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Many of our customers love tried-and-true vintage books -- those which reflect old-fashioned values, innocence in worldview, a simpler lifestyle, or a detailed approach to fine illustrations. We've created this category for them! Please note that many of these titles are published prior to the mid-70s and may provide a health risk to young children. If you are a book collector, or you need more information about titles in this category, please feel free to contact HSLB!

 

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All About Dinosaurs (All About Books #1 - copyright 1953 - out of print)
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All About Dinosaurs (All About Books #1 - copyright 1953 - out of print)
Author: Andrews, Roy Chapman
Reading Level: GR 3-6
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Describes the different types of dinosaurs and reconstructs their habits and behavior. Relates also the important fossil finds in Mongolia and Montana.

Roy Chapman Andrews was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural Hi...

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Bears Live Here (copyright 1966)
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Bears Live Here (copyright 1966)
Author: Eberle, Irmengarde
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

On a remote mountainside where men seldom, if ever, come, a great black bear led her two young cubs out of the cave where they had been born. All that spring and the following summer she kept careful watch as her fuzzy cubs romper around the mountainside. They learned the elements of survival - a...

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Benvenuto and the Carnival (Weekly Reader Children's Book Club)
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Benvenuto and the Carnival (Weekly Reader Children's Book Club)
Author: Reit, Seymour
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Like New

A fortune teller sees danger ahead for Benvenuto the dragon after he is captured and placed in a carnival.


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Bugs  (Discover Hidden Worlds - OUT OF PRINT - oversized)
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Bugs (Discover Hidden Worlds - OUT OF PRINT - oversized)
Author: Amery, Heather
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Softcover
Condition: Very Good

The world under a microscope! Spectacular images show butterflies, bees, mosquitoes, ticks, and many other creatures -- some of them magnified thousands of times their actual size. Children will see the sole of a housefly's foot, the eyes of a tsetse fly, the bumpy skin of a greenbottle maggot,...

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Cyrano the Crow (oversized - copyright 1960)
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Cyrano the Crow (oversized - copyright 1960)
Author: Freeman, Don
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Good

Cyrano is a master of bird imitations. When a talent show recruits him, he performs with professional flair, but is unable to fill the last requirement of his engagement: Cyrano cannot make a crow call. Or so he thinks as he goes squawking out of the television studio. Don Freeman acknowledges th...

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Earthquakes (A New True Book)
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Earthquakes (A New True Book)
Author: Challand, Helen J.
Reading Level: K-5
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Briefly describes the earth's interior, the forces and stresses that sometimes cause the ground to shake, and the effects of such movement.

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Elephant Seal Island (A Science I Can Read Book - out of print - copyright 1978)
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Elephant Seal Island (A Science I Can Read Book - out of print - copyright 1978)
Author: Shaw, Evelyn
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Good/Very Good

Describes the cyclical visitations of elephant seals to Ano Nuevo Island in the Pacific Ocean and relates the experiences of a male pup from birth to early adulthood.

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Emmett's Pig (An I CAN READ Book)
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Emmett's Pig (An I CAN READ Book)
Author: Stolz, Mary
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Emmett really wanted a pig -- not a stuffed pig, or a glass pig, or a picture of a pig. He wanted a real pig. His parents explained that a boy couldn't keep a pig in a city apartment. But as Emmett's birthday drew near, he felt maybe he would get the pig of his dreams.First published as An I Can ...

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First Hundred Words in German Sticker Book (OUT OF PRINT - Usborne -- staplebound - oversized)
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First Hundred Words in German Sticker Book (OUT OF PRINT - Usborne -- staplebound - oversized)
Author: Amery, Heather
Reading Level: PK-2
Type: Softcover
Condition: New - Publishers Remainder

A wonderful way to get children started in a new language...

Above every large picture you will find the names of some of the objects shown. Your child will enjoy matching the words on these pages to the words on the picture stickers. This encourages direct association of the Germa...

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Giant Pandas (A New True Book)
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Giant Pandas (A New True Book)
Author: Wong, Ovid K.
Reading Level: K-5
Type: Softcover
Condition: Good

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and endangered situation of China's national animal treasure.

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Gulliver's Travels (Educator Classic Library - complete and unabridged - oversized - copyright 1970)
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Gulliver's Travels (Educator Classic Library - complete and unabridged - oversized - copyright 1970)
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Reading Level: GR 5-12
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Like New

An Englishman's two voyages carry him to Lilliput, a land of people six inches high, and Brobdingnag, a land of giants. Includes a brief biography of the author and a discussion of Gulliver's Travels as a satire.

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Gulliver's Travels (Junior Deluxe Editions - copyright 1954 - out of print)
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Gulliver's Travels (Junior Deluxe Editions - copyright 1954 - out of print)
Author: Swift, Jonathan
Reading Level: GR 5-12
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Considered the greatest satire ever written in English, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels chronicles the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, principally to four marvelous realms: Lilliput, where the people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by giants; Laputa, a wondrous flying...

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Harry S. Truman: Missouri Farm Boy (Childhood of Famous Americans - copyright 1973)
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Harry S. Truman: Missouri Farm Boy (Childhood of Famous Americans - copyright 1973)
Author: Hudson, Wilma J.
Reading Level: GR 3-6
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

A biography stressing the childhood of the Missouri farm boy who became the thirty-third president.

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John F. Kennedy and PT-109 (Landmark Books - #99 - copyright 1962)f
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John F. Kennedy and PT-109 (Landmark Books - #99 - copyright 1962)f
Author: Tregaskis, Richard
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

An account of John F. Kennedy's career as commander of a PT boat in the South Pacific in World War II. Describes the ordeal of the crew of PT-109 after is was sunk by a Japanese destroyer. Illustrated.

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Maggie By My Side (out of print)
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Maggie By My Side (out of print)
Author: Butler, Beverly
Reading Level: GR 5-12
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

When cancer unexpectedly struck down Beverly Butler's guide dog, Una, it hurt to imagine antoher dog taking her place. Yet it was because of what Una and three other dedicated dogs before her had given her in terms of independence and dignity that made getting a new dog as certain as sunrise. B...

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Oliver Twist (Treasury of Illustrated Classics - adapted)
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Oliver Twist (Treasury of Illustrated Classics - adapted)
Author: Dickens, Charles
Reading Level: GR 3-6
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Like New

Young Oliver Twist is an orphan who goes from one horrible situation to another. To escape a harsh life under cruel masters in a workhouse, Oliver runs off to London. Little does he know that a life full of danger awaits him! But Oliver's strength and endurance help him to finally find the safety...

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Pebbles: A Pack Rat (copyright 1976 - out of print)
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Pebbles: A Pack Rat (copyright 1976 - out of print)
Author: Miller, Edna
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Good

A pack rat who finds refuge from the crows in a scarecrow frightens the local children when the scarecrow begins creaking. Shows how to build and dress a scarecrow.

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Prudence and Your Health Workbook [JW]  (staplebound)
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Prudence and Your Health Workbook [JW] (staplebound)
Author: Martin, Mildred A.
Reading Level: K-5
Type: Softcover
Condition: New - Publishers Remainder

Join the Miller children as they learn about health, safety, and courtesy...from the Bible and from real-life experiences!

Can be used with the book Prudence and the Millers by Mildred Martin.

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Pygmalion (Treasury of Illustrated Classics - adapted)
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Pygmalion (Treasury of Illustrated Classics - adapted)
Author: Shaw, George Bernard
Reading Level: GR 3-6
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Eliza Doolittle makes a living by selling flowers on the streets of London. She is poor, dirty and uneducated, with little hope for a better life. Professor Henry Higgins thinks that he can change all that by teaching Eliza how to look and speak like a proper duchess. But will it be Eliza who tea...

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Rivers Running Free: Stories of Adventurous Women
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Rivers Running Free: Stories of Adventurous Women
Author: Niemi, Judith (ed.)
Reading Level: GR 7-12
Type: Softcover
Condition: Very Good

The editors present over 35 canoeing adventures, historical and contemporary, that reflect a wide range of female experience, responses, and types of travelers. Yet these varied accounts have common themes of building self-reliance and awareness and finding community in the company of other women...

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Robert Frost (People of Destiny A Humanities Series - out of print - copyright 1968 - oversized)
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Robert Frost (People of Destiny A Humanities Series - out of print - copyright 1968 - oversized)
Author: Richards, Norman
Reading Level: GR 5-12
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Good

Robert Frost loved humanity and the world, in spite of its imperfections. His poems sang of people and of his love of life. Neither the tragedies nor the disappointments in his life made him a bitter poet, and his words will continue to bring inspiration and happiness to millions of people in c...

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Robinson Crusoe (Junior Deluxe Editions - copyright 1945 - out of print)
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Robinson Crusoe (Junior Deluxe Editions - copyright 1945 - out of print)
Author: Defoe, Daniel
Reading Level: GR 5-12
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Good/Very Good

This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing from pirates, Robinson Crusoe is swept ashore in a storm possessing only a knife, a box of tobacco, a pipe-and the will to survive. His is the saga of a man alo...

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Sam Houston: The Tallest Texan (Landmark #32 - copyright 1953)
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Sam Houston: The Tallest Texan (Landmark #32 - copyright 1953)
Author: Johnson, William
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Fair

Sam Houston has been called an American Giant, the Great Designer, Colossus in Buckskin, the Tallest Texan, and the Empire Builder. He was certainly one of the most colorful and influential men in the history of Texas and the United States. Before coming to Texas, he served as Governor of Tenne...

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Samantha's Ocean Liner Adventure (The American Girls Collection)
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Samantha's Ocean Liner Adventure (The American Girls Collection)
Author: Raymer, Dottie
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

This travel scrapbook includes eight souvenirs— each an authentic reproduction that is removable from the book (NOTE: 2 of the souvenirs are missing). Readers can imagine a turn-of-the-20th-century cruise aboard the S.S. Londonia.

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Science Can Be Fun! (Do It Yourself Books - oversized)
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Science Can Be Fun! (Do It Yourself Books - oversized)
Author: Wicks, Keith
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Good/Very Good

Provides instructions for various science projects, challenging students to discover how the world around them really work.

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