If you decide to do “Books Not Cards” for your baby shower or a birthday – OR if you’re just looking for some great books any child will love, look no further than this list!


Any Sandra Boynton books

Any Llama Llama book by Anna Dewdney

Daddies are Awesome by Meredith Costain

Mommies are Amazing by Meredith Costain

Touch Think Learn books by Xavier Deneaux

Any Dr. Seuss books

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle

Never Touch A… by Rosie Greening

Tails by Matthew Van Fleet

Pat the Bunny

The Pigeon/The Duckling by Mo Willems

P is for Potty by Naomi Kleinburg

Christopher Jordan Hockey Books

Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site by Sherrie Duskey Rinker

If Animals Kissed Goodnight – Ann Whitford Paul

Star Wars Block by Lucasfilms

What’s In My Truck by Roger Priddy

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle

Are You My Mother? By PD Eastman