October Focus: You’re My Little, Holiday Editions

October 2, 2023

In our house, every holiday has its own set of children’s books that we read together throughout the season. We’ve acquired multiple favorites over the years as gifts or through our own purchases. Some of our favorites include classics such as Room on the Broom, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and more recently published holiday “treats” like Taylor the Tooting Turkey (my kids especially love this one…go figure). Also new to the read-aloud scene, but quickly becoming a classic among the infant and toddler set, is the You’re My Little series.  

From Halloween to Christmas Day and every day in between, this best-selling series is cute as can be—and fun too! Each spread of these chunky board books features adorable illustrations by Natalie Marshall, as well as shaped cut-outs and tactile elements. Perfect for cuddling up with your little one, these sweet rhyming stories celebrate a parent’s love for their child with a holiday twist. We suggest starting with Baby Boo and adding to your collection all the way through to the new year.

You’re My Little Baby Boo 

This oh-so-cute tale is the perfect way to introduce your newborn to the stars of Halloween. Baby ghosts, playful pumpkins, and candy corn delight on each interactive page. Get ready for this book to become a requisite step in your child’s nightly bedtime routine through October 31st. 

You’re My Little Cutie Pie

The newest in the YML series, Cutie Pie reminds us of all the things we have to be thankful for come November. Each spread features a tasty menu item found on the Thanksgiving table, from adorable turkeys (non-tooting, you’re welcome), pumpkin pies, and bejeweled cranberries to buttered rolls, sweet potatoes and squishy marshmallows, this board book serves up all the thankful feels.

You’re My Little Latke

Dreidels, golden gelt, yummy latkes, and shining menorahs take center-stage in this Hanukkah-themed YML book. If your family celebrates the Festival of Lights, you’ll want to keep this read aloud in the rotation for all eight joyful nights.

You're My Little Latke

You’re My Little Christmas Cookie

If it’s baby’s first Christmas, this edition is a no-brainer. Featuring sweet gingerbread cookies, snuggly snowmen and sparkling snowflakes, this titles makes for a festive storytime come December. Pick one up for yourself and be sure to grab a copy for the newest parent friend or family member, too.

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