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365 bedtime Nursery Rhymes : A Rhyme for Every Day in the Year

By: N/A

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006614

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Whitman Publishing Nr 5049, 381 pp, green quarter cloth with pictorial boards. Spine slightly cocked, corners chipped, some edge wear and chipping, 3/4" tear near center of rear board, a few other nicks and scuffs to boards. Diamond patterned end papers with drawings of a toy or pet inside each diamond. Jacket in new Brodart with moderate edge wear and chipping especially along alap edges, some rubbing, a number of small holes from insect damage, an old price in cray... View more info

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Across Five Aprils

By: Hunt, Irene

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1965

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000934

ISBN: 0448170329

Condition: Good


Covers a bit creased/scuffed. Minor shelf wear, A couple pages creased. Owner's initials (?) inked inside front cover. "The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. " Newbery Medal Runner-up. Est Level: 5th grade and above; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Adam of the Road

By: Gray, Elizabeth J.

Price: $2.45

Publisher: New York, Viking Seafarer: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 006965

ISBN: 0670050806

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear, scuffing to front cover. Spine cracked through at page 103 with the preceeding 20 pages tenuously attached, but all pages present. Owner's names inside cover. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. A Newbery Award winner. "Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel through the open roads of 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his red spaniel, ... View more info

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Adam of the Road (Puffin Newbery Library)

By: Gray, Elizabeth J.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Puffin Books: 1987

Edition: 27th Edition; Twenty-Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 008187

ISBN: 014032464X

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little scuffing, text clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. A Newbery Award Book. "Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel through the open roads of 13th century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his red spaniel, Nick. But when his father suddenly disappears and Nick is stolen, Adam finds himself alone searching these same roads filled with rich merchants, pilgrims with cockleshells upon their hats, farming folk driving pigs... View more info

Alaska Challenge

By: Clarke, Tom E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Lothrop Lee & Shepard: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005890

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Blue cloth boards. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards. Ex-library with usual stamps. Text is clean and bright. "It had started out to be a miserable summer for Jerry Nelson - with his father in the hospital recovering from an automobile accident and his mother so worried about him - and about finances, too. And Jerry only adding to her worries! At least, that was the way it looked the night he was picked up in a car driven by a hot-rodding friend and esco... View more info

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An Old Fashioned Boy

By: Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson)

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Chicago, M. A. Donohue & Co.:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006445

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Part of M. A. Donohue & Co."s "The Golden Days Series;" no publication date given. 346 pp., orange cloth boards with black lettering, pastedowns show silhouette of boy fishing with dog at his side, glossy color frontispiece tipped in of three boys fishing. Front board is spotted, spine sunned and frayed along top and back edge, corners bumped and chipped, webbing exposed between frontispiece and title page. Appears to be ex-library because it has a "Da... View more info

An Old-Fashioned Girl

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1911

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005839

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear & bumping, boards spotted near spine. Text yellowed, but clean and unmarked. From the author's Preface: "As the first part of An Old-Fashioned Girl was written in 1869, the demand for a sequel, in beseeching little letters that made refusal impossible, rendered it necessary to carry my heroine boldly forward some six or seven years into the future. The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; ... View more info

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Anne and the Sand Dobbies: A Story About Death for Children and Their Parents.

By: Coburn, John B.

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New York, The Seabury Press: 1964

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003078

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Corners somewhat bumped, spine slightly slanted, edges lightly foxed. Ex-library w/ usual stamps. A bright, attractive copy. Eleven year old Danny says: "This is the story about my sister, Anne, who died. It’s also the story of Bonnie, my dog, who died, too—or rather he got killed. Anne and Bonnie are tied in together. Because of them something has happened to our family, something good. How can that be good? That’s what I’d like to know. That’s ... View more info

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Bed-Knob and Broomstick

By: Norton, Mary

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1972

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000747

Condition: Good


Front cover has several chips and a 1" tear on the upper edge. Covers/spines somewhat creased. Some foxing -- pages in good condition. Delight again in this children's fantasy adventure classic that became a Disney movie. "The bed-knob glows red . . . Then with a sickening lurch, the big bed zooms dizzily into the sky. Carey, Charles, and Paul hang on tight. Far, far below their dangling feet lie fields, woods, city streets, and finally the ocean . . .&#... View more info

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Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing Company: 1924

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006166

Condition: Fair in Good+ dust jacket


234 pp. Saalfield Every Child's Library #3001. Front board detached at pastedown, but still attached at rear pastedown, corners a bit bumped. Text browned with 3/8" bookworm hole (I'm not kidding) affecting pp.16-56. One page dogearred. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has scuff mark on front, small chips at spine and flap ends, some edgewear, PO name on front flap. Florence Williams' full-page black and white illustrations and chapter head silhouettes ... View more info

