Book Hunting Expeditions Game of Thrones: Blue Bloods Reading Themes

[BHE 88] On Kings, Princes, Castles, and Knights – Library Loot


Myra here.

Last week, Fats launched our new bimonthly theme for January and February. Allow me to share my library loot in connection to our theme.

Picture Books on Kings and Princesses


The King of Quizzical Island by Gordon Snell and illustrated by David McKee and presumably its sequel The King of Quizzical Island Digs through the World by Gordon Snell and illustrated by David McKee.


The Princess of Borscht by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen, The Girl in the Castle inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer and pictures by Nicoletta Ceccoli.


The Prince’s New Pet by Brian Anderson.

Legendary Kings and Outlaws


Arthur of Albion by John Matthews and Pavel Tatarnikov, Robin Hood retold by David Calcutt and illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith.


King Arthur by Rosalind Kerven and illustrated by Tudor Humphries, Excalibur written and illustrated by Hudson Talbott, Lancelot written and illustrated by Hudson Talbott.


Usborne Stories of Knights & Castles by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Alan Marks, Lost Worlds by John Howe.

Princes and Princesses from Fairy Tales of Old


The King of the Golden River: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin and illustrated by Juan Wijngaard.


The Serpent Slayer and other stories of Strong Women by Katrin Tchana and Trina Schart Hyman, The Fairy Tale Princess: Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest by Su Blackwell.


The King with Horse’s Ears and Other Irish Folktales retold by Batt Burns and illustrated by Igor Oleynikov, Grimm’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Do you have other titles that you would like to recommend to us for our theme? We would be happy to hear them.

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3 comments on “[BHE 88] On Kings, Princes, Castles, and Knights – Library Loot

  1. Fats Suela

    Lots of good titles!! =)


  2. I enjoyed The Princess of Borscht, but don’t know the others-good finds, Myra. What about the Marilyn Singer poetry books, Follow, Follow and Mirror, Mirror? They are about nursery rhymes, and some royalty is included. Have a great week!


  3. Great picks! I want to read 95% of those. 🙂


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