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1 The Junior Instructor Book -- Book 1
Faux Leather Cloth Fair No Jacket Textbook Folio -- 12 in Tall 
219 pp. on coated stock. Heavy rubbing on corners of light green boards. Spine faded and rubbed. Dozens of small cartoon like sketches embossed into cover. First few pages loose and defaced with pencil scribbles. Most of text clean. Title and copyright pages missing, but this appears to be an F.A. Owens reader from the early 1940s. Scores of articles, poems and short stories for children in the 4 to 10 age bracket. Numerous two-color illustrations. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2 Alger, Horatio, Jr. Rough and Ready, or Life Among the New York Newsboys
Alexandria, Virginia Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans 1997 Reprint Cloth & Glossy Boards Very Good + No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
279 pp. Nearly new, no markings, fresh. Dark blue cloth and gilt lettering with pictorial glossy board on front cover showing 2 young men playing sports. A collector's edition reprint sponsored by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. With slipcase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Andersen, Hans Christian A Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday Direct 1974 0880299436. / 9780880299435 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
528 pp. Translated by Eric Christian Haugaard. Part of Guild America Books series. Pencil check marks on table of contents page, previous owner's ID and address in ink on front end paper. Otherwise clean. A collection of 72 Andersen tales, with preface. Mermaid on colored dust jacket. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Ardizzone. Edward Tim and Ginger
NY HarperCollins 2000 0688176763 / 9780688176761 Reprint Art Boards Fine Near Fine Children's Book 4to 10.5 In Tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Approx. 50 unpaginated pages, with illustrations on every page, about half of them in color. Slight chip in jacket at top of spine, else like new. Gift quality. A reprint of a children's tale first issued in 1965, part of the Little Tim adventure series for children in the 4-10 range. Two young boys have a scary adventure when Ginger ventures out into the ocean in a rowboat and gets stranded, and Tim goes to his rescue. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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5 Armstrong, Jennifer Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic
NY Crown Publications 2000 0517800918 / 9780517800911 First Edition Glossy Colored Boards Fine Near Fine Young Adult Foliio -- 14 in Tall Maughan, William 
32 pp. as new. Oversized, colorful account of the 2014 heroic expedition to the Antarctic, led by Sir Ernest Shackleford. Written for young-adult readers. With historical photographs, charts and full-page color illustrations of the icebound ship. Slight scratching to the dj. No markings in text. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin Surprise Stories
Chicago Albert Whitman & Co 1924 2nd Printing Reinforced Cloth Very Good No Jacket Children's Book 12mo -- 7.25 in Tall Dixon, Marjorie Howe 
110 pp. Front cover faded to pale pink, rear cover less faded reddish pink, with edge wear. Corners and spine edges bumped. Text clean. Tape reinforcing the joints (possibly part of the original printing process -- the book is described as "unbreakable.") Previous owner's name "Josephine" in pencil on front endpaper (Association copy -- From the estate of newspaper publisher Herbert "Tippen" Davidson Jr.; likely a copy owned in childhood by his wife, Josephine Field Davidson, deceased executive editor and co-publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal). Front cover colored pastedown showing fairies at play among toadstools. Collection of 11 stories, mostly with nature themes, and 25 illustrations, several in full color. Large type for early elementary reading level. Scarce copy in the 25-title Just Right Books series.. Decorative colored endpapers showing children with toys. Photos available upon request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Baum, L. Frank The Road to Oz
NY Watermill Press 1985 0816704716 / 9780816704712 Mass Market Paperback Very Good  12mo - over 6' - 7' tall 
174 pp. No markings, light wear. An unabridged Watermill Classic edition of Dorothy's adventure from Kansas to Oz.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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8 Baum, L. Frank Tik-Tok of Oz
Checkerboard Press 1973 0528877046 / 9780528877049 Reprint Trade Papeback Near Fine No Jacket Facsimile Reprint 8vo -- 9.25 in. Neill, John R. 
272 pp. Stiff wraps featuring color illustration across both covers, showing 6 characters riding in a wicker donkey-cart. Slight soil and sligt dings to corners. Text clean, no markings. $1.50 retail price printed in upper right corner. A 1973 facsimile reprint of the 1914 Rand McNally original. Part of the Famous Oz series 
Price: 8.00 USD
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9 Bethell, Jean The Clumsy Cowboy
NY Wonder Books 1963 First Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Textbook 8vo 8.5 In Tall Haber, Shel and Jan 
61 pp. Light soil and a couple of dings near spine and upper corner on front cover. Moderate yellowing of pages. Text clean, no writing or markings. Two-color illustrations, orange and black on every page. A Wonder Books Easy Reader. Tale of Clyde, a young boy and would-be cowboy who can't stay on a horse. A cow befriends him and helps him stop a bank robbery. Simple vocabulary for a first or second-grader. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story, Bieber, Justin
10 Bieber, Justin Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story
NY Bieber Time Books (HarperCollins) 2010 0062039741 / 9780062039743 First US Edition Stated Color Photo Pictorial Boards Near Fine No Jacket 4to --10 Inn Caplin, Robert, Photographer 
236 pp. Numerous color photos on nearly every page. Photos front and rear covers. Dent near top of spine, spine edges bumped, corner page crease on p. 23. Else perfect, no writing or markings. No poster included. First-person chat about Bieber's music career and life story up through his 16th birthday. Issued to promote a world tour by the Canadian teen music star. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Blomquist, Geraldine Molettiere;Blomquist, Paul B. Coping As a Foster Child
New York Rosen Publishing Group 199 0823913465 / 9780823913466 First Edition Stated Glossy Boards Good + No Jacket Ex Library 
