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Classics of the Old West [15 Volume Time-Life Set]
A gorgeous gift quality set. Books are general tight and appear to be unread. Very slight variation in spine colors, as published. Gilt-stamped embossed and padded bonded leather covers as pictured. Ribbon markers, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated and unabridged. Printed on high quality paper. Books are tight, bright, clean, and appear to be unread. Like New. (I believe there were about 30 volumes published; each stands alone.) $119 for set of 15 titles.

  • Roughing It. Mark Twain
  • The Romance of the Colorado River. Frederick S. Dellenbaugh.
  • Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Mountains and Molehills. Frank Marryat.
  • The Log of a Cowboy. Andy Adams.
  • Captvity of the Oatman Girl. Royal B. Stratton.
  • Life Among the Apaches. John C. Cremony.
  • A Texas Cow Boy. Charles L. Siringo.
  • The Life of Buffalo Bill. William F. Cody.
  • Wah-To-Yah and Taos Trail. Lewis H. Garrard.
  • Death Valley in '49. William Lewis Manly.
  • On the Border with Crook. John G. Bourke.
  • Life on the Plains and at the Diggings. Alonzo Delano.
  • Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life. Martha Summerhayes.
  • The Vigilantes of Montana. Thomas J. Dimsdale.

Colonial Craftsmen. Edwin Tunis. Hardcover.
Good+ ex-library. Clean. Dust jacket in Mylar. Hard wear/fraying to spots along edges.
$5

Colonial Craftsmen. Edwin Tunis. Hardcover.
Good+ ex-library. Clean. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Dust jacket in Mylar.
$4

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 [Newbery Medal]. Joan W. Blos. Troll, 1979. Softcover. Ages 9 and up. 144 pages.
Very Good. Former owner's name inside front cover.
$3

Ladybird Books
Good+ - Very Good -, clean with mild to moderate edgewear. Hardcover.
[Early 1970's UK publications, well-illustrated for young readers, about 50 pages each. Fairly hard to find in the US.]
$4 each, or $35 for all 14.

  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Lives of the Great Composers, Book 2
  • David Livingstone
  • Great Artists, Book 1
  • Great Civilizations, Greece
  • Joan of Arc
  • King John and the Magna Carta
  • Learn about Metalwork
  • [Admiral Horatio] Nelson
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Soldiers
  • The Story of Clowns
  • The Story of the Cowboy
  • The Story of Music

The Story of the Great Chicago Fire, 1871. Mary Kay Phelan. Hardcover.
Fair ex-library. No dust jacket. Light edge wear. Clean copy. Two pages have corners clipped with no missing text.
$3

Discoverer of X-ray: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen [Messner Biography]. Arnulf K. Esterer. Hardcover.
Very Good- ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. A few pages have light corner creases left by a reader marking a place.
$8

Young Edgar Allan Poe. Laura Benet. Hardcover.
Good ex-library. In library binding decorated with a black raven's wing. Clean pages, some minor smudging to outside edges of page block.
$9

The Story of Our National Ballads. C. A. Browne. Hardcover.
(Yankee Doodle, The Star-spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, and many more. The stories of how they were written and became popular.)
Very Good. Dust jacket in Mylar.
$5

The Story of the Bonhomme Richard [Cornerstones of Freedom]. Norman Richards. Hardcover.
Very Good.
$3

Elizabeth Tudor: Sovereign Lady. Marguerite Vance. Hardcover.
Good. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages but areas of hard wear and fraying along the edges.
$7

The Adventures of Ulysses [Landmark Book]. Gerald Gottlieb. Hardcover.
Good+. Nice and sturdy. Mostly clean pages with a rare smudge or small stain.
$7

The Story of the Second World War, Volume II: The Allies Conquer (1942-1945). Colonel Red Reeder. Hardcover.
Good-. Dust jacket in Mylar, but dust jacket is a bit shorter than the book itself! Nice, sturdy copy but there is hard wear with fraying in spots along the edges.
$22

The Ingenious John Banvard. Nan Hayden Agle and Frances Atchinson Bacon. Hardcover.
Nineteenth-century painter known for his paintings of the Mississippi River Valley.
Very Good. Dust jacket in Mylar.
$5

Ticonderoga: The Story of a Fort [North Star Books]. Bruce Lancaster. Hardcover.
Good. Dust jacket in Mylar. This book has remainder-type marks on all three sides of the page block.
$6

Cross and Crescent: The Story of the Crusades. Richard Suskind. Hardcover.
Very Good. Attractive pictorial library binding shows detailed picture of a medieval tournament on the cover.
$12

Dr. Beaumont and the Man ith the Hole in His Stomach [Science Discovery Books by Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan]. Sam and Beryl Epstein. Hardcover.
A fascinating book for a child inclined to science or medicine and a really compelling argument for the necessity of informed consent in medicine.
Very Good. Dust jacket in Mylar.
$6

A History of US 10-Volume Set. Joy Hakim. Original 1994 Oxford University Press edition. Hardcover.
Very Good. Complete matched set. One book has a name inside the front cover.
$95

Chinese Gordon: Hero of Khartoum. Arthur Orrmont. Hardcover.
Very Good. Dust jacket in Mylar. Dust jacket has a small tear on back panel.
$7

The First Book of Medieval Man [Watts First Books]. Donald J. Sobol. Hardcover.
Good ex-library in a pictorial library binding showing a variety of medieval characters. Very clean overall with a rare small smudge or stain in a margin.
$5

David Livingstone: Missionary and Explorer [Heroes of the Faith]. Sam Wellman. Softcover.
Very Good.
$4

A Day that Changed America: D-Day! They Fought to Free Europe from Hitler's Tyranny. Shelley Tanaka. Hardcover.
Like New.
$5

A Day that Changed America: Earthquake! One a Peaceful Spring Morning Disaster Strikes in San Francisco. Shelley Tanaka. Hardcover.
Like New.
$5

Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. Ann Bausum. Hardcover.
National Geographic's Photobiography series is excellent. Roy Chapman Andrews grew up in the area where we live and is believed to be the real-life model for the movie character, Indiana Jones.
Very Good in a crisp dust jacket.
$5


Troll Children's Biographies. Various Authors. Troll, 1979-1986. Softcover. Ages 8 and up. 48 pages each.

  • John Adams: Brave Patriot.Santrey.
  • John Cabot & Son. Goodnough. (tiny hole in back cover)
  • Marie Curie: Brave Scientist. Brandt. (2 copies, one with a library card pocket)
  • Francis Drake. Goodnough.
  • Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky. Schiller. (name neatly in front)
  • Henry Hudson. Harley.
  • Andrew Jackson: Frontier Patriot. Sabin.
  • Robert E. Lee: Brave Leader. Bains.
  • Louis Pasteur: Young Scientist. Sabin. (2 copies)
  • Pocahontas: Girl of Jamestown. Jassem.
  • Pontiac: Chief of the Ottawas. Fleischer.
  • Teddy Roosevelt: Rough Rider. Sabin. (2 copies)
  • Babe Ruth: Home Run Hero. Brandt.
  • Jim Thorpe: Young Athlete. Santrey.

Very Good-. Very bright and clean. Clean pages, mild wear along spines, very slight age-toning at edges. $2.50 each.

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison [Landmark Book]. Margaret Cousins, illus with photographs and map. Random, 1965. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 175 pages.

Good. Both hinges have been neatly repaired. Very clean pages, mild cover wear with heavier wear at edges. $10

Nate Donovan: Revolutionary Spy [Crimson Cross Series]. Peter Marshall and David Manuel and Sheldon Maxwell. B&H, 2007. Softcover. Ages 10 and up. 199 pages.

Advance uncorrected proof. This is the first printing of the book for a limited readership of the writing and editing team and those they selected to critique the book. This is a regular softcover book, but there were probably changes between this and the final text.

Very Good, $3

Mercy Clifton: Pilgrim Girl [Crimson Cross Series]. Peter Marshall and David Manuel and Sheldon Maxwell. B&H, 2007. Softcover. Ages 10 and up. 194 pages.

Advance uncorrected proof. This is the first printing of the book for a limited readership of the writing and editing team and those they selected to critique the book. This is a regular softcover book, but there were probably changes between this and the final text.

Very Good, $3

Lincoln: A Photobiography [Newbery Medal]. Russell Freedman, illus with photos and prints. Scholastic, 1987. Softcover. Ages 10 and up. 150 pages.

"Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites."

