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Abbreviations I've used are: Ill.=illustrated or illustrator; f/p=full-page; b/w=black and white; FE=first edition (may be the first edition by this illustrator); DJ=dust jacket; o/w=otherwise; dec=decorative; Ex-lib=ex-library book with markings accordingly; FFEP=front free end papers; c=copyright; BCE=book club edition; FIAR=five-in-a-row book.

The grading I've used: Mint=like new; F=fine; VG=very good, better than average; G=good, average wear and tear; Fair, reading copy, but all there. If there are two gradings (i.e. VG/VG), the first is the book, the second the dust jacket.

Sizing is as follows: 6"-7", 16mo; 7"-8", 12mo; 8"-10", 8vo; 10"-12", 4to; larger than 12", folio.

Hall, Donald. OX-CART MAN. Viking Press 1979, 2019. 40th Anniversary ed. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Barbara Cooney. Ambleside 0. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades K-4. 0670533289. Brand-New. $12.
MacDonald, George. LITTLE DAYLIGHT, A Fairy Story. Adapted and illustrated by Erick Ingraham. 0688063004. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket good with library label cut from dust jacket. $ of the actual item
Matthews, John. THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF KNIGHTS, With Audio CD. Barefoot Books 2002. Sturdy, flexible covers. Ill. Giovanni Manna. A kindly armorer weaves tales of true chivalry from around the world so that a young page might learn and reach his ultimate goal of knighthood. 1841482056. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $5.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. A LITLE HOUSE PICTURE BOOK TREASURY, Six Stories of Life on the Prairie Adapted From the Little House Books. My First Little House Books. Hardcover with dust jacket. Harper 2017. Includes A Little Prairie House; Going to Town; Country Fair; Sugar Snow; WinterDays in the Big Woods; Christmas in the Big Woods. Brand-New. $18.

Aliki. THE STORY OF JOHNNY APPLESEED. Aladdin SOFTCOVER 1960, recent printing. Ill. Aliki. 0671667467. Brand-New. $4.

Thomas, Joan G. IF JESUS CAME TO MY HOUSE. Harper Blessings 2008, first edition with these illustrations. Ill. Lori McElrath-Eslick. FIAR. 0060839422. Like-New. $6.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. MY LITTLE HOUSE COOKBOOK, My First Little House Books. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1996. 059039732x. 32 pp. Very Good. $3.

Ferris, Helen. FAVORITE POEMS OLD AND NEW. Doubleday 1957. Hardcover with dustjacket. Ill. Leonard Weisgard. CM Alveary. 03850769678. NOT ex-lib. Like-New. $ of the actual item

Aliki. THE STORY OF WILLIAM PENN. Prentice-Hall SOFTCOVER 1964. Brief, informative text and vivid illustrations are perfect for introducing young children to American Colonial History. CM Alveary. Like-New. $ of the actual item
Aliki. THE STORY OF WILLIAM PENN. Prentice-Hall/E. M. Hale 1964. Pictorial hardcover. William Penn came to the New World, claimed his land and named it Pennsylvania. Brief text and fascinating illustrations will captivate young children and start them on a journey learning about their country’s history. CM Alveary. Ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item
Davidson, Margaret. LOUIS BRAILLE, THE BOY WHO INVENTED BOOKS FOR THE BLIND. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1971. 059044350X. Fine. $2.75.

Krensky, Stephen. GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT BE KING. Scholastic SOFTCOVER. 0590437305. Like-New. $2.75.
McKissack, Patricia D. SOJOURNER TRUTH, AIN’T I A WOMAN? Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1992. 0590446916. Brand-New. $2.75.
Sterling, Dorothy. FREEDOM TRAIN, THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1954, recent printing. Sonlight D, E. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 3-12. 0590436287. Brand-New. $3.

Davis, Walter Bruce. WILLIAM CAREY, Father of Modern Missions. Moody Press 1963. Mass market paperback. Very Good. $4.
Hitt, Rusell T. JUNGLE PILOT, The Gripping Story of the Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador. Discovery House SOFTCOVER 1959, 1997. Ambleside 6. 1572930225. Like-New. $6.
Men of Faith. JIM ELLIOT, by Kathleen White. Bethany House 1990. Mass market paperback. 1556611250. Very Good. $2.75.
Qureshi, Nabeel. SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS, A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. Zondervan SOFTCOVER 2016. 0310527236. Near-Fine, previous owner’s name and notations on first free endpaper. $6.
Taylor, Dr. & Mrs. Howard. BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES HUDSON TAYLOR. China Inland Mission 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good with 2 small tears in dust jacket at spine edges; previous owner’s inscription. $ of the actual item

Ammon Richard. VALLEY FORGE. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 2006. Stunning full-page color ill. by Bill Farnsworth. 32 pp. Picture-book format. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 3-6. Fine. $ of the actual item

Landmark Series. DANIEL BOONE, THE OPENING OF THE WILDERNESS, by John Mason Brown. Random House 1952. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 3-9. CM Alveary. NOT ex-lib. Good, solid, some cover soil. $6.50.
Stanley, Jerry. CHILDREN OF THE DUST BOWL, The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp. Trumpet Club/Crown Publishers SOFTCOVER 1993. Illustrated with photographs. Powerful and heart-wrenching! 0440830435. Brand-New. $6.

Heller, Ruth. RUTH HELLER’S DESIGNS FOR COLORING INSECTS AND SPIDERS. Grosset & Dunlap SOFTCOVER 2000. 0448422506. Brand-New. $3.50.
Morgan, Robert J. THEN SINGS MY SOUL, BOOK 2. 150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stories. Nelson Reference SOFTCOVER 2004, first edition. Each song with music, lyrics and story of the origin of the hymn. 0785251685. Fine. $ of the actual item
Wellford, Lin. PAINTING ON ROCKS FOR KIDS. North Light Books SOFTCOVER 2002. 63 pp. of creative, fun ideas. 1581802552. Fine. $4.

Galvin, Laura Gates. DEER MOUSE AT OLD FARM ROAD, Smithsonian’s Backyard. Smithsonian Institute SOFTCOVER 2003. Ill. Katy Bratun. This series brings a world of wonder for children intrigued by the wildlife outside their bedroom windows. SCM. Very Good with previous owner’s name. $ of the actual item
Guiberson, Brenda. CACTUS HOTEL. Henry Holt 1991. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Megan Lloyd. The author weaves an amazingly large range of facts into this simple story of how the giant cactus serves so many in the hot desert. SCM. 0805013334. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $7.50.
MacDonald, Wendy. GALILEO’S LEANING TOWER EXPERIMENT. Charlesbridge SOFTCOVER 2009. Ill. Paolo Rui. SCM. 1570918694. Like-New. $11.
Silver, Donald. CACTUS DESERT. One Small Square. Learning Triangle Press SOFTCOVER 1997. Ill. Patricia J. Wynne. SCM. 0070579342. Like-New. $6.
Wood, Douglas. PADDLE WHISPERS. Pfeifer-Hamilton 1993, first edition. SOFTCOVER. Ill. by the author. Through poetic musings and drawings, gracefully woven with quotes, Wood traces his exploration by paddle and canoe of rapids, lakes, and forests through the North Woods. Eloquent! 0938586734. Like-New. $5.

Taylor, Kenneth N. GIANT STEPS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE, The Sermon on the Mount and the Ten Commandments. Tyndalae House 1985, first edition. Hardcover. Ill. Kathryn E. Shoemaker. 29 short devotionals each with double-page color illustration, question, prayer and Bible verse. Very Good. $ of the actual item

Bourne, Miriam Anne. UNCLE GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HARRIOT’S GUITAR. Coward-McCann 1983, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Elise Primavera. Touching story, based on actual Washington family letters, of how Harriot came to have her guitar and even found the opportunity to please her famous uncle with her music. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 2-7. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item
Dumas, Alexandre. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Viking 2006. Hardcover with dust jacket. Translated by Richard Pevear. Historical adventure novel set during the 17th century reign of Louis XIII. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 7-12. 0670037796. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $7.
Henry, Marguerite. BENJAMIN WEST AND HIS CAT GRIMALKIN. Bobbs-Merrill 1947. Hardcover. Ill. Wesley Dennis. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 3-10. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item
Meader, Stephen. RIVER OF THE WOLVES. Harcourt, Brace & World 1948. Hardcover. Ill. Edward Shenton. As iin all of his living history novels, Meader has re-created a period of history, giving, breadth, reality, and excitement to the time of the French and Indian wars. Great book for all boys who like wilderness adventure and thrilling action. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 4-12. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item

