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  • “A Apple Pie”

    "A Apple Pie"
    Introduces the letters A to Z while following the fortunes of an apple pie.
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    “A Princess of Mars,” first in the John Carter series
    First in series from the creator of Tarzan, this book features swordplay, daring feats, romance and six-limbed green aliens as Confederate Captain John Carter finds himself mysteriously transported to Barsoom, which we know as Mars.
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  • “Aesop's Fables”

    "Aesop's Fables"
    The fables of Æsop, based on the texts of L'Estrange and Croxall.
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  • “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

    "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
    This great American novel follows the adventures of a teenager and his life on the Mississippi River.
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  • “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”

    "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
    A girl named Alice falls into a rabbit hole, where she encounters a world of strange creatures.
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  • “Anne of Green Gables”

    "Anne of Green Gables"
    An orphan girl's adventures on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
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  • The Baby's Own Aesop

    "The Baby's Own Aesop"
    Aesop's classic fables are condensed into rhyme.
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  • "Ballad of the Lost Hare"
    Ballad of the Lost Hare tells the tale of a well-traveled hare.
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  • Baseball ABC

    "Baseball ABC"
    This guide to baseball literature features an illustrated paper cover and chromolithograph illustrations.
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  • “Complete Version of ye Three Blind Mice”

    "Complete Version of ye Three Blind Mice"
    A nursery rhyme about three mice that lose their tails.
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  • "The Children's Object Book"
    A picture book featuring everyday people, places and things.
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  • “Cinderella”

    "Cinderella"
    A poor young girl is the only one whose feet fit into the glass slippers.
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  • "The Circus Procession"
    A lyrical parade of colorful circus characters.A lyrical parade of colorful circus characters.
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  • Denslow's Humpty Dumpty

    "Denslow's Humpty Dumpty"
    Humpty Dumpty, with extraordinary illustrations by W.W. Denslow.
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  • "Denslow's Mother Goose"
    The familiar rhymes and jingles of Mother Goose, edited and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
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  • "Denslow's Three Bears"
    A young girl befriends a family of bears.
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  • “dracula”

    "Dracula"
    The vampire Count Dracula is trying to relocate from Transylvania to England.
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  • “Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm”

    "Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm"
    Fairy tales of the brothers Grimm.
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  • "Gobolinks, or Shadow-Pictures for Young and Old"
    Poetry accompanies the shadow images in Gobolinks.
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  • “Hansel & Grethel”

    "Hansel & Grethel"
    A wicked witch takes advantage of two wandering and abandoned children. From "Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know. A Selection of the Best Fairy Tales of all Times and of all Authors".
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  • “Jack and the Beanstalk”

    "Jack and the Beanstalk"
    A poor boy exchanges the family cow for some magic beans.
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  • “The Jungle Book”

    "The Jungle Book"
    The animals in this book show they are smarter than humans.
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  • “Tarzan”

    "Jungle Tales of Tarzan"
    The sixth book in the forever popular series of the king of the jungle.
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  • “In the Court of King Arthur”

    "In the Court of King Arthur"
    Tales of King Arthur and his legendary Knights of the Round Table.
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  • Le Corbeau = The Raven: Poëme

    "Le Corbeau = The Raven: Poëme / Par Edgar Poe"
    The French translation of the classic poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.
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  • “Moby Dick”

    "Moby Dick"
    Moby Dick, a vicious whale, has bitten off the leg of Captain Ahab, who seeks revenge.
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  • "Mother Goose Finger Plays"
    Finger puppets accompany selected and adapted Mother Goose tales.
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  • "My Very First Little German Book"
    This book invites readers to learn German by featuring simple sentences with an English translation.
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  • “Nights with Uncle Remus”

    "Nights with Uncle Remus"
    A favorite story among the Uncle Remus tales.
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  • Our Flag

    "Our Flag," by Sarah E. Champion
    The manuscript was originally presented to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Clap Wooster Chapter, in New Haven, Conn., June 14, 1895, by Mrs. Henry Champion.
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  • “Peter and Wendy”

    "Peter and Wendy"
    The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
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  • “Peter Rabbit”

    "Peter Rabbit"
    Peter Rabbit is always getting into trouble in Mr. McGregor's garden.
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  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
    The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.
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  • “Pinocchio”

