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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shop Small

Remember this is Shop Small Saturday.  Support a small independent business today (and hopefully every other day too!)  For out of print and collectible children's books you can show that support at:                         Thank You!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

dumb, dumber, dumbest!

The freerice website now has a literature quiz....and I STINK at it.  I really should start reading something more than children's books or fantasy.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

more book art

another book in the True Book series, The True Book of Animals of the Sea and Shore by Illa Podendorf and illustrated by Chauncy Maltman.

book art

 One of the titles in the True Book series published by Children's Press in the 1950's and 60's. This one is is The True Book of Moon Sun and Stars by John Lewellen illustrated by Lois Fisher.

I just love this cover, I think it's nifty!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Crockett Johnson

An illustrator I ALWAYS scout for, this book is: THE LION'S OWN STORY.   Published by Harper & Row, 1963.

Friday, October 21, 2011

She's baaack...

New e-commerce website for Windy Hill Books is finally up and running. It's at the old domain name

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dianna Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones, Author of Howl's Moving Castle, Has Died

March 26, 2011 01:10 PM EDT
British fantasy and science fiction writer Diana Wynne Jones has reportedly died. Jones, author of the wildly popular 1986 fantasy novel Howl's Moving Castle, is said to have passed away on Saturday after a long battle with cancer. Jones' death is a huge loss in the literary world and for millions of fans who have cherished Jones' many books through the decades.

Diana Wynne Jones' fans took to Twitter to spread the news of her death, and to offer kind words about the Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin author.
Among those fans: Neil Gaiman, author of such well-known works as American Gods, Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman Tweeted about his friend's death early on Saturday, saying, "Rest in Peace, Diana Wynne Jones. You shone like a star. The funniest, wisest, writer and the finest friend" and adding simply, "I miss you."

 sad, sad, sad

She did so many more wonderful books than the few listed in this obit... 

wikipededia bio 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More book art 1970's

I've always loved woodcut illustrations and this is a great example from 1971.  Lamb, Said the Lion, I Am Here by Mark Taylor woodcuts by Anne Siberell.


William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow illustrated by William Pene Du Bois. This book was published in 1972 and the story of a young boy who wanted a doll was beautifully written and controversial for it's time.

More Dj Art 1970's

I've fallen way behind on my pontificating because all my extra time is going to scanning my inventory. So I thought I'd share some more dust jacket art. I love this cover, the book is:
I Can Be written and illustrated by Sonia Lisker in 1972.
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