Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873)
|The Rocky Island and Other Similitudes|
By: Sara Ware Bassett (1872-1968)
|Ted and the Telephone|
|Walter and the Wireless|
|Carl and the Cotton Gin|
By: Sarah A. (Sarah Ann) Myers (1800-1876)
|Watch—Work—Wait Or, The Orphan's Victory|
By: Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
|Betty Leicester A Story For Girls|
By: Sarah S. (Sarah Schoonmaker) Baker (1824-1906)
|Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories|
|The Golden House|
By: Sarah Stuart Robbins (1817-1910)
Miss Ashton's New Pupil
Marion Park, the daughter of missionaries, is sent to Miss Ashton's boarding school. There she meets with many young girls and together they learn not just lessons in German, Logic, Arithmetic, Latin and Rhetoric, but also life lessons of study habits, lady like manners, self control, thoughtfulness of others, truthfulness, and many other character traits. Join these girls of Montrose Academy as they plunge into the adventures of a secret society, fall into a scrape with the boys of Atherton Academy, and plan many Holiday festivities.
By: Sarah Tytler (1827-1914)
|Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes|
By: Selina Bunbury
|Fanny, the Flower-Girl, or, Honesty Rewarded|
By: Sherred Willcox Adams
|Five Little Friends|
By: Sidford F. (Sidford Frederick) Hamp (1855-1919)
|The Boys of Crawford's Basin The Story of a Mountain Ranch in the Early Days of Colorado|
By: Silas K. Boone
|Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys The Birch Bark Lodge|
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
A Study in Scarlet
Sherlock Holmes fans who haven't yet read A Study in Scarlet would be delighted to discover this book in which the iconic detective makes his grand entrance into the world! From hence on, the deer stalker hat, his Stradivarius violin, the occasional descent into cocaine induced hell, the Persian slipper in which he stores his tobacco and of course, his meeting with the eternally loyal Dr. Watson and so many other details become common for generations of enthralled devotees. Strangely enough, Sherlock Holmes' first outing went almost unnoticed in the 1887 Christmas Annual edition of Beeton's Magazine...
By: Sophie May (1833-1906)
|Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's|
|Prudy Keeping House|
|Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple|
|Aunt Madge's Story|
|The Twin Cousins|
|Dotty Dimple Out West|
|Dotty Dimple At Home|
|Dotty Dimple's Flyaway|
By: Sophie Miriam Swett (1858-1912)
By: St. George Henry Rathborne (1854-1938)
Boy Scouts First Camp Fire
The Silver Fox Patrol is out on their first camping trip! The boys, Thad the fill-in scout-master, Allan, Bumpus, Davy Jones, Smithy, Bob White, Giraffe and Step-Hen, are learning many new things about being scouts and about themselves. But when a bear invades the camp, their trip turns into an adventure that they will talk about for a long time! Herbert Carter is one of many pseudonyms used by St George Rathborne.
Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge
The Silver Fox Patrol is hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, at the invitation of Bob White. They are enjoying their outing in a real wilderness, but trouble comes along from a local Moonshiner. Herbert Carter is one of many pseudonyms used by St George Rathborne. (Ann Boulais)
By: St. George Rathborne (1854-1938)
|Canoe Mates in Canada Or, Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan|
|Chums in Dixie or The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat|
By: Steele Rudd (1868-1935)
On Our Selection
The humorous account of Dad and Dave and the rest of the Rudd clan as they attempt to carve a farming 'selection' out of the Australian wilderness in spite of fire, famine, snakebite, and a loony hired hand.
By: Stella M. Francis
Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes or The Quest of a Summer Vacation
“Girls, I have some great news for you. I’m sure you’ll be interested, and I hope you’ll be as delighted as I am. Come on, all of you. Gather around in a circle just as if we were going to have a Council Fire and I’ll tell you something that will—that will—Teddy Bear your teeth.” A chorus of laughter, just a little derisive, greeted Katherine Crane’s enigmatical figure of speech. The merriment came from eleven members of Flamingo Camp Fire, who proceeded to form an arc of a circle in front of the speaker on the hillside grass plot near the white canvas tents of the girls’ camp. (Gutenberg)
Campfire Girls In The Allegheny Mountains or, A Christmas Success Against Odds
The Camp Fire Girls books is a series of fiction novels written for children by various authors from 1912 into the 1930s. (Wikipedia)
By: Stephen Angus Cox
|The Dare Boys of 1776|
By: Stephen W. (Stephen Warren) Meader (1892-1977)
|The Black Buccaneer|
By: Stewart Edward White (1873-1946)
|The Adventures of Bobby Orde|
By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
What Katy Did at School
The continuing story of Katy Carr, recounting the time she spent at boarding school with her sister Clover.
|Nine Little Goslings|
Little Country Girl
Candace makes the first long trip of her young life alone. Everything is new, from the ocean views, to the fashionable people she encounters; from the museum-like home, to the unfamiliar cousins. How will she adapt to the new experiences and will she overcome the homesickness she feels? Will she adapt her country ways and enter society, or be an embarrassment to her fine relations? Etiquette and style can be learned; but kindness, common sense and a loving heart are inbred.
"Imagination is like a sail, as Mr. Joyce had said that evening; but sails are good and useful things sometimes, and carry their owners over deep waters and dark waves, which else might dampen, and drench, and drown." Twelve year old Isabella Bright is endowed with just such an imagination and spends her time amusing herself and her friends with stories. Will her imagination be called upon to help her navigate tempestuous seas?
By: Susan Edmonstoune Ferrier
Marriage, Volume 1
“Love!–A word by superstition thought a God; by use turned to an humour; by self-will made a flattering madness.” – Alexander and Campaspe. Lady Juliana, the indulged and coddled seventeen (”And a half, papa”) year old daughter of the Earl of Cortland, is betrothed by her father to a wealthy old Duke who can give her every luxury. She instead runs away and marries her very handsome but penniless lover. Very soon, they are forced to travel to Scotland to live with his quirky family in a rundown “castle” in the barren wilderness. Can this marriage survive?(Summary by P.Cunningham)
By: Susan Warner (1819-1885)
|The Carpenter's Daughter|
|The End of a Coil|
Fleda Ringan is an 11 year old orphan who lives with her grandfather in Queechy, Vermont. After a tragic incident, Fleda has to live with her aunt in Paris, Mrs. Rossiter. She travels to Paris under the care of young Mr. Carleton and his mother, a rich Englishwomen. Every young man who meets Fleda loves her, but she adores only Mr. Carleton. Once Fleda's aunt Mrs. Rossiter looses all her money, they return to America where Fleda learns to farm and cook to support her family. Mr. Carleton is always around to help out but never utters a word about love to Fleda.
|What She Could|
There are many romantic tales about a handsome and rich man falling in love with a beautiful lower class woman over the objections of his family. Remember Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy? however, it takes more than a good woman to secure a man's happiness. He has to have mental strength. It is not certain that our hero, Tom, has that. Lois is a great woman. However, according to his sister, she is a "nobody." Does money and position control everything? Certainly not. Good people deserve to be happy...
|The House in Town|
|Daisy in the Field|
|Hills of the Shatemuc|
|Queechy, Volume II|
|Melbourne House, Volume 1|
|Queechy, Volume I|
By: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)
|The Little Quaker or, the Triumph of Virtue. A Tale for the Instruction of Youth|
By: T. W. H. Crosland (1865-1924)
|The Old Man's Bag|
By: Tabitha Grimalkin
|Tales From Catland, for Little Kittens|
By: Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
|The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's A School Story|
|The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch|
|A Dog with a Bad Name|
|Follow My leader The Boys of Templeton|
|My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life|
|The Willoughby Captains|
|Roger Ingleton, Minor|
|Tom, Dick and Harry|
|The Cock-House at Fellsgarth|
|The Master of the Shell|
|Kilgorman A Story of Ireland in 1798|
|Reginald Cruden A Tale of City Life|
By: Temple Bailey (-1953)
By: Theodore P. Wilson
|Frank Oldfield Lost and Found|
|Working in the Shade Lowly Sowing brings Glorious Reaping|
By: Thomas Archer
Miss Grantley's Girls, and the Stories She Told Them
The author Thomas Archer lived 1830 – 1893; he wrote several juvenile stories, and this book: Miss Grantley’s Girls – And the Stories She Told Them, was published in 1886. It is a book in 7 chapters. Miss Grantley is a teacher and works as a governess, and she after some coaxing tells somewhat romantic stories to “her” girls. In the first chapter it says: “There was nothing romantic in Miss Grantley’s appearance, and yet she was the sort of person that you could not help looking at again and again if you once saw her...
By: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
|The History of Little King Pippin|
By: Thomas Cobb (1854-1932)
|The Bountiful Lady or, How Mary was changed from a very Miserable Little Girl to a very Happy One|
|The Little Clown|
By: Thomas Hughes (1822-1896)
|Tom Brown at Rugby|
By: Thomas M. (Thomas March) Clark (1812-1903)
|John Whopper The Newsboy|
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: Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922)
|Tommy Trot's Visit to Santa Claus|
By: Thomas Tapper
Stories of Great Composers for Children
This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example.
