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by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B0756 – Hardcover
This classic first published in 1927, contains poems for each month plus other verses. Elsa Beskow’s beautiful illustrations have been loved by many throughout the world. A wonderful book for young and old.
by Gerald McDermott
Catalog Number B1500 – Softbound
With vibrant colors and bold geometric forms Gerald McDermott brilliantly captures the stylized look of Pueblo Indian art in this Caldecott Award-winning retelling of an ancient legend. A young boy searches for his father, but before he can claim his heritage he must first prove his worthiness by passing through the four ceremonial chambers: the kiva of lions, the kiva of snakes, the kiva of bees, and the kiva of lightning. Striking in its simplicity and grace.
by Luke Fischer illustrated by Stephanie Young and Tim Smith
Catalog Number B05084 – Hardcover
These tales are from a wondrous forest where trees are blue and flowers sing. A small girl finds a glowing chest that encloses jewels, pearls and a ring. A boy who sleeps high in a tree is woken by a blue bird’s song and a red bird’s melody. The Blue Forest is a collection of seven highly imaginative bedtime stories. There is one story for each night of the week with a correlating illustration featuring one of seven colors. The stories, set in a magical blue forest, tell of mysterious nighttime events and relationships involving humans and animals and nature. The illustrations are beautiful! These short tales are appropriate for 6-9 years old but younger and older would also enjoy this beautiful book.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B0497 – Hardcover
The children of the forest live deep in the roots of an old pine tree with their mother and father. They are friends of the animals. This story follows them through the four seasons. A beautiful book with illustrations full of adventure.
collected by Ineke Verschuren
Catalog Number B0772 – Hardcover 427 pages
A collection of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany stories written by well known and less known authors, with age appropriate guides for each story. Even though my children are grown, I still get this book out every year and read a few stories. This book is one to treasure and pass down through the generations.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B7158 – Hardcover
When Flash, a very curious little fish, is caught and held prisoner on dry land, his aunts and uncles are determined to save him. But how can they leave the water to rescue him? With the help of a wise old frog and a little magic, even the most unlikely wishes can come true.
This highly imaginative and funny picture book paints the world from a whole new perspective—from a fish’s point of view. Children will delight in the wonderful characters of the lake, and in their extraordinary adventure on dry land. This is the first time this charming Elsa Beskow book has been available in English.
Catalog Number B0882 – Hardcover
Here is a charming alphabet book for everyone who loves Elsa Beskow’s classic picture books. Journey through the world of Elsa Beskow, from Accordion to Zzz, with everything in between: Cow and Elephant, Flowers and Igloo, and even Jack Frost and Queen. This beautifully presented gift book gathers illustrations from Elsa Beskow’s lesser-known and most-loved work, including The Flowers’ Festival; The Sun Egg; Pelle’s New Suit; and Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B6496 – Hardcover
Emily is a helpful little girl, so when her mother is worried that Daisy the cow will escape into the clover field through a hole in the fence, she offers to go and look after Daisy for the day. On the way to the meadow, Emily meets three characters who become helpful later. Because, when she arrives in the meadow she realizes she can’t care for Daisy on her own! Whom can she turn to?
Young children will love following Emily through her day as unexpected, good things come her way.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B1205 – Hardcover
A lucky little girl is invited by the flower fairies to join them for their Midsummer festival. Gathering around Queen Rose, the flowers, birds and bumblebees tell stories of their origins while the Dew-cups and Pea-blossom serve refreshments. Many full color illustrations.
Catalog Number B1748- Board Book
Beautiful photos of babies from seventeen cultures around the globe are woven together by a simple narrative. Diverse settings show specific differences in clothing, daily life and traditions, as well as demonstrate that babies around the world are nurtured by love, caring, and the joy that surrounds them!
By purchasing Global Fund for Children titles, you make a difference in the lives of children worldwide. A portion of all sales goes to support GFC’s work with vulnerable children and grassroots organizations.
Catalog Number B3193 – Hardcover 224 pages NEW!
