Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) - Travel/Philately/Numismatics/Memorabilia Profile

Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) is a land-locked country in Western Africa bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. The northwestern part of present day Burkina Faso is known to have been populated between 14,000 and 5000 BC. More recently, Mossi kingdoms reigned from the fifteenth century until their defeat at the French Colonial Forces in 1896. Full independence from France occurred in 1960. Burkina Faso has a land area of close to 106,000 square miles and a population close to 16 million resulting in a population density of around 150 per square mile. Bukina Faso is a flat country with the difference between the highest and lowest terrain at around 600 meters. Climate is tropical with a 4-month rainy season ending in September followed dry weather categorized by winds from the Sahara. Burkina Faso has one of the lowest per-capita GDP figures in the world at around $1200 due to the lack of natural resources and weak industrial base.

Travel Resources:

Burkina Faso has attracted visitors from different walks for various reasons. Heritage sites, buildings, and mosques, national parks, zoological gardens, lakes and waterfalls, and busy market places all get their fair share of visitors. Many rock formations also hold the interest of the visitors. Typical Burkinabe cuisine is fufu (boiled starchy root dough  - cassava) with a side of goat stew or peanut soup. Sorghum, rice, beans, potato, yams, and okra are locally grown there.


ResourceISBN or ASINBest PriceDescription
Burkina Faso: The Bradt Travel Guide978-1841621548VariesOne of the only guides to Burkina Faso. Covers cultural celebrations, wildlife experiences, history, architecture, craftsmanship, market days, and rituals.
Burkina Faso Travel Map978-1553411512$111:1,000,000 scale. Inset maps of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.
Land of the Flying Masks: Art and Culture in Burkina Faso, the Thomas G.B. Wheellock Collection978-3791335148VariesOne of the best books on African art ever written. Thomas Wheelock Collection is the largest private collection of Burkina Faso Art and this book presents it in great detail.
Burkina Faso Grounded Adapter Plug – GUBB001FDC8JM$8


Philatelic Profile:

The first stamps of Burkina Faso were a set of twenty eight stamps (Scott #1 to #28) released between 1920 and 1928 in the “Camel with Rider” design. The set were ‘HAUTE-VOLTA’ overprints in black or red on Upper Senegal and Niger stamps of 1914 to 1917. The set catalogs for around $20 MNH or used. A few other overprints and surcharges of the same design were issued until around 1927. Valuations for these stamps are in the same range. Varieties with double surcharges and overprint omissions command a good premium. The first original issues were a long definitive set (Scott #43 to #65) of twenty three stamps in the ‘Hausa people’ theme released in 1928. The designs show ‘Hausa Chief’, ‘Hausa Woman’, and ‘Hausa Warrior’. The set catalogs for around $65 MNH or used.


Below are other relevant stamp issues of Burkina Faso over the years:

  1. A stamp (Scott #70) released in 1959 to mark the first anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic. The design shows Council President Ouezzin Coulibaly who died the previous December. The stamp is affordable at around 50c MNH or used. The issue was followed by a long set (Scott #71 to #88) of eighteen stamps released in 1960 in the ‘Animal Masks’ theme. The set catalogs for around $10 MNH and $6 used. The designs show deer musk and deer, wart hog, monkey, buffalo, antelope, elephant, and secretary bird.
  2. A set of six stamps (Scott #97 to #102) released on June 30 1962 showing forest reservations and its animals. The designs show buffaloes at water hole, lions, Defassa waterbuck, Arly Reservation, Diapaga Reservation, and Buffon’s kob. The set catalogs for around $10 MNH and $6 used.
  3. A set of six stamps (Scott #244 to #249) released on June 30 1971 in the Butterflies and Moths theme. The beautiful set catalogs for around $25 MNH and around $5 used. It features hamanumida daedalus, ophideres materna, danaus chyrsippus, hypolimnas misippus, and danaus petiverana.
  4. A set of six stamps (Scott #263 to #268) released between 1971 and 1972 in the “Upper Volta Houses” theme. The designs show Peulh house, Gourounsi house, Mossi houses, Bobo house, Dagari house, and Bango house. The set catalogs for around $4 MNH and around half that for used.
  5. A set of four stamps (Scott #501 to #504) released in June 1979 to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the death of Sir Rowland Hill, the originator of postage stamps. The design shows Trains and Upper Volta with Sir Rowland Hill in the inset. The set catalogs for around $8 MNH and $3 used. There is also a souvenir sheet (Scott #505) and that catalogs for around $5 MNH and $2 used.
  6. A set of seven stamps (Scott #732 to #738) released on July 23 1985 in the ‘Locomotives’ theme. The designs show electric tank wagon, diesel shunting locomotive, diesel locomotive, diesel railcar, No. 6093, No. 105 diesel railcar, and diesel passenger car. The set catalogs for around $12 MNH and $2 used.
  7. A set of two stamps (Scott #955 & #956) released on July 15 1993 to mark the philatelic exhibition in Paris. The set catalogs for around $10 MNH and $4 used. The design shows Paris landmarks.
  8. A long series of stamps (individual sets, sheets of six, and souvenir sheets) released in October 1998 in the Birds and ‘Butterflies and Moths’ themes. The entire set of close to fifty stamps (Scott #1098 to #1103, #1104a-i, #1105a-I, #1106-1107, #1108a-i, #1109a-i, and #1110 to #1113) is a very collectible, beautiful set. The whole set catalogs for around $60 MNH and around half that for Used.
Numismatic Profile:

Burkina Faso uses coins of the monetary union of the West African States which include the republics of Benin, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Togo and Niger. Prior to this, coins of French West Africa were used in Burkina Faso (Upper Volta at the time).

