Welcome to Katie's registry!


Party: April 18, 2020

Location: Illinois

Team Katie

We're coming together to help build Katie's library!  Book recommendations are below, but feel free to go off-list if you want.  Used books welcome! 


Bookshelf Builder's recommendations are based on classics, modern best sellers, special finds and the parents' own interests. 

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Please fill out this form with the books that you bringing to mark them as "claimed".

At the Party

Bring your books to the party.  Please write something in the book so it can be treasured for years to come. 

Please remember ...

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Books that have endured the test of time.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See_
The Little Engine That Could
Where's Spot
The Snowy Day
The Pout-Pout Fish
Giraffes Can't Dance
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Dear Zoo
Green Eggs and Ham
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
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Lovey Dovey

Heart warming books provide opportunities for parents' genuine emotions to surface, increasing parent-child bonding.

I Wish You More
I Love You to the Moon and Back
Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
I Love You Through and Through
Guess How Much I Love You
On The Night You Were Born
My Love Will Find You
Llama Llama I Love You
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Best of Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a favorite for many, and the series provides consistency, familiarity and a source of giggles for the child.

Barnyard Dance!
Moo Baa La La La
Snuggle Puppy!
The Going-To-Bed Book
Blue Hat, Green Hat
Pajama Time!
But Not the Hippopotamus
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Celebrity Authors

A fun treat for parents (its not all about the baby :-)

Please, Baby, Please
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
Touch the Earth
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Baby Faces

Babies love looking at other babies, which also helps foster early socialization.

Everywhere Babies
Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
Global Babies
Farm Faces
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Best Sellers 

Books that capture current mindsets and reflect modern humor.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Penguin Problems
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
The Day the Crayons Quit
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
The Book With No Pictures
They All Saw a Cat
Last Stop on Market Street
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Sleepy Time

Modeling sleep situations with other characters helps build awareness about sleep without a direct power struggle.   

Goodnight Moon
Good Night, Gorilla
If Animals Kissed Good Night
Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site
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Strong Female Leads

Seeing female characters that are capable, dream big, succeed and fail helps both boys and girls build resistance to gender-based biases.  

She Persisted
The Most Magnificent Thing
Grace for President
Frida Kahlo
The Paper Bag Princess
I Am Jane Goodall
Ada Twist Scientist
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Vocabulary & Poetry

Reinforces picture-word association to foster language.

Eating the Alphabet
Dr Seuss's ABC Book
I Carry Your Heart with Me
Haiku Baby
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Global Citizen

Books featuring lead characters from a variety of backgrounds plants crucial seeds for appreciating diversity.  

This Is How We Do It
Its Okay to be Different
We're All Wonders
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk
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Treasured books guests have selected on their own that they'd like the new baby to enjoy!

Please let us know if you are bringing off-list books by filling out this form and we can list them here to avoid duplicates.  

Engaging books.  Engaging moments.

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