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The Tough Winter (1954)

The hard winter that Uncle Analdas, the old rabbit, prophesies comes to pass in more ways than one for Little Georgie and the other animals of Rabbit Hill when the Folks go away and leave a neglectful caretaker with a mean dog in charge. This is the story of how they ‘fought the winter through.’  The Junior Literary Guild edition is in a library binding.

1954

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

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The Story of the Amulet (1906)

The five children re-encounter the Psammead—the “It” in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children’s other discovery, the Amulet. Read online at Gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Magic or Not? (1959)

When Laura learns the well at her new house is a wishing well, she plunges right in.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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Cranford (1853)

A collection of short stories about the shabby genteel society of a small English town, modeled on the author’s hometown of Kelmsford. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Mrs. Gaskell
Illustrator(s): None

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The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)

Rudolf Rassendyll, proper English gentleman, bears an uncanny resemblance to his distant cousin King Rudolf V of Ruritania, and thereby hangs a tale. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Anthony Hope
Illustrator(s): None

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Memoirs of a London Doll (1922)

Wooden doll, Maria Poppet, describes her many adventures in 19th century London. Read online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Mrs. Fairstar
Illustrator(s): Emma L. Brock

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The Little Trapper (1950)

The little trapper gets trapped.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Dead Ned (1938)

Condemned to hang for a murder he did not commit, Ned Mansell is revived by his physician friends and smuggled on to a ship bound for Africa.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Hatchet (1987)

Thirteen year old Brian is the only survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness.

1988

Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Illustrator(s): Neil Waldman

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Miki and Mary: Their Search for Treasures (1934)

Miki and Mary take a world tour on an ocean liner and bring back souvenirs of their travels.

1934

Author(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Bernard the Brave (1977)

Bernard, secretary of the Mouse Prisoner’s Aid Society, and his teddy bear Algernon attempt to rescue an orphan heiress who was kidnapped by her guardian.

Author(s): Leslie H. Morrill
Margery Sharp
Illustrator(s): Faith Jaques

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Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)

Tom, Huck and Jim embark on an airship and travel to North Africa. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): Dan Beard

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The Adventures of Tim (1985)

Six stories of Tim, a small boy who lived in a house by the sea. Includes Tim and Ginger, Tim and Charlotte, Tim’s Friend Towser, Tim to the Lighthouse, Tim in Danger and Tim all Alone.

Author(s): Edward Ardizzone
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Gingerbread Baby (1999)

In Jan Brett’s telling, the Gingerbread Baby finds a home -- and not in the fox’s stomach!

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

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Daisy Comes Home (2002)

A flood takes Daisy away in her basket down the river, but Mei Mei finds her at the market and takes her home again.

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

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It was a Dark and Stormy Night (1993)

Antonio has been kidnapped by brigands. Now they demand he tell them a story. Can he use the story to help himself escape from their clutches?

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

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The Jolly Pocket Postman (1995)

The Jolly Postman continues on his rounds with letter for Alice, Dorothy and other familiar characters.

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

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The Horse with the High-Heeled Shoes (1954)

Elizabeth is the horse with the high-heeled shoes and this is the story of how she gives them up.

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

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Poems (1995)

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. Here they are accompanied by many of the delightful Lear Limericks and some of the longer nonsense poems.

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

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The Country Mouse and the City Mouse and other Aesop’s Fables (1961)

Includes The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, The Fox and the Crow and The Dog and His Bone.

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

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1937)

This is a compilation of longer traditional nonsense verse such as The Robber Kitten and Frog Went A-Courting.  Many are quite violent. 

1938

Author(s): Helen Dean Fish
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Aesop’s Fables (1941)

Here are all the old familiar fables from The Hare and the Tortoise to The Fox and the Crow and many others that are not as well known.  This is The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf edition.  It is a smaller format than the original Heritage Press edition printed on light weight, uncoated paper (which is subject to considerable foxing) and lacks the colophon.  The design of the box is the same as the dust jacket. 

There is also a Heritage Reprints edition, slightly smaller in size on even thinner but coated paper.  Between the two the Reprints edition shows the illustrations to better advantage.  

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

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Mr. Twigg’s Mistake (1947)

Arthur Amory Appleton finds a mole in the garden, names him General de Gaulle and feeds him on Bita-Vita Breakfast food with vitamin X. The results are astounding.

