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Reads tagged with “vintage children’s books”

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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Joey and the Birthday Present: Wonderful Vintage Illustrations from Anne Sexton’s Little-Known 1971 Children’s Book
Joey and the Birthday Present: Wonderful Vintage Illustrations from Anne Sexton’s Little-Known 1971 Children’s Book

Two Pulitzer-winning poets tell a sweet story of friendship, compassion, and perspective.

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Petunia, I Love You: A Forgotten 1965 Children’s Book Treasure
Petunia, I Love You: A Forgotten 1965 Children’s Book Treasure

A sweet and irreverent reminder that kindness is the most potent antidote to evil.

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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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A Stocking for a Kitten: Beautiful Vintage Children’s Book Illustrations of Domestic Life in Eastern Europe
A Stocking for a Kitten: Beautiful Vintage Children’s Book Illustrations of Domestic Life in Eastern Europe

Entitlement, empathy, and ethics, with a large helping of grandmotherly love.

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Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson
Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson

“All things are so very uncertain, and that’s exactly what makes me feel reassured.”

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The World’s First Children’s Book about a Two-Mom Family
The World’s First Children’s Book about a Two-Mom Family

A pioneering picture-book with an enduring message of equality.

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