Good. Some mild-moderate cover wear but a good, clean copy. $3

A History of Canada, in Three Volumes: From Its Origins to the Royal Regime, 1663; From the Royal Regime to the Treaty of Utrecht, 1663-1713; From the Treaty of Utrecht to the Treaty of Paris, 1713-1763. Gustav Lanctot. Harvard, 1965. Hardcover. Ages 16 and up. 3 volumes, nearly 1000 pages total.

ADULT READING LEVEL. NOT CHILDREN"S BOOKS. Lanctot won Canada's J. B. Tyrrell Medal for outstanding work in the history of Canada.

Very Good ex-library. Slight loss of color over the spines. Spine titles are dark black and easily read. Complete set of three books, $35

Thomas Jefferson: Champion of the People. Clara Ingram Judson, illus by Robert Frankenberg. Follett, 1952. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 224 pages.

Good-. Full-color library binding as pictured. Pages are clean overall but there is a small stain in the margin of the first two pages. Splotchy stain at fore edge. $10

The Raid on Harpers Ferry, October 16, 1859: A Brutal Skirmish Widens the Rift between North and South [A Focus Book]. Robert N. Webb, illus with photos and contemporary prints. Watts, 1971. Hardcover. Ages 12 and up. 66 pages.

Good-. Full-color library binding as pictured. Good ex-library. Clean pages. $6

Steamboats on the Mississippi [American Heritage Junior Library]. Ralph K. Andrist, illus with photos and contemporary prints. American Heritage, 1965. Hardcover. Ages 12 and up. 153 pages.

Good+ ex-library with clean pages and edge wear. $5

Everyday Life in Classica l Athens. T. B. L. Webster, illus by Eva Wilson. Batsford, 1969. Hardcover. Ages 14 and up. 192 pages.

Very Good ex-library with DJ in Mylar. Clean pages. $6

To California by Covered Wagon. [Landmark Books]. George R. Stewart, illus by Wil liam Moyers. Random, 1954. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 182 pages.

Very Good. No dust jacket. Wreath cover. Clean pages. Small mark on front cover. Former owner's book plate, gift inscription. $7


Trailblazer Books.
Dave & Neta Jackson. Bethany, 1990's. Softcover. About 140-160 pages each. Ages 8-9 and up.

1. William & Catherine Booth Kidnapped by River Rats 1880s
2. William Tyndale The Queen's Smuggler 1535
3. Martin Luther Spy for the Night Riders (G small stain at top right corner) 1520s
4. Amy Carmichael The Hidden Jewel 1909
5. David Livingstone Escape from the Slave Traders 1853-58
6. John Wesley The Chimney Sweep's Ransom 1742
7. George Müller The Bandit of Ashley Downs 1870s
8. Adoniram & Ann Judson Imprisoned in the Golden City 1824
9. Hudson Taylor Shanghaied to China 1853-58
10. Harriet Tubman Listen for the Whippoorwill 1853
11. Marcus & Narcissa Whitman Attack in the Rye Grass 1843-47
12. Mary Slessor Trial by Poison 1883-92
13. Gladys Aylward Flight of the Fugitives 1934-40
14. Menno Simons The Betrayer's Fortune 1543
16. Dwight L. Moody Danger on the Flying Trapeze 1893
17. John Newton The Runaway's Revenge 1775
18. Elizabeth Fry The Thieves of Tyburn Square 1817-18
19. Samuel Morris Quest for the Lost Prince 1892-93
20. David Zeisberger (Moravians) The Warrior's Challenge 1772
24. Nate Saint The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee 1956
27. Festo Kivengere Assassins in the Cathedral 1976-79
30. Barbrooke Grubb Ambushed in Jaguar Swamp 1899-1900
31. George Washington Carver The Forty-Acre Swindle (G- slight water damage at fore edge) 1898-1904
32. William Penn Hostage on the Nighthawk 1699-1700
33. William Seymour Journey to the End of the Earth 1906
34. Lottie Moon Drawn by a China Moon 1893-1901

All Trailblazer Books are in Very Good condition unless noted as "G" or "G-" after the title. Nice, bright copies with clean pages. All are ex-library and have the spines and cover edges reinforced for longer life. 26 titles for $95

The Light and the Glory: Did God Have a Plan for America? Peter Marshall and David Manuel. Revell, 1977. Softcover. Ages 13 and up. 384 pages.

"This book is important. I would that every professing Christian read Gods Holy Bible and this book. There are, of a surety, better and more comprehensive histories than this, but I would recommend none more highly to introduce the student to our Christian American roots as pertains to our beginnings on these shores." -- Christian Forum Book Review

Good-. Small tea stain at bottom edge affects title page and other pages prior to chapter one. $5

Amos Fortune, Free Man [Newbery Medal]. Elizabeth Yates. Dutton, 1950, recent reprint. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 181 pages.

Wonderful historical novel. "When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true."

Very Good-. Clean pages. Spine ends lightly bumped/worn. Corners rubbed. $6

The Bronze Bow [1962 Newbery Medal]. Elizabeth George Speare. Houghton, 1961. Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. 254 pages.

"This gripping, action-packed novel tells the story of eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin—a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s palpable hatred for Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. A fast-paced, suspenseful, vividly wrought tale of friendship, loyalty, community, and love."

  • Good ex-library. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Clean pages. Dark staining over spine. Front hinge has been repaired. First or early printing. $6
  • Very Good+ softcover. Clean pages. $4

Famous Signers of the Declaration. Dorothy Horton McGee. Dodd, 1955. Hardcover. Ages 12 and up. 307 pages.

"This exciting and inspiring book tells the story of the Declaration of Independence through the events leading up to the writing of the priceless document and through the lives of those courageous and idealistic patriots who signed it 'at honor--'. Physicians, merchants, ex-shoemaker, planters, lawyers, all were willing to sacrifice everything that future generations in America might have indepence and democracy. The stirring life stories of these patriots should be known by every young person of the Republic for which they signed the birth certificate of this Nation, 'with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence'."

Good ex-library. Bright dust jacket overall but with some fading over the spine. (Spine lettering is legible.) Dust jacket is protected with a worn/torn Mylar cover. Clean pages. $5

Zellie Blake: Lowell, Massachusetts, 1834 [American Diaries]. Kathleen Duey. Aladdin, 2002. Softcover. Ages 8 and up. 132 pages.

(I haven't read this one.) Historical fiction, mystery. "Grandmamma has died and Zellie has no other family. She desperately needs her job with mean-spirited Mrs. Gird, who runs a boardinghouse for the girls who work at the textile mills. When Mrs. Gird tells Zellie to eavesdrop and report what she hears, Zellie is surprised. The girls' conversations seem ordinary to her."

Very Good. Clean pages. $2.50

Ancient Egypt [A Civilization Project Book]. Susan Purdy and Cass R. Sandak. Watts, 1982. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 32 pages.

"A hands-on approach to learning about various civilizations with a wide range of projects associated with each culture." Projects include building a paper model of The Great Pyramid, a paper-mâché sarcophagus, a scroll illustrated in hieroglyphics, and more.

Good ex-library. Clean pages. Cover is rubbed with mild scratches. $10

The Flu Epidemic [American Adventure #37]. JoAnn A. Grote. Barbour, 1998. Softcover. Ages 8 and up. 143 pages.

"History comes alive for eight-to-twelve year olds in this close-up, fun-to-read, multi-generational story of a fictional family spanning three centuries of actual historical events. God's hand is seen at work in people's lives and in the events that shaped our nation."

Good. Barely visible damp-stain at top right corner of front cover. Lightly bumped. Nice clean copy. $2.50

Confucius: The Golden Rule. Russell Freedman, illus by Frédéric Clément. Scholastic, 2002. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 48 pages.

"America's premier biographer for young people illuminates the remarkable life and far-reaching influence of the famous Chinese philosopher. Born in China in 551 B. C., Confucius rose from poverty to the heights of his country's ruling class. But then he quit his high post for the life of an itinerant philosopher. "The Analects" collects his teachings on education and government, the definition of nobility, the equality of man and the right way and purpose of living, ideas that eventually spread to the West and influenced the great thinkers of the Enlightenment."

Confucius is a very important figure in world history. Christian parents will want to discuss some of the issues the book raises.

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages. $4

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Free at Last. David A Adler, illus by Robert Casilla. Holiday, 1988. Hardcover. Ages 7 and up. Picture Book.

"A biography of the Baptist minister who worked unceasingly for his dream of a world without hate, prejudice, or violence, and was assassinated in the attempt."

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages. $3

Sports [DK Eyewitness Books]. Tim Hammond. DK, 1988. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 64 pages.

"Discover the equipment, history, and rules of the world's most popular sports in fascinating close-up."

