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  • CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF DARK: A Comic Book Novel. by Avi. Art by Brian Floca.
    Avi. Art by Brian Floca.
    CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF DARK: A Comic Book Novel.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1993). SIGNED - Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Brian Floca. SIGNED and dated on the title page. ISBN: 0-590-208586.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63197
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  • UNBORN DREAMS: Poems Written By Children in the Aftermath of the L.A. Riots May 1992. by Bell, Cassandra Sagan and Luis Kong, editors
    Bell, Cassandra Sagan and Luis Kong, editors
    UNBORN DREAMS: Poems Written By Children in the Aftermath of the L.A. Riots May 1992.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    California Poets in the Schools, 1993. First edition - A collection of poems, many angry, others heartbreaking, written by children from kindergarten through high school, a year after the riots which touched many of them personally. Introduction by Cecilia Woloch. 19 pp. Cover by Jane DeCuir.

    Condition: Fine in beige stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 69617
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  • ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS YOU. by Berg, Elizabeth.
    Berg, Elizabeth.
    ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel about a man and a woman, long divorced but held together by the common bond of a daughter, who rediscover each other when tragedy strikes. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 9781400068654.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58073
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  • Bontemps, Arna and Hughes, Langston.
    THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful children's story of the meeting of 2 cultures originally written by Bontemps and Hughes in 1935, and never before published. Includes an introduction by Alex Bontemps and an afterword by Cheryl A. Wall. Brightly illustrated by Peggy Turley with full-color, full-page paintings and smaller black and white drawings. ISBN: 0-19-5114760.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 17438
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  • Bontemps, Arna and Hughes, Langston.
    THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful children's story of the meeting of 2 cultures originally written by Bontemps and Hughes in 1935, and never before published. Includes an introduction by Alex Bontemps and an afterword by Cheryl A. Wall. Brightly illustrated by Peggy Turley with full-color, full-page paintings and smaller black and white drawings. ISBN: 0-19-5114760.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dj (an unread copy, but some signs of handling.)

    Book ID: 11552
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  • SANTA'S GIFT: True Stories of Courage, Humor, Hope and Love. by Comment, Jeffrey W.; reflections by Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett and more.
    Comment, Jeffrey W.; reflections by Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett and more.
    SANTA'S GIFT: True Stories of Courage, Humor, Hope and Love.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wiley, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - "After dressing up as Santa at a local charity's holiday party, Helzberg Diamonds CEO Jeffrey Comment was inspired to take his Santa impersonation on the road" and in this book he shares his experiences with these children. Each section also includes reflections from corporate and philanthropic leaders such as Warren Buffett, Norman, Lear, Sir Elton John, and many others, all of whom discuss the rewards of giving. Illustrated in full color with photographs and drawings by the children. List of resources. Small square format. xv, 207 pp. ISBN: 0-471225150.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73270
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  • THE TREASURE CHEST OF LITERATURE for Seventh Year, Complete. by Eichel, Charles G.; Edward J, Kehoe, Ignus O Hornstein and Floyd R. Smith.
    Eichel, Charles G.; Edward J, Kehoe, Ignus O Hornstein and Floyd R. Smith.
    THE TREASURE CHEST OF LITERATURE for Seventh Year, Complete.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1935). Hardcover first edition - A collection of literature to be used as a supplementary reader - arranged topically - lyric and narrative poems; long and short stories; legends, myths and folk tales, biographies, essays and more. Authors include Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Francis Parkman, Emily Dickinson, Longfellow, Walter de la Mare, Booth Tarkington, Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Thompson Seton and many others. Illustrated Illustrated. Includes definitions, suggestions for learning, questions, etc. xi, 626 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with black lettering, black and orange illustration on front cover (some wear to the spine, fraying to the ends, but otherwise quite sturdy)

    Book ID: 63176
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  • FOOD AND FUN FOR DAUGHTER AND SON. by Erminger, Lila W Erminger and Marjorie R Hopkins.
    Erminger, Lila W Erminger and Marjorie R Hopkins.
    FOOD AND FUN FOR DAUGHTER AND SON.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edtion - "Here is a thoughtful book on the careful feeding and entertainment of the younger generation. . . [It] contains desirable info relating to daily meals, party, holiday, picnic and school menus. It emphasizes the importance of adequate and well-balanced suppers for the growing child." Illustrated with small drawings. Bibliography, index. 120 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's stamp on front endpaper, dust jacket flaps had been taped to the endpapers and there are still discolored remnants of the tape) .

