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Copycats (1992)

An omnilbus containing Parrot Cat, Elephant Cat, Polar Bear Cat, Crab Cat and Spider Cat. First published individually in Great Britain in 1984 by Walker Books Ltd., London

Author(s): Nicola Bayley
Illustrator(s): Nicola Bayley

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The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems (1903)

Includes The Hunting of the Snark and poems from Rhyme? and Reason?, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and Sylvie and Bruno. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Illustrator(s): Peter Newell
Robert Murray Wright

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The Peterkin Papers (1880)

A collection of nonsense stories about the family of Peterkins who rely on the Lady from Philadelphia to extricate them from their troubles.

read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Lucretia P. Hale
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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Pagoo (1957)

The life history of a hermit crab.

 

Author(s): Holling C. Holling
Illustrator(s): Holling C. Holling
Lucille Webster Holling

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Rock Hounds (1958)

When Eddie’s cousin Priscilla joins him at science camp he is certain she will ruin it for him.

Author(s): Evelyn Sibley Lampman
Illustrator(s): Arnold Spilka

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Oak and Company (1983)

The life story of a two hundred year old oak tree and its environment.

Author(s): Richard Mabey
Illustrator(s): Clare Roberts

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Henry Reed, Inc. (1955)

Henry Reed spends the summer in Grover’s Corner and sets up a business with Midge Glass.

Author(s): Keith Robertson
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Penrod and Sam (1916)

Further adventures of Penrod Schofield and his friend Sam Williams, culminating in the dance party at Amy Rennsdale’s -- “Must ‘a’ got your bumpus!” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): Worth Brehm

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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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Paul the Hero of the Fire (1948)

Paul runs away to join the carnival to help support his family. When a fire strikes, he leads the children to safety.

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

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The Minnow on the Say (1955)

David and Adam spend the summer in a canoe, The Minnow, on the River Say searching for a lost treasure.

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

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Ship’s Cook Ginger (1977)

Tim and Ginger are off on another sea voyage. When the crew is laid low by food poisoning the two friends must come to the rescue.

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

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The Polka-Dot Goat (1964)

Sham Babu discovers his little pet goat will dance to the tunes of his pipes.

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

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The Unicorn Alphabet (1989)

Unicorns introduce the alphabet.

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

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Magic Moments: A Book of Days (1990)

Poems and short quotations from classic children’s books accompany the illustrations by Michael Hague.

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

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Michael Hague’s Magical World of Unicorns (1999)

A collection of unicorn paintings with short poems and quotations.

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

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Bored - Nothing to Do! (1978)

Two brothers decide to build an airplane and it works!

Author(s): Peter Spier
Illustrator(s): Peter Spier

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We The People (1987)

Pictures illustrate the preamble to the constitution. Appendices include the text and portraits of the original signers.

Author(s): Peter Spier
Illustrator(s): Peter Spier

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Danny Beaver’s Secret (1953)

Danny Beaver prepares a surprise for his friends.

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

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I am a Bunny (1963)

Nicholas bunny describes the seasons of the year.

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

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