Teen and Young Adult Books
By: Amy Le Feuvre (1861-1929)
Carved Cupboard (Dramatic Reading)
Agatha, Gwen, Clare and Elfie have always been told that they will inherit their aunt's house. But when their aunt dies, she leaves it all to their intolerable cousin James. What will they do? Will the verses Nannie gives them prove true?
He found the word for her, and she read with difficulty, 'Trouble, distress, great affliction.' 'Do they all mean tribulation?' she asked. 'Tribulation means all of them,' was the answer. 'And can children have tribulation, Mr. Roper?' 'What do you think?' 'I must have it if I'm to get to heaven,' she said emphatically; and then she left him, and the young man repeated her words to himself with a sigh and a smile, as he replaced the book in its resting-place. Little Betty is lonely being the "odd" one ...
Young Girl's Diary
The diary of an upper middle class Austrian girl, this book describes her life between the ages of eleven and fourteen. It's a coming of age story full of angst, boys, and questions.
By: Evaleen Stein (1863-1923)
Gabriel and the Hour Book
Brother Stephen has the heart of an artist and wishes to leave the abbey to travel and see the world. However, King Louis has decreed that an "hour book" be made for his bride, Lady Anne, which in turn causes the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to leave the brotherhood as his illuminations are the most beautiful, and as such, he desires that Brother Stephen should be the one to make the hour book. This decision angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen stay at the abbey and carry out his task or will he refuse and bring about a ban against him, a serious matter indeed...
By: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777-1843)
Sintram and His Companions
Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, also the author of Undine, was a German Romantic writer whose stories were filled with knights, damsels in distress, evil enchantments, and the struggle of good against overpowering evil. 'My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.' Fouque blends the Romantic love for nature and ancient chivalry while telling a powerful story about a young man who yearns for that which he can never attain.
By: Pansy (1841-1930)
Seven very short sweet stories by Pansy that you will not soon forget! They are stories children will love, and everyone can enjoy. They will make you smile and laugh and bring tears to your eyes. And each one teaches an important lesson in a sweet, encouraging way.
King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls
A charming collection of short stories for young girls, including The King's Daughter, The Old Brown House, A Story for School Girls, What One Lie Did, Two Ways of Reading the Bible, Courtesy to Strangers, Live for Something, and Jennie Browning. Each story subtly teaches an important lesson.
By: A. D. T. (Adeline Dutton Train) Whitney (1824-1906)
|Faith Gartney's Girlhood|
By: Agnes S. Underwood
|The Story of a Robin|
By: Alan Douglas
|Pathfinder or, The Missing Tenderfoot|
|Afloat or, Adventures on Watery Trails|
By: Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937)
|Hollow Tree Nights and Days|
|The Arkansaw Bear A Tale of Fanciful Adventure|
By: Albert Payson Terhune (1872-1942)
|Further Adventures of Lad|
By: Albert Walter Tolman (1866-)
|Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good|
By: Alexandre Exquemelin (c. 1645-1707)
The Pirates of Panama
This volume was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684. Esquemeling served the Buccaneers in the capacity of barber-surgeon, and was present at all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main...
By: Alfred Elwes (1819-1888)
The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
This fictional work is written in 1st person by the dog himself. It's a cute story of the adventures in the life of a noble dog who is appropriately named, Job. The canine society in which he lives is an interesting parallel to human society.
|The Adventures of a Bear And a Great Bear too|
By: Alfred H. (Alfred Henry) Miles (1848-1929)
|Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|
By: Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927)
|Bob, Son of Battle|
By: Alice B. Emerson
|Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies Or, The Missing Pearl Necklace|
Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill
Brave, adventurous and loyal, recently-orphaned Ruth Fielding is sent to live with her estranged Uncle Jabez at the Red Mill in Cheslow, New York. A new town means making new friends, and the teenage Ruth quickly befriends the children of a wealthy merchant. But as the relationship between her and her uncle becomes strained and she attempts to become friends with a very disagreeable girl, will Ruth's cheery disposition be enough to get her through?This is the first of the Ruth Fielding series, with follows Ruth and her friends from adolescence into early adulthood.
|Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures Or, Helping the Dormitory Fund|
|Ruth Fielding at the War Front or, The Hunt for the Lost Soldier|
|Ruth Fielding at Snow Camp Or, Lost in the Backwoods|
|Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island Or, The Old Hunter's Treasure Box|
|Ruth Fielding At College or The Missing Examination Papers|
|Ruth Fielding Down East Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point|
Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall
In this, the second book of the Ruth Fielding series, Ruth goes to boarding school with her best friend Helen. When they get there, Ruth starts her own sorority called the SweetBriars for the new girls. Her sweet group of girls conflicts with the two other sororities the Upedes and the Fussy Curls. In the midst of settling in to the new place, there is a campus rumor about a legend of the marble harp playing ominously at night. But when the French teacher is in a fright, will Ruth be able to solve this mystery?The Ruth Fielding series has influenced several other major series that came later, including Nancy Drew, the Dana Girls, and Beverly Gray.
|Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest Or, The Indian Girl Star of the Movies|
|Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence The Queer Old Man of the Thousand Islands|
By: Alice Hale Burnett
A Day at the County Fair
Three little friends are taken to the County Fair in Uncle Billy’s motorcar, but a slight delay occurs on the way. How they finally arrived at the fair ground and their amusing experiences are most entertainingly told in this short book for younger readers and listeners. Read along and see the charming illustrations.
|Hallowe'en at Merryvale|
By: Alice Turner Curtis (1863-??)
A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter
Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the messages she carries to Fort Sumter she learns what is the meaning of danger. However, this is a lovely book, written mostly for children.
Little Maid of Province Town
Plucky eight year old Anne Nelson, living in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod, is determined to bring the Revolutionary War to an end so that she can be reunited with her soldier father. Will she succeed in carrying an important message from Boston to Newburyport, warning the American troops to be prepared, or will she be caught by the English ships patrolling the harbor?
By: Alicia Catherine Mant (-1869)
|Christmas, A Happy Time A Tale, Calculated for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons|
By: Allan Arnold
|The Boy Nihilist or, Young America in Russia|
By: Allen Chapman
|The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice or, Solving a Wireless Mystery|
|The Radio Boys at the Sending Station Or, Making Good in the Wireless Room|
|Fred Fenton Marathon Runner The Great Race at Riverport School|
|Fred Fenton on the Track or, The Athletes of Riverport School|
|Fred Fenton on the Crew or, The Young Oarsmen of Riverport School|
|Ralph on the Overland Express The Trials and Triumphs of a Young Engineer|
By: Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
Tartarin of Tarascon
It tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures and reputation as a swashbuckler finally force him to travel to a very prosaic Algiers in search of lions. Instead of finding a romantic, mysterious Oriental fantasy land, he finds a sordid world suspended between Europe and the Middle East. And worst of all, there are no lions left.
By: Alta Tabor
By: Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831-1916)
|A Modern Cinderella|
|A Little Girl in Old Boston|
|A Little Girl in Old Quebec|
|The Girls at Mount Morris|
By: Amy Bell Marlowe
|A Little Miss Nobody Or, With the Girls of Pinewood Hall|
|The Girl from Sunset Ranch Or, Alone in a Great City|
By: Amy Brooks
|Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains|
By: Amy D. V. Chalmers
|Madge Morton's Secret|
|Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid|
|Madge Morton's Victory|
|Madge Morton's Trust|
By: Amy Ella Blanchard (1856-1926)
A Sweet Little Maid
Dimple, the nine-year-old little girl is accustomed to being always the first. She has Bubbles, a little coloured girl as playmate and servant. One day Dimple’s cousin, Florence comes to visit her and they have a wonderful time together. But then come the rainy days and the two children easily get bored in the house… and that’s how the adventures and troubles begin.
|A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays|
|Three Little Cousins|
By: Amy le Feuvre (d.1929)
Little Milly is left an orphan after the death of her mother and sent to live with her bachelor uncle, who has no use for children, especially of the female variety. As the days go by, his heart warms to his endearing niece who wants all probable sons to come home, including her very own probable uncle.