Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Carley Dawson (1910-1977)
Mr Wicker's Window
When Christopher Mason walked into Mr. Wicker's antique shop, he had no idea he would soon be embarking on a marvellous journey to China to find a wonderful tree made of jewels. He had no idea that Mr. Wicker was a magician and could travel through time. And that the tree was sought by others, not least among them the murderous Claggett Chew, a merchant in port and a pirate on the high seas, who also had knowledge of magic. But before Chris succeeded in quest, he would know of all these things and more...
By: Caroline Elliott Hoogs Jacobs (1835-1916)
|Blue Bonnet in Boston or, Boarding-School Days at Miss North's|
By: Caroline Hadley
|Woodside or, Look, Listen, and Learn.|
By: Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
|Patty's Summer Days|
|Patty's Social Season|
|Marjorie's Busy Days|
|Marjorie at Seacote|
By: Catharine Parr Strickland Traill (1802-1899)
|Little Downy The History of A Field-Mouse|
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
Indian Child Life
The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (the last 7 chapters). This is very different from the slanted way the white man tried to picture them as 'savages' and 'brutes.'Quote: Dear Children:—You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly...
By: Charles Amory Beach
|Air Service Boys Flying for Victory or, Bombing the Last German Stronghold|
|Air Service Boys in the Big Battle Or, Silencing the Big Guns|
By: Charles Bruce
|Leslie Ross: or, Fond of a Lark|
By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
|Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master|
By: Charles Edward Rich
|A Voyage with Captain Dynamite|
By: Charles H. Bennett (1829-1867)
|The Faithless Parrot|
|The Frog Who Would A Wooing Go|
By: Charles Henry Lerrigo (1872-1955)
|The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters The Lost Treasure of Buffalo Hollow|
By: Charles Lamb
The Adventures of Ulysses
In The Adventures of Ulysses, Charles Lamb re-tells the story of Ulysses’s journey from Troy to his own kingdom of Ithaca. The book uses Homer’s The Odyssey as the basis for the story, but it isn’t a direct translation of the Greek classic. The book is considered a modern version of the epic tale when it was published in 1808. In the preface of the book, Lamb said that he made the narration of the story faster so that more readers would be attracted to it. To begin with, Homer’s Odyssey is already a classic and in re-telling this story, Charles Lamb aimed to make this epic poem more comprehensible to the average person...
By: Charles Neufeld (1856-1918)
|Under the Rebel's Reign|
By: Charles Winslow Hall (1843-1916)
|Adrift in the Ice-Fields|
By: Charlotte B. Herr (1875-1963)
|How Freckle Frog Made Herself Pretty|
|The Wise Mamma Goose|
By: Charlotte M. Higgins
|The Angel Children or, Stories from Cloud-Land|
By: Charlotte M. Yonge (1823-1901)
Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe
Travel with Little Lucy around the globe and learn a little geography and small bits about other cultures.
By: Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901)
|The Stokesley Secret|
By: Chelsea Curtis Fraser (1876-)
|Around the World in Ten Days|
By: Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854)
Basket of Flowers, The
James is the king's gardener and he deeply enjoys caring for and cultivating flowers. He teaches his daughter Mary many principles of godliness through the flowers. One day Mary is falsely accused of stealing, and the penalty is death. Through many trials and hardships, Mary learns of the goodness of God, the blessing of praying for her enemies, how to consider her trials as a joy, and true forgiveness.
By: Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892)
|The Last of the Huggermuggers|
By: Clair W. Hayes (1887-)
|The Boy Allies at Verdun Or, Saving France from the Enemy|
By: Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868-1952)
Among the Farmyard People
A wonderful children's book filled with engaging stories about various farmyard animals. Each book ending with a moral which gently encourages children towards better behaviour and attitudes.
