Whenever we’re on vacation or visiting a new place, we alway seek out the used book stores. We spend hours browsing, carefully selecting our “loot”, which inevitably takes up the bulk of our luggage space. At home, we have what you might call a bookshelf problem… there’s just not enough room for all the tomes we’ve accumulated over the years.
Now, our bookshelf problem has a new dimension: where to put all those board and picture books! We were very lucky to get many classic titles for our little one’s shelf from family and friends. Some titles are so classic and popular that we received multiple copies of them… including no fewer than 5 copies of Guess How Much I Love You.
Before little H was born, we’d talk about the types of books we’d want to share with her. Now that we can, we’re adding to her bookshelf and our Amazon wishlist every week. We’ve already started quite the collection! The nursery bookshelf holds our favorite classics, like The Giving Tree and Watership Down, to more recent additions, like the new illustrated Harry Potter collection! (We’ve also been geeking out about how family road trips will necessarily include the HP audiobooks narrated by Jim Dale…)
Here are a few books we’ve come across that we look forward to reading with our daughter. These stories celebrate many of the values we want to share and explore with her: diversity, community, critical thinking and empathy. Enjoy.