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The Little Red Hen

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The Ugly Duckling

By: Hans Christian Andersen

Excerpt: The Ugly Duckling. It was glorious summer weather in the county and the golden corn the green oats and the haystacks piled up in the meadows looked lovely on his long red legs the stork walked about while he chattered in the language of Egypt which his mother had taught him...

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Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book

Rose stiff wrappers ; Ex libris Olive Percival ; Inscription dated 1823 on frontispiece verso; inscribed A H Cooper on upper wrapper ; Illustrations are hand-colored

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Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs

By: Pratt, Charles Stuart, 1854-1921; Taylor, W. L; Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931; L. Prang & Co.

Methodist Episcopal Church ; Lee, Jason, 1803-1845 ; Frontier and pioneer life

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Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Book

By: Brooke, Leonard Leslie, 1862-1940, Illustrator
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Velveteen Rabbit, The

By: Margery Williams

What is REAL? asked the Rabbit one day... Written in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit , or, How Toys Become Real is the tale of a sweet unassuming toy rabbit who questions what it is to live and to love. It was the first children's title written by Margery Williams (1881 - 1944), who had previously created only for adults. This story eclipsed all others, to become her most famous work, and an ever adored classic for all ages. (Summary written by Marlo Dianne) It was by a sort ...

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Story of the Three Little Pigs, The

By: L. Leslie Brooke

This version of the classic tale of the three pigs, their houses and a wolf, published in 1904, has a new twist in its second half. This recording can be enjoyed by itself, or you can read along with the Library of Congress facsimile version from the International Children's Digital Library: http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/LinkToBook?bookid=___stor_00150083&lang=English Here .

Children, Animals, Fairy tales

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Golden Goose Book, The

By: L. Leslie Brooke

A charming little book full of the most gorgeous illustrations which can be viewed along with the Gutenberg text at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15661 http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15661 . We see a number of stories in which kindness is rewarded and selfishness is punished but Brooke squeezes a number of intriguing and quite bizarre twists and turns into the story so it is not nearly so predictable as you might imagine. Victorian moral fairy tales from a delightfully ...

Children, Short stories

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House that Jack Built, The

By: Unknown

The House that Jack Built is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording by linking to the facsimile edition of an 1880 publication at the

Children, Fairy tales, Short stories

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Denslow's Three Bears

By: W. W. Denslow

This version of the classic tale of the three bears has a heroine named Golden Hair. The jolly bears, instead of chasing her away from their home, come to live with her at Grandmother's house. The recording can be enjoyed by itself, or you can read along with the Library of Congress facsimile version from the International Children’s Digital Library: http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/LinkToBook?bookid=denthre_00150032〈=English Here.

Children, Animals, Fairy tales

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Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collection of alphabets, rhymes,...

By: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; McConnell, William, 1833-1867; Tenniel, John, Sir, 1820-1914; Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906; Zwecker, Johann Baptist, 1814-1874; Gilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: Children's Literature Collection; American University Library Collection; Historical Literature; Osborne Coll.; Publisher's green fine diagonal grain cloth over bevelled boards, blocked in blind, black, and

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The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys become real

By: Bianco, Margery Williams, 1880-1944Nicholson, William, Sir, 1872-1949, ill

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

By: Beatrix Potter

Excerpt: Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were?...

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Three Blind Mice

By: John W. Ivimey

Excerpt: They made up their minds to set out roam; Said they Tis dull to remain at home? And all the luggage they took was a comb These three Small Mice.

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Little Bo Peep

Publisher's color-printed peach wrappers; upper wrapper in black, red, and blue; publisher's advertisement on lower wrapper ; Ex libris Elvah Karshner

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The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories of the Golden Goose, The ...

By: Leonard Leslie Brooke
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The Three Bears

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