Juvenile Fiction

A Young Volunteer in Cuba: Or, Fighting for the Single Star - by Edward Stratemeyer, Illustrated by A. B. Shute Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace A Young Volunteer in Cuba is a work of historical fiction for young readers written by Edward Stratemeyer. This work, along with his Fighting in Cuban Waters, depicted the Spanish-American War. Stratemeyer used a variety of pseudonyms because he found…Read more A Young Volunteer in Cuba: Or, Fighting for the Single Star
American Indian Fairy Tales: To Young America from the Oldest Americans - by W. T. Larned, Illustrated by John Rae Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This imaginative work is an adaption of stories collected by Henry R. Schoolcraft, an ethnologist, while he was researching in the Lake Superior region. He took liberties with the texts, so the original tribal credit and wording is lost. The…Read more American Indian Fairy Tales: To Young America from the Oldest Americans
Aunt Jane’s Nieces in The Red Cross - by Edith Van Dyne Purchase through Amazon  This work, although credited to Edith Van Dyne, was actually written by L. Frank Baum. Although his Wizard of Oz series is most well known, his ten book series of Aunt Jane’s Nieces was his second most popular series. In this book, two American girls go abroad to…Read more Aunt Jane’s Nieces in The Red Cross
Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California - by G. A. Henty Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was born at Trumpington near Cambridge and attended Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University. He became a war correspondent and covered the Austro-Italian War, the 1868 British invasion of Ethiopia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti Wars, the Turco-Serbian War and…Read more Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on.  But they hoped for better things and in the Alger novels their diligence and hard work won the day…Read more Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy
Harvard Episodes - by Charles Macomb Flandrau Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace When this book first appeared in 1897, the student newspaper the Harvard Crimson, was upset: “With the exception of Haydock, all the characters are unmanly, snobbish, morbid or unhappy. That such characters exist in every college class is of course undeniable, but they are, after…Read more Harvard Episodes
Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California - By F. S. Brereton, Illustrated by Cyrus Cuneo Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Frederick Sadleir Brereton (1852-1957) was a prolific author of children’s books, writing over forty tales of heroism. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I. Brereton wrote a variety of stories, such as With Rifle and Bayonet:…Read more Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California
Individual Cookery: 357 Recipes - by H. Mabel Hutchings Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This collection of old recipes was aimed at those cooking for one, either for the self, or while caring for the infirm. The recipes are very quick to execute, often uncomplicated, and do not involve many ingredients. They shed light on the now forgotten…Read more Individual Cookery: 357 Recipes
Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard - by Vance Barnum Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Joe Strong was a favorite hero and could ride any horse, juggle most anything, and climb buildings, all with a steel reserve. He was the child of unique parents: a mother that rode trick horses and a magician for his father. However, in Horatio Alger…Read more Joe Strong, the Boy Wizard
John Hawke’s Fortune: A Story of Monmouth’s Rebellion - by G. A. Henty Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was born at Trumpington near Cambridge and attended Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University. He became a war correspondent and covered the Austro-Italian War, the 1868 British invasion of Ethiopia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti Wars, the Turco-Serbian War and…Read more John Hawke’s Fortune: A Story of Monmouth’s Rebellion
Letters from Uncle Henry: Being His Adventures with Children, Dogs, Fairies, Ambitious Pigs and Others - by Henry B. Mason Purchase through mazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Notable for his curiously upturned eyebrows, Uncle Henry offers his many nieces, nephews and other interested children beguiling stories of far-away lands, talking animals and other magical tales. Uncle Henry was a real and adopted uncle to many children, and wrote for all of…Read more Letters from Uncle Henry: Being His Adventures with Children, Dogs, Fairies, Ambitious Pigs and Others
Miscellaneous Conjuring Tricks, From ‘Modern Magic’ - by Professor Hoffman Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Magic is, by nature, a rather secretive field. One of the first people to write in detail about various tricks, methods and devices used to perform magic was Professor Hoffmann. His articles were considered pioneering in the field, particularly among English speakers. He became known…Read more Miscellaneous Conjuring Tricks, From ‘Modern Magic’
Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston Horatio Alger created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night. Readers could identify with the challenges of self-education in a society…Read more Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph
Paddle Your Own Canoe - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston The protagonists in Horatio Alger stories are often, if one may play on a metaphor, up a creek without a paddle.  In this celebrated Alger novel, the young hero is comfortably ensconced at the Essex Classical Institute until misfortune makes his expensive…Read more Paddle Your Own Canoe