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

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Matilda Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death (1970)

Matilda comes to a bad end.

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

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More To and Again (1930)

Freddy organizes a tour to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole and many adventures ensue, including the rescue of two children by the Bean farm animals and their friends.

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

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Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know (1938)

A selection of stories and poems by Rudyard Kipling for younger readers.

Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator(s): Charles Livingston Bull
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Fierce John (1959)

After a visit to the zoo, John decides to be a fierce lion. Do lions eat ice cream?

Author(s): Edward Fenton
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Squirrel Hotel (1952)

The author meets an elderly man at the park who is presenting a performance of his Bee Orchestra and learns about the Squirrel Hotel. Have you seen it?

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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The Owl and the Pussy Cat (1961)

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat set out to sea with some honey and plenty of money, but where is the ring and the runcible spoon?

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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The Tale of Troy (1958)

This retelling includes the war at Troy from the Iliad and Ulysses’ return journey home from the Odyssey.

Author(s): Roger Lancelyn Green
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Two Snowbulls (1949)

Oliver is sick in bed so his Daddy makes him a snowbull he can see through his bedroom window.

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

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My First Counting Book (1956)

Counting to ten with animal friends.

Author(s): Lilian Moore
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride (1981)

Chester Cricket goes sightseeing one night with his friend Lulu Pigeon. Richard Egielski painted the book jacket.

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

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Happy Ever After (1940)

A Mary Poppins story which was later included in Mary Poppins Opens the Door.

Author(s): P. L. Travers
Illustrator(s): Mary Shepard

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Laughing Gas (1936)

Reggie, Earl of Havershot switches places with Joey Cooley, golden-tressed child actor. Further mayhem, including kidnapping and pants-kicking ensues before the two come to themselves and all turns out well.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): Herbert F. Roese

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Psmith in the City (1910)

Mike and Psmith go into the New Asiatic Bank. Mike gets called up to play cricket for his county and Psmith quits the bank as well to watch him. They both go up to Cambridge as the story ends. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): T. M. R. Whitwell

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The Blue Poetry Book (1891)

The purpose of this collection is to provide children with great poems. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): H. J. Ford
Lancelot Speed

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The Giant Horse of Oz (1928)

The Ozure Isles are still under a spell cast by the evil witch Mombi who set a fire-breathing monster to keep them prisoner. Prince Philador sets out to break the enchantment and rescue Trot, who has been taken captive by the monster.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Gold Bat (1904)

A tale of Wrykyn, an English ‘public’ school, cricket and certain pranks, one of which targeted the local MP. Read online at Gutenberg.org.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): T. M. R. Whitwell

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The Man from the Norlands (1936)

Sir Richard Hannay gathers his old comrades to assist ‘the man from the Norlands’ to rescue his daughter.

Author(s): John Buchan
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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The Orange Fairy Book (1906)

A diverse collection of fairy tales. Read online at Hathitrust.

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

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The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England (1909)

While everyone is on August holiday, England’s enemies take the opportunity to invade her. Only Clarence and his Boy Scout troop stand in their way. Wodehouse later adapted this short novel to America as The Military Invasion of America, A Remarkable Tale of the German-Japanese Invasion of 1915. Read online at Gutenberg.org.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): C. Harrison

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The Voyage of the Javelin (1959)

In 1854 Bob Wingate signs on as ship’s boy on the extreme clipper Javelin for a voyage to San Francisco ’round the Horn, then on to China and the annual tea race to London Docks.

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

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The Wicked Witch of Oz (1993)

Singra, the wicked witch of the South, wakes from a hundred year nap and immediately sets out to conquer Oz. Only Dorothy and Percy the giant white rat stand in her way.

Author(s): Rachel Cosgrove Payes
Illustrator(s): Eric Shanower

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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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Roy Blakeley’s Silver Fox Patrol (1920)

Roy, Pee-wee and the rest of the gang find a treasure map in an old railroad car and are off on a treasure hunt. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Illustrator(s): Thomas Clarity
Howard L. Hastings

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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1949)

A complete collection of bold and original Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Fritz Kredel

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Jackeen J. O’Malley for Congress (1986)

Mr. O’Malley, Barnaby’s Fairy Godfather, answers the nation’s call to public service in volume #3 of the paperback edition of this classic cartoon strip.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Upside Down (1969)

