Rare Books We Love

Books, they help me power through hours, days and months with a toddler. Are you tired of Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You? Here are some RARE Books We Love:

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing. Likely my very favorite book ever. Each time you read this book, you can find something new and beautiful in the illustrations. Only one left on Amazon as I write this! http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Went–Marketing-Rose-Fyleman/dp/0140547517/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368205794&sr=8-1&keywords=a+fairy+went+a+marketing

AlphaBears. My favorite from my own childhood. Wonderful rhymes for bears with lovely names and very unique personalities. A great way to learn ABCs. Very rare and was out of print for a long while and now is back! http://www.amazon.com/Alphabears-ABC-Book-Kathleen-Hague/dp/0805016376/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368205733&sr=8-2&keywords=alphabears

Mama Loves. Tear jerker for me because it seemed to be talking exactly about ME as a mom. All the things this piggy mama loves to do through the seasons with her favorite piglet by her side. Quite truly my very favorite illustrator.  Very Rare. Buy up your used  “very good” copies on Amazon. Usually $60 and up for any brand new copies people can find!

Waiting-for-Spring Stories. Nothing but the cutest little stories you have ever read in your life, and all about bunnies.

Out of the Ocean. Many years ago I read this to my first graders and by the end of the story I was crying. Perfect for ages 6-10. Done as a beautiful construction paper landscape collage with photo images of ocean-finds embedded. An excellent art project to do afterward. 5 left in stock as I write this.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Not rare but newer and amazing. My daughter learned subtraction with this book at 3 years old. Cute little pun at the end!

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About Moorea Malatt

Moorea Malatt is a mom and Parent Coach currently focusing on early potty, gentle discipline and gentle sleep learning in workshops and private phone consults as well as trying to change the world through blog articles on gentle and effective parenting. Moorea also wrote the album of songs called, "Whip It Out: Songs for Breastfeeding". She and owns and directs Genius: A Baby Academy in Seattle, offering fun classes and support for new families. Moorea blogs over at MamaLady Parenting. As a parent, Moorea overcame severe sleep deprivation, enjoyed early potty learning tremendously and revels in parenting gently with boundaries and respect. Before becoming a mother she worked with new families, infants and children for 17 years including as a preschool teacher, postpartum doula, multiples infant nanny, life coach, and religious educator in Jewish, Buddhist and Christian settings. Moorea enjoys birding, snorkeling, travel, entertaining and crafting imperfectly.
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8 Responses to Rare Books We Love

  1. Angela says:

    This is a great list, I am anxious to check out a few of the books!

  2. Nicole McKinney1224 Crestover Road says:

    Under the Ground, Heaven is for Real for kids, any Pete the Cat book, The Gruffalo….quite possibly our favorite!

  3. Emily says:

    Emily Jones THE PRACTICAL PRINCESS AND OTHER LIBERATING FAIRY TALES by Jay Williams, illustrated by Rick Schreiter… a great way to tell your little girl fairy tales with strong female role models. My mother read this to me as a child and I had such strong memories of it that as soon as I knew I was having a daughter I sought it out. Fab book to read and keep.

  4. shula says:

    The Three Hedgehogs, by Javier Saez Castan. Unique, strange, incredibly beautiful.

  5. Elsa's mom says:

    Love getting book recommendations from friends with great taste and a love of children and their capacity to learn! Thanks, Moorea! xoxoxo, Mom to Elsa and the babes

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