Very Good. Clean pages. $4

Joseph. Brain Wildsmith. Eerdmans, 1997. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 32 pages

"The story of Joseph and his coat of many colors is a favorite Bible story-full of dramatic events and enduring lessons in love and faith. Because Joseph is Jacobs favorite son, Josephs brothers are jealous. Their jealousy deepens when Jacob gives Joseph a beautiful coat, and they decide to sell Joseph as a slave for twenty pieces of silver. But God is watching over Joseph, and he survives imprisonment, captures Pharaohs interest and respect, and becomes a powerful ruler in Egypt. Eventually he meets his brothers again, and his family, by the grace of God, is reunited. The tale of eleven brothers who sell their favored brother into slavery is a story about envy, greed, and power, but also a story about love, compassion, and forgiveness. Above all, it is a story about the power and mercy of God as he draws a bitterly divided family back together and in the process changes the course of nations."

Good. Sturdy. Clean pages. Cover has tiny bumps and mild scratches all over it, but still an attractive copy. $8

 Mummies Made in Egypt. Aliki. Harper, 1979. Hardcover. Ages 8/9 to 12. Picture book with extra, more detailed text.

"A mummy is a mystery--hidden in layers of ancient bandage, bedecked with priceless jewels. Why did the Egyptians of long ago prepare and wrap their dead to last forever? And how did they do it? Step by step, follow the process that took seventy days--from the embalmer's slab, where the corpse was made ready, down into the tomb, where the mummy was sealed away."

This may be too graphic for some children, but it's discreetly written and accurate. (I wanted my children to understand how the Egyptians' false religion affected their views of life and death.)

Good ex-library. Perma-bound pictorial library binding. Light cover wear. Corners lightly bumped. $5

Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo [Landmark Books]. Richard J. Walsh, illus by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, 1953. Ages 9 and up. 184 pages.

Good ex-library. Patterned library binding is a bit rubbed and faded. Pages are bright and clean. Harder to find. $8

 

Geography & Cultures

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Maps & Globes. Jack Knowlton. Hardcover.
I know this was a Sonlight early grades selection at one time. I don't now if it is now.
Very Good in a pictorial library binding showing a boy and girl looking at a globe.
$5

This is Cape Kennedy. M. Sasek. Hardcover.
This book has been renamed TWICE during it's published life. It was first retitled This is Cape Canaveral and is currently being published under the title This is the Way to the Moon. We love M. Sasek's vivid descriptions, and bright, cheerful illustrations. These older editions are printed on heavier paper with more brilliant illustrations.
Good. Pictorial library binding. Clean and tight overall with just a few little smudges or small stains in margins. A nice reading copy.
$10

 

Science

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How Did We Find Out about Pluto? Isaac Asimov. Hardcover.
Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar.
$5

Timber! Farming our Forests. Walter Buehr. Hardcover.
Very Good ex-library in a pictorial library binding showing a lumberman at work.
$6

From Flower to Fruit [the process of plant fertilization and reproduction]. Anne Ophelia Dowden. Hardcover
Fair. Dust jacket in Mylar. Minor water damage/page rippling, but still a nice clean reading copy. $5


Anne Ophelia Dowden created some beautiful and precise botanical illustrations. I have this signed print in my kitchen.

 

 

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks. Joanna Cole, illus by Bruce Degan. Scholastic, 1986. Hardcover. Ages 6 and up. Picture Book.

"The classic title that started the award-winning series! Join Ms. Frizzle and her students as they follow the trail of water, from its sky-high source to the school bathroom sink on this wet and wild field trip. After parking the school bus on a cloud and shrinking to raindrop size, Ms. Frizzle's class gets to see the waterworks from the water's point of view."

Good ex-library. Slightly shaken and thumbed but pages are clean. Dust jacket in Mylar. $3

A Desert Year. Carol Lerner. Morrow, 1991. Hardcover. Ages 11 and up. 48 pages.

"This exquisite nature study, with its lucid prose and true-to-life paintings, explores how plants and animals commonly found in the Southwestern U.S. adapt to the rigors of their environment through the seasons."

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages. $4

Rain Forest: A Close-up Look at the Natural World of the Rain Forest [DK Look Closer]. Barbara Taylor, illus by Frank Greenaway. DK, 1992. Hardcover. Ages 7 and up. Picture book.

"Examines the variety of life found in a rain forest, including the flying gecko, poison dart frog, and curly-haired tarantula." Wonderful pictures.

Very Good. Clean pages. Card pocket in back. $4

How the Body Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human Body. Steve Parker. Reader's Digest, 1994. Hardcover. For use by adults and children, with children 7-14 and up. 192 pages.

Fun, educational, really worthwhile activities and experiments. "Here are the basic facts about the complex and amazing machine that is the human body. Hundreds of practical, safe experiments help the whole family learn by doing. An educational and entertaining way to learn the secrets of the body."

  • Good ex-library. Clear tape over base of spine. $5
  • Very Good+/Good. Bright pictorial cover almost like new, in a tattered dust jacket. $6

Electricity [Make it Work]. Wendy Baker and Andrew Haslam. World Book, 1997. Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. 48 pages.

"The Make it Work! science series, recipient of the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, offers a new, hands-on approach to learning. Be a scientist and conduct your own experiments. Discover science facts through imaginative activities. Develop your scientific thinking by making science work." Magnets, motors, power, and more, "from the natural power of a streak of lightning to the complex mechanics of an electromagnetic crane". Excellent!

Good+ ex-library. Tips of corners worn through. Clean pages. $5

 Fish Facts & Bird Brains: Animal Intelligence. Helen Roney Sattler. Lodestar, 1984. Hardcover. Ages 11 and up. 127 pages. 

"Honeybees dance to communicate with other bees? Several birds can make their own tools? Circus elephants have learned to play cricket? Sattler draws on scientific research to present amazing stories about animals, from flatworms and fish to primates and cetaceans." (May have some evolutionary content.)

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Small piece missing from the dust jacket over the bottom of the spine. Clean pages. $3

 

Math & Logic

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Introductory Logic. Douglas J. Wilson. Spiral-bound softcover. Revised edition.
Very Good.
$5

Young Math Books
Wonderful series. Good+ - Very Good-. Price depends on condition and scarcity.
These are becoming harder and harder to find now.

  • Base Five [dust jacket in Mylar] $11
  • Binary Numbers [dust jacket in Mylar] $25
  • Building Tables on Tables [dust jacket in Mylar] $20
  • Circles [library binding, two copies, faded spine lettering] $7
  • The Ellipse [library binding, two copies, faded spine lettering] $11
  • Odds and Evens [library binding] $7
  • Solomon Grundy, Born on Oneday [dust jacket in Mylar] $15
  • Sprirals [dust jacket in Mylar] $40
  • Weighing and Balancing [library binding] $50

 

Life of Fred Series

We love and use these. They really make children think and give them a solid understanding of math concepts.

  • Apples [2011]-- Good+. Solid, clean copy. Cover has surface wear and scratches. $13
  • Cats [2011] -- Very Good-. Solid, clean copy. Cover has minimal surface wear and scratches. $13
  • Dogs [2011] -- Very Good. $13
  • Fractions [2010] -- FAIR. This is solid but well-used. Two pages have dirt along outside edge, there is some moisture-rippling full on a couple of pages and at the corner of others. Cover iw worn and scratched. $12
  • Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology [2009] -- Good. Solid, clean copy. Cover has surface wear and scratches. $24
  • Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics [2010] -- Very Good-. Solid, clean copy. Cover has minimal surface wear and scratches. $26
  • Beginning Algebra* [2009] -- Fair. Hinges repaired. Very minor pencil notes in text. $18
  • Fred's Home Companion: Beginning Algebra* [2005] -- Very Good-. Solid, clean copy. Cover has minimal surface wear and scratches. $7
  • Advanced Algebra* [2009] -- Good, minor repair to base of spine. Very minor pencil notes in text. $18
  • Geometry* [2010] -- Very Good. $24

*These are not the new expanded editions but 1st editions. (Shipping is INCLUDED for orders over $35.)

One Hungry Cat [Hello Math Reader, Level 3 for Grades 1 & 2]. Joanne Rocklin and Marilyn Burns, illus by Rowan Barnes Murphy. Scholastic, 1997. Hardcover. Easy Reader.

Good ex-library. Worn corners. Clean pages. $3

The Everything Kakuro Challenge Book. Charles Timmerman. Adams, 2006. Softcover. Ages 12 and up. 272 pages.