    Book ID: 67763
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  • Gray, Dianne E.
    TOMORROW THE RIVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. First edition - Historical fiction for older children.In 1896, fourteen year old Megan is sent on an adventure for the summer with her sister and her family on a steamboat ride up the Mississippi to St. Paul, Minnesota. Includes floorplan of the 'Oh My' and a map of the route. Different cover art (by David Johnson) than on the final book. 233 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38018
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  • SEX AND DESTINY: The Politics of Human Fertility. by Greer, Germaine.
    Greer, Germaine.
    SEX AND DESTINY: The Politics of Human Fertility.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A provocative look at American families and especially our child rearing habits by this noted feminist. Boldly and very personally INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- (difficult, proud, exciting, dangerous) with love" Notes, index. xii, 539 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0151404.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55867
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  • YORK: The Slave Who Helped Explore America/ by Gustafson, R. W. "Rib"
    Gustafson, R. W. "Rib"
    YORK: The Slave Who Helped Explore America/

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Stevensville, Montana: Stoneydale Press, (2000). First edition - Told in the first person, and written for older children, this is an account of the life and times of York, the personal slave of William Clark and the only black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. On their return, York did not receive his promised freedom until over a year later, and his attempt to start a freight business was unsuccessful. According to this account, he returned to St Louis and earned passage on a steamship to the mouth of the Little Big Horn River, where he married a Crow Indian, and lived the rest of his life among them, as an honored leader. Illustrated. Foreword by Huil Willis. 61 pp. ISBN: 0-912299932.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75762
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  • NINE BLACK AMERICAN DOCTORS. by Hayden, Robert C. and Jacqueline Harris.
    Hayden, Robert C. and Jacqueline Harris.
    NINE BLACK AMERICAN DOCTORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book written for older children with biographical sketches of nine African American doctors who made significant contributions to medicine in the early 20th century despite the discrimination they faced because of their race. Included are Louis T. Wright, William Hinton, Angella Ferguson and others. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-201028425.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, in a good dustjacket (spine label)j.

    Book ID: 77447
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  • Hughes, Langston (illustrated by BrianPinkney.)
    THE DREAM KEEPER AND OTHER POEMS.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, (1996.). This book - Hughes's only book of poetry for young readers - was originally published in 1932 with 59 poems. This edition is enhanced by Pinkney's scratchboard illustrations and also contains 7 additional poems and an introduction by Lee Bennett Hopkins. ISBN: 0-590-623966.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28763
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  • Hughes, Langston (illustrated by BrianPinkney.)
    THE DREAM KEEPER AND OTHER POEMS.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, (1996.). This book - Hughes's only book of poetry for young readers - was originally published in 1932 with 59 poems. This edition is enhanced by Pinkney's scratchboard illustrations and also contains 7 additional poems and an introduction by Lee Bennett Hopkins. ISBN: 0-590-623966.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35444
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  • CRACKER! THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM. by Kadohata, Cynthia.
    Kadohata, Cynthia.
    CRACKER! THE BEST DOG IN VIETNAM.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Moving young adult novel by this Newbery award winning author, the story of a young soldier in Vietnam who bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog. Told in part thru the view of the dog. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- happy reading" and with 'woof! woof!' under Kadohata's signature. 312pp. Dust jacket art by Shane Rebenschied. ISBN: 1416906371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53278
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  • DOG LOST. by Lee, Ingrid.
    Lee, Ingrid.
    DOG LOST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Chicken House (2008). First edition - The story of the puppy nobody wanted. "After living happily in a warm home with an eleven-year old boy, a pit bull terrier is forced to survive on the streets, where its brave deeds surprise many residents who dislike or fear pit bulls." 197 pp.

