Favorite Baby Shower Books & Gifts

Recommendations from Kristen Baby shower gifts laid over a quilt, including a "Frederick" onesie, socks, board books, and greeting cards.








SKU: PER1936

Magical Stroller card illustrated by Krista Perry. Made by Red Cap Cards.

SKU: KRL1769

Card: Tiny Animals / So Tiny, So Sweet

100lb Heavyweight Cardstock


4.25 x 5.5 inches

Illustrated by Danielle Kroll

Nita's First Signs Cover Image
By Kathy MacMillan, Sara Brezzi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781945547676
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Published: Familius - June 15th, 2018

Baby sign language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! Nita's First Signs teaches ten essential signs for every parent and child to know, including eat, more, hungry, milk, all done, ball, play, love, please, and thank you. A simple story about Nita and her parents teaches each sign in context, and repetition throughout each story makes them easy to practice. Even better, each page slides open to reveal accurate instructions on how to make each sign, plus tabs on the side of each page make it simple to locate every sign for later reference. Baby sign language collections aren't complete without Nita!

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553521900
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be is Emily Winfield Martin's little book for little dreamers.

Ideal for bedtime reading, this board book will be a hit with sleepy tots! Emily Winfield Martin convinces little ones to close their eyes and discover what their dream animal might be—a fox? a bear? a narwhal?—and what dream it might take them to. With perfect nighttime rhymes and gorgeous illustrations, this book is irresistible.

Baby's First Words Cover Image
ISBN: 9781782858720
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Published: Barefoot Books - October 1st, 2019


Spend the day with a busy baby and her two dads, and learn the words for things you do and see along the way! This innovative first-words book features labels for objects, actions and sound effects, as well as a fun seek-and-find element.

A Book of Sleep Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375866180
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2011

When the sky grows dark
and the moon glows bright,
everyone goes to sleep . . .
except for the watchful owl!

With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move! Some sleep peacefully alone, while others sleep all together, huddled close.

Il Sung Na makes his American debut with this gorgeous bedtime offering. While each animal rests in its own special way, little ones will also drift off to a cozy sleep.

Mrs. Peanuckle's Fruit Alphabet (Mrs. Peanuckle's Alphabet) Cover Image
By Mrs. Peanuckle, Jessie Ford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623368722
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Published: Rodale Kids - September 19th, 2017

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Fruit Alphabet introduces babies and toddlers to the colorful foods that will help them grow up to be healthy and strong. Children and parents alike will want to devour the fun facts and charming illustrations of fruits from the familiar banana to the not as familiar yumberry.

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Fruit Alphabet is the second in a series of board books celebrating the joy nature brings to young children at home and in the backyard, from fresh fruits and vegetables to birds, bugs, flowers, and trees.

Clive and His Babies (All about Clive) Cover Image
By Jessica Spanyol, Jessica Spanyol (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781846438820
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Published: Child's Play International - July 1st, 2016

Brief Description:

"Meet Clive-- and his imagination! Clive loves his dolls. He likes to care for them, play with them and share them with his friends. A gentle, affectionate book, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes"--Back cover.

TouchThinkLearn: Wild Animals: (Childrens Books Ages 1-3, Interactive Books for Toddlers, Board Books for Toddlers) (Touch Think Learn) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452162881
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 24th, 2017

Featuring spreads with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cut-outs on their opposite page, this new TouchThinkLearn book offers the youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name—these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover a monkey and its jungle home by tracing the raised outline on one side, and the concave shape on the other! Related words on each spread offer parents and child a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere Cover Image
By Lisa Wheeler, Carolina Búzio (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419734922
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - April 23rd, 2019

What better way to put a little one to sleep than with a soothing rhyme and image after image of sleeping animals? This gentle board book introduces the sleeping habits of many animals—from puppies to sloths to whales—and compares them to the sometimes-unusual habits of human babies. In backpacks, on knees, in cradles or trees, sweet babies can sleep anywhere! 

I Believe in Me (Wonderful Me) Cover Image
By Lorie Ann Grover, Carolina Búzio (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338286243
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Published: Cartwheel Books - January 7th, 2020

Do you believe in yourself? Find out in this sweet padded storybook full of wonder, self-esteem, and love!

I can stand, clap my hands.
I can zoom 'round the room.
I can dance. Underpants!

When you believe in yourself, you open up a world of possibility! That's because you cherish and value the wild, wonderful ways that make you, you! With charming illustrations and a sweet, bouncy text that begs to be read aloud, this padded board book is a joyous reminder to little ones that no matter who they are, they can become the awesome, loving, and helpful people who can change the world -- one step at a time. A glorious celebration of self-esteem and self-reliance filled with an inclusive range of kid characters that's full of humor, love, and heart.

