Teen and Young Adult Books
By: St. George Henry Rathborne (1854-1938)
Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge
The Silver Fox Patrol is hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, at the invitation of Bob White. They are enjoying their outing in a real wilderness, but trouble comes along from a local Moonshiner. Herbert Carter is one of many pseudonyms used by St George Rathborne. (Ann Boulais)
By: St. George Rathborne (1854-1938)
|Canoe Mates in Canada Or, Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan|
|Chums in Dixie or The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat|
By: Steele Rudd (1868-1935)
On Our Selection
The humorous account of Dad and Dave and the rest of the Rudd clan as they attempt to carve a farming 'selection' out of the Australian wilderness in spite of fire, famine, snakebite, and a loony hired hand.
By: Stella M. Francis
Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes or The Quest of a Summer Vacation
“Girls, I have some great news for you. I’m sure you’ll be interested, and I hope you’ll be as delighted as I am. Come on, all of you. Gather around in a circle just as if we were going to have a Council Fire and I’ll tell you something that will—that will—Teddy Bear your teeth.” A chorus of laughter, just a little derisive, greeted Katherine Crane’s enigmatical figure of speech. The merriment came from eleven members of Flamingo Camp Fire, who proceeded to form an arc of a circle in front of the speaker on the hillside grass plot near the white canvas tents of the girls’ camp. (Gutenberg)
Campfire Girls In The Allegheny Mountains or, A Christmas Success Against Odds
The Camp Fire Girls books is a series of fiction novels written for children by various authors from 1912 into the 1930s. (Wikipedia)
By: Stephen Angus Cox
|The Dare Boys of 1776|
By: Stephen W. (Stephen Warren) Meader (1892-1977)
|The Black Buccaneer|
By: Stewart Edward White (1873-1946)
|The Adventures of Bobby Orde|
By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
What Katy Did at School
The continuing story of Katy Carr, recounting the time she spent at boarding school with her sister Clover.
|Nine Little Goslings|
Little Country Girl
Candace makes the first long trip of her young life alone. Everything is new, from the ocean views, to the fashionable people she encounters; from the museum-like home, to the unfamiliar cousins. How will she adapt to the new experiences and will she overcome the homesickness she feels? Will she adapt her country ways and enter society, or be an embarrassment to her fine relations? Etiquette and style can be learned; but kindness, common sense and a loving heart are inbred.
"Imagination is like a sail, as Mr. Joyce had said that evening; but sails are good and useful things sometimes, and carry their owners over deep waters and dark waves, which else might dampen, and drench, and drown." Twelve year old Isabella Bright is endowed with just such an imagination and spends her time amusing herself and her friends with stories. Will her imagination be called upon to help her navigate tempestuous seas?
By: Susan Edmonstoune Ferrier
Marriage, Volume 1
“Love!–A word by superstition thought a God; by use turned to an humour; by self-will made a flattering madness.” – Alexander and Campaspe. Lady Juliana, the indulged and coddled seventeen (”And a half, papa”) year old daughter of the Earl of Cortland, is betrothed by her father to a wealthy old Duke who can give her every luxury. She instead runs away and marries her very handsome but penniless lover. Very soon, they are forced to travel to Scotland to live with his quirky family in a rundown “castle” in the barren wilderness. Can this marriage survive?(Summary by P.Cunningham)
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: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)
|The Little Quaker or, the Triumph of Virtue. A Tale for the Instruction of Youth|
By: T. W. H. Crosland (1865-1924)
|The Old Man's Bag|
By: Tabitha Grimalkin
|Tales From Catland, for Little Kittens|
By: Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
|The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's A School Story|
|The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch|
|A Dog with a Bad Name|
|Follow My leader The Boys of Templeton|
|My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life|
|The Willoughby Captains|
|Roger Ingleton, Minor|
|Tom, Dick and Harry|
|The Master of the Shell|
|Kilgorman A Story of Ireland in 1798|
|Reginald Cruden A Tale of City Life|
By: Temple Bailey (-1953)
By: Theodore P. Wilson
|Frank Oldfield Lost and Found|
|Working in the Shade Lowly Sowing brings Glorious Reaping|
