Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Horatio Alger (1832-1899)
|Do and Dare — a Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune|
|Paul Prescott's Charge|
|Frank and Fearless or The Fortunes of Jasper Kent|
|The Young Miner or Tom Nelson in California|
|Slow and Sure The Story of Paul Hoffman the Young Street-Merchant|
|Ben's Nugget A Boy's Search For Fortune|
|Tom, The Bootblack or, The Road to Success|
|The Tin Box and What it Contained|
|Randy of the River The Adventures of a Young Deckhand|
By: Susan Warner (1819-1885)
|The Carpenter's Daughter|
|The End of a Coil|
Fleda Ringan is an 11 year old orphan who lives with her grandfather in Queechy, Vermont. After a tragic incident, Fleda has to live with her aunt in Paris, Mrs. Rossiter. She travels to Paris under the care of young Mr. Carleton and his mother, a rich Englishwomen. Every young man who meets Fleda loves her, but she adores only Mr. Carleton. Once Fleda's aunt Mrs. Rossiter looses all her money, they return to America where Fleda learns to farm and cook to support her family. Mr. Carleton is always around to help out but never utters a word about love to Fleda.
|What She Could|
There are many romantic tales about a handsome and rich man falling in love with a beautiful lower class woman over the objections of his family. Remember Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy? however, it takes more than a good woman to secure a man's happiness. He has to have mental strength. It is not certain that our hero, Tom, has that. Lois is a great woman. However, according to his sister, she is a "nobody." Does money and position control everything? Certainly not. Good people deserve to be happy...
|The House in Town|
|Daisy in the Field|
|Hills of the Shatemuc|
|Queechy, Volume II|
|Melbourne House, Volume 1|
|Queechy, Volume I|
By: Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965)
The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat
Join us as we follow Jerry Muskrat and his friends on an adventure to discover what is threatening their homeland; The Laughing Brook and The Smiling Pool.
Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse (dramatic reading)
Danny begins his tale regretting the length of his tail until he is corrected by Mr. Toad. Then he has a series of stalkings by Reddy and Granny Fox. He is captured by Hooty the Owl and escapes mid-flight to Peter Rabbit's briar patch. Peter goes to Farmer Brown's peach orchard and gets caught in a snare and barely escapes himself. Finally Danny gets trapped in a tin can and must use his wits to escape Reddy Fox again.
Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer
The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer is another set of children’s stories by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. More serious than some of Burgess' other children's books, much of this book chronicles the tense predator-prey relationship of a human hunter and Lightfoot the Deer during the autumn hunting season. Later, Lightfoot discovers a hunt of a different kind.
Old Granny Fox
Old Granny Fox and grandson Reddy Fox must use all their cunning to hunt up enough food to survive the long winter. Food in the Green Meadow is scarce but Farmer Brown's hens are locked up tight and protected by Bowser the Hound, so Granny takes a conceited Reddy hunting and teaches him some surprising new tricks to lure in their dinner. Old Granny and Reddy Fox encounter danger and adventure in their quests to keep their bellies full, including a close encounter with Farmer Brown's boy, a clever plot to steal Bowser's food, and an unforeseen thief who might outsmart this sneaky pair.
Blacky the Crow
Blacky the Crow is a clever rascal who lives in the Green Forest and Meadow. He loves to play tricks on the other little people who are his neighbours, and is curious about Farmer Brown’s Boy. Blacky is always thinking about what is right and what is wrong, but he still gets into all kinds of mischief.
By: Francis Lovell Coombs
The Young Railroaders
While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, trained as telegraphers, manage to get themselves in and out of a wide variety of harrowing circumstances. Using their knowledge of Morse code, the science of telegraphs, and the operation of railroads, the boys stir in native resourcefulness, quick-thinking, and when the occasion demands it, raw courage – to effect rescues, thwart thieves, and solve mysteries. If Tom Swift had lived in the nineteenth century, he could not have had more exciting escapades!
