Building Our Baby's Bookshelf


Some parents get super excited about picking out baby clothes for their little one. Others dive headfirst into decorating the nursery. I, on the other hand, am pumped for building our little baby’s bookshelf.

I know they won’t be able to master words or sentences for years down the road, but I can’t wait to start reading them bedtime stories and building up their little book collection for them. And since his or her little ears are already working, you can bet I’ve started practicing my character voices already.

I’m still looking for the perfect bookshelf to house their little growing collection, but here are a few books I’ve picked up over the past few weeks to get started!

1. “The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses”


“The Word of the Lord” is a cute little board book to introduce Scripture into your baby’s life. Edited by Katie Warner and illustrated by the incredibly talented Meg Whalen, “The Word of the Lord” showcases verses from Exodus all the way through Philippians.

The book is the perfect size for tucking into a purse or bag and bringing to adoration or Mass with your littles. Warm colors and adorable illustrations are on every page, and the book is a great way to make the Bible accessible for the littlest person in your family!

I got a sneak peek of the latest book in The Catholic Child’s First Faith Treasury, but you’ll be able to find “The Word of the Lord” soon and add it to your bookshelves! Look for it on the shelves of your local Catholic bookstore, or put in your pre-order over at TAN books.

2. “Cloud of Witnesses: A Child’s First Book of Saints”


I can’t wait to share another one of Katie Warner’s book with our little when they arrive. Gorgeously illustrated by Meg Whalen with saint pictures accompanied by their famous sayings, “Cloud of Witnesses” is going to be a great way to introduce our baby to some of my favorite saints.

I love how warm and colorful the illustrations are, and the book holds a special place in my heart for featuring one of Joseph and I’s favorite saints, Saint Pope John Paul the Great!


You can find “Cloud of Witnesses” at your local Catholic bookstore, or online through TAN books!

3. “I Went to Mass, What Did I See?”

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Similar to the beloved “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”, “I Went to Mass, What Did I See?” helps little people name what they love seeing during the Mass. Another book put together by Katie Warner and Meg Whalen, this book is well on it’s way to becoming a Catholic classic book to place on your bookshelves.


I love how this books emphasizes the Eucharist and prayer together as a family. You’ll for sure find this book in my future Mass bag. I also appreciated how the book encouraged littles to participate in the Mass.

I got a sneak peek of this book, too. But you’ll soon find it on the shelves of your local Catholic bookstore or you can put in your pre-order online through TAN books!

What were your favorite books as a little kid, or what have been your little’s favorites books? Leave me a note in the comment - I love recommendations for building this baby’s bookshelf!