A kangaroo in Australia does not like the thought that she is upside down.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Will Spring Be Early? or Will Spring Be Late? (1959)

It is the second of February and the groundhog is on his way to tell the animals when spring will arrive.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Jibby Jones: A Story of Mississippi River Adventure for Boys (1923)

Summer time adventures of five boys on the middle Mississippi River based on the author’s boyhood in Muscatine, Iowa. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Ellis Parker Butler
Illustrator(s): Arthur G. Dorr

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A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1899)

Familiar fables with an introduction by Kenneth Grahame. Read online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Sir Roger L'Estrange
Illustrator(s): Percy J. Billinghurst

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Journey Cake, Ho! (1953)

When hard times come, Johnny sets out to seek his fortune with the journey cake in his knapsack. When the journey cake escapes it leads him on a merry chase, picking up animals as it goes until Johnny finds himself home again.

1953
1954

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Hey, Wake Up! (2000)

Enough of going to bed, let’s get up and play!

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

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Grimm’s Goblins (1876)

This is an omnibus edition of the tales translated by Taylor with all of the Cruikshank illustrations. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Illustrator(s): George Cruikshank

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The Black Stallion and Satan (1949)

The Black Stallion returns to Alec Ramsay and races his son Satan.

1949

Author(s): Walter Farley
Illustrator(s): Milton Menasco

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The Black Stallion Challenged! (1964)

Steve Duncan and Flame challenge Alec Ramsay and the Black to race.

Author(s): Walter Farley
Illustrator(s): Angie Draper

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The Foreign Tour of Messrs. Brown, Jones and Robinson (1854)

A comic look at three Englishmen on the continent, in pictures with gently humorous captions. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Richard Doyle
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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Lazy Tinka (1962)

Tinka decides to play in the forest instead of helping her mother.

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

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Wild Animals I Have Known (1898)

Eight animal histories taken from life. The author’s purpose was to attempt to persuade the reader that wild things are worth preserving. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Ernest Seton Thompson
Illustrator(s): Grace Gallatin Seton Thompson
Ernest Seton Thompson

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Forest of Dreams (1988)

A song of praise and thanksgiving.

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

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If Wishes Were Horses (1979)

If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.

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

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McDuff Comes Home (1997)

McDuff wanders off after a rabbit, but a helpful lady on a motorbike brings him home again.

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

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John Henry and the Double-Jointed Steam Drill (1945)

The story of a steel-driving man.

Author(s): Irwin Shapiro
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty

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Chattering Jack’s Picture Book (1876)

An omnibus containing Chattering Jack, How Jessie Was Lost, Grammar in Rhyme, and Annie and Jack in London. Read for free online at the Toronto Public Library.

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

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)

A collection of five original fairy tales. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Jacomb Hood

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The Sleeping Beauty and Blue Beard (1914)

This small format (16mo) book contains Bluebeard and The Sleeping Beauty.

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

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Old English Fairy Tales (1895)

A collection of the older English fairy tales. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): S. Baring-Gould
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Original Poems and Others (1903)

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and many other poems. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Adelaide O’Keeffe
Ann Taylor
Jane Taylor
Illustrator(s): F. D. Bedford

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The Story of the Three Little Pigs (1904)

The three little pigs learn the hard way of what to build their houses. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

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

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Greenwitch (1986)

Jane and her brothers help the Old Ones recover the Grail stolen by the Dark.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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The Illuminated Language of Flowers (1978)

New text to the original illustrations by Kate Greenaway.

Author(s): Jean Marsh
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Greenaway

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The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense (2001)

This is a scholarly edition of the verse and nonsense annotated by Lear’s biographer.

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

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Alexander Botts Rides Again: More Mayhem on the Earthworm Tractor (2005)

A collection of stories about the adventures of Alexander Botts, super salesman of Earthworm tractors.

Author(s): William Hazlett Upson
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Botts in War, Botts in Peace: Earthworms Can Take Anything (1944)

This entry in the saga of Alexander Botts, natural born salesman, takes him from 1933 to fighting in World War II.

Author(s): William Hazlett Upson
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Presenting Lily Mars (1933)

The story of a small town Midwestern girl who becomes a Broadway star.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Harve Stein

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Red Rackham’s Treasure (1959)

Tintin and Calculus are off to recover the treasure now that they have the map from the Unicorn. The Golden Press edition was translated by Danièle Gorlin.

