Baby’s First Library Gift Basket
There are few things quite as lovely as cuddling up with a small person to read a special book together. The collection of magical titles in our Baby’s First Library Gift Basket is perfect for creating those special moments between mum or dad and their little one.
These are the very best books for babies. Each book is a joy to read aloud and has been carefully chosen to delight parents and small humans from birth up to the age of 4. These are the books which will help create treasured childhood memories and spark a love of stories and reading which will last a lifetime.
Whether your gift is for a special birthday, a baby shower or for a new baby, our Baby’s First Library Gift Basket is the perfect gift.
Your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket includes:
- 7 books for babies chosen to encourage a love of stories and reading;
- Mem Fox’s book for parents about the importance of reading aloud;
- a soft toy for little hands to hold at story time;
- a gorgeous, sturdy basket to keep books tidy and within easy reach;
Shopping for two little ones? Add one of these to your gift basket …
With deliciously-soft midnight-blue fur and lovely flopsy ears full of twinkling starts, Jellycat Bashful Stardust Bunny is the perfect friend for little hands to hold while reading. She adores cuddles and just loves listening to stories!
Velvety-soft with adorably large, floppy ears and feet, Little Nutbrown Hare is the perfect friend for little hands to hold while reading. He just loves listening to stories, especially his own story – Guess How Much I Love You!
Deliciously soft and cuddly, little Lewis the Lion is the most affectionate cub on the savannah. He loves playing, snuggling and practising his roar. And he loves listening to stories, especially if they’re about animals!
Our Baby's First Library Gift Basket is perfect for babies and for little ones up to the age of four.
It’s the perfect new baby gift, baby shower gift or birthday gift for a beloved grandchild or friend.
The books for babies in our Baby's First Library Gift Basket have been carefully chosen to enhance the development of young brains by providing a variety of listening experiences. We think they're the very best books for babies, with their emphasis on the rhyme and rhythmic language which babies and small children love so much. Rhythm and rhyme in also make books fun to read aloud and are important for stimulating a love of language and and awareness of how language works.
Most of the books in our Baby's First Library Gift Basket are board books for babies and are designed for little ones to handle themselves. This is an important part of helping children develop a love of books and reading. Keep your basket of books close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.
Our Baby's First Library Gift Basket contains the following books for babies and young children:
- Where is the Green Sheep? a rhyming quest for the missing green sheep hilariously illustrated by Judy Horacek;
- When We Were Very Young: a classic collection of poems for little ones from the author of Winnie-the-Pooh;
- Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy: a funny, rhyming story about Hairy Maclary and his dog friends;
- Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes: a poem of love to babies around the world written in gentle, rhyming verse;
- Guess How Much I Love You: Little Nutbrown Hare settles down for the night as his father tells him how much he loves him;
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a counting book about a caterpillar who eats a lot before turning into a beautiful butterfly;
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit: the classic story of a mischievous rabbit who disobeys his mother;
- Reading Magic: Mem Fox's fascinating book for parents about the joys and importance of reading aloud to our little ones;
Please note that the book cover images shown here may differ to those in the basket depending on the print edition.
A Little Nutbrown Hare soft toy (he's from Guess How Much I Love You) or a super-soft Jellycat Bashful Bunny soft toy is great for little hands to hold while listening to the story.
The beautiful, sturdy basket is designed to store the books so that they can be kept tidy and close at hand.
Our beautiful baskets are made especially for The Book Basket Company to our specifications and are sturdy enough to stand up to a bit of less-than-gentle handling from little ones. The cute liners are sewn for us here in Sydney by a lovely lady who operates her small business from home.
Basket: white-painted cane
Basket liner: 100% cotton
Little Nutbrown Hare rattle toy: polyester outer and filling
Your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket is designed to stand up to normal wear-and-tear and to handling by young children:
Basket: wipe gently with a damp cloth.
Liner: wash gently in cold water, if needed. Line dry. Do not tumble dry as the cotton will shrink.
Little Nutbrown Hare rattle toy: spot clean with a damp cloth to remove any marks. Can be hand-washed. Air dry.
Books: board books are designed to be handled by babies and small children and we encourage this as it’s an important part of how little ones get to know and love books. Yes, the books are likely to become a bit worn but we think that’s OK. We suggest being a bit careful with When We Were Very Young and The Tale of Peter Rabbit as these are not board books. You may like to keep them out of reach of the under-2s, to be shared as read-alouds with Mum or Dad.
Our gift baskets are shrink-wrapped to prevent the books moving around in transit. Each gift basket is protected by a layer of biodegradable, eco-friendly fill inside its shipping box:
Basket (empty): 23cm x 23cm x 14cm (height)
Basket (with books): 23cm x 23cm x 21cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm
We’re sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket but if for any reason you don’t please don’t worry. You can return your gift basket, no questions asked, and we’ll give you a full refund, including postage.