Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Martha Finley
In the third book of Martha Finley's much-loved Elsie Dinsmore series, Elsie's life is traced from the tender age of 12 or 13 to the mature age of 21. Her life is not all sunshine and roses, but she is secure in the love of the Lord and her family.
The fourth book in the Elsie Dinsmore series, Elsie grows into a young woman. She marries her father's old friend, Edward Travilla, and together start a family. The latter half of the book occurs during the Civil War.
|Christmas with Grandma Elsie|
After the Civil War, Elsie and her family return to their home in the South, dealing with the upheaval that the Reconstruction Era brought during the years after the war.
This book continues the delightful "Elsie Dinsmore" series. Elsie's children, introduced in the previous volume, live life, grow up, and encounter various problems of their own. Additional Proof Listeners: AlaynaMay & Rachel.
|Elsie at Home|
|Elsie at the World's Fair|
|Elsie's Vacation and After Events|
|Elsie's Kith and Kin|
|Elsie at Viamede|
|Elsie in the South|
|Elsie on the Hudson|
|The Two Elsies A Sequel to Elsie at Nantucket|
By: Martha Trent
|Lucia Rudini Somewhere in Italy|
By: Martha Young (1868-)
|Somebody's Little Girl|
By: Mary Agnes Byrne
By: Mary Edward Feehan (1878-)
By: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
|The Green Door|
|Young Lucretia and Other Stories|
|Comfort Pease and her Gold Ring|
By: Mary Ellis
|Dick and His Cat An Old Tale in a New Garb|
By: Mary Frances Blaisdell (1874-)
|Bunny Rabbit's Diary|
By: Mary Grant Bruce (1878-1958)
This book is about Norah Linton, her brother Jim, her father David and Jim's chum Wally from Australia. They all move to England during WWI because Jim and Wally want to fight in the war.When a Irish friend of the family dies, Norah inherits a big house in Surrey: Homewood. To keep up the Irishman's memory they want to use the house to help the war effort. They turn it into a home for "Tired People"--soldiers recovering from injuries, or soldiers on leave that have no family to go home to, can come here to have a good time and enjoy the country-side, so that they can go back to their regiments fully rested and restored...
A Little Bush Maid
An Australian childrens' classic about life on a ranch around the same time of A Little Florida Lady, with a similarly plucky tomboy heroine. Also, like the latter story, expect some racial stereotyping of Asian and Aboriginal characters. This originally ran as a newspaper serial and it shows in the episodic nature of the chapters, such as a vivid trip to the circus sandwiched by talk of a mad killer and an unexpectedly sentimental ending.
By: Mary H. Debenham
|Two Maiden Aunts|
By: Mary L. Code
|Left at Home or, The Heart's Resting Place|
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: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860-1936)
The Courage of the Commonplace
The short story of a young man who came to terms with himself and became a man on a day when he had proven to be a failure to his family, his friends, his classmates, the girl he liked, and most importantly to himself.
By: Mary Rowles Jarvis
By: Mary Stoyell Stimpson
The Child's Book of American Biography
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Last Man
The Last Man is an early post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The plague gradually kills off all people. Lionel Verney, central character, son of a nobleman who gambled himself into poverty, finds himself immune after being attacked by an infected “negro,” and copes with a civilization that is gradually dying out around him.
By: May Baldwin
|Sarah's School Friend|
By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|The Boy Hunters|
|The Bush Boys History and Adventures of a Cape Farmer and his Family|
|The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North|
|The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness|
|The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure|
|The Lone Ranche|
|The Rifle Rangers|
|The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea|
|Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco|
|Ran Away to Sea|
By: Minie Herbert
|Willie the Waif|
By: Miriam Gaines
|Grandfather's Love Pie|
By: Miss Mulock (1826-1887)
The Little Lame Prince
Paralyzed in an accident while a baby, young Prince Dolor is imprisoned in a lonely tower by his usurping uncle. He is visited by his mysterious godmother who provides him with magical gifts, including a traveling cloak that allows him to fly across the land. He uses his gifts to return to his rightful place on the throne. Also included are several short stories by the author also featuring princes. (Chapters 12-15)
By: Morgan Scott
Rival Pitchers of Oakdale
Play Ball!!! It's the start of another baseball season at Oakdale Academy. But there is a rivalry brewing between the pitchers. One wants to be a starting pitcher, but he is inconsistent. Another, a new kid from Texas, has been mentored by last year's starter, and is proving to have talent. And don't forget that starting pitcher from last season, he wants to continue to take the rubber for the team. This should prove to be an exciting season for the boys!
By: Mrs. (Martha) Blackford (-1846)
|The Eskdale Herd-boy A Scottish Tale for the Instruction and Amusement of Young People|
By: Mrs. (Mary Martha) Sherwood (1775-1851)
|The Young Lord and Other Tales to which is added Victorine Durocher|
By: Mrs. Molesworth (1839-1921)
|A Christmas Child A Sketch of a Boy-Life|
|A Christmas Posy|
|The Adventures of Herr Baby|
|Grandmother Dear A Book for Boys and Girls|
|The Rectory Children|
|My New Home|
|"Us" An Old Fashioned Story|
|Robin Redbreast A Story for Girls|
By: Mrs. O. F. Walton (1849-1939)
A Peep Behind the Scenes
Rosalie is the daughter of a traveling theater master and is envied by many young girls as she appears to live a life full of glamour, glitz, and glory. But beneath the happy smiling face is a hurting heart, a deep sorrow for her dying mother, and a wretched life. Follow Rosalie as she learns of the Good Shepherd who loves and cares for her, and begins to trust Him for daily strength.
