New Doll Books

I love childrens books, and books about dolls are even more of a treat.  I had some books on my Christmas list and received them all!

books 747 books 764I think The Best Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill is my favorite of the bunch, but I love them all.  I may have read this book as a child, but I am not sure.

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kitty's new doll 759Kitty’s New Doll by Dorothy Kunhardt is a sweet story featuring cats as the main characters.  I love the colorful watercolor-like illustrations.

kitty's new doll 760 kitty's new doll 761 kitty's new doll 762In the end Kitty picked the most simple doll that would lead to the imaginative play.

the lonely doll 751The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright has actual photographs of a doll and teddy bears in different settings.  Two of my blog readers mentioned this book last year and the photos sparked a memory, so I put it on my wish list.

the lonely doll 752the lonely doll 753This doll must be quite large because the props look like full scale pieces.

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And, lastly is The Magic Nesting Doll by  Jacqueline K. Ogburn.  Laurel Long’s beautiful illustrations make this fairy tale about nesting dolls magical.

the magic nesting doll 749the magic nesting doll 763Do you like doll books and if so, what are your favorites?

Bye for now!

14 thoughts on “New Doll Books

  1. Pennie

    Oh wonderful books. I have a granddaughter and will have to see about reading those to her if I can find them. Thank you Cindy for sharing your love of dolls and books. Cute photos.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Pennie,
      These were all purchased at Amazon, so you should have no trouble finding them new. I loved reading stories to my daughter when she was little, every night we pulled out a book or two. This season I was missing that activity, so I read a story to her anyway, she went along with it. I think I also read “Holly and Ivy” to my chihuahua. Ha ha. He went along with it too. Thank you, Pennie.

  2. Joy

    Very cute books you received. My favorite from childhood was “The Surprise Doll,” by Morrell Gipson. Illustrations were by Steffie Lerch. I have always loved her illustrations. It was a Wonder Book first published in 1949. I have my original tattered copy missing the cover and a replacement in better shape purchased a bit later on. You can still find copies on Ebay. Another favorite is “Let’s Play House,” written and illustrated by Lois Lenski, 1944. And the last, A Golden Play Book of Dolls & Toys by Kathryn Jackson, 1953.
    That was fun looking through some of my old books on this rainy CA day. 🙂

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      I used to check out stack of picture books from the library when I was young. I remember being sad when I was “too old” for them and needed to move on to chapter books. It’s nice to be able to enjoy them again as an adult.

  3. Michèle

    I love children’s books too. I I have worked in a children’s Library. I also have four grandchildren and I often read books just before they go to bed. It’s a real pleasure. Unfortunately, two of them live in Canada and I can’t see them very often.
    Sorry for my bad English !

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Michèle,
      Your English is just fine. I understand what you are writing. Here in the U.S. our libraries have a section for children and their books. Reading stories before bedtime was an activity I enjoyed with my daughter when she was young too, every night!

  4. Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie

    HI Cindy,
    We are getting our first snowfall of the year and for some reason I thought of you. It’s only supposed to be about 3 inches, but still it’s snow…
    I enjoyed this post on your books… what wonderful ones they look like. I am a real book person myself. I just LOVE them…and don’t think you can ever have too many…well…maybe a few too many.
    I like the looks of them all…and just might have to visit our library and see them… I especially like the one called The Lonely Doll. I like the pictures and know how much time it takes to probably set those scenes up. My sister and I both homeschooled our kids and the curriculum we used when they were younger was Sonlight, which zeroed in on lots of read-alouds… it was my job to read certain books to them and build up their love of books… it was my favorite part of our school days…the reading…aaahhh….

    Well, I better go. I just wanted to check in and see if you were okay…I don’t know if this snow is supposed to hit you or not… hope not…
    Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hi Jeanne,
    Wow, you have been lucky with snowfalls this season, or unlucky depending… Wet snow did make it north and now the cold, brrr.
    I enjoy reading books on my Kindle app, but I need to have children’s books the old-fashioned way, they are so beautiful. Isn’t it great that we don’t have to outgrow picture books!
    I have lots of great memories reading to my daughter too. We would always have a huge stack from the library. When those were read we went back for more.
    Thank you, Jeanne, it’s so nice to hear from you.


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