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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.


PICTURE BOOKS – FICTION
Carroll, Ruth. WHAT WHISKERS DID. Henry Z. Walck 1932, 1965. Hardcover. Ill. by Carroll. Adorable pictures with no words. Whiskers is a poodle who gets into a very unusual situation when he breaks his leash and escapes from a fox while chasing a rabbit. He is welcomed into the rabbit family burrow, causing tears when he leaves to go back to his delighted owner. Ex-lib. Good. $8.photo of the actual item
    
Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE. Frederick Warne 1918, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by Potter. Original small format. Ambleside 0. 0723234728. NOT ex-lib. Very Good+. $3.50.

PICTURE-BOOK BIOGRAPHY
Stanley, Diane. MICHELANGELO. HarperCollins SOFTCOVER 2000. Ill. by Stanley. Ambleside 3. Truthquest Renaissance & Reformation grades 3-10. 0060521139. Brand-New. $6.50.

CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION / LIVING HISTORY PICTURE BOOKS
Anholt, Laurence. THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET. Barron’s 2003, first American edition. First published in Great Britain. Hardcover. Anoholt’s Artists Series. 0764155741. Brand-New. $7.50.
Spier, Peter. PEOPLE. Doubleday & Co. 1980. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by Spier. Filled with humorous touches, Spier shows people of all shapes and sizes and all of our other various differences. Folio-size, more than 12”. 038513181x. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good, previous owner’s name. $5.

INSPIRATIONAL PICTURE BOOKS
Zacharias, Ravi. THE MERCHANT AND THE THIEF, A Folktale of Godly Wisdom. Chariot Victor 1999, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Lad Odell. Zacharias has adapted an ancient Indian folktale to create a delightful modern parable about life’s true riches. 0781432960. Brand-New. $6.

SOFTCOVER CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
Bemelmans, Ludwig. MADELINE IN LONDON. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1961, 1989. Folio-size, more than 12”. CM Alveary.  014056649X. Brand-New. $3.
Carroll, Ruth. WHAT WHISKERS DID. Macmillan 1932/Scholastic 1970. SOFTCOVER. Adorable pictures with no words. Whiskers is a poodle who gets into a very unusual situation when he breaks his leash and escapes from a fox while chasing a rabbit. Fair, hole in back cover. $2.
de Paola, Tomie. THE CLOUD BOOK. Scholastic/Holiday House SOFTCOVER 1975. Ill. by de Paola. Brand-New. $2.75.
Gag, Wanda. THE ABC BUNNY. Coward McCann/Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1933, 1990. FIAR. Very Good, initials on front cover in marker. $3.
Hopkinson, Deborah. APPLES TO OREGON, Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. Scholastic/Atheneum SOFTCOVER 2005. Like-New. $3.
McCloskey, Robert. TIME OF WONDER. The Viking Press SOFTCOVER 1957, 1985. Ill. McCloskey. Children are in awe with all the amazing and enthralling changes in nature at the seashore. NOT ex-lib. Good. $4.
Mosel, Arlene. TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO. Holt, Rinehart & Winston/Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1968, later printing. CM Alveary. 0590187619. Near-Fine, previous owner’s name. $3.
Peet, Bill. THE CABOOSE WHO GOT LOOSE. Houghton Mifflin 1971, 1999. SOFTCOVER. Ill. Peet. 0395287154. Brand-New. $5.
Turkle, Brinton. THY FRIEND, OBADIAH. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1969, 1987. Ill. Turkle. 0140503935. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 1-3. Brand-New. $6.

POETRY FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE
Felleman, Hazel. THE BEST LOVED POEMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Selected by Hazel Felleman. Doubleday 1936, recent printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. 572 traditional favorites, categorized by theme, and indexed by author and first line. 670 pp. Ambleside 0. 0385492359. Brand-New. $6.
Ferris, Helen. FAVORITE POEMS OLD AN NEW, Selected for Boys and Girls. Doubleday & Co. 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Leonard Weisgard. 598 pages with “Index of Titles,” ”Index of First Lines,” and “Index of Authors.” Every imaginable poem you could want! CM Alveary. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Clean, sound; title page and front free endpaper have one corner torn off. Very Good. 3 $8.photo of the actual item
 
Poetry for Young People. EMILY DICKINSON, edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin. Sterling Publishing 1994. Hardcover. Ill. Chi Chung. Interest-grabbing nature poems for young children! Ambleside 4. 0806906359. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $6.50.
Poetry for Young People. EMILY DICKINSON, edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin. Sterling Publishing 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Chi Chung. Interest-grabbing nature poems for young children! Ambleside 4. 0806906359. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $7.50.

BIOGRAPHIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULTS
Keller, Helen. THE STORY OF MY LIFE. Signet Classics SOFTCOVER 2010. Ambleside 5. 0451531566. Like-New. $3.50.

WORLD HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Marshall, H. E. OUR ISLAND STORY, A History of Britain for Boys and Girls. Galore Park 1905, 2005. Hardcover with dust jacket. Thirty color illustrations by A. S. Forrest. Ambleside 1-5. Book and dust jacket Like-New. $15.photo of the actual item
 

ART / MUSIC FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Arnosky, Jim. SKETCHING OUTDOORS IN SPRING. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1987, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. 0688062903. Ex-lib., stamp on title page, no marks on dust jacket. Very Good+. $7.50.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOKS / COOKBOOKS / HOBBIES / CRAFTS
Dover Coloring Book. MY HORSE COLORING BOOK, by John Green. Dover Publications SOFTCOVER 1994. 0486280640. Brand-New. $3.
Walker, Barbara M. THE LITTLE HOUSE COOKBOOK, Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories. HarperTrophy SOFTCOVER 1979, 1989. SOFTCOVER. Ill. Garth Williams. “Fried Salt Pork with Grave;” “Fried Cornmeal Mush;” “Blackbird Pie;” “Sour-Dough Starter;” Hulled Corn” and much more. 240 pp. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. 3 $5.photo of the actual item
 

USBORNE BOOKS
Usborne. CHILDREN’S COOKBOOK, Usborne Farmyard Tales, by Fiona Watt. Usborne 2003. Hardcover. Ill. Stephen Cartwright. Photos of each individual completed dish. Unpaged. Folio-size. 0794503616. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $4.50.

LIVING SCIENCE / NATURE, OTHER NON-FICTION
Halliburton, Richard. RICHARD HALLIBURTON’S COMPLETE BOOK OF MARVELS. Bobbs-Merrilll 1937, 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 5. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $40.photo of the actual item
  

CHILDREN’S/TEENS’ HISTORICAL FICTION
Stevenson, Robert Louis. DAVID BALFOUR. Charles Scribner’s 1922, 1952. Hardcover. Nine color plates by N. C. Wyeth. Sequel to Kidnapped. The story follows David Balfour's attempts to secure Alan Breck Stewart and James Stewart's innocence for the murder of Colin Roy, the “Red Fox”. SCM. Good. Ex-lib. with library binding. $8.50.

CHILDREN’S, TEENS’ FICTION / LITERATURE
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin and Lewis, Clara M. FAVORITE STORIES FOR THE CHILDREN’S HOUR. Platt & Munk 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket. Illustrated. 381 pp. with index. 1-8 page-stories. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket Good with a few chips. $8.50.photo of the actual item
     
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A LITTLE PRINCESS. David R. Godine 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket. Richley detailed color illustrations and b/w drawings by Graham Rust. CM Alveary. Ambleside 4. SCM. 0879237848. NOT ex-lib. Book Fine; dust jacket has wear to two corners. $7.50.
Lawson, Robert. RABBIT HILL. Viking Press 1944, 1972. Pictorial hardcover. Ambleside 3, 4. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $6.50.
MacDonald, George. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. William Morrow Books of Wonder 1989, first edition thus. Facsimile of Davidi McKay 1919 edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Eight color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. Ambleside 3. SCM. 0688078087. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $8.50.
MacDonald, George. THE PRINCESS & THE GOBLIN. William Morrow Books of Wonder 1986, facsimile of David McKay 1920 edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Eight color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. Ambleside 3. Book and dust jacket Very Good; library stamp on title page. 3 $7.50.photo of the actual item
 
