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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.
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.
Magic or Not? (1959)
When Laura learns the well at her new house is a wishing well, she plunges right in.
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.
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.
Memoirs of a London Doll (1922)
Wooden doll, Maria Poppet, describes her many adventures in 19th century London. Read online at Internet Archive.
The Little Trapper (1950)
The little trapper gets trapped.
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.
Thirteen year old Brian is the only survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness.
Miki and Mary take a world tour on an ocean liner and bring back souvenirs of their travels.
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.
Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)
Tom, Huck and Jim embark on an airship and travel to North Africa. Read online at archive.org.
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.
The Gingerbread Baby (1999)
In Jan Brett’s telling, the Gingerbread Baby finds a home -- and not in the fox’s stomach!
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.
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?
The Jolly Pocket Postman (1995)
The Jolly Postman continues on his rounds with letter for Alice, Dorothy and other familiar characters.
Elizabeth is the horse with the high-heeled shoes and this is the story of how she gives them up.
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.
Includes The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, The Fox and the Crow and The Dog and His Bone.
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.
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.
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.
Matilda comes to a bad end.
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.
A selection of stories and poems by Rudyard Kipling for younger readers.
Fierce John (1959)
After a visit to the zoo, John decides to be a fierce lion. Do lions eat ice cream?
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?
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?
The Tale of Troy (1958)
This retelling includes the war at Troy from the Iliad and Ulysses’ return journey home from the Odyssey.
The Two Snowbulls (1949)
Oliver is sick in bed so his Daddy makes him a snowbull he can see through his bedroom window.
My First Counting Book (1956)
Counting to ten with animal friends.
Chester Cricket goes sightseeing one night with his friend Lulu Pigeon. Richard Egielski painted the book jacket.
Happy Ever After (1940)
A Mary Poppins story which was later included in Mary Poppins Opens the Door.
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.
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.
The Blue Poetry Book (1891)
The purpose of this collection is to provide children with great poems. Read online at archive.org.
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.
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.
The Man from the Norlands (1936)
Sir Richard Hannay gathers his old comrades to assist ‘the man from the Norlands’ to rescue his daughter.
The Orange Fairy Book (1906)
A diverse collection of fairy tales. Read online at Hathitrust.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1949)
A complete collection of bold and original Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
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.
Upside Down (1969)
A kangaroo in Australia does not like the thought that she is upside down.
It is the second of February and the groundhog is on his way to tell the animals when spring will arrive.
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.
A Hundred Fables of Aesop (1899)
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.
Hey, Wake Up! (2000)
Enough of going to bed, let’s get up and play!
Grimm’s Goblins (1876)
The Black Stallion and Satan (1949)
The Black Stallion returns to Alec Ramsay and races his son Satan.
Steve Duncan and Flame challenge Alec Ramsay and the Black to race.
A comic look at three Englishmen on the continent, in pictures with gently humorous captions. Read online at archive.org.
Lazy Tinka (1962)
Tinka decides to play in the forest instead of helping her mother.
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.
Forest of Dreams (1988)
A song of praise and thanksgiving.
If Wishes Were Horses (1979)
If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.
McDuff Comes Home (1997)
McDuff wanders off after a rabbit, but a helpful lady on a motorbike brings him home again.
The story of a steel-driving man.
A collection of five original fairy tales. Read for Free online at Internet Archive.
Old English Fairy Tales (1895)
A collection of the older English fairy tales. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and many other poems. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The three little pigs learn the hard way of what to build their houses. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
Jane and her brothers help the Old Ones recover the Grail stolen by the Dark.
New text to the original illustrations by Kate Greenaway.
A collection of stories about the adventures of Alexander Botts, super salesman of Earthworm tractors.
This entry in the saga of Alexander Botts, natural born salesman, takes him from 1933 to fighting in World War II.
Presenting Lily Mars (1933)
The story of a small town Midwestern girl who becomes a Broadway star.
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.
The Black Island (1966)
Wrongly accused of theft, Tintin and Snowy set out on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters.
Something for Christmas (1958)
A mouse is searching for the perfect gift for someone he loves.
The Melendy Family (1944)
This compendium includes, The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake and Then There Were Five.
The Borrowers Afloat (1959)
The Clocks, Arrietty, Pod, and Homily are off down stream to Little Fordham.
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.
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.
This is a fairy tale anthology.
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.
5 Bedtime Stories (1957)
This collection includes Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose and Chicken Little.
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.
Spring Term (2011)
Nicola and Lawrie are finishing their third year at Kingscote in this continuation of the Marlow saga.
A is for Angry (1983)
An Animal and Adjective Alphabet by Boynton.
Last of the Mohicans (1910)
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.
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.
The three little pigs learn the hard way of what to build their houses. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
This volume reprints the Thimble Theater daily strips from 1935 to 1937 as Popeye continues to dominate the storyline.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Further Tales of Uncle Remus (1990)
The third book of Uncle Remus stories by the collaborators, rewritten in an easier to understand dialect.
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.
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.