Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our favorite books for baby

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On my baby shower, a friend gave us some Dr Seuss board books and so began Anya’s little book collection. Since then, her little book shelf is almost full with a sweet collection of books.

I thought it would be a good idea to post about some of Anya’s (and mom dad’s, as we’re the ones that end up reading them over and over again:p) favorite books to read over these two years.

Dr Seuss classics

Like I said, a friend who is a mother of three, gave us our first Dr Seuss books. And I’m so glad she did because I have to admit I might not myself have purchased them. I remember going through one at someone’s once long before Anya, and thinking how silly it was! But was I wrong! There is something magical about these books, I tell you. Anya has probably loved each of the ones we have at one point.

In fact, her first favorite book ever happened to be Mr. Brown Can Moo when she was barely 10 months old. From there on, we have had phases of loving their ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book, A Fly Went By, Are You My Mother (my personal favorite I think), and probably one of her all time favorites, Put Me in the Zoo.

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(Shehwar, if you happen to be reading this, thank you so much for introducing us to Dr Seuss.)

Sandra Boynton books

Bilal discovered this one book that became an instant favorite, Moo, Baa, La La La. Because she loved it so much, we went out and bought some more by Sandra Boynton. 1, 2, 3 is another current favorite and she also likes From Horns to Toes and in between.

The funny little characters, the simple rhyming stories make these short little books an instant favorite for us. 

Alice in Wonderland: A BabyLit book

My husband loves the original classic and it was only mandatory that we own this baby version of it when we saw it. I love the concept behind this series to introduce your baby to the world of classic literature in such a fashionable way. The bright colors, beautiful design makes this very loveable for both Anya and her design loving mama.

They also have Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights and many more classics in this series.

Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell

This was a great find at TJMaxx (They happen to have a great collection of kids books) and is one of those books that is more mom’s favorite than Anya’s right now but I think she will grow into it. It is about a little kitty with a heart as big as the earth he so loves. I haven’t seen a sweet-er toddler book than this one. The adorable illustrations add to the charm of this lovely find. 

This is one of those books that I actually enjoy reading to her again and again.

My first Mother Goose

Another choice by my husband. He wanted to introduce her to Mother Goose when she starting humming along to poems and we found this one at Barnes and Nobles. It was a regular read for Anya for many a bedtimes and now she pretty much knows it by heart and loves going through it while singing the poems.

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The Runaway Bunny

Anya got a little collection of books that her phupo had kept for her (They were her cousin’s). One of these was this classic and Anya and I both loved it instantly. Sweetest little book about a mother bunny’s love for her baby which resonates with our love for our babies.

I always enjoy reading this to her.

Do you have any favorite books for toddlers? I would love to know about them.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

FYI: Phupo is the word for Paternal aunt in Urdu


  1. Love the post nataliya soo informative and oh yes will definetly buy some Dr suess for my xx

    1. SO glad you do Sumera, i'm sure he will love Dr Suess

  2. Awesome post taaiyaa api! . . . . . . Your's and anya babe choice is fantastic.
    I love the 2nd picture and last picture!
    Kisses to anyaaa jaani! xoxoxo.


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