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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death
Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death

From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces and phases of grief.

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David the Dreamer: Extraordinary Philosophical 1922 Children’s Book Illustrated by Freud’s Nonbinary Niece Named Tom
David the Dreamer: Extraordinary Philosophical 1922 Children’s Book Illustrated by Freud’s Nonbinary Niece Named Tom

The kind of book that reads you as you read it.

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The Best LGBT Children’s Books: A Sweet and Assuring Celebration of Diversity and Difference
The Best LGBT Children’s Books: A Sweet and Assuring Celebration of Diversity and Difference

From Maurice Sendak to the real-life story of a gay penguin family, by way of grandmothers and kings.

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Control, Surrender and the Paradox of Self-Transcendence: Vintage Wisdom from the Moomins
Control, Surrender and the Paradox of Self-Transcendence: Vintage Wisdom from the Moomins

“It’s a pity that exciting things always stop happening when you’re not afraid of them anymore and would like to have a little fun.”

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25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy: Andy Warhol’s Little-Known Collaborations with His Mother
25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy: Andy Warhol’s Little-Known Collaborations with His Mother

The cat listicle goes pop art half a century before cat listicles existed.

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When I Have a Little Girl / When I Have a Little Boy: A Vintage Illustrated Daydream about Life without Unimaginative Rules
When I Have a Little Girl / When I Have a Little Boy: A Vintage Illustrated Daydream about Life without Unimaginative Rules

“She can pet any dog she likes without asking if it’s friendly. (She’ll know. I always do.)”

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The Velveteen Rabbit, Reimagined with Uncommon Tenderness by Beloved Japanese Illustrator Komako Sakai
The Velveteen Rabbit, Reimagined with Uncommon Tenderness by Beloved Japanese Illustrator Komako Sakai

A tender tale of how the soft bonds of love confer realness upon our existence.

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The Missing Piece Meets the Big O: Shel Silverstein’s Sweet Allegory for the Simple Secret of Love and the Key to Nurturing Relationships
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O: Shel Silverstein’s Sweet Allegory for the Simple Secret of Love and the Key to Nurturing Relationships

A gentle reminder that the best relationships don’t complete us but let us grow and become more fully ourselves.

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A Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books and How They’re Made
A Vintage Illustrated Love Letter to Books and How They’re Made

“There is a reason for nearly everything.”

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How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude
How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude

A celebration of makers and hackers from half a century before they were called makers and hackers.

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