Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937)
|The Swiss Twins|
By: Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923)
Penelope's English Experiences
Penelope's English Experiences is a fictional travelogue, which documents the experiences of three American ladies on a visit to England. Included are scenes in London and the village of Belvern, containing fanciful sketches of a West-end ball, portraits of domestic originals, etc., characterized by humorous trifling and droll exaggeration of English traits. By the author Mother Carey's Chickens, A Cathedral Courtship, etc.
A Cathedral Courtship
A romantic comedy. A pretty young American girl tours English Cathedrals, with her very blue-blooded Aunt. Then boy meets girl. Boy chases girl. Boy loses girl. Boy finds girl. Finally, girl catches boy with the help of a mad bull.
By: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1856-1923)
|Timothy's Quest A Story for Anybody, Young or Old, Who Cares to Read It|
By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|The Boy Hunters|
|The Bush Boys History and Adventures of a Cape Farmer and his Family|
|The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North|
|The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness|
|The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure|
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: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|The Lone Ranche|
|The Rifle Rangers|
|The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea|
|Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco|
|Ran Away to Sea|
By: Sara Ware Bassett (1872-1968)
|Ted and the Telephone|
|Walter and the Wireless|
|Carl and the Cotton Gin|
By: Angela Brazil (1868-1947)
|For the Sake of the School|
|The New Girl at St. Chad's A Story of School Life|
|The Jolliest School of All|
|The Manor House School|
|A harum-scarum schoolgirl|
|The Nicest Girl in the School A Story of School Life|
|The Madcap of the School|
|A Patriotic Schoolgirl|
|The Leader of the Lower School A Tale of School Life|
By: Clara E. Laughlin (1873-1941)
Twenty-year-old Mary Alice is bored with her home life and envious of the beautiful, poised, popular girls she sees at parties. At her mother's advice, she reluctantly visits her Godmother in New York, who teaches Mary Alice a little homemade "magic" and the one great Secret that will put her at ease with other people. How can Mary Alice learn to use these gifts to bring happiness into her own life and other lives? Although this charming novelette is subtitled "A True Fairy Story," it reveals that most of the "magic" in life can be found within ourselves. (Introduction by Jan MacGillivray)
By: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860-1936)
The Courage of the Commonplace
The short story of a young man who came to terms with himself and became a man on a day when he had proven to be a failure to his family, his friends, his classmates, the girl he liked, and most importantly to himself.
By: Dorothy C. Paine
A Little Florida Lady
This is the story of a little girl from New York who moves with her family to Florida in the late 19th Century. Parental warning: as this book was first published in 1903 and set in the American South, and although the author tries to be open-minded, please be aware that there are slang words used for African Americans.
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
The Little Colonel
The scene of this story is laid in Kentucky. Its heroine is a small girl, who is known as the Little Colonel, on account of her fancied resemblance to an old-school Southern gentleman, whose fine estate and old family are famous in the region. (Introduction taken from original book.)
By: Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)
A charming 'coming of age' story about a young girl, Mary Marie, whose young life is thrown into turmoil as her parents divorce. As she leads two lives, she comes to realize that her parents still love one another, and engineers a reunion. In the end, we discover the long-lasting effect of this turmoil on the adult Mary Marie, and her own marriage."
|The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|
By: Mary Grant Bruce (1878-1958)
This book is about Norah Linton, her brother Jim, her father David and Jim's chum Wally from Australia. They all move to England during WWI because Jim and Wally want to fight in the war.When a Irish friend of the family dies, Norah inherits a big house in Surrey: Homewood. To keep up the Irishman's memory they want to use the house to help the war effort. They turn it into a home for "Tired People"--soldiers recovering from injuries, or soldiers on leave that have no family to go home to, can come here to have a good time and enjoy the country-side, so that they can go back to their regiments fully rested and restored...
A Little Bush Maid
An Australian childrens' classic about life on a ranch around the same time of A Little Florida Lady, with a similarly plucky tomboy heroine. Also, like the latter story, expect some racial stereotyping of Asian and Aboriginal characters. This originally ran as a newspaper serial and it shows in the episodic nature of the chapters, such as a vivid trip to the circus sandwiched by talk of a mad killer and an unexpectedly sentimental ending.
By: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885)
|'Round the yule-log: Christmas in Norway|
By: Richard Barnum
Squinty the Comical Pig
"This comical children's tale about the funny adventures of a funny pig written by an unknown author. The publisher has hired authors to write children's tales, and gave them "house names". The "name" of the author who wrote this tale is Richard Barnum. It became very successful, the most well known of Richard Barnum's tales. So, if you want to laugh a little, even if you are not a child, read this book".
By: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911)
|Gypsy's Cousin Joy|
By: Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1876-1950)
Pee Wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh (September 7, 1876 - July 5, 1950) was an American author of nearly 100 books for children and young adults. The bulk of his work revolves around the fictional town of Bridgeboro, New Jersey and has a scouting theme. One of his major characters was Pee-Wee Harris. The title, Pee-Wee Harris, was the first in a series of 13 Pee-Wee Harris books. Pee Wee is just that; small in stature but huge in heart and ever so loyal as a scout should be. In the first installment, Pee-Wee visits his Aunt Jamsiah and Uncle Eb in a small New Jersey backwoods village called Everdoze...
|Tom Slade, Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer|
|Tom Slade at Black Lake|
|Tom Slade on Mystery Trail|
|Tom Slade's Double Dare|
|Roy Blakely, Pathfinder|
|Tom Slade with the Colors|
|Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels|
|Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp|
|Tom Slade at Temple Camp|
|Roy Blakeley's Adventures in Camp|
|Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike|
By: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)
The Singing Mouse Stories
The singing mouse tells tales of nature in songs. This book is for those who want to know how the mountains ate up the plains, what the waters said or where the city went.
