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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
Andersen, Hans Christian. THUMBELINA, Translated by R. P. Keigwin. Charles Scribner’s 1961. Hardcover. Sweet illustrations by Adrienne Adams.First published in Denmark. A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and has many adventures and makes many animal friends. The soft, magnificent illustrations are so suitable to Andersen’s sweet story. Ambleside 2. Ex-lib. with no marks on dust jacket; stamps on endpapers. Small ½” tear along spine gutter. $5.photo of the actual item
     
Ipcar, Dahlov. ONE HORSE FARM. Doubleday & Co. 1950. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. by Ipcar. Delightful story set on an American farm in the early 1900’s, with fascinating details about life in that era. Betty is a big work horse that plows, harvests, pulls the sleigh to harvest ice in the pond, brings home the cows at the end of the day, and more. When she gets old and tired and is replaced by a shiny new tractor, she is allowed to spend her days frolicking in the pasture. Love this one! NOT ex-lib. Very Good. Two pages have small edge tears repaired with non-cellophane, professional book repair tape. $10.photo of the actual item
     
Lindgren, Astrid. THE RED BIRD. Arthur A. Levine 2005, first Am. edition. First published in Sweden in 1959. Hardcover. Ill. Marit Tornqvist. Two orphaned children are taken in by a farmer who provides a dismal existence, feeding them little and working them hard. They follow a little red bird through the snow to a gate leading to a beautiful garden but they must return to the farmer. The surprising ending will leave you pleased and smiling. 0439627966. Brand-New. $6.50.
Ness, Evaline. SAM, BANGS & MOONSHINE. Holt, Rinehart & Winston/Weekly Reader Children’s Bok Club 1966. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. by the author. Imaginative and humorous story that creatively emphasizes the importance of the difference between “moonshine” and reality in a child’s life. Near-Fine. Very Good. $5.photo of the actual item
 
Scarry, Richard. CARS AND TRUCKS AND THINGS THAT GO. A Golden Book 1974, 2004. Large Golden hardcover. Unabridged. 0307157857. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $7.50.
Yolen, Jane. ALL THOSE SECRETS OF THE WORLD. Little Brown 1991, first edition..Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Leslie Baker. FIAR. 0316968919. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine with previous owner’s name. $18.

PICTURE-BOOK BIOGRAPHY
Kamkwamba, William and Mealer, Bryan. THE BOY WHO HARNASSED THE WIND. Dial Books 2012. Hardcover. Ill. Elizabeth Zunon. This is the picture book story for young children of a young man in Africa who used the resources he had – library books and what he could find in the scrap yard – to build a windmill and bring water and hope to his family and community. Amazing story! 0803735111. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $6.
Kroll, Steven. LEWIS AND CLARK, Explorers of the American West. Holiday House SOFTCOVER 1994. Ill. Richard Williams. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 2-5. 0823412733. Like-New. $3.50.

SOFTCOVER CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
Carlstrom, Nancy White. JESSE BEAR, WHAT WILL YOU WEAR? Aladdin SOFTCOVER 1986. Fiar. 068980623X. Very Good. $3.

POETRY FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE
Browning, Robert. THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. Derrydale Books 193. Ill. Kate Greenaway. Hardcover. Ambleside 2. 0517093472. Like-New. $8.
Hall, Donald. THE OXFORD BOOK OF CHILDREN’S VERSE IN AMERICA, Chosen and Edited by Donald Hall. Oxford University Press 1985. Hardcover with dust jacket. 319 pages including notes about the writers, index of authors and index of first lines and titles. 0195035399. Book and dust jacket Like-New. $5.
Poetry for Young People. ANIMAL POEMS, Edited by John Hollander. Sterling Publishing 2004. Hardcover. “The Tiger,” William Blake; “The Owl and the Pussy-cat,” Edward Lear; “The Elephant,” Hilaire Belloc; “To a Butterfly,” William Wordsworth; “The Eagle,” Alfred Lord Tennyson, many other favorites. 1402709269. Near-Fine, previous owner’s name. $6.
Poetry for Young People. EDGAR ALLAN POE. Edited by Brod Bagert. Sterling 1995. Heavy softcover. Ill. Carolynn Cobleigh. 1402764235 . Brand-New. $4.

BIOGRAPHIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULTS
A Beka Book. A BIOGRAPHY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, The Piioneer President, by William M. Thayer. Sons of Liberty Series. Originally published 1882. Fine. $5.photo of the actual item
 

CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHIES
Daughters of the Faith. THE TINKER’S DAUGHTER, A Story Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan, by Wendy Lawton. Moody Press SOFTCOVER 2002. 0802440991. Like-New. $3.50.
Elliot, Elisabeth. THROUGH GATES OF SPLENDOR. Crossings Classic 1956, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket. Numerous photos. Amazing and heart-breaking story of Jim Elliot and the other martyred missionaries called by God to go to the Auca Indians in 1956. 1568651821. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $8.

LIVING SCIENCE / NATURE, OTHER NON-FICTION
Christenson, Larry. THE WONDERFUL WAY THAT BABIES ARE MADE. Bethany House 1982. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Dwight Walles. The miracle of human reproduction from a Christian perspective – a book especially written to “grow” with your child. 0871236273. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $4.50.
George, Jean Craighead. DEAR REBECCA, WINTER IS HERE. HarperCollins 1993, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Rich, vibrant illustrations by Loretta Krupinski. In a simple, poetic letter a grandmother writes to her granddaughter. Living Science. 0060211393. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good, previous owner’s name. $4.
Lindbergh, Reeve. NORTH COUNTRY SPRING. Houghton Mifflin 1997, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Paintings by Lliz Sivertson. The running of the rivers, the wild geese returning, the peepers singing – all the things that make up spring described in poetic verse and spirited paintings. Informative and delightful! Living Science. 0395828198. NOT ex-lib. Like-New. $4.

BIBLES, BIBLE STORIES / SCRIPTURE-BASED STORIES / DEVOTIONALS
Egermeier, Elsie. EGERMEIER’S BIBLE STORY BOOK. Warner Press SOFTCOVER 2007. 312 stories from old and new testaments. 122 full-color, full-page illustrations by Clive Uptton. Questions and answers for Bible quizzes, helpful Bible information, Bible history and facts. 1593173369. Near-Fine. $6.

CHRISTIAN, INSPIRATIONAL FICTION FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULTS
Dekker, Ted. CHOSEN, The Lost Books #1. Thomas Nelson 2007. Hardcover. A Dekker Fantasy. 1595543597 . Like-New. $3.50.
Elliot, Elisabeth. NO GRAVEN IMAGE, A novel of a young American missionary in the high Andes that relates how her faith was tested by circumstances and tragedy. Harper & Row 1966, stated first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book and dust jacket Like-New. $10.photo of the actual item
 
Kauffman, Christmas Carol. FOR ONE MOMENT. Moody Press 1960, 1964. Mass market paperback. Fine. $3.50.
Lamplighter Publishing. BOYS OF GRIT WHO NEVER GAVE UP, 1761-1931, by Elsie E. Egermeier. Lamplighter Publishing 2014, first published 1931. Hardcover with decorative binding. 1584741058. Good. One page has three lines underlined. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Lewis, C. S. THE SILVER CHAIR. Chroniclies of Narnia Book 6. HarperCollins 1953, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Pauline Baynes. Ambleside 4. SCM. CM Alveary. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Like-New. $6.photo of the actual item
 
Lewis, C. S. THE LAST BATTLE. Chroniclies of Narnia Book 7. HarperCollins 1956, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Pauline Baynes. Ambleside 4. SCM. CM Alveary. NOT ex-lib. Book Like-New; dust jacket has edge wear, small tears. $5.photo of the actual item
 

