Tag Archives: Fantasy

The Cat Club series by Esther Averill (1944 – 1972)

Do you have a little cat lover in your house?  Then the 13 books in The Cat Club series will be perfect!  Jenny Linsky is a shy, well-mannered black cat living in Greenwich Village.  Her adventures with other cats in the … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (1871)

I’m not a huge poetry fan — most likely a glitch in my DNA.  But there are a few poems that absolutely delight me.  The Owl and the Pussycat is one of them.  Especially in the board book format, illustrated … Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (1926 – 1928)

You know and love these beloved characters, but have you ever read the original stories written for Mr. Milne’s little boy, Christopher Robin?  They are so worth reading!  Keep your children close so they can enjoy the charming line-drawings by … Continue reading

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Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer (1943)

Fog Magic was a Newbery Honor book in 1944, and is counted by many as their favorite book from childhood.  Fantasy, imagination, history, and even a tiny bit of innocent romance — this book has it all.  It is sometimes … Continue reading

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Tales of Magic series by Edward Eager (1954 – 1962)

Here’s another father who decided to write books for his children, and then shared them with the world!  Edward Eager was a playwright turned children’s author when he couldn’t find enough good books to read to his son.  His own … Continue reading

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Thomas the Tank Engine by Reverend Wilbert Awdry (1946)

Do you have a Thomas the Train enthusiast in your house?  Both of my boys were big fans and we read many of the little books, watched the films and owned lots of the toy train cars.  Several of my … Continue reading

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Mouse House by Rumer Godden (1952)

“Once upon a time there was a little mouse house.  It was like a doll’s house, but not for dolls, for mice.” When Mary receives a sweet little mouse house as a gift, she is delighted!  But then she peeks … Continue reading

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