Christie's Old Organ
Christie is all alone in the world after his mother dies. He lives in a boarding house and every night creeps up the attic stairs to hear an old barrel organ play. One night while he is listening, the organ stops and Christie hears a thump. What has happened? What should Christie do?
By: Mrs. Perring
By: Nell Speed (1878-1913)
|Molly Brown's Orchard Home|
By: New Zealand. Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents
|Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|
By: Noah Brooks (1830-1903)
|The Boy Settlers A Story of Early Times in Kansas|
By: Norman Duncan (1871-1916)
|Billy Topsail & Company A Story for Boys|
By: Norman Lindsay (1879-1969)
The Magic Pudding
Bunyip Bluegum the koala sets out on his travels taking only a walking stick. At about lunchtime, feeling more than slightly peckish, he meets Bill Barnacle the sailor and Sam Sawnoff the penguin who are eating a pudding. The pudding is a magic one which, no matter how much you eat it, always reforms into a whole pudding again. He is called Albert, has thin arms and legs and is a bad-tempered, ill-mannered so-and-so into the bargain. His only pleasure is being eaten. The book is divided into four "slices" instead of chapters. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
|The Magic Pudding Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff|
By: Norman Macleod (1812-1872)
|The Gold Thread A Story for the Young|
By: O. Henry (1862-1910)
Waifs and Strays
These 12 O. Henry stories all deal with waifs and strays in one way or another; people who have somehow become adrift in the current of life. Will they find their way on their own or be helped by kind hearted folk or perhaps, stay a waif and stray, somehow outside the normal life of society? All naturally have the wonderful O. Henry beautiful way with words and people. So if you are in the mood to enjoy some sensuous sounds and convoluted flowing phrases unique to William Sydney Porter, give these a listen. And of course the endings cannot ever be predicted. Ever!
By: Oliver Optic (1822-1897)
The Birthday Party, A Story For Little Folks
Flora Lee’s birthday came in July. Her mother wished very much to celebrate the occasion in a proper manner. Flora was a good girl, and her parents were always glad to do any thing they could to please her, and to increase her happiness.
Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida
"Down South" is the fifth and last volume but one of the "Great Western Series." The action of the story is confined entirely to Florida; and this fact may seem to belie the title of the Series. But the young yachtsman still maintains his hold upon the scenes of his earlier life in Michigan, and his letters come regularly from that State. If he were old enough to vote, he could do so only in Michigan; and therefore he has not lost his right to claim a residence there during his temporary sojourn in the South...
Up the River
Up the River is the sixth and last of “The Great Western Series.” The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer believes that his principal character has grown wiser and better since he was first introduced to the reader...
|Within The Enemy's Lines|
|On The Blockade|
|The Yacht Club or The Young Boat-Builder|
|Stand By The Union|
|Taken by the Enemy|
|Poor and Proud, or the Fortunes of Katy Redburn: a Story for Young Folks|
|Breaking Away or The Fortunes of a Student|
|Seek and Find or The Adventures of a Smart Boy|
|Up The Baltic Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark|
|Down The River Buck Bradford and His Tyrants|
|All Adrift or The Goldwing Club|
|Make or Break or, The Rich Man's Daughter|
|The Coming Wave Or, The Hidden Treasure of High Rock|
|Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim|
|Now or Never Or, The Adventures of Bobby Bright|
|Field and Forest The Fortunes of a Farmer|
|Little By Little or, The Cruise of the Flyaway|
|Desk and Debit or, The Catastrophes of a Clerk|
|Dolly and I A Story for Little Folks|
|Little Bobtail or The Wreck of the Penobscot.|
|Watch and Wait or The Young Fugitives|
|Freaks of Fortune or, Half Round the World|
|Careless Kate A Story for Little Folks|
By: Ontario Ministry of Education
The Ontario Readers Third Book
The Ontario Readers is a school book first published in 1909, by the Ontario Ministry of Education, containing short excerpts of literary works, both stories and poems, geared to grade-school age children.
By: P. G. Wodehouse
The Adventures of Sally
Pretty, charming, but impoverished Sally Nicholas' humdrum life is turned upside down when fate decides to step in. In this breezy, romantic comedy, PG Wodehouse delights readers with his portrayal of a charming young American girl who unexpectedly inherits a fortune which changes her life forever. The story follows Sally's fortunes and is told in Wodehouse's typical humorous style and keeps the reader thoroughly entertained to the very end. First published in 1921 as a serial in Collier's Magazine in the US and in 1922 in the Grand Magazine, UK it appeared in book form titled Mostly Sally in 1922...
Mike: A Public School Story
This novel introduces the characters Mike Jackson and Psmith, who are featured in several of Wodehouse’s later works. It shows how the two characters first met each other as teenagers at boarding school. As Psmith doesn’t appear until about halfway through this book, it was later released as two separate books, Mike at Wrykyn and Mike and Psmith. There’s lots of cricket, but you don’t need to understand the game to enjoy the antics of these public school boys as they "rag" each other and the authorities.
The Girl on the Boat
Also published as "Three Men and a Maid". The maid of the title is red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina "Billie" Bennet, and the three men are Bream Mortimer, a long-time friend and admirer of Billie, Eustace Hignett, a lily-livered poet who is engaged to Billie at the opening of the tale, and Sam Marlowe, Eustace's dashing cousin, who falls for Billie at first sight. All four find themselves on an ocean liner headed for England together, along with a capable young woman called Jane Hubbard who is smitten with Eustace, and typically Wodehousian romantic shenanigans ensue. (Introduction by wikipedia)