A Royal Bibliography
On July 22, our world was abuzz for the arrival of Prince George, the first son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Our team at the Bookshare headquarters was no exception. The excitement over the little prince’s arrival was clear in the chatter between cubicles and online volunteer discussions of our entire Booksharian Anglophile community.
One volunteer exclaimed, “Finally, my weeks and days and hours of being on the Royal Baby watch is over! It’s a boy!” This kicked off our Royal Baby thread chat line, and it wasn’t long before the discussion turned to potential baby names. Though no official bets were made, our astute volunteers made the correct call before the prince’s name had been announced. One volunteer typed on the chat line, “Congratulations all the way from California! My son is named George after his granddad and the king and of course George Gershwin.”
The Bookshare collection is rife with books on England’s Royal Family. If you haven’t gotten enough of the Royals this summer, you can continue the excitement with these fun and interesting titles:
Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby by Martha Mumford
The Royal Family tries several tricks to get the Royal Baby to fall asleep, including parachuting with the queen and helicopter rides with daddy. This children’s book has image descriptions to surely delight Royal Family devotees of any age.
The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry—A Look Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl
Written by one of the UK’s leading Royal experts, this is the updated edition to William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls.
The People’s Princess: Cherished Memories of Diana, Princess of Wales, From Those Who Knew Her Best by Larry King
A book dedicated to the memory of Princess Diana the woman, beyond the tabloid headlines.
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World by Charles HRH, the Prince of Wales
Heir apparent the Prince of Wales shares his views on the global environmental crisis.
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
A biography of the current occupant of the British throne, whose reign is the second longest in the history of the British monarchy.
The Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross
This official biography of the beloved Queen Mum chronicles the life of Prince George’s great-great-grandmother.
William and Kate: And Baby George: Royal Baby Edition by Christopher Andersen
This updated version of William and Kate: A Royal Love Story details the courtship of William and Kate and contains a new chapter on the birth of Prince George with color photos.