Juvenile Fiction

The Lost Dryad

A dryad is a being in Greek mythology that is a nature spirit that often takes on a younger, feminine appearance. This story, The Lost Dryad, by Frank R. Stockton, tells the story of a dryad that has lost her way due…

Andy Gordon

by Horatio Alger, introduction by Dr. Wallace Boston Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often…

Dan, The Newsboy

by Horatio Alger, introduction by Dr. Wallace Boston Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often…

Dave Darrin and the German Submarines

by H. Irving Hancock Purchase through Amazon Harrie Irving Hancock was born on January 16, 1868 in Massachusetts, passing away on March 12, 1922. Although he was a chemist, he is recognized more for his writing. He was a journalist for several…

Doctor Rabbit and Tom Wildcat

by Thomas Clark Hinkle Purchase through Amazon Thomas Clark Hinkle wrote many children’s books, such as Snowy Tail, A Champion Jack Rabbit, Doctor Rabbit and Brushtail Fox, and Doctor Rabbit and Grumpy Bear. In other works, he wrote How to Eat: A…

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.…

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,…

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…

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)…

Miscellaneous Conjuring Tricks, From ‘Modern Magic’

by Professor Hoffman Purchase through Amazon  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…

Individual Cookery: 357 Recipes

by H. Mabel Hutchings Purchase through Amazon  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…

Patty Gray’s Journey from Boston to Baltimore: Stories for Children

by Caroline H. Dall Purchase through Amazon  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…

The Fire-Fly’s Lovers: And Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan

by William Elliot Griffis Purchase through Amazon  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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy

Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version   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…

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Purchase through Amazon   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…