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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.

Aesop. THE CLASSIC TREASURY OF AESOP’S FABLES, Illustrated by Don Daily. RP Kids Classics 1999. Hardcover with dust jacket. Heart of Dakota. 0762428767. Brand-New. $7.50.
Flack, Marjorie.  THE STORY ABOUT PING. Viking 1933. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. Kurt Wiese. FIAR. Ambleside 0. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $4.50.
Herriot, James. SMUDGE, THE LITTLE LOST LAMB. St. Martin’s Press 1991. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Ruth Brown. 0312064047. Brand-New. $4.50.
Herriot, James. JAMES HERRIOT’S TREASURY FOR CHILDREN, Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of Every Living Thing. St. Martin’s Press 1992. Hardcover with dust jacket. Includes all of Herriot’s children’s books: Moses the Kitten; Only One Woof; The Christmas Day Kitten; Bonny’s Big Day; Blossom Comes Home; The Market Square Dog; Oscar, Cat -About-Town; Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb, with original illustrations by Ruth Brown and Peter Barrett. Ambleside 1. 0312085125. Book and dust jacket Fine. $8.50.
Lindgren, Astrid. THE TOMTEN AND THE FOX. Coward-McCAnn 1966, 1967. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. Harald Wiberg. The tomten protects the little farm in Sweden as the family sleeps. Ex-lib. Good. $ of the actual item
Slobodkina, Esphyr. CAPS FOR SALE, A tale of a peddler, his monkeys and their monkey business. HarperCollins 1940, 1984. Hardcover. CM Alveary. FIAR. Good. $4.50.

Armstrong, Jennifer. AUDUBON, PAINTER OF BIRDS IN THE WILD FRONTIER. Harry N. Abrams 2003, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by Jos. A. Smith. The author used Audubon’s own journals to create a fascinating look at one of America’s most beloved artists. 0810942380. Book and dust jacket Fine. $7.50.
Brenner, Barbara. THE BOY WHO LOVED TO DRAW, Benjamin West. Houghton Mifflin 1999. Hardcover. CM Alveary. Brand-New. $ of the actual item
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Scenes from the Life of the World’s Greatest Writer. Great Britain: Frances Lincoln 2015, first edition. See in words and pictures how Will’s own life shaped his plays, with vivid graphic dramatisations of Henry V, Hamlet, MacBeth, Romeo & Juliet. 1847803458. New. $7.

Bouchard, David. IF YOU’RE NOT FROM THE PRAIRIE. Raincoast Books 1993. Hardcover with dust jacket. Prairie paintings by Henry Ripplinger. 1895714664. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good+. $5.

Bridges, Ruby. THROUGH MY EYES. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 2000. Story of the little African-American first grade girl who integrated the William Frantz school in New Orleans in 1960. Ex-school library. Very Good. $2.75.
Brown, Margaret. THE NOISY BOOK. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1939, 1995. Near-Fine, previous owner’s name blacked out. $2.75.
Cooney, Barbara, Illustrator. BASKET MOON, by Mary Lyn Ray. Scholastic/Little, Brown SOFTCOVER 2000. Fine. $3.
Polacco, Patricia. PINK AND SAY. Scholastic/Philomel SOFTCOVER 1994, 1995. Ill. by Polacco. Heart-rending story based on the Civil War experience of Polacco’s great-great grandfather and a very young black Union soldier. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 1-3. Brand-New. $3.
Spier, Peter. PETER SPIER’S CIRCUS! Doubleday SOFTCOVER 1992, 2010. Brief text and intricately detailed illustrations. 0440409357. Like-New with previous owner’s name deleted. $5.

Browning, Robert. THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. Everyman’s Library/Alfred A Knopf 1993, first published 1842. Hardcover. Ill. by Kate Greenaway. Ambleside 2. Beautiful, decorative binding. 0679428127. Brand-New. $6.
Fujikawa, Gyo, illustrator. A CHILD’S BOOK OF POEMS. Grosset & Dunlap 1969, 1982. Pictorial hardcover. The writers in this charming anthology of 200 poems are among literature’s most beloved: Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Eugene Field, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Longfellow, etc. Little children cannot help but fall in love with poetry with the fun selections and the magnificent artwork in this anthology. Ambleside 1. NOT ex-lib. Very Good with touch of wear to spine ends. $8.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. HIAWATHA, Illustrated by Susan Jeffers. Dial Books 1983. Enthralling illustrations illuminate some of the poem’s most lyrical verses depicting Hiawatha’s boyhood. Folio-size, more than 12”. Ambleside 0. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item
Lowell, James Russell. THE COURTIN’. Houghton Mifflin 1909. Hardcover. Numerous color illustrations and decorations by Arthur I. Keller. Beautiful binding with green cloth over boards and gilt lettering. Includes copy of poet’s original manuscript of the poems. Bery Good. $10.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES, Compiled by Cooper Edens. A Classic Illustrated Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue Lantern/Chronicle Books 1989. Lavishly illustrations by Victorian artists Jessie Willcox Smith, Millicent Sowerby, Clara Burd, Charles Robinson, Margaret Tarrant, many others. Ambleside 0. 0877016089. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $6.
Tennyson, Alfred Lord. THE LADY OF SHALOTT. KCP Poetry 2005. Hardcover. Color illustrations by Genevieve Cote. Ambleside 4. 1553378741. Very Good. $4.

Discovery Biography. FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Young Freedom Fighter, by Lillie Patterson. Chelsea Juniors 1991, first published 1965 by Garrard. Pictorial hardcover. 0791901410x. Ex-lib. Good, corners worn. $5.
Ransom, Candice F. LISTENING TO CRICKETS, A Story About Rachel Carson. Carolrhoda Books 1990. Hardcover. Ill. Shelly O. Haas. 08796147279. Very Good, one library stamp. $4.50.
Venezia, Mike. MONET. Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists. Children’s Press 1993. SOFTCOVER. 0516422766. Fine. $3.50.

Kostyal, K. M. TRIAL BY ICE, A Photobiography of Sir Ernest Shackleton. National Geographic 1997. Hardcover with dust jacket. 0792273931. Ex-lib. Very Good. $4.
Moody, Ralph. LITTLE BRITCHES, Father and I Were Ranchers. University of Nebraska Press SOFTCOVER 1950, 1991. Ambleside 4. 0803281781. Very Good, cover creased. $8.

Moody, William R. THE LIFE OF D. L. MOODY BY HIS SON. Fleming H. Revell 1900, first edition. Hardcover. Ill. with photos. 590 pp. Gray/green cloth overboards with gilt decoration and lettering. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $ of the actual item

If You Series. IF YOU LIVED AT THE TIME OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by Kay Moore. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1997. Truthquest Age of Revolution I. Fine, previous owner’s name. $3.50.
If You Series. IF YOU TRAVELED ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Ellen Levine. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1988, 1992. Truthquest Age of Revolution II. Very Good, previous owner’s name. $3.

Fradin, Judith and Dennis. 5,000 MILES TO FREEDOM, Ellen and William Craft’s Flight from Slavery. National Geographic 2006. Hardcover with dust jacket. The amazing story of an African-American couple who fled to Boston and then to England to escape their life of bondage. Illustrated with photos and period prints. 079252788525. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $4.
Freedman, Russell. FREEDOM WALKERS, The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Holiday House 2006, 2013. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. with photos. Freedman’s riveting non-fiction for children has insightful narrative coupled with careful selection of photographs and a deep understanding of his subject matter. Children’s author with multiple awards. Heart of Dakota. 0823421953. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $3.50.
Landmark Series. ETHAN ALLEN AND THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS, by Slater Brown. Random House 1956. Pictorial hardcover. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 3-8. Ex-lib. Fair. $ of the actual item
Landmark Series. THE BUILDING OF THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, by Adele Nathan. Random House/Spencer Press 1950. Truthquest grades 3-8. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $8.
Landmark Series. REMEMBER THE ALAMO! By Robert Penn Warren. Random House 1958, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 3-8. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $10.

Landmark (World). ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES OF MARCO POLO, by Richard J. Walsh. Random House 1953. Hardcover with dust jacket. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 3-8. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket tattered but in new protective cover. $12.
Lansing, Alfred. ENDURANCE, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. McGraw Hill 1959, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. with photos. A true-life thriller! Ambleside Geography 11. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item
Macaulay, David. CASTLE. Houghton Mifflin 1977. SOFTCOVER. Ill. Macaulay. Folio, more than 12”. SCM. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 4-12. 0395329205. School stamps. Very Good. $5.
Marshall, H. E. OUR ISLAND STORY, A History of Britain for Boys and Girls. Galore Park/Civitas 2005, text of 1905 edition. 30 color ill. by A. S. Forrest. Ambleside 1-5. SCM. 1902984749. Brand-New. $14.

Aliki. MY FIVE SENSES. Let’s Read and Find Out Science, Level 1. Harper SOFTCOVER 1969, 2015. Living Sciences. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $3.
Arnosky, Jim. WILD WORLD. Sterling 2008, 2014. Hardcover with dust jacket. Compilation of three books: Wild Tracks; Slither and Crawl; Thunder Birds. Hundreds of detailed illustrations of critters to marvel at. Giant fold-out pages show life-size illustrations of animal tracks, incredible reptiles, and magnificent birds. 96 pages. 1454913444. Large, beautiful book! Brand-New. $10.
DuPuy, William Atherton. OUR INSECT FRIENDS AND FOES. John C. Winston 1925. Hardcover. Illustrated. The preface states, “This book is. . .a travelog of insect land. Its purpose is not to set forth information in an impressive manner, but simple facts in such a way that the story of them will be easy to read.” It is written to show “there is romance among these small neighbors that is as enthralling as that encountered by sailers shipwrecked on a far-away island.” 275 pp. Very Good. $10.
Floca, Brian. MOONSHOT, The Flight of Apollo 11. Simon & Schuster/Scholastic SOFTCOVER 2009. SCM. Brand-New. $3.50.
George, Jean Craighead. ONE DAY IN THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST. Harper Collins 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket. Lyrical storytelling and expert nature writing make a vivid introduction to rain forest ecology SCM. Fine, previous owner’s name. $4.50.
Long, William J. SCHOOL OF THE WOODS. Create Space SOFTCOVER 2013, first published 1902. Ambleside 6. Like-New. $6.50.
Long, William J. WAYS OF WOOD FOLK. Ginn 1899, 1902. Hardcover. Long’s intent is to “speak to other boys as to fellow explorers in the always new world. . .and bring back to older children happy memories of a golden age when nature and man were not quite so far apart.” Narrative that will thrill young and old. NOT ex-lib. Very Good with previous owner’s nameplate partly removed. $ of the actual item
Take-Along Guide. BIRDS, NESTS AND EGGS, by Diane L. Burns. Northword Press SOFTCOVER 1996. Ill. Linda Garrow. Helps identify 15 birds and how and where they build ltheir homes. 155971624x. Very Good. $3.50.

Jenner, Caryn. FIRST FLIGHT, The Story of the Wright Brothers. D-K 2003. SOFTCOVER. 0789492911 . Brand-New. $3.

Anderson, C. W. BILLY AND BLAZE. Aladdin SOFTCOVER 1936, 2000. 0689716087. Ambleside 2, 3. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $4.50.
Lopshire, Robert. PUT ME IN THE ZOO. Random House Beginner Books 1960. Brand-New. $3.50.