A beautiful book of 30 original Grimm’s fairy tales, including The Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, The Star Money, The Shoemaker and the Elves and more. Highly recommended as a read aloud book for children ages 5 and up. This is a hardcover book with many beautiful color illustrations by Daniela Drescher Large format.
by Nancy Mellon
Catalog Number B62148 – Softbound
A family builds a new home at the edge of a pine forest. The first time the children go to sleep in their new bedroom something magical happens. As the full moon shines on the beautiful new pinewood floors, walls, and ceiling, the children dream that out of a large pinewood knot climb seven little Knottles, who are the guardians of the pine trees. The Knottles sing and dance with the children. When the children wake up in the morning, they are inspired to plant pine tree seedlings with their parents, and they promise to take good care of all their trees for evermore.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B7714 – Hardcover
Kelly and Kai love to play on the gnarled old tree trunk outside their cottage in the woods. Sometimes it becomes a horse, sometimes a crocodile, and sometimes even a dragon. One day a mischievous gnome brings the tree trunk to life, and the children are whisked off to the Land of Long Ago on the back of the old tree dragon. On their incredible journey, Kelly and Kai meet a princess, rescue a knight, and trick the troll king. But will the old tree dragon stay alive long enough to bring them home again? The Land of Long Ago is delightful tale from Elsa Beskow, with beautiful illustrations in her classic style.
by Diana Cohn
Catalog Number B4480 – Softbound- 32 pages
illustrated by artist Amy Cordóva. In this beautiful picture and story book, Nima learns that she brightens the day for friends and strangers alike when she shares her sweetness and light, every time she says “Namaste.” Woven into this simple, gentle story about recognizing and honoring the sacred in one another are delightful details of daily life in Nepal.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Namaste! helps support The Mountain Institute, a non-profit organization working to empower communities that call mountains home.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B0918 – Hardcover
Six-year-old Ollie is given his first pair of real skis. As soon as the snow begins to fall, he sets off on an adventure by himself to the palace of King Winter. Ollie encounters Jack Frost, Mrs. Thaw and finally Spring. Another beautiful book from Elsa Beskow.
A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Illustrated and compiled by Salley Mavor
Catalog Number B3740 – Hardcover 65 Nursery Rymes
“In Salley Mavor’s unique collection of classic verse, every gorgeous page is a true work of art. This will be a book to be pored over again and again.” This quote from the book jacket says it all! Illustrated with wool felt and embroidery by an accomplished fiber artist these timeless nursery rhymes come to life on each page.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B5813 – Hardcover
Princess Sylvie has persuaded her father the King to leave the palace gardens and walk in the woods. The King is unsure. What might be in the woods? When Sylvie’s dog Oskar runs off after a long-eared hare, Sylvie’s adventures begin. This is a delightful story for young children about exploring new places and making new friends…and about the comforts of home.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B7943 – Hardcover
Rosalind loves to play with her little deer in the shade of the lime tree. Then one day a hunter comes along with his dog and frightens the deer away. The poor little deer is captured by a king and kept in a golden cage, but it refuses to eat. People come from far and wide, bringing delicious food for the king’s prized pet, but still the deer won’t eat. Then the hunter and his dog pass by and send a message back to Rosalind. Can Rosalind persuade the mighty king to part with his pet and set the little deer free once more?
This classic Elsa Beskow tale is published now for the first time in English. With its traditional fairy-tale charm and beautifully detailed illustrations, this is Elsa Beskow at her best.
