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  • WHALES ON STILTS: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales. by Anderson, M. T. (Kurt Cyrus, illustrator)
    Anderson, M. T. (Kurt Cyrus, illustrator)
    WHALES ON STILTS: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Lily is just an average 12 year old girl, but fortunately her two best friends are anything but average. Racing against the clock, they have to foil the plot of her father's conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales. The first book in a "riotous and wonderfully weird new series for listeners who like their thrilling tales with tongue firmly in cheek."SIGNED by the author on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Kurt Cyrus. 188 pp plus a reading guide and an interview with the author. ISBN: 0-152053409.

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

    Book ID: 41222
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  • LIGHT IN THE MOUNTAIN. by Anderson, Margaret J.
    Anderson, Margaret J.
    LIGHT IN THE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of the early history of the Maori in New Zealand, spanning one hundred years, and telling the story of the lives of two incredible women. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "For Becky, Merry Christmas and best wishes" and dated in 1992. 177 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-394947916.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookseller's black line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 42499
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  • Anderson, Mary.
    TERROR UNDER THE TENT (Mostly Ghosts #3.)

    Edition: Trade paperback original - third printing.

    New York: Dell - A Yearling Book, (1987.). Adventure featuring the Ferguson twins: brilliant and logical Jamie and pyschic Amy. 123 pp. ISBN: 0-440486335.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages, no creases.)

    Book ID: 38123
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  • Andres, Katharine, (illustrated by Brant Day).
    HUMPHREY AND RALPH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When his baby brother seems to be getting all the attention, Ralph tries to find ways to get noticed himself... Spirited, funny and true to life, here is a charming story of rivalry turned to love." Lively pastel illustrations by Brant Day. Large format, unpaginated, in glossy illustrated boards. ISBN: 0-671-881299.

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

    Book ID: 31790
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  • ANNO'S ALPHABET. by Anno, Mitsumasa.
    Anno, Mitsumasa.
    ANNO'S ALPHABET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - As is typical of Anno's books, this is both beautifully illustrated and one that rewards a second and closer look. A wordless book with the letters of the alphabet apparently carefully constructed out of wooden letters - but with each having an odd quirk to the perspective. Each double page spread is bordered by different pen and ink drawings with hidden objects. Unpaginated. Large square format. ISBN: 0-690005407.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dust jacket (bookplate. Although now protected by an archival cover the dj has several edgetears, is price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 63110
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  • (anonymous).
    MAPLE HILL or Aunt Lucy's Stories [c. 1863.] 3 engraved plates.

    New York: American Tract Society, nd (ca 1860-1880). Hardcover - A collection of stories for children with special moral messages; respect for the aged, kindness to the poor, etc. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. Three attractive engraved plates, 110 pp. plus 16 pp of advertisements of Tract Society publications at rear of book.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book with remnants of label on spine and a bookplate inside front cover, but overall sturdy and good condition.

    Book ID: 27412
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  • (anonymous).
    OUR EARTHLY HOUSE AND ITS BUILDER or The Wisdom of God as Displayed in the Body of Man. [no date]

    New York: American Tract Society, nd (ca 1860-1880). Hardcover - A non fiction work on the human body, written for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. Illustrated with small entexte drawings. 199pp

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book with remnants of label on spine and a bookplate inside front cover, but overall sturdy and good condition.

    Book ID: 27413
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  • (anonymous)
    FRED KENNY'S ADVENTURES.

    London: Religious Tract Society, n.d, 1914. With a colored frontispiece and title page. A title in the 'May Blossom' Series of Story Books. Presentation on the first page dated in 1914. A small volume bound in olive green cloth with an illustrated front cover (in blue and black.)

    Condition: Toning to pages, some wear to the edges of the cloth, but overall good condition. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 13096
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  • (anonymous)
    THE GOLD BRACELET or The Blind Basket-maker's Children.

    New York: American Tract Society, [1860]. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 3 attractive engraved plates. 122 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, dampstaining to the lower edges of the plate, not affecting the illustrations but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14024
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  • (anonymous)
    REEF VILLAGE or What a Few Can Do.

