(1903 - 1975)
Louis Slobodkin (February 19, 1903 – May 1975) was an American sculptor, writer, and illustrator of numerous children’s books.
A collection of stories and poems about adventure for older children.
Stephen W. Meader
The Adventures of Arab (1946)
Arab is a merry-go-round horse who seeks his freedom. He and a coach horse strike a bargain and trade places and what happens next is rather unusual.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1946)
In the 1840s a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid, in the Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.
Tales, true, legendary and fairy about the Moorish palace in Granada.
The Amiable Giant (1955)
When the Amiable Giant comes to visit, Gwendolyn is the only one who can hear what he says. Everyone else is too frightened, except the wicked Wizard, who is deaf.
The Beautiful Culpeppers (1963)
One day Debby’s father cuts her a family of paper dolls, and a house for them to live in.
Bixxy and the Secret Message (1949)
When Bixxy the carrier pigeon gets lost, the cub scouts come to his assistance.
Children Everywhere (1958)
A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.
The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)
An anthology of fairy tales, old and new. The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun.
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Circus April 1st (1953)
Bo the elephant gets separated from the Barton and Carlin Circus, but manages to find his way back in time for the grand entrance parade.
Clean Clarence (1959)
Clarence is not piggish, but after a time he wearies of his television show and just wants to be a pig.
Michael’s train starts in the living room, and brings you back home again.
Colette and the Princess (1965)
Colette and her kitten Chou Chou save the people of Grasse from the caprice of the Princess Pauline.
This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Eighteen selections from classic novels.
James Fenimore Cooper
Sir Walter Scott
Hilda van Stockum
Eighteen stories set in different countries.
Eighteen stories set in America.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Cowboy Twins (1960)
The Cowboy twins set out for their ranch in Oklahoma.
Dinny and Danny (1951)
The adventures of Danny and his pet dinosaur, Dinny.
Evie and Cookie (1957)
The further adventures of Evie and her pet, Cookie, the wonderful kangaroo, including the story of the great kangaroo garden party.
Evie’s pet kangaroo is named Cookie. She is very neat and polite.
Excuse Me! Certainly! (1959)
Willie finds that politeness is important.
The First Book of Drawing (1958)
A primer for the budding artist on drawing.
Fo’castle Waltz (1945)
The artist ships out for the Argentine.
The Friendly Animals (1944)
Animals are our friends and we should treat them with kindness.
Fun and Fantasy (1958)
An anthology of imaginative stories and poems for older readers.
A biography of the Italian revolutionary.
Gertie is not happy with her job, but has a lively sense of humor as she looks for something better.
Gogo the French Seagull (1960)
Gogo, the gourmet French seagull follows the Queen of France back and forth across the Atlantic.
A Good Place to Hide (1961)
Susan needs a good place to hide from her brothers and their spider-in-a-glass-jar, and she finds it.
Elizabeth is the horse with the high-heeled shoes and this is the story of how she gives them up.
The Hundred Dresses (1944)
Wanda wears the same dress to school, but she has a hundred dresses at home in her closet.
Hustle and Bustle (1948)
The two hippos at the zoo have a falling out. Can the townspeople get them back together again?
Io Sono I Am (1962)
Learn forty-one words of Italian with this amusing picture book.
Jonathan and the Rainbow (1948)
A pirate captain, a boy just learning to read and The Rainbow Painter’s Society Chapter Number One-Nine-Thee-Eight -- and one very beautiful rainbow rolled up in the cellar.
The young king has a counselor for everything, except for fishing. When the blacksmith recovers his lost crown the king decides to make him the counselor of counselors, and the counselor for fishing.
The Late Cuckoo (1962)
One day the the Sultan of Garabia comes to a Swiss cuckoo clock maker’s shop and wishes to buy all of his clocks for his nieces and nephews and dozens of cousins, but he insists that they must all be accurate and one of the cuckoos is late!
Lenin along with Hitler, Mao, and his successor Stalin was one of the greatest monsters of the twentieth century.
Sometimes having a voice like a foghorn is not such a bad thing!
Little O (1957)
Further adventures of the children we met in The Saucepan Journey.
Love and Knishes (1956)
A guide to Jewish cooking.
Every Saturday Luigi takes the bus from Italy to Switzerland for his violin lesson with Professor Tagliatini. The new young soldier with the long nose who checks for smugglers steals his cakes from his lunch box, until one day Professor Tagliatini teaches him a lesson and reveals the real smugglers.
The Magic Fishbone (1953)
The Princess Alicia keeps the magic fishbone in her pocket until the right time.
Magic Michael (1944)
Michael likes to play Something-or-Other.
Many Moons (1943)
When the Princess Lenore falls ill of a surfeit of raspberry tarts, the only thing that can cure her is the Moon. But how will her father the King get it for her?
The Marshmallow Ghosts (1960)
The little ghosts go trick-or-treating as children!
Martin’s Dinosaur (1959)
Martin’s education has been neglected and he doesn’t recognize a dragon when he sees one.
