Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper

I have an antique book called Joyous Times. It is a children’s book full of poems and stories (and pictures! ) for Victorian era children to enjoy.  It was printed and bound by M. A. Donohue at 407-429 Dearborn Street, Chicago. It was published very early 1900s (probably 1904) because the inscription says in pencil ‘Charles E. Roach from … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper

Cabbages and Peanuts

Today, we will talk about Bedtime Story Book. In it, there is a single charming story in verse called Cabbages and Peanuts. The book is unpaginated, but amounts to 44 pages. Published in 1930 by Saalfield Publishing Company in Akron, Ohio, it was written by Harriet Boyd in the USA. The front page has a name … Continue reading Cabbages and Peanuts

My Mommy's Songs

Only One Mother Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky. Hundreds of shells on the shore together. Hundreds of birds that go singing by. Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees to greet the clover. Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn. But only one mother … Continue reading My Mommy's Songs

Mr. Nobody and My Shadow

Mr. Nobody is definitely one of the most famous of all children’s poems. I always thought there was something a tad creepy about it, which is probably why it has stayed with me all these years. It is a shining example of an unknown author that would find great acclaim if only we knew who … Continue reading Mr. Nobody and My Shadow

The Real Mother Goose

Today’s subject is a subject very dear to my heart– that is, nursery rhymes!!! I have a publication of The Real Mother Goose from the 1920s that Dad had in his shop when I was a teenager and another from the 1990s that I found later. If you are looking for an amazing book for … Continue reading The Real Mother Goose

The Inevitable Lewis Carroll

Yes,  the author of his most famous works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. The latter is simply the best title for a book ever. I think that many people don’t even know that they are two books, and that the story that we know and love from … Continue reading The Inevitable Lewis Carroll