"Packed with more than 200 all-new puzzles ready to stump the sharpest of minds, these tricky cross sums will challenge you from the very first number. You'll find page after page of grids and clues inviting you to pull up a chair and puzzle away for as long as you can. Solve one-and you're hooked! Puzzle expert Charles Timmerman offers you: Easy-to-understand rules and strategies Tips and tricks for faster solving 200+ puzzles for hours of fun Put your logic skills to the ultimate test with The Everything Kakuro Challenge Book!"

Very Good. Minor smudges at edges. $4

Frank Unger Presents...Puzzles, Problems, Tricks & Fun for the Whole Family. Frank J. Unger. Tech/Data, 1992. Softcover. Ages 6 through adult. 196 pages.

"A lifetime collection of puzzles, problems, tricks, and interesting items arranged in a progressive series of simple problems for all members of the family and more and more difficult and challenging problems for college students."

Good. Nice clean pages. Good sturdy copy. Long crease on front cover. $5

Mathematics and the Imagination. Edward Kasner and James Newman, illus by Rufus Isaacs. Simon & Schuster, 1940, 1958. Ages 16 and up. 380 pages.

Adult/college reading level. "Anyone who gambles, plays cards, loves puzzles, or simply seeks an intellectual challenge will love this amusing and thought-provoking book. With wit and clarity, the authors deftly progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry."

Good ex-library. No dust jacket. Tape stains on the cover. Endpapers have tape stains and rear endpaper is scarred where tape has been pulled away. Rear endpaper neatly removed. Clean pages. $6

Brainstrains Eye-popping Puzzles. Frank Coussement, Peter De Schepper, & Keith Key. Sterling, 2004. Softcover. Ages 10 to adult. 352 pages.

"These challenging and brilliantly colorful puzzles will work out the brain and amaze the eye. Many of the pictures have a trick to fool the puzzler, from vivid optical illusions to 3-D effects that dazzle. Other problems feature a mathematical component—but even before doing the arithmetic, you’ve got to figure out the logic behind the question. So it’s important to look hard and pay close attention. Five bright soccer balls look almost the same. Which ball isn’t like the others? A group of bike racers ride across the page in an astounding array. But wait: one of the riders is wearing the wrong number. Hint: the colors of the shirts are the key to the answer."

Very Good . Clean pages. $4

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers. Martin Gardner, illus by Laszlo Kubinyi. Dover, 1969, 1977, recent reprint. Softcover. Ages 10 and up. 113 pages.

This is two volumes bound as one. It includes both Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers and More Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers. "Here's a bonanza of 93 stimulating brainteasers ideal for limbering and strengthening young mental muscles. Many of the puzzles are classics, while others are presented here for the first time. Ridiculous riddles, tantalizing teasers, intricate mazes, deceptive illusions, tricky questions, and a host of unusual word and picture puzzles, offer young readers hours of challenging fun. Youngsters will love such intriguing mind-builders as The Maze of Minotaur, the Dime-and-Penny Switcheroo, Mr. Bushyhead's Problems, Knock, Knock…Who's There?, Mrs. Windbag's Gift, Find the Duck, Bee on the Nose, The Flatz Beer Goof, and many more."

Very Good. Clean pages. $4

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers. Martin Gardner, illus by Laszlo Kubinyi. Simon and Schuster, 1969. Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. 95 pages.

"This is the first volume from the above book, but printed in hardcover. A wide variety of fascinating puzzles for young readers. Many of the puzzles are classics, while others are presented here for the first time. Ridiculous riddles, tantalizing teasers, intricate mazes, deceptive illusions, tricky questions, and a host of unusual word and picture puzzles, offer young readers hours of challenging fun."

Good ex-library. Dust jacket in worn Mylar. Dust jacket worn at top edge. Clean pages overall but small stains on three pages. $5

The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions. Martin Gardner. Simon and Schuster, 1959. Hardcover. Ages 16 and up. 178 pages.

"The element of play, which makes recreational mathematics recreational, may take many forms: a puzzle to be solved, a competitive game, a magic trick, paradox, fallacy, or simply mathematics with any sort of curious or amusing fillip. Are these examples of pure or applied mathematics? It is hard to say. In one sense, recreational mathematics is pure mathematics, uncontaminated by utility. In another sense it is applied mathematics, for it meets the universal human need for play."

Good. No dust jacket. Very clean inside with faint cover smudging, one corner has a hint of fraying. Clean pages. $6

Mathematics Magic and Mystery. Martin Gardner. Dover, 1956. Softcover. Ages 13 and up. 176 pages.

"Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage 'mind-reading' tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and 'magic' without recognizing that they are really demonstrations of strict laws based on probability, sets, number theory, topology, and other branches of mathematics."

Good. Clean pages. $4

Solve It! A Perplexing Profusion of Puzzles. James F. Fixx. Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. 94 pages.

"Young people are often quicker to find inventive solutions to difficult problems than the average adult. Now here's a chance for them to try their hands at over one hundred brain-tickling puzzlers, written specifically for young people of above-average intelligence."

Fair ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Shaken with separation between the signatures. Two pages have small spots. $4

 Poker Chip Math. Jan Pellington and Sandra DiGiaimo. Nasco, 2002. Spiral-bound softcover. For use with ages 8-13.

I see poker chips at thrift stores all the time. Large, attractive plastic disks, usually they are quality, nicely weighted plastic. Here, they function as a comfortable, readily available math manipulative for some very creative math activities. Poker Chip Math is designed to teach a variety of mathematics skills and to provide students with experiences in logic and problem-solving. Some games and activities are teacher-directed. Most are self-directed.  

My friend Rebekah Wilson has agreed to review some of the math books that I have in stock right now. She writes, Poker Chip Math has incredible links between hands-on/tangible learning and the visual need to see math worked out physically. This combination is an exceptional approach to teaching math, or re-teaching what a child has forgotten or missed. Poker Chip Math makes math meaningful and real, bringing abstract concepts into the realm of reality for students.

Read Rebekah's more detailed review of Poker Chip Math. 

New. Minor wear from boxing and shelving. $5 (13 copies available)

Reproducible Nasco Math Practice Series. Evelyn B. Christensen. Nasco, 2006. Spiral-bound softcovers. Reproducible, so these can be used with multiple students. As students solve math facts, the answers to problems provide a key for coloring the squares to reveal a hidden picture or pattern. 

New. Out-of-print. Multiple copies available. Minor wear from boxing and shelving. $5 each.

  • Addition Arrays. Ages 5-7. Single-digit addition practice. New copies with mild shelf/boxing wear. (6 left)
  • Subtraction Squares. Ages 5-7. Single-digit subtraction practice. New copies with mild shelf/boxing wear. (6 left)
  • Multiplication Mysteries. Ages 7-9. Single-digit multiplication practice. New copies with mild shelf/boxing wear. (3 left)
  • Division Decoders. Ages 7-9. Single-digit multiplication practice. New copies with mild shelf/boxing wear. (5 left)

 Reproducible Nasco Math Map Puzzles. Spiral-bound softcovers. Reproducible, so these can be used with multiple students. These are so creative for developing stronger math skills. Children will develop a greater understanding of the operations and their inverses. These increase in difficulty. Puzzles use only whole numbers. No fractions or decimals.

New. Out-of-print. Multiple copies available. Minor wear from boxing and shelving. $5 each.

  • Math Map Puzzles Level A
    First half of the book uses addition and subtraction; the second half expands to include multiplication and division. (5 copies)
  • Math Map Puzzles Level B. 
    The puzzles depend on all four operations (+, -, x, ÷) (7 copies)
  • Math Map Puzzles Level C. 
    More difficult. The puzzles depend on all four operations (+, -, x, ÷), with greater challenges. (16 copies)

Picture Books

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Letters, Sounds, and Words: A Phonic Dictionary. Linda Hayward. Softcover.
Very good. Fun and funny illustrations and words illustrate various phonic sounds...
For 'sn'-- Snore. Snore? Snore! Snakes snug in sneakers snatching snoozes.
$5

Sinbad the Sailor. Marcia Williams. Softcover.
Cartoon format, but very creative. My children love her books.
Very Good, close to new.
$4

 

The Giving Tree. Shel Silverstein, illus by Mark Teague. Harper, 1964. Hardcover.

"'Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.' So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return."

Very Good. Close to new. Two pages have a light crease at the corner. $7

Poppleton in Spring. Cynthia Rylant, illus by Mark Teague. Scholastic, 1999. Softcover.

Clean copy, cover bumped, minor creases on back cover.

Good. $2

Truman's Aunt Farm [Five-in-a-Row Selection]. Jama Kim Rattigan, illus by G. Brian Karas. Houghton, Weekly Reader, 1994. Hardcover.