Catalog Number- B9914
This is a lovely retelling of the traditional Scottish folk tale of the selkie (a seal who can become human) adapted for a young audience. Beautifully written by storyteller Janis McKay, the tale is accompanied by stunning illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane. The Selkie Girl is one of the first titles released in the new Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children.
by Sibylle von Olfers
Catalog Number B5106 – Hardcover Full Size edition
This is a classic story of the changing seasons. The root children spend the winter asleep. When spring comes, they awake sew themselves new gowns, and then paint the beetles and other insects. All summer they play in fields, ponds and meadows before returning in the autumn to Mother Earth, who welcomes them home and puts them to bed to sleep through the winter once more.
by Gerda Muller
Summer…catalog number B1941
Autumn…catalog number B1910
Winter…catalog number B1927
Spring…catalog number B1934
These four sturdy board books are full of lovely pictures depicting all sorts of seasonal activities. There are no words…young children delight in looking at the pictures and letting their imaginations soar.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B6637 – Hardcover
A mysterious orange egg has fallen into the woods. “It’s a sun egg!” declares the elf who finds it nestled on the forest floor. Soon she and her friends find out what it really is, but not before the little elf goes off on one of the best adventures she has ever had.
by Jan Schubert
Catalog Number B5859 – Hardcover
This is a charming and simple story of the natural cycle of a plant. It follows a little seed as she grows into a beautiful flower and then gives her seeds back to mother earth. The author used dry and wet felting to create colorful pictures for this book.
The story begins, “Early one spring morning, a little seed woke up after her long winter sleep. She yawned and stretched. With a loud CRACK her hard brown jacket fell away ‘Oh said the surprised seed. The earth above felt warm.”
by Amy Cordova and Eugene Gollogly
Catalog Number B7198 – Hardcover
This is the traditional story, told simply and elegantly, of how Juan Diego meets the beautiful Lady of Guadalupe on a windswept hilltop one December and carries her message to the disbelieving bishop. The Lady fills Juan’s cloak with full-blooming roses and impresses her image on its fibers as a sign for the bishop to fulfill her request of building a house of prayers. The story tells of how, over many years, countless hands built the great church dedicated to the Lady of Roses, Nuestra Senora Guadalupe on the hill of Tepeyac. And it stands there still, as a center of prayer, healing, and hope for all of Our Lady’s precious children of the Earth. All ages will enjoy the story of Talking Eagle and the Lady of Roses and the wild and glorious illustrations of award-winning, Taos, New Mexico, artist Amy Cordova. Also included is an informative afterword by Eugene Gollogly.
by Robert D. San Souci illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Catalog Number B4610 – Hardcover
This is a Creole folktale of two sisters one honest and generous the other dishonest and greedy. Their behaviors are either rewarded or punished via magic eggs the one receives from an old lady in the woods and the other steals from her. This tale is similar to the Grimm’s Mother Holle. Beautiful illustrations and a Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honor book. Suggested for ages 4 and up.
by Astrid Lindgren NEW!
Catalog Number B5761 Hardcover
This is a beautiful collector’s combined edition of The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox.
On small silent feet, the Tomten tiptoes through the snow, keeping watch over the farm on chilly winter nights. One night a cunning fox comes by. How will the Tomten guard the chickens and help the hungry fox?
These classic stories are a delight for young children, depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten.
A Handwork Fairy Tale
written and illustrated by Shellie D. Smith
Catalog Number BW763
This original story follows the misadventures of a crafty woman who lives on a farm. Everything in her life is “just right”. Until one day she gets a visit from the dreaded tangle fairies! Tangle fairies are wretched and wild. They cause all sorts of fiber fiascoes. Follow our dear heroine through her knitting and sewing disasters as she tries golden locks, booby traps, and more, until she finally learns the secret to keeping the tangle fairies away. Beautiful fiber illustrations by a longtime handwork teacher.
by Famke Zonneveld
Catalog Number B5163 – Softbound
A delightful alphabet book! I can imagine a child spending hours with the color, movement and artistry of these pictures and coming away with an understanding of living and active letters. With many beautiful pictures for each letter this book is a great resource for teaching the letters in first grade as well as providing visual ideas for various art mediums.
by Elsa Beskow
Catalog Number B1094 – Hardcover
Woody and Pip are two acorn children who ride the wind one Autumn day and end up on a woodland adventure. Hazel, their friend, goes on an adventure of her own sneaking a ride on Mr. Squirrel. This is a wonderful Autumn story from Elsa Beskow and one of our favorites!