Pre-Order The ABCs of Annapolis: Maryland’s Capital City

We are thrilled to announce Baby Ventures newest book title: The ABCs of Annapolis, Maryland’s Capital City.

An ode to Maryland’s charming capital city where Baby Ventures illustrator Lisa Hall now lives and paints, this 26-page board book provides a distinctly native take on Annapolis life and locales. From the annual Tug of War to Main Street and more, little ones will love practicing their ABCs while sailing through the pages of this beautiful board book.

Pre-order yours today and receive a signed 1st edition copy, available February 2018!

Q + A with Golzar and Lisa Featured on DC Blog

As co-founders of Baby Ventures, Golzar and Lisa were recently interviewed by Beltway Bambinos, one of the top DC mom blogs that provides insider tips on DC tot activities and events. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our Baby Ventures story with founder Allison Birgfeld and discussing our ABCs of Washington, DC board book. Plus, we provided an exclusive announcement of our second book title, scheduled to release in February 2018!

Read the Q + A here for a behind-the-scenes look into Baby Ventures and be among the first to get a sneak peek of our second book (now available for pre-order!).

Happy winter adventures!

December Giving Campaign: You Share, We Donate!

The holiday season is upon us and we’re continuing our Giving Campaign with a special initiative to bring the gift of reading to all DC area kids.

Now until December 20th: You share, we donate! Simply share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter and for every share, we’ll donate one copy of Baby Ventures ABCs of Washington, DC board book to a local non-profit organization helping kids in need.

Together, we can work to ensure all DC area kids will enjoy the gift of reading!

*While supplies last.

Shop Small for Baby Ventures books in DC!

Capitol Hill. Takoma Park. Georgetown. Petworth. What do these and more DC, Virginia, and Maryland locales have in common? They’re home to one-of-a-kind local shops that retail our Baby Ventures books and artwork! And this Small Business Saturday, you can join us in supporting them by shopping local!

Baby Ventures is a globally-inspired company with DC roots – that’s why we prioritize select local, independent bookstores, gift shops, and toy stores in the greater Washington metropolitan area to carry our products. We’re so excited to be a part of these neighborhood shops, and get to know their vibrant communities through story times and other author eventsContinue reading Shop Small for Baby Ventures books in DC!

November’s Giving Campaign: You Shop, We Donate!

Happy November, families!

We’re continuing our Fall Giving Campaign with a special initiative this month: You shop, we donate proceeds to assist the poor and homeless in our nation’s capital.

For several years now, the Washington, DC nonprofit SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been close to our hearts. SOME works diligently to feed, clothe, and permanently improve the lives of poor and homeless DC residents, including families and children. SOME’s commitment to treating our city’s most vulnerable residents with compassion, generosity, and dignity truly inspires us. Continue reading November’s Giving Campaign: You Shop, We Donate!

Bookroo: Fostering Literacy Love in Little Ones

As a children’s board book company, we at Baby Ventures know firsthand of the pure joy (and lifelong benefits) of raising little bookworms. We believe that early learning is the cornerstone of a thriving childhood and that it’s never too early to start reading to young children to expand their worldview. So we were thrilled to discover Bookroo, a fellow mom-inspired company that helps parents build their children’s book collections in an exciting way through monthly book deliveries. Offering both board book and picture book packages, Bookroo helps parents discover new books and authors beyond the classics by carefully selecting “hidden gems” that are not easily found in stores or online.

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with the co-founders of Bookroo—three sisters-in-law brought together by their husbands and love of reading—about the benefits of early learning, how parents can foster a love of reading in their own children and more. Continue reading Bookroo: Fostering Literacy Love in Little Ones

Co-Founder Lisa Hall on Baby Ventures’ Interview with Top DC Mom Blog

As co-founders of Baby Ventures, Golzar and I were recently interviewed by Do DC with Kids, one of DC’s top mom blogs! We sat down with its founder, Tina Smith, at Eastern Market’s scrumptious Bourbon Coffee for a chat over morning coffee and pastries. The location was particularly special to us, given Golzar and I met just around the corner exactly 12 years ago while working at a nonprofit NGO.

We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our Baby Ventures story and discussing our ABCs of Washington, DC board book and what’s next (hint: our 2nd book)! Read the interview here for the inside scoop and be sure to check out www.dodcwithkids.com for more articles on exploring our nation’s capital with your little ones.

Happy DC adventures,

Lisa & Golzar

Guest Interview Part II: Mary Grace Otis, Host of The Global Mom Show

In this week’s blog, we continue our conversation with Mary Grace Otis, Host of The Global Mom Show! The Global Mom Show is a weekly podcast that connects moms around the world who want to live globally-minded lives and teach their kids to do the same. Below is Part II of our interview with Mary Grace where she discusses the importance of multicultural children’s books, and how parents can inspire an expanded worldview in their children early on. Continue reading Guest Interview Part II: Mary Grace Otis, Host of The Global Mom Show

Come Visit Us at the Gaithersburg Book Festival: May 20th!

In honor of World Book Day today, we’re so thrilled to announce that Baby Ventures has been selected to participate in this year’s highly anticipated Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 20th! Since its founding in 2010, this Festival has become a top literary event for the whole family in the greater Washington, DC region, attracting hundreds of award-winning authors, poets and songwriters. From author readings to story time and sing-alongs for children, the Festival is the perfect outing for bookworms of all ages! Continue reading Come Visit Us at the Gaithersburg Book Festival: May 20th!

“C” is for Cherry Blossoms!

No ABCs of Washington, DC book would be complete without a colorful ode to DC’s iconic spring blooms: cherry blossoms!

Even before writing and illustrating the ABCs of Washington, DC board book, Baby Ventures authors and illustrator Lisa Hall and Golzar Kheiltash knew the letter C would represent cherry blossoms – those gorgeous, ephemeral blooms that bring our nation’s capital to life each spring and most famously, line the banks of the Tidal Basin overlooking the Jefferson Memorial. Continue reading “C” is for Cherry Blossoms!