Mazel Tov Y’All (1968)
A guide to Jewish baking.
Melvin the Moose Child (1957)
Melvin the moose child sets out for the North Woods to find another moose child to play with. Along the way he meets a beaver child, a deer child and a bear child.
The Middle Moffat (1942)
Jane is the mysterious middle Moffat whose adventures we follow in this second book about the Moffat family.
How much is a million?
The Moffats (1941)
The Moffats live on New Dollar Street with their widowed mother who is a seamstress.
When they see the golden penny, all the Chinese merchants are eager to give Moon Blossom whatever she needs, and give her mother a new junk. But what is the golden penny?
Mr. Mushroom (1950)
Mr. Mushroom is a good neighbor.
Mr. Papadilly and Willy (1964)
Mr. Papadilly and Willy try to retire from the circus but can’t stay away from it.
Every summer the families who return to Firefly Island go to Mr. Petersand to adopt a cat or kitten for the summer.
Mr. Spindles and the Spiders (1961)
Mr. Spindles is appalled when he finds spiders in his cupboards, but he learns to live and let live.
Nomi and the Lovely Animals (1960)
Poems about animals.
It’s more fun to do things with a friend -- or even a brother or sister!
Our Friendly Friends (1951)
Verses about our animal friends.
Peter the Great (1943)
A biography of the Russian Tsar who built St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea as his new capital.
Picco the Sad Italian Pony (1961)
Alfredo and Gina do everything they can think of to cheer up the little pony, but nothing works, until Alfredo has a brilliant idea.
The Polka-Dot Goat (1964)
Sham Babu discovers his little pet goat will dance to the tunes of his pipes.
The adventures of a little boy growing up in Sweden.
Read About the Busman (1967)
A history of mass transportation up to modern times and the busman.
Read About the Fireman (1967)
This is a history of fire fighting brought up to today.
Read About the Policeman (1966)
A history of policemen and policing, brought up to today.
Read About the Postman (1966)
A history of the post office and the people who make it work.
Red Head (1951)
Fritz had hair of a beautiful red,
Not auburn, or ginger, or sandy, but red.
Robin Hood and his merry men make life difficult for the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Round Trip Space Ship (1968)
Eddie’s friend Marty takes him on a trip to Marty’s home planet of Martinea.
Rufus M. (1943)
In this volume of the history of the Moffat family, Rufus, the youngest sets out to make the family fortune.
Sarah Somebody (1969)
In Poland, around 1900, a little girl learns to read and write.
The Saucepan Journey (1951)
The Larsson family takes to the road in a caravan drawn by two percherons to sell Papa’s whistling sauce pan.
Practical instruction for the budding sculptor.
The Seaweed Hat (1947)
Patty joins the captain for a tour of the bottom of the sea, protected by her seaweed hat.
The Shoes Fit for a King (1956)
The shoes are impatient to see the King so they run off to the palace with ruinous results. But all ends well.
Small but Wiry (1963)
A selection from The Middle Moffat.
The Space Ship in the Park (1972)
Marty from Martinea is back and takes Eddie and his friend Willie to visit the planet on the back side of the moon.
Eddie tours the United States with his friend Marty from Martinea in his new space ship.
Eddie is visiting his grandmother’s farm when a space ship lands in the apple orchard.
Mr. Todd, scion of a long line of weathermen, solves the problem of how to be always correct about the weather, with a little help from the Wind and the Sun.
They’re Your Teeth! (1949)
How to take care of your teeth.
A Thousand for Sicily (1964)
A young British journalist follows Garibaldi on his Sicilian campaign.
The Three-Seated Space Ship (1962)
Marty the Martinean is back for another visit with his friend Eddie and they are off to London, with Eddie’s grandmother along for the ride.
Too Many Mittens (1958)
When Donny lost one of his red mittens, the whole neighborhood turned to and brought every lost red mitten they found to his house, until Donny’s family had more mittens than they knew what to do with.
Trick or Treat (1959)
One Halloween, there are lights on in the old haunted house, so the children knock on the door and go in, one by one -- and don’t come out again -- until …
Up High and Down Low (1960)
A mountain goat and a lamb trade places for a day, but find themselves out of place and are happy to return home.
Upside-Down Town (1958)
As you might guess, everything is upside-down in this strange town, but the inhabitants seem to enjoy it.
Ventures Book 4 (1965)
A reader for fourth grade students.
The Warmhearted Polar Bear (1957)
Whitey is a polar bear who is tamed by a ship’s crew and doesn’t want to go back to the rough life of the arctic -- so he heads for Florida.
The Wide-Awake Owl (1958)
Olga the owl cannot get to sleep. She asks all the other birds and animals but nothing works, until at last the thrush explains the secret to her.
Wilbur the Warrior (1972)
The history of King Wilbur and the War of the Royal Gooseberries.
Yasu and the Strangers (1965)
Yasu is on a school trip to the temple of Nara in Japan when he finds a fawn and two American tourists who are lost.