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Else Holmelund Minarik

Paperback

Illustrated by Dorothy Doubleday

$4.99

Little Bear is back with a long-anticipated sequel to his last adventure. When Little Bear finds Grandfather’s sea captain outfit in the attic, Grandfather shows him something even more exciting — Grandfather’s boat!

Else Holmelund Minarik, creator of the first Little Bear book for beginning readers, is back with new illustrating partner Dorothy Doubleday for this new adventure in the beloved Little Bear series. A Level One I Can Read is full of charming stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Ages 6 and up.

32 pages, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, 2010

Else Holmelund Minarik

Paperback

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

$4.95

Little Bear’s adventures continue. Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes Grandfather’s hat and Grandmother’s cooking. But most of all, he loves to listen to their stories! A charming Level 1 Easy Reader.

Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear with classic illustrations by Maurice Sendak. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.

Ages 6 and up.

57 pages, 5 3/5″ x 8 1/2″, 1961

Else Holmelund Minarik

Paperback

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

$4.95

More adventures of sweet Little Bear. One summer Little Bear makes friends with a girl named Emily. But when summer ends, Emily must leave. Little Bear is very sad—until he finds a way to stay close to his new friend even when she is far away! Fun for new readers.

Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear with charming illustrations by Maurice Sendak. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.

Ages 6 and up.

57 pages, 5 3/5″ x 8 1/2″, 1960

Else Holmelund Minarik

Paperback

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

$4.95

The adventures of Little Bear continue in this new collection of stories. Little Bear’s father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him—even if he doesn’t bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for! A delightful Easy Reader.

Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear with charming illustrations by Maurice Sendak. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.

Ages 6 and up.

62 pages, 5 3/5″ x 8 1/2″, 1959

Sibylle von Olfers

Board Book

$9.95

A lively abridgment of the traditional classic, Story of the Snow Children, by Sibylle von Olfers, this board book includes all of the original art-nouveau illuatrations. A perfect story for wintry nights, My First Snow Children is a charming tale of magic, sparkle and dancing snowmen.

Poppy is watching the snow fall outside her window when she realizes that the snowflakes are really Snow Children, dancing and whirling in the garden. The Snow Children whisk Poppy away to the Snow Queen’s wintry kingdom, where the Princess is having a party!

My First Snow Children Board Book via waldorfbooks.com

Sibylle von Olfers’ (1881-1916) blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Her other published works include Princess in the Forest, The Story of the Root Children, The Story of the Wind Children, The Story of the Butterfly Children and The Story of the Rabbit Children.

Ages 1-4

12 pages, 6″ x 7″, 2018


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My First Root Children

Sibylle von Olfers

The classic, seasonal Story of the Root Children is presented for the first time as a board-book for very young children. All of the beautiful illustrations are included along with a simplified, sympathetically ad... read more

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My First Root Children - Board Book

The classic, seasonal Story of the Root Children is presented for the first time as a board-book for very young children. All of the beautiful illustrations are included along with a simplified, sympathetically adapted text to fit the new format.

All through winter the root children sleep underground, until Mother Nature wakes them up in the spring. They get ready to go outside and play in the forest with butterflies. In summer they dance in the meadow by the stream. Mother Earth calls them back underground in the cold autumn wind and they sleep for the winter.

My First Root Children Board Book via waldorfbooks.com

Sibylle von Olfers’ (1881-1916) blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Her other published works include Princess in the Forest, The Story of the Snow Children, The Story of the Wind Children, The Story of the Butterfly Children and The Story of the Rabbit Children.

Ages 1-3

12 pages, 6 1/4″ x 7 3/4″, 2012


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My First SnowChildren

Sibylle von Olfers

A lively abridgment of the traditional classic, Story of the Snow Children, by Sibylle von Olfers, this board book includes all of the original art-nouveau illuatrations. A perfect story for wintry nights, My ... read more

$9.95

My First Snow Children - Board Book

Elsa Beskow’s picture books have been known and loved for over a century. This month-to-view calendar is beautifully illustrated with seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow’s books. The main US, UK and Swedish public holidays are marked.

