Starting Your Child's Library
It's great to start your baby's library with personal favorites. A good idea for a baby shower is to have guests bring their favorite childhood book to contribute to your child's growing collection. I always like to buy Ezra Jack Keats books for children. He maintained the spirit of diversity in his illustrations.
I read Frederick by Leo Lionni a couple years ago and fell in love with the mouse poet trying to savor the fleeting moments of summer and fall, while his family tried earnestly to prepare for the coming winter. Frederick and His Friends contains four stories that will resonate in the hearts of your future poets.