Thursday, January 24, 2019

Five in a Row, Poetry, Fairy Tales, and Literature (picture and chapter books)

Below you will find our latest list of poetry and prose for sale, including Five in a Row titles, as well as lovely picture and chapter books. Some of the books are ex-library and some are from a private collection. There are many classic and living books. Some are out of print. Most are duplicate copies from our personal library. Let me know if you need recommendations or have any questions. I've tried to include an abbreviated code on books I know are used in a particular program.

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BFIAR - Before Five in a Row
FIAR - Five in a Row
AO - Ambleside Online
BF - Beautiful Feet
HoD - Heart of Dakota
MFW - My Father's World
SL - Sonlight
TQ - TruthQuest
VP - Veritas Press

Five in a Row

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown BFIAR BF $3

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack Vol. 1 SL BF $4 each (x3)

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans Vol. 1 $4 each (x5)

MIrette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (ex-library hardcover w/Mylar jacket) Vol. 2 $5

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen Vol. 2 $4

When I Was Young and in the Mountain by Cynthia Rylant Vol. 2 AO BF $4 each (x2)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Vol. 2 $4 each (x3)

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton Vol. 2 $4 each (x2)

Truman’s Aunt Farm by Jama Kim Rattigan Vol. 3 $4 each (x2)

Misc. Chapter & Picture Books – Classics & Living Books

Dr. Moggle’s Alphabet Challenge, A Quest for All Ages (hardcover) $3 (Box #1)

Raggedy Ann adapted from the stories by Johnny Gruelle (hardcover) $2

Little Lost Kitten by Lois Lovett (1962 hardcover) $3

Little Majorette by Dorothy Grider (1959 hardcover) $10

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs adapted by Jane Werner (1952 hardcover) $10

Walt Disney’s Cinderella adapted by Jane Werner (1950 hardcover) $10

Gordon and the Glockenspiel by Lee Ryland (1966 hardcover) $10

Alice in Wonderland abridged by Josette Frank, Illustrated by Marjorie Torrey (1955 hardcover) $4

Eva and Her Animal Friends by Ulla Kampmann (1965 hardcover) $4

My Big Book of ABC Animals (board book) $4

The Surprise Doll by Morrell Gipson (1949 hardcover) $5

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton FIAR author $4

Journey Cake, Ho! By Ruth Sawyer (1953 hardcover) $4

The Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet $3

The Wump World by by Bill Peet $3 each (x2)

The Wump World by by Bill Peet (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (hardcover, ex-library 1967 Caldecott Award) $8

Mooncake by Frank Asch $2

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni $2

Father Bear Comes Home by Else Holmelund Minarik $2

Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik $2 each (x2)

The Fire Cat by Esther Averill (hardcover) SL $3

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter and Connie Roop (hardcover w/jacket) $4

My Friend Mac by Lynd Ward $4

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward $3

Moses the Kitten by James Herriot $4

April’s Kitten by Clare Turlay Newberry $3

The Little Goat by Judy Dunn $2

The Little Kitten by Judy Dunn $2

The Little Duck by Judy Dunn $2

Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag $3 each (x3)

The Real Mother Goose SL $3

Mother Goose Illustrated by Kate Greenway $4

Mother Goose illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia $2

Bedtime Stories by Miriam Clark Potter (1951 hardcover) $3

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle $3

The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $4

Beatrix Potter’s Nursery Rhyme Book (hardcover w/jacket) $4

The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck by Beatrix Potter (hardcover) FIAR author $2

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter $4 each (x2)

The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter $3

Ginger & Pickles by Beatrix Potter (hardcover – ex-library library; binding is intact, but loose front board) $2

Many Moons by James Thurber $2

Curious George by H. A. Rey (hardcover, ex-library) $4

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier $3 each (x2)

A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman MFW $3 each (x2)

Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Marie Surat $2

The Big Snow by Bera and Elmer Hader $3 each (x2)

The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe $3

The Pooh Story Book by A. A. Milne (hardcover) $4

Pedro, The Angel of Olivera Street by Leo Politi (hardcover, ex-library w/Mylar jacket) $6

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Dick Whittington and His Cat by Marcia Brown (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Otis by Loren Long $4

Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long $4

The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder $4

One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian (1971 Caldecott Medal) $3

Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco $3

Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas (hardcover, ex-library 1966 Caldecott Medal) $8

Blaze and the Forest Fire by C.W. Anderson $4 each (x4)

Blaze and the Mountain Lion by C.W. Anderson $4

C. W. Anderson’s Favorite Horse Stories (hardcover, ex-library) $20

A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) $5

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban $3

A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban $3

A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban $3

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen (hardcover, ex-library) $10

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Bunny My Honey by Anita Jeram $1

See the Pictures Read the Words by Gladys M. Horn (1953 hardcover – detached cover) $2

The Hill That Grew by Esther K. Meeks (1959 hardcover w/jacket) $4

Just Follow Me by Phoebe Erickson (1960 hardcover w/jacket) $4

Nine Days to Christmas, A Story of Mexico by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida(1960 Caldecott Medal) BF $4 each (x2)

