Great Books for New Parents

Maria H. (ndm#130) (2715 Posts)

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.


Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up very soon! 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 books for new parents or parents-to-be!

Board Books

Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice

  • Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice! by Loryn Brantz
  • page count: 22 * ages: 0-2 years

Feminist Baby is learning to talk She says what she thinks and it totally rocks! Feminist Babies stand up tall “Equal rights and toys for all!” Feminist Baby is back for more adventures- with new friends in tow!- in this refreshing, clever board book by two-time Emmy Award-winning author and BuzzFeed contributor Loryn Brantz. Praise for Feminist Baby: ” Feminist Baby is unexpectedly charming and warm. Pictures, here, really are worth a thousand words as Loryn Brantz does the important work of making feminism accessible with a keen understanding of what kids need to know about feminism in their young lives. Even as an adult, I found myself utterly delighted from one page to the next. Feminist Baby is not just for babies. It’s for all of us. (But mostly, it’s for babies.)” -Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist “Not that you should have a baby for the sole purposes of reading a book to him or her, but if I were to do that it would be because of Feminist Baby. It’s cute, inspiring, and a reminder that before society places boundaries on what girls are supposed to do and be like, girls can be anything, including empowered.” -Phoebe Robinson, New York Times best-selling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair ” Feminist Baby is for girls, boys, moms and dads. If you want your little person to grow up to be a full and equal person, Feminist Baby is for you.” -Rose McGowan, Activist/Director/Artist “Forget sugar & spice-fun & fierce, that’s what Feminist Baby is made of!” -Debbie Levy, award-winning author of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark


Stay Close to Mama

  • Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo
  • page count: 32 * ages: 3-5 years

In the wide, shining world there is so much to see, and Twiga is curious. But Twiga’s tall, tall Mama wants her baby to stay close, stay safe from the dangers that lurk near each irresistible sweet smell and sparkling sight that Twiga finds.

With lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, this story of a mother’s love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.


I Love My Grandma

  • I Love My Grandma by Giles Andreae
  • page count: 32 * ages: 3 – 5 years

From train rides to playtime, this book illustrates the love between grandmother and grandchild, and all the exciting things they can do together! Joyful and heartwarming, it will be a treasured addition to any grandchild’s collection.


Wish

  • Wish by Matthew Cordell
  • page count: 36 * ages: 0 – 2 years

As an elephant couple embark on a life together, thoughts of children are far away-at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it’s only after thwarted plans and some difficult disappointments that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. Now available as a board book, this beautiful, uplifting story about the beginning of a family is just right for parent-child reading time.


Picture Books

Drawn Together

  • Drawn Together by Minh Lê
  • page count: 40 * ages: 3 – 5 years

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.


Off and Away

  • Off & Away by Cale Atkinson
  • page count: 48 * ages: 3 – 5 years

How would you get mail if you lived in the middle of the sea? It’s Jo’s dad’s job to deliver it, taking bottles wherever they need to go. He always comes home with exciting stories to tell-but Jo is far too afraid to go out on the ocean herself. Until Dad gets a bad sea cold, that is. With no one but Jo to deliver the bottles, she must find her courage and set sail alone. As she embarks on her mission, her fears just might be replaced with new friendships . . . and grand stories of her own. With beautiful, atmospheric art and endearing new characters by author-illustrator Cale Atkinson, this picturebook is a treasure.


Super Saurus and the Egg

  • Super Saurus and the Egg by Deborah Underwood
  • page count: 40 * ages: 3 – 5 years

When Arnold’s parents bring an egg home and tell him he’s going to be an older brother, Arnold is not convinced. Arnold knows the egg could be anything. . . maybe even an EGG OF DOOM! If a vampire-saurus flies out of the egg, Super Saurus will be ready! If a planet-crushing robot stomps out of the egg, Super Saurus will be ready! If Maud the Marauder jumps out of the egg, Super Saurus will be ready! But what happens if the Egg of Doom turns out to be Arnold’s new little brother or sister? With the same wit, humor and charm that shines in Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten, readers will be captivated by Arnold’s super imagination.


This Story Is for You

  • This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli
  • page count: 48 * ages: 3 – 5 years

A simple “It’s nice to know you” holds so much power in this tender picturebook by acclaimed author-illustrator Greg Pizzoli. Finding value in others as a matter of course, the narrator accepts and appreciates difference as the foundation of a life-long friendship. This Story Is for You celebrates moments of kindness throughout, from the small to the grand in a heartwarming tale of human connection. The warm, comforting text shares the tone of a Ruth Krauss classic and is balanced by Greg’s energetic color palette and signature visual humor. This book is sure to be a special read for parents, children, and their friends for years to come.

Maria H. (ndm#130)

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.

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