Many books feature characters named Charlotte, and I’ve included a number of them below, all of them new to me. I have not read them, but they look interesting.
Charlotte and the White Horse
From Publishers Weekly (on Amazon):
Now in its second season, HarperCollins’s reissue of 22 Sendak classics continues. This time, his collaborations with Ruth Krauss take center stage. In Charlotte and the White Horse, first published in 1955, creamy pages frame Sendak’s softly lit illustrations of a girl who convinces her father to keep a wobbly legged horse and cares for him until he can stand on his own. Sendak’s delicate watercolors suit the dream-like mood of a boy who accomplishes all that he sets out to do in his imaginary world, in I Want to Paint My Bathroom Blue (1956), also by Krauss. A boy’s imagination also comes to the fore in A Very Special House (1953) by Krauss, as the artist depicts the hero creating a home filled with a turtle, a giant, a very old lion and “some monkeys and some skunkeys.” Oversize pages brim with the creatures as well as his house’s “very special” furnishings. Open House for Butterflies (1960) takes a similar format to these collaborators’ classic A Hole Is to Dig, and lastly, Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes (1965) by Sendak conveys as much plot through the artist’s wordless spreads as with the minimal text. For collectors and budding readers alike. Nov.
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Brave Charlotte (ages 5 to 8)
Charlotte is different from all the other sheep. She likes to explore the world around her, climbing up trees and wandering near the dangerous road while the wary old sheep “tsk, tsk.” But when danger strikes, only Charlotte is brave enough to go for help and save the day. This beautifully illustrated tale speaks to all shy little sheep who stand out from the crowd and aren’t afraid to follow their dreams.
Brave Charlotte and the Wolves
Charlotte has always stood out from the flock for her courage and sense of adventure. So when a group of sheep start bullying the others, Charlotte knows she has to do something about it. But there’s an even bigger, even scarier bully lurking in the woods . . . . Our sheepish heroine is back in another exciting adventure, brought to life by truly exquisite acrylic paintings.
Then there’s Charlotte, daughter of an artist at the turn of the last century, a very exciting time in art all over the western world. Charlotte gets to visit several art centers as her dad learns new techniques.
It’s 1892 and Charlotte is bound for Monet’s famous artist colony in Giverny, France, where painters like her father are flocking to learn the new style of painting called Impressionism. In spite of missing her best friend, Charlotte becomes enchanted with France and records her colorful experiences in her journal. She makes new friends, plants a garden, learns to speak French, and even attends the wedding of Monsieur Monet’s daughter!
Illustrated with beautiful museum reproductions and charming watercolor collages, Charlotte in Giverny includes a French glossary as well as biographical sketches of the featured painters. This delightful journal of a young girl’s exciting year will capture readers’ imaginations and leave a lasting impression.
It’s 1892. Charlotte and her family have lived abroad in the famous artist colony in Giverny, France, for a year, when an exciting invitation arrives. The celebrated impressionist Mary Cassatt is having an exhibition in Paris. While in Paris, Charlotte dines at a cafe on the Champs-Elysees, watches a marionette show in the Tuileries gardens and celebrates her birthday at the Eiffel Tower. Illustrated with stunning museum reproductions of works by artists such as Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Renoir and Rodin as well as lovely watercolor collages, this sequel to Charlotte in Giverny also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte’s charming scrapbook will leave fans of the first book, art lovers, Francophiles and readers of all ages shouting, “Vive Charlotte!”
It’s 1894. Charlotte and her American family have been living in France for two years where her father has learned the new way of painting called Impressionism. Now her father’s paintings are going to be featured in a show in New York and the whole family is going along. New York is a hustling, bustling city like no other in the world, and Charlotte records it all in her colorful journal. Illustrated with striking museum reproductions, beautiful watercolor paintings, and collages, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte’s exciting journey to the city that never sleeps will make any reader shout, “I love New York!”
It’s 1895. Charlotte and her family came to France three years ago so that her father could learn to paint in the French style of Impressionism. Now they are traveling to London to see if the famous artist John Singer Sargent will paint Charlotte’s mother’s portrait. In London, Charlotte and her best friend, Lizzy, stay in their own room at the Savoy Hotel, attend a fancydinner party with famous writers, watch boat races on the River Thames, learn about legendary London ghosts, and even visit a gypsy camp. Illustrated with beautiful museum reproductions and exquisite watercolor paintings, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. This vibrant journal of Charlotte’s exciting journey will make any reader long for lovely London.
For older pre-teens, there’s the Beacon Street Girls, Charlotte among them, with their adventures. Will Charlotte find Orangina, her cat, and reunite with her Paris friends, or will a missing drawing by a famous artist send Charlotte and Sophie on a wild goose chase for a mysterious stranger…? A stolen Picasso?
The Beacon Street Girls books are inspired by all the preteen girls the author has ever known. She wanted to create a world where girls can go to have fun and learn about who they are, while modeling real-life experiences. The first book, Worst Enemies/Best Friends, explores creating and testing friendships, skewed first impressions, and be
ing the new kid at school. In the end, true friendship conquers all. Welcome to the world of the BSG!
And one more, just because she is a fairy: Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy.
Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy’s petal is tough to find in a sea of sunflowers. But then things get even trickier — the goblins are dressed up as sunflowers, too! Every flower is bright and blooming, thanks to the Petal Fairies! But when Jack Frost steals their magical petals, there’s trouble in Fairyland.Help save Fairyland’s flowers! Every flower is bright and blossoming, thanks to the Petal Fairies! But when Jack Frost steals their magical petals, the fairies are in trouble. Flowers everywhere could disappear!
Find the magical petal in each book and keep Fairyland in full bloom!
Welcome to the world of young, brave, travelling Charlottes in new children’s books!