Best Baby Shower Book Gift Ideas

The most popular gifts at baby showers are undoubtably clothes, and as adorable as those cute little outfits are, the new baby will outgrow them before the mom has fastened the snaps. We have been thrilled to see books make their way as a hot baby shower theme and gift option. At Half Price Books, we believe that books are a gift that grows with the baby and most importantly, grows their imaginations. Here are a few of our favorite books to give to the next generation of adorable munchkins.

1:  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak   2: Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski 

3: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton  

4: Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry  

5: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Eric Carle  

6:  The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone


1:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.  2: Olivia by Ian Falconer

3: Little Miss Curious by Roger Hargreaves   4: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle  

5: The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersens

6:  Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

If you would like more children’s book recommendations and ideas, please see our 40 Books Every Child Should Read and 21 Books to Start a Baby’s Library blog post.

What is your favorite childhood literary treasure and do you still have it on your bookshelf?

Stephanie is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate
You can follow her on Twitter at @saltpepperpress

2 thoughts on “Best Baby Shower Book Gift Ideas

  1. My favorite book to give to an expectant mother is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. It works for a boy or a girl. Timeless!

  2. Babies are just like God's gift for me. So gift for a baby should be some thing different and special one. Which can bring smile on their faces and they can learn something from those gifts. It can be toy with some puzzles or something like that. So make your child happy today. Bring some special gift for him/her.

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