By: Stewart Edward White (1873-1946)
|The Adventures of Bobby Orde|
By: Carey Rockwell
Stand by for Mars
Tom Corbett - Space Cadet was one of the first multimedia sensations. In the 1950s the character had his own radio show, TV series, comic book, breakfast cereal, and a line of young-adult novels. A cross between "Tom Brown's School Days" and Horatio Hornblower (and loosely based upon Robert A. Heinlein's novel "Space Cadet"), the books follow the adventures of Tom and his friends Roger Manning and Astro as they work their way through Space Academy to become officers of the Solar Guard. Along the way they tangle with space pirates, smugglers, and the threat of demerits for breaking the rules...
|Danger in Deep Space|
On the Trail of the Space Pirates
Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, and other media in the 1950s. The stories followed the adventures of Corbett and other cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the Solar Guard. The action takes place at the Academy in classrooms and bunkrooms, aboard their training ship the rocket cruiser Polaris, and on alien worlds, both within our solar system and in orbit around nearby stars...
Sabotage in Space
This book is part of the on-going adventures of Tom Corbett in the Space Cadet Stories. Tom, Astro and Roger are determined to find the saboteurs but get framed in the process, risking court martial and expulsion from the Space Academy. NOTE: Carey Rockwell is a pseudonym used by Grosset & Dunlap. It is unknown who wrote the books.
By: Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901)
|The Stokesley Secret|
By: Amy le Feuvre (d.1929)
Little Milly is left an orphan after the death of her mother and sent to live with her bachelor uncle, who has no use for children, especially of the female variety. As the days go by, his heart warms to his endearing niece who wants all probable sons to come home, including her very own probable uncle.
By: Amy Le Feuvre (-1929)
|Dwell Deep or Hilda Thorn's Life Story|
By: Amy Le Feuvre (1861-1929)
Carved Cupboard (Dramatic Reading)
Agatha, Gwen, Clare and Elfie have always been told that they will inherit their aunt's house. But when their aunt dies, she leaves it all to their intolerable cousin James. What will they do? Will the verses Nannie gives them prove true?
He found the word for her, and she read with difficulty, 'Trouble, distress, great affliction.' 'Do they all mean tribulation?' she asked. 'Tribulation means all of them,' was the answer. 'And can children have tribulation, Mr. Roper?' 'What do you think?' 'I must have it if I'm to get to heaven,' she said emphatically; and then she left him, and the young man repeated her words to himself with a sigh and a smile, as he replaced the book in its resting-place. Little Betty is lonely being the "odd" one ...
By: Amy Le Feuvre (-1929)
|'Me and Nobbles'|
By: Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1862-1919)
The Young Trailers: A Story of Early Kentucky
This is the story of Henry Ware, a young boy living in the wilds of the Kentucky frontier of the 1700's. The story follows Henry as he helps to establish a frontier outpost, is captured by an Indian tribe, and ultimately ensures the safety and security of a band of settlers against the warring Shawnee Indians. The Young Trailers is action packed and brings to life the adventures that awaited the early settlers as they traversed into the endless forests of the American frontier.
The Guns of Shiloh
The Northern Army has just be handed a great defeat at Bull Run and is headed back to Washington, DC. How will the North answer this defeat? Follow our hero, Dick Mason, into the Western campaign to find out.This is the second book in the Civil War Series by Joseph A. Altsheler.
Guns of Bull Run
The first volume in the Civil War series, following the adventures of Harry Kenton, who leaves his home in Kentucky. He travels through dangerous territory to South Carolina on a secret mission on the eve of the Civil War. (From Chapter 4) "They will not fire! They dare not!" cried Shepard in a tense, strained whisper. As the last word left his lips there was a heavy crash. A tongue of fire leaped from one of the batteries, followed by a gush of smoke, and a round shot whistled over the Star of the West...
Rock of Chickamauga
"The Rock of Chickamauga," presenting a critical phase of the great struggle in the west, is the sixth volume in the series, dealing with the Civil War, of which its predecessors have been "The Guns of Bull Run," "The Guns of Shiloh," "The Scouts of Stonewall," "The Sword of Antietam" and "The Star of Gettysburg." Dick Mason who fights on the Northern side, is the hero of this romance, and his friends reappear also.
|The Riflemen of the Ohio A Story of the Early Days along "The Beautiful River"|
|The Border Watch A Story of the Great Chief's Last Stand|
By: Rita (E. M. Gollan) (1850-1938)
The Mystery of a Turkish Bath
A group of guests, at an exclusive luxury hotel in Hampshire, are the witnesses of an illustration of occult powers, demonstrated by “the Mystery”, as Mrs. Jefferson named the beautiful stranger who one day appeared in the Turkish Baths of the hotel. The events that follow lead Mrs. Jefferson to question the wisdom of her interest in the occult.