|The Young Alaskans|
|The Young Alaskans on the Missouri|
|The Young Alaskans in the Rockies|
|Young Alaskans in the Far North|
By: Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916)
|Two Boys in Wyoming A Tale of Adventure (Northwest Series, No. 3)|
|Adrift in the Wilds or, The Adventures of Two Shipwrecked Boys|
|Klondike Nuggets and How Two Boys Secured Them|
|Deerfoot in The Mountains|
|The Land of Mystery|
|The Phantom of the River|
|The Wilderness Fugitives|
|Footprints in the Forest|
|The Young Ranchers or, Fighting the Sioux|
|The Great Cattle Trail|
|The Jungle Fugitives A Tale of Life and Adventure in India Including also Many Stories of American Adventure, Enterprise and Daring|
|Through Forest and Fire Wild-Woods Series No. 1|
|The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters|
|Camp-fire and Wigwam|
|Up the Forked River Or, Adventures in South America|
|A Waif of the Mountains|
By: Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960)
Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know
This charming book has many stories that deal mostly with the holiday of Thanksgiving, perfectly suited for family listening and reading. and gathers in one volume tales of tasty turkeys, festive parties, generous gestures, and holiday cheer. The stories featured include works by such writers as Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others. So if you want to listen to some great stories that bring out gratitude for life and a thanksgiving attitude, here are a bunch of the best.
By: Howard R. Garis (1873-1962)
Uncle Wiggily's Adventures
Due to Uncle Wiggily's rheumatism being so very bad, Dr. Possum prescribes a journey to help him move around, have a change of air, and a good long bout of traveling to get more exercise. So Uncle Wiggily packs his valise and sets forth!
Uncle Wiggily in the Woods
Howard Garis, one of the most prolific children's writers of the 20th century, is credited with writing over 1500 Uncle Wiggily stories. In this collection, the loveable old rabbit stays close to home and visits woodland friends.
Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard
Uncle Wiggily Longears, an old bunny gentleman now stricken with rheumatism and getting around with a cane, still is quite active. In these stories, he encounters a string of characters from Mother Goose's tales and has adventures that are not quite in keeping with her books!These gentle tales are 7 - 8 minutes each and quite suited to a nightly reading to a small child. (Intro by Mark F. Smith)
Uncle Wiggily's Travels
This is the second of 79 Uncle Wiggily books published and contains another selection of bedtime stories from those originally published in the Newark Evening News every day except Saturday for over 40 years. Uncle Wiggily Longears is a loveable rabbit who suffers from rheumatism and has many woodland friends and innocent adventures.
By: Howard Roger Garis (1873-1962)
|Bully and Bawly No-Tail (the Jumping Frogs)|
|The Curlytops and Their Pets or Uncle Toby's Strange Collection|
|Dick Hamilton's Airship, or, a Young Millionaire in the Clouds|
|Larry Dexter's Great Search or, The Hunt for the Missing Millionaire|
|The Curlytops and Their Playmates or Jolly Times Through the Holidays|
By: Arthur M. Winfield (1862-1930)
The Rover Boys at School
First of the famous Rover Boys books by future Hardy Boys creator Edward Stratemeyer (under the pseudonym Arthur M Winfield), this is an introduction to the fun-loving teenage Rover Brothers -- Dick, Tom & Sam. Virtual orphans, they are sent by their prudish Uncle Randolph to a military boarding school and their adventures soon begin!
By: Eva Lecomte
Paula the Waldensian
Into the home of an interesting but self-centered family in old France comes Paula, a young orphaned cousin, from the little village of Villar, in the Waldensian Valley. Though living very simply, tending cows, goats, sheep and rabbits, Paula has been brought up to know and love the Lord Jesus and read the Scriptures. Her Lord and His Word are the center of her life, and she can no more keep this good news all to herself than she can stop breathing or eating. This causes a good many complications, for her cousins' home was one where "religion" was a forbidden subject, never to be mentioned, and Paula soon found herself forbidden to read her own precious Bible...
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
The Little Colonel's House Party
Lloyd Sherman, the "Little Colonel", is a girl of eleven whose mother invites three other girls to spend a month with Lloyd in her beautiful home in Kentucky. The children come from very different homes, but fall into the new ways very readily. The account of their escapades will amuse young readers. A bit of disobedience on the part of one spoiled girl leads to something of a tragedy, in which Betty, the nicest of the children, is the sufferer.This series for girls from the early 1900’s, begun...
|The Story of Dago|
|Mildred's Inheritance Just Her Way; Ann's Own Way|
|Cicely and Other Stories|
Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
In this delightful story ”The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation” by Annie Fellows Johnston the Little Colonel, Lloyd Sherman. together with her friends Betty, Kitty and Allison are starting the schoolyear at a new school, Warwick Hall, a Boardingschool for girls in Washington. They find it a wonderful and stimulating place, make many new friends and have many experiences and also adventures there. But Lloyd comes down with high fever shortly before Christmas, and while home on Christmas Vacation she almost breaks down, and the doctor says she must not go back to school but stay at home to regain her health...
|Ole Mammy's Torment|
|Mary Ware's Promised Land|
|The Quilt that Jack Built; How He Won the Bicycle|
By: Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)
|The Parent's Assistant|
|Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales|
By: Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing (1841-1885)
|Six to Sixteen A Story for Girls|
|The Peace Egg and Other tales|