Elsa Beskow Calendar 2019 via waldorfbooks.com

The calendar includes illustrations from the books:

Ollie’s Ski Trip

Thumbelina

Peter and Lotta’s Christmas

Pelle’s New Suit

The Flowers’ Festival

Uncle Blue’s New Boat

Peter in Blueberry Land

The Sun Egg

Christopher’s Garden

Around the Year

Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

Children of the Forest

Elsa Beskow 2019 Calendar via waldorfbooks.com

All books are available here on our Elsa Beskow book page!

24 pages, 12″ x 12″, 2018.

The classic tale of tiny Thumbelina is brought to life by Elsa Beskow’s charming illustrations, available in English for the first time in thirty years.

Thumbelina is so tiny that her bed is a walnut shell and her bedsheet a rose petal. When a toad steals her away and keeps her on a lilypad, she doesn’t know what to do until some fish set her free. Wandering through the countryside, Thumbelina tries to find a new home with new friends.

Thumbelina Picture Book via waldorfbooks.com

A classic tale, well told. A beautiful edition to any shelf of fairy tales or for collectors of Elsa Beskow’s delightful drawings.

Ages 4-7

32 pages, 8 1/4″ x 10 1/4″, 2016.

Originally $13.95 – Use the pictures for wall art!!!

What a great resource for creating beautiful wall art! Elsa Beskow’s picture books have been known and loved for over a century.

This month-to-view calendar is beautifully illustrated with seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow’s books. The main US, UK and Swedish public holidays are marked.

Elsa Beskow Calendar 2017 via waldorfbooks.com

The calendar includes illustrations from the books:

Ollie’s Ski Trip

Aunt Brown’s Birthday

Pelle’s New Suit

Peter’s Old House

Christopher’s Garden

Emily and Daisy

Peter in Blueberry Land

Princess Sylvie

The Land of Long Ago

Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

Children of the Forest

Peter and Lotta’s Christmas

Elsa Beskow 2017 Calendar via waldorfbooks.com

All books are available here on our Elsa Beskow book page!

24 pages, 12″ x 12″, 2016.

This much-loved classic Christmas tale is now adapted for younger children and sumptuously illustrated by Helene Muller.

A long time ago in the Holy Land lived a scruffy little lazy donkey. When he met gentle, kind Mary, his world changed forever. When Mary and Joseph have to make the long journey to Bethlehem, the now faithful little donkey gets them there safely. Ending with the wonder of the birth of Jesus, this beautiful picture book edition of Gunhild Sehlin’s classic chapter book contains lavish paintings with details of the Holy Land.

A completely unique version of the traditional nativity story, told from the point of view of the little donkey who rises to meet Mary’s loving belief in him. A moving tale to delight children and adults alike. Highly recommended!!

Mary's Little Donkey Picture Book via waldorfbooks.com
Katy's Christmas Gift via waldorfbooks.com

Author Gunhild Sehlin (1911-1997) was a teacher in the south of Sweden and worked with children in Jerusalem. Mary’s Little Donkey has been widely translated.

Illustrator Helene Muller was born in Paris in 1957, and studied at the Ecole Nationale Superiure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. She has illustrated numerous books for children.

144 pages, 9″ x 11 1/4″, 2016.


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Mary’s Little Donkey – Advent Calendar

Gunhild Sehlin

Experience the Advent season through the story of Mary's Little Donkey. This beautiful, traditional advent calendar tells the story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem with the help of a very special little donkey. Lift each of the 24 flaps to reveal moments from this ... read more

$9.95

Mary's Little Donkey - Advent Calendar

Mary’s Little Donkey – Chapter Book

and the Escape to Egypt

Gunhild Sehlin

Now with a pretty new cover to coordinate with matching picture book and advent calendar! When Mary and Joseph are told they have to go to Bethlehem, who will carry Mary on the long journey? And when Herod's soldiers come looking for them, w... read more

$12.95

Mary's Little Donkey - Chapter Book - and the Escape to Egypt

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