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The Junior Instructor Book -- Book 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 009944

Condition: Fair

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. Size: Folio -- 12 in Tall View more info

Rough and Ready, or Life Among the New York Newsboys

By: Alger, Horatio, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans: 1997

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 002981

Condition: Very Good +

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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday Direct: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 001015

Condition: Near Fine

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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Surprise Stories

By: Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman & Co: 1924

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009180

Condition: Very Good

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 colo... View more info

The Road to Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Watermill Press, 1985: 1985

Seller ID: 001301

ISBN: 0816704716

Condition: Very Good

Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ISBN:0816704716. 174 pp. No markings, light wear. An unabridged Watermill Classic edition of Dorothy's adventure from Kansas to Oz. View more info

Tik-Tok of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Checkerboard Press: 1973

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009502

ISBN: 0528877046

Condition: Near Fine

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 Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. View more info

The Clumsy Cowboy

By: Bethell, Jean

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Wonder Books: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0503003724

Condition: Very Good +

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. View more info

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Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story

By: Bieber, Justin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Bieber Time Books (HarperCollins): 2010

Edition: First US Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009473

ISBN: 0062039741

Condition: Near Fine

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. Size: 4to --10 Inn View more info

Coping As a Foster Child

By: Blomquist, Geraldine Molettiere;Blomquist, Paul B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Rosen Publishing Group 199:

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007171

ISBN: 0823913465

Condition: Good +

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. View more info

Lives of Girls Who Became Famous

By: Bolton, Sarah K.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1925

Edition: Revised And Enlarged Edition, 7th Printi

Seller ID: 007115

Condition: Fair +

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. View more info

Daddy's Bed Time Animal Stories

By: Bonner, Mary Graham

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes Co.: 1916

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009449

Condition: Very Good

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 be... View more info

The Boys' Life Book of Mystery Stories

By: Boys' Life Editors

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Random House Audio: 1963

Seller ID: 005877

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info

Granny's Wonderful Chair

By: Browne, Frances

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing: 1928

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005770

Condition: Good +

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. View more info

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Billy Elliot

By: Burgess, Melvin

Price: $4.05

Publisher: NY, Scholastic: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003534

ISBN: 0439312280

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info

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Flower Power

By: Carbone, Courtney

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Golden Books (Random House): 2014

Edition: First Printing.

Seller ID: 010268

ISBN: 0385373961

Condition: Near Fine

24 unpaginated pages. color illustrations on every page. Two dot-sized dings on gilt spine strip, else as new. No markings. Bat Girl and Wonder Woman join forces to battle poison ivy monsters. Part of the "Little Golden Book" series. Size: 8vo -- 8 in View more info

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass; The Hunting of the Snark

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Boni and Liveright: 1925

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009223

Condition: Good

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?);... View more info

Pedro the Pig

By: Cawthon, Dorothy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Exposition Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009700

Condition: Very Good

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. Size: 8vo-- 8.25 in Tall View more info

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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

By: Ciardi, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1987

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 002755

ISBN: 0064460606

Condition: Very Good +

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. View more info

Paul and Virginia

By: De Saint Pierre, Berardin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter and Coates:

Seller ID: 005366

Condition: Good

195 pp. Moderate edge rubbing of maroon and black cloth cover with raised floral design No publication date but pencilled inscription indicates 1885. Hinges cracked but binding still fairly firm. Rear endpaper has a half-inch section sliced out. Diagonal crease on upper right corner of cover. Light foxing of front endpaper. Text still fairly bright. A once popular children's tale, written in florid Victorian prose. Includes an introductory chapter on the life of the author. View more info

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1945

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 007066

Condition: Very Good

313 pp. Yellow spine has mostly darkened to tan, light soil. Upper front corner bumped. Ship, parrot, scabbard and star graphics decorate front and rear boards. Endpapers with red designs from a variety of children's books. Three full-page illustrations in pastel colors, including a frontispiece showing Crusoe discovering the footprint. The classic tale of a shipwrecked sailor who spent 28 years in isolation on an island off South America. View more info