We really hope our daughter grows up to be a nerd. A book-loving, glasses-wearing, smart-as-a-whip, out-of-the-box-thinking, lovable, and adorable nerd.
So much of her personality is already forming. So far, she’s a kicker. All day long I feel that girl inside my belly. The only thing we can do to try to shape our little alien into a mini nerd is foster an early appreciation for books and reading.
You can imagine my delight when I saw this on Pinterest: SWOON
I fell in love with it immediately. If there’s one thing I knew we wanted to do in the nursery, it was this. I love how these display ledges showcase the books as artwork, and not only are they readily available for little fingers to grab, but they’re displayed so proudly.
All this to say that this is the project we’re currently working on. I don’t have after pictures yet. I know, I’m such a tease. But I will tell you right now it only looks like we can fit three 6′ shelves. Our nursery isn’t huge, but we still want to make this work. And you know the lumberjack is taking detailed pictures to tutorial the hell out of this project for you.
Until I have pictures to show you of beautiful, white, picture ledges, and while we’re on the subjects of how ridiculously fantastic books are, I thought I’d share my top 10 favorite children’s books from when I was a kid.
In no particular order:
#8 Serendipity (This is one out of an entire series: BUY THEM ALL. Seriously. They’re worth it. My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without these books. And I still have them!)
#9 The Eleventh Hour (Still one of my all time faves — I still have my original copy)
#10 The Berenstain Bears Series. All of them. Yes, all of them.
And thus concludes my list. These books almost bring tears to my eyes because I remember how much I loved them as a child. I can still vividly remember the first paragraph I read on my own. It was from a Berenstain Bear book, late at night, when I should’ve been asleep.
I hope this was a nice trip down memory lane, and if you haven’t heard of some of these — your mission today is buy them. Buy now, thank me later.
Read on, people. Read on.