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: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
|The History of Little King Pippin|
By: Thomas Cobb (1854-1932)
|The Bountiful Lady or, How Mary was changed from a very Miserable Little Girl to a very Happy One|
|The Little Clown|
By: Thomas Hughes (1822-1896)
|Tom Brown at Rugby|
By: Thomas M. (Thomas March) Clark (1812-1903)
|John Whopper The Newsboy|
By: Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
A plant hunter, Karl Linden, and his brother Caspar are on their way to the Himalayas to collect the plants of that region. Many adventures befell the brothers and their guides, all of which led to their being trapped in the mountains. This is a story of their escape from those mountains. (Ann Boulais)
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: Thomas Wallace Knox (1835-1896)
|The Land of the Kangaroo Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey through the Great Island Continent|
By: Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965)
The Adventures of Reddy Fox
These delightful stories created by the writer known famously as the Bedtime Story Man provide hours of endless enjoyment for readers both young and old. His daily newspaper column which he wrote without a break from 1912 through to 1960 featured a host of engaging characters and their lively pranks and doings. In this charmingly illustrated volume, Reddy Fox, the young hero is sent to stay with his grandma. Grandmother Fox is the “wisest, slyest and smartest fox in all the country around” and she takes it upon herself to educate Reddy in the things that every fox should know! Thus begins a battle of wits between Farmer Brown, Farmer Brown's Boy, Reddy and Grandmother Fox...
The Adventures of Buster Bear
Known to generations of children and their parents as the Bedtime Story Man, Thornton Waldo Burgess wrote nearly two hundred much loved children's books. They were tales that recounted the doings of delightful characters who inhabited the Green Meadow and the Green Forest. Burgess, who was also an ardent conservationist besides being a writer and journalist shared his love of Nature and respect for all beings who share this earth with us. The Adventures of Buster Bear is a fun children's book that helps children understand that animals and the forest deserve respect and it is also a sincere call for responsible conservationism...
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk is another in the long list children’s books by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, Jimmy Skunk has encounters with Reddy Fox, Peter Rabbit, Unc’ Billy Possum and other acquaintances of his in the Green Meadows and Green Forest. Along the way, we learn some of the habits of Jimmy and his friends and we learn little lessons about life such as the importance of always keeping one’s temper, keeping promises and not playing practical jokes. We are also treated to a philosophical discussion by Jimmy Skunk on the advantages of defensive weaponry.
The Adventures of Paddy Beaver
The Adventures of Paddy Beaver is another in the long list of children’s books by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, the industrious and clever Paddy Beaver, a newcomer to the Green Forest, has encounters with Sammy Jay, Jerry Muskrat, Ol’ Man Coyote and other inhabitants of the Green Forest. Along the way, we learn how Paddy builds his dam and his house, and how he stores his food. We also learn little lessons about life, such as the importance of planning before doing, caring for Nature, trusting others, the benefits of working together and how wonderful it is to have a job one can sink one’s teeth into.
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: Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)
|The Last Penny and Other Stories|
|Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories|
Young Adult Short Works Collection
Young Adults Short Story Collection: a collection of 9 short works of Young Adult fiction in the public domain.
Vice in its Proper Shape
Cautionary tales of the transmigration of the souls of naughty boys and girls, as elucidated by the mysterious Bramin, Mr Wiseman: “Having been gifted with the faculty of distinguishing those animals which are now animated by the souls of such human beings as formerly degraded themselves to a level with the unthinking brutes, I have taken the pains to provide a collection of beasts, birds, &c. most of which are inhabited by the souls of some naughty masters or misses, who died in the neighbourhood.” (David Barnes, quoting the Introduction)
Rock A Bye Library: A Book of Fables
A book of short fables with morals.
