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DECEMBER 13, 2012
Gifts - It's the Season!

Do you have a baby in your life? Your own baby? A grandchild? A godchild? A baby you've "adopted" for the season? Looking for that perfect gift for them?

Give that baby a board book!

There are the classic board books that you may remember getting yourself! These are the board books children have enjoyed for years and years (decades in fact!)

Pat The Bunny - by Dorothy Kunhardt

Goodnight Moon - by Margaret Wise Brown

Time for Bed - by Mem Fox

There are the board book series with lots of different titles available - all fun for baby to touch and read with you.

That's Not My Teddy....(Dragon, Dinosaur, Puppy, etc.) by Fiona Watt

My Big Truck Book (Animal Book, Train Book, Truck Book) by Roger Priddy

Baby Touch and Feel (Colors and Shapes, Cuddly Animals, Things That Go, Pets, etc.) by Dorling Kindersly Publishing

There are some authors whose books are "just right" every time - you can't miss getting one by them!

Sandra Boynton (I love Moo Boo La La La, but every one of hers is great)

Byron Barton (little boys love his books - check them out!)

Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar - need I say more?)

And, don't forget to ask your favorite librarian what his or her favorites are, or what new board book just caught their eye??

Some of my current favs include Oink, Moo, Meow by Sterling Publishing

Where is Baby's Belly Button by Karen Katz

Toes, Ears, and Nose by Marion Dane Bauer

You can check any of these out from a Jefferson County Public Library, and there are many, many more to choose from.  

Not only will you be giving your baby a gift that will develop their brain and their future but, there is nothing more joyous than seeing a baby with a favorite adult sharing a book!

Hey - What's your favorite board book? Share it with us!

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