Monday, November 22, 2010

Penguin Classics for Children

I love books. I love reading them and I love them even more when they look as pretty as these. Yep, I judged these by their cover as soon as I saw them *swoon*


Available from Anthropologie, I will most definitley be adding these to my wish list this year, especially The Secret Garden. Aside from a hefty collection of Babysitters Club books, The Secret Garden was one of my favourite books as kid.  It was a gift from my Great Uncle Kevin and I just loved it. It was hardcover, it was fancy and it was an incredible read.


The Babysitters Club books didn't stand the test of time, but my Secret Garden still sits on my shelf today... and I think these beauties would be the same.

all images via Anthropologie

p.s. My mom might argue the Babysitters Club point - apparently they're standing the test of time in her storage room and just waiting for me to lug a box or two home. Sorry mom!

Did you have any favourite books as a kid?

26 comments:

  1. i still have stuff at my mom's too!

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  2. These are so pretty! I loved them all but my faves were Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew books and the Ramona The Pest books by Beverly Cleary. And my mom's still got drawers full of my stuff!

    Thanks for the virtual hugs - it really helped get me through the rough spots. xo

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  3. These are so gorgeous!! They need to be added to my rainbow bookshelf!

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  4. Oh I love these! Have you seen Anthropologie's Pop-Up for The Little Prince? I Want it SO BAD!

    Oh, and Love me some Babysittier's Club and Sweet Valley High!!!!

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  5. LOVE these- I am definitely adding these to my Christmas list- my favourite is the Secret Garden one but I also adore Anne of Green Gables- I'm a PEIer so have to love that one:) Off to tweet this- such a great find!

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  6. LOVE These! My favorites as a child had to be the Naria series! My Dad used to read them to me and my brother... so great! B's parents bought me the set (as the originals were my brothers) for christmas a few years ago... love them! :)

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  7. Just found you from Christine's tweet! These are so gorgeous. And I'm happy to report, I still almost the entire Babysitters Club collection. Sweet Valley High too! Oh memories...

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  8. Thanks everyone! I know aren't they pretty?

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  9. Those are gorgeous....and now on my daughter's christmas list (whether she wants them or not!!)

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  10. so stunning! plus fabulous, classic books~ nothing beats it!

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  11. Just found your blog today! So glad I did! I had a little write-up about these books on mine yesterday too! just love them.

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  12. I only wish I had more time to read!!!

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  13. These are stunning - i wonder if they do them in the UK. I had been searching for something as a christening present and these just might be perfect.
    Thanks so much for the link!
    Rachie

    PS: My fave book was Enid Blyton - The Faraway tree - loved it! xxx

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  14. Cassie - sure, your "daughter's" wish list ;) haha.

    Katie - thanks for stopping by! Great minds think alike, right?

    Rachie- I found them via Anthropologie, do you have Anthro in the UK? They'd be a great christening gift!

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  15. Oh my all these books are gorgeous!

    Luvs!

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  16. well the colors alone make me want to buy them:)
    I am such a bookwork and a sucker for the classics~!

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  17. Gorgeous! I'd buy them just for the cover even though I have some of those titles! Wish Vancouver had an Anthro!

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  18. These are beautiful! I need that copy of Huckleberry Finn!

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  19. Okay, I think I need these in MY bookshelf- sooo pretty. I hadn't seen them before. The similar Penguin Classics series is on my list too!

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  20. So fun and pretty! My favorite books as a kid were the Elizabeth Gail Dobbs adventure books (: I wasn't much of a reader as a child, so when I found these and loved them my parents were so happy. I loved them so much I could crank one out in just one day!

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  21. I always get my niece a special book for Christmas that I love as a child (as part of her gift). I think Anne of Green Gables is it this year!

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  22. Did you see Tim Walker's new shoot for Mulberry Spring '11? He was apparently inspired by "The Secret Garden!" May tickle your fancy ;)

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