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Horatio the Cat by Eleanor L. Clymer

Horatio the cat is jealous how Mrs. Casey takes in other animals and he has to share the house. One night he doesn’t come home and meets 2 little kittens. Horatio learns the meaning of sharing and caring.

Leave Horatio Alone by Eleanor L. Clymer

Upset at being left alone with Mrs. Casey’s other pets, Horatio the cat leaves home only to get involved with something even more upsetting–a baby.

Horatio’s Birthday by Eleanor L. Clymer

Finding the house too quiet after Mrs. Casey’s other pets grow up and leave home, Horatio begins to mope until he finds a way to remedy the situation.

Horatio Goes to the Country by Eleanor L Clymer

Horatio, the grumpy cat, leaves for the country with Mrs. Casey, the cat Goldilocks, and two kittens and has an awful time of it, until he spends one fascinating night in the meadow

The Peasant’s Pea Patch by Guy Daniels 

When his pea patch is invaded by a flock of hungry cranes, a peasant lets them peck away. He even gives them vodka and honey for dessert. Oh, how sleepy that makes them, allowing the peasant to tie them together and drag them home. But the cranes awake and take the peasant for a wild ride through the sky. And that is only the beginning of his adventures! In this uproarious and antic rendering of a Russian merry tale, things get worse and worse for the poor peasant until, at last, with the help of a friendly bee-keeper, he makes it back home.

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

Four prized selections by one of America’s greatest writers: “The Open Boat,” based on a harrowing incident in the author’s life: the 1897 sinking of a ship on which he was a passenger; “The Blue Hotel” and “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” reflecting Crane’s early travels in Mexico and the American Southwest; and the novella Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, a galvanizing portrait of life in the slums of New York City.

The Pilot by James Fenimore Cooper

The life of a naval pilot in the American Revolution

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A young woman, publicly scorned for bearing an illegitimate child, refuses to be vanquished by the seventeenth-century Boston community

The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson

A lavishly illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, in honor of his bicentenary, this is the powerful and haunting classic tale of the one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a proud dancer. Valiantly enduring various trials, the soldier remains steadfast until the end.

A Long Long Time by Inez Rice

A little boy sits under a tree and a leaf falls on his head. When the leaf stays on his head he decides that he will be a tree. All day he is a tree, even though his friends warn him that he may be chopped down or nested in, and he remembers not to run and greet Daddy because trees stand still. Eventually, at bed time, (for supper he carefully breathes air and sunshine) the leaf blows off and the little boy then decides to run inside and be a little boy. This is a very natural little story, in which the author has delightfully captured a child’s whimsy. The large crayon illustrations, drawn in bright fall colors, are pleasingly childlike. Adults will enjoy reading this one aloud.

Adventures for Americans By Derrick/Schramm/Spiegler

Textbook of American literature includes stories by and about Americans Worth Remembering, such as Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Robert Frost, John Steinbeck, many more.

If I Drove a Truck by Miriam Young

A youngster debates the fine points of the trucks he would like to drive: the snow plow, delivery truck, dump truck, and the fire engine.

If I Flew a Plane by Miriam Young

If I Rode an Elephant by Miriam Young

A young boy imagines what it would be like to ride an elephant in a wedding procession in India, on a picture-taking safari, in a circus parade, and in many other situations and places around the world.

The Black Pearl & The Ghost by Walter Dean Myers

Two stories: one featuring a great detective in search of a missing pearl, one with a famous ghost chaser tracking down a mischievous ghost.

The Scribbler by George Mendoza

Near the tideline on sandy beaches strange marking make strange patterns. This is the work of the scribbler. His small staccato movements are a constant reality among the changing moods and colors of the beach

The Whole World in Your Hands by Melvin and Gilda Berger

Introduces maps beginning with a home and progressing through a town state country and the world

Where Did Your Family Come From? by Melvin and Gilda Berger

Discusses immigration, past and present, focusing on how four children from different countries came to live in the United States

Engine Number Seven (1975) by Eleanor L. Clymer

In a little town in Maine the old narrow gauge railroad is gradually replaced by cars, trucks, and buses that do the same job just as well–or can they?

Giraffes at Home (1972) by Ann Cooke

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of giraffes.