By: Thomas Tapper
Stories of Great Composers for Children
This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example.
By: Louis Tracy (1863-1928)
|The Stowaway Girl|
By: Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
|A Pirate of the Caribbees|
|Across the Spanish Main A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess|
|The Adventures of Dick Maitland A Tale of Unknown Africa|
|The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba|
|The Pirate Slaver A Story of the West African Coast|
|The Congo Rovers A Story of the Slave Squadron|
|The Log of a Privateersman|
|With Airship and Submarine A Tale of Adventure|
|A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story|
|Harry Escombe A Tale of Adventure in Peru|
|A Middy in Command A Tale of the Slave Squadron|
Cruise of the Esmeralda
After his father died, Captain Saint Leger and his family are left destitute. However, the Saint Legers have a family secret: an ancestor is said to have buried a vast fortune in gold and jewels somewhere in the Eastern Seas. The catch: all directions are encrypted. Nevertheless, Captain Saint Leger decides to take a chance and sails east. A journey full of adventure begins, including pirates, storms and mutiny...
|A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy|
|The First Mate The Story of a Strange Cruise|
|Under the Chilian Flag A Tale of War between Chili and Peru|
|Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War|
|The Voyage of the Aurora|
By: Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)
Very brief, well-crafted stories, many having surprise endings, all steeped in the dye of myth and calling to every reader's neglected imagination.
By: Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
The Rover Boys on the Ocean
The hearty, all-American Rover Boys sail by yacht to Africa in search of their kidnapped father.
|The Mystery at Putnam Hall The School Chums' Strange Discovery|
|The Rover Boys on the Farm or Last Days at Putnam Hall|
|The Rover Boys on the River The Search for the Missing Houseboat|
|The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes Or, the secret of the island cave|
By: Arthur M. Winfield (1862-1930)
Rover Boys in the Jungle
Third entry in the then-popular boys' adventure series has the Rover brothers (Tom, Dick, & Sam) heading to Africa to search for their long-missing father, after a few more adventures at their upstate New York boarding school, Putnam Hall.
By: Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
|The Rover Boys in Business Or, The search for the missing bonds|
|The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch The Cowboys' Double Round-Up|
|The Rover Boys in the Air From College Campus to the Clouds|
|The Rover Boys in Alaska or Lost in the Fields of Ice|
|The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle or The Strange Cruise of the Steam Yacht.|
|The Rover Boys in Southern Waters or The Deserted Steam Yacht|
|Dave Porter in the Gold Fields or, The Search for the Landslide Mine|
|The Young Bridge-Tender or, Ralph Nelson's Upward Struggle|
|The Rover Boys in New York Or, Saving their father's honor|
|The Rover Boys on the Plains The Mystery of Red Rock Ranch|
|Dave Porter at Star Ranch Or, The Cowboy's Secret|
|The Boy Land Boomer Or, Dick Arbuckle's Adventures in Oklahoma|
By: Arthur M. Winfield (1862-1930)
Rover Boys Out West
Despite the title, the Rover Brothers spend several chapters -- over half the book -- back East, against arch-nemeses Josiah Crabtree and the Baxter family. Formulaic fun was dated even by the 1940's when Orson Welles satirized it on the radio.
By: Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
|The Rover Boys at College Or, The Right Road and the Wrong|
|Dave Porter and His Rivals or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall|
|The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview|
|Dave Porter At Bear Camp or, The Wild Man of Mirror Lake|
|The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Or, The Strange Cruise of the Steam Yacht|
|Dave Porter and His Double Or, The Disapperarance of the Basswood Fortune|
|Dave Porter and the Runaways Last Days at Oak Hall|
By: Helen Bannerman (1862-1946)
|Little Black Sambo|
|The Story of Little Black Sambo and The Story of Little Black Mingo|
|The Story of Little Black Mingo|
By: Eva K. Betz (1897-1968)
Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786
A historical novel for children, which tells the story of several months in the life of the then famous Father Farmer, as he traveled a Mass circuit in Pre-Revolutionary, Colonial America. He faced much danger and and adventure, in order to provide the Mass and the Sacraments to Catholics who had not seen a priest in years.Father Farmer was a real life missionary priest during the 1700’s in what is now New England. In 1779 he was appointed as one of the first trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. He also had a reputation as a philosopher and astronomer in his time, and was a member of the American Philosophical Society. (Introduction by Maria Therese)No on-line text available.