Friday, September 18, 2020

Honey, I Love

Honey, I Love
Eloise Greenfield 1986 
pictures by Diane and Leo Dillon

Found this little hardback gem from a school discard pile.  Greenfield's poems are full of the everyday world seen through a child's eyes.  Riding the train, skipping rope, feeling the energy of music, she captures that simple wonderment and joy that children instinctually have.  As always, the Dillon's artwork is so beautiful.





(This one is for all those little sisters out there!)
















Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Imaginaries

 Lately I've been mostly buying used books published at least 50 years ago.  So this was a rare treat to pick up at Barnes and Nobel. 

Emily Winfield Martin 2020

I have loved this artist for a while and have bought all of her books.  Her pictures and simple words are so pretty and wistful.  I especially love the concept of this book, the little scraps of paper and writing, and the mysterious vignettes of stories. 








Monday, September 14, 2020

A Child's Garden of Verses

 This is one of those books that is just a warm fuzzy place.  A classic of course, illustrated by the fantastic Erik Blegvad.  

A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson
illustrated by Erik Blegvad 1978












































Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Little Garden People and What They Do

My favorite cicadas are singing...

Charlotte found a male stag beetle on our front door one balmy evening.  She named him "Zeus" and for a few days he was our pet.

Zeus at the piano


Having tea



























I've been going to a lot of flea markets lately and found this wonderful vintage picture book.  I love the descriptions of the insects and their life cycle and the most wonderful illustrations!!

Little Garden People and What They Do
Ann Pearsall Sharp 1938
illustrated by Marion Bryson





Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Home in the Woods

This spectacular book was a Christmas present for me... uh, I mean my kids ;)

Eliza Wheeler 2019

Inspired by Eliza Wheeler's great-grandmother and her depression era family, it features her absolutely wonderful illustrations.  Widowed with eight children, the family finds a shack in the woods to fix up and call their own.  They work hard, but there is so much joy and love for each other and their natural surroundings that you can't help but be inspired by their way of life!







Other books by Eliza Wheeler: