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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
Brown, Marcia. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. Aladdin SOFTCOV ER 1950, 1997. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 1-4. 0689815255. Brand-New. $4.
Cooney, Barbara, illustrator. BASKET MOON, by Mary Lyn Ray. Little, Brown 1999, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Poetic story which captures a moment when a child becomes aware that the outside world doesn’t view him or his family as he does when he leaves his mountain home and goes into the village. Touching and beautiful story. 0316735213. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $6.
Cooney, Barbara. EMILY, by Michael Bedard. Stoddart Kids 1992. Pictorial hardcover. Magnificent illustrations by Cooney. Charming story of Emily Dickinson. 0773730400. Ex-lib. Very Good. $6.
dePaola, Tomie. THE KNIGHT AND THE DRAGON. G. P. Putnam’s 1980. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. dePaola. The outcome of the duel between the sheepish knight and the not-so-fierce dragon is a fun-filled surprise with vivid illustrations and little text. 0399207074. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $4.
Fox, Dorothea Warren. MISS TWIGGLEY’S TREE. Parents’ Magazine Press 1966. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. by the author. Warm and hilarious story with the message “When emergencies come, you don’t think about you. You help all you can and you never ask why.” NOT ex-lib. Good. $10.photo of the actual item
 
Kipling, Rudyard. NEW ILLUSTRATED JUST SO STORIES. Doubleday 1912, 1952. Hardcover with dust jacket. Twelve tales with 72 pictures in full color by Nicolas. Book measures 10 1/8” x 11 ¼” with 84 pp. Ambleside 0. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket Good. Previous owner’s name. $9.photo of the actual item
  

CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION / HISTORICAL FICTION PICTURE BOOKS
Stanley, Diane & Vennema, Peter. CHARLES DICKENS, The Man Who Had Great Expectations. Morrow Junior Books 1993, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Stanley. 0688091113. Book and dust jacket Very Good+. $6.50.

SOFTCOVER CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
Anderson, Lena, illustrator. ANNA’S GARDEN SONGS, by Mary Q. Steele. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1990. Catchy poems about flowers, vegetables and all growing things accompanied by Lena Anderson’s incomparable illustrations. Fine. $3.
Zolotow, Charlotte. THE SEASHORE BOOK. Harper Collins SOFTCOVER 1992. Vivid, realistic illustrations by Wendell Minor. A little boy asks his mother what the seashore is like and in her lilting, picturesque description the smells, the sights and the sounds come alive for the boy and the reader. Living Science. 0064433641. Good, light warping at bottom of pages. $2.50.

POETRY FOR CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE
Conkling, Hilda. SUMMER-DAY SONG. Random House/L. W. Singer 1969. Pictorial hardcover. These poems originally published in Poems by a Little Girl copyright 1920. Ill. Marian Morton. Captivating poems for young children, written by a young girl. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $18.photo of the actual item
   
de la Mare, Walter. COME HITHER, A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages Made by de la Mare. Alfred Knopf 1923, 1980. Hardcover with dust jacket. Decorations by Warren Chappell. 500 poems by 150 authors. Index of authors, titles, and notes. 771 pp. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good+. $8.photo of the actual item
 
Hughes, Langston. MY PEOPLE. Atheneum Books 1994, stated first edition. Photographs by Charles R. Smith. Smith interprets this eleoquent tribute to Hughes’ people with exquisite, vivid sepia-tone photographs. Ambleside 6. 1416935401. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $6.
Tudor, Tasha, illustrator. A BRIGHTER GARDEN, Emily Dickinson. Philomel 1990, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color illustrations by Tudor with Dickinson’s poems selected by Karen Ackerman. Library card pocket. Book and dust jacket Very Good+. $7.50.photo of the actual item
   

BIOGRAPHIES FOR YOUNG READERS
Commager, Henry Steele. AMERICA’S ROBERT E. LEE. Houghton Mifflin 1951, BCE. Pictorial hardcover. Ill. in color and b/w by Lynd Ward. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 4-8. NOT ex-lib. Good+. $6.photo of the actual item
 
Kaufman, Mervyn D. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. Garrard 1963. World Explorer Series. Truthquest Renaissance & Reformation grades 1-5. Ex-lib. Pictorial library binding. Good, two light crayon marks on endpapers. $4.50.photo of the actual item
 

BIOGRAPHIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULTS
Abbott, John S. C. DAVID CROCKETT HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURES. Indy Publish, recent reprint. First published late 1800’s. Hardcover. Ambleside 10 Bio. Small library stamp. Very Good.+. $10.
Bober, Natalie S. ABIGAIL ADAMS, Witness to a Revolution. Aladdin SOFTCOVER 1995, 1998. Ambleside 4. Brand-New. $10.
Brookhiser, Richard. FOUINDING FATHER, REDISCOVERING GEORGE WASHINGTON. The Free Press 1996, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 9 Biography. 0684822911. Like-New. $7.50.
Daugherty, James. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. The Viking Press 1943, first edition. Hardcover. Ill. with lithographs in two colors by the author. Great bio of Lincoln with wonderful illustrations. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 3-12. A “Stanford University” sticker inside front cover; no library marks. Very Good. $12.photo of the actual item
    
Marrin, Albert. MAO TSE-TUNG AND HIS CHINA. Viking Kestral 1989, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ambleside 11. 0670829404. NOT ex-lib. Like-New. $7.50.
Wheeler, Opal. HANDEL AT THE COURT OF KINGS. E. P. Dutton 1943. Hardcover. Ill. Mary Greenwalt. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 2-7. Ex-lib. Unattractive plain library binding. Interior Very Good. $9.

CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHIES
Augustine. THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, Book I -XIII. Peter Pauper Press, no date but ca. 1950. Hardcover. Numerous full-page, 3-color illustrations by Valenti Angelo. Translated by E. B. Pusey, D. D. Truthquest Ancient Rome grades 11-12. Very Good. $6.photo of the actual item
   

YOUNG READERS’ AMERICAN HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY
Adventures in Colonial America. JAMESTOWN, NEW WORLD ADVENTURE, by James E. Knight. Troll SOFTCOVER 1982. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 1-3. 0816745544. Brand-New. $3.50.
Daugherty, James. LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, Illustrated by Daugherty. Albert Whitman 1947, 2013. Hardcover with dust jacket. Rich mural-like illustrations with brilliant colors and emotional scenes bring the Gettysburg Address to life. Folio, more than 12”.  0807545503. One library stamp on front free endpaper, no other marks. Book and dust jacket Fine. $8.50.
If You Series. IF YOUR NAME WAS CHANGED AT ELLIS ISLAND, by Ellen Levine. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1993, 2006. 0590438298. Like-New. $3.

AMERICAN HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Severin, Tim. THE BRENDAN VOYAGE, An Epic Crossing of the Atlantic by Leather Boat. Hutchinson of London 1978, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. with photos. A fascinating, can’t-put-it-down, true adventure story. A crew of four sailed a medieval boat made of leather across the Atlantic in the most dangerous conditions one can imagine. Ambleside 7 Geography. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $7.50.photo of the actual item
 

WORLD HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Chesterton, G. K. THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL. Paulist Press SOFTCOVER 1978. Ambleside 11 History. Good. $9.
Josephus. WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, VOLUMES I-IV. Baker Book House 1974, 1998. Translated by William Whiston, A.M. Includes Volume I, The War of the Jews; Volume II, The Life of Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews Books I-VIII; Volume III, Antiquities of the Jews Books IX-XVII; Volume IV, Antiquities of the Jews Books XVIII-XX, Flavius Josephus Against Apion, Concerning Hades; Appendix, Index. Four volumes in original box. Like-New. $24.photo of the actual item
 
Macaulay, David. CATHEDRAL. Houghton Mifflin 1973. SOFTCOVER. SCM. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 3-12. Very Good. $5.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOKS / COOKBOOKS / HOBBIES / CRAFTS
Cico Kidz. MY FIRST KNITTING BOOK. For children 7 and up. CICO Kidz 2013. Flexible, heavy cover. 35 great projects, fully illustrated in color. Learn to knit with this fun guide for basic stitches, increasing and decreasing, changing color, finishing touches. 128 pp. 1782490396. Brand-New. $7.50.

LIVING SCIENCE / NATURE, OTHER NON-FICTION
McClung, Robert. SPHINX, The Story of a Caterpillar. William Morrow 1949, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Carol Lerner. Living Science. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $12.photo of the actual item
 
Pollan, Michael. OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA, The Secrets Behind What You Eat. Dial Books SOFTCOVER 2009. Ambleside 12 Health. 0803735006. Fine. $5.
Schaeffer, Edith. THE HIDDEN ART OF HOMEMAKING, Ideas for Creating Beauty in Everyday Life. Tyndale House SOFTCOVER 1984. Ambleside 9, 10, 11, 12 life skills. 0842314210. Ex-church library. Very Good. $6.
Silver, Donald M. ONE SMALL SQUARE SEASHORE. Learning Triangle Press SOFTCOVER 1993. Ill. Patricia J. Wynne. Living Science. 0070579288. NOT ex-lib. Good, back cover creased. $3.
Silver, Donald M. ONE SMALL SQUARE CACTUS DESERT. Learning Triangle Press SOFTCOVER 1995. Ill. Patricia J. Wynne. Living Science. 0070579342. NOT ex-lib. Very Good. $3.50.

CHILDREN’S/TEENS’ HISTORICAL FICTION
Bulla, Clyde Robert. THE SWORD IN THE TREE. Thomas Y. Crowell 1956. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Paul Galdone. Truthquest Middle Ages grades 2-6. Ambleside 1 2, free reading. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $7.50.photo of the actual item
 
Edmonds, Walter D. THE MATCHLOCK GUN. G. P. Putnam’s 1941, 1989. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. in color and b/w by Paul Lantz. Newbery Medal 1942. Ambleside 3. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 2-6. Library stamp. Book and dust jacket Fine. $8.50.photo of the actual item
  
Speare, Elizabeth George. THE BRONZE BOW. Houghton Mifflin 1961, 1989. Newbery Medal 1962. The scene of this gripping story is Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Characters very vividly real. Truthquest Ancient Rome grades 3-12. Sonlight G, W. Ambleside 6. SCM. 0395877695. One library stamp on front free endpaper. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $7.50.