A Gift for Lonny (1973) by Eve Bunting

The whale in the lagoon not only leaves Lonny a gift but enables him to overcome a gnawing fear.

A Home for Hopper (1971) Rosemary Pendery


Andy’s mother, father, and especially his big sister are horrified by Andy’s attempts to create a home for his new pet frog

A Sunday in Autumn (1967) by Anthony Rowley

Beware the Poar Bear! Safety on Ice (1970) by Miriam Young

Demo of 70th Street by Harry George

New York in the early 1900’s is an exciting place with a mixture of cultures for young Demosthenes, a Greek immigrant boy.

Billy Budd, Foretopman (1962) by Herman Melville


The classic Melville story of the Royal Navy.

Election Day (1967) by Mary Kay Phelan

Billy and Milly (1968) by Kathleen W. Deady

I Feel the Same Way (1967) by Lillian Moore

A lovely book about feelings. Good for social work, teaching or home use.

If I Drove a Bus (1973) by Miriam Young

A boy imagines all the different kinds of buses he could drive for a living.

If I Drove a Car (1971)by Miriam Young

If I Drove a Tractor (1973)by Miriam Young

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If I Drove a Train (1972) by Miriam Young

Delightful poems convey a young boy’s feelings about what it would be like to drive a train

If I Rode a Dinosaur (1974)by Miriam Young

A child fantasizes about riding different kinds of dinosaurs.

If I Rode a Horse (1973)by Miriam Young

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If I Sailed a Boat (1971)by Miriam Young

Little Hans (The Devoted Friend) (1969) by Oscar Wilde

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Monsters from the Movies (1972, 1978) by Thomas Aylesworth

A survey of the best-known monsters of movies from the nineteenth century to the present, including discussions of the folklore and fiction that contributed to their creation and development.

Mrs. Herring by Margaretha Shemin

A young girl and a grandmother learn to loosen their hold on the ones they love as they grow to understand a dog’s need for freedom to roam the dunes and a youth’s desire to go to sea.

Pronghorn on the Powder River by Berniece Freschet

During his first year of life on the Great Plains, a pronghorn learns from his mother the techniques of survival.

Rakoto and the Drongo Bird by Robin McKown

“A Story of Madagascar in the days of the slave trade.” Rakoto and his sister live in danger of the slave traders, so Rakoto seeks the sacred drongo bird who leads the enemy away.

Red Rock over the River by Patricia Beatty

When a new girl arrives at Fort Yuma, Arizona, in 1881, thirteen-year-old Dorcas finds herself involved in the escape of an outlaw from the prison across the river.

Seal Harbor by John F. Waters

The lives of the harbor seals on the Maine coast interest a thirteen-year-old boy new to the area.

Six Silver Spoons by Janette Sebring Lowrey

A Boston brother and sister travel to their grandmother’s house on the eve of the battle at Concord.

The Baker and the Basilisk by Georgess McHargue

The Master Baker’s rooster is put on trial when a basilisk, the king of serpents, is discovered at the bottom of the well.

The House on Stink Alley by F.N. Monjo

Young Love-of-God Brewster tells of the tensions under which the Pilgrims lived in Leyden, Holland, after they fled from England and before they emigrated to America

The Peanut Cookbook by Natalie Donna

Recipes using peanuts and peanut butter and featuring natural foods. Includes peanut butter soup, peanut butter pie, peanut burger, and peanut granola

The Possession of Sister Jeanne by Norah Lofts

Story included in Reader’s Digest Collection, “Tales of the Uncanny”

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

A once-selfish giant welcomes the children to his previously forbidden garden and is eventually rewarded by an unusual tiny child.

The Two Worlds of Damyan by Marie Halun Bloch

Damyan dreams of swimming in the Olympics, but to succeed he needs training and to become “politically conscious.” Fedya got him a tryout at the Sports Complex, but his family will never mix with the world of school, Pioneers, and sports, in Communist Ukraine.

The Key to the Kitchen by John Stewart

In Spanish California days, a contest was held for a new cook for the San Gabriel Mission: What is the Key? Stories of good meals, based on an actual incident.

Poems for Galloping Anthology

A delightful collection of action poems featuring such activities as galloping, running, skipping and more

Poems for Counting Anthology

Poems with playful rhymes that go with the numbers 1 through 10, with correspondingly playful illustrations.

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