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      AussieHomeschool Closing Down   11/14/2019

      All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so.   As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is.       Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.

      I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family.   On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS.   God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids /  AussieHomeschool)


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Hello Friends,


posting a list for friends in need....

Thank you for looking, book prices do not include postage.

God bless



The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George hb wdj ec $8....Anthea, growing up in the southern kingdom of Coronam, has heard stories of supposedly disease-ridden creatures called horses that once lived in the exiled lands to the north all her life, but assumes they all died out long ago. As an orphan she is shunted around to various relatives until finally there is no one left but her uncle in the exiled lands. There she discovers horses are still alive, that she has a special connection with them, and that the history of Coronam is not as rosy as she has been taught. The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George is an engrossing journey that will enrapture fantasy enthusiasts and horse lovers alike. The characters are believable, the world-building superb, and the storyline is fresh and original. Highly recommended for kids ages 9-14 that love horses and adventure!



Princess Academy by Shannon Hale hb ec $8.....A Newbery Honor Winner. Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince will choose his bride from among the village girls.

The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess. Soon Miri finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires. Winning the contest could give her everything she ever wanted--but it would mean leaving her home and family behind.This is a great book for all ages. I would definitely recommend it to elementary and middle schoolers as well as teenagers and adults. This would make a great book to read with your child too! 


The Velveteen Rabbit and How The Toys Became Real by Margery Williams (Young Puffin Reader Grades 2-3) pb gc 50c..

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.

Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys--and people--become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it.


Ragdolly Anna's Treasure Hunt by Jean Kenward (Young Puffin Reader Grades 2-3) pb gc 50c...

A collection of six stories featuring the endearing "nearly human" Ragdolly Anna, the little Dressmaker, Dummy and White Cat. Jean Kenwood writes poetry, songs and stories for BBC schools programmes such as "Let's Join In", "Poetry Corner", "Nature".



The Tale of Greyfriars Bobby by Lavinia Derwent  (Young Puffin Reader Grades 2-3) pb gc 50c...

Bobby, a lively little Skye Terrier, adores his master Auld Jock and when the old man dies, Bobby refuses to leave his grave in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. By day, he plays with local orphans and eats at a nearby tavern, but every night for fourteen years Bobby returns faithfully to sleep by his master's grave. Based on a true story. An enchanting retelling of the famous true story of Greyfriars Bobby.....

Not for Bobby a quiet lapdog's life! As soon as he gets the chance, the scruffy little Skye terrier is out in the fresh air, running about the Pentland Hills and pestering Auld Jock the shepherd. And like it or not, Auld Jock is well and truly stuck with him! This is the remarkable story about a small dog, who was so devoted to his master that he remained faithful to the very end.


All-By-Herself by Betty Baker ( read alone book series) hb gc $2.... great for confident readers of 8-10


Granny's Secret Attic by Viola Wahlstedt (I Love to Read Series) hb wdj ec $1... great for confident readers of 8-10.


Where the Wind Blows by Helen Cresswell hb wdj ec 50c....Kirstine lives with her grandfather, the miller, beside a lazy river called Slow. When it is all too quiet and still, she feels as if she must run away. She goes on a magical journey in her own wicker boat drawn by seven wild geese. Confident readers of 8-12


Out of Doors Stories by Margaret Kent hb wdj gc $1....these wonderful stories can be read aloud to young children from 5-8, of exciting outdoor adventures, play and imagination...Great bedtime reading…


At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald hb wdj gc $5.....Diamond, son of a poor coachman, is swept away by the North Wind -- a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair. His life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country -- at the back of the north wind. 

This Victorian fairy tale has enchanted readers for more than a hundred years, and combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of mid-19th-century England with the invention of an ethereal landscape. George MacDonald is a master story crafter; this book is one of his masterpieces. 

A child with perfect trust and faith facing one of the ultimate things that try faith: suffering and death. You will learn a lot from little Diamond, he will have  a treasured place in your heart. Ages 10 +


The Brave Adventures of a Shoemaker's Boy by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic hb wdj ec (RARE)  $10...The Brave Adventures of a Shoemaker's Boy - this classic of Croatian children's literature presents the tale of a runaway shoemaker's apprentice named Lapitch, who spends seven days on the road, meeting with many extraordinary people and adventures, before finding his happy ending. this is just a charming little story, one that deserves to be better known and more frequently read, in the English-speaking world! I highly recommend it to young readers who enjoy adventure stories and tales of orphans, and to anyone looking for Croatian children's books. 