Rawls, Wilson. WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS, The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy. Bantam Books 1961, 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 6. SCM. 0553089005. Brand-New. $8.50.
Ruskin, John. THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER. World Publishing 1946, stated first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. in color and b/w by Fritz Kredel. Ambleside 1. NOT ex-lib. Book Good with previous owner’s name; dust jacket poor but decent in new protective cover. $8.50.photo of the actual item
  
Silverstein, Shel. FALLING UP, Poems and Drawings by Silverstein. HarperCollins 1996. Hardcover with dust jacket. Here you can let the hilarious magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind. 0060248025 Brand-New. $5.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler. MYSTERY RANCH. Albert Whitman 1958. Pictorial hardcover. #4. Ill. Dirk Gringhuis. 08075536905. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $4.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler. MIKE’S MYSTERY. Albert Whitman 1960. Pictorial hardcover. #5. Ill. Dirk Gringhuis. 0807551406. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $4.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler. THE WOODSHED MYSTERY. Albert Whitman 1962. Pictorial hardcover. #7. Ill. David Cunningham. 0807592064. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $4.

AMBLESIDE/SCM SOFTCOVERS
Butterworth, Oliver. THE ENORMOUS EGG. Little, Brown 1954, 1986. SOFTCOVER. 0316119202. Very Good+. $2.75.
Keith, Harold. RIFLES FOR WATIE. HarperCollins 1957, 1987. SOFTCOVER. Newbery Medal 1958. Jeff Bussey is 16 and can’t wait to leave his Kansas farm to fight the Rebels in the Civil War. Suspenseful story packed with thrilling action! Amblelside 5. 006447030x. Fine. $3.
Kipling, Rudyard. CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. Tom Doherty SOFTCOVER 1992. Complete and unabridged. 0812504380. Very Good. $2.75.
Seredy, Kate. THE GOOD MASTER. Scholastic/Puffin SOFTCOVER 1935, 1986. Ill. by Seredy. Newbery Honor Book 1936. Ambleside 4. SCM. CM Alveary. Very Good. $2.75.
Sidney, Margaret. FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AND HOW THEY GREW. Aladdin SOFTCOVER 2006. First published 1880. Ambleside 2. SCM. 1416916172 Fine. $3.50.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS, complete set of 9 in slipcase. Harper Trophy SOFTCOVER 1971. Blue covers with various colored letters. Very Good. $23.photo of the actual item
  

RAISING, EDUCATING CHILDREN / FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Dreher, Rod. THE BENEDICT OPTION, A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. Sentinel 2017. Hardcover with dust jacket. 0735213291. Brand-New. $8.
Macaulay, Susan Schaeffer. FOR THE CHILDREN’S SAKE, Foundations of Education for Home and School. Crossway Books 1984. SOFTCOVER. 089107290x. Like-New. $6.

OTHER NON-FICTION, ADULTS / YOUNG ADULTS
Yancey, Philip and Brand, Dr. Paul. THE GIFT OF PAIN, Why We Hurt and What We Can Do About It. Zondervan SOFTCOVER 1993, 1997. Looks at what pain is and why we need it. 0310221447. NOT ex-lib. Good. $2.75.

CHRISTMAS BOOKS
Graham, Ruth Bell. ONE WINTRY NIGHT. Thomas Nelson 1994, 2012. Hardcover with dust jacket. Beautiful full-page soft, luminous illustrations by Richard Jesse Watson. Takes readers on a journey through the grand story of the Bible as a young, injured mountain boy is comforted and helped in a mountain cabin. 1400321166. Brand-New. $5.


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