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Katie Moench


Katie Moench is a librarian, runner, and lover of baked goods. A school librarian in the Upper Midwest, Katie lives with her husband and dog and spends her free time drinking coffee, trying new recipes, and adding to her TBR.

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It’s no secret that many parents to be (and those who love them) can’t wait to share their love of reading with their new arrival. Whether you can’t wait to introduce your kid to the epic worlds, want to take them on adventures, or look forward to singing along with fun characters and playing with stuffed animals, bookish goods are a great way to share your love of reading with your newborn. Not only are the bookish good below practical and pretty things for baby, but they would also make great gifts for anyone who has a friend or family member with a baby on the way. Gift your Austen-loving friend a Pride and Prejudice blanket for their nursery, or grab a dragon toy and Hobbit-themed bib for the folks raising a future fantasy fan. And if you want to buy some of these blankets and prints to decorate your grown-up home and enjoy for yourself? Well, I think that’s just fine, too.

Baby swaddle blanket with book print

Wrap your favorite tiny bookwork in this bookish swaddle blanket. $32

Pete the Cat crocheted dolls

Cuddle up with these crocheted Pete the Cat dolls (the shop can also make other characters by request!) $30

Hobbit bib with text reading "The second breakfast club"

Chow down while wearing this Hobbit-inspired Second Breakfast bib. $8

Pride and Prejudice fleece blanket.

This fleece blanket featuring locations from Pride and Prejudice would be the perfect nursery addition for any bookish baby! $22

Enamel Pin with parent and child reading together

Because parents deserve presents too…gift the reading family in your life this pin. $12

Winnie the Pooh print cloth basket

This colorful Winnie the Pooh basket would be the perfect place to stash diapers, toys, or picture books. $20

Cloth black and white book for babies

This high-contrast, black and white cloth book is perfect for the little reader in your life. $20

Dragon, wooden baby toy

Future fantasy readers will love playing with this wooden dragon toy. $20

Children's book character print set

These children’s book character prints would look great on a nursery wall or in a playroom. $44

Black onesie with white text reading "First Edition"

Celebrate the arrival of the newest addition/edition of your family with this sweet onesie. $29

Future bookworm onesie with text reading "Bookworm in training!"

Buy this onesie for your favorite future reader! $22

Book print baby shoes

Little readers can step (or crawl) out in style with these book print baby shoes. $18

Looking for more great things to gift a future reader? Check out these bookish baby shower gift ideas, these book-themed nursery items, and these baby shower books.