All I really wanted for Christmas was books, books for my library and for my personal reading. So that’s what I got, and a lovely set of books they are:
1. The Father Brown Reader II: More Stories from Chesterton, adapted by Nancy Carpentier Brown. Doesn’t this sound delicious? Chesterton’s Father Brown stories, adapted for middle grade readers.
2. Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle. The edition I got is a small, child-sized book. Just lovely.
3. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.
4. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace. We’re big Betsy-Tacy fans here, but I somehow lost my copy of this book in the series.
5. How To See an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman.
6. The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. A Caldecott Honor book.
7. The Child’s Gifts: A Twelfth Night Tale by Tomas Blanco.
8. The Black Star of Kingston by S.D. Smith. Prequel to The Green Ember.
9. Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria.
10. The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams by Philip and Carol Zaleski.
11. Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass.
12. Our Island Story: A History of Britain for Boys and Girls, from the Romans to Queen Victoria by H.E.Marshall.
13. Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon.
I’m looking forward to reading the books that are new to me and placing the picture books in my library.