|The Nürnberg Stove|
|The Dogs' Dinner Party|
|The Mouse's Wedding|
|The Crown of Success|
|The Story of the White Mouse|
|The Boarding School Familiar conversations between a governess and her pupils. Written for the amusement and instruction of young ladies.|
|The Flower Basket A Fairy Tale|
|The Rambles of a Rat|
|Grandmother Puss, or, The grateful mouse|
|Amy Harrison or Heavenly Seed and Heavenly Dew|
|The Skating Party and Other Stories|
|Charlie Scott or, There's Time Enough|
By: V. T. Sherman
|The Call of the Beaver Patrol or, A Break in the Glacier|
By: Vance Barnum
|Joe Strong, the Boy Fish or Marvelous Doings in a Big Tank|
|Joe Strong the Boy Fire-Eater The Most Dangerous Performance on Record|
|Joe Strong on the Trapeze or The Daring Feats of a Young Circus Performer|
|Frank and Andy Afloat Or, The Cave on the Island|
Short Science Fiction Collection
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
A collection of my favorite short children's stories and rhymes.
|Tiger and Tom and Other Stories for Boys|
|Adventures in Many Lands|
|Southern Stories Retold from St. Nicholas|
By: Victor Appleton (1873-1962)
Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X
If you haven't come across the 200-book series about Tom Swift Jr, this book would be an interesting one to start with. The series is aimed at the young adult readership, probably male, and the young adolescent hero, Tom Swift Jr is the son of Tom Swift Sr. The books portray the perennially 18-year-old Tom, a tall and angular youngster, possessed of a very high intelligence and presence of mind. Regular characters include his parents, younger sister Sandy, best buddy Bud Barclay, his regular date Phyllis Newton, and the comic roly-poly Chow Winkler...
Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or, the Naval Terror of the Seas
Tom Swift is an inventor, and these are his adventures. The locale is the little town of Shopton in upstateNew York, near Lake Carlopa. While some of Tom’s inventions are not well-founded in a scientific sense, others elaborated developments in the news and in popular magazines aimed at young science and invention enthusiasts. Presenting themselves as a forecast of future possibilities, they now and then hit close to the mark. Some predicted inventions that came true include “photo telephones”, vertical takeoff aircraft, aerial warships, giant cannons, and “wizard” cameras...
Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders
Tom Swift is the young protagonist in a series of juvenile adventure novels which began in the early twentieth century and continue to the present. Tom Swift is a genius inventor whose breakthroughs in technology (especially transport technology) drive the plots of the novels, placing them in a genre sometimes called “invention fiction” or “Edisonade”. This book is the 20th in the original series published from 1910 -1942, written by a ghost writer using the name of Victor Appleton. This adventure takes Tom and his cohorts to Honduras in search of a Mayan idol of gold.
Tom Swift and His War Tank
Tom Swift, that prolific youthful inventor, is engaged in trying to help the Allies win WWI. After reading newspaper accounts of the British tanks, Tom takes a sheet of paper and sets out to design a better one from scratch. And fortunately, he can throw the whole family business behind his venture. He has two problems: First, his friends and acquaintances are questioning his patriotism because he hasn’t enlisted as a rifleman for the front lines. Even his girl is worried his blood isn’t true-blue...
Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
Tom Swift enters an upcoming race with his specially-designed prototype electric race car. But as he makes the final preparations and adjustments, days before the race, he discovers a plot that would bankrupt not only his family, but also everyone else that relies on the local bank (which is the target of a nefarious bank-run scheme). Tom must solve the mystery and stop the criminals behind the plot before he’ll test himself on a 500 mile race against some of the best electric cars and skilled drivers in the United States...
Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
The US Government is very smartly letting Tom Swift Jr. handle the recovery of its probe to Jupiter. But a mystery missile suddenly intercepts the probe and splashes it in the South Atlantic.Faced with a huge search task to find the probe on the ocean bottom, Tom soon realizes that the same shadowy group that attacked the probe is competing to find it, and no holds are barred: kidnap, coercion, and lethal force are all in play.Under such circumstances, what can Tom do? What he does every time, of course! He invents some utterly cool device to get the job done! And his Electronic Hydrolung is just the beginning!