Numismatic items of Burkina Faso include:


ItemPrice RangeDescription
Coins$2 and upCommon UNCs start around $2. Silver and Gold Proofs from the 70s and 80s start around $30.
Paper Money$5 and upCommon UNCs start around $5. Banknotes from the 60s in VF start around $30.



Collectible Memorabilia:

Burkina Faso is famous for textiles, clothing, carvings (masks), leather-work and painting.


ResourcePrice RangeDescription
Antiques$10 and upCarved dolls, sling shots, etc start around $10. Masks, Mossi Figurines, and Statues start in the 50s and go well into the 100s.


Last Updated: 12/2015. 
 

    Bulgaria - Travel/Philately/Numismatics/Memorabilia Profile


    Bulgaria, located in Balkans in southeast Europe, is bordered by Romania to the North, by Serbia and the republic of Macedonia to the West, by Greece and Turkey to the South and by the Black Sea to the east. Bulgaria has a land area of over 42,800 square miles with a population of just over 7.5 million making it fairly densely populated at close to 170 per square mile. Bulgaria is strategically located and is a major hub in the transit of oil and natural gas from Russia to Europe. In spite of its mostly mountainous terrain, Bulgaria has a diverse climate with the Alpine and Balkan mountain ranges featuring cold winters and hot summers, temperate continental in the Danubian Plains, and Mediterranean (dry summers and mild wet winters) in the valleys and lowlands of the South. Bulgaria ranks as the lowest income member state of the EU. It is based on industry and agriculture – since the early 2000s, direct foreign investment increased every year, encouraged by its progressive policies.

    Travel Resources:

    Bulgaria has plenty of offer for the visitor – plenty of beaches along the Black Sea, riding trails along the Danube Valley, the Balkan mountains and the Valley of Roses, national parks, biking tours, mountaineering trips, skiing, and the list goes on. The best time to visit is dependent upon the goal. For skiing it is January, August for the beaches, and for exploring the country late spring, early summer works best and the Valley of Roses go full bloom in May. Traditional Bulgarian menu includes bread, yogurt and fresh milk, cheese, and meat and potato dishes seasoned with paprika, thyme, parsley, onions, tomatoes, fruits, grappa and red or white wine.


    ResourceISBN or ASINBest PriceDescription
    Bulgaria Eyewitness Travel Guide978-0756670139$16The photographs, illustrations, and map is the standout feature of this book. Walking tours and special events also covered well.
    Bulgaria Travel Map978-1845375652$9
    A Concise History of Bulgaria by Cambridge University Press978-0521616379$28Great historical introduction to the country and its people. Starts in the late 7th century (Khans, Boris I, Simeon the great, and Byzantine), and continues onto Ottoman Rule, National Revival, Consolidation of the Bulgarian State, Ferdinand’s Rule, the World Wars, Communist Rule, transition and the attainment of stability in the early 21st century.
    Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria978-1602396456$17A memoir about growing up in Bulgaria during the communist era and the changes in the 21st century. The author Kapka Kassabova was born in Sofia and immigrated to England in 1990 at the age of seventeen. She went back to Bulgaria in 2006 – the 2nd half of the book is about her perceptions during her return visit. The book stands out because she doesn’t attempt to please anybody.
    Bulgaria Grounded Adapter Plug – GUBB001FD5CZY$8


    Philatelic Profile:

    The first stamps of Bulgaria were the ‘Lion of Bulgaria’ set issued on May 1, 1879. The set of five stamps (Scott #1 to #5) used a single-color design along with black and white. Each stamp in the set catalogs between $75 and $500 MNH and from around $20 to $75 used. Following the currency change to Lev (from French franc equal valuation) in 1881, the stamps were reissued with new denominations and color schemes on April 10, 1881. That set (Scott #6 to #11) featured certain dual-colored designs. The catalog values range from around $15 to $400 for MNH and $3 to $40 for used. The same design was reused with the next issue of seven stamps on December 4, 1882. That set (Scott #12 to #18) is remarkably affordable at around $45 for MNH and $5 used. Surcharged varieties of these stamps were issued on May 1, 1884 and then again on April 5, 1885. These stamps (Scott #19 to #21 and #21b,c,d and 22) are very valuable but perilous for collectors to acquire them as excellent forgeries abound. The most valuable stamp in the set is Scott #20a (5s on 30s blue and fawn) which catalogs for around $2000 MNH or used. Different designs in the ‘Lion of Bulgaria’ theme continued until 1896 when a design using the ‘Coat of Arms’ theme appeared. That set (Scott #43 to #46) released on Feb 1, 1896 is also very affordable at around $7 MNH or used.

    Below are other relevant stamp issues of Bulgaria over the years:
    1. A set of three stamps (Scott #70 to #72) released on August 29 1902 to commemorate the four Battles of Shipka Pass of 1877. The battles were fought between the Russian Empire aided by Bulgarians and the Ottoman and paved the way for the Liberation of Bulgaria – the Russo Bulgarian victory led to the establishment of a Bulgarian state with the Treaty of San Stefano, whereby Ottoman Empire was deprived of a part of its territory and Bulgaria was established. It took another thirty one years for Bulgaria to gain full independence. The design shows a fighting scene in the battles of Shipka Pass in three different colors and denominations. The set catalogs for around $10 MNH and about $3 used.
    2. A set of twelve stamps (Scott #89 to #100) released on February 14 1911 showing Bulgarian local scenes of historic significance and Tsar Ferdinand. The designs show Tsar Assen’s Tower (Assen Dynasty of the 12th century), City of Veliko Tarnovo (Old Bulgarian capital), Isker River of Western Bulgaria, Rila Monastery (founded in the 10th century and located in the North-Western Rila Mountains, it is Bulgaria’s largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery), Monastery of Holy Trinity, and View of Varna (largest city on the Black Sea coast of Eastern Bulgaria). This beautifully diverse set catalogs for around $60 MNH. A used set is remarkably affordable at around $5 and is a great starter set for newbie collectors.
    3. A set of seven stamps (Scott #237 to #243) released on September 18, 1931 to mark the Balkan games. The designs show gymnast, soccer, riding, swimmer, victory, fencing, and bicycle race. The set catalogs for around $150 MNH and $55 used. A sister set with new colors was also issued on January 5, 1933. This set is special in that it was sold only at the philatelic agency. For this reason, the set (Scott #244 to #250) is very valuable and catalogs for around $650 MNH and $225 used.
    4. A set of six stamps (Scott #267 to #272) released on June 14 1935 to mark the fifth Balkan Soccer Tournament. The set features soccer game, Cathedral of Alexander Nevski, soccer team, symbolical of vctory, player and trophy, and the trophy. This set is fairly valuable and catalogs for around $325 MNH and $130 used. Another set to mark the eighth tournament of the Yunak Gymnastic Organization held in Sofia (July 12-14) was released on July 10, the same year. That set (Scott #273 to #278) of six stamps is also valuable and catalogs for around $200 MNH and around $90 used.
    5. A set of four stamps released on April 26 1939 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Bulgarian State Railways. The set (Scott #346 to #349) is very affordable and catalogs for around $5 MNH and around a dollar for used. The set features early locomotive, modern locomotive, train crossing bridge, and Tsar Boris in cab.
    6. A set of eleven stamps released on August 9 1946 to commemorate Bulgaria’s participation in World War II. The designs show attacking troups, grenade thowing soldier, and attacking planes. The set (Scott #512 to #522) is surprisingly affordable at around $2 for MNH or used. This can form another marquee set for newbie collectors.
    7. A set of nine stamps (Scott #798 to #806) released in 1953 showing early architecture. The designs show woodcarvings at Rila Monastery, woodcarvings and carved ceilings in Tranovo, and carvings at Pasardjik. The set catalogs for around $7 MNH and $2 used.
    8. A set of three stamps (Scott #926 to #928) released on February 10 1956 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the National Library. The designs show the library seal, Krusto Pishurka, and Bacho Kiro (a man of letters as well as a revolutionary). The set catalogs for around 60c either MNH or used. From 1956 onwards, Bulgaria started issuing sheets in canceled to order form. These stamps have very little value compared to postally used ones.
    9. A beautiful set of eight stamps (Scott #1395 to #1402) released on April 20 1965 the “Birds in Natural Colors” theme. The designs show bullfinch, European golden oriole, common rock thrush, barn swallow, European roller, European goldfinch, rosy pastor starling, and nightingale. The set catalogs for around $6 MNH and $4 used. A sister set of six stamps (Scott #1403 to #1408) was also released on June 10 1965, this time in the “Black Sea Fish” theme. That set catalogs for around $2 MNH and around a dollar for used.
    10. A set of five stamps (Scott #2229 to #2233) released in April 1975 in the “Regional Costumes” theme. The designs show Gabrov costume, Trnsk, Vidin, Gocedelchev, and Risen. The set catalogs for around $2 MNH and a dollar for used.
    11. A set of fourteen stamps (Scott #2779 to #2792) released on August 10 1981 to mark the 1300th anniversary of the first Bulgarian state. The set catalogs for around $5 MNH and $3 used. A couple of souvenir sheets (Scott #2793 and #2794) was also released and those catalog for aroud $1 and $2 respectively for MNH and 50c and $1 respectively for used.
    12. A set of four stamps (Scott #3955 to #3958) released on September 24 1996 in the “Steam Locomotives” theme. The set catalogs for around $1. The designs show steam locomotives circa 1836, 1847, 1848, and 1876. Another set in the general transportation theme was released on June 1 1999, this time featuring Bicycles. The set (Scott #4079 to #4082) catalogs for around $1 MNH or Used. The designs show large front-wheeled bicycle, multi-gear bicycle, BMX racing bike, and mountain racing bike. A third set showing Airships was released on July 3 2000. The set (Scott #4147 to #4150) of four stamps catalogs for around $2 MNH or used. The designs show Le Jaune over Paris, Hansa over Cologne, Norge over Rome, and Graf Zeppelin over Sofia. 
    Numismatic Profile:

    The first coins of Bulgaria were gold coins from the Second Bulgarian Empire starting around 1200 AD and continued for around two centuries. Only few of the first coins have survived and most of them are in museums. Following a gap of nearly 500 years when Bulgaria was under Turkish rule, Bulgaria started issuing coins in 1881 under Turkish Suzerainty. The first coin was made of Bronze and denominated in Stotinki (100 Stotinki = 1 Lev) and showed wreath denomination and date in reverse and a coat of arms design in obverse. The coin has high mintage (~5M) but is still valued at around $100 for the Proof version.

