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Fun Wherever We Are
by Helen M. Robinson

- 1962 - 1st grade? primer featuring Dick and Jane.
$15.00


Our New Friends
by William S. Gray
- 1940 - The seventh 1st grade primer featuring Dick and Jane. (hardcover) (Some writing inside front and back covers, but otherwise pages are all good condition)
$25.00


The New Friends and Neighbors
by William S. Gray

- 1956 - 2nd grade? primer. (hardcover)
$3.00
(Warning: pages 5-64 missing. Rest of pages are in good condition - might be nice for scrapbooking or for pictures to frame)


Dick and Jane Fun with our Family
- 1993 reproduction of the classic reader featuring Dick and Jane, and Mike and Penny. (hardcover)
$12.00


The New What Next
by William S. Gray

- 1959 - A 2nd? grade "Curriculum Foundation Series" reader. (hardcover)
$8.00


School and Play
by Seward E. Daw

- 1948 - primer in the "Successful Living" series of readers. (hardcover)
$12.00


My Dog Laddie
by Edith Osswald

- 1941 - First pre-primer in the "Our Animal Story Books" series put out by D.C. Heath and Company. (hardcover)
$15.00(cover shows edge wear and some dirt inside covers but pages in basically good shape)


Here and There
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1958 - The first pre-primer in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers.
$12.00

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Under the Sky
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1951 - The fourth pre-primer in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers.
$3.00
(back cover and last page missing)


Open the Door
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1957 - The fifth pre-primer in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers.
$10.00

The New High on a Hill
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1954 - The sixth pre-primer in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers.
$10.00

The New Wishing Well
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1951 - The first 1st grade primer in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers. (hardcover)
$15.00

Friendly Village
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1957 - The second 2nd grade reader in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers. (hardcover)
$11.00

Through the Green Gate
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1957 - The first 3rd grade reader in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers. (hardcover)
$8.00

If I Were Going
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1936 - The second 3rd grade reader in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers. (hardcover)
$11.00

If I Were Going
by Mabel O'Donnell

- 1941 -The second 3rd grade reader in the Alice and Jerry series of school readers. (hardcover)
$10.00

It Happened One Day
by Miriam Blanton Huber

- 1938 - A "Wonder Story Books" companion reader to the 2nd grade level readers in the Alice and Jerry series. (hardcover)
$12.00

It Happened One Day
by Miriam Blanton Huber

- 1962 - A "Wonder Story Books" companion reader to the 2nd grade level readers in the Alice and Jerry series. (hardcover)
$6.00

After the Sun Sets
by Miriam Blanton Huber

- 1938 - A "Wonder Story Books" companion reader to the 3rd grade level readers in the Alice and Jerry series. (hardcover)
$12.00

Little Lost Dog
by Lula Wright

1946 - The third pre-primer in the "Reading for Interest" series put out by Heath & Company.
$14.00

Everyday Friends
by Julia Hahn

- 1935 - A first grade reader in the "Child Development Readers" series. (hardcover)
$11.00

My Little Red Story Book
by Odille Ousley

- 1949 - The first pre-primer in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers. (hardcover)
$5.00

My Little Red Story Book
by Odille Ousley

- 1964 - The first pre-primer in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers.
$9.00
(although cover shows a lot of wear and writing on inside front cover, pages are in good condition)

The Little White House
by Odille Ousley

- 1949 - The primer in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers. (hardcover)
$8.00

The Little White House
by Odille Ousley

- 1961 - The primer in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers. (hardcover)
$9.00


Friends Far and Near
by David H. Russell

- 1964 - The second 3rd grade reader in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers. (hardcover)
$8.00


Trails to Treasure
by David H. Russell

- 1961 -The 5th grade reader in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers. (hardcover)
$8.00


Wings to Adventure
by David H. Russell

- 1961 -The 5th grade reader in the "Ginn Basic Readers" series of readers. (hardcover)
$6.00


Here We Play
by William H. Burton

- 1950 - A Don, Peggy, and Tad reader from the "Reading for Living" series of books. Third pre-primer.
$12.00

