Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Laura Lee Hope
|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 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...
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.
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|
|The Italian Twins|
|The French Twins|
|The Mexican Twins|
|The Swiss Twins|
By: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
Chronicles of Avonlea
A collection of short stories first published in 1912, the book focuses on events occurring in the popular fictional village of Avonlea, which is notorious as the hometown of Anne Shirley. Comprised of 12 short stories, the Chronicles of Avonlea present a different view of the town, with the introduction of many new gripping characters, which prove to be just as endearing as their most renowned resident. Tales of everyday snippets of life proving to be humorous, identifiable, and heartwarming, the collection is an effective reinvigoration to the classic setting...
Rilla of Ingleside
Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth book in the Anne of Green Gables series and focuses on the inspiring journey of Rilla Blythe, the youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert, as she transforms from a carefree young girl into an enduring young woman swept into the chaos of war. Written from a female perspective, Montgomery accurately depicts a time in history, as she provides a contemporaneous account of the war and serves up the most emotional book in the series. Set during the First World War, the novel explores themes of coming of age, love, separation, and most importantly women’s roles during the war...
The Golden Road
In the sequal to The Story Girl Sara Stanley returns to join the King children in publishing their own local magazine to entertain the town of Carlisle.
If you've read and loved Anne of Green Gables, you'd definitely like to add Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery to your collection. Published in 1919, it is the seventh book in the series and follows the further life and adventures of Anne Shirley. At Ingleside, Anne is now happily married to her childhood friend the devoted Gilbert Blythe and have now been together blissfully for fifteen years. They have six children. The book opens with the return of Anne and Gilbert (who is now a brilliant doctor) from a sojourn in London, where they had gone to attend a big medical congress...
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901
Stories from 1896 to 1901. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her "Anne of Green Gables" books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942.
By: Luis Coloma (1851-1915)
|Perez the Mouse|
By: M. B. Manwell
|The Captain's Bunk A Story for Boys|
By: M. C. Bell
|Little Yellow Wang-lo|
By: M. E. Bewsher
|Catharine's Peril, or The Little Russian Girl Lost in a Forest And Other Stories|
By: M. H. (Mary Hall) Adams (1816-1860)
|Small Means and Great Ends|
By: Mabel C. Hawley
|Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School|
By: Mabel G. Taggart
|The Story of the Three Goblins|
By: Mabel Quiller-Couch (1866-1924)
|Dick and Brownie|
|The Carroll Girls|
By: Madeline Leslie (1815-1893)
|Minnie's Pet Cat|
|Bertie's Home or, the Way to be Happy|
|The Lost Kitty|
|Minnie's Pet Horse|
|Minnie's Pet Dog|
|Minnie's Pet Parrot|
|Minnie's Pet Lamb|
|Bertie and the Gardeners or, The Way to be Happy|
|Minnie's Pet Monkey|
By: Margaret A. McIntyre
|The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone|
By: Margaret Bruce Clarke
|Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls|
By: Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster (1838-1912)
|Holiday Stories for Young People|
By: Margaret M. (Margaret Murray) Robertson (1821-1897)
|Christie Redfern's Troubles|
|The Orphans of Glen Elder|
|Stephen Grattan's Faith A Canadian Story|
By: Margaret Mayo (1882-1951)
|Polly of the Circus|
By: Margaret Penrose (1873-1954)
Dorothy Dale – A Girl of Today
Dorothy Dale is the daughter of an old Civil War veteran who is running a weekly newspaper in a small Eastern town. Her sunny disposition, her fun-loving ways and her trials and triumphs make clean, interesting and fascinating reading. The Dorothy Dale Series is one of the most popular series of books for girls ever published.
Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays
Relates the details of a mystery that surrounded Tanglewood Park. There is a great snowstorm, and the young folks become snowbound, much to their dismay.