    New York: American Tract Society, 1865. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children, this one on the subject of temperance. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 168 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, bumping to corners, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14025
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  • BED TIME STORY HOUR. by anonymous
    anonymous
    BED TIME STORY HOUR.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York & Newark, NJ: Charles E. Graham & Co., n.d. (ca 1915.). Hardcover first edition - A title in the Story Hour Series. Illustrated with a striking full color lithographic frontispiece of 'The Dream Man' and small black and white drawings throughout. Includes 'The Dream Man,' 'The Cat Cinderella,' 'How the Little Boy Learned to Climb' and 'The Piggy Story.' Unpaginated, approx 7 1/2 inches wide by 10 inches tall. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in an illustrated front board with a blue cloth spine. Some rubbing to the covers, edgewear, and previous owner's name. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 47540
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    ISAAC ASIMOV'S LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSE: DID COMETS KILL THE DINOSAURS?

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Publishing, (1990.). Hardcover - Large format, illustrated with full color photographs. Cover art by Julian Baum. Includes glossary, suggestions for ways for children to learn more, index. 32 pp. ISBN: 1-55532-3227.

    Condition: Very good + in illustrated boards (gift inscription inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 31636
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    ABC's OF SPACE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Walker, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - An alphabet book for slightly older children with letter represented by two words with definitions from the specialized vocabulary of space exploration. Illustrated in duo-tone photographs and drawings (black, white and orange) Large format. 48 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, and some wear to the illustrated covers, but with clean and good contents, no dj.

    Book ID: 24666
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    ISAAC ASIMOV'S LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSE: SPACE GARBAGE.

    Milwaukee, WI Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1989 dj. Hardcover -

    Condition: Ex library with the usual markings, but overall very good + - contents very clean, bound in glossy illustrated boards with no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 14151
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  • SLED DOG DACHSHUND. by Atkins, Laura; illustrated by An Phan.
    Atkins, Laura; illustrated by An Phan.
    SLED DOG DACHSHUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Traitor Dachshund / Minted Prose, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A delightful story written with humor but with a serious message about team work - "When Jasper the dachshund hears about the worldÕs biggest dog sled race in Alaska, he just knows he can win. And when his family goes to watch the race, he decides to enter. Jasper tries every position, but heÕs too little and doesnÕt fit in the sledÕs harness. That doesnÕt stop him. Jasper sneaks aboard a team sled and finds a way to become a part of the team." Illustrated in full color by An Phan. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0996545433.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 68463
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  • RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book for all ages by Atwood, in which she has fun with the letter R. Illustrated by Dusan Petricic. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1582349509.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69104
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  • SWEEP: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. by Auxier, Jonathan.
    Auxier, Jonathan.
    SWEEP: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams/ Amulet Books, (2018). Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children set in 19th century London, winner of the 2019 Sydney Taylor BookAward. "It's been five years since the Sweep disappeared. Orphaned and alone, Nan Sparrow had no other choice but to work for a ruthless chimney sweep named Wilkie Crudd. . . When Nan gets stuck in a chimney fire, she fears the end has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself unharmed in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creaturea golemmade from soot and ash." 344 pp. Author's note and historical note, illustrated title pages and endpapers. ISBN: 978-1419731402.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75443
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  • THE GOOD DOG. by Avi.
    Avi.
    THE GOOD DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2001). Hardcover first edition - A story of the ties between dogs and wolves by this Newbery award winning writer. Set in the Colorado mountains, where a malamute, the leader of the dogs, is torn between the world of his human family and the world of Lupin, a she-wolf trying to recruit dogs for her dwindling pack. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-689838247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81052
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  • FLINT, THE STORY OF A TRAIL. by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Charles Lassell.
    Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Charles Lassell.
    FLINT, THE STORY OF A TRAIL.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley Company, 1923 (c 1922) dj. Hardcover - The story of a young Iroquis man in the early days of white settlement in the Northeastern US. Illustrated by Charles Lassell with a glossy frontispiece and five inserted glossy plates. A rather uncommon title by this Newbery award winning author. 315 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover (lettering on spine rubbed and illegible, black mark on bottom edge), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66341
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  • TOPS AND WHISTLES: True Stories of Early American Toys and Children. by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Grace Paull.
    Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Grace Paull.
    TOPS AND WHISTLES: True Stories of Early American Toys and Children.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1937.). Hardcover first edition - Seventeen stories about American children during colonial and Revolutionary days and their toys, illustrated with 20 full page lithographs by Grace Paull, as well as several smaller drawings. The illustrations are based on early toys owned by collectors and museums. Includes a directory listing where the original toys described in the various stories may be seen. 193 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with red lettering and illustration (light soiling to the covers, bookplate), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53173
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  • NELLIE AND THE MAYOR'S HAT. by Baker, Charlotte.
    Baker, Charlotte.
    NELLIE AND THE MAYOR'S HAT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1947). Hardcover first edition - Nellie, a beguiling mutt, adds to the problems of her Mexican-American family by presenting them with pups they cannot afford to feed - but when they try to find homes for the pups, one home after another proves unsuitable. Illustrated with duo-tone drawings by the author. 96 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated terra cotta cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76240
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  • Baker, Michael
    THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SUMMER STARS