Patty Gray’s Journey from Boston to Baltimore: Stories for Children - by Caroline H. Dall Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Caroline Healy Dall (1822-1912) was a Transcendentalist who fought tirelessly for women’s rights. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and benefited from her family’s encouragement and funding of her continued education. In 1844, she married a Unitarian minister, Charles Dall. The pair moved to…Read more Patty Gray’s Journey from Boston to Baltimore: Stories for Children
Schooldays of Fred Harley: Or, Rivals for all Honors - by Arthur M. Winfield Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Arthur M. Winfield was the pseudonym of Edward L. Stratemeyer, who was an incredibly prolific writer. He collaborated in writing over 1,300 books, selling more than 500 million copies. He was behind several incredibly popular juvenile fiction series such as The Bobbsey Twins, The Hardy…Read more Schooldays of Fred Harley: Or, Rivals for all Honors
Sturdy and Strong: or How George Andrews Made His Way - by G. A. Henty Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was born at Trumpington near Cambridge and attended Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge University. He became a war correspondent and covered the Austro-Italian War, the 1868 British invasion of Ethiopia, the Franco-Prussian War, the Ashanti Wars, the Turco-Serbian War and…Read more Sturdy and Strong: or How George Andrews Made His Way
The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters - by Wilmer M. Ely with a new preface by Robert Rich Jr. Wilmer M. Ely introduced whole generations of American youth to the adventures of the Chums and produced this classic story of Florida in the days of rum runners. The young heroes have their boat stolen from them, and without any money they sign on…Read more The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters
The Dog and the Child and the Ancient Sailor Man - by Robert Alexander Wason Purchase through Amazon  Robert Alexander Wason was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1874. He attended high school, later marrying his wife, Emma Louie Brownell, in May 1911. Wason wrote numerous books, particularly for children, including The Wolves (1908) and The Happy Hawkins (1909). He was also known for working on vaudeville…Read more The Dog and the Child and the Ancient Sailor Man
The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan - by William Elliot Griffis Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) served in the Union Army during the Civil War, then graduated from Rutgers University in 1869. He was a tutor for Taro Kusakabe, which opened up a world of opportunity for him in Japan. In 1870, he was invited to…Read more The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan
The Girls of Central High at Basketball, or, The Great Gymnasium Mystery - by Gertrude W. Morrison Purchase through Amazon The Girls of Central High was a seven book series published between 1914-19, of which this is considered a highlight. Gertrude W. Morrison did not exist. Rather, it was one of many pseudonyms used by The Stratemeyer Syndicate, the first book packager for children. Edward L. Stratemeyer was…Read more The Girls of Central High at Basketball, or, The Great Gymnasium Mystery
The Jester’s Sword: How Aldebaran, the King’s Son, Wore the Sheathed Sword of Conquest - by Annie Fellows Johnston Purchase through Amazon Annie Fellows Johnston, born in 1863, grew up in McCutchanville, Indiana as Annie Julia Fellows. Her father, a Methodist minister, died when she was two. Her mother was a strong advocate of Annie’s education, and encouraged her to pursue her writing. Fellows attended the University of Iowa, returned…Read more The Jester’s Sword: How Aldebaran, the King’s Son, Wore the Sheathed Sword of Conquest
The Magic Casement: An Anthology of Fairy Poetry - by Alfred Noyes Purchase through Amazon This cleverly illustrated volume by Alfred Noyes offers a literary selection of poetry that reference fairies in all their shapes and forms. Along with works by Noyes, The Magic Casement also features selections by William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling and G. K. Chesterton. Noyes allows the reader to traverse new,…Read more The Magic Casement: An Anthology of Fairy Poetry
The Magic of Oz - by L. Frank Baum Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace When Kiki Aru discovers the magic word “PYRZQXGL” can transform him into anything he chooses (if you pronounce it correctly), he turns himself into a hawk and sets out for adventure. Former Nome King Ruggedo, an old enemy of Oz and Princess Ozma, joins…Read more The Magic of Oz
The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves - by Claude A. Labelle Purchase through Amazon  In 1922, the A. L. Burt Company developed The Ranger Boy Series, which was aimed at boys between 12 and 16 years old. The Ranger Boys are three friends. Garfield Boone is consider the leader. He comes from wealth, as his father is involved in the lumber industry.…Read more The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves
The Town Crier, to Which is Added, The Children With the Indian-Rubber Ball - by Florence Montgomery Purchase through Amazon  In 1843, Florence Montgomery was born into very comfortable surroundings in Chelsea, London. Her family was of wealth, status and novelists. Montgomery’s own desire to write was encouraged. Her speciality was writing books about children, both for and about. Montgomery was unique in that she stressed the power and…Read more The Town Crier, to Which is Added, The Children With the Indian-Rubber Ball