Booklist Additions I

As I wrote in my introductory post, the lists on Beloved Bookshelf are far from finished and I am continually adding new titles. Here is a list of the recent additions:

Children of the Forest by Elska Beskow

Read about mushroom-sized children and their adventures playing with the forest animals, avoiding snakes and other dangers, and enjoying the changes of the seasons. A wonderful book for the imagination!

Pelle’s New Suit by Elsa Beskow

This sweet, enjoyably repetitive tale is about a little boy who determines to use his sheep’s wool for a brand new suit. Recommended for preschoolers.


Little Red Cap by Lisbeth Zwerger

I love Lisbeth Zwerger’s delicate illustrations. I am always trying to find exceptionally well-illustrated fairy tales. This rendition reads well aloud and the story hits all the right notes, making it my new favorite alongside Trina Schart Hyman’s Little Red Riding Hood.

Sleeping Beauty by Kinuko Y. Craft

Craft has delivered a beautiful adaptation of a beloved fairy tale in her book Sleeping Beauty. Jaw-dropping illustrations and flawless storytelling.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

A giant refuses to share his garden with the children of the village, causing an eternal winter in its walls. The allegorical ending is very affecting. I also recommend Ritva Voutila’s version which has more detailed illustrations.

Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew

Katie and her grandmother go to an art museum where Katie discovers she can step into the paintings! An entertaining book for teaching art history to young children.

Locomotive by Brian Floca

2014 Caldecott Medal Winner about the construction of and experience of traveling upon the transcontinental railroad. Follow a young family as they journey from Nebraska to California on the 1869 railroad.

A Song for Lena by Hilary Horder Hippely

A grandmother tells a childhood story to her granddaughter about her family giving food to a beggar and receiving an unexpected gift in return.

The White Cat by Robert D. San Souci, illustrated by Gennady Spirin

Spirin’s illustrations of this rich old French fairy tale will enrapture from beginning to end.

Crinkleroot’s Nature Almanac by Jim Arnosky

A science book packed full of information about woodland animals, taught by the lovable character Crinkleroot.

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston, also A Butterfly is Patient, A Nest is Noisy, and A Seed is Sleepy

Aston has shared the best bits of information about eggs in this gorgeously illustrated book. Wait until you see the end pages! Perfect for fostering a child’s curiosity about the world. Also recommended: A Butterfly is Patient, A Nest is Noisy, and A Seed is Sleepy, and others in series

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