Children’s Books

When I saw this old book for sale and in pristine condition, I could not resist purchasing it. Upon receiving the book, I was finally, able to see what I had been missing on pages 78/79 in my dad’s well loved copy, that had been torn out. This is one of the books that I grew up with, looking at the pictures mostly, and I was probably the one responsible for the torn pages.  “Favorite Tales” is a favorite book (sentimental) in my collection of antique and vintage children’s books.

Today I’m off to my first regional SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) conference. I can’t wait to see, hear and learn more about Children’s books and all of the aspects that will be covered there. Plus, for added fun, there will be an illustrator workshop and portfolio review with Deborah Zempke!


16 thoughts on “Children’s Books

  1. How ironic that your favorite childhood book is about patchwork! Have a great day at the conference – I suspect you’ll be inspired all over again.

  2. I have a Dennison party book that I grew up with in somewhat better condition that was missing a number of front and back pages. I managed to track it down so that I could have a good copy of it. That is what it is, a good copy, not the one that I grew up with. Enjoy the conference and learn lots!

  3. I just love old books~ and what a find for you!

    I have a first edition “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, which I love. But it, too, has some serious “having been loved” issues. Pages are ripped and the binding is loose. But, who cares; I still love it, ’cause it holds my memories of times gone bye!

  4. I know you are having a great time at the conference. Does it have a portfolio showing? You would illustrate beautiful cb’s. I haven’t been to a SCBWI conference in years – you are inspiring me to attend again especially since a regional conference is held locally.

  5. Yesterday I had the time of my life rummaging at an old antique store and found a 1942 copy of “Little Brown Bear” for $2. (Illustrated by Marjorie Hartwell). A little bit ‘loved’ on one page in particular but there were a half a dozen color plates throughout which made it even more sweet of a find.

  6. I hope your time was enhanced by being around others with creative abilities! Just talking and enjoying common ground can inspire one. I don’t see how you can “improve” because I find your wonderful designs already “perfect”!

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