CHILDREN’S/TEENS’ HISTORICAL FICTION
Ray, Mary. BEYOND THE DESERT GATE. Bethlehem Books SOFTCOVER 2001, first published 1977. Sequel to The Ides of April. Palestine A.D. 70. Truthquest Ancient Rome grades 7-12. 188393754X. Good. $4.50.
Speare, Elizabeth George. THE BRONZE BOW. Houghton Mifflin 1961, 1989. Hardcover with dust jacket. This edition rare in this condition! Newbery Medal 1962. Ambleside 6. SCM. Truthquest Ancient Rome grades 3-12. Like-New with two spots on spine edge. $12.photo of the actual item
  

CHILDREN’S, TEENS’ FICTION / LITERATURE
Barrie, J. M. PETER PAN. Bantam Books 1911, 1981. Oversize softcover. Ill. in color and b/w by Trina Schart Hyman. A special edition. Ambleside 1. SCM. 0553013564. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $5.
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 and dust jacket have light wear to two corners. $7.50.photo of the actual item
  
Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION. Random House 1941. Hardcover with dust jacket. #1 in series. Ill. Keith Ward. 34th printing. NOT ex-lib. Book Mint; dust jacket Good with a 1½” tear. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS. Random House 1945. Hardcover with dust jacket. #2 in series. Ill. Harold Eldridge. NOT ex-lib. Book Mint; dust jacket Good- with a 1” tear and tape mark. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Farley, Walter. SON OF THE BLACK STALLION. Random House 1947. Hardcover with dust jacket. #3 in series. Ill. Milton Menasco. NOT ex-lib. Book Mint; dust jacket Very Good with touch of edge wear. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Farley, Walter. THE ISLAND STALLION. Random House 1948. Hardcover with dust jacket. #4 in Black Stallion series. Ill. Keith Ward. 14th printing. NOT ex-lib. Book Mint; dust jacket has two ¾” tears and some edge wear. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION AND SATAN. Random House 1949. 11th printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. #5 in series. Ill. Milton Menasco. NOT ex-lib. Book Mint; dust jacket Very Good. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Farley, Walter. THE BLOOD BAY COLT. Random House 1950. 7th printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. #6 in Black Stallion series. Ill. Milton Menasco. NOT ex-lib. Book Mint; dust jacket Very Good with touch of wear at spine. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Henry, Marguerite. KING OF THE WIND, The Story of the Godolphin Arabian. Rand McNally 1948, 1976, later printing. Pictorial hardcover, no dust jacket. Ill. Wesley Dennis. Newbery Medal 1949. Sonlight F. Ambleside 3. SCM. Heart of Dakota. Ex-lib. A little wear to corners. Good+. $6.photo of the actual item
 
Lee, Harper. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. J. B. Lippincott 1960, BCE. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 11. Book Very Good with a water mark at top of closed pages; dust jacket has four 1” tears but is nice in new protective cover. $10.photo of the actual item
 
Lee, Harper. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Harper Collins 1960, 1995. Thirty-fifth Anniversary Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 11. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. 006017322x. $8.
London, Jack. WHITE FANG. Templar 2008, first edition thus. First published in 1905. Hardcover with dust jacket. 20 beautiful color plates and b/w drawings by Helen Ward. With strikingly descriptive language, London tells this brutally honest tale of a wolf-cub’s initiation into the world and his battle for survival against nature and humankind. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Like-New. $7.50.photo of the actual item
     
Paton, Alan. CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY. Charles Scribner’s 1948, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 1. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $6.50.
Shakespeare, William. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Dover Publications SOFTCOVER 2003. A republication of the work originally pubished in 1908. Complete text of play with 40 full-color and numerous b/w illustrations. NOT ex-lib. Very Good, crease to front cover and small indentation that does not go through the paper. $5.photo of the actual item
     
