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Tucker’s Countryside (1969)

The adventures of a city bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket. A sequel to “The Cricket in Times Square.”

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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National Velvet (1935)

Velvet enters her horse, The Piebald, in England’s premier steeplechase -- The Grand National.

Author(s): Enid Bagnold
Illustrator(s): Laurian Jones

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Jane Eyre (1938)

Jane is abused as a child by her aunt and at school and develops a philosophy of radical self-centeredness. One of the first modern novels.

Author(s): Charlotte Brontë
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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The Tennessee Shad (1911)

The Prodigious Hickey has moved on but life continues at The Lawrenceville School. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Owen Johnson
Illustrator(s): F. R. Gruger

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Lisa and Lottie (1951)

When Lottie arrives at summer camp, Lisa discovers she has a double and it soon becomes apparent -- a twin! This book was the basis for the movie The Parent Trap.

Author(s): Erich Kästner
Illustrator(s): Walter Trier

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1957)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is the widow of a pirate who lives in a house built upside down. When worried mothers call her about Jane or Darci’s behavior problems, she always has a solution.

Author(s): Betty MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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While Mrs. Coverlet was Away (1958)

Mrs. Coverlet is called away to care for her daughter and the three Persever children are left in charge of themselves as their father is in New Zealand.

Author(s): Mary Nash
Illustrator(s): Garret Price

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Bob Son of Battle (1898)

Two sheep farmers and their sheepdogs engage in a years-long battle to prove their superiority in handling sheep with the son of one caught between.

Published in the U.K. under the title “Owd Bob: The Grey Dog of Kenmuir.”

Author(s): Alfred Ollivant
Illustrator(s): Marguerite Kirmse

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The Complete E. C. Segar Popeye Volume 5 Dailies 1928-1929 (1987)

This volume reprints the Thimble Theater daily strips from 1928 and 1929. Popeye the Sailor appeared for the first time on January 17, 1929.

Author(s): E. C. Segar
Illustrator(s): E. C. Segar

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The King of Attolia (2006)

Married to the Queen of Attolia, Eugenides must consolidate their power before the Medes return.

Author(s): Megan Whalen Turner
Illustrator(s): Vince Natale

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Cape Lost (1963)

Gabrielle wants to go into the family business of sheep ranching in New Zealand.

Author(s): Joyce West
Illustrator(s): Joyce West

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Drovers Road (1953)

Gay Allan writes about her family and their life on Drovers Road, their sheep station in New Zealand, so they will remember how happy they were when they are grown up.

Author(s): Joyce West
Illustrator(s): Joyce West

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Peacock Pie a Book of Rhymes (1946)

A collection of poems.

Author(s): Walter de la Mare
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Armadillo Rodeo (1995)

Young Bo the armadillo follows his new friend to the rodeo and has a wonderful time -- until Ma comes to bring him home.

Author(s): Jan Brett
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett

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Mossy (2012)

Mossy and her portable garden are the star of Dr. Carolina’s museum, but she longs to return to her pond.

Author(s): Jan Brett
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett

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See the Rabbit (1998)

An early book for babies.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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Rufus M. (1943)

In this volume of the history of the Moffat family, Rufus, the youngest sets out to make the family fortune.

1944

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree (1952)

Eddie is visiting his grandmother’s farm when a space ship lands in the apple orchard.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Michael Hague’s Little Treasury of Christmas Carols (1997)

Four traditional Christmas carols.

Author(s): Michael Hague
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Sleep, Baby, Sleep (1994)

A collection of going-to-sleep songs and poems.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Book of Ghosts (2009)

A collection of classic ghost stories from Irving and Alcott to Poe and Wilde.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1954)

Son of an American mother and an English father, Cedric is called to England by his somewhat irascible grandfather to be his heir.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Peter Spier

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My Nursery Tale Book (1961)

A collection of Scarry-illustrated tales including the classic Pierre Bear.

Author(s): Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Adventures of Tinker and Tanker (1961)

Author(s): Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Tinker and Tanker Travel Out West and to Africa (1963)

Two adventures of the rabbit and hippo abbreviated from earlier volumes.

