Category: Teen & Young Adult

How To Teach Children To Swim

How To Teach Children To Swim

IT occurred to me one hot spring day that the children—the four- to five-year-olds at the nursery school— would enjoy cooling off in our family back-yard pool. They certainly did, and because many of them were receptive to instruction, and there was no pool available to them (they were too young for Red Cross lessons […]

The Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Dinner

The play is intended, not only for acting, but also for reading. It is so arranged that boys and girls can read it to themselves, just as they would read any other story. The play has been acted more than once, and by different groups of people. Practical suggestions as to costumes, scenery, and some […]

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was a British writer, mainly of the sort of fiction and fantasy written for children but enjoyed equally if not more by adults. He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children’s literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted […]

Little Women

It was based on Alcott’s own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts. After much demand, Louisa May Alcott wrote a sequel, Good Wives, which was published in 1869 and is often published together with Little Women as if it were a single work. Good Wives picks up three years after the events in the […]

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Published in 1885. With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. Accounted as one of the first Great American Novels. It was also one of the first major American novels ever written using Local Color Realism or the vernacular, or common speech, being told in the first person by the eponymous Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, best friend of […]

Three Little Cousins

Amy Ella Blanchard (1856-1926) was a writer of children’s literature. She was born in Baltimore, studied art in New York and Philadelphia, and for two years taught drawing and painting in Plainfield, N.J.. She wrote the ‘Corner’ and ‘Little Maid’ series. Her works include: Holly Berries (with Ida Waugh, 1881), Wee Babies (1882), Daisies and […]

The Mysterious Island

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel […]

The Voyage of the Mayflower

Blanche McManus (1870-1935) was an American author. She studied in London and Paris, and returned to the U. S. in 1893 where she established a studio in Chicago. By 1895, she was authoring and illustrating a series of children’s books, including The True Mother Goose (1895), The Voyage of the Mayflower (1897) and How the […]

The Red House

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) (1858-1924) was an English author and poet whose children’s works were published under the androgynous name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She started a new genre of magical adventures […]

Oliver Twist

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), also known as ‘Boz’, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language’s greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. The popularity of his […]

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel […]

Mother Stories From The New Testament

These Bible stories are perfect for use in Sunday Schools, Bible study groups, personal Bible study (any age), and of course for reading to children at bedtime (or any other time). This book includes the best stories from the Old Testament that mothers can tell their children. The book is richly illustrated with forty-five great […]

Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s earlier fantasy book, The Hobbit, and soon developed into a much larger story. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, with much of it being created […]

Fairy Tales

The Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is known for his original fairy tales, eighteen of which are collected here. Contents – The Emperor’s New Clothes – The Swineherd – The Real Princess – The Shoes of Fortune – The Fir Tree – The Snow Queen – The Leap-Frog – The Elderbush – The Bell – […]

Yr Ynys Unyg; or, The Lonely Island

Julia Cecilia nee Collinson Stretton, later Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. de Winton (1812-1878) who also wrote under the pseudonym A Friend, was a British author and writer of children’s books. She was the daughter of Rev. John Collinson and Amelia King. Her works include: Yr Ynys Unyg; or, The Lonely Island (1852), Woman’s Devotion (1855), […]

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