As we have mentioned before, we have these amazing reps from most publishers whose books we sell. Here to comment on some of her favorite books is Sarah Nasif, my wonderfully amazing Random House Children’s Books rep. She will be joining us montly to help us spread the word about children’s books:
Hello Lemuria Bookstore and Oz Blog readers! I’m a book rep for Random House Children’s Books, a Mississippi resident (I live in Vicksburg), a wife and mom, and a regular customer at Lemuria and Oz. I also help run a book blog called Random Acts of Reading with my fellow reps. You can check us out here for author interviews, book buzz and all sorts of cool industry insider stuff. I’m thrilled that Emily has agreed to let me contribute, and I hope that I can help you discover some new favorites along the way!
Today, I want to share what I’ve been reading to my 7 month old daughter, Mia. As you can imagine there is no shortage of books in our house, but we tend to pick a few favorites and read them over and over. While I know the repetition is good for her, I try to switch it up every week or two for my own sake!
One board book that I have been reading to her since she was born and have not gotten tired of yet is A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na. This sweet bedtime board book explores a variety of animals’ sleep habits and the illustrations are just gorgeous. It is also available in hardcover picture book format if your child has moved past the phase of trying to eat the book rather than read the book, which mine has not! Snow Rabbit Spring Rabbit is another favorite by this author, and it’s just out this month in board book format. Since we don’t get much snow in Mississippi, this book is a great way to introduce your little one to the winter season.
Sandra Boynton is a no brainer when it comes to baby shower gifts and we have a stack of her board books lining our shelves. What’s Wrong, Little Pookie is our new favorite – it makes me laugh every time I read it which sends Mia into fits of giggles. Little Pookie’s mom is trying to figure out what’s bothering him but she just can’t seem to guess right, and by the end Pookie has forgotten!
A fellow rep sent me a copy of one of her family favorites before Mia was born and it has quickly become one of ours. I am a Bunny by Ole Risom, illustrated by Richard Scarry is a classic about nature and the seasons. Its tall skinny size stands out fascinates Mia. She has just started turning the pages which makes her momma proud!Written by Emily