Silverstein, Shel. A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC. HarperCollins 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket. Funny, funny poems and drawings by Silverstein. 0060256737. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $5.
Steinbeck, John. THE GRAPES OF WRATH. The Viking Press 1939, BCE. Hardcover with dust jacket. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Wargin, Kathy-jo. MINN FROM MINNESOTA. Mitten Press 2006, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Minnesota author. Ill. Karen Busch Holmam. When a white-footed mouse is snatched from a Northwoods cabin she shares with an animal rescuer, she endures many dangerous adventures throughout the state of Minnesota as she tries to find her way back home.1587263041. Like-New. $5.
Webster, Jean. DADDY-LONG-LEGS. Everyman’s Library Children’s Classics 1993, first published 1912. Hardcover, green cloth over boards. Ill. by the author. 0679423125. NOT ex-lib. Near-Fine, previous owner’s name and notation about the book (“A delightful tale of redemption”). $7.50.

ANTIQUE, SIGNED, RARE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS
Carlson, Natalie Savage. A BROTHER FOR THE ORPHELINES. Harper & Row 1959. Ill. Garth Williams. The orphelines, orphans in a French orphanage, find a baby boy on their doorstep. The question is, how are twenty fond foster sisters going to manage to keep their new brother? Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good. $8.photo of the actual item
 

AMBLESIDE/SCM SOFTCOVERS
Butterworth, Oliver. THE ENORMOUS EGG. Scholastic 1956, 1993. Oversize SOFTCOVER. Ill. Louis Darling. Ambleside 2. Brand-New. $5.
Cather, Willa. THE SONG OF THE LARK. Houghton Mifflin SOFTCOVER 1915, 1988. 0395345308. Like-New. $3.50.
Colum, Oadrauc, THE STORY OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE (Previously The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles). Dover SOFTCOVER 2005, unabridged republication. Truthquest Ancient Greece grades 6-12. 0486443663. $3.50.
DeJong, Meindert. THE WHEEL ON THE SCHOOL. HarperTrophy SOFTCOVER 1954, 1972. Newbery Medal 1955. Ambleside 3. SCM. 0064400212. Good. $3.50.
Fitzgerald, John D. ME AND MY LITTLE BRAIN. Dell Yearling SOFTCOVER 19971, 1972. Near-Fine. $3.50.photo of the actual item
 
Gray, Elizabeth Janet. ADAM OF THE ROAD. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1942, 1987. Newbery Medal 1943. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 5-12. SCM. 014032464X. Very Good. $3.
Henry, Marguerite. STORMY, MISTY’S FOAL. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1963. Very Good, previous owner’s name and inscription. $2.75.
Jacques, Brian. MOSSFLOWER. Ace Books 1988, 1998. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 0441005764. Very Good. $3.
Jacques, Brian. MATTIMEO. Ace Books 1989, 1999. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 0441006108. Very Good. $3.
Jacques, Brian. SALAMANDASTRON. Ace Books 1992, 1994. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 0441000312. Very Good. $3.
Jacques, Brian. MARTIN THE WARRIOR. Ace Books 1993, 1995. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 0441001866. Repaired tear in back cover. $2.50.
Jacques, Brian. PEARLS OF LUTRA. Ace Books 1994, 1999. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 044100508X. Like-New. $3.
Jacques, Brian. THE LONG PATROL. Ace Books 1997, 1999. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 0441005993. Like-New. $3.
Jacques, Brian. THE LEGEND OF LUKE. Ace Books 1999, 2001. Mass market paperback. CM Alveary. 0441007732. Very Good. $3.
Lawson, Robert. MR. REVERE AND I, Being an Account of Certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere, Exq., as Revealed by His Horse. CM Alveary. 0316517291. Fine. $4.
Montgomery, L. M. THE STORY GIRL. Signet 1991. Mass market paperback. 0451525329. Very Good. $3.50.
Nesbit, E. THE MAGIC CITY. Great Britain: Jane Nissen Books SOFTCOVER 1910, 1999. Ill. H. R. Millar. 1903252377. Brand-New. $4.
Potok, Chaim. THE CHOSEN. Ballantine Books 1967, 2003. Trade softcover. Ambleside 11. 0449911543. Like-New. $4.50.
Reit, Seymour. GUNS FOR GENERAL WASHINGTON. Harcourt Brace & Co. SOFTCOVER 1990. CM Alveary. 015326952. Like-New. $4.50.
Scott, Sir Walter. ROB ROY. Wordsworth Classics SOFTCOVER 1995. Set in the north of England and Scotland in the years before, during and after the first Jacobite rising of 1715. Rob Roy is a chieftain of the Clan MacGregor who is forced to become an outlaw for his alleged espousal of the Jacobite cause. Ambleside 6. 1853262536. Very Good+. $5.
Wangerin, Walter, Jr. THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW. Harper & Row SOFTCOVER 1978, 1989. Ambleside 11. 0062509373. Fine. $4.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. THE LITTLE HOUSE GUIDEBOOK. HarperTrophy SOFTCOVER 1996, 2002. Newly updated edition. Dozens of photographs of the places where Wilder lived as well as maps and Garth Williams’ illustrations from the Little House books. 0064461777. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $4.