    Numismatic items of Bulgaria include:


    ItemPrice RangeDescription
    Coins$1 and upCommon UNCs start around $1. Recent mint proofs and year sets start around $10. Commemorative Silver Proofs start around $30. Bimetal and colored proofs start around $50. Rare 19th century silver coins in VF start around $100. Gold coins go well into the 100s and 1000s depending on troy ounce weight and mintage.
    Exonumia$30 and upLibrary anniversary plaques, vintage telephone tokens, Communist Brass Medals etc start around $30. Rare 19th century medals go into the 100s.
    Paper Money$2 and upCommon UNC banknote Levas start around $2. Levas from the 50s and 60s in VF start around $30. Older notes in VF, Rare Dates, Error Varieties etc start around $100.


    Collectible Memorabilia:

    War memorabilia, arts and antiques are the sought-after items from this country. Though rose oil is an export item, the packaging is not pleasing to all the tourists. In any case, it is an excuse to capture the essence of the trip in one’s own camera.


    ResourcePrice RangeDescription
    Pins, Badges, Medals and Plaques$10 and UpSoviet era pins and badges start around $10. Kingdom of Bulgaria orders and medals start around $100. World War Uniform Jackets and authentic royal memorabilia go well into the 100s and 1000s.
    Art$5 and UpPrints of 19th century historically relevant photos start around $5. Communist propaganda posters and oil paintings showing local scenes from the period go into the 100s.
    Antiques$10 and upEarly 20th century maps start around $10, eighteenth century maps go for upwards of $30, and wooden flasks, bronze pewter, etc go well into the 100s.


    Last Updated: 12/2015.
     

      Read-aloud Books for Infants - A Compilation with ISBNs & Prices

      This is a continuation of the series of articles on summer reading lists. The post is a recommended summer read-aloud book list for Infants, collected from various sources.


