Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Laura Lee Hope
|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 in the Big League or, A Young Pitcher's Hardest Struggles|
|Baseball Joe Around the World Pitching on a Grand Tour|
By: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Through the Looking-Glass
If you've read and loved Alice in Wonderland, you wouldn't want to miss reading about her further adventures, the strange and fantastical creatures she meets and the delightful style and word-play that made the first book so appealing. Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll is thematically much more structured and cleverly constructed as compared to the earlier Alice book but still retains its childhood elements of wonder, curiosity and imagination. Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym of Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a gifted mathematics professor at Oxford during the late 19th century...
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...
If you've read and loved Little Women, you'd probably enjoy finding out more about the doings of the sisters in the third book in the series, Little Men. Published in 1871, the book's full title was Little Men or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys. It followed the success of Little Women in 1868 and Good Wives in 1869, which portrayed the fortunes of the March family. Filled with remarkable, endearing and memorable characters, the books remain as fresh and enjoyable as they were when they first came out more than a century ago...
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 Scotch Twins|
|The Cave Twins|
|The Italian Twins|
|The French Twins|
|The Mexican Twins|
|The Swiss Twins|
By: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery’s literary classic recounts the exciting adventures undertaken by the fiery eleven-year-old Anne Shirley, an orphan girl accidentally adopted by middle aged siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. A coming-of-age novel, Anne of Green Gables focuses on Anne’s new life at Green Gables farm in Avonlea and her adjustment into the Prince Edward Island community. The story launches when the aging siblings Matthew and Marilla decide that they could use an extra hand around their farm, and believe that adopting an orphan boy would be an appropriate solution...
Anne of the Island
Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series following the adventures of its heroine Anne Shirley as she leaves for Redmond College in the busy city of Kingsport to study for her bachelor’s degree. The third installment in the series sees the beloved protagonist experience new adventures and challenges outside the familiar setting of Avonlea. The novel kicks off when Anne decides to pursue her dream of a higher education, and subsequently leaves her two year teaching position at the school in Avonlea and begins her studies at Redmond College...
Anne of Avonlea
If you've read and loved Anne of Green Gables you will surely be delighted to follow Anne's further adventures in Anne of Avonlea. In this sequel, we find Anne Shirley teaching in Avonlea School though she continues her studies at home with Gilbert Blythe. Lucy Maud Montgomery first published the best selling Anne of Green Gables in 1908. Enthused by the amazing success of this account of a young orphan girl who arrives by mistake on Prince Edward Island, Canada, the author followed it up with five more sequels, tracing Anne's career and life...
Anne's House of Dreams
Anne’s House of Dreams is the fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables series, which features the culmination of an epic love story. The installment chronicles the lives of Anne and Gilbert as they experience life as a newlywed couple and build the foundation of their future together. A tale uniting the much-loved characters also brings a farewell to Anne Shirley and officially welcomes Anne Blythe. The novel begins with the preparations for the wedding between Anne and her one true love Gilbert Blythe, who is finally a qualified doctor...
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: 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 C. Hawley
|Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School|
By: Mabel G. Taggart
|The Story of the Three Goblins|
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: Mabel Quiller-Couch (1866-1924)
|Dick and Brownie|
|The Carroll Girls|
By: Mabel [Contributor] Humphrey
|The Book of the Cat|
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|