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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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Amelia Earhart: Kansas Girl (Childhood of Famous Americans - copyright 1961)
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Amelia Earhart: Kansas Girl (Childhood of Famous Americans - copyright 1961)
Author: Howe, Jane Moore
Reading Level: PK-6
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Fair

The story of Amelia Earhart and her inspiration to be a pioneer based in her childhood fantasies.

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Americans Into Orbit: The Story of Project Mercury (Landmark #101 - copyright 1962 - Third Revised Edition)
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Americans Into Orbit: The Story of Project Mercury (Landmark #101 - copyright 1962 - Third Revised Edition)
Author: Gurney, Gene
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Good/Very Good

As well as a history of Project Mercury and brief biographies of the Mercury astronauts, includes reasons for exploring space, the history and methods of space exploration, and a summary of other United States and Russian space programs.

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Another Man o' War (copyright 1966 - First Printing)
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Another Man o' War (copyright 1966 - First Printing)
Author: Anderson, C.W.
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

The name Man o War has always been magic to Sally, and when she is old enough to have a horse of her own, her grandfather buys her a colt from the Man o War line. Its a risk: they cant be sure whether or not the colt will have the talent of his ancestor, but they are lucky, and bit by bit the...

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Barn Owl (A Science I Can Read Book)
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Barn Owl (A Science I Can Read Book)
Author: Flower, Phylis
Reading Level: K-4
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Good/Very Good

Easy-to-read text and illustrations trace the life of a barn owl from his birth until he leaves the nest and finds a mate of his own.

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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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Best In Children's Books Volume #31 (copyright 1960)
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Best In Children's Books Volume #31 (copyright 1960)
Author: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (pub)
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Good/Very Good

From 1957 to 1961, the Doubleday Book Clubs, under the Nelson Doubleday imprint, published a multi-volume work entitled Best in Children's Books. In all, there were 42 volumes published, each issued with a full color dust jacket. The volume designation is difficult to determine at first glance, s...

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Best In Children's Books Volume #34 (copyright 1960)
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Best In Children's Books Volume #34 (copyright 1960)
Author: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (pub)
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Hardcover
Condition: Fair

From 1957 to 1961, the Doubleday Book Clubs, under the Nelson Doubleday imprint, published a multi-volume work entitled Best in Children's Books. In all, there were 42 volumes published, each issued with a full color dust jacket. The volume designation is difficult to determine at first glance, s...

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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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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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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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Pyramids (History Highlights - oversized)
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Pyramids (History Highlights - oversized)
Author: Millard, Anne
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

From the ancient ziggurats of Mespotamia and the steep pyramids of the Maya to the modern wonders of today, the engrossing text and beautifully detailed pictures of Pyramids provides a through historical overview of all types of pyramids. This meticulously illustrated reference also reveals how t...

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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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