Booklist Additions III

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:

The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader

A fictional tale about the winter habits of woodland animals. Look forward to a delightful ending!

The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Barbara Cooney

The Christmas Story illustrated by Gennady Spirin

Enjoy Spirin’s magnificent, soul-stirring paintings in this traditional Christmas story. Text from the Gospels of Matthew & Luke.

A Medieval Feast by Aliki

Castle by David Macaulay

I know I’m late to the party on this one. Explains in depth the planning and building of a Medieval castle.  Extraordinary illustrations and engaging text.

The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry by Danna Smith, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Wynken, Blynken, & Nod by Eugene Field, illustrated by Johanna Westerman

I adore Barbara Cooney’s version, but Westerman’s is also lovely and, unlike Cooney’s, in-print! A great bedtime read-aloud.


Beauty and the Beast by Marianna Mayer, illustrated by Mercer Mayer

Did you know that Mercer Mayer (known best for Little Critter) illustrated fairy tales? The illustrations in this version of Beauty and the Beast are gorgeous. The prose and storytelling are excellent, too. I am only a bit disappointed by the final page, which omits some rich details from the original fairy tale. Still a magnificent book.

Jack and the Beanstalk by E. Nesbit, illustrated by Matt Tavares

E. Nesbit’s unadapted text of “Jack and the Beanstalk” from 1908. Recommended for an older child due to length and some gruesome illustrations.

A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters) by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober, and others in series

Lovely board books to familiarize toddlers with famous paintings and master artists.

Spring Thaw by Steven Schnur

A celebration of the first signs of spring.

My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice and Martin Provensen

A tribute to Louis Bleriot, the first person to fly the English channel. Bleirot’s many failed attempts shine a light on the importance of persistence.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

A young girl arrives at the market with a list of ingredients for apple pie, but the market is closed. She embarks on a grand adventure, traveling the world to complete her list. She shares the pie with friends, who are the children she met during her travels. Charming illustrations.

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Ian Wallace

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