      ItemISBNRetail
      Price
      Best Price
      Baby Bathtime!
      • Kindle Edition at $2.99
      • Board Book at $4.
      VariesVaries
      The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
      • English Board Book: 978-0399250392 at $4.
      • Spanish Board Book: 978-0399256059 at $6
      VariesVaries
      Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
      • English Board Book: 978-0152013318 at $4.
      • Spanish Board Book: 978-0544173989 at $4
      VariesVaries
      When Sophie Gets Angry--Really Really Angry by Molly Bang978-0590189798$17.99$4
      Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
      • English Edition: 978-0694003617 at $4.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0694016518 at $4
      VariesVaries
      First steps: letters, numbers, colors, opposites by John Burningham978-1564025982 NA$4
      Counting Kisses: a kiss and read book by Karen Katz978-0689834707 $15.99$10.87
      The Everything Book by Denise Fleming978-0805088694 $25.99$12
      Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell
      • Kindle Edition at  $4.99.
      • Board Book: 978-0618382262 at $4
      VariesVaries
      Flower Garden by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewitt
      • Kindle Edition at $4.99
      • 978-0152023720  at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Full Full Full of Love by Trish Cooke and Paul Howard978-0763638832 $3.99$3.99
      Helen Oxenbury's Big Baby Book978-0744581911 $9.99$4
      Hug by Jez Alborough978-0763645106$3.99$3.99
      I Like It When by Mary Murphy
      • English Edition: 978-0152056490 at $4.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0152060459 at $4
      VariesVaries
      I Went Walking by Sue Williams and Julie Vivas
      • English Edition: 978-0152004712 at $4.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0874996661 at $6
      VariesVaries
      My Very First Mother Goose by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells978-1564026200 $22.99$11
      The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews978-0060515737 $17.99$13.49
      Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora978-0399236020 $15.99$9
      Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee and Kadir Nelson978-0689834578 $6.99$5.25
      Silly Sally: Lap-Sized Board Book by Audrey Wood978-0152059026 $11.99$8.63
      Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
      • English Edition: 978-0763644338 at $4
      • Spanish Edition: B004RYCPIU at $20
      VariesVaries
      Freight Train: Board Book by Donald Crews
      • Kindle Edition at $5.99
      • Board Book: 978-0688149000 at $4.  
      VariesVaries
      In the tall tall grass by Denise Fleming978-0805039412 $7.99$7
      A pig is big by Douglas Florian978-0688171254 $17.99$11
      Oh No, Anna! by Vivian French and Alex Ayliffe978-1561451258 NA$5
      Sylvia Long's Mother Goose
      • Kindle Edition at $9.99
      • 978-0811820882 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      What's On My Head? by Margaret Miller978-1416989950 $4.99$4.44
      Janette Okes Animal Friends Pack
      • Volumes 1-6: 978-0764287961 at $19.99.
      • Volumes 7-12: 978-0764288579 at $54.94.
      VariesVaries
      Tall by Jez Alborough978-1406301731 $8.74$7.84
      Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough978-0763622015 $15.99$5
      Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen978-0698113732 $5.99$5.47
      To the Beach by Linda Ashman and Nadine Bernard Westcott978-0152164904 $16$6.49
      Tumble Me Tumbily: Handprint Books by Karen Baicker and Sam Williams978-1929766611 $15.95$4
      Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
      • English Edition: 978-0152019518 at $3.99.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0544173988 at $4.99
      VariesVaries
      Who is the Beast? by Keith Baker978-0152001223 $8$7
      Toes, Ears, and Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book by Marion Dane Bauer and Karen Katz 978-0689847127 $6.99$5.25
      Duck, Duck, Goose! by Tad Hills978-0375840685 $15.99$10.87
      Rhymes 'Round the World by Kay Chorao978-0525478751 $17.99$11
      Spot Goes To The Farm by Eric Hill978-0142501238 $6.99$6.47
      Pots and Pans by Patricia Hubbell and Diane deGroat978-0694010721 $10.99$8.79
      Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
      • Kindle Edition at $7.49.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0689813177 at $4
      • 978-0020437505 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Classic Board Book by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault and Lois Ehlert978-1416990918 $17.99$11.99
      Here are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault and Lois Ehlert978-0805081190 $25.95$15.90
      Big and Little by Margaret Miller978-0395726648 $16$8
      Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond978-0064435857 $6.99$5.78
      Hey! Wake Up! by Sandra BoyntonB000Q8SIGYNA$10
      Doggies: Board Book by Sandra Boynton978-0671493189 $5.99$5.64
      The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
      • Kindle Edition at $3.40
      • Board Book: 978-0671449025 at $3.40.
      VariesVaries
      Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy! A touch skritch & tickle book by Sandra Boynton978-0689863639 $12.95$9
      Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton
      • Kindle Edition at $3.99
      • Board Book: 978-1563054426 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Percival the Plain Little CaterpillarB0002MJDTUNA$10
      Hand Rhymes by Mark Brown978-0140558159 NA$10
      Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown978-0060207502 $24.99$16.49
      My World: A Companion to Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd978-0060247980 $16.99$8
      Things I Like (Read to a Child!: Level 2) by Anthony Browne978-0394841922 $6.99$5.76
      While You Were Sleeping by John Butler978-1841215891 NA$9
      Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler978-0670896837 $10.99$7.65
      Dawdle Duckling by Toni Buzzeo and Margaret Spengler978-0142402771 $5.99$4.88
      The Secret Birthday Message  by Eric Carle978-0064430999 $6.99$6.24
      Today is Monday by Eric Carle978-0698115637 $6.99$5.24
      Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
      • Kindle Edition at  $4.99.
      • Board Book: 978-0547896915 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill and Charles Fuge978-0806979434 $12.95$9.85
      Peek-A-Moo by Marie Torres Cimarusti and Stephanie Petersen978-0525460831 $10.99$5.98
      With Love From Maisy by Lucy Cousins978-0763635398 $4.99$4
      Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly978-0823423057 $6.95$6.95
      The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town by Judy Sierra and Melissa Sweet
      • Kindle Edition at $9.99.
      • Board Book: 978-0385754002 at $7.
      VariesVaries
      The Lucy Cousins Book of Nursery Rhymes978-0140564952 NANA
      School Bus by Donald Crews978-0688122676 $6.99$6.25
      Jamberry by Bruce Degen
      • Kindle Edition at $7.99
      • Board Book: 978-0694006519 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
      • Kindle Edition at $8.99
      • Hard Cover: 978-0670059836 at $5.
      VariesVaries
      Tales from Acorn Wood: Rabbit’s Nap by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler978-0333987384 $7.28$7.05
      Guess Who I Am...: a fold-out animal surprise book by Randy Meredith and Phoebe Dunn978-1577911753 $5.99$5.99
