We know that reading to children is vital to their future success in school and life. And reading to young children can be widely entertaining for both parent and child as you bond over amazing rhymes and silly stories. So why not turn your next baby shower into a celebration of children's books? The possibilities are endless, just like your little bundles of joy.

Winnie the Pooh

You can't find a much more classic character than Winnie the Pooh. This honey-loving chubby bear has been popular with children for years and will be the perfect guest at your baby shower. There are some great ideas over at Love Eat Run, including great names for Winnie the Pooh snacks like Tigger Tales for Cheetos and Piglets in a Blanket. Plus, you should definitely include books in your décor. You can hang some famous Pooh quotes around the room as well, such as, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." Find some Pooh figurines and check out your local party store for more decorations.

Dr. Seuss

The decoration ideas are endless with Dr. Seuss. From red and white stripes, to truffula trees made of balloons, paper mache, and feathers. This will be a fun party for sure! Word the invitation like a Dr. Seuss rhyme. Play games such as filling in the blanks of classic Seuss rhymes and serve interesting snacks like green eggs and ham. Hang quotes such as "Big B. little b. what begins with B?" Give tiny trees as party favors with a quote from The Lorax and make everything bright, colorful (and a little bit wacky).

The Hungry Caterpillar

One word: cute. Decorate with greens and reds and make a caterpillar out of cupcakes or hanging paper lanterns. Plan the menu based on each of the foods the little caterpillar chomps through and even serve Hungry Caterpillar cookies.

Curious George

Who doesn't love cute little George? This will be an easy party to plan because George is everywhere. Serve bananas and banana bread, play pin the tail on the monkey, and have yellow hat cake for dessert. Decorate with "vines" and lots of cute monkey faces, and don't forget the monkey face cookies (you can find monkey cookie cutters here).

Peter Rabbit

Classic, soft, and pretty, Peter Rabbit books are great inspiration for a baby shower. Decorate with muted tones of blue and green as well as white, and place plenty of stuffed bunnies and bunny figurines around the room. Serve rabbit treats like carrots and other veggies and make cookies shaped like bunnies, too. Decorations for this theme are actually easy to come by. Add some classic bunny books to the décor and you've got yourself a sweet baby shower.

Can't decide? Make the baby shower all about children's books. Use these ideas here and ask guests to bring their favorite children's book for the mommy-to-be.