Stories have connected parents and children together forever. One of my favorite things to do as a new mom was to read to my newborn, I loved the quiet bonding over my favorite tales. Disney Publishing Worldwide celebrates this Mother’s and Father’s Day this year with these wonderful titles for new and expecting parents.
Disney Publishing Worldwide offers many engaging titles that parents can read to their children, with thoughtful lessons, and heroic triumphs. The beautifully illustrated pages are engaging and help light up creativity and imagination in little minds.
Written and Illustrated by: Mo Willems
On Sale: May 30, 2017
Mo Willems’ introductory guide for new arrivals welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud. With a fun and heartwarming message, WELCOME playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing such topics as injustice, cats, friendship, and family. This one-of-a-kind guide to the world is a must-have for infants and new parents alike.
Night Night, Groot (A Personal Favorite of Mine)
By: Brendan Deneen and Illustrated: by Cale Atkinson
On Sale: April 4, 2017
It’s been a long day for baby Groot and he’s ready to be tucked in for bed. Just as his eyes start to close, Rocket Raccoon bursts onto the scene! Groot can’t go to sleep yet, there’s a whole galaxy that needs to be defended and they must work together to save the day! Then maybe, just maybe, Groot will finally get the rest he deserves!
Written and Illustrated by: Matthew Cordell
On Sale: May 2, 2017
With beautiful pastel-colored illustrations throughout, Matthew Cordell pulls at the reader’s heartstrings with DREAM. Two gorillas take such pride when they look into their newborn’s eyes, and wonder what path their future will take. Cordell’s book is a celebration of the hopes dreams that parents have for children as they grow up, and find that no matter where life may take them, they always have a home with their family.
By: Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick and Illustrated by: Matthew Cordell
On Sale: February 14, 2017
Stuffed with the sniffles, BOB, NOT BOB! by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon with illustrations by Matthew Cordell, is immediately relatable to any child (or adult!) who’s had a bad cold, when the only thing you want is someone to take care of you. You see, every time sick Little Louie calls out for “Mom,” his stuffed-up nose brings Bob the dog running instead. Filled with wordplay and situational comedy, BOB, NOT BOB! begs to be read aloud, and it pairs especially well with snuggling.
You can check out a video reading of this cute book below.
Last but not least, a children’s picture book from the newest Disney PIXAR movie coming this summer, Cars 3!
By: Ace Landers and Illustrated by: Garrett Taylor
On Sale: April 4, 2017
Ride along with Lightning McQueen as he revisits many of his cherished moments with the late and great Doc Hudson. Lightning has learned so many inspiring things from Doc that he would like to pass on to Cruz Ramirez, including a lesson about what it really means to win.
I hope you enjoy reading some of these titles from Disney Publishing Worldwide to your little ones! Happy Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!
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