Saturday, March 31, 2012
Oh boy! I love old science books. And I especially love it when they're illustrated.
Written by John Gabriel Navarra and Joseph Zafforoni
With many full-color illustrations
Harper & Row, 1972
LC number: 78-118693
Friday, March 30, 2012
I've always loved the ocean and I've always loved seashells. And I think I want to use this book to make some nice seashell embroidery patterns.
Written by Millicent E. Selsam and Joyce Hunt
Illustrated by Harriett Springer
Walker & Company, 1985
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This book is so very much of its time! It's a wry look at psychoanalysis and it's very clever. And, of course, Darrow's illustrations are top-notch!
Written by Louise Armstrong
Illustrated by Whitney Darrow, Jr.
Simon & Schuster, 1963
LC Number: 63-19910
This book makes me wish I could live on the moon! Look how beautiful it is out there! How disappointing it must have been to find out that the moon is barren! Oh well.
Golden Library of Knowledge
Written by Otto Binder
Illustrated by George Solonevich
Golden Press, 1961
LC Number: 61-5450
Medium sized hardcover
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This is one of those books that could easily come out today! It has lots of very useful costume ideas and I think I'm going to make my kids take some ideas from this book this year. I predict a family of robots!
Written by Goldie Taub Chernoff
Costumes designed and illustrated by Margaret A. Hartelius
Four Winds Press, 1975
Oh, this book is so sappy, but so wonderful! And the photographs are great, too! You should pick up a copy, because there aren't many left!
Written by Jessie O'Connell Gibbs
Essandess Special Editions, 1970
Medium sized hardcover
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I picked this book because I love the simple instructions and the simple graphics. It's from 1976, but it's just as useful today as it was then.
Written by Ed Fink
Illustrated by Louise J Mueller
Countryside Books, 1976
I don't entirely know what to say about this book. Cinderella is so, so, SO glamourous in this version! The colors are beautiful, too.
Edited by Katharine Lee Bates
Illustrated by Helen Endres, William Neebe, and Barbara Clyne
Rand McNally & Company, 1956
Monday, March 26, 2012
I picked this book for the illustrations and for the glimpse into life in 1967. I'd love to make wrapping paper out of some of these pages, or just frame them to hang on my son's bedroom wall! You can pick up your own copy
California State Series
Written by Amelia Martucci & Rex Malcolm
California State Dept. of Education, 1967
This book teaches your young child how to use CB jargon! It's pretty great. Or it might make a good Father's Day present!
Written by Edward Radlauer
Children's Press, 1978
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Every week, I'll post a collection of items I found that week. Some of the items I really like will get full posts. So, to find out more about these items and to see more photos, click the links below!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Cross-stitched Card Table Cover with Poker Motif - Ace of Hearts, a photo by hazelcatkins on Flickr.
You can see more photos of this by clicking on the Flickr link above. You can purchase it here!