My favorite item of the day is Carolyn Haywood books for children. Carolyn Haywood is one of my favorite vintage children's book writers. I remember checking these chapter books out over and over again as a little girl from the small library in my neighborhood. Even during my childhood (1960's - 1970's), these books were old fashioned and gave a nostalgic view of childhood during innocent baby boomer times. They always reminded me a bit of the TV show Leave It to Beaver, with stories of the children's neighborhood adventures. Carolyn Haywood grew up in Philadelphia and had a long life, from 1898 - 1990. Her major series were the Betsy series (which I love!) and the Eddie series (also great). She illustrated her own books. I have a couple of her books (later printings) in my store -- Carolyn Haywood children's books at Birdhouse Books. I highly recommend these books for anyone interested in vintage children's books.