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‘Children’s books make the best art.’ A look at the titles on Lucy’s nursery shelf…

We recently got a peek at Brooke’s 10-month-old baby’s new nursery design. Lucy’s bedroom is simple, sweet…and what baby dreams are made of!

“My favorite corner of the room is the book nook,” Brooke said. “Next to personal pictures, I think children’s books make the best art.”

Brooke said she thinks every child’s bookshelf needs four kinds of books:

1. A book with personal meaning.

“It’s so fun to include a book where the child’s name is used, or that incorporates something about that child’s life, Brooke explained. “It could be a hobby, an interest, or even just a favorite animal.”

2. A book with beautiful cover work.

“This goes without saying – children’s literary artwork can be so beautiful,” Brooke gushes. “The colors, the design…treat this like art without the frame.”

3. A book with beautiful messaging.

“Sometimes the beautiful covers don’t always translate to a child-appropriate message,” Brooke said. “It’s one thing to look pretty, it’s another thing to actually hold a story a child will want to read. This is where mom’s eye candy needs to take a backseat to a child’s imagination.”

4. A book with nostalgic meaning.

“Did you have a favorite book as a child? Is there a book you remember your own mom reading to you?” Brooke said. “Carry that tradition on, by including a classic title in your own child’s collection.”

With the above criteria in mind, here are the books that Brooke selected for Lucy’s nursery shelves:

Where Did the Baby Go? by Colleen T. Hayes


The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter


A Little Princess by Jennfer Adams


Lola Dutch by Kenneth Wright and Sarah Jane Wright


The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson


I Heart You by Meg Flemming


You Are My Happy by Hoda Kotb


You Belong Here by M. H. Clark


Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney


Flora the Flamingo by Molly Idle


Tiny Perfect Things by M. H. Clark

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