Wonderful Me: Books that celebrate the milestone emotional and social moments of little ones of today!

Global Baby Bedtimes (Global Babies #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580897082
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 4th, 2015

Babies get ready for bed differently around the world, but they are all cuddled, snuggled, and loved! Part of the best-selling Global Babies series.

Good night, global babies! Babies love to look at babies and this bright collection of photos is a ticket to an around-the-world journey. From Panama to Peru, Vietnam to Argentina, each of the sixteen colorful photos in Global Baby Bedtimes is a glimpse into a new country and culture. Celebrate (quietly!) different bedtime routines and introduce babies and toddlers to their global neighbors as they all get ready to say “goodnight.”

A perfect baby shower gift or first book for the toddler in your life. Part of the proceeds from this book’s sales will be donated to the Global Fund for Children to support innovative community-based organizations that serve the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.

Alphablock (An Abrams Block Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419709364
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - August 6th, 2013

Publishers Weekly (08/05/2013):

Every letter gets a full two spreads in this chunky abecedarian, in which die-cut versions of the letters serve as alternating pages. Franceschelli uses the familiar "A is for..." construction, and the spreads provide visual clues about the conclusions to each sentence. On the D page, the tail end of a dog can be seen through the open center of a red capital D; turning the page reveals the dog in full, as it happily tracks muddy paw prints through a retro-chic room with checkered floor. The straightforward vocabulary, cheery vintage-style graphics, and neat incorporation of cut-out letters make for a sharply designed package. Ages 1-4. (Aug.)

Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

The Babies And Doggies Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544444775
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2015

When you stop and think about it, babies and doggies do many of the same things. They squirm, sniff, sit, and splash. They play ball and cuddle. Lots of things babies do, doggies do too! This board book explores all of the similar actions shared by baby and baby's best friend. Illustrated with beautiful, full-color photographs featuring an array of dog breeds and a diverse cast of babies, The Babies and Doggies Book is a visual feast for infants, a fun read-aloud for parents, and treat for baby- and dog-lovers.

Look for the companion book: The Babies and Kitties Book

Counting with Barefoot Critters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735263239
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Published: Tundra Books - January 9th, 2018

What is a day of counting with Barefoot Critters?

Making pancakes
Helping friends
Playing pirates
Learning about numbers!

Join this adorable cast of animal characters as they explore numbers and counting over the course of a day, having fun at all stops along the way.

Let's Find Momo!: A Hide-and-Seek Board Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594749582
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Published: Quirk Books - April 18th, 2017

Everyone's favorite hide-and-seek dog returns in this colorful, kid-friendly photography board book.

Look for Momo hiding on a farm, in a bookstore, at a construction site, and in other unlikely locations (the photos are also loaded with other hidden objects for kids and parents to find together). Perfect for bedtime reading, car trips, playtime, or anytime, Let’s Find Momo is part art book, part puzzle book, and all fun!

The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits Cover Image
By Douglas Florian, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499806229
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Published: little bee books - January 16th, 2018

Follow one family of rabbits as they do all their favorite things in this sweet, poetic story from award-winning author Douglas Florian, now in board book format!

The habits of rabbits are many, not few, with plenty of things that they love to do!

This lyrical story now follows a family of rabbits throughout the seasons as they have fun doing everyday things like digging holes, building snow rabbits, thumping their feet, and more.

And at the end of the day, when it's time to say "goodnight," there is one habit of rabbits that's not to be missed. . . .

Black & White Board Book Cover Image
By Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061172113
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 2nd, 2007

Share this book with the baby in your life. Perfect for tummy time!

From the eminent photographer and acclaimed book creator Tana Hoban, this bestselling accordion-style foldout book is sturdy enough to stand by itself and features fourteen bold black-and-white high-contrast images to engage babies and very young children.

Tana Hoban’s books are beloved by teachers, librarians, parents, and readers. A perfect gift for new parents and babies.

Before they are able to clearly see colors, babies respond to the strong contrast between black and white, which makes this the perfect first book for young, developing brains. Experiencing bold black-and-white contrast helps stimulate development in the retina and the optic nerve.

This sturdy accordion-style foldout book features high-contrast art from two bestselling Tana Hoban board books: Black on White and White on Black. These classic and popular books have sold more than one million copies.

My Two Dads and Me Cover Image
By Michael Joosten, Izak Zenou (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525580102
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Celebrate Pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads.

Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy dads and their kids throughout their day—eating breakfast, getting dressed, heading out to the park, and settling back in at night with a bubble bath and a good-night lullaby. LGBTQ+ parents and their friends and families will welcome this inclusive and cheerful book that reflects their own lives and family makeup.  

With artwork by acclaimed fashion illustrator Izak Zenou, this is a stylish, smart, humorous, family-focused book that will have babies and their two dads giggling as they enjoy it together. It's an ideal baby-shower and first-birthday gift.

And look for its companion board book, My Two Moms and Me.

No Two Alike (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Keith Baker, Keith Baker (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481415026
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Published: Little Simon - November 4th, 2014

From bestselling author-illustrator Keith Baker, explore the wondrous world of winter in this charming story now available as a Classic Board Book!

No two snowflakes are alike,
almost, almost . . .
but not quite.

Follow a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey though a gorgeous winter landscape to explore how everything everywhere is wonderfully unique—from branches and leaves to forests and trees to friends and loved ones.

A is for Activist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. 

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

Kiss by Kiss / Ocêhtowina: A Counting Book for Families Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459816213
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 18th, 2018

One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four So many kisses and so many more. From bestselling author Richard Van Camp comes a delightful counting book that honors families and can be used to praise your little ones as they learn to count. Ten kisses from your sweet baby might not be enough to get you through this adorable book, so you'll just have to read it over and over

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English/Plains Cree) edition.

100 First Words for Little Geeks Cover Image
By Brooke Jorden, Kyle Kershner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781945547959
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Published: Familius - May 1st, 2018

There's a TARDIS cookie jar in our kitchen. A Picard air freshener in our car. And we won't even mention Harry Potter in the bathroom. We're geeks and proud of it! But is there nothing for baby? Inconceivable!

Introducing 100 First Words for Little Geeks, a deliciously nerdy primer for kids learning their first words! Forget apple and dog. Little geeks are ready for holy grailwarp core, and intergalactic catastrophe (okay, forget that last one, but they'll learn tribble and that's about the same thing). Packed with hilarious illustrations and 100 words every geek baby should know (before any others, of course), 100 First Words for Little Geeks is the perfect board book for geek families everywhere. Great Scott!

My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 2016

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

Baby Goes to Market Cover Image
By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536205527
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Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers.

Market is very crowded.
Mama is very busy.
Baby is very curious.

When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn’t notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears of sweet corn, two pieces of coconut . . . until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy! Poor Baby, she thinks, he must be very hungry by now! Rhythmic language, visual humor, and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appetites for story time.

Counting with -Contando Con Fr Cover Image
ISBN: 9781495126567
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Published: Lil' Libros - January 2nd, 2018

A Lil' Libros Bilingual Counting Book

Introduce your little one to the life of one of Mexico's most iconic painters, Frida Kahlo, while teaching them their numbers, 1 to 10, in English and Spanish. Count una casa azul (one blue house), tres flores (three flowers), and cinco retratos (five portraits).

Unable to find bilingual first concept books she could enjoy reading to her baby, Patty Rodriguez came up with the idea behind Lil' Libros.

Patty and her work have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, CNN Latino, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, People En Espanol, Cosmo Latina, and American Latino TV, to name a few. She is currently Sr. Producer for On Air With Ryan SeacrestiHeartMedia, jewelry designer for MALA by Patty Rodriguez, and creator of Manolos And Tacos.

Ariana Stein, a graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills, has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Ariana spent the first eight years of her professional career in the corporate world. Her life changed with the birth of her baby boy. She immediately realized that bilingualism played a very important role in his future, as well as the future of other children.

Indestructibles: Bebé, vamos a comer! / Baby, Let's Eat!: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew) Cover Image
By Stephan Lomp, Amy Pixton (Created by)
ISBN: 9781523503186
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 3rd, 2018

Books babies can really sink their gums into! Now in bilingual English and Spanish!

INDESTRUCTIBLES are built for the way babies "read": with their hands and mouths. INDESTRUCTIBLES won't rip or tear and are 100% washable. They're made for baby to hold, grab, chew, pull, and bend.

What green vegetable looks like a tree?




Infant and toddler socks; Pack of 4. Eric Carle.


Infant and toddler socks; Pack of 4, Minimum of 3 per style/size. Eric Carle.

SKU: Y-5022

SKU: ibd0752489570719

This adaptation of the art from the runaway bestseller I WANT MY HAT BACK was created by Jon Klassen, especially for this project.
size: 12 months

About the Author

Jon Klassen is the creator of the 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year I Want My Hat Back. He is also the illustrator of Caroline Stutson's Cats' Night Out, winner of the prestigious Governor General's Award for Illustration. Jon Klassen has worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.