Twilight and Fireside by Elizabeth Clark pub 1946 hb gc $7.....from the preface: Dear Girls and Boys, This is a kind of 'all-the-year-round' book of stories. In fact I wanted to call it 'All the Year Round' but the Publisher said he did not think that was a very good name; and as he is wiser than I am about books because he sees so many, I have found another name for it and we have decided to call it 'Twilight and Fireside'. It is being finished at Midsummer when days are warm and bright and twilight is so long and clear that you can see a shining in the Northern sky all through the night. But by the time it is printed and put into a cover and made into a real book with pictures, autumn will have come.


The Hick-Boo A Tale of a Tailless Transparent Goblin by M.H. Stephen Smith hb wdj (a little torn) gc $5....

The hick-boo is a mischievous, intriquing, appealing character that children will love, while his adventures, coupled with the quaintly delightful illustrations, will make them laugh and want to read the book over and over again....The original story is about an almost extinct species of tailless transparent goblin that children can only see at certain times such as in the moonlight or covered in dust, found only in the desolate region lying between no-man’s land and the greatest desert ever was. It follows the mischievous antics of the hickboo after he is caught by two young boys who bring him back to their house where he disrupts a usually smoothly ran household, by putting in his own ingredients into recipes and by dropping spiders into the mouths of open mouthed daytime sleepers.


These books (below) are part of a series that allow children to enjoy their childhood reading delightful stories of home, adventures and farm animals etc ... Innocence and delight, mixed in with everyday happenings that make these stories interesting and fun! For ages 6-10...

Two Pairs and an Odd by Amy Whipple hb gc $5... 

Golden House by Bella Sidney Woolf hb gc $5...

Peter Pink-Eye or The Adventures of a White Mouse by Harry Rountree and S.H. Hammer hb gc $5....or take the lot for $10...


Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow hb gc $10.......Mopsa The Fairy is a WONDERFUL, magical, childhood-mysteries book, in the old-fashioned English genre of the more serious, almost-reality-flavoured, "it could happen in the blink of an eye" fantasy... not in the cutesy, bland, predictable, "pastel-bunny and stupid voices" habits of modern childrens' story pap and supposed "fairy tale" representations, but in the broader, darker, more possibility-expansive and dreamlike wonderings of what could happen in this world of INFINITE ideas and realities. It's old-fashioned, of course, and that brings such yummy nostalgia as more graciousness....This is a great fairy story in the great tradition of George MacDonald...Ages 8-12


More About the Children at Windylaw Farm by Diana Hardman hb gc $5...Lovely story of a nostalgic era of children and their adventures, mystery and fun!! Great reading for ages 7-12....


The Golden Gift Book varies contributors hb gc $10..... photos here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Golden-Gift-Book-Childrens-Story-Book-by-Odhams-Press-1939-Ed-Illustrated-/123699319811 which will allow you to see what other topics are included.....it is book full of many interesting topics from poetry to literature to science, to nature study and so much more! Ages 12-16….


Trudi and Hansel A Story of the Austrian Tyrol by Averil Demuth hb gc $5....This is a fairy tale told in such matter of fact manner that it seems like a might-be-true story. The setting is a valley in the Tyrol, presided over by the giant of the mountain. And the little children whose adventures climbing that mountain, to set things right for the village in the valley, seem fairly normal children, until one realizes that they converse freely with Berni the Dog, Gambo the Goat, Kraak the Jackdaw, and Lotti the Cow, all of whom join them in their adventures. The story has a certain amount of charm, and children who like imaginative tales will enjoy it. Ages 8-10


Kalulu the Hare by Frank Worthington hb wdj gc $5….SOLD


These Paper Dolls (below)  are Now OOP.....