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: Clara Ingram Judson (1879-1950)
|Mary Jane's City Home|
By: Clara Louise Burnham (1854-1927)
|Jewel's Story Book|
By: Clara Mulholland
|Naughty Miss Bunny A Story for Little Children|
By: Clarence Hawkes (1869-1954)
|Black Bruin The Biography of a Bear|
By: Claude A. Labelle
|The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers|
By: Conrad H. (Conrad Harvey) Sayce (1888-1935)
|In the Musgrave Ranges|
By: Cornelia Meigs (1884-1973)
The Windy Hill
When two children come to stay with their cousin, they immediately realize something is wrong, but no one will tell them what. Their cousin is strangely altered: nervous, preoccupied, hardly aware of their existence. They soon discover that a conflict is brewing among the hills and farms of the Medford Valley, one whose origins reach back over a century. They must piece it together from scattered clues, and from the stories told to them by a mysterious bee keeper and his daughter. This 1922 Newbery Honor Book tells of the traits that run in a family—honor, stubborn pride, and a dark lust for wealth—and how they shape the destinies of three generations. (Introduction by Peter Eastman)
By: Cornelius Mathews (1817-1889)
|Chanticleer A Thanksgiving Story of the Peabody Family|
By: D. W. (David W.) Belisle
|The American Family Robinson or, The Adventures of a Family lost in the Great Desert of the West|
By: Dana Gatlin
By: Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731)
|An American Robinson Crusoe|
By: David Cory (1872-1966)
|The Magic Soap Bubble|
|Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures|
|Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers|
|The Cruise of the Noah's Ark|
|Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog|
By: Dillon Wallace (1863-1939)
|The Gaunt Gray Wolf A Tale of Adventure With Ungava Bob|
|Ungava Bob A Winter's Tale|
By: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887)
|The Adventures of A Brownie As Told to My Child by Miss Mulock|
By: Dion Clayton Calthrop (1878-1937)
|The Pirate's Pocket Book|
By: Donald Ferguson
|The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey|
|The Chums of Scranton High Or, Hugh Morgan's Uphill Fight|
|The Chums of Scranton High out for the Pennant or, In the Three Town League|
|The Chums of Scranton High on the Cinder Path|
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: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958)
The Bent Twig
Semi-autobiographical series of incidents in the life of an intellectual American family in the late 19th - early 20th Century as seen by favored daughter, Sylvia Marshall. Her father is an economics professor in a Midwestern state university and she is following in his inquisitive footsteps. Canfield writes this in a matter-of-fact manner with Tarkingtonesque good humor.
By: Dorothy Kilner (1755-1836)
|Life and Perambulations of a Mouse|
By: Dorothy Whitehill
|Phyllis A Twin|
By: E. (Eliza) Fenwick (1766-1840)
|The Bad Family & Other Stories|
By: E. A. Gillie
Barbara in Brittany
Barbara, an English girl and the eldest of her family, spends most days helping her widowed mother care for her younger siblings. Then disaster strikes – or so the children believe! Barbara is taken to France to see Paris by her father’s formidable sister, Aunt Anne. She stays on in Brittany to perfect her French. In this series of funny stories about her adventures in France, we meet a cast of recurring characters – and both Barbara and Aunt Anne find love! (Summary by Sibella Denton)
By: E. J. (Edith J.) May
|Louis' School Days A Story for Boys|
By: E. R. Burden
|Hollowmell or, A Schoolgirl's Mission|
By: E.M. Berens
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format....
By: Eden Coybee
|The Dumpy Books for Children; No. 7. A Flower Book|
By: Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)
Tarzan of the Apes
An aristocratic English family is marooned off the coast of West Africa. They find their way into the interior of the dense jungle that lines the coast and here, Lord Greystoke is killed by a predatory ape. Lady Greystoke survives with her infant boy, but in a few months, she too succumbs to the perils of jungle life. The baby is adopted by a maternal she-ape who nurses him along with her own child. This marks the dawn of a legend – Tarzan of the Apes. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American novelist who turned to fiction writing after an unsuccessful stint as a pencil sharpener salesman...
Warlord of Mars
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in 1913. It was the third book in an eleven part series known as the Barsoom Chronicles which relate to a sequence of exciting adventure tales set on the fictional planet of Barsoom. In the Barsoom series, Mars, assumed to be older than Earth, is a dying planet. “Barsoom” is the native word for Mars in the Martian language. The stories first appeared in serialized form in various magazines like All-Story, Argosy, Amazing Stories and The Blue Book...
The Return of Tarzan
The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d’Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch.
