Every Sunday, we share the books that managed to find their way into our shelves, our book hunting expeditions, our literary journeys that brought even more books into our hands. This week, I am excited to share a well-loved and beautifully-curated collection that fell into my hands, because a good friend, one of the finest librarians in the whole of Singapore, Katie Day, has left the country for Thailand. While I am now in Europe, I thought I would spend the next three weeks just carefully documenting the books that I have given new home in my shelves from Katie’s collection. Since I did manage to get three boxes filled with lovely titles (plus a small suitcase), I am tempted to call one entire shelf in my home – my Katie Day Collection.
Of Faery Stories and Professional Development Texts
The Kate Greenaway Book: A Collection of Illustration, Verse and Text by Bryan Holme, Seen and Not Heard: A Garland Of Fancies for Victorian Children by Nigel Temple.
I nearly squealed in glee when I found these: Blue Fairy Book, Yellow Fairy Book, Pink Fairy Book Collected by Andrew Lang and edited by Brian Alderson.
The Green Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lang.
The Virago Book Of Fairy Tales edited by Angela Carter, The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales edited by Angela Carter.
The Drama Of Being A Child by Alice Miller, Language and Learning: The Importance of Speech in Children’s Development by James Britton, Jacques Lacan: The Death Of An Intellectual Hero by Stuart Schneiderman.
Welsh Legends and Folk Tales by Gwyn Jones, Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.
The Devil’s Children by Peter Dickinson, Zlateh The Goat And Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer and pictures by Maurice Sendak, Flocks Of Birds by Charlotte Zolotow.
I Am A Pencil: A Teacher, His Kids, and Their World Of Stories by Sam Swope, A Good Enough Parent: A Book On Child-Rearing by Bruno Bettelheim.
Reading Like A Writer: A Guide For People Who Love Books And For Those Who Want To Write Them by Francine Prose; Walking On Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution by Derrick Jensen; The Power Of Reading: Insights from the Research by Stephen D. Krashen.
The Oxford Book Of Modern Fairy Tales edited by Alison Lurie, Psyche’s Stories Volume 1: Modern Jungian Interpretations Of Fairy Tales edited by Murray SteinLionel Corbett, Aladdin And Other Tales From The Arabian Nights by W. Heath Robinson.
Animal Land: The Creatures Of Children’s Fiction by Margaret Blount, The Ghost In The Little House: A Life Of Rose Wilder Lane by William Holtz.
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography by Judith and Neil Morgan, Pete Seeger’s Storytelling Book by Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs.
Switchers by Kate Thompson, Midnight’s Choice by Kate Thompson.
Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super-Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence by Gerard Jones, Popular Education And Its Discontents by Lawrence A. Cremin.
The Adventures of Don Quixote by Cervantes and Drawings by George Him, The Twelve Clever Brothers And Other Fools: Folktales from Russia collected and adapted by Mirra Ginsburg and illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.
Rudyard Kipling by Kingsley Amis, Mary Poppins In Cherry Tree Lane by P. L. Travers, Of Two Minds by Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman.
The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense Of The Narratives Of Childhood by Susan Engel, In The Stacks: Short Stories About Libraries and Librarians edited and with an introduction by Michael Cart, An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles.
Companions Of Our Youth: Stories by Women For Young People’s Magazines 1865-1900 edited by Jane Benardete and Phyllis Moe and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley with pictures by Arnold Lobel, The James Reeve Story Book illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Wind Song by Carl Sandburg, Come Hither Volume 1 by Walter de la Mare.
A Woman Of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit by Julia Briggs, A. A. Milne: His Life by Ann Thwaite.
The Changes Trilogy by Peter Dickinson, Come A Stranger by Cynthia Voigt – the only missing title in my Tillerman cycle series! Now I can read the books!
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton.