Thursday, February 15, 2007

For Parents and Teachers

Remember Jennie the Cat?

I reveal my old age sharing that I discovered Esther Averill's wonderful stories of Jenny the Cat while watching Weston Wood's films on CBS's old children's show, Captain Kangaroo. (Do you think that Ken Burns could have learned his filming techniques from watching Weston Woods films?)

After years of searching for Averill's books, I finally found them at The New York Review of Books Children's Collection. The collection has a number of Averill's books, including Jenny's Moonlight Adventure and Jenny's Birthday Party, as well as a number of old favorites which kids today will love. Also look into:

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, illustrations by Robert Lawson
Mistess Masham's Repose by T.H. White
D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale
The Little Book Room by Eleanor Farjeon, illustrations by Edward Ardizzone
and many more well loved favorites at:

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