Three of Us
by Guy L. Bond

- 1954 - A Billy, Jane, and Ann reader from the "Developmental Reading Series" of books. First Level Pre-Primer.
$5.00

Many Surprises
by Guy L. Bond

- 1954 - A Billy, Jane, and Ann "Basic Primer" (1st grade?) reader from the "Developmental Reading Series" of books. (hardcover)
$10.00

Along the Way
by Gertrude Hildreth

- 1940 - Easy Growth in Reading series Second reader level one. (hardcover)
$7.00

Good Times Together
by Arthur I. Gates

- 1960 - A 3rd grade level reader in the "MacMillan Readers" series of books. (hardcover)
$5.00

Billy's Neighbors
by Alta McIntire

- 1957 - A Follett Publishing Company 2nd grade? reader. (hardcover)
$5.00

Famous Stories
by Edward W. Dolch

- 1955 - Sixteen magical stories. From DLM Teaching Resources.
$6.00

On the Way to Storyland
by Gerald Yoakam

- 1940 - The Laidlaw Basic Readers Primer featuring Jack and Nancy. (hardcover)
$12.00

Stories We Like
by Gerald Yoakam

- 1947 - 2nd grade reader from Laidlaw Basic Readers (hardcover)
$7.00

The Laidlaw Basic Readers Book Four
by Gerald Yoakam

- 1941 - Fourth grade reader. (hardcover)
$5.00

The Laidlaw Readers Book Six
by Herman Dressel

- 1928 - Sixth grade reader. (hardcover)
$7.00

A Story of the Industrial Revolution
by Arthur Flug

- 1971- 3rd in the series of "The Social Studies Readers" put out by Laidlaw Brothers Publishing
(hardcover)
$9.00

Fact and Story Readers Book five
by Henry Suzzallo

- 1934 - A 5th grade level reader. (hardcover)
$7.00

The Elson Readers book two
by William H. Elson

- 1929 -2nd grade reader from the author who eventually went on to create the Dick and Jane characters. (hardcover)
$2.00 (Warning: pages thru 14 missing, and some other pages in the book torn - might be nice for scrapbooking or for pictures to frame

Tales to Read
by Harold G. Shane

- 1961 - The 1st grade reader in the "Gateways to Reading Treasures Co-Basal Literary Reader" series by Laidlaw Bros. Publishers. (hardcover)
$5.00

Storyland Favorites
by Harold G. Shane

- 1961 - The 3rd grade reader in the "Gateways to Reading Treasures Co-Basal Literary Reader" series by Laidlaw Bros. Publishers. (teacher's edition) (hardcover)
$5.00

Sounds of Laughter
by Bill Martin, Jr.

- 1966 - 1st grade? reader in the "Sounds of Language" series . (hardcover)
$4.00

Sounds After Dark
by Bill Martin, Jr.

- 1974 - 2nd grade? reader in the the "Sounds of Language" series. (hardcover)
$4.00

Along Friendly Roads
by Emmett A. Betts

- 1963 - 3rd grade? reader in the Betts Basic Readers series of books. (hardcover)
$7.00

On Top of the Hill
by Leo C. Fay

- 1965 - A 3rd? grade reader in the Curriculum Enrichment Series. (hardcover)
$11.00

Merry-Go-Round
by Leland B. Jacobs

- 1960 - The first book in the "Treasury of Literature Readtext Series" put out by Charles Merrill Books, Inc. (hardcover)
$5.00

My First Book to Read
by Margaret B. Parke

- 1957 - Reading for 5 to 7 year olds. (hardcover)
$6.00 (writing inside front cover, but pages in good shape)

Read Another Story
by Marjorie Pratt

- 1939 - A 1st grade? level reader put out by Benj H. Sanborn & Co. (hardcover)
$7.00

On With the Circus!
by John McInnes

- 1973 - A Venture Book early reader, probably 1st grade level? Featuring Judy Peters, child circus star.
$3.00

A Visit to Toyland
by Sullivan Press

- 1966 - A Sullivan Associates Reader, Sullivan Storybook 12, featuring Sam and Ann and Walter. Perhaps 3rd grade level? (hardcover)
$4.00

