Bethany's Book Shop


new!  We have three little bibliophiles in our family, all 2 years old and under, and I thought I should give them their say!  So I'm adding a section called Kid's Eye View to my online bookshop featuring  Faye's Favs, Cade's Favs, and Blake's Favs :) 

Faye's Faves:
Faye is 2 1/2 and has been a bibliophile from the time she was born!  I read her nursery rhymes when she was just an infant, and they still rate high on her list.  For a short time she liked the ones I could sing to her best, or that were good for soothing and bouncing, but mostly she just seems to love the rhythm. 
Books have always been helpful to her for all the ages and stages from separation anxiety to potty training. 
She loves almost all books, but her favorites she asks for again and again.


My Very First Mother Goose

Owl Babies


My Very First Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie- Faye has loved this book since she was an infant. We've tried other Mother Goose books, but this one is her number one best pick.  Most of the familiar rhymes are there, and only the gentle ones- no wife cutting off blind mice's tails.  And the cozy illustrations by Rosemary Wells of bunnies and cats are totally charming.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell- Faye has separation anxiety.  It's waning- but she still relates to Owl Babies and wants to read it over and over. She especially loves little Bill, who repeats throughout the book "I want my Mommy!" A lovely, reassuring book written with repetition, and a delight to read aloud. The fluffy baby owls illustrated by Patrick Benson are endearing and add much to the enjoyment of the reading experience.

Cade's Favs:  Cade is a very active almost two year old, who loves being outdoors, animals, and garbage trucks.  He loves books that are noisy or invite activity, or are about his favorite things.  He also is busy increasing his vocabulary, and likes first word books of all kinds.  Here are a few winners:


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?


Cade has loved this book for months, and hasn't lost interest yet! 

Blake's Favs: Blakey is an active 10 month old baby, crawling and "cruising" and getting into everything he can, but he still makes time for books.  His books must be board books, as he tends to chew on them!  His favorites are photo books about other babies.  Lift-the-flaps are fun for him, too.


Hugs & Kisses


Blake loves this board book, all about hugs and kisses!  He loves any books with baby photos, but this book has the added benefit of a sweet rhyming text and endearing pictures of babies getting hugs and kisses from family members. And of course he receives some hugs and kisses as we read the book!



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