(1896 - 1957)
Helen Sewell was a children’s book illustrator and author. She won a 1955 Caldecott Honor for The Thanksgiving Story and illustrated several Newbery Honor novels. Some of her papers were donated to the University of Minnesota.
ABC for Everyday (1930)
An ABC picture book.
Ann Frances (1935)
A story about the everyday doings of a five year old girl.
Away Goes Sally (1934)
In this first book about Sally she journeys from Massachusetts to Maine over the snow in a house on runners.
Azor can talk to the animals, but no one believes him until …
Azor and the Blue-Eyed Cow (1951)
The blue-eyed cow has her own idea of how a cow should behave and only Azor understands her. And yes, there is a Santa Claus.
Azor and the Haddock (1949)
Azor, the boy who talks to the animals, catches a haddock, which he wants to keep as a pet, but the fish is not interested.
Baby Island (1937)
When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. With them are four babies.
The bears were nowhere to be seen when Jonathan went over the mountain, but it is getting dark as he starts on his return journey.
A Bee in Her Bonnet (1944)
A young girl living on a farm in Nebraska takes up apiculture.
Belinda the Mouse (1944)
Peter and Judy have an almost-grown-up older sister, who does not appreciate it when they play with her things.
Two stories in one volume.
The Big Green Umbrella (1944)
One day the big green umbrella sets out to see the world and travels to China and back.
Birthdays for Robin (1943)
Robin asks and asks and finally gets a dog for his birthday.
The little ducks learn to fly on their own.
The Blue-Eyed Lady (1942)
Pip and Nanny’s mother is an angel in heaven. A Christmas story.
Bluebonnets For Lucinda (1934)
Lucinda live on an island of the coast of Texas and comes to the mainland when the bluebonnets are in bloom.
Boat Children of Canton (1944)
A brother and sister displaced by the war in China go in search of their family.
Thirty classic myths from Greece.
The Brave Bantam (1946)
A hen goes all out for the War Production Board in World War II.
Broomstick and Snowflake (1933)
Broomstick the tanner’s son falls in love with Snowflake the giant’s daughter but must rescue her from the gnomes before he can make her his wife in this Norwegian fairy tale.
Building a House in Sweden (1931)
An illustrated look at how they build houses in Sweden.
By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939)
Pa takes a job on the railroad and move Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie and Grace to the Dakota Territory where they spend the winter in a surveyor’s shanty.
The Children’s Hour Volume 1 (1953)
A large collection of classic picture books.
William Pène du Bois
A. A. Milne
H. A. Rey
Elizabeth Orton Jones
Ernest H. Shepard
Nora S. Unwin
Chloe Marr (1946)
A young woman’s life in London on stage and in the world of publishing.
Christmas Magic (1944)
Come spend Christmas Eve in a toy shop with Santa.
Based on a true story from Wiscasset, Maine.
Cinderella’s godmother makes it possible for her to attend the prince’s ball, but she loses her glass slipper.
Eighteen stories set in America.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Colonel’s Squad (1952)
A fictional account of an American Army Colonel who brings five Russian orphans home with him to America.
A collection of original fairy tales. The author and illustrator were childhood friends. Read online at archive.org.
A selection of poems by a famous Black American poet.
The Fair American (1940)
Sally’s Aunt Deborah is now married to Andrew’s father Captain Patterson. They all go on a voyage on the Fair American. In France they take on a cabin boy, Pierre.
Farmer Boy (1933)
The story of Almanzo Wilder growing up with his brother Royal and his two sisters on a big farm in New York state.
A First Bible (1934)
Selections from the King James version.
Five Bushel Farm (1939)
Andrew Patterson, a ship captain’s son from Boston comes to live with Sally and her aunt.
The Golden Christmas Manger (1948)
A creche with cut out figures and a book containing the Christmas story.
Good Times Together (1958)
An anthology of stories and poems about children around the world for younger readers.
Good Times Together (1958)
A Head for Happy (1931)
Letty makes a doll out of a pillow, but what to do for a head? So the three sisters set out to travel the world to find Happy a head.
