Some New Books for Younger Kids (Babies - 7)


Disclosure: I was sent copies of these books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Today I am going to share some multicultural books for younger children. They include a prayer book for babies, a board book and a picture book. The board book and picture book are new ideas on some classic songs. We will start with the book that has babies in the title. It is a religious book. It is Pray with Your Baby Every Day edited by Claire Grace and Rachel Robinson and embroidered by Chloe Giordano. It is recommended for ages 0 to 4. 

From the Publisher:

The Lord’s love is for life, and it starts in early development. Soothe your baby with the calming sound of these peaceful prayers.

And the child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
- Luke 2:40

All those precious murmurs and gurgles are preparing your baby for their very first word! Aid your little one’s speech development by reading them sweet prayers. Guide them into a treasured relationship with God that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. These thirty prayers draw on God’s love and all his beautiful creations, to make for calming reading, morning, noon and night.

Illustrated with prints of adorable, embroidered art, this book is a touching keepsake that your child can carry with them as they grow up.

With important lessons like:How prayer helps us
  • The importance of friendship
  • Appreciation of God and all his creations
  • The power of kindness
  • Family values
  • How special and precious they are

This touching picture book is a heartfelt introduction to Christianity. It’s a beautiful collection of affirming prayers about God and the people we love. Praying with your baby every day helps them develop their speech and learn about the Lord. Hearing a parent’s voice read these soothing verses reassures them and makes them feel safe. Make comforting memories that will last a lifetime by praying with your baby every day.

This book is part of the Stitched Storytime collection. Also available in the series are Read to Your Baby Every Day, Read to Your Toddler Every Day and Read to Your Baby Every Night.

From Me:

This sweet book has thirty prayers to read to your young ones. They include The Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary but also have prayers about friends, days of the week, family, seasons and so much more. It even includes one about learning to pray. The pages are beautiful with the embroidery and colors. It is a calming book that I expect young kids to enjoy. The prayers are easy, and kids will find favorites in it.  The words are written in a cursive font, so it is not a great book for those learning to read. 

This book is perfect for the Christian parents of young children or even for Easter baskets for little ones. It is a book that will help parents share their religion and teach the kids how to pray in a fun way. There are prayers for bedtime as well as for morning and in between. I think it would make a lovely gift for Easter, baby shower and so much more!

Our next two books take familiar songs and change them a bit. The first one is a board book that takes the song, "The Wheels on the Bus" and change the words. The book is The Mommies on the Bus by Hannah Eliot and illustrated by Airin O'Callaghan. 

From the Publisher:

Set to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus,” this sweet and funny board book shows how mommies keep their kids entertained on the bus!

While a child might only think of how a bus’s wheels go round and round, round and round, round and round, mommies know to be prepared with “snacks, snacks, snacks.” And she’ll have to remind her child “here’s our stop, here’s our stop, here’s our stop!”

From Me:

This is such a sweet multicultural book. The mommies on the bus say things like sit down, hold my hand, I've got snacks, and here's our stop. Things we can all imagine a mother on a bus having to say. I love how fun the pages are. The only thing is that the only people on the bus are moms and children. In the real world it wouldn't just be moms and kids on the bus! 

This book will entertain children just like the song does! The pages are colorful and fun and the illustrations are adorable. It is a fun take on the song and will be loved by many kids!

Our final book is a picture book that is a new take on the song "Old MacDonald Has a Farm." It is Miss MacDonald Has a Farm by Kalee Gwarjanski and illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic. It's recommended for ages 3 to 7. 

From the Publisher:

In this female-forward spin on the traditional children’s song “Old MacDonald”, readers can join Miss MacDonald on her vegetable farm and see all the work that goes into growing healthy and delicious produce.

“Miss MacDonald has a farm,
She loves things that grow!”

With a “weed-weed” here and a “pick-pick” there, young readers can follow Miss MacDonald as she tends to her vegetable farm. It’s a rollicking, rhyming read-aloud that ends in a community feast and celebrates themes of healthy eating, plant-based meals, local produce, gardening, seasons, and female farmers.

From Me:

I love this female version and it is perfect for March--Women's History Month! This version is focused on vegetables and things that grow in the ground versus the song where the focus is on animals. Miss MacDonald grows things like lettuce, peas, tomatoes, corn, green beans and more! At the end of the book there is a recipe for harvest vegetable bake as well as an explanation of how food goes from seed to table. It is such a cute take on the song!

The book even goes into Miss MacDonald canning pumpkins and selling her harvest at a farm stand. She also has a delicious meal with diverse friends including her harvest vegetable bake. The book promotes healthy eating and teaching kids about growing food in a fun way. You can see the words go with the song for the most part too!! To go with this book obviously growing seeds and visiting a farm or farmstand would be perfect!