110 pp. Ex-library with endpaper excised, library shelf label on lower spine. Text clean, no stampings. Includes resource list. Written for the older foster child and foster parent. Very anecdotal, with several case studies discussed. General description of the foster care process and what to expect. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Bolton, Sarah K. Lives of Girls Who Became Famous
NY Thomas Y. Crowell 1925 Revised And Enlarged Edition, 7th Printi Cloth Fair + No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
338 pp. Ex-library, with stampings. Previous owner's named stamped on bottom edge. Spine cloth torn. A few preliminary pages with previous owner's names detached but still present. Frontispiece shows photo of Helen Keller. A collection of 25 profiles of famous women, ranging from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Clara Barton to Lucretia Mott. Faded, soiled front cover has a silhouette of a woman writer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 Bonner, Mary Graham Daddy's Bed Time Animal Stories
NY Frederick A. Stokes Co. 1916 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall Choate, Florence and Curtis, Elizabeth 
120 pp., plus frontispiece and 3 full-page color illustrations. Rubbing on most of rear cover and spine edges. Front cover has colored oval pastedown showing a Mother Rabbit in a chair with a baby rabbit in her lap. A first name in pencil on front endpaper, and a couple of squiggles on rear endpapers. No markings in text, which is lightly toned. A collection 40 very short stories about various talking animals, including Br'er Rabbit, Billy Porcupine, Billy Beaver, the Gloomy Gnu, the Waltzing Mice, the Big Dog who was Frightened by a Bug, et al. Each story has a thumbnail b&w drawing at its beginning. Spine slant but binding still firm. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Boys' Life Editors The Boys' Life Book of Mystery Stories
New York Random House Audio 1963 Cloth Very Good No Jacket Anthology 
Corners rubbed, spine bumped, some fading. No markings. With frontispiece. An anthology of juvenile suspense stories, including "Peril on the Gorge" "Wailing Waters" and "The Phantom Moth," by Hugh B. Cave. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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15 Browne, Frances Granny's Wonderful Chair
Akron, Ohio Saalfield Publishing 1928 Reprint Cloth Good + No Jacket 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall Williams, Florence White 
247 pp. Darkish mottling on blue front cover and spine. Spine sun-faded. Light to moderate edge rubbing. Textblock toned, with some foxing on page margins, and a larger splotch of foxing on p. 29. Hinges split but binding still fairly sturdy. Previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper. No markings in text. Several line drawings interspered through text. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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16 Burgess, Melvin Billy Elliot
NY Scholastic 2001 0439312280 / 9780439312288 Reprint Mass Market Paperback Very Good  12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
221 pp. Light crease on front cover, spine uncreased, remainder mark on fore-edge, no other markings. A novel based on the screenplay of the successful film about a boy in a gritty English mining town who is pressured to adhere to the macho ways of his father and older brother, prefers ballet to boxing. The narrative is told in turns from the viewpoints of 11-year-old Billy, his relatives and his best mate Michael, who has a crush on Billy. Contains a few coarse words.  
Price: 4.05 USD
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17 Carpenter, Frank G. And Frances The Clothes We Wear
NY American Book Co. 1926 First Edition Cloth Good+ No Jacket Textbook 8vo -- 8.25 in T All 
198 pp. Beige cloth with red design of children ice skating on front cover. Heavily rubbed on spine, small dime-sized rubbed spot on rear cover. Text moderately toned. Small b&w photos and sketches on nearly all pages. Part of the "Journey Club Travels' series of readers for children in early grades of elementary school. The book invites children to imagine trips to various places to learn about clothing and customs. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass; The Hunting of the Snark
NY Boni and Liveright 1925 Later Printing Cloth and Boards Good No Jacket Association Copy 8vo -- 8.5 In Tenniel, John 
351 pp. Spine cloth tape and boards with red and white diamond pattern. Slight half circle whitish mark on front cover, probably a beverage stain. Moderate soil and fading to spine. Title label partly rubbed away. Corners bumped and edges heavily rubbed. Hinges starting, but binding still fairly firm. Top edge gilt is soiled. Frontispiece intact. Gift card pasted on front endpaper has an inscription in verse to the young Herbert Marc Davidson, later to become a newspaper publisher in Florida. It reads: "When you, dear Marc, grow up, perhaps you may go to the S of J (School of Journalism?); Or, even if you don't, you still may be a journalist, like me; If so, 'twill smooth your pathway from the start, This book to learn by heart. So read it well -- within its cover lies Much that will make you wise..... Though you may never know the on who sent it, Her fondest wishes always will frequent it." (dated September 1926). At top of the page, in script, is the script phrase "From Minnia (or possibly Miriain) Levinson." 
Price: 70.00 USD
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19 Cawthon, Dorothy Pedro the Pig
NY Exposition Press 1960 First Edition Stated Cloth Very Good Good 8vo-- 8.25 in Tall Nagel, Stina 
31 pp. Tear on jacket spine, rubbed at foot of jacket spine; boards rubbed along bottom edge. Text clean, end papers have foxing bands. No markings. Rare copy of a tale about a toy pig carved from a pecan shell and his journey when a boy tosses him out of a window. B&w illustrations on most pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, Ciardi, John
20 Ciardi, John You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
NY Harper & Row 1987 0064460606 / 9780064460606 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Gorey, Edward 
64 pp. Nearly new, rear cover has corner crease. No markings. Charming collection of poetry for children; half are simple enough for a young child to read; the other half are for the parent to read. With Edward Gorey's scary illustrations for poems about shark's teeth, cats chasing mice, etc. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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