Bub’s Books For Xmas

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” — Albert Einstein

My daughter, Pocohontas, has already read six week old Harry Kilometres this years Booker Prize Winner. So of course I have been having great fun at local bookstores finding more appropriate literature for the child for Christmas.

This is Harry’s major Christmas parcel from his Meemaw:

I’m a firm believer that you cannot begin your Classic Movie education too early.

Aunt Cat Balou is gifting a copy of the movie Calamity Jane and a book about Audrey Hepburn. (Have I done well with my kids, or what!)

“You don’t have enough money to be considered eccentric. You’re just weird.” – my friend, Bernadette Mercer.

This one’s going into the babe’s Christmas stocking :

Harry’s Dad, a military boyo, has also been reading to young Harry : books on international conflict and aviation strategy.

And they think I’m weird…………..


Discovered a great website which encourages young girls to follow their interest in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths. Go to http://www.amightygirl.com

For fairy tales starring clever and courageous girls, you can find over 180 girl-empowering books of fairy tales in A Mighty Girl’s “Fairy Tale Collection” at https://www.amightygirl.com/books/fiction/fairy-tales-folktales

If you’re looking for princess stories that break the ‘damsel in distress’ mold, A Mighty Girl’s “Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess” collection features 100 books starring princesses who are smart, daring, and aren’t waiting around to be rescued at https://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/independent-princess

I’ll share these purchases soon with no guilt. Helping both the economy and the sisterhood.

11 thoughts on “Bub’s Books For Xmas

    1. Muri, the real benefit of a grandchild is reacquainting yourself with stories, music and poetry that we loved as Little People. I’m loving Ogden Nash all over again, and have just located the Danny Kaye movie about Hans Christian Anderson. Just delightful.

      Oh, and putting a call out for a Fred McMurray movie, The Happiest Millionaire, for Cat Balou. Battling to get a copy of this one…

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    1. TES, I would tend to agree with you, but before kids learn anything from history they need to have that love of learning. I’m not sure that reading a child the intricacies of accountancy are going to encourage him/her to love reading.

      There is now a series of picture books for Little People to introduce them to extraordinary Australians who shaped our history. I’ve bought the book on Weary Dunlop for the babe…….


      1. I do believe I read my Kids “From Dawn to Decadent” by Jacques Barzun before they gave up their pacifier. I also read passages from the Oxford Companion to US History by Boyer before they turned 6. No Unicorns and talking rabbits from me. No Ma’am.


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