      Gossie & Friends by Oliver Dunrea
      • Kindle Edition at $3.99
      • Board Book: 978-0618176748 at $4.99.
      VariesVaries
      It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! Winter Poems by Jack Prelutsky and Yossi Abolafia978-0060537173 $3.99$3.99
      Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
      • Kindle Edition at $8.99
      • Board Book: 978-0394900186 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Go Dog Go (I can read it all by myself beginner books) by P.D. Eastman
      • Kindle Edition at $8.99
      • Hard Cover: 978-0394900209 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Color Zoo Board Book by Lois Ehlert978-0397322596 $17.99$12.23
      Squeak’s Good Idea by Max Eilenberg and Patrick Benson978-0744589368 NA$25
      Olivia’s Opposites by Ian Falconer978-0689850882 $6.99$5.19
      The Everything Book by Denise Fleming978-0805088694 $25.99$13
      Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming978-0805087789 $25.95$19.72
      Wow! Babies! by Penny Gentieu978-0517709634 NA$10
      What the Baby Hears by Laura Godwin and Mary Morgan978-0786805600 NA$5
      Sam’s Big Book of Words by Yves Got978-0811830881 NA$13
      Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben978-0811839143 $5.95$5.38
      Ten Tiny Babies (Classic Board Books) by Karen KatzB003D7JV6QNA$25.20
      I Like It When by Mary Murphy
      • Board Book: 978-0152056490 at $4.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0152060459 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Tom and Pippo and the bicycle by Helen Oxenbury978-0763601621 NA$23
      Hello Toes! Hello Feet! by Ann Whitford Paul978-0789426642 NA$10
      Jiggle Joggle Jee! by Laura E. Richards and Sam Williams978-0688178321 NA$10
      What The Sun Sees, What The Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri978-0688144937 NA$13
      Alphabears: An ABC Book by Kathleen Hague and Michael Hague978-0805016376 $7.99$5.99
      Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
      • Board Book: 978-0060588281 at $7.99.
      • Spanish Edition: 978-0060872236 at $9.99
      VariesVaries
      Where’s Spot? (Little Spot Board Book) by Eric Hill
      • Kindle Edition at $5.93
      • Board Book: 978-0399240461 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? An Adventure in Color by Tana Hoban978-0688070342 $6.99$5.85
      The Cozy Book by Mary Ann Hoberman and Betty Fraser978-0152019563 NA$7
      Alfie’s 1 2 3 by Shirley Hughes978-0688177058 $10$9
      Good-Night Owl by Pat Hutchins
      • Kindle Edition at $6.99.
      • 978-0689713712 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Good Morning, Good Night: a touch and feel bedtime book by Melanie Mitchell
      • Board Book: 978-15811777091 at $3.99
      • Spanish Edition: 978-1581173895 at $4.49
      VariesVaries
      Five Little Ducks (classic books with holes) by Annie Kubler and Penny Ives978-0517583609 $6.99$5.78
      When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza978-0698114302 $10$6
      Counting Kisses by Karen Katz978-0689834707 $15.99$10.87
      Where is Baby’s Belly Button? a lift the flap book by Karen Katz978-1416974635 NA$10
      Ten Little Fingers (Nursery Time) by Annie Kubler978-0859536103 $4.99$4.99
      Pat the Bunny (Touch and feel book) by Dorothy Kunhardt978-0307120007 $9.99$7.93
      This Little Chick by John Lawrence978-0763617165 $15.99$3
      My Truck Is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis and Daniel Kirk
      • Board Book: 978-0786837397 at $4
      • Kindle Edition at $5.75
      VariesVaries
      Head Shoulders Knees and Toes by Annie Kubler978-0859537285 $4.99$4.99
      Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa by Jonathan London and Denis Roche978-0805072334 $16.95$10.95
      Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London and Michael Rex978-0152019402 NA$5
      Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? board book by Bill Martin and Eric Carle
      • Kindle Edition at $8.99.
      • Hardcover: 978-0805080780 at $7.
      VariesVaries
      I Heard a Little Baa by Elizabeth Macleod and Louis Phillips978-1550744965 NA$99.99
      Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
      • Kindle Edition at $3.99
      • Paperback: 978-0152001186 at $3.49.
      VariesVaries
      Piggies by Audrie Wood and Don Wood978-0152002176 $8$6.30
      Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! by Kirsten Hall and Viviana Garofoli978-0516255095 $3.95$3.95
      Wake Up and Goodnight by Charlotte Zolotow and Pamela Paperone978-0694010325 NA$5
      Animal Fun (Toddlerobics) by Zeta Newcome978-0794520496 $12.99$11.38
      Be Gentle! (George and Ba) by Virginia Miller978-0744581317 $5$4
      Come Along Daisy! by Jane Simmons978-0316168786 $9$8
      Here Are My Hands by Jr. Bill Martin, John Archambault and Ted Rand978-0805081190 $25.95$18.94
      Just a Mess (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer978-0307119483 $3.99$3.99
      Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram978-0763641757 $16.99$11
      The Bear on the Bed by  Ruth Miller and Bill Slavin978-1553376873 NA$4
      I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy978-0763621223 NA$8
      Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkings and Eric Gurney
      • Kindle Edition at $8.99
      • Board Book: 978-0394810768 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zelinksy978-0525446446 $20.99$14.27
      Baby’s Colors by Karen Katz978-0671695392 $5$4
      Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley978-0590100489 $16.99$11.53
      I Am a Bunny (A golden sturdy book) by by Ole Risom and Richard Scarry
      • Kindle Edition at $3.99
      • Board Book: 978-0375827785 at $2.99.
      VariesVaries
      Red Rhino (Little Giants) by Alan Rogers978-1587281549 $5.95$5.95
      One Duck Stuck: a mucky ducky counting book by Phyllis Root and Jane Chapman978-0763615666 $6.99$5.23
      I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak and Caroline Jayne Church978-0439673631 $8.95$8
      Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night by Carol Roth and Valerie Gorbachev978-0613991797 NANA
      1 is One by Tasha Tudor
      • Kindle Edition at $6.99
      • Board Book: 978-1481425674 at $7.
      VariesVaries
      Over in the Meadow by Olive A. Wadsworth and Ezra Jack Keats
      • Kindle Edition at $0.99
      • Paperback: 978-0590448482 at $5.
      VariesVaries
      I Went Walking by Sue Williams and Julies Vivas978-0152380113 $7$5.24
      Ten Wishing Stars: A Countdown to Bedtime Book by Treesha Runnells and Sarah Dillard978-1581171877 $9.95$6
      What James Likes Best by Amy Schwartz
      • Kindle Edition at $12.99.
      • Paperback: 978-0689840593 at $5.99.
      VariesVaries
      Lemons Are Not Red (Ala Notable Book(Awards)) (Neal Porter Books) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger978-1596431959 $7.99$6.19
      No, David! by David Shannon978-0590930024 $16.95$11.55
      Bath Time! by Sandra Boynton978-0761451174 NA412
      Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham978-0805038545 $27.95$13
      And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
      • Kindle Edition at $9.99
      • Hardcover: 978-0152022983 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Hide and Seek by James Patterson
      • Kindle Edition at $6.99
      • Hardcover: 978-0446603713 at $4.
      VariesVaries
      Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson and Stephen Savage978-0439495240 $15.99$10







