Copyright 2017 Friends of the Torrance Library


The Friends have received a donation of a collection of antique children's books. Some are beautifully illustrated in color and must be handled with care to avoid damage. 


Titles are:

Babyland, D. Lathrop & Co. 1886

The Talking Dolls by G.R. Mills, 1910

Floating Island, Anne Parrish, 1930

Five Little Stranger, Julia August Schwartz, 1904

Routledges's Every Girls Annual, 1885

The New Idea Speaker for Children by Maude M. Jackson, 1912

Lothrop's Annual, 1892

Bright Jewels for Little People, Pub. Elliot & Beezley, 1889

and other undated books.

These books are in poor to good condition. They may be purchased Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10 and 12 or at the book sale. Serious buyers may ask for a Friend at the checkout desk at KGL library or at the book sale.

Newer books are also available:

Playtime Surprises with reproductions of antique changing pictures, Ernest Nister,1985, Philomel Books.

Doctor Squash: The Doll Doctor a little golden book, Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by J. P. Mille, 1952, Simon and Schuster.

Dear Mili, an old tale by Wilhelm Grimm translated by Ralph Manheim with pictures by Maurice Sendak, 1988, Michael di Capua Books.

Kate Greenways' Family Treasury selections from Apple Pie, Book of Games, Marigold Garden, Mother Goose, and Under the Window,1979, Derrydale Books.

Picturing Childhood, a catalog of an exhibition held at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center. Illustrated books from University of California collections, 1550-1990.

A Bag Full of Nothing, Jay Williams, illustrated by Tom O'Sullivan, 1974, Parents' Magazine Press.

Nursery Friends from France, translated by Olive Beupre' Miller, Illustrated by Maud and Mika Petersham, The Book House for Children.