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 


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 (Claimed)
The Snowy Day (Claimed)
The Pout-Pout Fish
Giraffes Can't Dance (Claimed)
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Dear Zoo (Claimed)
Yummy Yucky
Green Eggs and Ham
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Robert the Rose Horse
Stop that Ball!
Little Blue Truck
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
Roar and More
The Philharmonic Gets Dressed
Caps for Sale
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Sharing a parent's passion is very exciting for a child!

Bunny Slopes
Will You Believe in Me?
Day at Snowy Mountain
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee
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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, including the shower's host and Mariah.

Barnyard Dance! (Claimed)
Moo Baa La La La (Claimed)
Snuggle Puppy!
The Going to Bed Book (Claimed)
Blue Hat, Green Hat (Claimed)
Pajama Time!
Doggies (Claimed)
But Not the Hippopotamus (Claimed)
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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.  

Are You My Mother (Claimed)
The Best Nest
Go, Dog. Go!
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Newborn Development

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

Hello, Animals!
Look Look!
I Kissed the Baby!
Hello, Bugs!
Dr Seuss' Sleep Softly Book
Pat The Bunny (Claimed)
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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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Hipster Best Sellers 

Trendy 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
Rosie Revere Engineer
What Do You Do With An Idea
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 (Claimed)
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
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
Grace for President
The Paper Bag Princess
I Am Jane Goodall (Claimed)
Ada Twist Scientist
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Joy of Food

Cultivating joy and interest in eating

First Book of Sushi (Claimed)
Dragons Love Tacos
Today Is Monday
Eating the Alphabet
Yummy Yucky
Chaat and Sweets
Dim Sum For Everyone
The Ugly Vegetables
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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. 

Filipino Celebrations
The Name Jar (Claimed)
The Dot
Its Okay to be Different (Claimed)
Filipino Children's Favorite Stories
We're All Wonders
Mae Among the Stars
Zen Shorts
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk
Pagtulog Na, Nene
Filipino Friends
Last Stop on Market Street
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Building Vocabulary

Reinforces picture-word association to foster language.

First 100 Words
Dr Seuss's ABC Book
My First Book of Tagalog Words
My First Book of Japanese Words (Cla
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Treasured books guests have selected on their own that they'd like the new baby to enjoy!

Sophie la girafe (Claimed)
Madeline (Claimed)
ABCs of Mathematics (Claimed)
Curious George Stories to Share (Claimed)
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Engaging books.  Engaging moments.

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