Swamp March
by Edward G. Summers

- 1968 - An older kids' reader (5th? 6th grade?) in the Reading Incentive Series of books. (hardcover)
$5.00

Book Trails to Enchanted Lands
- 1946 - A 4th? grade level reader put out by Child Development Inc. (hardcover)
$5.00


Six in A Mix
by Eugene P. Williams

- 1971 - A 1st or 2nd grade reader in the "Linguistic Readers" series. (hardcover)
$5.00


Phonics We Use
by Lyons and Carnahan

- 1951 - Vintage phonics workbook in excellent condition!
$11.00

How Do We Know?
by Wilbur L. Beauchamp

- 1945 - A 2nd? grade level science reader. (hardcover)
$4.00

Health Problems
by Dean F. Smiley, W.W. Charters, Ruth M. Strang

- 1935 - A "Health and Growth Series" textbook for maybe 5th grade level? (hardcover)
$5.00

Growing Big and Strong
by J. Mace Andress

- 1939 - A "Ginn and Company" Health textbook, perhaps 3rd grade level. (hardcover)
$5.00

Seven Or So
by W. W. Bauer, M.D.

- 1957 - Book Two of the Basic Health and Safety Program. Includes the teacher's section in front. (hardcover)
$4.00

Science Stories Book Two
by Wilbur L. Beauchamp

- 1935 - A "Cirriculum Foundation series" science story reader. 2nd grade level? (hardcover)
$4.00

Keep-Well Stories For Little Folks
by May Farinholt Jones, M.D.

- 1916 - A collection of interesting stories which teach lessons about how to keep healthy. (hardcover)
$10.00


Studies in Reading
Seventh Grade
by J.W. Searson

- 1914 - Put out by The University Publishing Company
$5.00


Ranger Don
by Robert Whitehead

- 1978 - #1 in the "Ranger Don" series of early readers..
(hardcover)
$9.00


Ranger Don and the Forest Fire
by Robert Whitehead

- 1978 - #2 in the "Ranger Don" series of early readers..
(hardcover)
$9.00

The Spider
by Eileen Saville Taylor

- 1958 - An early reader focusing on what a spider is like. In the series of "Look Books - Nature Activity Readers" from England.
$5.00


The Hedgehog
by Eileen Saville Taylor

- 1958 - An early reader focusing on what a hedgehog is like. In the series of "Look Books - Nature Activity Readers" from England.
$5.00


Text Books of Art Education book 7
by Hugo B. Froehlich

- 1905 - Art textbook for 7th graders. (hardcover)
$5.00 (a few pages have some cutouts - not many, and some have pictures colored in)

Mace's School History of the United States
by William H. Mace

- 1922 - Covers the periods from 1492-1919. (hardcover)
$7.00 (cover is pretty worn, but pages in good condition)

Vitalized Physics Revised
by Robert H. Carleton

- 1951 - College basics of physics.
$5.00

Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry
R. P. Williams

- 1888 - 100 chemistry experiments to try! Along with handwritten notes from a student name Grace Scripps who did them, in 1895!
(hardcover)
$8.00

Plane Geometry Work Book
by Theodore Herberg

- 1931 - Lots of diagrams, equations and formulas. Never been written in!
$10.00


Christmas Carols
by Karl Schulte

- 1969 - Piano arrangements with chord symbols for organ and guitar. Each carol adorably illustrated!
$5.00


The Original Guckert's Chords for the Ukulele at Sight
- 1917 - ...without notes or teacher. Put out by the Union Music Company, Toledo, Ohio.
$11.00


John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course part one
by The Willis Music Co. of Cincinnati, OH

- 1955 - A charming early piano lesson book containing simple songs to play.
$5.00

New Music Horizons
by Silver Burdett Company

- 1944 - Adorably and colorfully illustrated song and music book. (hardcover)
$4.00


New Educational Music Course Second Reader
by James M. McLaughlin

- 1906 - Put out by Ginn and Company, this is filled with simple music for a variety of songs for young children. (hardcover)
$5.00

 

 

 

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