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1969. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book described on the title page as "an old story newly ended." Set near Black Mountain in Western Wales this is based on the ancient legend of the Lady in the Lake. Illustrated with drawings by Erika Weihs.

    Condition: NF/VG (pc, some closed tears.)

    Book ID: 8772
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  • NED AND ED AND THE LION by Balet, Jan B.
    Balet, Jan B.
    NED AND ED AND THE LION

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of twins that can understand the language of the lion, Max, and help him straighten out emergencies, illustrated in black & white, duotone and in full color by Jan B. Balet. Large format.

    Condition: Very near fine in sky blue cloth a near fine dustjacket (one corner slightly bumped, some toning to the dj, short tear to dj at base of spine, original price of 2.50 on front flap).

    Book ID: 81907
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  • Banks, Lynne Reid
    THE RETURN OF THE INDIAN

    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to the prize-winning 'Indian in the Cupboard.' Illustrated by William Geldart.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dj (tear on rear cover, with some associated creasing.)

    Book ID: 11344
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  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES. by Banks, Steven.
    Banks, Steven.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Holiday House, (2020). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a humorous new series for older children. "Tom can't help that he's hungry, howling and half dead. Thanks to a series of unfortunate bites, eleven-year old Tom is now part vampire, part werewolf and part zombie - just in time for the first day of middle school." SIGNED by the author on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Mark Fearing. 295 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81489
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  • Bannon, Laura.
    WHEN THE MOON IS NEW: A Seminole Indian Story.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chicago: Whitman, (1958.) dj. Hardcover - Story of a Seminole girl who lived in a camp - called a 'chickee' - in the Florida Everglades. Illustrated in both full color and black and white by the author.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj, missing front endpaper, but relatively few markings and overall good condition.

    Book ID: 30428
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  • Bannon, Laura.
    HAT FOR A HERO: A Tarascan Boy of Mexico.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company, 1954. Hardcover first edition - Charming story of a young boy in a fishing village in Mexico, who learns to take responsiblity for his actions, illustrated in both full-color and black and white by the author. Illustrated endpapers. Bound in blue cloth with full color, full-size illustrated paste-down on front cover. Larger format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth (previous owner's name, some fading to the cloth on the back cover.).

    Book ID: 36675
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  • IN JACK'S MIND. by Barloggi, Corie Lee.
    Barloggi, Corie Lee.
    IN JACK'S MIND.

    Edition: First printing, a large paperback original.

    Martin Pearl Publishing, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - A charming story of a young cat who got lost, was rescued and eventually adopted and then appointed himself the protector of his new family. If you've ever wondered what your cat might be thinking about, this may give you some clues. SIGNED on the title page by the author with the word "Dream!" Large format, unpaginated. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780981482255.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52190
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  • THE LAND OF SMAERD. by Barnard, Bryn, illustrator, signed. Andrea von Botefuhr; mandalas by Angela Russell.
    Barnard, Bryn, illustrator, signed. Andrea von Botefuhr; mandalas by Angela Russell.
    THE LAND OF SMAERD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kirkland, WA: Know Wonder Publishing, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The land of Smaerd (dreams spelled backward) is a land where all things are possible, SIGNED on the title page by the illustrator Bryn Barnard with the words "Believe in your dreams." Large oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 9780615181127.

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

    Book ID: 60548
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  • PENGUINS, PENGUINS, EVERYWHERE! by Barner, Bob.
    Barner, Bob.
    PENGUINS, PENGUINS, EVERYWHERE!

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Colorful collage images and whimsical verse [combine] to make this a funny, bouncy, informative introduction to the world of penguins." The simple text makes this book perfect for the youngest readers, but the array of penguin facts including the "Penguin Parade" with information on all 17 penguin species makes it an ideal choice for older readers as well." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing. Slightly oversized format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-5664X.

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

    Book ID: 44770
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