Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Literary Genius

All of the people who have seen the nursery in person have commented on the fact that Baby Girl has a lot of books. Now, to be fair, she really doesn't. You should see my parents' house. They have a ton of books. Stashed all over the house! But I guess for someone who isn't here yet, she does have two full baskets of books.

My sister suggested that I make a master list of books, so we don't get too many duplicates. In fact, we already have 1 set of duplicates... and I think I bought the second one. Strange. The first was from my childhood.

Here is our current list of books:

Books in English
  • My First Chanukah
  • Biscuit's Hanukkah
  • Goodnight Moon
  • Green Eggs & Ham
  • The Giving Tree
  • Pinkalicious
  • Oh, the Thinks you can think (2)
  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • The Baby Unicorn
  • The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • Llama Llama home with Mama
  • Betty Bunny loves Chocolate Cake
  • The Three Little Javelinas 
  • I can Name 50 Trees Today
  • The Lorax
  • McElligot's Pool
  • An Aussie Night Before Christmas
  • Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes
  • Gallop!
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake
  • If You Give a Pig a Party
  • If You Take a Mouse to School
  • Wynken, Blynken, & Nod
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Corduroy
  • My Treasury of Stories & Rhymes
Books in Spanish
  • Muu, muu dice una vaca
  • Moncho y la Mancha
  • Donde viven los monstruos (Where the Wild Things Are)
  • Katy no tiene bolsa (Curious George)
  • Jorge el Curioso encuentra trabajo (Curious George Finds a Job)
  • Buenas Noches a Todos (The Going to Bed Book)
  • Don Caballito de Mar (Mister Seahorse)
  • ¿Donde esta Spot? (Where is Spot?)
Bilingual Books - text in both languages
  • I want my banana - Quiero mi Platano
  • I'm Too Big - Soy demasiado grande
  • The Sleeping Beauty - La Bella Durmiente
  • Cinderella - Cinicienta
  • Jack & the Beanstalk - Juan y los frijoles magicos
  • The Little Mermaid - La Sirenita
  • Goldilocks - Ricitos de Oro y los Tres Osos
  • Little Red Riding Hood - Caperucita Roja
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - La Oruga Muy Hambrienta
  • Ten Little Fingers - Tengo Diez Deditos
Currently, they all reside mixed together in two wicker baskets on the floor in between the rocker and the crib. I can easily grab them from the basket to read to the dogs or myself. There is also a bookshelf behind the rocker, not so accessible from the rocker. Once we are closer to the end of the pregnancy and the beginning of babyhood, I will separate them by age appropriateness (and what I want to read to her). And from there, books will rotate from the bookshelf to the baskets.

So there you have it. A literary genius in the making. Can't even read, and she has almost more books than she kicks in an hour.


  1. just wait until after your party... haha - that list is gonna be HUGE!!!

    1. LOL I totally agree... wait until after your party!
      By the way, my girls vote for PINKALICIOUS!!! I think mommy will enjoy that too :)

  2. Yay! You can never have too many books! I'm glad Baby Girl's library is off to such a good start.