Lives of the Saints Paper Dolls St. Joan of Arc by Patricia Anderson Milan pb/card *NEW* $25...Colourful dolls and authentic period costumes recreate the battles, suffering and triumph of this warrior saint. See St. Joan of Arc spinning, praying, carrying her banner into battle, imprisoned, crowned in glory. Dolls include Joan's family, the Dauphin, soldiers, and Joan's three heavenly helpers: St. Catherine, St. Margaret, and St. Michael the Archangel. Captions and 2-page story in English and French.


Lives of the Saints Paper Dolls St. Kateri Tekakwitha by Patricia Anderson Milan pb/card *NEW* $25...Book contains 20 dolls (about 10" tall) of Kateri as a child and as an adult, her family, her Christian friends, and the Blackrobes. Includes colourful outfits for all the dolls. Kateri's show her performing various works of charity. Boys will enjoy playing with the Blackrobes, braves, and native altar boys. English/French story and captions.


Dr Seuss's Books all books are excellent condition; pb $4 each or take the lot for $10….

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!....Some people just won't take the hint when it's time to go to bed, but Marvin K. Mooney eventually gets the message! 

By combing the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, rhythm and repetition, Dr. Seuss helps children of all ages and abilities learn to read. Recommended for early readers in kindergarten and first grade as it is an easy, fun read that students enjoy!


There's a Wocket in my Pocket! ......There's a Wocket in my Pocket is yet another prime catch in the vast sea of delectable Dr. Seuss books. It's difficult to find a Dr. Seuss book one wouldn't recommend highly, and this is no exception. Seuss's simple rhymes are consistently as amusing as they are useful; his books are bastions of creative nonsense that simultaneously encourage the joy of wordplay.


The Foot Book.....The Foot Book is a delightful tribute to the diverse and multifaceted world of feet. Not merely a realm of ankles, arches, and toes--as this self-proclaimed "Wacky Book of Opposites" attests--the podiatry province welcomes all kinds: "Slow feet/Quick feet/Well feet/Sick feet." Dr. Seuss has put his best foot forward here, in a whimsical approach to showcasing opposites. Wet feet contrast dry feet, and low feet contrast high feet. 

The rhymes are quick and quirky, and Seuss's illustrations will knock kids' socks off. 


Green Eggs and Ham!...Beginning readers love this book for it's simple words fun story, and silly (but sneakily educational) simplistic didactic rhythm of the poem, which helps young readers to learn and remember (ask yourself why you still remember the words to this book after so many years!). Additionally, it enforces the lesson to TRY something, even if it looks weird, you may like them! Great addition to any library and for all ages to enjoy.



I Can Read with my Eyes Shut!.SOLD.


My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day by Catriona Hoy & Benjamin Johnson pb As New $8.SOLD.



Families by Alison Jay -  large board book As New $8.... this picture book from Alison Jay is a glorious trip around a classic farmyard. Meet the horse and her foal, the cow and her calves, the cockerel, hens and their chicks in this special visual adventure. Young readers will love learning the names of farm animals and their young, and in addition they will be able to spot hidden visual links from picture to picture, and work out the secret story about the kittens getting lost around the farm.Amazing illustrations that tell the story. It has gorgeous, full-page pictures with so many details of farm life. Little behind-the-scenes stories are going on, such as a pig with a hurt leg. You can see the doctor driving over the hills on one page, then in the next he's arrived and wrapped the pig's leg in a bandage, then in the next page he's driving away. The pictures really tell the story..... ages 3 up actually I still love looking through Alison Jay's picture books, I own the Alice in Wonderland illustrated by her!!!


Alice Miranda at Camp by Jacquiline Harvey pb *as new* $4....This school camp is full of secrets and surprises!

An exciting announcement has been made and Alice-Miranda and her schoolmates are going on camp. There are sleep outs, treasure hunts and so many other activities to look forward to! However, it’s not all fun and games. Alice-Miranda and Millie will need to keep a close eye on Caprice, the school’s newest student, who seems determined to cause trouble.

Next door to the camp is Pelham Park, where Alice-Miranda’s father, Hugh, grew up. These days, Hugh’s beautiful old house serves as a retirement home but when some startling objects are uncovered in its cellar, the peaceful estate is turned upside down. With help from a much-loved relative, Alice-Miranda sets out to investigate. Ages 8-12



Clementine Rose and the surprise Visitor by Jacquiline Harvey Pb *as new* $3....    A gorgeous new series for girls from the bestselling author of the Alice-Miranda series.  

