Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Laura Lee Hope
|The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound Or, The Proof on the Film|
|The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch Or, Great Days Among the Cowboys|
|The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand|
|The Story of a China Cat|
|The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays Or, The Sham Battles at Oak Farm|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony|
|Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's|
|The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms Or Lost in the Wilds of Florida|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store|
|The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car Or, The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley|
|Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's|
|Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour|
|Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's|
|Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's|
By: Laura Lee Hope and Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
The Bobbsey Twins or Merry Days Indoors and Out
The Bobbsey Twins are the principal characters of what was, for many years, the Stratemeyer Syndicate's longest-running series of children's novels, penned under the pseudonym Laura Lee Hope. The first of 72 books was published in 1904, the last in 1979. The books related the adventures of the children of the middle-class Bobbsey family, which included two sets of fraternal twins: Bert and Nan, who were 12 years old, and Flossie and Freddie, who were six.
By: Laura Lee Hope and Lilian C. Garis (1873-1954)
The Bobbsey Twins in the Country
The second book in The Bobbsey Twins series finds the two sets of twins experiencing life in the country during the first part of their summer vacation from school. Their stay with their aunt, uncle and cousins on their farm in Meadow Brook is filled with new adventures for the 'city' Bobbseys. (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett)
By: Lawrence J. Leslie
|Afloat on the Flood|
|Chums of the Camp Fire|
By: Lebbeus Mitchell (1879-1963)
|The Circus Comes to Town|
By: Legh Richmond (1772-1827)
|The Annals of the Poor|
By: Lena E. Barksdale
|The Chickens of Fowl Farm|
By: Lester Chadwick
|Baseball Joe Around the World Pitching on a Grand Tour|
By: Lewis Hough
|Dr. Jolliffe's Boys|
By: Lilian Garis (1873-1954)
|The Girl Scouts at Bellaire Or Maid Mary's Awakening|
|The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest Or, the Wig Wag Rescue|
By: Lilian Gask (1865-????)
The Fairies and the Christmas Child
The worst of being a Christmas Child is that you don’t get birthday presents, but only Christmas ones. Old Naylor, who was Father’s coachman, and had a great gruff voice that came from his boots and was rather frightening, used to ask how I expected to grow up without proper birthdays, and I thought I might have to stay little always. When I told Father this he laughed, but a moment later he grew quite grave. “Listen, Chris,” he said. And then he took me on his knee—I was a small chap then—and told me things that made me forget old Naylor, and wish and wish that Mother could have stayed with us...
By: Lilian Turner
|An Australian Lassie|
By: Lillian Elizabeth Roy (1868-1932)
|Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks|
|Polly and Eleanor|
|The Blue Birds' Winter Nest|
|Polly's Business Venture|
By: Lillian Nicholson Shearon
|The Little Mixer|
By: Lily Munsell Ritchie
|Chicken Little Jane|
|Chicken Little Jane on the Big John|
By: Lizette M. Edholm
|The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan|
|The Merriweather Girls in Quest of Treasure|
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: Louis Arundel
|Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast or Through Storm and Stress to Florida|
|Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise or, The Dash for Dixie|
By: Louis Tracy (1863-1928)
|The Stowaway Girl|
By: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Jack and Jill
Louisa May Alcott, more famously known for her Little Women series, takes a familiar nursery rhyme and creates a whole novel out of it in one of her last books Jack and Jill: A Village Story. Though she continued to publish under the penname AM Barnard, this book probably marked the end of a particular writing phase in 1880. Jack and Jill is set in the fictional Harmony Village. On a December afternoon, the youngsters of the village are out enjoying the bracing cold and snow. The bright winter shines down as they have fun skating and sledding...
This is the story of Rose Campbell, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose’s guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier. At the end of a year, she is given a choice of which relative she is to stay with. Whom will she choose? This is an unabridged recording of Louisa May Alcott’s classic work, originally published in 1874.
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws’ and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly’s warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher.
Shoes and Stockings: A Collection of Short Stories
Here are tales of love and war, modesty and frivolity, laughter and tears. Louisa May Alcott wrote many, many short stories. This collection shares but 7 of them.
Rose in Bloom
Opening several years after the close of "Eight Cousins", we find Rose coming home fresh from a voyage overseas, to find much changed about her. Now of a marriageable age and heiress to a fortune, Rose finds joy,sorrow, and finally love await her -- as the Rose is finally ready to bloom into a good, strong, sweet and true woman.This sequel to Eight Cousins was written by Louisa May Alcott, the author of many well beloved children's books including Little Women, An Old Fashioned Girl, Under the Lilacs and more.
Flower Fables is Louisa May Alcott’s first book, penned at 16 for Ralph Waldo Emerson’s daughter, Ellen.
|Shawl-Straps: A Second Series of Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag|
|Marjorie's Three Gifts|
By: Louise Clarke Pyrnelle (1850-1907)
|Diddie, Dumps & Tot or, Plantation child-life|
By: Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody) Hale (1820-1900)
|The Peterkin Papers|
By: Lucy Aikin (1781-1864)
Swiss Family Robinson in Words of One Syllable
All the excitement, danger, heartbreaks and triumphs of this well known story, but without the big words. Lucy Aikin, an accomplished writer and writing as Mary Godolphin, accomplishes this with apparent ease in this little book. The story of a plucky family ship wrecked on a desolate island, saving what they can from the ship, is well known. The entire family, under the leadership of an intrepid father and mother works together to not only survive in this island, but actually prosper. This work would seem an excellent one for English as a second language speakers to improve their skill in English.
By: Lucy Byerley
|Ruth Arnold or, the Country Cousin|
By: Lucy Fitch Perkins
The Belgian Twins
This story is based upon the experiences of two Belgian refugees in World War I. When their parents are marched of by Germans, Jan and Marie are left alone. Now they, along with their dog, have to find their parents!
The Dutch Twins
The Dutch Twins are Kit and Kat, 5 years old and not yet big enough to be called by their real names, Christopher and Katrina. They live in a typical Dutch household, around the turn of the last century. The book follows their day-to-day adventures and accidental mishaps. The book is the first of a series of stories about twins in different countries, meant to give children an idea of life and customs in various parts of the world.
|The Irish Twins|
|The Puritan Twins|
|The Eskimo Twins|
|The Japanese Twins|
|The Cave Twins|