Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Victor Appleton
|Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope|
|Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, or, under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure|
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers
Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon captured and left to die in a collapsing mountain.
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message
Tom Swift & friends decide to trial an experimental airship near the New Jersey coast, and are unexpectedly swept out to sea by hurricane winds. Unable to steer or navigate without tearing the airship apart, the hapless crew must simply let the storm take them wherever it will. Unfortunately, the storm proves too much for the craft and Tom makes a crash landing on the uninhabited and crumbling Earthquake Island.
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer
A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans mysteriously disappear, which means Tom must redesign his new airplane from the beginning.
|Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails|
|Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters, or, Battling with Flames from the Air|
|Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground|
|Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice, or, the Wreck of the Airship|
|Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, or, the Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic|
|Tom Swift and His Air Glider, or Seeking the Platinum Treasure|
|Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, on the border for Uncle Sam|
|Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone or the Picture That Saved a Fortune|
|Tom Swift and His Air Scout, or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky|
|Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon, or, the Longest Shots on Record|
|Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera, or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures|
|The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front Or, The Hunt for the Stolen Army Films|
|The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast Or, Showing Up the Perils of the Deep|
By: Ray Cummings (1887-1957)
Brigands of the Moon
Gregg Haljan was aware that there was a certain danger in having the giant spaceship Planetara stop off at the moon to pick up Grantline’s special cargo of moon ore. For that rare metal — invaluable in keeping Earth’s technology running — was the target of many greedy eyes. But nevertheless he hadn’t figured on the special twist the clever Martian brigands would use. So when he found both the ship and himself suddenly in their hands, he knew that there was only one way in which he could hope to save that cargo and his own secret — that would be by turning space-pirate himself and paying the Brigands of the Moon back in their own interplanetary coin. (From the Gutenberg e-text)
By: Kate Langley Bosher (1865-1932)
Mary Cary, Frequently Martha
“My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orphans are sure enough children, and real much like the kind that have Mothers and Fathers; and that’s why I am going to write this story.” So begins Mary’s diary, which she fills with her various doings and misadventures at the Asylum in Virginia and her sharp observations about life and human nature. She loathes Miss Bray, the head of the Asylum, who is not above telling bald-faced lies to the Board to further her own selfish ends...
By: J. Walker McSpadden (1874-1960)
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or tales of outlaws.
Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers
These 12 stories give a personal portrait of twelve famous soldiers from the past two centuries. Each story explores the early life of the solder —to trace his career up from boyhood through the formative years. Such data serves to explain the great soldier of later years. Summary compiled from the preface of the book. (Summary by philchenevert)
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|The Pirate City An Algerine Tale|
Ralph Rover is happily at home from his adventure on The Coral Island and wondering if he should settle down when he receives a visit from an eccentric stranger that won't give his name. This visit starts him on a string of adventures that find him getting charged by rhinoceroses, chased by African natives, and facing down a larger-than-life gorilla on his own. Of course, this is only the start of his adventure in to the land of the gorillas. Please note: this book has some words now considered derogatory, which are used in a generic way without any derogatory meaning...
|The Big Otter|
|The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast|
|The Norsemen in the West|
|The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains|
|The Battery and the Boiler Adventures in Laying of Submarine Electric Cables|
|The Rover of the Andes A Tale of Adventure on South America|
|The Golden Dream Adventures in the Far West|
“Is that your bundle, sir?” repeated Mr Blunt a little louder. “Eh? yes, yes—all right,” replied Edwin, annoyed at the interruption, and thinking only of Emma Lee, to whom he turned, and went on—“Well, when Colonel Jones had scaled the first wall—” “Come, sir,” said Blunt, entering the carriage, and laying his hand on Edwin’s shoulder, “it’s not all right. This is another man’s property.” The youth turned round indignantly, and, with a flushed countenance, said, “What do you mean?” “I mean that you are travelling with another man’s property,” said Blunt, quietly pointing to the strapped rug...
|Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters|
|The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers|
|Digging for Gold Adventures in California|
|The Red Eric|
|The Fugitives The Tyrant Queen of Madagascar|
|The Eagle Cliff|
|The Young Fur Traders|
|Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines|
|The Prairie Chief|
|The Walrus Hunters A Romance of the Realms of Ice|
|The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole|
|In the Track of the Troops|
|Blue Lights Hot Work in the Soudan|
Charlie to the Rescue
Charlie Brooke is always rescuing others, and sometimes even himself! His latest rescue, though, could turn out to be fatal...
|Lost in the Forest Wandering Will's Adventures in South America|
|Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader|
|Over the Rocky Mountains Wandering Will in the Land of the Redskin|
In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches. It is intended to illustrate—not by any means to exhaust—the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom...
|Rivers of Ice|
|The Coxswain's Bride also, Jack Frost and Sons; and, A Double Rescue|
|The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|
|The Life of a Ship|
|Life in the Red Brigade London Fire Brigade|
|Hunting the Lions|
The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal dissensions, and an attack by savages. But eventually the colony encounters natural forces it cannot resist, and the queen and her family return to England, hopefully to live "happily ever after".
|Fighting the Whales|
|The Thorogood Family|
|The Settler and the Savage|
|Red Rooney The Last of the Crew|
|The Young Fur Traders|
Jarwin and Cuffy
Jarwin is an English sailor who has been shipwrecked. He is stranded on a raft with only his dog Cuffy, and land is nowhere in sight. Their food and water is running out. What can Jarwin do to save his dog's (and his own) life?
|The Hot Swamp|
|The Crew of the Water Wagtail|
|The Young Trawler|
|Erling the Bold|
|Chasing the Sun|
|Blown to Bits The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago|
|The Red Man's Revenge A Tale of The Red River Flood|
|The World of Ice|
|Fighting the Flames|
|Shifting Winds A Tough Yarn|
|Hunted and Harried|
|The Battle and the Breeze|
|Fort Desolation Red Indians and Fur Traders of Rupert's Land|
|Sunk at Sea|
|Wrecked but not Ruined|
|Fighting the Whales|
|Saved by the Lifeboat|
This story is set in the gold fields of Oregon, where Tom Brixton, and his best friend, Fred Westly, are digging gold to try to “make their pile”. Before leaving England, the steady and God-fearing Fred had promised Tom's mother that he would do his best to take care of his friend, but in spite of all his efforts, Tom had fallen in with bad companions and taken to gambling. He was convinced that he could make his fortune quicker by attempting to increase it at the dice or card table, and all his friend's attempts to make him see his errors were unavailing...
|The Story of the Rock|
|Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman|
|The Wild Man of the West A Tale of the Rocky Mountains|
By: Johnny Gruelle (1880-1938)
Raggedy Andy Stories
Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.
By: Ontario Ministry of Education
The Ontario Readers Third Book
The Ontario Readers is a school book first published in 1909, by the Ontario Ministry of Education, containing short excerpts of literary works, both stories and poems, geared to grade-school age children.
By: Thomas Archer
Miss Grantley's Girls, and the Stories She Told Them
The author Thomas Archer lived 1830 – 1893; he wrote several juvenile stories, and this book: Miss Grantley’s Girls – And the Stories She Told Them, was published in 1886. It is a book in 7 chapters. Miss Grantley is a teacher and works as a governess, and she after some coaxing tells somewhat romantic stories to “her” girls. In the first chapter it says: “There was nothing romantic in Miss Grantley’s appearance, and yet she was the sort of person that you could not help looking at again and again if you once saw her...
By: Alfred Elwes (1819-1888)
The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
This fictional work is written in 1st person by the dog himself. It's a cute story of the adventures in the life of a noble dog who is appropriately named, Job. The canine society in which he lives is an interesting parallel to human society.
|The Adventures of a Bear And a Great Bear too|
By: James Driscoll
The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service
The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service is a boys adventure story set in WWI – Three College Chums join the military and face the perils of spies, submarines and enemy soldiers in the trenches of embattled Europe. An engaging story set in a period where good guys wore white hats, bad guys wore black hats and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger so you have to come back for more!
By: Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899)
A Cousin's Conspiracy
Ernest Ray is a young boy who sets out to reclaim the inheritance that was unjustly with held from his father and given to a cousin. (Introduction by Abigail Rasmussen)
By: Horatio Alger (1832-1899)
|The Cash Boy|