The New York Review of Books publishing imprint has been steadily bringing lost classics back into print, including dozens of books for kids of all ages. Now they're having a summer sale, and all children's book titles are 30% off through June 30, 2014.
Which means you can get them almost as cheaply as you would at Amazon, without having to sweat the agonies of shopping at Amazon while it's flexing its monopolistic might, and you'll put more money directly into the coffers of the small, independent publisher doing such excellent work. The only loser I see is Daddy Types, which gets satisfaction, but no kickbacks from your clickthrough orders. Oh well, I suppose it's worth it.
DT's top recommendation has to be the hardcover reissue of D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, which is one of our family's perennial favorites. We got a vintage copy from one of my wife's best, most literary friends when the kid was born, and both girls love it.
I'm also interested in the 2012 reissue of Betty Jean Lifton & photographer Eikoh Hosoe's 1967 book, Taka-chan and I: A Dog's Journey To Japan by Runcible. The story is told from the Liftons' Weimeraner's perspective, and I'm sure it's adorable, whimsical, and thoughtful. Let me know.
The New York Review of Books Children's Book Collection Summer Sale runs through June 30 [nybooks]
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths , now $17.47
Taka-chan and I: A Dog's Journey to Japan by Runcible , now $11.87