Book Video

Baby’s Very First Stroller Books (Video and Links)

Simple board book with brightly colored, high-contrast illustrations, and holes and finger trails suitable for babies and very young children. With an elastic attachment to attach the book to a stroller or baby gym, meaning it is always on hand to entertain and amuse, and will never get lost. Do you know a baby one of these would be perfect for? We have 3 different ones! I can’t wait until my own baby (due in just 3 weeks!) is old enough for these!





Meet & Greet

Bookish Meet and Greet

Check out these wonderful blog posts I’ve gathered for y’all! There’s something for everyone! Let me know below which was your favorite. Do you have a favorite blog about children’s literacy? Let me know about it! Feel free to reblog, share on Facebook, Twitter, etc to give more exposure to these blogs! Have an amazing rest of your weekend!

  1. Brother Hugo and the Bear

  2. Darth Vader, Marines, and Reading Aloud

  3. 10 Great Books for New Year’s Resolutions

  4. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  5. Books Are A Weird Medium

  6. My Favorite Book Quotes

  7. Our January Reads

  8. People are Making Books Out of Jellyfish Now

Book Video

Tummy Time Fold-Out Books (Video and Links)

These titles for babies are filled with panels of recognizable, high-contrast black and white images and patterns to aid visual development in the early stages. Gently introduce your baby to early concepts with these fold-out, stand-up books, perfect for tummy time! We have 9 different fold-out books to choose from! Which of these would you pick for your little one?


123 Counting


Nursery Rhymes

Things That Go


On the Farm

Under the Sea



Book Video

Animal Doodle Wipe Clean Cards (Video and Link)

Do you have an animal lover? These wipe-clean cards would be perfect for them!

Set of 50 cards containing simple animal-themed doodle activities to keep little children busy. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and a great gift. The cards are strong and durable, ensuring repeated use.

Animal Doodles


Book Video

Hush-a-Bye Bunny (Video and Links)

This charming two-sided cloth book combines a variety of touch-and-feel fabrics with a gentle, rhyming text, making it the perfect book for night and day, sleep and play. We also have an owl and rabbit one. Which one would your little baby like?

Growing Belly and Books

As of yesterday, I am 29 weeks preggo. Each week Eric takes a picture of my profile in the same place so in the end I’ll be making a little collage of how baby Emma is growing.

Less than 3 months away! I don’t want to jinx myself, but this pregnancy hasn’t been too bad. I mean, there were those first few months in the first trimester with the “morning” sickness and constantly tired. The second trimester went much better, feeling great and not tired all the time. That’s also when we found out we were having a girl. And she started kicking.

And this trimester just started. But my belly is slowly getting bigger and bigger. And it’s winter. An awful winter. I mean, today’s high was -12 with windchills in the -20’s. At least it wasn’t snowing. When I leave for work in the morning, it will be -15 with an estimated windchill of -34. Brrrrr. But there is 2 to 3 feet of snow on the ground. Lucky me, though, I have an excuse not to shovel this winter. 😉 My winter coat barely zips up these days, so today when I went out I put a lighter jacket on underneath that does zip up and my winter coat on the outside without zipping it.

My innie belly button is starting to become an outie. Every other time I blow my nose there seems to be some blood. And I’ve been blowing it a lot because of this cold weather. I’ve always been a “belly, back, both sides” sleeper, but with a baby in there, I can’t sleep on my back or belly. And it’s harder to flip sides the bigger she gets. And I usually have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. I haven’t really had any cravings and haven’t gained too much extra weight.

According to my app, she is about 15″ long and 2.5 pounds. She’ll be gaining weight pretty quickly now. But the good news is, I don’t feel too uncomfortable yet. In a few weeks we have a full day of birthing class/other class at the hospital, plus a tour of the birthing center.

We have started packing up our 2nd bedroom to get ready for Emma’s arrival. We will only be here for about 2 months after she arrives before we move to Missouri, so we won’t be decorating too much, just the essentials for now.

And next week I’ll be ordering some books from myself for baby Emma. I have my open party that has to be closed and I have $240 in free books and $150 in half-priced books to redeem, so I’m excited to stock up before Emma gets here!


Book Video

Love You Hoo (Video and Link)

Little Owl and Big Owl are cuddled up at bedtime. Big Owl reminds Little Owl about all the special times they’ve had together and all the exciting adventures the future holds. It is a joyous, call-it-from-the-treetops rhyming salute to the love between a caregiver and child.

Love You Hoo and Big Owl give voice to what every child deserves to know: that they are, and always will be, loved; that life is a journey; that there will be good times and bad, but that their Big Owl will always, “Love you Hoo.”

This is just the sweetest book. Whoooooo would you love to read this to?

Love You Hoo