    Condition: Fne in illlustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60748
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  • GATHERING BLUE. by Lowry, Lois.
    Lowry, Lois.
    GATHERING BLUE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young adult novel set in the future by this award-winning writer. "Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future. . . [this book] challenges readers to think about community, creativity and the values they have learned to accept." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2014. The second book in the quartet which began with the Newbery award winning book 'The Giver.' 215 pp. Dust jacket design by Charles Brock. ISBN: 9780547995687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 59957
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  • FUCK, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU. by Mansbach, Adam.
    Mansbach, Adam.
    FUCK, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Akashic Books, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - With his trademark humor, Mansbach "tackles a new addition to the family and all the fears and frustrations attendant to the simple, math-defying fact that two is a million more kids than one. As you probably know by now, you shouldn't read it to a child." Illustrated by Owen Brozman.SIGNED by Mansbach on the title page. Small oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1617757600.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 77440
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  • FUCK, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU. by Mansbach, Adam.
    Mansbach, Adam.
    FUCK, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Akashic Books, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - With his trademark humor, Mansbach "tackles a new addition to the family and all the fears and frustrations attendant to the simple, math-defying fact that two is a million more kids than one. As you probably know by now, you shouldn't read it to a child." Illustrated by Owen Brozman. INSCRIBED by Mansbach on the title page with the words "Play nice." Small oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1617757600.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 77441
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  • MENTAL SUBNORMALITY: Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Factors. by Masland, Richard L., Seymour B. Sarason and Thomas Gladwin.
    Masland, Richard L., Seymour B. Sarason and Thomas Gladwin.
    MENTAL SUBNORMALITY: Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Factors.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1959.) dj. Hardcover - Three leading experts - a physician, a psychologist and a social scientist - present the results of a major research investigation sponsored by the N.A.R.C. (National Assocation for Retarded Children) into the causes of subnormality. References, index. 442 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good- dust jacket. (edgewear to dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 39920
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  • RIFLES AND WAR BONNETS: Negro Cavalry in the West. by Place, Marian T.
    Place, Marian T.
    RIFLES AND WAR BONNETS: Negro Cavalry in the West.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Ives Washburn, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the campaigns of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry, black soldiers with white officers - called by the Indians "Buffalo Soldiers" - between 1867 to 1891, written for young adults. Bibliography, index. 151 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, chip at upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 44680
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  • BAY LEAF and FOOL'S GOLD: The California Heritage Poetry Curriculum 1982-1983. by Simon, John Oliver, project director.
    Simon, John Oliver, project director.
    BAY LEAF and FOOL'S GOLD: The California Heritage Poetry Curriculum 1982-1983.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Oakland, CA: Oakland Unified School District (1983). First edition - Poems written mostly by fifth graders in the Oakland public schools. Illustrated with photographs. Includes comments on working with children whose first language is not English, on reading poetry aloud, etc. 143 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (sticker ghosts to front cover, a few lines in the introduction underlined).

    Book ID: 66749
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  • NEIGHBORHOOD ODES. by Soto, Gary Soto (illustrated by David Diaz)
    Soto, Gary Soto (illustrated by David Diaz)
    NEIGHBORHOOD ODES.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Exuberant poems celebrating life in a Mexican American neighborhood. Illustrated in black and white by David Diaz, his first book for children. 68 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2568794.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page by Soto and dated in 1994. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33316
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  • RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIFFICULT TIME: A Philosophy of Parental Leadership and High Ideals. by Spock, Dr. Benjamin.
    Spock, Dr. Benjamin.
    RAISING CHILDREN IN A DIFFICULT TIME: A Philosophy of Parental Leadership and High Ideals.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A valuable book when it was first published, and in many ways, Dr Spock's calm common sense is even more needed now. Includes a chapter on drug (especially marijuana) use. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-393-011062.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a hint of sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 50979
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