Monday, November 21, 2011

Vintage Christmas Books for Children 1930's to 1960's

Just sharing some photos today of Christmas themed books for children (1930's to 1960's).  I've been photographing and researching these, and there are some really sweet ones here!  You will find them all in my vintage store.

Pom-Pom's Christmas - vintage picture book about an adorable white Poodle looking for a home for Christmas - 1960 - Jon Whitcomb.  This is my personal favorite of the books I'm researching.  The illustrations are absolutely amazing, especially for anyone who loves dogs!

The Story of Christmas by Margaret W. Tarrant

If I'd Been Born in Bethlehem by Joan Gale Thomas - 1954

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May (1939)

Tizz Plays Santa Claus - horse themed book for Christmas - 1957 Elisa Bialk book with illustrations by Dwight Mutchler

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) by Valentine Davies -- inspiration for the classic Christmas movie

O. Henry Christmas Stories (Steck edition -- hard to find) - 1954 with illustrations by Theresa Kalab Smith

The Santa Claus Book - a Golden Shape Book - 1977 - Eileen Daly, with illustrations by Florence Sarah Winship.  I fondly remember these Golden Shape books from my childhood!

You'll find these Christmas books (and many more!) at Birdhouse Books on eBay.