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Reading Nook & Story-Telling

Clearance Sale - up to 40% off select Books! 
GREAT SELECTION of BEAUTIFUL BOOKS!


Sleeping Beauty (Hardcover)


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Sleeping Beauty is one of the most well known and best loved of all fairy tales. This fully illustrated edition features beautiful, dreamy illustrations by artist Martina Müller.  A lovely book to read and gaze up over and over again!  Hardcover.  (Ages 4–9). more>

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$17.95  $10.50

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The Elves' Big Adventure (Hardcover)


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Old Redcap, an inventor elf, is proud of his greatest creation—a hot-air balloon with wings for steering. One day, Bluecap, a young elf, comes rushing through the woods. A fox has nibbled at the ropes that keep the balloon from floating away! Redcap and Bluecap grab a rope but cannot keep the balloon from rising into the sky—with the two elves still attached. . .
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Felt Wee Folk
by Salley Mavor

Salley Mavor's charming, bendable Wee Folk fairies and dolls are so charming and inspiring.  This wonderful book teaches you how to make your own tiny fairy dolls and figures and accessories by hand, using wool felt, chenille stems, and simple embellishments. (The book includes step-by-step instructions for making fairy dolls and other figures, including a pirate, a mermaid, little nut cap children, and many more!)  Both children and adults love these beautiful tiny dolls, and they make lovely, hand-crafted gifts from the heart.  Paperback.  more>

$23.95  $21.95

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Fleece Dog - A little bit of magic created with raw wool and a special needle

Learn how to make these adorable palm-sized (doll-house size) wool fleece dogs in twenty popular breeds, from Bulldogs to Terriers, Poodles to Pomeranians.  These little dogs are easy to make when you follow the book's illustrated step-by-step instructions, customized for each breed of dog.  Using a simple felting needle and easy-to-find wool roving, just push and poke the fibers and transform them into a darling little pup.  Paperback.  more>

$22.95  $19.95

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See our complete collection of Felted Wool Fleece Dog Kits - Many different breeds available.

 

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Peter in Blueberry Land (Hardcover) -
11.75 x 9.5 in.

by Elsa Beskow


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Peter is looking for blueberries for his mother’s birthday but he can’t find a single one. Suddenly he feels a light tap on his shoe, and a strange and magical adventure begins.  Hardcover.  more>

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The Adventures of Woody, Hazel and Little Pip (Hardcover)
by Elsa Beskow


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This is one of our children's all-time FAVORITE books.  The story is wonderful, and the illustrations are gorgeous.  Little children love to hear this story and look at the pictures again and again!  Woody and Little Pip Acorn have an unexpected adventure when they take a ride on an oak leaf.  Mr. Squirrel and Hazel Hazelnut go searching for them and meet gnomes, trolls, a salamander and other woodland creatures along the way.  A wonderful, fun story with beautiful illustrations that draw children in. Hardcover.  more>

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Personalized Fairy Tale Book  (Hardcover)
by Maia Haag, illustrated by Joyce Patti

My Very Own Fairy Tale is a unique, beautifully illustrated hardcover storybook that uses the letters of a child's first, middle and last names to create a personalized fairy tale story.  The story will transport your favorite little girl into a magical garden where flower and berry fairies crown her as their fairy princess.
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Personalized My Very Own Book  (Hardcover)
by Maia Haag

My Very Own Name is a unique, beautifully illustrated hardcover storybook that uses the letters of a child's first, middle and last names to create a personalized story, helping children learn to recognize letters and spell their names.  Animals bring letters one by one to create the child's first and last names in rhyme.  At the end, the animals celebrate because they've created the perfect name. 
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Illustory Kit
Write and Illustrate your Own Book!

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$21.95  $14.95
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In the Land of Elves (Hardcover)
by
Daniela Drescher


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This lovely book is filled with full-spread watercolor illustrations that reveal the secret world of the elves and their animal companions among the trees, roots, and fields. We see them at work and play through the seasons.  The illustrations are lush and beautiful, and children and adults will want to linger over each page as each season unfolds.  Hardcover.  more>

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In the Land of Fairies (Hardcover)
by
Daniela Drescher


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Where do fairies dwell?  How do they talk to flowers and animals? In this delightful picture book for children, atmospheric illustrations reveal the secret life of fairies and nature spirits. Their magic world, hidden within nature, is a constantly changing tableau, and as we follow them through the seasons we discover how they work and play.  The enchanting, detailed pictures will appeal to both young and old.  Hardcover.  more>

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In the Land of Merfolk  (Hardcover)
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Daniela Drescher


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In the delightful style of her other two books, In the Land of Fairies and In the Land of Elves, Daniela Drescher's evocative full-spread watercolor illustrations reveal the secret, watery world of the merfolk among the lilypads, reeds, and rushes.  Discover the magical world of the mermaids, merfolk and their friends as the seasons unfold.  Hardcover.  more>

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Little Red Riding Hood (Hardcover)
The Classic Grimm's Fairy Tale (with commentary for the thoughtful parent) llustrated by Patricia DeLisa, Commentary by Andrew Flaxman


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Little Red Riding Hood has endured for centuries and is perhaps the best known story of the Grimms brothers' fairy tales.  Illustrated in a dream-like, Waldorf style, the classic tale is brought to life in this beautiful book, with insightful commentary to help parents understand the deeper meaning behind the story and fairy tales.  Hardcover.
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$15.95  $11.95

 


NEW!  The Waldorf Cookbook


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The Waldorf Cookbook is a collection of recipes from Waldorf Schools, teachers, and parents all over the world. These recipes are the most cherished in the Waldorf tradition, and hand selected by Waldorf Schools around the globe.  more>

$23.50  $21.95

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The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book

This wonderful book is a compendium of information, recipes, and anecdotes from Waldorf kindergarten teacher Lisa Hildreth; a great resource for teachers, parents, and anyone who cares for young children.  Create soups, breads, and fruit dishes with children, while learning and teaching them how various foods affect us and how to use healthy ingredients to make delicious and nutritious snacks.  Whimsically and joyously illustrated by Waldorf kindergarten teacher Jo Valens.  Spiral bound paperback (convenient spiral bound format allows recipes to lay flat as you work).  7 x 10 inches.  more>

$12.95

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The Waldorf School Book of Soups
 

A wonderful collection of delicious soups collected from Waldorf teachers, parents, families and friends.  There is something for everyone in this whimsically illustrated book.  Spiral-bound paperback (for ease of use in the kitchen - lays flat).  more>

$14.95

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Story-Telling (CDs)

Song of the Unicorn - A Merlin Tale Featuring Jeremy Irons
Children love this CD; perfect for a long car ride!

This Classical Kids CD brings listeners along on an enchanting musical journey through Medieval Times with an engaging story told by Jeremy Irons, and featuring mesmerizing pre-Baroque music (including traditional English songs such as Greensleeves and Early One Morning, Gregorian chants, Celtic songs, Medieval dances, and more.)  more>

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$13.95  $9.95

 


Celebrating Christmas Together
Nativity and Three Kings Plays with Stories and Songs
by Estelle Bryer, Janni Nicol


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Create the wonder of Christmas with your children at school or at home—starting with a simple Advent Calendar and Crib Scene. The Nativity Play is spell binding—whether told as a story in verse, narrated as children act the parts, or performed entirely by children.  This Christmas treasury includes the Nativity Play, with staging directions and instructions for simple costumes and props; songs and music to accompany the play; how to create a Crib scene; making an Advent Calendar; the Three Kings Play and Christmas stories.  Paperback.  more>

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$19.95  $13.95

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The Christmas Owls (Hardcover)
story by Judy West, illustrated by Gerda Westerink

The Christmas Owls by Judy West, illustrated by Gerda Westerink
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A sweet Christmas story for children ages 5 - 8 (but younger children also will love the story and illustrations!)  "Owl Feather and Owl Soft are puzzled when their quiet church is invaded by men bringing wood and tools. What are they building, and why do all the people suddenly arrive at midnight?"  A timeless introduction to the Christmas story through the eyes of two wise owls.  Hardcover.  more>

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$14.95  $11.95

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Christmas Stories Together


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Here is a treasure trove of 36 tales for children aged 3–9. The stories range from Advent through Christmas ending with the Holy Family's flight into Egypt—in fact, tales for the whole year.  These stories will soon become family favorites, with their imaginative yet down to earth language and beautiful illustrations.  Paperback.  more>

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A Great Day at the Castle
by HABA Toys

A Story Board Book, Puzzle, and Game in One!

This fun book is also a puzzle and a game, and all of the wooden pieces (puzzle pieces, figures and dice) are contained within the book for easy storage.  On each page of the story book there is a part of the puzzle to be completed, or you can take each puzzle section out of the book and complete an entire castle puzzle with each of the interconnection sections.  What fun for a rainy day, travel, or every day play.  The book also includes 3 wooden game piece figures and die with board game instructions for an accompanying castle game.  more>

WARNING! Choking Hazard--Small parts
Not for children under 3 yrs.

$15.00  $14.50
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A Great Day with the Pirates
by HABA Toys

A Story Board Book, Puzzle, and Game in One!

This fun book is also a puzzle and a game, and all of the wooden pieces (puzzle pieces, figures and dice) are contained within the book for easy storage.  On each page of the story book there is a part of the puzzle to be completed, or you can take each puzzle section out of the book and complete an entire castle puzzle with each of the interconnection sections.  What fun for a rainy day, travel, or every day play.  The book also includes 3 wooden game piece figures and die with board game instructions for an accompanying castle game.  more>

WARNING! Choking Hazard--Small parts
Not for children under 3 yrs.

$15.00  $14.50
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Emma Goes for a Horseback Ride
by HABA Toys


A Story Board Book, Puzzle, and Game in One!

This fun story book also includes a puzzle and a game, and all of the pieces (puzzle pieces, wooden figure and die) are contained within the book for easy storage.  The book features 5 puzzles along with the story and game.  Fun for a beach vacation, travel, or every day play. Ages 2 1/2 +.  more>

$11.95

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A Pet for Laura
by HABA Toys


A Story Board Book, Puzzle, and Game in One!

This fun story book also includes a puzzle and a game, and all of the pieces (puzzle pieces, wooden figure and die) are contained within the book for easy storage.  The book features 5 puzzles along with the story and game.  Fun for a beach vacation, travel, or every day play. Ages 2 1/2 +.  more>

$11.95

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Magic Wool
by Dagmar Schmidt and Freya Jaffka

Activities with colorful, unspun sheep's wool offer a wide range of creative possibilities that will stimulate the creative imaginations of children and adults alike. Dagmar Schmidt and Freya Jaffke combine their craft and teaching talents and experience to show how to create beautiful figures and animals using a variety of techniques.  Paperback. (7.2 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches).  more>

$15.95
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Painting with Children
by Brunhild Muller
A vital factor in every child’s development is the stimulation of active imagination and creativity. This book presents ideas that encourage self-expression through the medium of watercolors.  Fundamental and practical, this book is based on Goethe’s color theory, showing that painting with children is more than merely a form of self-expression—Brunhild Müller encourages the reader to understand children’s fantasies and inner being through their artworks.  This book covers preparation, color stories and poems, and painting the moods of nature and seasons of the year. Paper back.  more>

$12.95

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The Birthday Book 
- Celebrations for Everyone
by Ann Druitt, Christine Fynes-Clinton, and Marije Rowling

This complete resource includes ideas for birthday celebrations from age one to 100+, ideas for invitations, games, prizes and food, party suggestions for teenagers, 18 to 21 year-olds, twins, and small children, unique celebrations for those on holiday, ill, Christmas birthdays, and rainy days, and ideas from birthday traditions from around the world.  A wonderful reference for happy, warm, sincere birthday celebrations to be remembered and cherished for a lifetime!
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$32.95  $26.95
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Thank you for your interest in our extensive family of wonderful children's books, handcrafted, high quality European toys, wooden toys, puppets, handmade dolls, playhouses, games, and baby gifts.  We are continuously adding new baby care items, blocks and puzzles, heirloom wooden toys, baby toys, HABA toys, Kathe Kruse toys, Selecta toys, German toys, toddler toys and learning toys, so please check back often!  If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you have suggestions for baby toys or European toys you'd like to see us carry, please email us!

 

 
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