“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
A few of the books I am currently selling in Etsy at GenreReads are:
“Kappa” A Novel and Satire by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (hardcover) $ 10.00
“A Dog’s Book of Birds” $ 9.50 (hardcover) Includes excellent sketching;
a children’s story
“La Famille Bronte” by Robert De Traz – Written entirely in French (paperback) $7.00
Please view my shop GenreReads on Etsy for a selection of books on varied interests, including First Editions.
I often watch the movie “Miss Potter” starring Renee Zellweger as Beatrix Potter the greatest selling children’s book author of all times.
This movie transports me to a time when women wore hats, gloves and the
floor-length dresses I so love. The setting of the movie shows all the quaint social customs that were the norm of the times-women being required to have chaperones when in the company of a male companion, the horse-drawn carriages used for transporation and visitors waiting in the parlor to be announced at someone’s home.
The movie helps readers to appreciate the passion that went into creating the book series. Beatrix Potter’s many books include: Peter Rabbit and Ginger & Pickles.
In her later years, Beatrix Potter acquired land in the Lake District near Windermere which was left to The National Trust. For this, she is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park…which is a testament to how far reaching one’s innate abilities can affect the world.
Eddie and Louella by Carolyn Haywood
The Eddie and Louella book series written by Carolyn Haywood was my favorite book collection to read from as a child. It was at the age of 8 in Third grade that I initially knew I loved reading so much that it was, and still is, my favorite pastime. I would spend countless hours tucked away in a corner of my house reading on the weekend. This series is about a boy named Eddie and shows him interacting with his friends Boodles, Anna Patricia, Betsy, Officer Kilpatrick and details Eddie’s antics with his pet Louella the parrot.
The entire series of books include:
B is for Betsy
Two and Two are Four
Betsy and Billy
Back to School with Betsy
Here’s a Penny
Betsy and the Boys
Penny and Peter
Penny Goes to Camp
Eddie and the Fire Engine
Betsy’s Little Star
Eddie and Gardenia
The Mxed-Up Twins
Eddie’s Pay Dirt
Betsy and the Circus
Eddie and his big deals
Betsy’s Busy Summer
Eddie makes Music
Eddie and Louella
Annie Pat and Eddie
Snowbound with Betsy
Here comes the bus
Eddie’s Green Thumb
Author Carolyn Haywood was an American author and illustraor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She published 47 children’s books, the Eddie and Betsy series are her most notable published works.