Berry, Wendell. JAYBER CROW. Counterpoint SOFTCOVER 2000. The life story of Jayber Crow, Barber, of the Port William Membership, as written by himself. Ambleside 12. 1582431604. Fine, with previous owner’s name. $8.50.
Burgess, Thornton W. THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY MUSKRAT. Grosset & Dunlap 1914, 1942. Hardcover. Ill. Harrison Cady. Ambleside 0. NOT ex-lib. Good, cover wear. $ of the actual item
Colum, Padraic. THE GOLDEN FLEECE AND THE HEROES WHO LIVED BEFORE ACHILLES. Random House Looking Glass Library 2010, first published 1921. Hardcover. Ill. Willy Pogany. 0375867090. Brand-New. $7.
de Angeli, Marguerite. THE DOOR IN THE WALL. Doubleday 1949, not first but early printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed by de Angeli. Newbery medal. Ill. by de Angeli. Marvelous story of 14th century England, with all the drama and pageantry of medieval England. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 3-10. Ambleside 2. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket exceptionally nice. $ of the actual item
de Angeli, Marguerite. SKIPPACK SCHOOL, Being the story of Eli Shrawder and of one Christopher Dock, Schoolmaster about the year 1750. Doubleday Doran 1939, first edition. Hardcover. Ill. by de Angeli. Eli and his family have emigrated from Germany to Colonial Pennsylvania where he attends Schoolmaster Christopher Dock’s one-room schoolhouse. Truthquest Age of Revolution grades 2-6. NOT ex-lib. Very Good, some interior fingerprints. $ of the actual item
Knight, Eric. LASSIE COME-HOME. Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1940, 1978. Hardcover with dust jacket. Reissue of original edition. Ill. Margaret Kirmse. Ambleside 4. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good+. $ of the actual item
Lenski, Lois. STRAWBERRY GIRL. Harper Collins 1945, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by Lenski. SCM. 0397301103. Library card pocket. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $8.
MacDonald, George. THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN. Random House Looking Glass Library 1872, 2010. Hardcover. Original 1872 illustrations by Arthur Hughes. The goblins plan to kidnap the princess and drag her underground, but she has a brave boy named Curdie and a mysterious woman with long silver hair to help her escape the goblins’ clutches. Ambleside 3. 0375863389. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $8.
MacLachlan, Patricia. MORE PERFECT THAN THE MOON. HarperCollins/Scholastic 2005. Hardcover. This is the fourth book in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series. Caleb and Anna’s little sister finds out there is going to be a new baby in the house, but she does not want a new baby, whom she calls “that terrible baby.” When the baby comes, however, she discovers it is “more perfect than the moon.” Brand-New. $ of the actual item
Nesbit, E. SHAKESPEARE RETOLD. Harper 2016. Hardcover with dust jacket. Exquisite illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo. Seven plays plus a historical timeline and a short bio of Shakespeare. Ambleside 1-3. 0062404539. Brand-New. $ of the actual item
Shakespeare, William. ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE, Speeches, Poems and Songs from William Shakespeare, written in calligraphy and illustrated by Dorothy Boux. Fulcrum Publishing 1996, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Hand-lettered with elegant illustrations with excerpts from a variety of sources. 1555913385. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $6.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. THE GREAT GATSBY. Scribner SOFTCOVER 1925, 2013. Ambleside 11. 1451689438. Fine. $3.50.
Kjelgaard, Jim. SNOW DOG. Dell Yearling SOFTCOVER 1948, 2001. The thrilling adventures of an orphaned husky pup who must battle for survival in the fierce northern wilderness. 0553155601. Very Good. $3.
Kjelgaard. STORMY. Bantam SOFTCOVER 1959, 1986. A determined boy and his courageous dog struggle to survive against all odds. 0553154680. Good, previous owner’s name. $3.
Lawson, Robert. BEN AND ME, An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos. Little, Brown 1939, 1988. SOFTCOVER. CM Alveary 2a-3. 0316517305. Brand-New. $3.50.
MacDonald, George. THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1872, 2016. Original 1872 illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Complete and unabridged. Ambleside 3. Brand-New. 0141332484. $4.
MacLachlan, Patricia. SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1985, 1996. Ambleside 3. SCM. Very Good, previous owner’s name. $3.
Taylor, Sydney. ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY. Dell Yearling SOFTCOVER 1951, 1989. SCM. 0440400597. Like-New. $3.50.

Bulla, Clyde Robert. POCAHONTAS AND THE STRANGERS. Scholastic/Harper & Row 1971. Sonlight D, E. Fine. $2.75.
Fritz, Jean. HOMESICK, My Own Story. Penguin Putnam SOFTCOVER 1982. Newbery Honor Book 1983. Ill. Margot Tomes. A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling from Fritz’s childhood. 0698117824. Brand-New. $3.
Hess, Donna Lynn. IN SEARCH OF HONOR. Bob Jones Light Line SOFTCOVER 1991. A book you can’t put down about the French Revolution, with a deep and meaningful spiritual message. Sonlight. Heart of Dakota. 0890845956. Fine. $4.
MacBride, Roger Lea. IN THE LAND OF THE BIG RED APPLE. Rose/Rocky Ridge Years Book 3. HarperTrophy SOFTCOVER 1995. 0064405745. Very Good. $3.
The Three Investigators. THE SECRET OF THE CROOKED CAT. Random House SOFTCOVER 19970, 1984. 0394864131. Very Good. $3.

Fujikawa, Gyo. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, by Clement C. Moore. Sterling Pupblishing 2007, first edition thus. Wonderful illustrations by Fujikawa. Near-Fine, touch of wear at spine ends. $ of the actual item
Hoffmann, E. T. A. NUTCRACKER. Harcourt Brace & Co. 1996, first edition thus. Rich and complex illustrations with exquisite detail by Italian artist Robert Innocenti. Large book, 11 ¾” x 10 ¼”. 0151002274. NOT ex-lib. Book is Fine; dust jacket has a repaired tear and light edge wear. $8.
Polacco, Patricia. CHRISTMAS TAPESTRY. Puffin SOFTCOVER 2002. Amazing and beautiful story of a Christmas that seems to be ruined but ends up as a heart-warming miracle!  0142411655. Brand-New. $6.50.

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