"When Truman sends away for an ant farm and aunts begin arriving at his doorstep instead, he takes the situation in hand by creating a farm that trains aunts."

Like New. $8

The Samurai's Daughter. Robert D. San Souci, illus by Stephen T. Johnson. Dial, 1992. Hardcover.

Good example of feminine faithfulness and courage.

"Tokoyo vows to join her father, a samurai nobleman, after he is exiled to a lonely island. But between daughter and father lies a journey fraught with both natural and supernatural dangers--a ship of ghosts, fierce bandits, and an evil sea demon. Johnson's lush paintings illuminate this tale of courage and endurance, retold from a medieval Japanese legend."

Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages. Signed by author to a classroom of children. This inscription has been covered with clear Contac paper. $6

McBroom's Zoo. Sid Fleischman, illus by Kurt Werth. Grosset, 1971, 1972. Hardcover.

"The McBrooms start a zoo with the Sidehill Gouger, Desert Vamooser, Silver-tailed Teakettler, and other rare animals left behind by a passing tornado."

Fair. One pages has a crayon scribble, not affecting text, over which a child has written, "Sorry about this." Otherwise it would be Very Good. Very fun book. $4

Monika Beisner's Book of Riddles. Monika Beisner. Houghton, Farrar, 1983. Hardcover.

"The ingenious landscapes and animals depicted are also clues to the festive collection of rhyming riddles the artist has adapted to provide fun and test children's wits."--Publishers Weekly.

"This is a gem."--School Library Journal

Good-. Overall wear, light marks on some pages, a more complex book of challenging riddles. Appealing picture book for older kids. $4

Curious George [60th Anniversary Edition]. H. A. Rey. Houghton, Houghton, 1941, 2001. Hardcover.

"In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey and is a must have for any children's book collection."

Very Good. Just the very tip is missing from the upper right corner. Clean pages. $5

I Loved You before You Were Born. Anne Bowen, illus by Greg Shed. Harper, 2001. Hardcover.

"A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby's soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time. Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message." (Wonderful pro-life book.)

Very Good. Clean pages. $5

Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Jim Aylesworth, illus by Barbara McClintock. Scholastic, 2003. Hardcover.

"'Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Goldilocks, who was very, very good, except that sometimes she forgot to do things that her mother told her to do. Yes she did....' McClintock's art, reminscent of 19th Century children's book art, perfectly compliments Aylesworth's playful, original, and very involving rendition of the classic Three Bears story."

Like New in dust jacket. Small mark on bar code. $6

My First Science Book: A Life-Size Guide to Simple Experiments. Angela Wilkes. Knopf, 1990. Hardcover.

My kids have loved this series.

Very Good-. Clean pages. Outer corners worn. $5

There's a Wocket in My Pocket. Dr. Seuss. Random, 1974, 2002. Hardcover.

"With a host of crazy crackpot creatures, from wockets in pockets to waskets in baskets, this hilarious books helps young children set off on the road to reading."

Like New in a dust jacket that shows just a hint of shelf wear. $6

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Dr. Seuss. Random, 1960, 1988. Hardcover.

"Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish celebrates how much fun imagination can be. From the can-opening Zans to the boxing Gox to the winking Yink who drinks pink ink, the silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters create an entertaining approach to reading that will have every child giggling."

Good-. Cover bumped, scratched, poked. But a sturdy copy with clean pages. $3

Count Me In: Cal Ripken, Jr. Cal Ripken, Jr. with Greg Brown, illus by Doug Keith. Taylor, 1995. Hardcover.

"Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr. tells young readers how the road to success in any field is rarely traveled overnight. In this book filled with color pictures and illustrations from his entire life, Cal shares his thoughts on how success is attained over time, through sustained day-by-day efforts and victories."

Like New in very good dust jacket. $5

Richard Scarry's Great Big Mystery Book. Richard Scarry. Random, 1969. Hardcover.

"Sam Cat and Dudley Pig are on the trail of a thief!"

Fair ex-library in a pictorial library binding. Slightly musty. Cover rubbed with moderate wear. Thumbed pages with some minor aging, small smudges, and small stains. $4

Cranberry Thanksgiving [Cranberryport Series]. Wende and Harry Devlin. Parents Magazine Press/Aladdin, 1971. Hardcover.

Very Good-. Clean pages. Few minor smudges on cover. $12

Make Way for Ducklings [1942 Caldecott Medal]. Robert McCloskey. Viking, 1941, 1980's reprint. Hardcover.

Large format like the original. Not one of the small format reprints.

Very Good. Gift inscription inside the front cover. Clean pages. Worn corners. $7

 

Fiction

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The Little Colonel's Holidays. Annie Fellows Johnston. Hardcover.
Little Colonel series.
Original Page Company publication in pink cloth. 1936 reprint.
Very Good.
$10

Nutcracker. E. T. A Hoffmann, illus by Maurice Sendak. Hardcover.
Very Good, clean copy. Dust jacket has edgewear and a couple of tears at the edge.
$5

Ken Bails Out: A High Sierra Adventure Story for Boys. Basil Miller. Zondervan, 1942. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 76 pages.

Christian boys' adventure story for younger readers.

Good-. Names written on front cover and marked out. Clean pages. Hinges repaired with tape. $5

Mary Norton's Borrowers Series. Originally published 1952-1982. Ages 8 and up. About 200-300 pages each.

Fun children's fantasies. "The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are 'borrowed' from the 'human beans' who tromp around loudly above them."

  • The Borrowers (1952) -- Very Good softcover. Clean pages. $4
  • The Borrowers Aloft (1961) -- Very Good softcover. Clean pages. $4
  • The Borrowers Avenged (1982) -- Very Good softcoverr. Clean pages. $4

The Heir of Redclyffe [World's Classics]. Charlotte Yonge. Oxford, 1997. Softcover. Ages 14 and up. 610 pages.

"First published in 1853, The Heir of Redclyffe was the most successful novel of the century. Adopted by William Morris and Burne-Jones "as a pattern for life," the protagonist, Guy, was a popular role model of noble virtue, while another character, Amy, was seen as the ideal Victorian wife--redeemer and inspirer, supporter and guide. This novel is a virtual paradigm of the trends of thought which marked the middle decades of the nineteenth-century. It is also deeply marked by the influence of the Oxford Movement, an aspect explored in Barbara Dennis's Introduction to this unique critical edition."

Very Good. Two copies available, $4 each.

The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne [Complete Three Volume Set]. Nathaniel Hawthorne, ed by Julian Hawthorne. Collier, 1900. Hardcover. Ages 15 and up. 1818 pages.

Includes The Scarlet Letter, The House of Seven Gables, Mosses from an Old Manse, Grandfather's Chair: A History for Youth, Twice-told Tales, and Blithedale Romance. Illustrated with attractive pictorial plates, printed on nice paper, good comfortably sized volumes for reading. Cloth-bound with gilt stamping.

Very clean, very attractive volumes. Very clean pages. Spine ends a bit bumped, no fraying, no damaged. $50

Penrod: His Complete Story. Booth Tarkington, illus by Gordon Grant. Doubleday, 1913, 1931. Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. 590 pages.

Good ex-library. No dust jacket. Very good reading copy has clean pages, some minor smudging at the outside edges of the book visible when the book is closed. Minor fraying at the head of the spine. $17

The Blue Fairy Book. ed by Andrew Lang. Dover, 1889, 1962, reprint. Softcover. Ages 10 and up. 390 pages.

Fair. Worn cover but a sturdy reading copy. Page faces clean but some smudges to outside edges. $3

Wooden Willie [Raggedy Ann Stories]. Johnny Gruelle, illus by Worth Gruelle. Bobbs-Merrill, 1939, vintage reprint. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 90 pages.

Very Good minus. Bright, copy with crisp, clean pages. Spine is quite faded and its lettering cannot be read. $10

Raggedy Ann in the Magic Book [Raggedy Ann Stories]. Johnny Gruelle, illus by Johnny Gruelle. Bobbs-Merrill, 1927, vintage reprint. Hardcover. 96 pages.

Very Good minus. Bright, copy with crisp, clean pages. Cover has some spots with minor surface abrading where it appears that stickers have been pulled away. Spine lettering faded. $10

My Side of the Mountain [Newbery Honor]. Jean Craighead George. Scholastic, 1959, recent reprint. Mass market paperback. Ages 10 and up. 177 pages.

"Sam, a brilliant child, leaves home for the mountains after being told that the family summer trip has been canceled, thus preventing him from doing the algae experiments he had planned for that summer. The film chronicles his struggle for independence, and with the forces of natures."

