And boy did we adopt some homeless books! I didn’t spend much time in the cookbooks this year, as I’m still cooking my way through all the ones I picked up last year, but I did manage to trawl through WAY more sections than I did previously (but still probably not even 1/4 of what was on offer!). My mother and I have a bit of an obsession with old children’s books, so I spent an inordinate amount of time in that area. I love the funny titles, the cover design, the cool art inside…they just make me smile. Here are some of the ones we picked up as we burrowed through the kids’ book stacks this year:
My mom enjoyed the Happy Hollisters when she was a kid, and I liked the Maya glyphs inside the cover!
This one is apparently from Starbucks, but the drawings are cute and I couldn’t resist a book about a mouse who writes stories with his tail.
I’m not sure Horatio Hornblower counts as children’s literature, but that’s where I found this one hiding. And it’s from 1939!
The title amused and intrigued me, and I love the goofy little pigeon drawing.
The illustration of a little black and white dog (a known weakness of mine) running pell-mell alongside a horse charmed me.
This one is admittedly a little worse for the wear and I’m not at all confident in my ability to piece to dust jacket back together, but I really like the art style on what remains of the cover and the illustrations inside.
I really like the sketch-like quality of the cover art of Snowflake, although the religious allegory of the story that I picked up on when flipping through it isn’t really my thing. Through Darkest Adolescence is a basically a book of humorous essays about how horrible teenagers are and gives advice on how to handle them, with crazy illustrations like the one on the cover. Really, really funny, and now when I’m told what a horrible teen I was I can fire back that apparently in the ‘60s they were just as bad!
Folktales + cool cover design = instabuy.
Fifty cents to a buck apiece! It’s madness! And this was before I hit any of the other sections…
What are some of your favorite children’s books?