      Related Posts:

      1. Read-Aloud Books for Infants (this post).
      2. Summer Reading List for Kindergarten & Preschool Kids.
      3. Summer Reading List for Elementary School Kids.
      4. Summer Reading List for Middle School Kids.
      5. Summer Reading List for High School Kids.
      6. Summer Reading List for Adults. 

      Last Updated: 04/2017. 




        Labels

        401k ( 15 ) Abad Turtle Beach ( 1 ) Abrams Capital Management ( 5 ) Acoustic Electric Guitars ( 1 ) Acoustic Guitars ( 1 ) ACT ( 1 ) Activist ( 4 ) Address Change ( 2 ) Advanced Placement ( 4 ) air asia ( 2 ) airlines ( 2 ) Akre Capital Management ( 18 ) Alex Roepers ( 5 ) AP ( 4 ) apartments ( 2 ) Appaloosa ( 15 ) ARIUS ( 1 ) Arlington Value Capital ( 3 ) Atlantic Investment Management ( 5 ) Ayemenem ( 1 ) Bangalore ( 3 ) Bangkok ( 2 ) Bannerghatta National Park ( 1 ) barbuda ( 2 ) Battery Park ( 1 ) Baupost ( 2 ) Baupost Group ( 17 ) bay area ( 2 ) BDCs ( 3 ) Benjamin Graham ( 2 ) Benjamin Graham Model ( 2 ) Berijam Lake ( 2 ) Berkshire Hathaway ( 30 ) best sites ( 9 ) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ( 15 ) Bill Ackman ( 19 ) Bill Gates ( 16 ) Blue Ridge Capital ( 15 ) Blum Capital Partners ( 12 ) books ( 4 ) Boone Pickens ( 2 ) BP Capital Management ( 2 ) Brave Warrior ( 3 ) Brave Warrior Advisors ( 12 ) british honduras ( 2 ) Bruce Berkowitz ( 19 ) Bruce Fund ( 13 ) Camcorders ( 3 ) canada ( 4 ) cancun ( 3 ) CANROYs ( 7 ) Cantillon ( 12 ) carl icahn ( 9 ) Carl Ichan ( 8 ) casino ( 3 ) Casio ( 2 ) CBRE ( 2 ) CEF ( 2 ) Charles Akre ( 15 ) Charlie Munger ( 16 ) Chase Coleman ( 15 ) Chou Associates ( 20 ) Christmas gifts ( 7 ) Christopher H. Browne ( 7 ) Chuck Akre ( 13 ) Cisco ( 2 ) Class Action Settlements ( 2 ) CLEP ( 1 ) Coatue Management ( 15 ) Cochin ( 2 ) coin collecting ( 266 ) collectibles ( 266 ) Consumer Product Reviews ( 29 ) cook islands ( 2 ) coonoor ( 2 ) Covered Calls ( 2 ) credai ( 4 ) Daily Journal ( 16 ) Dalal Street ( 8 ) Dan Loeb ( 10 ) DAT ( 1 ) David Abrams ( 5 ) David Einhorn ( 22 ) David Swensen ( 17 ) David Tepper ( 15 ) David Winters ( 15 ) DCF ( 2 ) Digital Piano ( 3 ) Dinakar Singh ( 15 ) Donald Yacktman ( 10 ) dry bulk shipping ( 2 ) Duquesne ( 20 ) Education ( 37 ) Edward Lampert ( 16 ) Egerton Capital ( 15 ) Egypt ( 3 ) Elementary Education ( 10 ) Elementary School Textbooks ( 5 ) eReaders ( 2 ) Eric Mindich ( 13 ) ESL Investments ( 11 ) ESPP ( 6 ) ETF ( 2 ) ETN ( 2 ) Eton Park ( 13 ) Everyday Musings ( 58 ) Exam Prep ( 7 ) Exiting the rat race - how to? ( 19 ) EXPLORE ( 1 ) Fair Value Estimates ( 4 ) Fairfax Financial ( 4 ) Fairfax Financial Holdings ( 14 ) Fairholme ( 19 ) Fairpointe ( 15 ) Family Office ( 5 ) FD Laddering ( 1 ) Financial Independence ( 93 ) Fisher Asset Management ( 10 ) Flash Camcorders ( 3 ) flat ( 4 ) flats ( 2 ) Flip ( 3 ) Francis Chou ( 20 ) free ( 17 ) frugal ( 3 ) Frugal Living ( 34 ) Fund Holdings ( 798 ) futures ( 2 ) FVE ( 2 ) gambling ( 3 ) garmin ( 2 ) Genting ( 2 ) george soros ( 21 ) giveaway ( 15 ) Glenn Greenberg ( 16 ) Glenview Capital ( 10 ) GMAT ( 1 ) Google ( 2 ) Gotham Asset Management ( 7 ) gps ( 5 ) GRE ( 1 ) Greenlight Capital ( 22 ) Guitars ( 3 ) Half Marathon ( 2 ) Hawaii ( 2 ) Hedge Funds ( 817 ) HELOC ( 1 ) High School Education ( 7 ) High School Textbooks ( 6 ) HOA ( 3 ) hobby ( 17 ) holiday shopping ( 7 ) Holidays ( 3 ) Holyland ( 11 ) Home Improvement ( 2 ) home ownership ( 5 ) Homes ( 18 ) Homeschool ( 18 ) Houses ( 2 ) Housing ( 3 ) Hykon ( 2 ) Ian Cumming ( 15 ) Icahn Enterprises ( 6 ) india real estate ( 5 ) Infinuvo ( 