Author(s): Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Richard Scarry’s Going Places (1971)

Author(s): Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Stories and Poems for the Very Young (1973)

An anthology of stories illustrated by many different artists, including Hilary Knight, and Garth Williams and Richard Scarry.

Author(s): Bryna Untermeyer
Louis Untermeyer
Various
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight
Richard Scarry
Garth Williams

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Nelly Custis Daughter of Mount Vernon (1937)

Nelly Custis was the granddaughter of Martha Washington by her first husband. She was adopted by George and Martha at the age of four and grew up at Mount Vernon.

Author(s): Rose Mortimer Ellzey MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Story of Simpson and Sampson (1941)

Simpson and Sampson are twins. Simpson is always well behaved, Sampson, quite the other. Or is it the other way ’round? Another collaboration between the author and illustrator of “Ferdinand.”

Author(s): Munro Leaf
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Liverwurst is Missing (1981)

The baby rhinosterwurst is missing! Kidnappers have lured him away with mushrooms, his favorite food.

Author(s): Mercer Mayer
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett (1995)

This tall tale is based on the Davy Crockett almanacs published between 1834 and 1856.

Author(s): Steven Kellogg
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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Jimmy’s Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk (2003)

Miss Peachtree’s school of dance gets mixed up with basketball practice. Throw in Jimmy’s boa and you have a real mess!

Author(s): Trinka Hakes Noble
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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The Missouri Canary (1943)

Chuck and Bob come to the aid of the U.S. Army with their mule, the Missouri Canary.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Freddy and the Popinjay (1945)

Freddy and his friends are kept busy around the farm in this volume of the Bean farm animals saga.

Author(s): Walter R. Brooks
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Midnight Cat (1990)

Beth joins her cat in a midnight adventure.

Author(s): Marcia Leonard
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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Jeremiah Octopus (1962)

Jeremiah goes to look for his mother’s lost oranges.

Author(s): Margaret Stone Zilboorg
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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The Cowboy Kitten (1949)

Theodore kitten pays a visit to his grandmother, but grandfather really understands him.

Author(s): Dorothy Kunhardt
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Miss Bianca: a Fantasy (1962)

Miss Bianca and Bernard, representatives of the Mouse Prisoners Aid Society, set out to rescue a little girl from an evil Duchess.

Author(s): Margery Sharp
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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A Capital Ship or the Walloping Window-Blind (1963)

Nonsense verse on a nautical theme.

Author(s): Charles E. Carryl
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone

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Bill the Conqueror (1924)

In what is surely one of the Master’s most complex plots we meet Percy Pilbeam and George Pyke who will reappear in later Wodehouse adventures.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Grimms Märchenschatz (1923)

A selection of the tales of the Brothers Grimm with thirty-two color illustrations by Tenggren. The text is in German.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Guns for the Saratoga (1955)

Gideon Jones helps his father cast guns for the American Navy’s new sloop-of-war, then decides to join her crew to fight the British.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Jane Austen’s Manuscript Letters in Facsimile (1990)

Reprints facsimiles of all of Jane Austen’s known letters.

Author(s): Jane Austen
Illustrator(s): None

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Piccadilly Jim (1917)

Jimmy Crocker’s father has married into money and he gets too large an allowance for his own good. Fortunately Ann Chester arrives from America and takes him in hand. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): May Wilson Preston

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Stranger on Big Hickory (1964)

Skip Rollins decides to join 4-H and pursue his hobby of wildlife photography.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): Don Lambo

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Sunset at Blandings (1977)

P.G. Wodehouse’s final, unfinished novel is set at Blandings Castle. Gally stars along with a good and deserving niece and her impecunious suitor, a unique Lord Emsworth sister who is nice and deserving of her suitor, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Ionicus

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The Animal Story Book (1896)

Here are 66 illustrated tales, mostly true, about creatures of land, sea, and air. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Et al
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford

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The Mill Creek Irregulars: Special Detectives (1959)

Steve and Sim look into the strange goings on at a neighboring farm and spend their first night in jail.

Author(s): August Derleth
Illustrator(s): Everett Raymond Kinstler

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The Shy Stegosaurus of Indian Springs (1962)

When Huck stops at the hot springs to retrieve his shirt, an ancient creature steals his banana right out of his hand.

