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Lois Lenski

Author, Illustrator

(1893 - 1974)

Lois Lenski

Lois Lenski was a popular and prolific American writer and illustrator of picture books and children’s and young-adult fiction.



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A-Going to the Westward (1937)

A story of pioneers settling in Ohio in the 1810’s.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Adventure in Understanding (1968)

A collection of the author’s speeches.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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All Passion Spent (1931)

A novel about an elderly woman who gives up a great inheritance to live quietly. Dust jacket by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Virginia Sackville-West
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Alphabet People (1928)

An alphabet of rhymes about people in a child’s life such as ‘O is for Organ grinder.’

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Animals for Me (1941)

A simple picture book for very young children about the animals around us.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Arabella and Her Aunts (1932)

Its all four aunts can do to keep one niece entertained for four days while her parents are away.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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At Our House (1959)

A Read-and-Sing book about things around the house.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Baby Car (1937)

The adventures of Mr. Small and his Baby Car. This is the British edition.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Bayou Suzette (1943)

The daily adventures of two girls on Bayou Barataria.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Beginning Language Arts Instruction with Children (1961)

An elementary school reader. Includes a short poem by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Harold G. Shane
Et al
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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Benny and His Penny (1931)

Benny has too many choices for his penny so he just keeps it.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Berries in the Scoop (1956)

A story about families growing cranberries on Cape Cod.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Betsy - Tacy (1940)

Five year old Betsy is delighted when red-headed Tacy moves in across the street and soon the two girls are inseparable.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (1943)

Betsy and Tacy are growing up and explore their town of Deep Valley.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (1942)

Betsy and Tacy are joined by Tib in these adventures.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Betsy-Tacy and Tib (1941)

Betsy and Tacy gain a new friend when Tib moves to Deep Valley.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Betsy-Tacy Treasury (1995)

Includes the first four Betsy-Tacy books: Betsy-Tacy, Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Betsy and Tacy Go over the Big Hill and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Big Little Davy (1956)

Follows Davy from a baby just learning to crawl until he goes off to his first day of school.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Blue Ridge Billy (1946)

A story about life in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, before the coming of the motor car.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Blueberry Corners (1940)

An historical novel about two young girls growing up in Connecticut in the 1840’s.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A Book of Enchantment (1928)

A collection of thirteen fairy tales.

Author(s): Kathleen Adams
Frances Elizabeth Atchinson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A Book of Princess Stories (1927)

Seventeen princess stories.

Author(s): Kathleen Adams
Frances Elizabeth Atchinson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Boom Town Boy (1948)

One family lives the excitement of the Oklahoma oil boom.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Bound Girl of Cobble Hill (1938)

A story of the early republic where a young orphan is indentured.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Candle-Light Stories (1927)

A collection of traditional folk and fairy tales.

Author(s): Veronica S. Hutchinson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Children’s Hour with Mother Goose Jingles (1929)

A collection of Mother Goose rhymes.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Children’s Hour with The Three Bears and Other Stories (1929)

Includes The Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington and His Cat.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Chimney Corner Fairy Tales (1926)

A collection of traditional fairy tales.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Chimney Corner Poems (1929)

A collection of famous poems for children.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Emily Dickinson
Ann Taylor
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Chimney Corner Stories: Tales for Little Children (1925)

A collection of stories for children.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art Volume Nine (1939)

A collection of Christmas art, stories, songs and poems. Includes The Pink China Bonbon Dish by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art Volume Seven (1937)

Pictures and stories centered around Christmas. Includes ‘How Christmas Came to Blueberry Corners’ by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Selma Lagerlöf
Lois Lenski
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1922)

The classic tale of the neglected daughter.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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City Poems (1971)

A collection of the author’s poems about city life.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Coal Camp Girl (1959)

Tina and her family live in a West Virginia coal mining town and her father and brothers are miners.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Corn Farm Boy (1954)

The life of an Iowa farm family.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Cotton in My Sack (1949)

A story about the life of Arkansas field laborers.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Cowboy Small (1949)

The adventures of Cowboy Small.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Davy and His Dog (1957)

A very ordinary day for Davy and his dog.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Davy Goes Places (1961)

Davy gets about on cars, trucks, trains and scooters.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Davy’s Day (1943)

We follow Davy through his daily activities.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Debbie and Her Dolls (1970)

Debbie’s brother and sister hide her dolls, but she manages to find them.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Debbie and Her Family (1969)

We get to meet all of Debbie’s family as they gather for great-grandpa’s ninetieth birthday party.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Debbie and Her Grandma (1967)

Debbie goes to visit her grandma.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Debbie and Her Pets (1971)

Debbie wonders which of her pets is the best.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Debbie Goes to Nursery School (1970)

Lets go to nursery school with Debbie.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Debbie Herself (1969)

Tells about Debbie’s daily activities in verse.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Deer Valley Girl (1968)

Two Vermont families are reconciled after a three-generation feud.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A Dog Came to School (1955)

Spot follows Davy to school.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Dolls from the Land of Mother Goose: Cut-Outs (1918)

Cut-out dolls on a Mother Goose theme.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Donkey Cart (1946)

Linda and her brother spend the summer on their uncle’s farm.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Down Town: A Betsy-Tacy Story (1943)

In this fourth volume of the Betsy-Tacy series, the girls get enthusiastic about the drama and have many adventures. Betsy discovers the new Carnegie library. The first printing was slightly larger format than later printings of the first edition.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Dream Days (1922)

Kenneth Grahame’s second volume of reminiscences of childhood include his story The Reluctant Dragon. This is the second illustrated edition and was published only in Britain. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Easter Rabbit’s Parade (1936)

The farm animals prepare an Easter Basket for Ann Eliza.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Edgar: The 7:58 (1938)

Edgar decides he has a right to arrive in Pittsville by 7:58 and he proceeds to astonish his train crew and the Boy.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Fact and Story Readers: Book Four (1931)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Henry Suzzallo
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Fairy Tales Children Love (1932)

Nine classic fairy tales.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Famous Fairy Tales (1922)

A collection of fairy tales. Cinderella is illustrated by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Famous Rhymes: Mother Goose (1923)

Mother Goose rhymes.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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Fireside Poems (1930)

A collection of poems for children.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Fireside Stories (1927)

Fourteen well-loved folk and fairy stories.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The First Thanksgiving (1942)

A nine-year-old girl travels from Maine to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving and hears her grandmother’s story of the first Thanksgiving.

Author(s): Lena Barksdale
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Five and Ten (1943)

Molly gets five new pennies for her birthday and is off to Woolworth’s to spend them.

Author(s): Roberta Whitehead
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Flood Friday (1956)

When a Vermont town is inundated by flood waters, the townspeople seek refuge in the high school.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Florida, My Florida (1971)

A collection of poems about her adopted state.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Frontiers Old and New (1940)

An elementary school reader.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Cornelia Meigs
Et al
Illustrator(s): Neil O’Keefe
Nicholas Riley

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The Golden Age (1921)

Memories of growing up orphaned by Kenneth Grahame. This was the first book Lois Lenski illustrated. It was not republished in America.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of Canada (1938)

A collection of short stories by Canadian authors or with Canadian settings.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Thomas Morris Longstreth
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of Our America (1929)

A collection of short stories about earlier times in America.

Author(s): Dorothy Canfield
Hamlin Garland
Joel Chandler Harris
Bret Harte
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Far West (1935)

A collection of short stories by western writers or on western themes.

Author(s): Bret Harte
Jack London
Mark Twain
Stewart Edward White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Old South (1930)

A collection of short stories by southern authors or about the old south.

Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
O. Henry
Edgar Allen Poe
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Old South (1930)

A collection of short stories by southern authors or about the old south.

Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
O. Henry
Edgar Allen Poe
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Prairie States (1932)

A collection of short stories by midwestern writers.

Author(s): Hamlin Garland
Booth Tarkington
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Golden Tales of the Southwest (1939)

A collection of short stories by southwestern authors or about the southwestern United States.

Author(s): O. Henry
Helen Hunt Jackson
Stewart Edward White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Gooseberry Garden (1934)

A book about gardens, including a song.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Cecil James Sharp
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Grandmother Tippytoe (1931)

A story book featuring Grandmother Tippytoe who lives in a quaint little house with her trouble-making parrot, and funny animal and furniture family.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Green-Faced Toad and Other Stories (1921)

A collection of fairy tales.

Author(s): Vera B. Birch
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Growing Up with America (1941)

A collection of short stories about growing up in America.

Author(s): Louisa May Alcott
Dorothy Canfield
Eugene Field
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Et al

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A Hat-Tub Tale, or, On the Shores of the Bay of Fundy (1928)

Two unusual creatures live in a house on the shore of the Bay of Fundy.

