Rare Books We Love

10 May

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:


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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8 Responses to “Rare Books We Love”

  1. Angela May 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

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

  2. Nicole McKinney1224 Crestover Road May 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

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

    • mooreamalatt May 13, 2013 at 4:49 am #

      LOve the Gruffalo! will check out these other two! Saw a child with a Pete the Cat stuffed animal the other day :)

  3. Emily May 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    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.

    • mooreamalatt May 13, 2013 at 5:04 am #

      Oh Emily this looks absolutely wonderful and I’m ordering a copy of this rare book to check out even though it is beaucoup bucks- trusting you! ;)

  4. shula May 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

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

  5. Elsa's mom May 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    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

    • moorea May 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Love to know if you have any rare books at home the kids love, or that are from your childhood?

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