Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kid Lit Blog Hop #57

Welcome to the 57th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! This week, we are excited to be including a Facebook Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms. We are pleased to welcome back Tiffiny from the blog Spark and Pook as a PERMANENT HOSTESS. Thrilled to have you on board Tiffiny - big welcome to you!  


Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books


Pragmatic Mom

Music, Teaching and Parenting

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough

Spark and Pook

Today I three books about new babies to share with you.
( You might be wondering why, well, there's a new baby boy on the way in our household, due on the planet September hurrah)

There's a house inside my Mummy Where my little brother grows, or maybe it's my little sister No-one really knows. A gentle and tender story of a little boy waiting for his little brother or sister to arrive. Told with humour and a simple rhyming text, this is the perfect picture book for all expectant brothers and sisters!
This one so far is our favourite. The message is really sweet and just enough for a 3.5 year old to comprehend.
There is so much to find out when a baby is born! What does it smell like, and when will it walk? When does it sleep, and what does it like to eat? A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can alsobe worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging. This series of four board books deals with the anticipation of waiting for the new baby, the excitement of the arrival itself, and the beginnings of the special relationship that develops between siblings. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child.
This one is a little simpler, basically what will the baby do, etc, but Gigi seems to love to laugh at what the baby does.

This one is a little bit odd.  Mum and sibling dream about all the things the baby might be when it grows up.  Gigi found this one a bit confusing actually and she keeps saying I don't want to baby to do this etc when it grows up.  
These are the three books we have found so far, but I know you all have some great recommendations. Hit us with them in the comments.  
Happy hopping folks.

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Happy Hopping!


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  1. I know someone who will definitely need these books, going to share this with them. Thanks.

  2. Congratulations, Julie!!! How exciting. There was a book on the Hop a couple of months ago that I got for my grandson. Can't remember the author, but the title is "15 Things Not to Do with your (a) Baby!" He has a new sister, and he loves the book.

  3. Congratulations! My sister is due in September due. I will have to recommend these books to her.

  4. Thanks for your recommendations Julie. It sounds like Gigi has her own plans for her baby brother! (In reference to her reaction to "There's Going to be a Baby") I have the same dimension in my household. The older girl WILL be the boss! lol Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop.