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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.

Polacco, Patricia. THE JUNKYARD WONDERS. Philomel 2010, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Polacco. Based on a real-life event from Polacco’s life, this story celebrates a great teacher and the wonder and potential of every child – even a special class of “Junkyard Kids,” who prove the real meaning of “genius.” 0399245383. Brand-New. $5.
Skorpen, Liesel Moak. WE WERE TIRED OF LIVING IN A HOUSE. Coward-McCann/Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club 1969. Comical illustrations by Doris Burn. Hilarious story of a four children who “packed a bag with sweaters and socks and scarves and mittens and woolen caps” and moved to a tree, and from there to a pond, etc. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $15.

Adler, David A. A PICTURE BOOK OF AMELIA EARHART. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 2001. Fine. $2.75.
d’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar. LEIF THE LUCKY. University of Minnesota Press 1941, 2014. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color stone lithographs. Folio. Ambleside 2. CM Alveary. Truthquest Middle Ages grades K-3. 0816695458. Brand-New. $14.
Leaf, Munro. BRUSHING YOUR TEETH CAN BE FUN And Lots of Other Good Ideas for How to Grow Up Healthy, Strong, and Smart. Universe Publishing 2008. Hardcover. Originally published in 1943 as Health Can Be Fun. Flowing, light text and humorous stick figure characters encourage kids to embrace responsibility for keeping themselves clean and healthy. 0789315947. Brand-New. $5.
Spier, Peter, illustrator. THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER. Doubleday 1974, 2013. Hardcover with dust jacket. These intricately detailed Spier illustrations can occupy a child for hours. Complete lyrics, musical notation, a reproduction of Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript, historical images, and the history of how “The Star-Spangled Banner” came to be written will inspire readers of all ages. Folio-size.  0385376189. Brand-New. $12.3
Stanley, Diane & Vennema, Peter. BARD OF AVON, The Story of William Shakespeare. Morrow Junior Books 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Stanley. Ambleside 3. 0688091083. Brand-New. $8.
Sutcliffe, Jane. WILL’S WORDS, How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk. Charlesbridge 2016, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. John Shelley. Focusing on the now-commonplace words and phrases that Shakespeare introduced into the English language, Sutcliffe describes the inner workings of the Globe Theatre and the Bard’s genius. Shakespeare’s words with Sutcliffe’s lively prose explain their meanings (both original and contemporary), and cite their usage in the poet’s plays. Included are historical facts about Elizabethan London. Fascinating! 1580896383. Brand-New. $8.

Loof, Jan. WHO’S GOT THE APPLE? Random House SOFTCOVER 1975. Random House Pictureback. Translated by Ole Risom and Linda Hayward. A series of crazy accidents and coincidences start when a man places a plastic green apple on his windowsill to ripen in the sun. This hilarious story is sure to bring chuckles. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item

Browning, Elizabeth and Robert. LOVE POEMS. Barnes & Noble 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket. 268 pp. Ambleside 10. 1566196884. Brand-New. $4.

Brandt, Keith. PAUL REVERE, SON OF LIBERTY. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 2007. Ill. Frances Livingston. 50 pp. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 1-4. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $2.75.
Davidson, Margaret. LOUIS BRAILLE, THE BOY WHO INVENTED BOOKS FOR THE BLIND. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1971. 80 pp. Like-New. $2.75.
Ekker, Ernest. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, A Musical Picture Book with CD. North-South Books 2006, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by Doris Eisenburger. A picture book for the whole family with CD to hear how Mozart’s life influenced his music - and his music influenced his life. Unpaged. Like-New. $8.
Harness, Cheryl. THOMAS JEFFERSON. National Geographic SOFTCOVER 2004. Ill. by the author. 42 pp. plus timeline. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 3-6. 0792264967. Fine, previous owner’s name. $3.
MacLeod, Elizabeth. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, AN INVENTIVE LIFE. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1999. 32 pages of photos, drawings and fascinating facts about Bell and his work. 0439130468. Like-New. $3.
Mitchell, Barbara. SHOES FOR EVERYONE, A Story About Jan Matzeliger. Carolrhoda 1986. Hardcover. Biography of a Surinamese man who overcame hardship and prejudice to invent a shoe-lasting machine that revolutionized the show industry in the late nineteenth century. NOT ex-lib. Good. $ of the actual item

Frank, Anne. ANNE FRANK, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL. The Definitive Edition. Doubleday Anchor Books SOFTCOVER 1995. Photos. Includes diary entries omitted from the original edition. 0385480334. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $4.

ten Boom, Corrie with Sherrill, John and Elizabeth. THE HIDING PLACE. A Chosen Book SOFTCOVER 1971. Ambleside 11. Very Good. $ of the actual item

If You Series. IF YOU WERE AT. . .THE FIRST THANKSGIVING, by Anne Kamma. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 2001. Fine. $3.

Hamilton, Alexander; Jay, John; Madison, James. THE FEDERALIST, From the Original Text. The Modern Library 1937. Hardcover with dust jacket. A commentary on the Constitution of the United States, being a collection of essays written in support of the constitution agreed upon September 17, 1787, by the Federal Convention. 622 pp. Ambleside 9. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $ of the actual item

Laws, John Muir. THE LAWS GUIDE TO NATURE DRAWING AND JOURNALING. Heyday 2016. SOFTCOVER. CM Alveary. Brand-New. 1597143154. $24.

Christian Liberty. CHRISTIAN LIBERTY NATURE READER BOOK 5. CLP SOFTCOVER 2002. Ambleside 5. SCM. 1930092555. Fine. $4.
Ham, Ken. DINOSAURS OF EDEN, Tracing the Mystery Through History. Master Books 2001, 2007. Hardcover. Ill. Earl & Bonnie Snellenberger. Readers will take a thrilling ride back to the Garden of Eden and to the real world inhabited by dinosaurs. 0890513406. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $5.
Merriam-Webster. THE NEW MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY. Merriam-Webster SOFTCOVER 1989. 892 pp. Mass market paperback. 0877799008. Fine. $3.
Selsam, Millicnet E. HOW TO BE A NATURE DETECTIVE. Let’s Read and Find Out Science, Stage 1. Harper-Collins 1958, 1995. Hardcover. Ill. Marlene Hill Donnelly. Living Science. 0060234474. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $6.
Northwood Press. FUN WITH NATURE, TAKE-ALONG GUIDE. Minnetonka, MN: Northwood Press 1999. Hardcover. Includes “Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies,” by Mel Boring; “Frogs, Toads and Turtles,” by Diane Burns; “Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks,” by Mel Boring; “Snakes, Salamanders and Lizards,” by Diane Burns; “Tracks, Scats and Signs,” by Leslie Dendy; “Trees, Leaves and Bark,” by Diane L. Burns. Color illustrations by Linda Garrow. 288 pages with blank pages for notes. Living Science. 1559717025. Good, wear to corners. Previous owner’s name. $5.

Anderson, C. W. BLAZE AND THUNDERBOLT. Macmillan 1955, 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket. NOT ex-lib. Book Fine; dust jacket clean with edge tears but nice in new protective cover. Rare in this condition! $ of the actual item

Rylant, Cynthia. HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE BIG SLEEPOVER. Simon & Schuster 2006, first edition. Hardcover. Ill. Sucie Stevenson. Ambleside 0. 0689811713. Ex-lib. Book Very Good. $3.
Rylant, Cynthia. ANNIE AND SNOWBALL AND THE DRESS-UP BIRTHDAY. Simon & Schuster 2007, first edition. Ill. Sucie Stevenson. Ex-lib. Very Good. $3.

Immigrants’ Chronicles. THE JOURNEY OF EMILIE FROM GERMANY TO AMERICA, by Marcia Hoehne. Chariot Victor Publishing SOFTCOVER 1999. Based on the true journey of an immigrant family. 078143081x. Like-New. $3.
St. John, Patricia. STAR OF LIGHT. MoodyPress SOFTCOVER 1953. Very Good. $3.
Sisters in Time. RACHEL AND THE RIOT, The Labor Movement Divides a Family1889. By Susan Martins Miller. Barbour 2004. 1593103557. Near-Fine. $3.

