Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950)
The Dragon's Secret
Sixteen year old Leslie Crane has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for a some quiet rest and recuperation. While the beach is lovely in October, Leslie quickly finds herself getting lonely with no one her own age to talk to. Little does she realize that she will not only soon make a new friend, but that they will both end up in the midst of a puzzling mystery centered around the closed up bungalow next door. Augusta Huiell Seaman is the author of over 40 historical fiction and mystery novels for older children most of which are currently out of print. The Dragon’s Secret was originally published in 1921.
By: M.L. Nesbitt
In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land."Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then, even their own subjects would laugh at them, and would say: “Poor things!They are funny fellows, these nine Parts-of-Speech...
By: Mabel Hale
The transitioning years between girlhood and womanhood are an exciting time for a girl, as well as tumultuous and confusing. Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale is a lovely guide that will help the young girl understand the changes she is going through emotionally and physically and also guide her in the proper behavior befitting a young woman.
By: Laura Lee Hope
The Story of a Stuffed Elephant
The Story of a Stuffed Elephant is… well, the story of a Stuffed Elephant and the little boy who owns him, and his sister, and all their adventures. A delightful children’s book by the author of The Bobbsey Twins series.
The Moving Picture Girls
Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City – times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere’s voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work. A friend and neighbour in their apartment building suggests that Mr. DeVere tries acting in the moving pictures (which being silent, would not need him to speak at all) but Mr...
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
The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore
In this third volume of the “Bobbsey Twin Series”, the twins – Nan and Bert and Freddie and Flossie – go with their family to visit relatives at the seashore. Excitement and adventure are sure to abound!
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: Laura Lee Hope
Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove
Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue were featured in a series of 20 books for young children published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916-1930. In this adventure, first published in 1920, Bunny and Sue lose a valuable possession belonging to their mother. They have many adventures and misadventures during a family boating vacation to Christmas Tree Cove. (Introduction by S. McGaughey)
The Story of a Candy Rabbit
The Candy Rabbit wakes up one morning to find his Destiny has arrived: he is part of a wonderful Easter display at the toy shop in which he lives -- and any moment now the customers will arrive! Follow this sweet chap as he has many little adventures, making new friends and catching up with old friends along the way.
|The Bobbsey Twins at Home|
|The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City|
|The Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook|
|The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West|
Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge
The Bobbsey Twins are back at school after summer vacation, but Danny Rugg, the school bully, is up to mischief again--and this time he's trying to pin it onto Bert. Bert gets accused of freezing a giant snowball to the school steps, and all the evidence seems to point against him. Christmas is coming too, and the Bobbsey Twins are busy planning for their trip to Snow Lodge--where a lost treasure, a restored friendship, and exciting adventures await.
|The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair|
|The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island|
|The Story of a Nodding Donkey|
|The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat|
|The Bobbsey Twins in Washington|
|The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle Or, The Girl Miner of Gold Run|
|The Bobbsey Twins at School|
|Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's|
|The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm or, Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus|
|The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point Or a Wreck and a Rescue|
|The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island Or, A Cave and What It Contained|
|The Outdoor Girls in Florida Or, Wintering in the Sunny South|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods|
|The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp Or, Glorious Days on Skates and Ice Boats|
|Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South|
|The Moving Picture Girls at Sea or, A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real|
|The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound Or, The Proof on the Film|
|The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch Or, Great Days Among the Cowboys|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While|
|The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand|
|The Outdoor Girls in Army Service Or, doing their bit for the soldier boys|
|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|
|Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm|
|The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car Or, The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley|
|Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's|
|The Story of a Plush Bear|
|The Story of a Monkey on a Stick|
|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: Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905)
Mary Mapes Dodge created an instant bestseller with “Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates.” She wanted the book to be partly a book of travels and partly a domestic story. It is a tale written for children that adults also find interesting and uplifting. Dodge writes as if she is sending a series of letters from Holland to children in America, and her you-are-there perspective is aided by a nice attention to detail and vivid imagery.The Brinkers are a poor but stoic family under a dark cloud – Raff, the man of the house, fell from the dikes while reinforcing them during a bad storm, and for ten years he has been in a vegetative state...
|Donald and Dorothy|
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: John Ruskin
The King of the Golden River
When three brothers mortally offend Mr. Southwest Wind, Esquire, their farm is laid waste and their riches lost. Desperate for money, the brothers become goldsmiths and melt down their remaining treasures . . . only to find that the spirit of the King of the Golden River resides with a molded tankard, and knows the secret of the riches of the Golden River. (Introduction by Xenutia)
By: Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
|The Little Savage|
|The Little Savage|