In the Beginning (1954)
The creation story.
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.
Jimmy and Jemima (1940)
When Jimmy joins the boy scouts, he no longer has time for his little sister Jemima until …
In this, the first volume of her family saga, Laura Ingalls is living with her Ma and Pa, sisters Mary and Carrie in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, near Lake Pepin.
Little House on the Prairie (1935)
In the second book of the Little House series, Pa takes the family and sets out for Indian Territory to stake a claim.
Little Town on the Prairie (1941)
In the seventh book of her biographical series, Laura is living with Ma, Pa, Mary, Carrie and Grace in De Smet and earns her teaching certificate.
The Long Winter (1940)
The Indians warn that there will be a hard winter so Pa moves Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie and Grace to his store building in town for the winter.
Six short stories by the author of Winnie the Pooh.
Poems, mainly about animals.
Ming and Mehitable (1936)
Mehitabe’s dog Ming is her best friend, but when she dresses him up like a doll he runs away.
Mr. Hermit Crab (1929)
A fairy tale about two young girls, a Malicious Fairy and a young giant, Mr. Hermit Crab.
Mrs. McThing (1952)
Mrs. Howard V. Larue III, a very wealthy widow, makes a big mistake when she refuses to let Mimi, a little girl who claims her mother is a witch, play with her only son, Howay.
On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937)
In the fourth volume of her history Laura and the Ingalls family move to Minnesota and live in a dugout on the banks of Plum Creek.
Once There Was a Little Boy (1946)
The author’s imagination appears to have run away with her, but the pictures are well done.
Peggy and the Pony (1936)
Peggy’s mother takes her on vacation to France, but Peggy would rather be riding a pony.
Two children living with their cat in Bavaria.
The story of a wooden puppet who becomes a real boy. This edition has been shortened by the editor.
Poems of Emily Dickinson (1952)
A generous selection from the work of the great American poet.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
When Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy refuses to dance with her Elizabeth Bennett is confirmed in her prejudice that he is filled with pride. On further acquaintance she is forced to revise her opinion.
Six short stories, mainly about young children, verging on nonsense.
A Round of Carols (1935)
Thirty-four carols for all the year round.
Sally Gabble and the Fairies (1929)
When Sally Gabble traps a fairy in her garden, her troubles are just beginning.
Secrets and Surprises (1951)
An elementary school reader.
Sense and Sensibility (1957)
When Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters find themselves in realtive poverty with only the income of ten thousand pounds ($100,000 per year in current money) to live on, she determines to move to a different part of the country, near a cousin who offers them a suitable residence at a small rent. The elder Miss Dashwood is already in love and her younger sister soon contrives to fall in love as well.
Shark! Shark! (1934)
An early account of sport fishing for shark.
Stories of Early America (1958)
Stories and poems about early American history for younger children.
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
This story collection includes ‘The Brave Automobiles’ by Antoniorrobles with illustrations by William Pene du Bois.
A collection of stories that had appeared in Story Parade Magazine.
Tag-Along Tooloo (1941)
Tooloo is too little to play with the big girls, but she still wants to tag-along.
Ten Saints (1936)
Brief lives of ten saints, including Francis, Christopher and Patrick.
The Thanksgiving Story (1954)
A retelling of the story of the Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving.
These Happy Golden Years (1943)
In the eighth book of her biography Laura Ingalls becomes Mrs. Almanzo Wilder.
The Three Kings of Saba (1955)
The story of the three wise men who traveled to Bethlehem.
Three Tall Tales (1947)
Three tall tales about lazy animals and their owners.
Where is Adelaide? (1933)
Adelaide is an orphan girl who is such a handful she is passed from relative to relative, ending up with her mother’s best friend.
The White Horse (1942)
Voyaging on the Fair American to Genoa, Sally, Andrew and Captain Patterson are captured by Moroccan pirates.
The Wonderful Day (1946)
Sally and Andrew must rally around to save Five Bushel Farm.
An illustrated selection of proverbs.
A history of the Brontë siblings between 1825 and 1830.