Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10 Books A Day #153

While Mrs. Coverlet Was Away...Mary Nash

Mrs. Coverlet's Magician...Mary Nash

Baked Beans For Breakfast...Ruth Chew

The Secret Tree-House...Ruth Chew

Witch's Broom...Ruth Chew

The Witch's Buttons...Ruth Chew

The Wednesday Witch...Ruth Chew

The Enormous Egg...Oliver Butterworth

Miss Pickerell Goes To Mars...Ellen MacGregor

Mr. Popper's Penguins...Richard and Florence Atwater

Rudyard Kipling's First Jungle Book...Rudyard Kipling

Treasure Island...Robert Louis Stevenson

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad...retold by Gladys Davidson

Tales From Silver Lands...Charles J. Finger

Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe...Dell J. McCormick

The Wizard of Oz...L. Frank Baum

Many readers of a certain age are familiar with Scholastic Book Services books, available from order forms in Weekly Readers for school kid affordable prices. Often they were the first books you might personally own. Copies populated our classroom libraries. Although Scholastic still supplies books to school, it is the old style that has nostalgic websites and collector's blogs dedicated to them. Here's a selection of a few I own; most are "new" copies bought at garage sales and used book stores, mostly because the ones I owned were read to rags. Some I never owned but read at school.
Book Count: 1840.


AlanDP said...

The first Lovecraft book I ever read was from Scholastic. Part of our junior high library. Later found the same edition at Paperback Ranch.

Babel said...

"Mystery in the Night Woods"
First book that really grabbed me.
From Scholastic!