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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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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 #20 (copyright 1959)
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Best In Children's Books Volume #20 (copyright 1959)
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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Best In Children's Books Volume #23 (copyright 1959)
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Best In Children's Books Volume #23 (copyright 1959)
Author: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (pub)
Reading Level: PK-4
Type: Hardcover
Condition: 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 #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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Biography of a Desert Bighorn (out of print - copyright 1975)
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Biography of a Desert Bighorn (out of print - copyright 1975)
Author: Steiner, Barbara
Reading Level: GR 3-6
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

A study of this wild North American sheep in its natural mountain habitat from birth through maturation.



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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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Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness (Landmark #21 - copyright 1952 - Eleventh Printing)
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Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness (Landmark #21 - copyright 1952 - Eleventh Printing)
Author: Brown, John Mason
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Condition: Very Good

Story of the famous woodsman and wilderness scout, as he escapes danger and death threatened by wild Indians and cruel white men eager to destroy him.

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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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Lonesome Longhorn (copyright 1951 - out of print)
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Lonesome Longhorn (copyright 1951 - out of print)
Author: Latham, John H.
Reading Level: GR 3-9
Type: Ex-Library Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

The devotion of a boy for the animal he has raised; growing understanding and respect between father and son; and a Western setting are the appealing elements in this superior novel of the West. Young Purdy Cobb, alternately adoring and resenting his father, Big Jeas, for his stern authority, lea...

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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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