For those of you who just arrived via the fabulous boingboing, basically, I write a vintage kids' book review every day. On Mondays, I give a vintage kids' book away. And I used to sell all kinds of vintage children's books on Etsy but now only sell books printed between '85 and '89 because of this insane law that was just passed making children's books published before 1985 illegal. Go figure.
That said, I got an e-mail from one reader asking for a top ten favorite list. This is by no means definitive, but these were the out-of-print titles that came to mind. I thought I'd share them here for anyone else interested... in no particular order.
Grandpa's Farm ~ James Flora (any book by Flora really)
Switch on the Night ~ Ray Bradbury and Madeleine Gekiere
The Man Who Lost His Head ~ Claire H Bishop and Robert McCloskey
Why I Built the Boogle House ~ Helen Palmer and Lynn Fayman
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor ~ Mervyn Peake
The Crows of Pearblossom ~ Aldous Huxley and Barbara Cooney
The Tyger Voyage ~ Richard Adams and Nicola Bayley
Space Witch ~ Don Freeman
The Dead Bird ~ Margaret Wise Brown and Remy Charlip
One Monster After Another ~ Mercer Mayer
Anywho, thanks for stopping by, and to see my book-loving kid speaking in tongues, click here.