The Motor Girls on a Tour
This is the second book in the series of the Motor Girls. Join Cora and her friends in this mystery and adventure of The Motor Girls. Also the search for a missing table and promise book belonging to a cripple girl called Wren. Why is Clip so mysterious? What is she up to? Is Sid Wilcox up to his old tricks with his chum Rob Roland?
|The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar|
|The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Or, a Strange Message from the Air|
|The Motor Girls Through New England or, Held by the Gypsies|
By: Margaret Sidney (1844-1924)
Five Little Peppers Midway
Five Little Peppers Midway is the joyous continuation of the Pepper family's story. A snooty cousin comes to stay with the Peppers, and yet even this can't dampen the joy the Pepper children feel about the wonderful prospect of Mamsie's upcoming wedding!
Five Little Peppers Grown Up
Five Little Peppers Grown Up continues the story of Ben, Polly, Joel, David, and Phronsie Pepper. Together with the Kings, the Whitneys, and other friends old and new, the Peppers learn and teach about life and love as they grow into adulthood.
Five Little Peppers Abroad
This book is the next in the series of the Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney, after Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and Five Little Peppers Midway. It continues the series where Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie, and Phronsie get to travel abroad in Europe!
|Five Little Peppers and their Friends|
By: Margaret Vandercook (1876-)
|The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World|
|The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest|
By: Margaret Warde (1875-)
Betty Wales, Freshman
First published in 1904, Betty Wales Freshman is the first book in an 8 volume series that follows Betty and her classmates throughout college and beyond. It takes place at Harding in New England (NOT to be confused with the Arkansas university) based on the author's time at Smith College in Massachusetts. Some humour and frivolity ensue as well as interpersonal drama among Betty and her many peers. And of course, the usual fascination with basketball that tends to run the gamut in the bountiful supply of books about most boarding school girls. (The popularity of this series inspired product placement by a dressmakers company.)
By: Margaret Waters
|The Little Lame Prince Rewritten for Young Readers by Margaret Waters|
By: Margery Williams (1881-1944)
The Velveteen Rabbit
“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day… Written in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How Toys Become Real is the tale of a sweet unassuming toy rabbit who questions what it is to live and to love. It was the first children’s title written by Margery Williams (1881 – 1944), who had previously created only for adults. This story eclipsed all others, to become her most famous work, and an ever adored classic for all ages.
By: Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)
|The Parent's Assistant|
|Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales|
By: Marianne L. B. Ker
|How the Fairy Violet Lost and Won Her Wings|
By: Marietta Holley (1836-1926)
|Samantha at Saratoga|
By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Door Through Space
At one time Race Cargill had been the best Terran Intelligence agent on the complex and mysterious planet of Wolf. He had repeatedly imperiled his life amongst the half-human and non-human creatures of the sullen world. And he had repeatedly accomplished the fantastic missions until his name was emblazoned with glory. But that had all seemingly ended. For six long years he’d sat behind a boring desk inside the fenced-in Terran Headquarters, cut off there ever since he and a rival had scarred and ripped each other in blood-feud...
By: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, and Other Stories
“The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” is a piece of short fiction by Mark Twain. It first appeared in Harper’s Monthly in December 1899, and was subsequently published by Harper Collins in the collection The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches (1900). This recording contains all the stories and sketches from the 1900 Harper Collins publication.
By: Martha Finley (1828-1909)
Elsie, young and motherless, has never met her father and is being raised by her father’s family. As a strong Christian, she has many trials within the unbelieving family. Her greatest comforts are her faith and her mammy, Chloe. Finally, her father returns home. Will her father love her? Will her father learn to love Jesus?
Holidays at Roselands
This is the second book of the much loved Elsie Dinsmore series and starts where the first book left off. Elsie is still recuperating from her weakness, with her kind and indulgent father by her side.The story revolves around how a strong bond of love and understanding takes root between the father and daughter, as they holiday at Roselands, and visit exciting places, with some of our favorite friends from the first book, Mr. Travilla, Adelaide, Chloe, Lora and the others.