By: Thomas Wallace Knox (1835-1896)
|The Land of the Kangaroo Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey through the Great Island Continent|
By: Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965)
The Adventures of Reddy Fox
These delightful stories created by the writer known famously as the Bedtime Story Man provide hours of endless enjoyment for readers both young and old. His daily newspaper column which he wrote without a break from 1912 through to 1960 featured a host of engaging characters and their lively pranks and doings. In this charmingly illustrated volume, Reddy Fox, the young hero is sent to stay with his grandma. Grandmother Fox is the “wisest, slyest and smartest fox in all the country around” and she takes it upon herself to educate Reddy in the things that every fox should know! Thus begins a battle of wits between Farmer Brown, Farmer Brown's Boy, Reddy and Grandmother Fox...
The Adventures of Buster Bear
Known to generations of children and their parents as the Bedtime Story Man, Thornton Waldo Burgess wrote nearly two hundred much loved children's books. They were tales that recounted the doings of delightful characters who inhabited the Green Meadow and the Green Forest. Burgess, who was also an ardent conservationist besides being a writer and journalist shared his love of Nature and respect for all beings who share this earth with us. The Adventures of Buster Bear is a fun children's book that helps children understand that animals and the forest deserve respect and it is also a sincere call for responsible conservationism...
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk is another in the long list children’s books by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, Jimmy Skunk has encounters with Reddy Fox, Peter Rabbit, Unc’ Billy Possum and other acquaintances of his in the Green Meadows and Green Forest. Along the way, we learn some of the habits of Jimmy and his friends and we learn little lessons about life such as the importance of always keeping one’s temper, keeping promises and not playing practical jokes. We are also treated to a philosophical discussion by Jimmy Skunk on the advantages of defensive weaponry.
The Adventures of Paddy Beaver
The Adventures of Paddy Beaver is another in the long list of children’s books by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, the industrious and clever Paddy Beaver, a newcomer to the Green Forest, has encounters with Sammy Jay, Jerry Muskrat, Ol’ Man Coyote and other inhabitants of the Green Forest. Along the way, we learn how Paddy builds his dam and his house, and how he stores his food. We also learn little lessons about life, such as the importance of planning before doing, caring for Nature, trusting others, the benefits of working together and how wonderful it is to have a job one can sink one’s teeth into.
The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat
Join us as we follow Jerry Muskrat and his friends on an adventure to discover what is threatening their homeland; The Laughing Brook and The Smiling Pool.
Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse (dramatic reading)
Danny begins his tale regretting the length of his tail until he is corrected by Mr. Toad. Then he has a series of stalkings by Reddy and Granny Fox. He is captured by Hooty the Owl and escapes mid-flight to Peter Rabbit's briar patch. Peter goes to Farmer Brown's peach orchard and gets caught in a snare and barely escapes himself. Finally Danny gets trapped in a tin can and must use his wits to escape Reddy Fox again.
Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer
The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer is another set of children’s stories by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. More serious than some of Burgess' other children's books, much of this book chronicles the tense predator-prey relationship of a human hunter and Lightfoot the Deer during the autumn hunting season. Later, Lightfoot discovers a hunt of a different kind.
Old Granny Fox
Old Granny Fox and grandson Reddy Fox must use all their cunning to hunt up enough food to survive the long winter. Food in the Green Meadow is scarce but Farmer Brown's hens are locked up tight and protected by Bowser the Hound, so Granny takes a conceited Reddy hunting and teaches him some surprising new tricks to lure in their dinner. Old Granny and Reddy Fox encounter danger and adventure in their quests to keep their bellies full, including a close encounter with Farmer Brown's boy, a clever plot to steal Bowser's food, and an unforeseen thief who might outsmart this sneaky pair.
Blacky the Crow
Blacky the Crow is a clever rascal who lives in the Green Forest and Meadow. He loves to play tricks on the other little people who are his neighbours, and is curious about Farmer Brown’s Boy. Blacky is always thinking about what is right and what is wrong, but he still gets into all kinds of mischief.
By: Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)
|The Last Penny and Other Stories|
|Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories|
Young Adult Short Works Collection
Young Adults Short Story Collection: a collection of 9 short works of Young Adult fiction in the public domain.
Vice in its Proper Shape
Cautionary tales of the transmigration of the souls of naughty boys and girls, as elucidated by the mysterious Bramin, Mr Wiseman: “Having been gifted with the faculty of distinguishing those animals which are now animated by the souls of such human beings as formerly degraded themselves to a level with the unthinking brutes, I have taken the pains to provide a collection of beasts, birds, &c. most of which are inhabited by the souls of some naughty masters or misses, who died in the neighbourhood.” (David Barnes, quoting the Introduction)