Welcome to Baby Hostetter-Napeñas' registry!


Due Date: August 22, 2018

Shower: July 21, 2018 

Location: Arlington, Massachusetts

Team Mariah

We're coming together to help build baby's first 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 trends, newborn developmental needs, and the parents' own interests. 

Avoid Duplicates

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

At the Shower

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

Please remember ...

to fill out this form to avoid duplicates 


Sharing a parent's passion is very exciting for a child!

Lovey Dovey

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

Best of Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a favorite for many, including the shower's host and Mariah.

Best of P.D. Eastman

A protege and colleague of Dr Seuss, Phil Eastman wrote and illustrated numerous successful books under the Dr Seuss brand.  

Newborn Development

High contrast images provide visual stimulation for still developing newborn eyes and textured surfaces encourage tactile exploration.

Baby Faces

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

Sleepy Time

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

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.  

Joy of Food

Cultivating joy and interest in eating

Global Citizen

Books featuring lead characters from a variety of backgrounds plants an amazing seed for appreciating diversity.  Here, we've added additional books on Asian, Japanese and Filipino cultures. 

Building Vocabulary

Reinforces picture-word association to foster language.


Treasured books guests have selected on their own that they'd like the new baby to enjoy!