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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Treasure Trunk A Start-Right Elf Book

Written by Mary Phraner Warren
Illustrated by Sharon Kane
Rand McNally, 1967
26 Pp.
Large hardcover

A rainy day!  What to do?  Let's dress up!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Seasons A Golden Book

Western Publishing, 1980
12 Pp.
Board Book

Beautiful pictures of different seasons!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I Can Read About Bats

Written by Elizabeth Warren
Illustrated by Norman Nodel
Troll Associates, 1975
44 Pp.
LC: 74-24928

Beautiful, spooky drawings of bats!  But also lots of information to make them seem less spooky.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Animals and Their Travels

Written by Richard A. Martin
Golden Press, 1961
54 Pp.
LC: 61-16938

Beautiful photos and maps accompany good explanations of the migratory habits of several species!

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Old Virginia Cook Book of 600 Tested and Proved Recipes

Provided by Noted Virginia Housewives
Petersburg, Virginia Department of Tourism, 1981
206 Pp.
Cloth Cover

This is a great book that appears to be a reprint of a book from the 1800s. It has great, simple recipes for everything from calf's head soup to whortleberry pudding. And there are lots of yummy dessert recipes.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

We Grow Up: The New Work Play Books

by Arthur I Gates, Miriam Blanton Huber, and Celeste Comegys Peardon
Illustrated by ILLUS
MacMillan Company, 1939
248 Pp.

Full of gorgeous illustrations, this 1930s textbook also has sweet stories about animal friends, little people, and "Indian Stories!"  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Once a Bright Red Tiger

Written by Alex Whitney
Illustrated by Charles Robinson
Henry Z. Walck, 1973
28 Pp.

A poor tiger falls into a dye bath and makes camouflage very tricky for himself.  He learns a valuable lesson about staying in the jungle and keeping away from the village.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thumbelina Little Golden Book

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Western Publishing Company, Inc, 1981
24 Pp.

The illustrations for this book are so smooth and melodic.  And of course the story is a classic!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Did I Do That?

Written by Dorothy Laux
Illustrated by Allan Eitzen
Broadman Press, 1970
48 Pp.
LC: 70-113215

Mike gets a great surprise after he learns to obey and follow orders in school!

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Ride With Huey The Engineer

Written by Jesse Stuart
Illustrated by R Henneberger
Landfall Press, 1973
92 Pp.
Trade Size Paperback

Written by famous Kentucky author, Jesse Stuart, this book tells the story of a young boy who gets to take a train ride with Huey the engineer!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What's a Cousin?

Written by Helen D Olds
Illustrated by Velma Ilsley
Alfred A.Knopf, 1962
36 Pp.
Hardcover Library Binding

The paintings in this book are kind of simple and really beautiful.  After some struggles, three girls learn that a cousin "is a very nice thing to have."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Basic Goals in Reading 2

by William Kottmeyer and Kay Ware
Illustrated by Ralph Draper, Bill McNamee, Dave Fine, Jean Flowers, Don Mccabe, and James Cummins
Webster Publishing Company, 1962
92 Pp.
Textbook Size

Although this was published in the '60s, the pictures still have a very '50s vibe to them.  They're lovely and bold and bright!