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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High-Rise Secret (1966)

Life for Peggy in a high-rise development is rather grim.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Houseboat Girl (1957)

Patsy spends the summer on a houseboat on the Mississippi River.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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I Like Winter (1950)

The joys of a northern winter.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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I Went for a Walk (1958)

Pictures, poems and songs.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Ice Cream Is Good (1948)

An advertising piece for the National Dairy Council.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison (1941)

The story of a twelve year old English girl who was captured by a raiding party of Shawnee Indians and French Canadians. Her family was killed and she spent the rest of her life living with the Delaware and later the Seneca tribes.

1942

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Indigo Treasure (1941)

Growing indigo on a southern plantation.

Author(s): Frances Rogers
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Jack and the Beanstalk (1922)

Jack sells his mother’s cow for a handful of magic beans, and the rest is history.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Jack Horner’s Pie: A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1927)

A selection of nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Johnny Goes to the Fair (1932)

Johnny takes his pig to the County Fair.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Jolly Rhymes of Mother Goose (1932)

More Mother Goose rhymes.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Journey Into Childhood (1972)

The author was unhappy with this book as she thought the life had been edited out of it.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Judy’s Journey (1947)

The story of a family of migrant farm workers.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Let’s Play House (1944)

Molly, Polly and Peter play house.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A Letter to Popsey (1938)

The Tooseys need some livestock for their new farm home so they write to their Popsey to bring them when he comes.

Author(s): Mabel Guinnip La Rue
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Life I Live: Collected Poems (1965)

The author’s collected poetry.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Aeroplane (1939)

Pilot Small demonstrates how he flies his airplane.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Airplane (1938)

Pilot Small demonstrates how he flies his airplane in this American edition.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Auto (1934)

Mr. Small has many adventures in his little auto.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Little Baby Ann (1935)

Follows baby Ann through her first year.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Engine that Could (1930)

The Little Blue Engine thought she could, and she did.

Author(s): Mabel Caroline Bragg
Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Family (1932)

Introducing the Little family.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Farm (1942)

Farmer Small has chores to do from morn ‘til night.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Fire Engine (1946)

Mr. Small is a fireman today.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A Little Girl of Nineteen Hundred (1928)

A story of village life at the turn of the twentieth century based on the author’s own childhood.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Little Rag Doll (1930)

The little rag doll runs away when her owner mistreats her.

Author(s): Ethel Calvert Phillips
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Sail Boat (1937)

Captain Small takes his boat out for a sail. Fine introduction to the technical aspects of sailing.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Sailing Boat (1938)

This is the British edition of Captain Small’s sailing adventures. A good introduction to the technique of sailing.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Little Sioux Girl (1958)

Life on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Little Train (1940)

Today Mr. Small is an engineer on the freight from Tiny Town to the big city.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Living With Others (1952)

A collection of stories and poems about getting along with other people.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Lois Lenski: An Appreciation (1963)

A collection of essays by and about Lois Lenski published on the occasion of the awarding of a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Et al
Illustrator(s): None

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The Lois Lenski Collection in the Florida State University Library (1966)

A user’s guide to the Lois Lenski papers in the de Grummond collection. There is a discrepancy as WorldCat says 42 pages, but this copy has only 24 pages.

Author(s): Nancy Bird
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Lois Lenski: Friend of Children (1958)

A brief review of the work of Lois Lenski put out by her publishers.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Lois Lenski Storycatcher (2016)

A biography of the noted children’s book author and artist.

Author(s): Bobbie Malone
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Lois Lenski’s Big, Big Book of Mr. Small (1985)

An omnibus that combines the two collections of The Big Book of Mr. Small and More Mr. Small.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Lois Lenski’s Christmas Stories (1968)

Several Christmas stories from the author’s previously-published books, along with two new stories, poems and a play.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Makio 1915 (1915)

The Ohio State University yearbook for 1915. Lois Lenski was the art editor and contributed many sketches. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Mama Hattie’s Girl (1953)

A young African American girl experiences life in both the south, Florida, and the north, New York City in the 1950’s.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Manual for Teaching the Second Reader II (1958)

An elementary school reader. This volume include the teacher’s manual.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Odille Ousley
Tom Robinson
David H. Russell
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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A Merry-Go-Round of Modern Tales (1927)

A collection of stories designed to update traditional folk tales to the twentieth century.