Alcott, Louisa May. AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL. Little, Brown 1870, 1911. Illustrated. Green silk cloth over boards with attractive gilt and black lettering and decoration. Nice, creamy pages. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item
Alcott, Louisa May. EIGHT COUSINS. Little, Brown 1874, 1910. Illustrated. Green silk cloth over boards with attractive gilt and black lettering and decoration. Nice, creamy pages. SCM. OT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item
Alcott, Louisa May. JO’S BOYS, A Sequel to Little Men. Little, Brown 1886, 1912. Illustrated. Brown silk cloth over boards with attractive gilt and black lettering and decoration. Nice, creamy pages. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item
Alcott, Louisa May. UNDER THE LILACS. Little, Brown 1877, 1910. Illustrated. Green silk cloth over boards with attractive gilt and black lettering and decoration. Nice, creamy pages. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item
Atwater, Richard and Florence. MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS. Little, Brown 1938, 49TH printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Robert Lawson. Newbery Honor Book 1939. Ambleside 2. SCM. Sonlight. 0316058424. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good+. $ of the actual item
Austen, Jane. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Modern Library 1995. Hardcover with dust jacket. CM Alveary. Ambleside 9. SCM. 0679601686. Brand-New. $6.
Childrens Classics. A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES, by Charles Dickens. Children’s Classics 1987. Complete and unabridged. Out-of-print hardcover. 8 color plates by Arthur Rackham. Pictorial cover with bonded leather spine stamped in gold and acid-free paper that will enable this series to be passed from one generation to the next. 7 1/2” x 9 3/4”. Ill. endpapers. Ambleside 5. Very Good, previous owner’s name; small ding to bottom of front cover. $7.50.
de Angeli, Marguerite. THE LION IN THE BOX. Doubleday 1975, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by de Angeli. Warm story of a valiant little fatherless family who shared all of the household chores, family problems, and pure, old-fashioned love. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good with previous owner’s name; dust jacket has edge wear. $ of the actual item
Goldsmith, Oliver. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD. The Heritage Press Illustrated Bookshelf 1939. Hardcover with dust jacket in slipcase. Softly tinted full-page illustrations and line drawings by John Austen. Book Fine; slipcase has light wear and soil. Ambleside 9. $ of the actual item
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. GREEK MYTHS, A WONDER BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Barnes & Noble 2012, first published 1851. Beautiful decorative hardcover. Nineteen color plates by Walter Crane. First published with these illustrations in 1892. Ambleside 2. 1435142837. Brand-New. $8.50.
St. James, Renwick. A SHAKESPEARE SKETCHBOOK. Greenwich Workshop Press 2001, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Artwork by James C. Christensen. The Bard and more than 65 of his dramatis personae all take bows in this unique visual tribute to Shakespeare. Accompanying text has notes on the language, the myths, the murders and the eternal universality of the stories. 112 pp. 0867130598. Brand-New. $5.
The Three Investigators. ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE THREE INVESTIGATORS IN THE MYSTERY OF THE SINGING SERPENT, by M. V. Carey, based on characters created by Robert Arthur. Random House 1972, first edition. Pictorial hardcover. #17 in series. Back cover lists only to #16. NOT ex-lib. Near-Fine. $14.
White, E. B. CHARLOTTE’S WEB. HarperCollins 1952, 1980. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Garth Williams. Modern classic that has been charming children for decades, with thoroughly enjoyable language and overall literary quality. CM Alveary. Ambleside 1. SCM. Sonlight B, C. 0060263857. NOT ex-lib. Like-New. $5.

Bulla, Clyde Robert. SQUANTO FRIEND OF THE PILGRIMS. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1954, 1982. Ill. Peter Burchard. Sonlight D. Ambleside 1, 2. Brand-New. $3.
Lenski, Lois. INDIAN CAPTIVE, THE STORY OF MARY JEMISON. Harper Trophy SOFTCOVER 1941, 1995. Ill. Lois Lenski. Newbery Honor 1942. CM Alveary 2a-3. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 4-12. Sonlight 100. 0064461629. Brand-New. $3..
Meigs, Cornelia. SWIFT RIVERS. Walker & Co. SOFTCOVER 1932, 1994. Newbery Honor Book 1933. After being barred from his family homestead, 18-year-old Chris harvests the timber on his grandfather’s Minnesota land and drives the logs down the Mississippi to the markets in St. Louis. Sonlight D. 080274199. Brand-New. $3.50.
Richardson, Arleta. MORE STORIES FROM GRANDMA’S ATTIC. Chariot Victor SOFTCOVER 1979, 1994. Sonlight Grade 4 Readers. 0781400864. Brand-New. $3.50.

Brooks, Walter R. FREDDY THE PILOT. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1952, 2001. Ill. Kurt Wiese. 0142300446. Fine, small scuff mark on cover. $3.50.
Carroll, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS. Barnes & Noble Classics SOFTCOVER 2004, first published 1865 and 1871. CM Alveary. Ambleside 3. 1593080158. Like-New. $3.

Andreola, Karen. BEAUTIFUL GIRLHOOD. Great Expectations Books 1993. SOFTCOVER. Like-New. $5.

George, William T. WINTER AT LONG POND. Trumpet Club SOFTCOVER 1992. Ill. Lindsay Barrett George. A young boy and his father have an adventure through the forest in search of a Christmas tree, learning a lot of nature facts while on their journey. Living Science. 0440831105. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $2.75.

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