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Our Soldier Boys
1
Our Soldier Boys
Donohue, 1917 
8.75"x10.5" Color pictorial wraps. [12]pp including covers with three full-page color and two full-page sepia illustrations plus smaller images within the text. A description of the doughboy's life for children, published during World War I. Small penciled price to corner of upper cover, minor spine wear. Near Fine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Diamond Jubilee Book of Scouting, 1907-1967
2
The Diamond Jubilee Book of Scouting, 1907-1967
London: Pearson (1966) 
8vo Decorated boards. 123pp with illustrations from color and black & white photographs and drawings. This book commemorates -- in essays, recollections, photographs and cartoons -- the first "sixty glorious years." About Very Good in lightly stained dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Honeybee, Adrian, Mary
3 Adrian, Mary
Honeybee
[New York]: Holiday House (1952) First Edition Latham, Barbara 
8vo Decorated cloth. 49pp. Illustrated throughout with beautiful color lithographs by Barbara Latham. The fascinating story of the honeybee told simply so that children can read it themselves. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (small tear and light wear to spine). A Holiday House Easy Science Book. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Iceland In Story and Pictures, Bailey, Bernadine
4 Bailey, Bernadine
Iceland In Story and Pictures
Chicago: Albert Whitman, 1946 Revised Edition Wiese, Kurt 
8"x6" Decorated grey cloth. [30]pp with lovely color and black & white lithographs throughout by Kurt Wiese. A title in the Second Series of Pictured Geographies. Fine in dustjacket with tears and tiny corner chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium, Bancroft, Jessie H.
5 Bancroft, Jessie H.
Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
New York: Macmillan, 1915 (1909) 
Octavo. Burgundy cloth decoratively stamped in colors. 456pp + 7pp (appendix) + adverts. Illustrated with diagrams and full-page photographs. Once upon a time, not so long ago, children had to amuse themselves (what a concept) and these are the games they played: Garden Scamp, Skyte the Bob, Puss in the Corner, Tossing Wands, Pinch-O, Barley Break, Tree Party, and many others. Quite a wonderful book with a charm all its own. Some light rubbing to extremities else Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Common Ground: The Water, Earth, And Air We Share, Bang, Molly
6 Bang, Molly
Common Ground: The Water, Earth, And Air We Share
New York: The Blue Sky Press (1997) First Edition 
8vo. Pictorial boards. [36]pp with wonderful color illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Molly Bang. A simple but accurate and easily understandable explanation for children of how overuse of natural resources threatens our planet and the problems we must solve together if we're to save the world for ourselves and future generations. Inspired by Garrett Hardin's article on population and the dilemma of shared resources, "The Tragedy of the Commons," published in Science, volume 162, in 1968. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The First Book of Airplanes, Bendick, Jeanne
7 Bendick, Jeanne
The First Book of Airplanes
New York: Franklin Watts, 1958 Fifth Printing 
8vo Decorated turquoise boards. 63pp with the author's graphic illustrations throughout in turquoise, black & white, including pictorial endpapers. A thorough look at airplanes: what makes a plane fly, an explanation of lift, the parts of a plane, the different kinds of planes including balloons, blimps and dirigibles, the history of flight, the speed of planes, and much more. Upper corners lightly bumped else Very Good+ Dustjacket with minor soil and a few closed edge tears. The verso of the jacket lists other titles in the First Book series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The First Book of Automobiles, Bendick, Jeanne
8 Bendick, Jeanne
The First Book of Automobiles
New York: Franklin Watts, 1955 Seventh Printing 
8vo Decorated yellow boards. 62pp with the author's lively illustrations throughout in red, black & white, including pictorial endpapers. What a great little book. It covers the history of the auto, famous early cars, how cars changed America, car factories and designing new cars and much more than you would ever think to ask. There are even instructions so kids can build their own car. Upper corners lightly bumped else Near Fine in dustjacket. The verso of the jacket lists other titles in the First Book series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Bears' Nature Guide, Berenstain, Stan and Jan
9 Berenstain, Stan and Jan
The Bears' Nature Guide
New York: Random House (1975) Second Printing 
8"x11" Glazed pictorial boards. 64pp with humorous color illustrations throughout by Stan and Jan Berenstain. A nature walk through Bear Country. "Almost everything small bears and kids need to know about...the animals, the plants, the earth itself, with actual facts about frogs, possums, birds, fish, trees, rocks, ladybugs, earthquakes...and lots more" Child's bookplate to blank verso of ffep else Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Bjork, Christina
Linnea in Monet's Garden
New York: R & S Books, 1992 Anderson, Lina 
8vo Glazed pictorial boards. 52pp with color and black & white illustrations throughout. A wonderful art book for children and a superb introduction to the famous Impressionist painter. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Story of the Trade Winds, Brindze, Ruth
11 Brindze, Ruth
The Story of the Trade Winds
New York: Vanguard Press (1960) First Edition Simon, Hilda 
