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Half Magic (1954)

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): N. M. Bodecker

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective, and illustrated by Sidney Paget.

Author(s): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Illustrator(s): Sidney Paget

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Linnets and Valerians (1964)

Fleeing the threat of boarding schools, the four Linnet children leave their grandmother’s house and find refuge with their uncle and enter a magical kingdom.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): Ian Ribbons

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A Book of Discoveries (1910)

Mac and Robin spend the summer holidays mainly messing about in boats. Read now.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): Gordon Browne

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The Horse Who Lived Upstairs (1944)

Joey lives in the city and pulls a vegetable cart, but longs for the country, until he gets to try farm life for himself.

Author(s): Phyllis McGinley
Illustrator(s): Helen Stone

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (1903)

The first of four volumes in Howard Pyle’s history of The Matter of Britain - that is the story of King Arthur. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Howard Pyle
Illustrator(s): Howard Pyle

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McElligot’s Pool (1947)

You don’t know what you might catch when you go fishing in McElligot’s pool.

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Author(s): Dr. Seuss
Illustrator(s): Dr. Seuss

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The Cat in the Hat (1957)

A cat in a hat comes calling and makes a mess.

Author(s): Dr. Seuss
Illustrator(s): Dr. Seuss

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Gulliver’s Travels (1921)

Lemuel Gulliver is shipwrecked in various strange countries, including those of the Lilliputians, Brobdingnagians and Houyhnhnms. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Illustrator(s): Louis Rhead
Frank Schoonover

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The Hungry Tiger of Oz (1926)

The Hungry Tiger of Oz (1926) is the twentieth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the sixth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was Illustrated by John R. Neill. Betsy Bobbin and Carter Green, the vegetable man escape from Rash with Prince Evered with the help of the Hungry Tiger.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)

Tom, Huck and Jim embark on an airship and travel to North Africa. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): Dan Beard

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Superpower (1987)

The story of the building of #1070, prototype locomotive of the Berkshire class 2-8-4 by the Lima Locomotive Works.

Author(s): David Weitzman
Illustrator(s): David Weitzman

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Nicholas and the Fast Moving Diesel (1948)

Nicholas and his friend help save the train when the engineer and fireman are laid low by poisoned tea.

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

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St. Luke’s Life of Christ (1956)

A free modern English translation of the Gospel according to St. Luke.

Author(s): St. Luke
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Mr Biff the Boxer (1980)

Mr. Biff and Mr. Bop are in training for the big charity match.

Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg

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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.

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

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The Two Towers (1999)

In volume two of the Lord of the Rings, the fellowship is sundered. Frodo, Sam and Gollum to Mordor, Merry and Pippin to Isengard and Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli to Rohan.

Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (1993)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around.

A classic action rhyme.

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

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Ten Little Bears (1999)

A counting rhyme featuring teddy bears.

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

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Oh, Were They Ever Happy! (1978)

One Saturday morning while their parents are away, the three Noonan children decide to paint the house. Read online at archive.org.

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

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