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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.”
National Velvet (1935)
Velvet enters her horse, The Piebald, in England’s premier steeplechase -- The Grand National.
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.
The Tennessee Shad (1911)
The Prodigious Hickey has moved on but life continues at The Lawrenceville School. Read online at Hathitrust.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
This volume reprints the Thimble Theater daily strips from 1928 and 1929. Popeye the Sailor appeared for the first time on January 17, 1929.
The King of Attolia (2006)
Married to the Queen of Attolia, Eugenides must consolidate their power before the Medes return.
Cape Lost (1963)
Gabrielle wants to go into the family business of sheep ranching in New Zealand.
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.
Peacock Pie a Book of Rhymes (1946)
A collection of poems.
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.
Mossy and her portable garden are the star of Dr. Carolina’s museum, but she longs to return to her pond.
See the Rabbit (1998)
An early book for babies.
Rufus M. (1943)
In this volume of the history of the Moffat family, Rufus, the youngest sets out to make the family fortune.
Eddie is visiting his grandmother’s farm when a space ship lands in the apple orchard.
Four traditional Christmas carols.
Sleep, Baby, Sleep (1994)
A collection of going-to-sleep songs and poems.
The Book of Ghosts (2009)
A collection of classic ghost stories from Irving and Alcott to Poe and Wilde.
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.
My Nursery Tale Book (1961)
Two adventures of the rabbit and hippo abbreviated from earlier volumes.
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.
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.”
Liverwurst is Missing (1981)
The baby rhinosterwurst is missing! Kidnappers have lured him away with mushrooms, his favorite food.
This tall tale is based on the Davy Crockett almanacs published between 1834 and 1856.
Miss Peachtree’s school of dance gets mixed up with basketball practice. Throw in Jimmy’s boa and you have a real mess!
The Missouri Canary (1943)
Chuck and Bob come to the aid of the U.S. Army with their mule, the Missouri Canary.
Freddy and the Popinjay (1945)
Freddy and his friends are kept busy around the farm in this volume of the Bean farm animals saga.
Midnight Cat (1990)
Beth joins her cat in a midnight adventure.
Jeremiah Octopus (1962)
Jeremiah goes to look for his mother’s lost oranges.
The Cowboy Kitten (1949)
Theodore kitten pays a visit to his grandmother, but grandfather really understands him.
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.
Nonsense verse on a nautical theme.
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.
Grimms Märchenschatz (1923)
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.
Reprints facsimiles of all of Jane Austen’s known letters.
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.
Stranger on Big Hickory (1964)
Skip Rollins decides to join 4-H and pursue his hobby of wildlife photography.
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.
The Animal Story Book (1896)
Here are 66 illustrated tales, mostly true, about creatures of land, sea, and air. Read online at archive.org.
Steve and Sim look into the strange goings on at a neighboring farm and spend their first night in jail.
When Huck stops at the hot springs to retrieve his shirt, an ancient creature steals his banana right out of his hand.
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.
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.
Betsy and Joe (1948)
The events of Betsy Ray’s senior year (1909-1910) at Deep Valley High School in Deep Valley, Minnesota.
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.
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.
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1940)
The puppet who wants to be a real boy.
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.
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.
The Favershams (1982)
A pictorial album illustrating the life of a Victorian family.
Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956)
When Pepito the Spanish ambassador’s son moves in next door he disrupts the lives of the orphelines.
In Shadowland (1988)
The watchman abandons his post and Shadowland loses its bearings.
The Farmer’s Boy (1881)
A traditional rhyme that goes through all the farmer’s animals and their sounds. Read online at archive.org.
Sing a Song for Sixpence (1880)
Sing a song for six pence
A pocket full of rye.
Read online at archive.org.
The White Stag (1937)
The legendary tale of the migration of the Huns and Magyars from the east to Hungary.
Barnaby Rudge (1841)
Benjamin’s Barn (1990)
Benjamin’s imagination fills his barn with everything from a rhinoceros to a pirate ship.
Three Jovial Huntsmen (1973)
The three jovial huntsmen set out for a day's sport, but nary a beast do they see.
Grammar in Rhyme (1868)
An introduction to the parts of speech. Read for free online at the University of Florida.
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.
The Yellow Dwarf (1875)
A selfish princess is cured and marries her prince. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
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.
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.
This is the author’s third collection of nonsense, which includes one hundred new limericks. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The Hornblower Companion (1964)
The author comments on his fictional creation.
The Young Hornblower (1964)
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.
Peter Pan (1951)
The story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, his foster mother Wendy, and his great adversary James Hook.
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.
A Christmas story about a cow horse and a bad man.
The Drovers Road Collection (2003)
A collection including Drovers Road, Cape Lost and The Golden Country.
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.
The Pavilion (1969)
The Haverard cousins discover a music pavilion at the back of Kitsons’.
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.
The big red hen disappears while the triplets are looking after their aunt’s chickens, but brings three new chicks when she comes back.
Twenty-three favorite rhymes in a larger format.
Spooky Pookie (2015)
Little Pookie can’t decide on his Halloween costume.
Great Expectations (1979)
Young Pip has a patron -- but who? This edition includes Dickens’ original ending where Pip and Estella are not reconciled.
This first omnibus volume contains:
- The Diverting History of John Gilpin (1878)
- The House That Jack Built (1878)
- The Babes in the Wood (1879)
- Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog (1879)
Read online at archive.org.
The Country Book (1924)
Two children spend time in the country.
This is a facsimile of a nonsense alphabet originally written in 1849. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
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.
This volume reprints the Thimble Theater daily strips from 1930 and 1931 as Popeye continues to dominate the storyline.
Still smarting from his defeat by Tom, Captain Najork comes back for more.
Little Red Riding Hood (2007)
A girl, a cape, a grandmother, a wolf and a woodcutter.
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.
Time for School, Nathan! (1989)
Nicholas Alexander is jealous when Nathan starts off for his first day in school.
Robinson writes a series of essays, illuminated by his many adventures. Read online at archive.org.
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.