I've been thinking about the things most moms-to-be must rush out to buy first, as soon as they have that "oh my word, I'm having a baby, as in a living, breathing, human being kind of baby" and I am guessing topping the list would be things like adorable onesies (is that even how you spell that word?) with fuzzy feet or maybe fun/essential nursery items, and while I think those things are fun too, not for this mama! Books! Books! Books! As an elementary school teacher with a masters degree in literacy, all I can think about are books! I have
thousands (shh... don't tell!) a LOT of children's books in my classroom library at school, but when it comes to early infancy/childhood, my collection needs some serious bolstering in the biggest way. After my last doctor's appointment at 12 weeks, I went cah-raaazy in the local Goodwill stores, which are always a (super cheap) treasure trove of abandoned children's literature gems. Basically, I filled 4 bags with board books for under $25, all like new! Wanna know what I found? Here are a few:
Also, for Christmas Kev surprised me with several books like the two below. Now even he's feeding my obsession, this could be dangerous!
|Yet another amazing book from Mem Fox, love her!|
|He also bought this because he loved it as a kid.|
I am including books I know and love, or books recommended by parents, friends, fellow teachers, child development experts or parenting magazines/websites. And yes, I know I am totally out of control and I love it! :) Acceptance is the first step right? I may need a 50 step program... hmmm...
Oh, and how to display all of these books? I've got a few "pinteresting" ideas!
So, your thoughts? What books left behind a warm spot in your heart, or your children's hearts? I would love your ideas!