I can't stop myself from looking at children's books at the thrifts, I don't have any small children to be buying them for - I guess I am either trying to relive my childhood or getting myself prepared for future grandchildren and I will be prepared for those grandchildren, in the book department anyway.
These are all books I've brought home in the past few weeks... I'm really starting to worry about where I'm going to put these books I'm buying...
I had both of these when I was little, I think we may actually have another copy of the Mother Goose book but the Little Lulu book, I was so happy to find that one - it looks like this copy is a first edition. I bought it at an antique mall the other week when I was away, at this booth the books were $3, another booth $15, of course, the book I'm looking for - The Costume Party - it has been there for a long time but who's going to buy that for $15?
What a coincidence, another "Jill" owned this book. I loved this one, Lulu and Tubby are not happy they have to look after Alvin - can you tell??
I had the Cinderella book too - these are both Wonder books - it just takes me back looking at those pictures, I thought Cinderella was so beautiful when she was dressed for the ball!
I was lucky to find some Eloise Wilkin books too - my collection is growing..
From "So Big"
From "We Like Kindergarten"
This is not the standard Little Golden Book for Eloise Wilkin - it's called a Golden Look Look Book, the illustrations are so beautiful in all of her books.
From "Little Prayers"
The Rand McNally Elf Junior books are so cute but I rarely ever see them. Some of the illustrations are colored, some are only red, white and grey.
I've never seen these before - My First Golden Learning Library - they are copyright 1965, each one has a foil spine that is solid colored
Timothy's Book of Trains was printed and made in Great Britain, I can't find any date on it at all, it looks old.
I used to love watching "The Flintstones"
Can't go wrong with a Charlie Brown book
Carla had a bunch of these books, I have pretty well all of their children's books, but I don't think I kept any of these - so I HAD to buy it!
I've always loved books myself so I guess it's just natural that I would be drawn to these old ones. And, it's an inexpensive thing to buy! They're so nice, I can't really help myself!
Today I'm linking up with Thriftasaurus, Junkin Joe, and Magpie Monday