Author(s): Evelyn Sibley Lampman
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone

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Who Rides in the Dark? (1937)

Daniel Drew is heading west to seek his fortune when he gets caught up in the search for a gang of highway men.

Author(s): Stephen W. Meader
Illustrator(s): James MacDonald

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The Wind in the Willows (1913)

This is the first fully illustrated edition of Kenneth Grahame’s masterpiece about Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger and the riverside. The British first edition has a different picture on the cover and a colored frontispiece not in the American edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Paul Bransom

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Betsy and Joe (1948)

The events of Betsy Ray’s senior year (1909-1910) at Deep Valley High School in Deep Valley, Minnesota.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Vera Neville

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Jack and the Beanstalk (1886)

The familiar story of Jack and the Beanstalk in English hexameters by the son of the Poet Laureate. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Or Hathitrust.

Author(s): Hallam Tennyson
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Bleak House (1853)

Three cousins are the beneficiaries of the Jarndyce estate, but the will is contested and the legal costs eventually eat up the entire value of the assets. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Hablot K. Browne

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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1940)

The puppet who wants to be a real boy.

Author(s): Carlo Collodi
Illustrator(s): Helene Carter

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The Cuckoo Clock (1877)

An orphan girl finds a friend in the cuckoo clock who takes her on magical journeys. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Ennis Graham
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)

A frog goes fishing and a fish goes frogging. This is a special publisher’s binding. Read online at archive.org. Or at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)

Mr. Brock the badger kidnaps the children of Benjamin bunny and locks them up in Mr. Tod the fox’s house. Peter and Benjamin stage a daring rescue. This was originally published in a new larger format. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at wikisource.

Author(s): Beatrix Potter
Illustrator(s): Beatrix Potter

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The Favershams (1982)

A pictorial album illustrating the life of a Victorian family.

Author(s): Roy Gerrard
Illustrator(s): Roy Gerrard

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Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956)

When Pepito the Spanish ambassador’s son moves in next door he disrupts the lives of the orphelines.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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In Shadowland (1988)

The watchman abandons his post and Shadowland loses its bearings.

Author(s): Mitsumasa Anno
Illustrator(s): Mitsumasa Anno

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The Farmer’s Boy (1881)

A traditional rhyme that goes through all the farmer’s animals and their sounds. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Old Christmas: Selections from the Sketch Book (1875)

A book about Christmas in England by an American, best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Sing a Song for Sixpence (1880)

Sing a song for six pence
A pocket full of rye.

Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The White Stag (1937)

The legendary tale of the migration of the Huns and Magyars from the east to Hungary.

1938

Author(s): Kate Seredy
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Barnaby Rudge (1841)

An historical novel about the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780. Barnaby’s raven Grip inspired Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Read online at archive.org: Volume 1, and Volume 2, and Volume 3.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Hablot K. Browne
George Cattermole

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Benjamin’s Barn (1990)

Benjamin’s imagination fills his barn with everything from a rhinoceros to a pirate ship.

Author(s): Reeve Lindbergh
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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Three Jovial Huntsmen (1973)

The three jovial huntsmen set out for a day's sport, but nary a beast do they see.

1974

Author(s): Susan Jeffers
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers

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A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls (1892)

The old Greek tales for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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Grammar in Rhyme (1868)

An introduction to the parts of speech. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1864)

A traditional tale of cock robin, the sparrow and a bow and arrow. Shown above is the rear cover of the very rare Painted Toy Book.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Yellow Dwarf (1875)

A selfish princess is cured and marries her prince. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The Carved Lions (1895)

A brother and sister are unhappy at boarding school when their parents must go abroad. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.

Author(s): Mrs. Molesworth
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Almanack for 1889 by Kate Greenaway (1888)

This was the seventh of the almanacks. Some of the illustrations had previously appeared in Mavor’s The English Spelling-Book, published in 1885. Read online at NYPL.

Author(s): Kate Greenaway
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (1872)

This is the author’s third collection of nonsense, which includes one hundred new limericks. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Edward Lear

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The Hornblower Companion (1964)

The author comments on his fictional creation.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): Samuel Bryant

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The Young Hornblower (1964)

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Some British Ballads (1919)

A collection of ballads, many taken from Child’s The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Peter Pan (1951)

The story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, his foster mother Wendy, and his great adversary James Hook.