CHILDREN’S, TEENS’ FICTION / LITERATURE
de Angeli, Marguerite. SKIPPACK SCHOOL. Doubleday 1939. Hardcover. Ill. de Angeli. CM Alveary. Ex-lib. Library binding. Good. $10.50.photo of the actual item
 
DiCamillo, Kate. THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. Candlewick Press 2006, stated first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. A Junior Library Guild Selection. Stunning illustrations in color by Bagram Ibatoulline. A china rabbit named Edward Tulane was owned by a girl who adored and spoiled him. And then, one day he was lost. Thus the reader is taken on an extraordinary journey and is shown a miracle that proves a heart can learn to love and lose and love again. CM Alveary. 0763625892. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $5.
Dodge, Mary Mapes. HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES. Nelson Doubleday 1954, first published 1845. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Paul Galdone. Ambleside 5. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket has piece missing at lower corner. $6.photo of the actual item
 
Jones, Elizabeth Orton. TWIG. Purple House Press 2002, 60th Anniversary Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Perfectly delightful illustrations by the author. A story full of magic, full of fun, full of fantasy, and full of tenderness. 1930900058Brand-New. $13.50.
North, Sterling. RASCAL, A Memoir of a Better Era. E. P. Dutton 1963, fourth printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dutton Animal Book Award. Newbery Honor Book. CM Alveary. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Book Fine; dust jacket clean with 2 chips, tear in back. $6.50.photo of the actual item
 
Osborne, Mary Pope. AMERICAN TALL TALES. Alfred A. Knopf 1991, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Full-page color ill. by Michael McCurdy. 4to. CM Alveary. 0679800891. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine, previous owner’s name on front free endpaper. $8.50.
Salten, Felix. BAMBI, A Life in the Woods. Simon & Schuster 1992, first published 1928. Hardcover with dust jacket. Beautfiully illustrated in full-page color with several double-page spreads by Michael J. Woods. Ambleside 4. Book and dust jacket Very Good+. Library card pocket. $7.photo of the actual item
  
Seredy, Kate. THE SINGING TREE. Puffin 1939, 1990. Softcover rebound in hardcover. Newbery Honor Book 1940. Ill. by the author. CM Alveary. Ambleside 4. Sonlight W, H. Ex-lib. Good. $5.
Spyri, Johanna. HEIDI. North South Books 2015. Deluxe edition. First published in Switzerland with these illustrations. Hardcover. Breathtaking color illustrations by celebrated Czechoslovakian children’s book illustrator Maja Dusikova. Ambleside 2. SCM. Brand-New. $8.photo of the actual item
    
Spyri, Johanna. HEIDI. John C. Winston 1924. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color frontispiece, dust jacket and b/w line drawings by Clara Burd. Ambleside 2. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket Good. $7.50.photo of the actual item
  

ANTIQUE, SIGNED, RARE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS
Spyri, Johanna. HEIDI. John C. Winston 1924. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color frontispiece, dust jacket and b/w line drawings by Clara Burd. Ambleside 2. SCM. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good; dust jacket Good. $7.50.

SONLIGHT SOFTCOVERS
Reeder, Carolyn. SHADES OF GRAY. Avon Camelot SOFTCOVER 1989, 1991. The Yankees killed his family. How could he forgive a man who refused to fight them? Sonlight D, E. 0380712326. Very Good. $2.75.
Sauer, Julia L. THE LIGHT AT TERN ROCK. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1951, 1994. Newbery Honor Book 1952. Sonlight A. Brand-New. $2.75.
Sinclair, UIpton. THE JUNGLE. Penguin Classics SOFTCOVER 1906, 1985. Sonlight 400. 0140390316. NOT ex-lib. Fine. $3.
Sorensen, Virginia. MIRACLES ON MAPLE HILL. Harcourt Odyssey SOFTCOVER 1956, 2003. Newbery Medal 1957. Ambleside 6. Sonlight D, E. 0152047182. Brand-New. $3.50.

OTHER SOFTCOVERS
Carroll, Lewis. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and What Alice Found There. Macmillan 1927, 2015. SOFTCOVER. Ill. John Tenniel. Ambleside 3.  1447280008. Brand-New. $3.50.
Montgomery, L. M. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Dalmation Press SOFTCOVER 2001, first published 1908. #1 in series. Unabridged. CM Alveary. Ambleside 5. 1403774625. Brand-New. $3.50.

CHRISTMAS BOOKS
Collins, Ace. MORE STORIES BEHIND THE BEST-LOVED SONGS OF CHRISTMAS. Zondervan 2006. Hardcover with dust jacket. 31 stories. 031026314x. Brand-New. $4.


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