OTHER SOFTCOVERS
Brink, Carol Ryrie. MAGICAL MELONS, More stories about Caddie Woodlawn. Collier Books 1939, 172. Fair. Pencil marks on endpapers mostly erased. $3.
Robertson, Keith. HENRY REED, INC. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1958, 1989. Ill. Robert McCloskey. Good. $2.75.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. SCHOOL DAYS, A Little House Chapter Book. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1997. Adapted from The Long Winter and On the Banks of Plum Creek. Ill. Renee Graef. Brand-New. $2.75.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. THE ADVENTURES OF LAURA & JACK, A Little House Chapter Book. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1998. Adapted from Little House in the Big Woods. Ill. Renee Graef. Like-New. $2.75.photo of the actual item
 
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. PIONEER SISTERS, A Little House Chapter Book. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1997. Adapted from Little House on the Prairie; Little House in the Big Woods and The Long Winter. Ill. Renee Graef. Brand-New. $2.75.

FICTION / LITERATURE - YOUNG ADULTS / PARENTS
Karon, Jan. IN THIS MOUNTAIN. Viking 2002, BCE. Hardcover with dust jacket. #7 in Mitford series. Book and dust jacket Fine. $4.
Karon, Jan. LIGHT FROM HEAVEN. Viking 2005, BCE. Hardcover with dust jacket. #9 in Mitford series. Book and dust jacket Like-New. $4.

BIOGRAPHIES / MEMOIRS - YOUNG ADULTS / PARENTS
Bjorn, Thyra Ferre. PAPA’S DAUGHTER Flemingn H. Revell 1958. Mass market paperback. Good. $3.
Elliiot, Elisabeth. A CHANCE TO DIE, The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael. Fleming H. Revell 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket. Elisabeth Elliot brings “Amma” to life, providing a compelling, unforgettable story that will provoke you to examine the depths of your own commitment to Christ. Excellent read! 0800715357. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $6.

RAISING, EDUCATING CHILDREN / FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Nagel, Stina. LITTLE BOYS. C. R. Gibson 1965. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by Nagel. Adorable ill. by Nagel. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $4.50.photo of the actual item
    

C. S. LEWIS
Lewis, C. S. A GRIEF OBSERVED. Bantam Books 1961, 1976. 0553274864. Very Good. $3.

CHRISTMAS BOOKS
Alcott, Louisa May. THE QUIET LITTLE WOMAN, A Christmas Story. Honor Books 1999. Hardcover with dust jacket. Three Enchanting Christmas Stories. 1562926160. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $4.
Iguchi, Bunshu. THE SHEPHERD BOY’S CHRISTMAS. Judson Press 1978. Original edition published in Japan in 1976, translated by Peggy Blakeley. Church card pocket in front of book, no other marks. Very Good. $8.photo of the actual item
   
Moncure, Jane Belk. JENNIE AND THE BLACK STOCKINGS. Dandelion House 1984. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. Lydia Halverson. Ex-lib. Very Good. $5.photo of the actual item
 


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