Very Good, $2

Three Investigators in the Case of the Dancing Dinosaur [Find Your Fate Mystery]. Rose Estes, illus by Vincente. Random, 1985. Softcover. Ages 8 and up. 124 pages.

This is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" kind of book where children make choices at various points in the plot and then are redirected to various pages to continue the story and see where their choices have led.

Fair-Good. This is a good, sturdy reading copy but it has heavier wear. There is one section of a few pages with a stain in the side margin and the last few pages have a stain at the very top edge. $4

The Marvelous Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum, illus by John R. Neill. Disney Press, 2013. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 150 pages.

Very beautiful edition. Lovely paper, half cloth with gilt stamping on and around spine. Sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Like New. $9

North Woods Poachers [Tweener Press Adventure Series]. Max Elliot Anderson. Tweener Press, 2004. Softcover. Ages 8 and up. 150 pages.

"The Washburn families have been coming to the same cabins, on the same lake, catching the same fish, for about as long as Andy can remember. And, he's sick of it. This summer would be different he decided. Only he never imagined how different. In the end, Andy learns the concepts of family tradition and the importance of justice."

Very Good ex-library. Cover has been reinforced with a plastic laminate to give it a long useful life. $5

The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins. Scholastic, 2008. Softcover. Ages 14 and up. 374 pages.

I haven't read this but some of my adult children have and liked them. My friend the Deputy Headmistress at Common Room offers a compelling review.

Very Good. $4

A Light in the Window [Mitford #2]. Jan Karon. Penguin, 1995. Softcover. Ages 11 and up. 382 pages.

Very Good minus. Light wear. Clean and bright. $3

These High Green Hills [Mitford #3]. Jan Karon. Penguin, 1996. Softcover. Ages 11 and up. 333 pages.

Very Good minus. Light wear. Clean and bright except for a long smudge along the right edge. $3

Out to Canaan [Mitford #4]. Jan Karon. Penguin, 1997. Softcover. Ages 11 and up. 342 pages.

Very Good minus. Light wear. Clean and bright. $3

The Curate's Awakening [Edited for the Modern Reader]. George MacDonald with Michael R. Phillips. Bethany, 1985. Softcover. Ages 11 and up. 224 pages.

Very Good. Former owner's address label inside front cover. $4

Palace of Mirrors [The Palace Chronicles #2]. Margaret Peterson Haddix. Scholastic, 2008. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 297 pages.

I have not read this, but we liked the first books of her Shadow Children series.

"A princess-in-hiding and a pretender to the throne discover that nothing is as it appears in this exciting tale of mystery and deception set in the same world as Just Ella. Cecilia knows that she is not just another peasant girl; she is actually the true princess of Suala, in hiding until the evil forces that killed her parents are vanquished."

Good. Small, neat repair to some damage over the spine. $3

Molly's Story Collection [Limited Edition]. Valerie Tripp. American Girl, 2001. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 372 pages.

Beautiful one-volume collection of all six Molly stories. Lovely dust jacket, beautifully illustrated, ribbon marker, gilt page edges.

Very Good. Book is crisp and bright. Translucent dust jacket has mild wear/creasing and two small neatly repaired tears at the top edge. Clean pages. $8

The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scribner, 1925, 2004. Softcover. Ages 14 and up. 180 pages.

Good. Very, very faint pencil underlining and very, very faint marginal notations throughout. Pages are otherwise clean. $4

The Missing Collection. Margaret Peterson Haddix. Scholastic, . Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. Around 300 pages each.

Plugged-in Online's review of the first book.

  • Found (2008) -- Very Good, pictorial cover. Clean pages. $4
  • Sent (2009) -- Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar, Clean pages. $4

The Trumpet of the Swan. E. B. White. Harper, 1970, recent reprint. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up.

By the author of Charlotte's Web. "Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection, but nothing seems to work. Will a real brass trumpet make all the difference?"

Very Good. Solid, tight copy. No dust jacket Remainder mark. Minor smudges at the edges. Clean pages. $4

The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett. Harper, 1911. Ages 9 and up.

Very Good hardcover, illus by Tasha Tudor. Dust jacket has some edgewear and small tears. Clean pages. Some small stickers inside the front cover. $8

 

Edward Eager's Tales of Magic. Originally published 1954-1962. Softcover. Ages 8 and up. About 190-200 pages each.

Fun, well-written gentle fantasies featuring ordinary children. If you like E. Nesbit (who was a favorite of C. S. Lewis), then I think you will like these as well. The following list is in publication order; if you want to read it in chronological order, reverse the second and third books. Each book is fun as a stand-alone story.

  • Half Magic (1954) -- Very Good softcover. Clean pages. $3
  • Magic By the Lake (1957) -- Very Good softcover. Clean pages. (2 copies) $3

The Doll People. Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin, illus by Brian Selznick. Hyperion, 2000. Ages 8 and up. 256 pages.

My eight daughters loved this book!

  • High quality softcover, with extra thick cover and endflaps. Like New. $4
  • Good+ hardcover. No dust jacket. A little soil to front endpaper. Endpaper was starting to split and has been glued. $4

Eldest [Inheritance Cycle #2]. Christopher Paolini. Knopf, 2005. Hardcover. Ages 11 and up. 681 pages.

My children have said that while the plot is derivative, Paolini writes with astonishing beauty.

Sequel to Eragon. "Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust."

Good. No dust jacket. Mild cover wear and some minor smudging to outside edges. Clean pages. $5

The Whipping Boy [Newbery Medal]. Sid Fleischman, illus by Peter Sis. Greenwillow, 1986. Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 90 pages.

"A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other."

Very Good. Dust jacket has some wear and rubbing. Clean pages. $4

Here There be Dragons. Jane Yolen, illus by David Wilgus. Harcourt, 1993. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 149 pages.

"In Here There Be Dragons, dragons appear in every guise--ghastly, ghoulish, gentle, gargantuan--always endowed with the author’s ingenious touches. Each piece is introduced with the fascinating, and often revealing, story of its making and is illustrated with the intricate, moody pencil drawings of David Wilgus."

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages. $3

 

Art

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ALL ARE EX-LIBRARY. Ex-library copies from this series typically come with substantial wear because children love and enjoy them. These have been a favorite series for my young artists for nearly 20 years. I've stated the major flaws, but please consider them well-used.

Draw 50 Athletes. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Fair. Front endpapers and four pages have toddler coloring that doesn't prevent their use as drawing models. Dust jacket in Mylar. Hard wear to spots along edges.
$2.50

Draw 50 Athletes. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Good-. A few pages have smudges.
$3

Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Fair. VERY WORN COVER. There is a tea or perhaps watercolor paint stain along top edge, affects just the top edge of the page margins.
$2.50

Draw 50 Cats. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Fair. Dust jacket in Mylar. Some pages have smudges and one page has a long tear that needs to be taped.
$3

Draw 50 Cats. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Fair. Dust jacket in Mylar. Some pages have smudges or small stains.
$3

Draw 50 Dogs. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Fair. Cover is heavily worn especially at corners. There is some smudging, marking, and drawing, but all the pictures are still suitable as drawing models.
$2.50

Draw 50 Horses. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Good. Dust jacket in Mylar. Minor staining at outside edge of page block.
$3

Draw 50 Horses. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Good. Tattered dust jacket with missing pieces. Oil or art stain at outside margin affecting about 1/3 of the pages.
$3

Draw 50 People. Lee J. Ames. Hardcover.
Good. Dust jacket in worn Mylar. Nice clean pages.
$4

 

Drawing Cats. Katy Bretum. Grosset, 2002. Softcover. Ages 9 and up. 30 pages plus 32 page built-in sketchpad.

Step-by-step instructions for drawing accurate cats, from basic shape outlining to filling in the final details. Includes 32 nicely bordered sketching pages.

Very Good. Clean pages except for a tiny stain inside the front cover and on title pages. Minor cover creases. $3

Tiny Treasures: Amazing Miniatures You Can Make! [American Girl Library]. Pleasant Company, 1998. Spiral-bound hardcover. Ages 6 and up. 84 pages.

"This book shows girls how to turn everyday items into dozens of amazing miniatures. Make pies from bottle caps, plates from buttons, a table from balsa wood and golf tees! Includes a special feature--a 'little room' in the back of the book folds out to give girls a place to display and play with their tiny treasures. Full-color illustrations."

Very Good-. Clean pages. Mild wear at head of spine. $4

 

Music

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The Usborne Book of Easy Recorder Tunes. Philip Hawthorne. Usborne, 1989. Softcover. Ages 6 and up. 64 pages.