Author(s): J. M. Barrie
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Barney Bipple’s Magic Dandelions (1988)

In this edition Steven Kellogg has redone the illustrations. Barney receives three dandelions, each of which will grant a wish, but things soon start going wrong.

Author(s): Carol Chapman
Illustrator(s): Steven Kellogg

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Calico the Wonder Horse: or, The Saga of Stewy Slinker (1941)

A Christmas story about a cow horse and a bad man.

Author(s): Virginia Lee Burton
Illustrator(s): Virginia Lee Burton

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The Drovers Road Collection (2003)

A collection including Drovers Road, Cape Lost and The Golden Country.

Author(s): Joyce West
Illustrator(s): Joyce West

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Snickerty Nick (1919)

A play for children loosely based on based on The Selfish Giant. The title Snickerty Nick & the Giant appears only on the cover. It is titled Snickerty Nick on the dust jacket and title page. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Witter Bynner
Julia Ellsworth Ford
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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The Pavilion (1969)

The Haverard cousins discover a music pavilion at the back of Kitsons’.

Author(s): Elfrida Vipont
Illustrator(s): Prudence Seward

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (1933)

This is the first of Howard Pyle’s four books that encompass the Matter of Britain - that is the story of King Arthur. It tells of how Arthur became king and some of his adventures.

Author(s): Howard Pyle
Illustrator(s): William James Aylward
Howard Pyle

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Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Big Red Hen (1960)

The big red hen disappears while the triplets are looking after their aunt’s chickens, but brings three new chicks when she comes back.

Author(s): Maj Lindman
Illustrator(s): Maj Lindman

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Richard Scarry’s Mother Goose (1972)

Twenty-three favorite rhymes in a larger format.

Author(s): Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Spooky Pookie (2015)

Little Pookie can’t decide on his Halloween costume.

Author(s): Sandra Boynton
Illustrator(s): Sandra Boynton

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Great Expectations (1979)

Young Pip has a patron -- but who? This edition includes Dickens’ original ending where Pip and Estella are not reconciled.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): None

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R. Caldecott’s Picture Book: Volume 1 (1879)

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
William Cowper
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Country Book (1924)

Two children spend time in the country.

Author(s): E. Boyd Smith
Illustrator(s): E. Boyd Smith

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Facsimile of a Nonsense Alphabet (1926)

This is a facsimile of a nonsense alphabet originally written in 1849. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Edward Lear

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Little Lulu Volume 14 (2007)

The fourteenth volume in a black-and-white reprint of the John Stanley Little Lulu comics contains issues 59-63.

Author(s): John Stanley
Illustrator(s): Charles Hedinger
John Stanley
Irving Tripp

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The Complete E. C. Segar Popeye Volume 7 Dailies 1931-1932 (1987)

This volume reprints the Thimble Theater daily strips from 1930 and 1931 as Popeye continues to dominate the storyline.

Author(s): E. C. Segar
Illustrator(s): E. C. Segar

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A Near Thing for Captain Najork (1975)

Still smarting from his defeat by Tom, Captain Najork comes back for more.

Author(s): Russell Hoban
Illustrator(s): Quentin Blake

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Little Red Riding Hood (2007)

A girl, a cape, a grandmother, a wolf and a woodcutter.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jerry Pinkney
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet (1956)

David and Chuck take Theo Bass, Tyco Bass’s cousin, to the Mushroom Planet, unaware that a young astronomy professor has stowed away on board.

Author(s): Eleanor Cameron
Illustrator(s): Robert Henneberger

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Time for School, Nathan! (1989)

Nicholas Alexander is jealous when Nathan starts off for his first day in school.

Author(s): Lulu Delacre
Illustrator(s): Lulu Delacre

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Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1720)

Robinson writes a series of essays, illuminated by his many adventures. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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Mr. Revere and I (1953)

The story of Paul Revere’s ride is told by his horse, Scheherazade. This limited-edition binding is a darker blue. The illustration on the box is not in the book. Included is a set of eight plates, suitable for framing. Note that the mark on Scheherazade's right flank is a scar, not a defect in the printing plate.

Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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