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Monkey that Would not Kill (1925)

Two stories about Tricky or Gum, a mischievous monkey who could not be killed --hanged, drowned, blown up -- but not killed.

Author(s): Henry Drummond
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Mother Goose Rhymes (1932)

A collection of nursery rhymes illustrated by different artists.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Mother Goose Rhymes (1933)

A collection of nursery rhymes illustrated by different artists.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Lois Lenski

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Mother Goose Rhymes and Nursery Tales (1922)

A collection of nursery rhymes and stories.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Elizabeth Colborne
Lois Lenski
Et al

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Mother Makes Christmas (1940)

Sally and her mother make a Vermont Christmas out of nothing at all.

Author(s): Cornelia Meigs
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Mr. and Mrs. Noah (1948)

The ark, the animals and the flood.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Mr. Nip and Mr. Tuck (1930)

Those two peculiar creatures from the shores of the Bay of Fundy go adventuring in the Marie Celeste.

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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My Friend the Cow (1946)

A promotional booklet from the National Dairy Council.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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My Own ABC Book (1922)

Multiple words and pictures for each letter of the alphabet.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Colborne
Lois Lenski

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A Name for Obed (1941)

Obed goes to live in Maine with his Aunt Sarah who opens a candy shop in the house they own.

Author(s): Ethel Calvert Phillips
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Now It’s Fall (1948)

A poem and pictures about the joys of fall.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Ocean-Born Mary (1939)

A girl born on the voyage from Ireland to America grows up in New Hampshire in the 1700’s.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Odysseus: Sage of Greece (1931)

A retelling of the Odyssey.

Author(s): Alan Lake Chidsey
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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On a Summer Day (1953)

A poem and pictures of the joys of summer.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Once on Christmas (1938)

An old-time Christmas celebration.

Author(s): Dorothy Thompson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Over the Big Hill: A Betsy-Tacy Story (1942)

Betsy and Tacy are joined by Tib in this series of adventures. Later editions are titled Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill.

Author(s): Maud Hart Lovelace
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Papa Small (1951)

Through the week with the Small family.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Peanuts for Billy Ben (1952)

A farm family in Virginia raises peanuts.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Peep-Show Man (1924)

Three stories set on midsummer’s day, Hallowe’en, and Easter.

Author(s): Pádraic Colum
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Phebe Fairchild: Her Book (1936)

Phebe spends a year with her with her country cousins in Connecticut in the 1840’s.

1937

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Pinocchio (1946)

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy.

Author(s): Allen Chaffee
Carlo Collodi
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Pleasure of Your Company: A Footnote to Friendship (1940)

An essay on friendship. Dust jacket by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Frances Lester Warner
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Policeman Small (1962)

Today Mr. Small is the cop on the beat.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Prairie School (1951)

A story of school children in South Dakota and how they ‘fought the winter through.’

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Project Boy (1954)

Young families live in former army barracks after World War II.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Puritan Adventure (1944)

A story about the daily life of the Puritans in Massachusetts in the 1630’s.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Read-to-Me Storybook (1947)

An anthology of stories and poems for young children.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Kate Greenaway
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Miriam Clark Potter
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Rustam: Lion of Persia (1930)

A retelling of the Persian epic concerning the knight paladin Rustam from the Shahnameh or Book of Kings of Ferdowsi, written around 1000 A.D.

Author(s): Alan Lake Chidsey
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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San Francisco Boy (1955)

A story about a family of Chinese Americans who live in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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A Scotch Circus: The Story of Tammas Who Rode the Dragon (1934)

A story about a circus.

Author(s): Tom Powers
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Shoo-Fly Girl (1963)

A story about a six year old Amish girl and her family.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Sing a Song of People (1987)

Poems about city life.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Giles Laroche

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Sing a Song of Sixpence (1930)

A book of nursery rhymes printed on cloth.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Skipping Village: A Town of Not So Long Ago (1927)

Life in a small town in Ohio at the end of the nineteenth century. Based on the author’s own childhood.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Songs of Mr. Small (1954)

Twenty-one songs of Mr. Small.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Songs of the City (1956)

Songs about life in the city.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Spinach Boy (1930)

What will become of Spinach Boy when the spinach crop fails?

