By: Arthur Scott Bailey (1877-1949)
|The Tale of Nimble Deer Sleepy-Time Tales|
|The Tale of Rusty Wren|
|The Tale of Bobby Bobolink Tuck-me-In Tales|
|The Tale of Kiddie Katydid|
|The Tale of Jasper Jay Tuck-Me-In Tales|
Tale of Freddie Firefly
He was able to draw a deep breath again as they reached the field of red clover, where Peppery Polly Bumblebee settled quickly upon a clover-top and began sucking up the sweet nectar with her long tongue. For some time she worked busily without saying a word. And indeed, how could she have spoken with her tongue buried deep in the heart of a clover blossom? (From The Tale of Freddy Firefly)
|The Tale of Billy Woodchuck|
|The Tale of Chirpy Cricket|
By: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
Whether you're a parent or a child, a young reader or an older one, the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter is indeed just that – a treasure chest of delightful, charming little stories full of animals and people. Beatrix Potter today has spawned a whole industry of merchandise, games and theme parks, but the stories remain as fresh and sparkling as they were when they first came out in 1901. The Great Big Treasury contains three collections compiled into one enchanting volume - The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit, Further Tales of Peter Rabbit and The Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter...
|The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes|
|The Tale of Mr. Tod|
By: Bloomfield H. Moore (1824-1899)
|Frank and Fanny|
By: Bradford Torrey (1843-1912)
A Florida Sketch-Book
This is a series of late-19th Century essays about Florida’s flora & fauna written by a Massachusetts-based naturalist.
By: C. W. Wolf (-1866)
Wolf's essay considers the homeopathic medicine Apis Mellifica, or the poison of the honey bee, as a therapeutic agent based on his experience as a practicing physician.
By: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies, and other colorful characters.
By: Caroline Hadley
|Woodside or, Look, Listen, and Learn.|
By: Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
The Jingle Book
A collection of silly poetry and limericks for children.
By: Catherine Cate Coblentz (1897-1951)
Blue Cat of Castle Town
"The mother cat had been quite upset when she first saw the blue kitten. She had looked fearfully then toward the river. For, like all cats, she had heard that a blue kitten could learn the river's song. Any kitten has a hard enough time to find a home for himself. For every kitten must find a hearth to fit his song. But a kitten who listens to the river and learns the river's song has the hardest time of all. Not only must the kitten who sings the river's song find a hearth to fit that song, but he must teach the keeper of that hearth to sing the same song. The river's song is very old. And mortals who have ears to hear and hearts to sing are fewer than few."
By: Cecil Henry Bompas
Folklore of the Santal Parganas
This is an intriguing collection of folklore from the Santal Parganas, a district in India located about 150 miles from Calcutta. As its Preface implies, this collection is intended to give an unadulterated view of a culture through its folklore. It contains a variety of stories about different aspects of life, including family and marriage, religion, and work. In this first volume, taken from Part I, each story is centered around a particular human character. These range from the charmingly clever (as in the character, The Oilman, in the story, “The Oilman and His Sons”) to the tragically comical (as in the character, Jhore, in the story “Bajun and Jhore”)...
By: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
|The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication|
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
Summer in a Garden and Calvin, A Study of Character
This is Warner's contemplative and humorous account of the wondrous and mysterious workings of a garden he tended for 19 weeks. After this is a essay of remembrance for Warner's beloved cat, Calvin.
By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)
|The House in the Water A Book of Animal Stories|
|Children of the Wild|
|Kings in Exile|
|The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life|
By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)
Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes
This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to say, of the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots of Maine, and of the Micmacs of New Brunswick. All of this material was gathered directly from Indian narrators, the greater part by myself, the rest by a few friends; in fact, I can give the name of the aboriginal authority for every tale except one.
By: Charles H. Bennett (1829-1867)
|The Faithless Parrot|
|The Frog Who Would A Wooing Go|
|The Nine Lives of A Cat A Tale of Wonder|
By: Charles Henry Ross (1835-1897)
Book of Cats
One day, ever so long ago, it struck me that I should like to try and write a book about Cats. I mentioned the idea to some of my friends: the first burst out laughing at the end of my opening sentence, so I refrained from entering into further details. The second said there were a hundred books about Cats already. The third said, “Nobody would read it,” and added, “Besides, what do you know of the subject?” and before I had time to begin to tell him, said he expected it was very little. “Why not Dogs?” asked one friend of mine, hitting upon the notion as though by inspiration...
By: Charles Major (1856-1913)
Bears of Blue River
This delightful story is the tale of young Balser Brent, who has a knack for running into bears. Usually the bears come out of the interaction worse than the feisty and brave Balser. A great story for both boys and girls who enjoy adventure and excitement.
By: Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868-1952)
Among the Farmyard People
A wonderful children's book filled with engaging stories about various farmyard animals. Each book ending with a moral which gently encourages children towards better behaviour and attitudes.