The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden $4 each (x2)

Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights, The Story of the Christmas Symbols by Edna Barth $4

The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen (hardcover w/jacket) $5

Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies, illustrated by Tomie dePaola (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) $6

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (hardcover w/jacket) $20

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak $3

Hedgie’s Surprise by Jan Brett $2

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, An African Tale by John Steptoe $3

Moss Gown by William H. Hooks $3

Fables by Arnold Lobel $3 SL each (x3)

The Tinderbox – Hans Christian Andersen adapted & Illustrated by Barry Moser (hardcover) $2

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Adrienne Adams $2

The Bremen Town Musicians by Brothers Grimm (hardcover) $2

Rumpelstiltskin by the Brothers Grimm and Jacqueline Ayer (hardcover) $3

Grimm’s Fairy Tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham (hardcover) $4

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in France by Virginia Haviland (hardcover, ex-library) $6

The Nutcracker adapted and illustrated by Warren Chappell (hardcover) $5 (x2)

The King With Six Friends by Jay Williams (hardcover) $6

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll retold by Joan Collins $2

The Adventures of Robin Hood retold by John Grant $2

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson retold by Joyce Faraday $2

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn by Nancy Willard AO $4 each (x3)

Walt Whitman’s America by James Daugherty (hardcover, ex-library) $4

A Treasury of Playtime Poems by Robin G. J. Crouch (hardcover) $4

The Rooster Crows, A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud and Miska Petersham $4

The Rooster Crows, A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud and Miska Petersham (hardcover, ex-library) $8

Poetry for Young People Carl Sandburg AO SL $4

Poetry for Young People Emily Dickinson (hardcover w/Mylar jacket, ex-library) AO SL $7

Poems and Prayers for the Very Young by Martha Alexander SL $3 each (x2)

Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson SL AO VP $4

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith (hardcover w/jacket) SL AO VP $5

100 Best-Loved Poems edited by Philip Smith SL $1

Oxford School Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale $4

Macbeth by William Shakespeare VP $3

Our Town by Thornton Wilder SL Core 400 $3 each (x2)

Bulfinch’s Mythology (hardcover) AO $10 (Box #2)

Aesop’s Fables (Magnum complete and unabridged) $3

The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr SL $3 each (x2)

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams SL $3 each (x2)

Hill of Fire by Thomas Lewis SL $3 each (x2)

Clara and the Bookwagon by Nancy Smiler Levinson $3

Owls at Home by Arnold Lobel SL $3

Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel SL $3 each (x2)

Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel SL $3

Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel SL $3

Arthur’s Honey Bear by Lillian Hoban $3

Arthur’s Pen Pal by Lillian Hoban (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Arthur’s Funny Money by Lillian Hoban (hardcover, ex-library) $5

The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla SL 2/C $3

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis AO 4 $3 each (x2)

Miracles by C. S. Lewis $4

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien $4

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien AO SL $4 (x2)

The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien AO 7 $4

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien (hardcover, ex-library) AO $30

Taran Wanderer (The Prydain Chronicles book 4) by Lloyd Alexander AO $3

The Castle of Llyr (The Prydain Chronicles book 3) by Lloyd Alexander AO $3

The Book of Three (The Prydain Chronicles book 1) by Lloyd Alexander AO $3

The Book of Three (The Prydain Chronicles book 1) by Lloyd Alexander (hardcover, ex-library) AO $4

The Black Cauldron (The Prydain Chronicles book 2) by Lloyd Alexander (hardcover, ex-library) AO $4

The High King (The Prydain Chronicles book 5) by Lloyd Alexander (hardcover, ex-library) AO $4

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck SL $4 each (x2)

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (hardcover, ex-library) $6

Daddles by Ruth Sawyer (hardcover) $6

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher SL AO $4

The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth $3

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell $3 each (x2)

Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell (hardcover, ex-library) $3 each (x3)

Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O’Dell $3

Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell $3 each (x2)

The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (hardcover) SL Core 100 VP AO $3 each (1+2 soft)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (hardcover – Reader’s Digest) SL AO $4

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens SL 7/H AO10 VP $5

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens SL 7/H AO10 VP $3 each (X2)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – Puffin Classics Edition SL 7/H AO10 VP $3

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens AO 5 SL $3 each (x4)

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens AO SL $3 each (x2)

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens (hardcover – certificate of authentication purchased at The Old Curiosity Shop – cracked outer spine – tight inside) $3

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson SL Core 200 AO 5 VP $3

Native Son by Richard Wright $2

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson SL 7/H/W $3 each (x3)

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell & The Call of the Wild by Jack London (hardcover Companion Library) SL BF $3

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg SL 5/E VP $3 each (x3)

The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg SL Core 400 $3 each (x2)

Star of Light by Patricia St. John (original 1953) MFW SL 5/F $5 each (x2)

