please let me know.

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