10 Vintage Book Collections to Share With Your Kids

May 17, 2017 7 Comments

Reading books with our kids is an everyday event. I have been sharing some of the classics with my kids and have been pleasantly surprised with how much they are enjoying them. (Almost as much as I am enjoying reading them.)  

10 Vintage Books Worth Sharing With Your Kids


Eloise Wilkin Stories

This is an adorable little collection for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a collection of Eloise Wilkin’s most beloved Little Golden Books where the rosy-cheeked children are curiously learning and exploring their world. (Some of the titles include: About God, Wonder’s of Nature, Little Mommy, Busy Timmy and many more.)

 

 

Make Way for McCloskey

This collection of Robert McCloskey’s books is perfect for early elementary age. It contains his award-winning Make Way for Ducklings, as well as, Blueberries for Sal along with a handful of others. His tales are heart-warming and homey.

 

 

 

A Child’s Book of Poems

Gyo Fujikawa illustrated over 200 of the most charming poems written by some of the best authors like Emily Dickinson, Kate Greenaway, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poems are beautifully illustrated using animals, nature, people, and a variety of multicultural themes.

 

 

 

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

The classic stories of the gentle and kind, Winnie the Pooh and his friend Christopher Robin written by the one and only A. A. Milne. Ernest Shepard’s vintage illustrations depict the tales beautifully. The collection contains Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

 

 

Frog and Toad Story Book Treasury

A great early elementary read about two best friends and their adventures together. This collection includes four of the best Arnold Label classics. (Frog and Toad are Friends, Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year, and Days with Frog and Toad.) 

 

 

The Children’s Book of Virtues

This is a great collection of poetry and stories, as well as, Native-American and African folklore, helping parents introduce character qualities like perseverance, hard-work, good manners, faith, honesty, and responsibility.

 

 

Aesop’s Fables

This is a collection of short stories that end in moral advice. You may recognize some of the familiar titles included, such as: The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. 

 

 

A Treasury of Mother Goose

A collection of Hilda Offen’s best nursery rhymes.  This is a great combination of humor, nonsense, and a touch of wisdom. The illustrations are pleasing to the eyes just as the words are to the tongue.

 

 

 

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook

This is a great read-aloud for all ages or a nice read-alone for an older child. Joyce Brisley’s collection contains twenty-two tales about a sweet and resourceful little girl who works through her childhood challenges including spending her first night away from home, and spending her first penny.

 

 

A Beatrix Potter Treasury

This collection brings Beatrix Potter’s illustrations of animals and the countryside alive, with charming tales including the classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

 

 

I would love to know…

What are your favorite classics?

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    dawnklinge

    May 17, 2017

    Oh, you’ve listed so many of my favorites! My kids are big now, but this post brought back such sweet memories. Reading aloud to them was the best. Another classic series I loved were the Eloise books. : )

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      inspirethemom

      May 17, 2017

      Ha! Yes! I forgot about those ones! 🙂

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    ordinarilyextraordinarymom

    May 17, 2017

    I remember some of these from my childhood and own none of them. I’ve got to invest!! Thanks for the reminder.

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      inspirethemom

      May 17, 2017

      🙂 Sure!

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    Terrigirl2017

    May 18, 2017

    Thank you Jessica for this post on the classics , some wonderful books here and life lessons, Big hugs Dear, Terri xoxo.

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      inspirethemom

      May 21, 2017

      Thank you Terri! <3

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