Perfect Books for New Moms and Dads

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A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

Where would we be without those men and women in our lives that shaped us into who we are today? Disney Publishing Worldwide invites you to celebrate this Mother’s and Father’s Day this year with the perfect titles for new/expecting parents.

Books for the little ones

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals
Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems
On Sale: May 30, 2017
Mo Willems’ introductory guide for new arrivals welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud. With a fun and heartwarming message, WELCOME playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing such topics as injustice, cats, friendship, and family. This one-of-a-kind guide to the world is a must-have for infants and new parents alike.

Night Night, Groot (read our review!)
By Brendan Deneen and Illustrated by Cale Atkinson
On Sale Now
It’s been a long day for baby Groot and he’s ready to be tucked in for bed. Just as his eyes start to close, Rocket Raccoon bursts onto the scene! Groot can’t go to sleep yet, there’s a whole galaxy that needs to be defended and they must work together to save the day! Then maybe, just maybe, Groot will finally get the rest he deserves!

Dream
Written and Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
On Sale Now
With beautiful pastel-colored illustrations throughout, Matthew Cordell pulls at the reader’s heartstrings with DREAM. Two gorillas take such pride when they look into their newborn’s eyes, and wonder what path their future will take. Cordell’s book is a celebration of the hopes dreams that parents have for children as they grow up, and find that no matter where life may take them, they always have a home with their family.

Bob, Not Bob: To Be Read as Though You Have the Worst Cold Ever
By Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick and Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
On Sale Now
Stuffed with the sniffles, BOB, NOT BOB! by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon with illustrations by Matthew Cordell, is immediately relatable to any child (or adult!) who’s had a bad cold, when the only thing you want is someone to take care of you. You see, every time sick Little Louie calls out for “Mom,” his stuffed-up nose brings Bob the dog running instead. Filled with wordplay and situational comedy, BOB, NOT BOB! begs to be read aloud, and it pairs especially well with snuggling.


Books that inspire parents to empower their kids:

Books to empowerFeminist Baby
Written and Illustrated by Loryn Brantz
On Sale Now
Feminist Baby likes pink and blue.
Sometimes she’ll throw up on you!
Feminist Baby chooses what to wear
and if you don’t like it she doesn’t care!

Meet the irrepressible FEMINIST BABY in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who’s not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!

Cars 3: Lead the Way
By Ace Landers and Illustrated by Garrett Taylor
On Sale Now
Ride along with Lightning McQueen as he revisits many of his cherished moments with the late and great Doc Hudson. Lightning has learned so many inspiring things from Doc that he would like to pass on to Cruz Ramirez, including a lesson about what it really means to win.

Choose to Matter
By Julie Foudy
On Sale Now
Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former captain of the US National team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU. Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Julie taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders including “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, and Facebook superwoman and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg.