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Hand-crocheted blanket with antique teddy bear and vintage children's book | H is for Home

In preparation for our new Child’s Play section on the H is for Home website, we’ve been collecting some lovely vintage children’s books.

Pile of various vintage children's books | H is for Home

Eye-catching colours & fab illustrations are often a good starting point for us.

vintage children's book cover about Holland | H is for Home

cover of vintage children's book about Holland | H is for Home

The Little Golden Animal Book vintage children's book with a cockerel on the cover | H is for Home

Illustration of chickens from the Little Golden Animal Book | H is for Home

Illustration of blue tits from the Little Golden Animal Book | H is for Home

Cover of 'Life of St Martin' vintage children's book | H is for Home Cover of 'Life of St Paul' vintage children's book | H is for Home

illustration from 'Life of St Martin' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Life of St Paul' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Cover of 'What Makes an Orchestra' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Illustration of a string quartet from the 'What Makes an Orchestra' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Illustration of string instruments & musicians from 'What Makes an Orchestra' vintage children's book | H is for Home

Cover of 'The Little Duster' illustrated by Bill Charmatz | H is for Home

Vintage children's book entitled 'Bouncing Ball' | H is for Home

Illustration from 'The Bouncing Ball' vintage children's book | H is for Home

We have a few series of books – including…

Pile of vintage 'Mr Men' children's books | H is for Home

Mr Men… here’s Mr Jelly in action from 1970s British TV.

Thomas the Tank Engine… famously narrated by Ringo Starr!

Ladybirds

and the This is… series, illustrated by Miroslav Sasek, which is one of our particular favourites…


We were collecting these even before we had our new shop section in mind!

And this is our most recent acquisition…

Vintage 'Red Riding Hood' book cover | H is for Home

Illustration from vintage Little Red Riding Hood book | H is for Home

Illustration from vintage Red Riding Hood book | H is for Home

It’s a 1960s listen & read-along book – complete with it’s original vinyl record!

Vintage Red Riding Hood book & accompanying vinyl record | H is for Home

We hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at things to come – we’ll let you know when our new section goes live.