Books are among my favorite things, so it makes sense that with a grand child, I have some favorite board books, right?! It is a habit of mine at the library, to peruse the board book shelf and the picture book shelves to bring home a stack of “new” stories and old favorites. That is how I discovered Global Baby Girls. Readers of By Quiet Waters probably know, I am an all girl mom, and am starting out as a girl nana!
My granddaughter is definitely taken in by the beautiful photographs of baby girl faces, from all over the world. The photographs are beautiful, for sure. What I also like is the message of this little book. Baby girls are beautiful, strong, capable, smart and can change the world! I love reading this book aloud to Joyness, and I get tickled when her aunties are also in the room to hear the true words. Usually one or two or three “big girls” will gather around and the spirit of affirmation grows!
After I returned this book to the library, I promptly placed an order for our own copy. We keep stacks of books for sweet girl in a couple different room and I often find Global Baby Girls on the top of the stack! If you have baby girls in your life, I encourage you to take a look at this book!
Another favorite “new” book in the stack of board books, Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies. This book was sent to me, in exchange for my sharing my opinions, by Book Look Bloggers. At first glance, I wasn’t too drawn in by the book. Seeing both of these books in the photo, side by side, maybe you can see why.
But, evening after evening, nap time after nap time, Joyness requests this book and it has become a lovely part of our quieting down and becoming ready for sleep.
Joyness likes to point out all the animals while I read. The illustrations are whimsical and gentle. I like the simple Bible verses tied to story examples of God’s love and the simple prayers for each entry. Those simple prayers lend themselves well to spoken blessings! And I’ve written recently about the power of spoken blessings.
So these are my current favorite board books. They are actually books that I am actively recommending to others, and might have purchased for our church nursery and sent as birthday gifts to some special one year olds. That is how much I like them.
We are always on the look out for great stories and books. Please share in the comments about your favorite children’s books.