Topic Lists

These Topic Lists give you a glimpse of our many books.

      As new books are added, these lists will grow!

SEPT My Book House: Sets for Sale and Information

JULY/AUG: FAIRY TALES            MARCH: BOXED GIFT BOOKS            FEBRUARY: PLAY BOOKS

ABC BOOKS CLOTH BOOKS DOG BOOKS
DOLL BOOKS HOLIDAYS HORSE BOOKS
MOTHER GOOSE CAT 21 OLDER CAT 21 MODERN

 

Books on the featured Topic Lists are in collectible editions: no book clubs, cheap reprints, or remainders. Also, they are generally in very nice physical condition, with jackets as called for. Occasionally, we include a book in lesser physical condition on the Topic List because of its scarcity and interest.  (And very occasionally, we include a common book in so-so condition because we just happen to like it!)  The distinctions are clearly stated in the written descriptions.

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FURTHER NOTES on TOPIC LISTS: VIEWING JPGS, SOLD BOOKS, UPDATED PRICES

VIEWING JPGS: Each book on this website has its own individual Book Page. Click on the Topic List  listing to link to the individual book page, which has illustration and condition photos:

Here is a sample Topic List entry, from Horse Books. Click on the jpg to go to the Ponies of Mykellengi page:
 Ponies of Mykillengi.
By: Anderson, Lonzo. /Adrienne Adams, illustrator.
Publishing Data: New York: Scribners, 1966, 1st printing "A"; brown cloth boards, in jacket with all around picture of Icelandic scene and two children on sturdy ponies; 7x9.5; 41 pp.
A touching book by this husband/wife team, with coloured pictures on every spread. A long time ago, two brave children from a lonesome farm in Iceland, set off with their ponies, one about to foal. Then the wind changes, the earth trembles...
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; neat green name and address on endpaper, in jacket rubbed on creases and worn on corners, 2" tan stain on back with some soil; unclipped 3.50. #17346  $16.00
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When you reach the Ponies of Mykellengi individual Book Page, you'll see several other photos.
Here is a sample Condition jpg as it appears on the individual Book Page.
From the individual Book Page, each photo can be viewed in full screen on a separate page: just click on it. Notice that the flaws in the jacket can be clearly seen.
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SOLD BOOKS: Book pages and all other listings clearly state THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD. "Sold" books appear on these Topic Lists for reference only. You will not be able to order a sold book through the shopping cart. "Sold" books do not appear on the Advanced Search unless you choose to view Archived Books.

UPDATED PRICES and CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS: The individual book page states the correct, updated price. It may be lower than the catalogue price or than our listing on abebooks.com. Similarly, the condition description on the book page is the correct description.

Comments

Mouse Hunt

I'm looking for a mid-90's book I read as a child. It was entitled "Mouse Hunt", though I don't remember the author's name. I do remember that one of the characters was named Missy, and her mom Flo, both mice, in a mouse family of 4 in a fabric shop, I believe. The owner of the shop I believe was named Mr. Miles, and he was very mean to the mice. Throughout the book, it tells of the mouse family's adventures while avoiding the evil advances of the shop owner. In the end, it tells of a final battle of that mouse family and their friends and relatives against Mr. Miles, which the mice eventually win. I hope this rings a bell with someone here...

Looking for a book

Emily, I reposted this in the Looking for a Book section where it will be seen by more people.

Angel book

I am looking for a book I had as a child, naturally. In the story a small angel leans over a cloud to look at the earth gets her wings wet and can't fly back to heaven. Two children find her and take care of her until her wings dry and she flies away. They miss her until she returns to them as a baby sister. Ring a bell with anyone?

Children Library books of the mid 50's

I'm looking for a book that I read in the late 1950's about a boy named Jack and his sister Susan who lived on a farm. It told of their daily activities on the farm. It also had illustrations of different animals.

What's a good topic?

We'd be very interested to hear your ideas for future lists.

On this site we'll use ideas for fairly general topics, and will only include books in collectible condition. However we have thousands of good books, and would be glad to send you an individualized list of just about any topic that applies to young children's literature from our time period. We'll include the range of condition/edition you prefer..

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