de Angeli, Marguerite. THE DOOR IN THE WALL. Doubleday Junior Books 1949. Hardcover with dust jacket. Newbery Medal 1950. Color and b/w illustrations by the author. Sonlight C, D. Ambleside 2. SCM. Beautiful older copy with some color ill. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $14.
French, Allen. THE STORY OF ROLF AND THE VIKING BOW. Bethleham Books SOFTCOVER 1999, first published 1904. Living History Library. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 5-12. Brand-New. $12.
Henry, Marguerite. BENJAMIN WEST AND HIS CAT GRIMALKIN. Macmillan 1947, 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Wesley Dennis. CM Alveary. Book and dust jacket Very Good+, two small school stamps. $ of the actual item
Le Sueur, Meridel. LITTLE BROTHER OF THE WILDERNESS, The Story of Johnny Appleseed. Holy Cow Press 1987. Hardcover. Ill. Suzy Sansom. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 1-5. 093010021. NOT ex-lib. Like-New. $5.
O’Dell, Scott. THE HAWK THAT DARE NOT HUNT BY DAY, Historical Fiction Based on the Life of William Tyndale. BJU SOFTCOVER 1975, later printing. Truthquest Renaissance & Reformation grades 7-12. Heart of Dakota. 0890843686. Very Good, previous owner’s name stamp. $4.50.
Spence, Eleanor. JAMBEROO ROAD. Bethlehem Books SOFTCOVER. Living History Library. Sequel to The Switherby Pilgrims. The 19th century story of Missabella and her ten orphans from England, newly come to live in the Australian bush. 1932350179. Brand-New, still in shrinkwrap. $10.
van Stockum, Hilda. THE WINGED WATCHMAN. Bethlehem Books 1995, first published 1962. SOFTCOVER. Living History Library. A most-moving and heartwarming story of courage, faith and family love and loyalty during the Nazi occupation of Holland in World War II. A must read! Sonlight E. Heart of Dakota. 1883937078. Brand-New. $12.
Wallace, Lew. BEN-HUR, A Tale of the Christ. Reader’s Digest World’s Best Reading 1992, first published 1880. Hardcover. Brown-tone illustrations by Warren Chang; decorations by William Johnson. A must read! Ambleside 6. Truthquest Ancient Rome. Like-New. $6.50.
Willard, Barbara. SON OF CHARLEMAGNE. Bethlehem Books SOFTCOVER 1959, 1998. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 4-10. Heart of Dakota. 1883937302. Like-New, with previous owner’s name blacked out. $6.

Burgess, Thornton. OLD MOTHER WEST WIND. Little, Brown 1910, 1985. SOFTCOVER. Ill. Harrison Cady. Ambleside 0. SCM. 0316116556. Brand-New. $5.
Caudill, Rebecca. HAPPY LITTLE FAMILY. The first Fairchild Family story. Bethlehem Books SOFTCOVER 2004, first published 1947. Happy story of the ever-active, often-mischievous, but always entertaining Fairchild family. Ambleside 2, 3. 1883937728. Brand-New. $11.50.
Defoe, Daniel. ROBINSON CRUSOE. Scribner/Atheneum 1920, 1983. Deluxe hardcover with dust jacket. 14 color plates by N. C. Wyeth. Ambleside 4. 0684179466. NOT ex-lib. Brand-New. $9.
Gannett, Ruth Stiles. MY FATHER’S DRAGON. Random House 1948, BCE. Hardcover. Ill. Ruth Chrisman Gannett Sonlight A. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $4.50.
Grahame, Kenneth. THE RELUCTANT DRAGON. Collector’s Edition. Holiday House 1938, 1989. Ill. Ernest H. Shepard. 0823419975. Like-New. $5.
Knight, Eric. LASSIE COME-HOME. Grosset & Dunlap 1940. Hardcover with dust jacket. Great Dog Stories series. Ambleside 4. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket has a chip and a couple of tears. $ of the actual item
O’Henry. THE GIFT OF THE MAGI AND OTHER STORIES. William Morrow Books of Wonder 1997. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fifteen lush color plates by Michael Dooling. Fourteen O’Henry short stories. 0688145817. Brand-New. $6.50.
Miss Read. GOSSIP FROM THRUSH GREEN. Houghton Mifflin 1982, first American edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Thrush Green Book 6. 0395322154. Exceptionally nice condition. Book and dust jacket Fine, previous owner’s name. $6.
Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Grosset & Dunlap 1946, 2000. Pictorial hardcover. Illustrated Junior Library. Complete and unabridged. Ill. Donald McKay. Ambleside 5. Sonlight H. S. literature. 0448424274. Like-New. $6.

