When my sister was planning my baby shower, I had asked to her to request that guests bring a signed baby book instead of a card so that I could get a nice library of books going for my baby. I couldn’t wait to read to my little girl. We received some wonderful books, and some not-so-much. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated each and every gift from our friends. They likely popped into a large big-box bookstore and grabbed something in a hurry.
After the party, I visited a small local bookstore and sought the advice of the owner there on which books were the most popular so that I could complete our collection. Little One Books is one of those unique stores that you can benefit from in very much the same way. Their books are carefully selected and are categorized by age to help you find the perfect book.
At Little One Books, when you click to view more information about a particular title, there is also a section beneath written by the owners entitled “Why we chose this book.” The comments are detailed and even lengthy – sometimes several paragraphs on why the book was selected for the store.
I had the opportunity to select a few titles from Little One Books. The first one I chose was Dream Snow by Eric Carle. It fit my daughter’s age group, was holiday-focused, and the people at Little One Books had great things to say about it. It’s about a farmer who dreams of snow, only to wake and realize that it wasn’t a dream after all. The snow has blanketed the farm animals which have been named in numbers which helps teach children counting, and it incorporates Christmas in a simple way. Emma doesn’t have many holliday-themed books so I knew this would be great.
It is one of the more unique books we own. There are plastic pages that overlay some parts of the story to help depict snow.
The other book I selected is I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. This is one of those vintage Golden Classics books – in the same style I remember from when I was a child. Do you remember that golden binding? It was originally published over 50 years ago but has been reprinted and is brand new.
I love the simplicity of the book, which follows a little girl as she mimics the animals around her, written in simple rhymes. After the story concludes, you’re left with the music sheet of the song which the book is based on.
If you want a small bookstore shopping experience without leaving the comfort of your home, give Little One Books a try. In addition to great books, you’ll also find CDs and DVDs there as well. From now until November 15th, you’ll get Free Shipping on your order!
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