"This book has over a hundred easy tuns for beginner recorder players, with color illustrations on every page. Friendly "jelly people" provide helpful hints and reminders about fingering, playing techniques, and symbols and terms. The tunes are carefully graded throughout the book, introducing new notes and skills at appropriate points. Styles include jazz, folk, classical, and modern--some arranged for two players or piano accompaniment. Some tunes have been specially composed for the book."

Very Good. Clean pages. $4

The Spectrum of Expressive Touches [The Art of Piano Performance]. Peter Coraggio, illus by Jon J. Murakami. Kjos, 1997. Ages 8 and up. 40 pages.

This uses a comic book format to introduce expression and touch. A high level of instruction in a very appealing format. One of the female characters is not conservatively dressed. She's not shocking, but might not be wanted in some families.

Very Good-. Cover bumped. $5

Pedaling--"The Soul of the Piano" [The Art of Piano Performance]. Peter Coraggio, illus by Jon J. Murakami. Kjos, 1997. Ages 8 and up. 40 pages.

This uses a comic book format to introduce the pedals and basic pedaling. A high level of instruction in a very appealing format. One of the female characters is not conservatively dressed. She's not shocking, but might not be wanted in some families.

Very Good-. Cover bumped. $5

 

Crafts, Games & Sports

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Around the World in Cross Stitch. Jan Eaton. Trafalgar, 1992. Hardcover. Ages 14 and up. 176 pages.

"Drawing from a wide range of international sources, this book presents ethnic and traditional design ideas from Switzerland to Tahiti, and incorporates them into an array of pretty and practical items. The book is divided, chapter by chapter, into nine main areas of the world. Each chapter contains at least four original projects with detailed instructions and easy-to-use charts."

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. $5

 

Old-Fashioned Dolls and Toys. Better Homes and Gardens, 1992. Hardcover. Ages 12 and up. 160 pages.

"A collection of 32 doll and 19 toy patterns that capture the nostalgia for old-fashioned playthings, this comprehensively detailed book includes techniques, numbered instructions, and full-sized patterns for every project. Full color." Includes patterns to copy.

Very Good in a Good worn/torn dust jacket with some minor irregular fading. Clean pages. $5

Look & Cook: Chocolate Desserts. Anne Willan. DK, 1992. Hardcover. Ages 14 and up. 127 pages.

Highly pictorial step-by-step, lush cookbook. Chocolate Walnut Torte, Chocolate Orange Marble Pound Cake, White Chocolate Cheesecake, Black Forest Cake, Chocolate Nut Cream Cake wtih Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Creme Brulee, Chocolate Charlotte, Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnuts and Whiskey, Chocolate and Pear Tartlets, Profiteroles and Chcolate Icea Cream, Chocolate Indulgence Ice Cream, and a couple of dozen more.

Very Good. Clean pages. $5

Fairie-ality: The Fashion Collection from the House of Ellwand. Eugenie Bird, David Downton, and David Ellwand. Candlewick, 2002. Hardcover. Ages 6 and up. 130 pages.

I have not read all the text, so I do not know if there might be something inappropriate for some children, but this is a breathtaking work of art. Presented as a catalog of the latest fashions for fairies, from underclothing to evening gowns, this is very creative and has been delightful for my girls ever since it came out! Ellwand has crafted the most amazing and intricate 'clothing' from all sorts of botanicals. These are just the things little girls play at with daisy petals and dandelion fuzz, but times ten thousand in artistry!

"Prepare to be enchanted! While humans go about their workaday lives, there is a secret world of well-dressed fairies flitting about in fragile fashions that would take your breath away - if only you could see them. Well, now you can. For the first time ever, elusive fairie couturier Ellwand allows mortals a peek at his ethereal designs in FAIRIE-ALITY, a catalogue so spectacularly crafted it befits a fairie queen herself. Showcased are nearly 150 creations - including dresses, jackets, trousers, shoes, hats, and delicate unmentionables - fashioned wholly from feathers, flower petals, shells, seeds, and other materials from nature. Consider these special features:

An interactive book. "Extraordinary production elements, including three specially selected paper stocks; metallic inks; fold-out booklets; vellum envelope with removable fashion card; and numerous half-, third-, and quarter-pages, notably to showcase garments for a playful mix & match, offering dozens of outfits to create."

Very Good. No dust jacket. Clean pages. $6

The Klutz Yo-yo Book: Yo-yo Tips, Tricks, and History. Klutz, 1998. Softcover. Ages 9 and up. 62 pages.

Original packaged with a yo-yo, this is just the book. Includes instructions and numerous tricks along with yo-yo science and history.

Fair-Good. Front cover has two long creases. Clean pages. Missing a bit of surface paper at the head of the spine. $3

Yo-yo Magic: Master the Art of 26 Fantastic Yo-yo Tricks. David Oliver. Barnes, 1999. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 48 pages.

"This fun-packed guide shows you exactly how to perform 26 yo-yo tricks, ranging from the simple to the highly skilled."

Good. Cover is somewhat bumped/scratched but book is clean and bright. Clean pages. $5

Mark Wilson's Greatest Card Tricks. Mark Wilson. Courage, 1975, 1993. Hardcover. Ages 10 and up. 88 pages.

"Wilson shares the secrets behind his favorite card tricks. He then explains why the hand is quicker than the eye and describes 60 card tricks in detail. Step-by-step illustrations.

Very Good. Bright dust jacket. Clean pages. $6

Magic across the Table. Bill Severn, illus by Katharine Wood. McKay, 1972. Hardcover. Ages 11 and up. 112 pages.

Tricks for beginners in step-by-step form. These are wonderfully simple tricks are confounding and fun to perform. Illustrated.

Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Clean pages. $5

The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions: More than 65 Wacky, Wild, and Crazy Combinations. John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel. Kid Concoctions, 1998. 80 pages.

We love this series! Make your own Gooey Gunk (which my kids have made time and time again), Scratch 'n' Sniff Watercolors, Bathtub Finger Paints, Silly Putty, Sidewalk Paint, and much more. More than 65 recipes!

Good. Name inside front cover. Little smudge on title page. Clean pages. $4

The Real Book of Baseball. Lyman Hopkins, illus by Bill McHale. Garden City, 1951, 1958. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 190 pages.

"A blend of authoritative information and lively anecdote, this is a treasury of baseball lore, with tips on playing each position; suggestions to fans on watching the game; a chapter on professional baseball, how it is organized and how sandlotters become big leaguers; stories of the vivid personalities who give baseball its genuine human appeal." Note that content as to players relates to the 1950's greats.

Very Good. Dust jacket has small tears and is missing a large piece from the front panel. Clean pages. $6

Louisville Slugger: The Making of a Baseball Bat. Jan Arnow, 1984. Hardcover. Ages 9 and up. 39 pages.

How a baseball bat is made. We meet the workers, from the forester who selects the trees to the wood-turning specialist who makes the bat to exacting specifications. Filled with black-and-white photos.

Very Good. Dust jacket in Mylar. Clean pages. $6

  
Grandmother's Hope Chest Series: The Running Rooster, Lucie's Snowflakes, and The Button Jar. Rebekah Wilson. Hope Chest Legacy, 2004-2005. Hardcover. Ages 6 and up. About 50 pages each.

These heirloom treasures have been out of print for several years. Each is a hardcover picture book with lots of text, including not only a story for Christian children but also a creative project teaching hand-sewing skills. When my older children were young they benefited so much from Mrs. Wilson's wonderful creativity. I'm so glad that my younger ones can also enjoy these same wonderful stories and products. 

New. Single books are $14 each. Set of 3, $40.

The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love. Rebekah Wilson. Hope Chest Legacy, 2003. Softcover. Ages 11 and up. 376 pages.

A sweet, thoughtful book written by a dear friend. How to help our daughters prepare for marriage, homemaking, hospitality, and lifelong service to others. Out-of-print. Old Schoolhouse Review.

New $8

 

Theology & Christian Discipleship

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Journey into Narnia. Kathryn Lindskoog. Hope, 1998. Softcover. 227 pages. Ages 14 and up.

"An updated and expanded classic study of C.S.Lewis's Narnia series with a study guide and a chronological review of the seven books. Biblical parallels and applications highlighted are for personal reading pleasure, but provide pracical helps for teachers, parents and ministers as well."

Very Good. $4

Bold Love. Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III. NavPress, 1992. Softcover. 318 pages. Adult reading level.