6 ) Insurance ( 2 ) invesco ( 17 ) investing strategies ( 2 ) Investment Portfolio ( 94 ) Investment Research ( 10 ) Investments ( 7 ) iRobot ( 5 ) Irving Kahn ( 10 ) israel ( 5 ) Jason Maynard ( 10 ) Jefferies ( 2 ) Jeffrey Bruce ( 15 ) Jeffrey Ubben ( 12 ) Jerusalem ( 2 ) Jim Chanos ( 15 ) Joel Greenblatt ( 7 ) John Armitage ( 15 ) John Griffin ( 15 ) John Paulson ( 17 ) Joho Capital ( 15 ) Jordan ( 3 ) Joseph Steinberg ( 9 ) Julian Robertson ( 4 ) Kahn Brothers ( 10 ) Kakkanad ( 4 ) Kanyakumari ( 2 ) Kawai ( 2 ) Ken Fisher ( 10 ) kerala real estate ( 5 ) Kids ( 49 ) Kids Yamaha ( 3 ) Kindle ( 2 ) kochi ( 8 ) Kodaikanal ( 2 ) Korg ( 2 ) Kraft ( 2 ) Kuala Lumpur ( 2 ) KWA ( 2 ) Kynikos ( 15 ) laptop ( 5 ) Larry Robbins ( 10 ) Las Vegas ( 2 ) Leon Cooperman ( 16 ) Leucadia ( 2 ) Leucadia National ( 13 ) Lone Pine Capital ( 9 ) long ( 6 ) long call ( 2 ) long puts ( 3 ) Lou Simpson ( 15 ) LSAT ( 1 ) Mahabalipuram ( 2 ) Malaysia ( 3 ) Marathon ( 2 ) Mark McGoldrick ( 10 ) Markel ( 16 ) Mason Hawkins ( 4 ) MCAT ( 1 ) Melinda Gates ( 9 ) memorabilia ( 266 ) MFP Investors ( 15 ) Michael Dell ( 17 ) Michael Price ( 15 ) Middle School Education ( 4 ) Middle School Textbooks ( 3 ) Mini Notebook ( 3 ) MODUS ( 1 ) Mohnish Pabrai ( 21 ) mortgage ( 2 ) Mount Kellett ( 10 ) MSD Capital ( 17 ) Music ( 6 ) Mutual Funds ( 5 ) mysore ( 2 ) Nelson Peltz ( 9 ) Netbook ( 4 ) Notebook ( 3 ) numismatics ( 266 ) O-Duster ( 1 ) Oahu ( 2 ) offers ( 2 ) Ole Andreas Halvorsen ( 10 ) Omega Advisors ( 16 ) online tax ( 4 ) ooty ( 2 ) Options ( 4 ) Pabrai Fund ( 17 ) passive income ( 7 ) pattaya ( 2 ) Paulson & Company ( 7 ) Paulson and Company ( 9 ) PEG ( 2 ) Pershing Square ( 19 ) Phil Fisher ( 5 ) philately ( 283 ) Philippe Laffont ( 15 ) Piano ( 9 ) PLAN Test ( 1 ) portfolio ( 4 ) Prem Watsa ( 17 ) product reviews ( 13 ) Property Taxes ( 2 ) PSAT ( 1 ) R2I ( 24 ) R2I Finances ( 3 ) R2I Housing ( 5 ) Raising Kids ( 41 ) Rat Race ( 15 ) RBS Partners ( 14 ) reading ( 5 ) real estate ( 6 ) Reducing Expenses ( 2 ) REIT ( 3 ) Retirement Portfolio ( 9 ) Reviews ( 81 ) Richard C. Blum ( 12 ) Robert Bruce ( 15 ) Robert Karr ( 15 ) Robotic Vacuum ( 4 ) Roland ( 2 ) Roomba ( 10 ) schooling ( 2 ) Sears ( 11 ) seeking alpha ( 2 ) Services - Reviews ( 33 ) Seth Klarman ( 19 ) Shipping ( 5 ) Shopping ( 3 ) short ( 5 ) short calls ( 2 ) short put ( 2 ) short puts ( 2 ) short selling ( 9 ) Ski ( 5 ) Sled ( 4 ) Solar Stocks ( 13 ) Soros Fund Management ( 14 ) Southeastern Asset Management ( 4 ) Southwest ( 2 ) spin-offs ( 2 ) SQ Advisors ( 15 ) stamp collecting ( 283 ) Stanley Druckenmiller ( 20 ) Statue of Liberty ( 2 ) Stephen Mandel ( 9 ) Stock Analysis ( 84 ) Stock Investments ( 4 ) Stock Portfolio Updates ( 6 ) stocks ( 3 ) summer ( 2 ) tax ( 6 ) TaxAct ( 3 ) TaxCut ( 1 ) Teacher's Editions ( 5 ) Technology ( 4 ) Test Prep ( 11 ) Thailand ( 3 ) Thekkady ( 2 ) theme park ( 2 ) Third Point ( 10 ) Thomas Gayner ( 16 ) Thyra Zerhusen ( 15 ) Tiger Cub ( 32 ) Tiger Global ( 16 ) Tiger Management ( 13 ) Time Square ( 2 ) TOEFL ( 1 ) TPG-Axon ( 15 ) Travel ( 278 ) Travel Reviews ( 82 ) Trian Fund Holdings ( 9 ) trip report ( 21 ) TurboTax ( 3 ) Tweedy Browne ( 10 ) Vacations ( 28 ) value investing ( 12 ) ValueAct ( 5 ) ValueAct Holdings ( 6 ) Vancouver ( 2 ) Video ( 3 ) Viking Global ( 10 ) Wallace Weitz ( 10 ) Warren Buffett ( 30 ) Wayanad ( 4 ) Weitz Investment Management ( 9 ) wilbur ross ( 17 ) William Von Mueffling ( 12 ) Wintergreen Advisors ( 15 ) Yacktman Asset Management ( 10 ) Yale Endowment ( 17 ) Yale University ( 7 ) Yamaha ( 7 ) YDP ( 1 ) YPG ( 1 )