Author(s): Hergé
Illustrator(s): Hergé

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The Black Island (1966)

Wrongly accused of theft, Tintin and Snowy set out on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters.

Author(s): Hergé
Illustrator(s): Hergé

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Something for Christmas (1958)

A mouse is searching for the perfect gift for someone he loves.

Author(s): Palmer Brown
Illustrator(s): Palmer Brown

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The Melendy Family (1944)

This compendium includes, The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake and Then There Were Five.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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The Borrowers Afloat (1959)

The Clocks, Arrietty, Pod, and Homily are off down stream to Little Fordham.

Author(s): Mary Norton
Illustrator(s): Diana Stanley

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Five Complete Novels (1983)

A compendium containing The Return of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster Sees it Through, Spring Fever, The Butler Did It and The Old Reliable.

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

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The Little Grey Men (1942)

The last four gnomes in England live by a brook in Warwickshire. When Cloudberry does not return from an exploring expedition, the other three set out to find him.

1942

Author(s): BB
Illustrator(s): Denys Watkins-Pitchford

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The Enchanted Book Stories From Many Lands (1947)

This is a fairy tale anthology.

Author(s): Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator(s): Concetta Cacciola

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Quentin Durward (1923)

The story of a young Scotsman who goes to France to seek his fortune under King Louis XI. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Sir Walter Scott
Illustrator(s): Charles Bosseron Chambers

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5 Bedtime Stories (1957)

This collection includes Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose and Chicken Little.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Islanders (1950)

“A mile of river and five hundred acres of woodland” are turned over to Pat and his friends Toby and Nick for the summer holidays. This is the English first edition with illustrations by Margery Gill.

Author(s): Roland Pertwee
Illustrator(s): Margery Jean Gill

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Spring Term (2011)

Nicola and Lawrie are finishing their third year at Kingscote in this continuation of the Marlow saga.

Author(s): Sally Hayward
Illustrator(s): Ken Websdale

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A is for Angry (1983)

An Animal and Adjective Alphabet by Boynton.

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

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Last of the Mohicans (1910)

In this second volume in the Leatherstocking Tales, we meet Natty Bumpo and Chingachgook as they rescue two young British women. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): James Fenimore Cooper
Illustrator(s): E. Boyd Smith

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Bluebeard (1895)

The famous spine chilling story of a wife who was too curious - ‘Sister Anne, Sister Anne!’ This is a later reissue. Read for free online at Toronto Public Library. NOTE: that link downloads a very large file.

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

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Captain Horatio Hornblower: a condensation of Beat to Quarters (1966)

This condensed version of Beat to Quarters is illustrated. The other contents of the volume include My Friend Flicka, Jane Eyre, and Alone.

Author(s): Charlotte Brontë
Richard Evelyn Byrd
C. S. Forester
Mary O’Hara
Illustrator(s): James E. Bama

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 209-229 (1985)

This volume includes all the Barks stories published in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories from number two hundred nine through two hundred twenty-nine.

Author(s): Carl Barks
Illustrator(s): Carl Barks

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Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: “Treasure Under Glass” (2015)

Volume three of the full color Don Rosa Library includes stories written for and first published in Europe. For a preview go to issuu.

Author(s): Don Rosa
Illustrator(s): Don Rosa

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The Story of the Three Little Pigs (1904)

The three little pigs learn the hard way of what to build their houses. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

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

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The Complete E. C. Segar Popeye Volume 10 Dailies 1935-1937 (1989)

This volume reprints the Thimble Theater daily strips from 1935 to 1937 as Popeye continues to dominate the storyline.

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

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (2011)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Author(s): Jane Taylor
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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Further Tales of Uncle Remus (1990)

The third book of Uncle Remus stories by the collaborators, rewritten in an easier to understand dialect.

Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
Julius Lester
Illustrator(s): Jerry Pinkney

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The Story of Holly and Ivy (1958)

An orphan girl goes to see her ‘grandmother in Appleton’ on Christmas eve, while a doll in a toy shop waits for a child to claim her.

Author(s): Rumer Godden
Illustrator(s): Adrienne Adams

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Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1994)

Six short stores about favorite denizens of the fairyland of Oz. For this edition the colored pictures were selected from several different copies in order to get a set with good register. The scan, however is from the first edition. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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