"We’ve come to view love as being “nice,” yet the kind of love modeled by Jesus Christ has nothing to do with manners or unconditional acceptance. Rather, it is disruptive, courageous, and socially unacceptable. In Bold Love, Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III draw out the aggressive, unrelenting, passionate power of genuine love. Far from helping you “get along” with others, Bold Love introduces the outlandish possibility of making a significant, life-changing impact on family, friends, coworkers―even your enemies. Learn more about forgiveness, maturity, and seeing others through Jesus’ eyes."

One of the most helpful books I've ever read, and I wish I'd known about it when it was published! It helps Christians distinguish between an evil person, a fool, and a normal sinner and gives very practical advice for loving each one. From a strong biblical perspective.

Good. Some minor smudging outside. $4

Law & Liberty. Rousas John Rushdoony. Ross, 1984. Softcover. Ages 14 and up. . Hardcover. Ages 8 and up. 152 pages.

"All law is based upon morality, and morality is itself based upon religion. Therefore, when the religion of a people is weakened, so also is its morality undermined. The result is a progressive collapse of law and order, and the breakdown of society. Men, though, see law as a limitation on their liberty, and Christianity is held to be the most restrictive with its emphasis upon Biblical law as the foundation for morality and liberty. Humanistic man wants total liberty, but he does not realize that total liberty leads only to total anarchy, and that leads to the death of law and liberty. Unless every man's liberty is limited by law, no liberty is possible for any one. In this concise volume, R. J. Rushdoony expounds on the central themes of the application of Biblical law to every area of life. This book is a great starting point to understanding Rushdoony's larger expositions on Biblical law."

Good. Unmarked, light wear, some light crease marks to upper right corner of front cover. $7

Balancing the Sword, Volumes 1 & 2. Allen B. Wolfe. Balancing the Sword, 2006. Hardcover. All ages. 1178 pages total.

Balancing the Sword is a package including two books, software, and Web support.  The two volumes streamline and enhance the learning process by utilizing:

  • over 7,000 questions with almost 13,000 parts (with answer keys) targeting every 2.7 verses on average,

  • almost 54,000 carefully chosen cross references 
    (averaging 7.6 references per question),

  • over 1,000 quotes from famous figures who spoke of the Bible’s greatness, and

  • over 1,000 images:  artistic illustrations, literal depictions, charts, and maps.

Each volume covers all 66 books of the Bible.  The Q&A approach of Balancing the Sword makes reading engaging.  Parents and group leaders love the references because the references distill hours of research down to seconds.  Images interlaced throughout will deepen your understanding and memory.

Quotes by famous people will encourage you:  President George Washington, Noah Webster, Charles Spurgeon, D. L. Moody, C. S. Lewis, and more than two hundred others.

The software included will allow you to design a completely customized reading schedule within moments.

Includes CD, which is now obsolete in favor of the online version of the software. I have contact the author to see if my product code can be transfered to access the online software and reading schedule. (The books can be used without the customized reading schedule.)

Very Good. Very solid, very clean. Close to new except there is a small spot at the fore edge of Volume 1. $46

The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children [Calvary Press Christian Counsel Series]. Lou Priolo. Calvary, 1997. Softcover. Ages 15 and up. 203 pages.

"Does your children ever speak to you in angry, disrespectful tones? Christian families, especially those in which children are home for most of the day, especially episodes of frustration and anger. This new book deals with anger's root causes, offering corrective advice from a biblical perspective."

Good. Clean copy. Mild wear. Highlighting in chapter one only. $4

Discover 4 Yourself: Inductive Bible Studies for Kids.Kay Arthur. Harvest House, 1999-2005. Softcover. Ages 8-12. 93-205 pages.

  • How to Study Your Bible for Kids, Fair. Bright, clean, and nice, but it has writing or highlighting in about 15% of the exercises.
  • Extreme Adventures with God: Isaac, Esau, and Jacob. Very Good++. Rare pencil circle or underline. None of the exercises have been done.
  • Wrong Way, Jonah. Very Good. Umarked.
Very Good. $4 each.

And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity with the Companion Guide: An Interactive Journaling Experience, Two Volume Set, Book and Companion Guide. Ages 13 and up.

These are nearly new and appear to be unread with just slight shelf wear, except that one of the companion guides has a name written inside the back cover.

Very Good. Clean pages. $6

Romanian-English. Lessons from Nature [Învăţături din lumea naturii]. John Bunyan, Romanian translation by Anton Horvath. Back Home Industries, 1998. Hardcover.

Do you know any Romanian child who is learning English as a second language? John Bunyan's work for children presented as a parallel translation in both English and Romanian. Would be useful for language instruction. Cheerful illustrations.

Very Good. Clean pages. $14

 

Education & Reference

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Famous Modern Storytellers for Young People. Norah Smaridge. Hardcover.
A collection of short biographies for children: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eleanor Farjeon, A. A. Milne, Hugh Lofting, Elizabeth Enright, Marguerite de Angeli, Carol Ryrie Brink, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Meindert DeJong, Rumer Godden, Joseph Krumgold, Mary Norton, Claire Hutchet Bishop, P. L. Travers, Marguerite Henry, Astrid Lindgren, and E. B. White.
Very Good ex-library. Dust jacket in Mylar.
$6

Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature. Elizabeth Wilson, foreward by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. Crossway, 1987, first edition. Softcover. 330 pages. Adult reading level.

"A comprehensive guide to the very best in children's literature. Books contain the throb of human life; the magic entrances, fascinates, sets alight imagination, opens doors of interest and curiosity, informs, and triggers questioning. Restless bodies become still and concentrated, thinking is encouraged. a love for reading is one of the most precious gifts parents can give their children. But how can busy moms and dads find the time to sort through thousands of children's books to discover the really worthwhile ones? Wilson gives this guide as a help to parents to open up the wonderful world of reading for their children. Provides an overview of excellently written, interest-holding books on as wide a range of topics as possible - books that also embody the ideals of traditional values and a Christian world view."

Good. Small toddler scribble inside back cover, small circles by some book titles. $4

Why We Get Fat and What to Do about It. Gary Taubes. Knopf, 2011. Hardcover. 257 pages. Adult reading level.

I don't often list health books, but I like this book so well that I couldn't resist picking up an extra copy for someone. Taubes is a brilliant science writer and journalist, and this is a fabulous, well-written and carefully researched book. (He unintentionally says some very enlightening things to poverty ministry, as well.)

By the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, which was written for medical professionals and researchers.

Very Good. Dust jacket has mild wear. Clean pages. $6

A Charlotte Mason Companion: Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning. Karen Andreola. CMR&S, 1998. Softcover. Ages 16 and up, for teachers. 383 pages.

"Today's parents can now see what a Charlotte Mason education looks like in a contemporary setting while gleaning from its many benefits. Charlotte Mason's principles of education are not only a way of learning but also a way of life. A Charlotte Mason Companion gives you powerful tools to create an extraordinary learning experience. At the turn of every page, you will meet a practical idea and the inspiration to carry it out. Topics on using good books, heroes in history, poetry, art and music appreciation, nature study, the atmosphere of home, the discipline of habit, keeping up enthusiasm, (to name a few) are referred to again and again by Karen s readers." -- Publisher

Very Good. Clean pages. $12

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Siegfried Engelmann. Fireside, 1986. Softcover. For use with children about 5-6 and up. 395 pages.

Comprehensive reading curriculum.

Good. Very mild cover wear. Clean pages. $10

The New College Latin & English Dictionary. John C. Traupman. Bantam, 1966, 1979. Mass market paperback. Ages 11 and up. 502 pages.

Very Good. Pages very slightly age-toned. $3

CD, VHS, & DVD

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All media is in original cases with complete original artwork unless noted.
Media is guaranteed to play well in your equipment. If you ever have any issues, just let me know.

All movies are $2 each.

VHS. Muppets from Space. Jim Henson Pictures.

VHS. MouseHunt. Dreamworks.

VHS. Babe. MCA Universal.

VHS. Hunchback of Notre Dame. Disney.

VHS. Aristocats. Disney.

VHS. Dumbo. Disney.

VHS. Fantasia. Disney.

VHS. Homeward Bound. Disney.

VHS. Lion King. Disney.

VHS. A Goofy Movie. Disney.

VHS. Ice Age. 20th Century Fox.

VHS. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucasfilm/Paramount.

VHS. Annie [1999]. Disney.

VHS. Beauty and the Beast. Disney.

All movies are $2 each.

All media is in original cases with complete original artwork unless noted.
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Holidays & Traditions

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Poetry

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Nearly all of my books are USED BOOKS. Many are ex-library copies. They've been selected for the quality of their content.

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