Hans Brinker – or- The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge AO 5 $3

Hans Brinker – or- The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge (ex-library, hardcover w/Mylar) AO 5 $4

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll SL 530 $3

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett AO SL $3 each (x3)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (hardcover w/jacket) AO SL $4 each (x2)

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (hardcover w/jacket) AO SL $3

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan SL $3 (Box #3)

When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne $3 each (x2)

The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne SL $3

Death Be Not Proud, A Memoir by John Gunther $3

1984 by George Orwell VP $3

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (hardcover) $4

Dear Papa by Thyra Ferre Bjorn (1963 hardcover w/dust jacket) $5

The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi $3

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater SL $3

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle $3 each (x2)

Hornblower, Commodore Hornblower by C. S. Forester $4

Captain Horatio Hornblower – Beat to Quarters by C. S. Forester (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies by C. S. Forester (hardcover) $4

Kim by Rudyard Kipling AO $4 each (x2)

Kim by Rudyard Kipling (hardcover – Reader’s Digest) AO $4

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling SL AO $3 each (x2)

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (hardcover) $3

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald SL VP $3

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte $3

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan SL AO VP $3

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne SL $4

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard AO (hardcover) $4

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger $4

Five Little Peppers Midway by Margaret Sidney (1918 hardcover) $15

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (hardcover w/jacket) $3

The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks (hardcover) $5

The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks $4

The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks $4 each (x2)

The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill SL $3

The Boxcar Children #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner SL $3 each (x2)

Bus Station Mystery #18 by Gertrude Chandler Warner (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Benny Uncovers a Mystery #19 by Gertrude Chandler Warner (hardcover, ex-library) $6

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster SL $4

Favorite Father Brown Stories by G. K. Chesterton $1

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie SL $5

My Name is Aram by William Saroyan (1937 hardcover) $3

Stuart Little by E. B. White $3

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (hardcover, ex-library) $3 each (x3 1soft+2)

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Samuel Butler (hardcover w/jacket) $3

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by George Herbert Palmer $2

Judy’s Journey by Lois Lenski TQ $8

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski SL TQ $5

Confessions by Saint Augustine AO $3

Anpao, An American Indian Odyssey by Jamake Highwater $3

The Giver by Lois Lowry (hardcover, ex-library) SL $3 each (x2)

The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry (hardcover, ex-library) $3 each (x2)

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer $3

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munro Ryan $3

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munro Ryan $3

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen AO $4

Emma by Jane Austen AO $3

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen AO $3

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers $3

The Little Lame Prince and His Traveling Cloak by Miss Mulock (1964 hardcover) AO $3

The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson SL $3

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen SL $3

Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat (hardcover) $3

Goodbye Mr. Chips AO $3

Candide by Voltaire $2 (Box #4)

Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad SL $3

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw SL $3

The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park (hardcover w/jacket, ex-library) $3

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (hardcover w/jacket) SL $3

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (hardcover, ex-library) AO $4

The Family under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson SL $3

Blitz by Hetty Burlingame Beatty (hardcover w/jacket) $3

Old Bones the Wonder Horse by Mildred Mastin Pace $2

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold $3

Eddie’s Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood $3

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee SL $4 each (x2)

Call of the Wild by Jack London SL $3

Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman SL $3

My Side of the Mountain by Jean George $3

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford SL $3

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden SL $3

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss $3

Fire-Hunter by Jim Kjelgaard $3

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzei w/Christina Lamb (hardcover) $5

Kristin Lavransdater by Sigrid Undset (books 1, 2, and 3) $10 set

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy AO $5

The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith (hardcover) $3

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith $3

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith $3

Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith $3

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls $3

A Light in the Window by Jan Karon $3

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot $3

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean (hardcover ex-library) BF $5 each (x2)

Haymeadow by Gary Paulsen (hardcover, ex-library) $3

The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen (hardcover, ex-library) $3 each (x3)

The Littles by John Peterson (hardcover, ex-library) $3 each (x3)

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes SL $4

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery $3

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (French edition of The Little Prince) $3

Baby by Patricia MacLachlan $3 each (x2)

Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Pollyanna’s Debt of Honor by Harriet Lummis Smith (hardcover w/jacket) $8

Pollyanna’s Western Adventure by Harriet Lummis Smith (hardcover w/jacket) $8

Pollyanna’s Castle in Mexico by Elizabeth Borton (hardcover w/jacket) $8

Pollyanna’s Door to Happiness by Elizabeth Borton (hardcover w/jacket) $8

The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni AO $4


  1. Cant find the side bar to message you. I'm interested in the before fine in a row if still available

    1. I do have still have some FIAR titles available. The books listed here have been updated and I'm not sure the exact titles on this list are still available. I assume you are scrolling on a phone or other hand held device if you can't see the side bar. If you scroll all the way to the bottom and click "View web version", you should be able to access the contact form on the right. Some how I need to get your e-mail address to coordinate the sale. :)