Originally posted to the anonymous pregnancy blog September 15, 2008.

I am librarian. Contrary to popular belief, librarians are not paid to sit and read all day. However, most librarians do love books. I’m hoping my children will also learn to love books. The problem I’m currently facing is how to introduce them to books. I’ve never worked with children before and I don’t have the first clue about which books children do and do not like. In the past couple of weeks I’ve done some preliminary research about how to choose books for infants. So far, I’ve learned that I should start with books that have high contrast images and rhyming text.

Today I had time to stop by several thrift stores and start picking out board books that hopefully our child will find entertaining. Here’s what I got:

  • All Aboard 1 2 3 4 (this is actually a foam book that isn’t appropriate until at least age 1)
  • The Alphabet Book
  • Bialosky’s House: A Color Book
  • Bitty Bear at Play
  • Curious George and the Bunny
  • Guess How Much I Love You
  • A Little Book of Numbers
  • Time for Bed
  • Thomas the Tank Engine’s Hidden Surprises
  • Trucks

Of course, I also plan to check out books from the library but one can never have too many books. Anybody have suggestions of books you or your babies loved? I’m starting a list of books I need to acquire :-)

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