The Beasts of Tarzan
Originally featured as a five-part serial in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914 and later published in book form in 1916, The Beasts of Tarzan is the third book in the gripping Tarzan series. Shifting from London to the natural African scenery, the novel follows Tarzan as he finds himself in the wicked ploy of old enemies, which launches him into a mission to save his beloved wife and son, while also caring for his own welfare. Furthermore, he must go back to his previous life and reclaim his position as king of the jungle...
By: Edith Bancroft
|Jane Allen: Right Guard|
|Jane Allen, Junior|
By: Edith Francis Foster
By: Edith Howes (1872-1954)
Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories
A collection of three short stories about fairies, complete with good moral lessons (as every fairy tale should be).
By: Edith K. (Edith Kellogg) Dunton (1875-)
|Betty Wales, Senior|
|Betty Wales, Sophomore|
By: Edith King Hall
|Adventures in Toyland What the Marionette Told Molly|
By: Edith Lavell
|The Girl Scouts' Good Turn|
By: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)
The Book of Dragons
Eight enchanting tales about a variety of whimsical dragons, by a master of the craft, E Nesbit, are contained in this absolutely delightful volume, The Book of Dragons. While it's essentially meant for children, there are plenty of adults who will find it irresistible enough to peek into and a most charming way to spend a magical hour. Beautifully illustrated by the enormously talented Harold Robert Millar, the Scottish designer and illustrator famed for his unique and imaginative illustrations, The Book of Dragons is sure to delight both first time readers of the unique writer Edith Nesbit and those who have found pleasure in her other works...
The Enchanted Castle
A children’s fantasy novel first published in 1907, The Enchanted Castle recounts the marvelous adventures encountered by a curious group of children searching to enliven their summer holiday. Written in episodes, the novel has a different adventure in store for its young heroes in each chapter, including vibrant statues, banquets with Greek gods, and reunited lovers. The novel begins when siblings Gerald, James and Kathleen are required to spend their summer holiday in a boarding school, due to unfortunate events at home and are consequently left under the supervision of a French schoolmistress...
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
Opening with an introduction to the life of the most famous Englishman of all, William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit captures the reader's imagination in her inimitable way. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a compendium of stories that re-tells some of his most famous plays. As the author of some of the best-loved children's classics like The Railway Children and The Story of the Treasure Seekers, E Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way...
The Magic World
Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses – adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines (like Blackie’s Children’s Annual), are typical of Nesbit’s arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children.
The Phoenix and the Carpet
The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904 by E. Nesbit. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that began with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the adventures of the same five protagonists – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace the one from the nursery that was destroyed in an unfortunate fire accident. Through a series of exciting events, the children find an egg in the carpet which cracks into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per day.
The Wouldbegoods, Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers
The Bastable children, first met in The Treasure Seekers, are sent to stay in the countryside; is it large enough to contain their exuberant activities? They (and Pincher the dog) have every intention of being good…
Pussy and Doggy Tales
Charming Tales about cats and dogs.
Story of the Amulet
The third of the series featuring Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane: four children who are, as they often say, "the sort of people that wonderful things happen to". In 'Five Children and It' they were lucky enough to meet the magical, wish-granting Psammead - and in this final book they meet him once again. He guides them to an ancient Amulet that will help them find their hearts' desire - but it's only half an amulet, and seeking for the other half has them whizzing about through time on another series of amazing adventures.
|New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune|
By: Edna Henry Lee Turpin (1867-1952)
By: Edward C. Taylor
|Ted Strong's Motor Car Or, Fast and Furious|
|Ted Strong in Montana Or, With Lariat and Spur|
By: Edward Eggleston (1837-1902)
|Queer Stories for Boys and Girls|
By: Edward R. Shaw (1855-1903)
Discoverers and Explorers
Tales of the brave and daring explorers that ventured into the unknown “Sea of Darkness” where it was thought monsters and angry gods lived. They dared to sail near the equator which was thought to have such intense heat that it would boil the ocean water. It was also commonly thought at the time that the world was flat, and the ships would fall off the face of the earth. These men overcame these fears to explore and discover new lands.
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 In The Mountains Or, A Hunt for Fun and Fortune|
|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|