Thursday, 12 April 2012

A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - Kate, and others by Jean Little

Kate - or any other book by Jean Little.

I'm racking my brains trying to remember which book of hers I read first, and how old I might have been. Possibly From Anna, which I loved, because I was a kid with glasses, too!


Mama's Going to Buy You A Mockingbird is another wonderful book. As are her two autobiographies, Little by Little and Stars Come Out Within. Oh, she's got so many! Little is a very prolific author. It was partly through her that I discovered the Dear Canada series of books (from Scholastic!): "The Dear Canada series invites readers into the intimate worlds of girls throughout different times in Canadian history. The ongoing series showcases Canada's most distinguished children's authors who recreate some of the most dramatic events from our diverse history."

They're also finally starting to come out with a series for boys. I hope Jean Little writes from that point of view as well!

9 comments:

Trisha said...

I probably would have loved these as a kid, but not sure as I don't know much about them yet :)

YAY for fave books, gonna check out all the others you've posted too :)

Nadja Notariani said...

I adore the type of illustration found on the covers you've posted. The pictures remind me of a book my daughters LOVED...titled, Elizabeth. I cannot remember the author's name, and the book is most definitely tucked into a wicker bin or resting upon one of the 27 book shelves in my office alone...If I find it, I'll post the author's name. We read that book until the pages started coming out. But...what a great story.

Joshua said...

And...more books I've not heard of before. Might have to check them out for The Girl. What's the age range?

Casperdarin said...

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The Golden Eagle said...

They sound like wonderful children's books!

Damyanti said...

Lovely books!

Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z
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Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for commenting on all my posts, Trisha!

Hope you find it, Nadja, I'm intrigued now.

Ooh, Jean Little is a perfect choice, Joshua. It depends which books - she writes board books for as young as, say, four. All the way up to about 12-14, maybe. It's hard for me to say cos I reread them even now at 32!

They are, Eagle!

I'm loving the challenge, Damyanti! I might fall behind on commenting a bit next week, as I'm going on vacation...

Gina said...

Beautiful illustrations. As I have two young girls, I'll be very interested to follow the author and introduce them to these awesome books. Thanks!

From Diary of a Writer in Progress

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for coming by, Gina!

Books I'm Reading and Finished Books

  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  • Rogue Warrior by Regan Walker
  • Black (what was this? I don't remember!)
  • ***Reading At Intervals***
  • Beauty and the Beast by Villeneuve
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw
  • Burning Sky by Lori Benton
  • 12 Anne and Avonlea books by L. M. Montgomery (skimming/reread (this was free on Kindle!))
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  • Istanbul Noir (Akashic Books anthology)
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien manuscripts edited by J. D. Rateliff
  • The Jerusalem Bible
  • ***Finished Books***
  • Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani
  • Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. Awry (26 book collection)
  • beta read (Born to Run by RB)
  • The Little Turtle by Vachel Lindsay (poem; reread)
  • The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson (poem)
  • Android's Dream by John Scalzi
  • The Mysterious Tadpole by Stephen Kellogg (reread)
  • Yashim Cooks Istanbul by Jason Goodwin
  • Miniatures by John Scalzi
  • Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
  • Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter (illustrated by Quentin Blake)
  • All or Nothing by Rose Lerner (short story)
  • Merry Christmas, Emily (board book)
  • Extra Yarn by __ and Jan Klassen
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Outlandish Companion II by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Outlandish Companion I, Revised by Diana Gabaldon
  • MacHinery and the Cauliflowers by Alistair MacLean (short story)
  • The Dileas by Alistair MacLean (short story)
  • The Gold Watch by Alistair MacLean (short story)
  • betty, butter, sun by Monica Byrne (short story)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay by J.K. Rowling
  • The Very Cranky Bear (Scholastic)
  • various haiku by R. Wodaski
  • ongoing rereads of most board books listed last year!
  • see the 2016 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2016/12/annual-books-read-statistics-2016.html
  • see the 2015 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2015/12/annual-books-read-statistics.html
  • see the 2014 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2014/12/books-read-in-2014-review.html
  • see the 2013 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2014/01/toast-to-professor-books-read-in-2013.html
  • see the 2012 list and statistics here http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-hobbit-review-and-year-end-books.html
  • see the 2011 statistics on http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/01/books-read-in-2011-statistics-fourth.html
  • see the 2011 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/01/books-read-in-2011.html
  • see the 2010 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2010/12/books-read-in-2010-listed-here.html
  • see the 2009 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2009/12/books-read-in-2009-part-ii.html
  • also in 2009 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2009/12/books-read-in-2009-part-iv.html
  • see the 2008 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-ii.html
  • also in 2008 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-vi.html
  • also in 2008 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-iv.html