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Baby & Toddler

8 Baby Shower Books That Won’t Get Returned

by Janssen Bradshaw

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Photo credit: Cristin Stickles/McNally Jackson Books

There’s nothing I like giving as a baby shower gift more than a stack of beautiful picture books. Books are gifts that can be used for years and passed down indefinitely (provided they don’t get thrown up on!).

But picking the right book for a baby shower can be tricky. You don’t want to pick something obscure that they’ll never read, but you also don’t want to be giving the fourth copy of a too-popular baby book.

These nine books tread the fine line between classic and cool and are sure to be welcome at any baby shower.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2021.