8vo Cloth-backed pictorial boards. 68pp with three-color illustrations by Hilda Simon. The story of the steady winds. Included are the exciting discoveries of scientists Edmund Halley, Matthew F. Maury, and Charles Darwin who helped to solve the mysteries of these winds which affect all our lives. Child's bookplate to ffep, minor wear to corners else Very Good+ Dustjacket frayed, slightly darkened, tiny chips at spine ends, price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Buckler, Helen, Mary F. Fiedler and Martha F. Allen, researched, compiled and edited by
Wo-He-Lo: The Story of Camp Fire Girls, 1910-1960 (signed)
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1961) Stated First Edition 
8vo Red decorated cloth. 308pp with illustrations from photographs. This copy signed to the half-title by all three authors. Very Good+ No dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Little Gardener's Cookbook: A child's guide to gardening and cooking, Bullock, Kathleen
13 Bullock, Kathleen
The Little Gardener's Cookbook: A child's guide to gardening and cooking
Fountain Valley: The Best Sellers (1986) Second Printing, 1987 
8"x10-1/2" Spiral-bound softcover. 50pp. Illustrated with the author's delightful line drawings. Easy instructions for vegetable gardening, with special recipes for each vegetable. Small ink name verso of upper cover else Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Two Very Little Sisters, Carrick, Carol
14 Carrick, Carol
Two Very Little Sisters
New York: Clarion Books (1993) First Edition Weihs, Erika 
4to Glazed pictorial boards. 32pp with color illustrations. The true story of two very little women who were children in the 1870's. The talented sisters were circus performers for thirty years, neither hindered by nor relying on their small stature to make them successful. Weihs' illustrations are outstanding. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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I Like Butterflies, Conklin, Gladys
15 Conklin, Gladys
I Like Butterflies
[New York]: Holiday House, 1960 First Edition Latham, Barbara 
Octavo. Decorated yellow cloth. 26pp with lovely color images throughout by noted Taos, New Mexico painter Barbara Latham, who illustrated several nature books for Holiday House. The narrative is in the voice of a little boy who tells us why he likes butterflies and moths. "To learn science, begin with beauty." Darkening to endpapers from laid in material else Near Fine. Dustjacket with closed tear to lower panel, spine and lower panel darkened. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The First Book of Congress, Coy, Harold
16 Coy, Harold
The First Book of Congress
New York: Franklin Watts, 1956 Stated First Edition Borten, Helen 
8vo. Decorated red cloth. 59pp with two-color illustrations by Helen Borton. An introduction to the traditions and duties of Congress, including a glossary of special terms. Fine. Dustjacket, darkened, chipped at spine ends. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 D'Alelio, Jane
I Know That Building! Discovering Architecture with Activities and Games
Washington: Preservation Press, 1989 First Edition 
9"x12" Softcover. 88pp with over 200 illustrations. Contains 29 projects: puzzles, games, quizzes, models to make and pages to color. There are models of a one-room schoolhouse, a covered bridge, and two skyscrapers to build; a Victorian house to decorate, gargoyle masks to wear, a card game about architects and much more. A National Trust activity book for children age 8 and up. Light shelfwear; lower corners bumped. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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George Washington, d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin
18 d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin
George Washington
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1936 
Folio. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [56]pp with the d'Aulaire's rich color and black & white illustrations throughout, the lithography by William Glaser in this early printing. An account written for children of the life of the first American President. The d'Aulaires won the Caldecott Medal for their portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. Child's name and address upper paste-down. Spine head torn and frayed, corners worn, edges rubbed, covers lightly soiled. Two leaves with mended gutter tears; hinges repaired. The final portrait of Washington has some neat outlining by a child and a small stain in the margin of the facing page else contents clean. Reading copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Ride on the Wind, Dalgliesh, Alice
19 Dalgliesh, Alice
Ride on the Wind
New York: Scribner's, 1956 First Edition Schreiber, Georges 
8"x10" Pictorial cloth. [32]pp. Dalgliesh retold "The Spirit of St. Louis" for picture book format, a feat which Charles Lindburgh proclaimed "extraordinarily well done." Schreiber's accompanying full color and two-color illustrations are marvelous, particularly the double-page spreads of the plane flying through a moonlit sky and Lindburgh's much feted night landing at the airdrome of Le Bourget. Near Fine in frayed dustjacket with small chip to spine head. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Gandhi (SIGNED), Demi [Demi Hitz]
20 Demi [Demi Hitz]
Gandhi (SIGNED)
New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books / Simon and Schuster (2001) First Edition 
Square quarto. Illustrated boards. [34]pp with exquisite color illustrations heightened with gold by Demi. A simple, beautiful and powerful homage to Mahatma Gandhi, whose philosophies of nonviolence and peaceful protest continue to inspire people around the world. Signed, inscribed and dated by Demi in the year of publication. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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