Crockett, Davy. THE ADVENTURES OF DAVY CROCKETT, Told Mostly By Himself. Charles Scribner’s 1934, 1955. Hardcover. One-half to two-thirds of this volume is from the Autobiography of David Crockett. It is followed by Colonel Crockett’s Texas Exploits, which ends with the defense of the Alamo, author unknown. Color frontispiece and b/w illustrations by John W. Thomason, Jr. Blue cloth over boards with paste-down ill. cover. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $10.
Hale, Lucretia P. THE PETERKIN PAPERS. Houghton Mifflin 1886, 1924. Hardcover. Riverside Bookshelf. Ill. in color by Harold Brett. Ambleside 4. NOT ex-lib. Good. $8.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES. Platt & Munk 1961. Hardcover with dust jacket. The complete edition. Ten illustrations in color and smaller verse headings by Eulalie. Ambleside 1. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $8.

Alcott, Louisa May. LITTLE WOMEN, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Parts I and II. Barnes & Noble Classics SOFTCOVER 2004, first published 1868, 1869. SCM. Ambleside 5. 1593081081. Brand-New. $3.50.
Austen, Jane. PERSUASION. Penguin Classics SOFTCIVER 1998, first published 1818. Ambleside 10, 11. Good, cover wear. $2.50.
Fitzgerald, John D. THE GREAT BRAIN. Dell Yearling SOFTCOVER 1967, 1978. Sonlight H. S. Lit. Ambleside 4, 5, 6. Good. $3.
Lenski, Lois. INDIAN CAPTIVE, The Story of Mary Jemison. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1941, 2004. Newbery Honor Book 1942. CM Alveary. Brand-New. $3.
McCloskey, Robert. HOMER PRICE. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1943, 1976. Ambleside 4, 5, 6. Like-New. $3.50.
Montgomery, L. M. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, first three titles in slipcase. Anne of Green Gables; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of the Island. Books are brand-new; slipcase has a little wear to corners. $6.50.
North, Sterling. RASCAL. E. P. Dutton/Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1963, 1991. SCM. Fine, previous owner’s name blacked out. $3.
Shakespeare, William. HAMLET. Wordsworth SOFTCOVER 1987. Complete and unabridged. Heart of Dakota. Near-Fine. $3.
Thoreau, Henry David. WALDEN. London: Arcturus 2018, first published 1854. Warner, Gertrue Chandler. 1788283074. Brand-New. $4.50.
Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1994. Complete and unabridged. Ambleside 5. Sonlight H. S. literature. 0140366733. Brand-New. $3.50.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. BY THE SHORES OF SILVER LAKE. HarperTrophy SOFTCOVER 1939, 2004. Full-Color Collector’s Edition. #5 in series. Ambleside 4. 0060581840. Like-New. $3.50.

Austen, Jane. MANSFIELD PARK. Quality Paperbacks SOFTCOVER 1814, 1996. Fine. $3.50.
Estes, Eleanor. THE HUNDRED DRESSES. Houghton Mifflin 1944, 2004. SOFTCOVER. Ill. Louis Slobodkin in color. 0152052607. Brand-New. $5.
Fleischman, Sid. THE WHIPPING BOY. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1986, 2002. Heart of Dakota. Brand-New. $2.75.
Kjelgaard, Jim. BIG RED. Bantam Skylark SOFTCOVER 1945, 1992. A boy and a dog battle for survival in the wilderness. 0553154346. Like-New. $3.
Kjelgaard, Jim. HAUNT FOX. Bantam Skylark SOFTCOVER 1954, 1988. A boy and his dog stalk the nortorious red fox. 0553157434. Fine. $3.
Kjelgaard, Jim. SNOW DOG. Bantam Skylark SOFTCOVER 1948, 1980. The thrilling adventure of an orphaned husky pup who must battle for survival in the fierce northern wilderness. 0553155601. Very Good. $3.

Adler, Mortimer J. & Van Doren, Charles. HOW TO READ A BOOK, The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading. Simon & Schuster 1940, 1972. Completely Revised and Updated. SOFTCOVER. Ambleside 7-12. Brand-New. $7.

Lane, Julie. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS. Santa Claus Publishing Co. 1932. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. by Hokie. This vintage book in excellent condition tells the story of Nicholas the Wandering Orphan who became Nicholas the Wood-carver and then a rosy old man who attains his ambition of a toy for every child in the village. It follows his story, telling how he came to drive a sleigh, why he came down a chimney, how he filled the first stocking, etc., and finally how he came to be known as Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus. 144 pp. NOT ex-lib. Very Good, front free endpaper removed. $ of the actual item

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