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Book Club: 5 Classic Reads Kids Will Love


The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss; Busy, Busy Town by Richard Scarry;
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt; The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams;
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

When it comes to building up the family library, you can’t go wrong with total classics. Our Best of Random House sale is filled with the stories they’ll come back to for years to come, from Dr. Seuss’ wacky adventures to Richard Scarry’s tales of busy city animals. So whether you’ve got little bookworms at home or a brood that prefers listening (and following along), these five favorites are absolute musts — and they make for perfectly charming shower gifts.

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Cool Mom Picks: Have the Ultimate Baby Shower!

It’s your last hurrah before your life changes forever, so this party better be good! We asked the moms behind CoolMomPicks.com (Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner) to share their tips on throwing the best baby bash — here’s how to plan a sweet soiree in honor of a sleek mom-to-be.

Make it memorable: We think throwing a memorable baby shower is like throwing any other fabulous party: Amazng food, delicious drinks (awesome mocktails perhaps?), and your family and friends celebrating with you. While a lot of people stress about baby shower “themes,” a theme really isn’t necessary unless you find a concept that reflects you; anyone can do a party around a child’s cartoon character, right? But if mermaids or Paris or even vintage cameras have a special connection to the mama-to-be, then it will have more meaning for both her and the guests.

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Best for Baby Event: Munchkin Must-Haves

It’s official: We’re totally over running around town to stock up on baby gear and baby gifts. And spending hours searching websites for the best deals? Obviously, there’s no time for that when you have little ones clamoring for your attention. So we created the “Best for Baby” event, which has a handpicked selection of gear, clothes, and furniture, all at prices that won’t leave you feeling guilty. Our associate buyer, Reshum Panchal, tells us why the items above are at the top of her list.

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