    "Pinocchio"
    The Italian puppet created by Geppetto, whose nose grows long whenever he tells a lie.
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  • Rapunzel

    "Rapunzel"
    A woman lets down her very long hair to be used as an escape ladder.
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  • “Robin Hood”

    "Robin Hood"
    Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny.
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  • The Rocket Book

    "The Rocket Book," by Peter Newell
    The upward progress of a rocket, lit in the basement by the janitor's son, causes some strange situations as it passes through 20 floors of apartments!
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  • Rumpelstiltskin

    "Rumpelstiltskin"
    A young girl is given a seemingly impossible task: spin straw into gold.
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  • “Sleeping Beauty”

    "Sleeping Beauty"
    A princess is awakened from a long sleep by a handsome prince.
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  • “The Snow Queen”

    "The Snow Queen"
    One of the best stories from master story-teller Hans Christian Andersen.
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  • “Snow White”

    "Snow White"
    A beautiful young girl becomes a rival for a jealous queen.
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  • The Square Book of Animals

    "The Square Book of Animals "
    A collection of poetry featuring familiar animals from farm and home.
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  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs

    "The Story of the Three Little Pigs"
    Three pigs meet a persistent wolf and guess what happens?
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  • “Sherlock Holmes”

    "A Study In Scarlet"
    The book that started it all, it introduces the master detective Sherlock Holmes.
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  • “Treasure Island”

    "Treasure Island"
    An adventure story of buccaneers in search of gold.
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  • The Twelve Magic Changelings

    "The Twelve Magic Changelings "
    Each page leaf has two colored figures, front and back that are designed to be cut out and pasted together.
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  • “The Ugly Duckling”

    "The Ugly Duckling"
    An abused homely bird transforms itself into a beautiful swan.
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  • Vieilles Chansons pour les Petits Enfants:

    "Vieilles Chansons pour les Petits Enfants:"
    A collection of classic French songs for children.
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  • A Visit From Saint Nicholas. Illustrated From Drawings By F.O.C. Darley

    "A Visit From Saint Nicholas. Illustrated From Drawings By F.O.C. Darley"
    A retelling of "The Night Before Christmas."
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  • “White Fang”

    "White Fang"
    A wolf dog's journey to domestication, told from the point of view of the wolf.
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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz "
    Dorothy makes new friends as she seeks to find a way home.
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  • The Wonders of a Toy Shop

    "The Wonders of a Toy Shop"
    Children passing a toy store discover its wonders.
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  • “A Few Tales of the Rail”

    "A Few Tales of the Rail"
    “The the 800,000 quick-witted Americans, whose brain and brawn watch over our commerce, guard us safely on journeys of pleasure and sorrow . . . ” begins the book's dedication. Inside is a collection of humorous anecdotes on traveling the railroads.
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  • The Bride Special

    "The Bride Special"
    Talk about irate in-laws and elopement in this dramatic one-act play. Make sure to note on page 12 the author's claim of copyright protection for his "new and novel" train rescue.
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  • "Babe Ruth as I Knew Him"
    Author Waite Hoyt knew Babe Ruth, as a teammate with the Red Sox, as an opponent with the the New York Yankees and as a friend. His book documents Ruth's career with exclusive photographs, records and anecdotes.
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  • "A New System of Sword Exercise"
    A new system of sword exercise, with a manual of the sword for officers, mounted and dismounted; forms to be observed on inspections, reviews, parades, etc., etc. By Matthew J. O'Rourke.
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  • "Handbook of the New Library of Congress"
    Handbook of the new Library of Congress, comp. by Herbert Small; with essays on the architecture, sculpture and painting by Charles Caffin, and on the function of a national library by Ainsworth R. Spofford.
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  • "Masquerades, Tableaux and Drills"
    This manual provides step-by-step instructions, augmented by numerous illustrations, for giving masquerades, conducting tableaux, and creating “fancy drills.” Costumes, hair styles, and accessories are included for Calico and Martha Washington balls, Joan of Arc, a football player, Beau Brummel, and a shepherdess. Additionally, the manual provides suggestions for tableaux scenes and living pictures (“pose plastique”).
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