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If You Had $100 To Spend For Children’s Books

Y’all know my affinity for children’s books, right? So many books, so little time!

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Go HERE, HERE, HERE and even HERE and judge for yourself.

To recap: I love children’s books!

What if you wanted to start a collection, yet had only $100?

If You Had $100 To Spend For Children's Books

Whenever I have a chance, I’m in the children’s section checking out books for all ages and it got me to thinking about the books I love and then wondering about the books you love.

Which brings me to the question, again: If you had $100 to spend for children’s books (whether you’re starting a library or adding to one), which ones do you include?!

Are Patricelli board books on your list?

Are classics like The Giver on your list? (Patti Fun Fact: This is my go-to birthday gift for 9-year-olds.)

Are books that make new mothers cry on your list?

Are books that make toddlers laugh and encourage you to use silly voices on your list?

Are books that promote shenanigans on your list?

Are books that highlight caring for others on your list?

Are books that encourage play on your list?

Are books that set fire to the creative spark on your list?

If you’re anything like me, you could always use another recommendation for one. more. children’s. book.

So, give us your best, the ones you can’t live without, the ones you gift to others.

Let’s construct a virtual go-to for parents just getting their kiddo’s libraries started, or for grandparents wandering through the maze of amazing children’s books maze.

A children’s library for $100, a beginner’s shelf, if you will.

Tell us your favs!


~If you love children’s book as much as I do, or know someone starting their itty-bitty library, please consider sharing this post. Dog-eared smooches!~


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Gale Langley

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Patti Tucker

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Oh David sounds like a perfect gifting book! Your list is amazing. Thank you for bringing many of us new books to add to our favs!

Melissa D

Thursday 28th of April 2016

Ooh, you are speaking my love language. I would get a few Sandra Boynton board books, a few Peter H. Reynolds books, a few Beverly Cleary books, and a few Sharon Creech books. And then, if I was shopping at the best used bookstore ever and still had cash left over, I'd grab the Little House set and all the Betsy-Tacy books, too. And Holes, by Louis Sachar.

I'm sure I'll be back with more ideas. :)

Patti Tucker

Friday 29th of April 2016

I love that we each have books in common and then books to share!

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