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Spring Is Here (1945)

A poem and pictures about the joys of spring.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Stories Children Love (1927)

Nine classic fairy tales.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Elizabeth Colborne
Lois Lenski

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The Story of Bread (1927)

This book about the history of bread baking was part of a series of books associated the the City and Country School in New York. The dust jacket is by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Elizabeth Watson
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty
Lois Lenski

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Story Parade A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (1936)

This story collection includes ‘The Brave Automobiles’ by Antoniorrobles with illustrations by William Pene du Bois.

Author(s): Emily Dickinson
William Pène du Bois
Antonio Robles
Et al
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois
Lois Lenski
Helen Sewell
Lynd Ward
Et al

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Story Parade Gold Book (1941)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade Magazine.

1941

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Lois Lenski
Robert McCloskey
Et al

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Story Parade Red Book (1937)

A collection of 39 stories for boys and girls by noted authors, and with numerous illustrations.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Margaret Wise Brown
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Charles Finger
Et al
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon
Lois Lenski
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Henry C. Pitz
Kate Seredy
Et al

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Storytime Tales (1950)

A collection of sixty-seven favorite stories, poems and songs. There is also an early edition with forty-two selections.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Lois Lenski
Carl Sandburg
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Corinne Malvern

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Strawberry Girl (1945)

Birdie Boyer and her family move to Florida to raise strawberries.

1946

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Sugarplum House (1935)

Everything is beautifully arranged by the dolls of the Sugarplum family until Timmie the puppy arrives on the scene.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Surprise for Davy (1947)

It’s Davy’s fourth birthday!

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Surprise for Mother (1934)

Three sisters make a cake for mother’s birthday.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Surprise Place (1945)

Ellen Surprise and her brother Ronnie live in a fishing village in Nova Scotia.

Author(s): Mary Graham Bonner
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Susie Mariar (1939)

Susie Mariar fell in the fire,
The fire was so hot, she jumped in the pot …

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Texas Tomboy (1950)

There is a drought in cattle country in this story of Charlotte and her ranching family.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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There Were Giants (1929)

An anthology of stories about giants.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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They Came from France (1943)

Pierre settles his mother and siblings in New Orleans while his father continues to the California gold fields.

1943

Author(s): Clara Ingram Judson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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They Came From France (1957)

Pierre looks after his mother and siblings in New Orleans while their father goes west to try his luck in the California gold fields.

Author(s): Clara Ingram Judson
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski
Kevin Royt

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They Stooped to Folly (1929)

Dust jacket by Lois Lenski.

Author(s): Ellen Glasgow
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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To Be a Logger (1967)

Joel grows up in a logging family in Oregon.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Treasure Book of Favorite Tales (1936)

A collection of thirty-six stories. Includes Little Folks of Other Lands, fairy tales and fables.

Author(s): Watty Piper
Illustrator(s): Eulalie Minfred Banks
Elizabeth Colborne
Holling C. Holling
Lucille Webster Holling
Lois Lenski
Et al

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Twenty-Two Short Stories of America (1937)

An anthology of fiction about early America.

Author(s): Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Bret Harte
Cornelia Meigs
Booth Tarkington
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Twilight of Magic (1930)

The twins, Giles and Anne, with assistance of Agnes the Applewoman come to the aid of the King.

Author(s): Hugh Lofting
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Two Brothers and Their Animal Friends (1929)

Bored, two brothers go for a walk and meet many interesting friends.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Washington Picture Book (1930)

A travel book about Washington, District of Columbia.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Are Thy Children (1952)

A collection of hymns for children.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Live by the River (1956)

Three children who live along rivers of America: Janey on the Pearl River, Lola Mae on an island in the Mississippi, and Sammy Joe on the bank of the Ohio River.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Live in the City (1954)

Stories about a newsboy, shoeshine boy and a girl who lives in a penthouse along with seven poems about city living.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Live in the Country (1960)

Short stories about children who live on different types of farms, including a tree farm, a cotton farm, a chicken farm and a sheep ranch.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Live in the North (1965)

Three short stories about children who live in Michigan: an auto worker’s son, one whose family has a cherry orchard and one who lives on a Christmas tree farm.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Live in the South (1952)

Four stories about children who live in the southern United States.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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We Live in the Southwest (1962)

Three stories about the southwestern United States.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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When I Grow Up (1960)

A song for a boy and a song for a girl about what they might become when they grow up. A Read-and-Sing book.

Author(s): Clyde Robert Bulla
Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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The Wonder City: A Picture Book of New York (1929)

A tour of New York City.

Author(s): Lois Lenski
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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