Bob, Son of Battle

By: Ollivant, Alfred

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Astor Place, New York, Doubleday & McClure Company: 1901

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005836

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, olive green boards with gold lettering and scene on front board depicting mountains and sheep grazing. Gold along top edge. Edges worn and corners a little chipped. Black and white glossy frontispiece and glossy illustrations throughout text. Webbing exposed at front pastedown, cracked at p 174, dampstain along top edge, but otherwise text is light and clean. Set in the Daleland, this is the story of Bob, son of Battle, the last of the Gray Dogs of ... View more info

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Bread and Jam for Frances

By: Hoban, Russell

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1977

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 003028

ISBN: 0590478435

Condition: Good+


Covers slightly soiled, crease on back. A nice, unmarked copy. Frances' parents have a problem. Whatever Mother serves, Frances wishes it was bread and jam and proclaims accordingly in rhyme. So one day Mother serves her just what she wants-bread and jam for every meal! Soon Frances is not quite as thrilled as she expected to be. A charming book of reverse childhood psychology which children will appreciate on one level and every parent who ever had a stubborn ch... View more info

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Carl Hall of Tait

By: Tomlinson, Everett T.

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Barse & Hopkins: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002998

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, edges darkened, front board somewhat loose at spine, considerable wear at top 1/2" of spine/front board, green boards show some soiling. Pictorial cover. Text is clean and unmarked. Black & white glossy frontispiece.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse (7th in Cherry Ames series)

By: Wells, Helen

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1946

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003715

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, starting to crack at pastedowns, edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, board scuffed & lightly soiled. Pictorial cover--no jacted as issued. Text is clean and unmarked. Seventh in the popular Cherry Ames series for girls. More troubles and triumphs as Cherry Ames enters the world of private duty nursing.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Cinderella

By: Perrault, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1988

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 001003

ISBN: 0394996038

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Owner's name/sticker on front FEP. Diane Goode sumptuously illustrates this classic fairy tale of a mistreated kitchen maid, her fairy godmother, and (of course) a prince charming. Est Level: 3rd - 6th grades; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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City and Country - New Citizenship Reader

By: Ringer, Edith Hope; Downie, Lou Chase

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1940

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 002079

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


This was a school textbook rather than ex-library, with a pupil signup sheet pasted inside cover. Corners are bumped with a fair amount of edge wear, chipping, and scurffing to boards. Some fading. Pages show some foxing and soiling. Pages 9 and 69 have pieces torn out that include some text, otherwise I would grade it about Good -. Some other small tears to a few pages, but they don't affect the text. Originally published in 1930, this is a charming first-grade read... View more info

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Cockleburr Quarters

By: Baker, Charlotte

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Camelot Books: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000935

ISBN: 0380154617

Condition: Good


Spine/covers well-creased, scuffed. Bottom corner of front cover was torn and has been taped together. "Dolph was kicking cans the afternoon he found the puppies under the Cockleburr Street Kingdom of Heaven Church. Eight puppies guarded by a gotch-eared, half-blind mammy dog. Eight hungry puppies that nobody wanted -- nobody except Dolph and his younger sister, Myrtis. Together they plan and worry and bargain, take risks, make mistakes, work up sweat and blister... View more info

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Courageous Wings

By: Wirt, Mildred A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc: 1940

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003413

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Some edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, boards slightly soiled, edges darkened, ex-library w/ 2 stamps. Spot on p 192, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Curiosities of Animal Life

By: Burton, Maurice D.Sc.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002801

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


224 pages w/ Table of Contents & Index. Spine very slightly slanted, 3 dents on top edge of back board, previous owner's name blacked out on free end paper, spine cracked at pp. 48, 96 & 208. DJ is chipped in several places along top & bottom edges, 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge. Text is clean, bright, & unmarked. A book which draws on the "striking, unusual, and extraordinary" to present natural history in an engaging way. Age Level: Grades ... View more info

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Custer's Last Stand

By: Reynolds, Quentin

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 003189

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, darkened, some wear and chipping at top and base. Dampstaining across both boards, corners bumped, minor edge wear with a dent to top edge of back cover. Owner's name insdie cover, a couple gold stars on read pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A "Landmark Book," this is the story of General George Armstrong Custer starting with his boyhood and life at West Point. As with so many men of his generation, Custer comes of age during the Civil ... View more info