Clementine Rose was delivered not in the usual way, at a hospital, but in the back of a mini-van, in a basket of dinner rolls. 

So begins the story of a lovely little girl who lives in Penberthy Floss in a large ramshackle house with her mother, Lady Clarissa, Digby Pertwhistle the butler and a very sweet teacup pig called Lavender. 

When her scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the household is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants and what is she carrying inher mysterious black bag? From the author of the best-selling Alice-Miranda series, for readers aged 5+


What was the War Like, Grandma? Emmy Remembers World War II by Rachel Tonkin hb gc $8…SOLD.


Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi  hb wdj *as new* $7.....Kenny is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading into a battle of legendary proportions—with each other! In one corner there’s Graeme, a well-read and cultured dragon with sophisticated tastes. In the other there’s George, a retired knight and dragon slayer who would be content to spend the rest of his days in his bookshop. Neither really wants to fight, but the village townsfolk are set on removing Graeme from their midst and calling George out of retirement. Can Kenny avert disaster? 

Tony DiTerlizzi puts a fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on Kenneth Graeme’s classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship with this lighthearted romp of a retelling. With clever dialogue and lovely illustrations, this is a cute little fairy tale that both kids and adults will enjoy, with lessons about being yourself, not giving into fear or rumours, using brains over brawn, and friendship conquering over adversity.


Celia and Meg go to Paris A Survival Guide by Margret de Rohan pn ec $6.SOLD..


Another Story Please hb ec $7... Includes Attractive colour illustrations. A book of Enjoyment and Wonder Made up by Richard Wilson - Robin and the Shoe. Dandelion, Mouse and Sausages. A wonderful array of innocent an delightful stories! Ages 5-10


Anne Avomlea  by L. M. Montgomery hb (vintage copy) $2……


For Horse-Crazy Girls Only Everything You Want to Know About Horses by Christine Wilsdon hb ec $4....Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and horse models on your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? Then you are absolutely, undeniably horse crazy, and For Horse-Crazy Girls Only is the book for you! This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You'll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that's just the beginning. All the facts about horses anyone could ever need. Really interesting and just the perfect horsey book!! Not just for girls either! It's all good solid info and A LOT of it. You will learn so much from this book. Recommended to anyone with an interest in horses.


The Accidental Princess Jen Storer ec hb $4....Inside the lilac hedge, two sets of glittering emerald eyes observed Matilda through the heart-shaped leaves. 'It is the princess!' whispered a tiny voice . . . When the pixies and fairies of the lilac hedge mistake Matilda for royalty, she is drawn into a wondrous world. But evil forces threaten the hedge and its folk, and Matilda must fight to save her new friends. She can't do it alone, but could it mean losing her sister forever?

Fans of The Magic Faraway Tree and the Narnia series won't be able to resist The Accidental Princess!Wonderful fairy fantasy for girls.  Charming, old fashioned book about fairies in a lilac hedge. Beautifully written. 


The Kensington Reptilarium by N. J. Gennell pb gc $2.....A most unexpected adventure into a world unknown. Enter if you dare . . . The Caddy kids are having the best time. Dad’s away hunting and eldest sister Kick is looking after Scruff, Pin and Bert – and they’re loving it. Until they find out their father is missing . . .This is the story of how four loud, grubby urchins from the Aussie outback find themselves in the heart of London, where the first peacetime Christmas after the six long, hard years of World War II promises to be a big one.Except for the Caddy kids. Their Scrooge-like Uncle Basti hates children. He prefers the company of the hundreds of snakes in his terrace house – the fabled Kensington Reptilarium. But fate lends the Caddy kids a helping hand in the guise of the outraged authorities who want to close down the Reptilarium. With the police about to descend – and the kids about to riot if they don’t get their Christmas wishes – can sour old Basti possibly be transformed in time?A feel-good tale that will have you cheering on these four fearless bush kids as they take on the world! A feel-good tale that will have you cheering on these four fearless bush kids as they take on the world.

Recommend for 10+ readers. 


Toby Alone Timothee deFombelle pb ec $4....Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimetres tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world — the world of the great oak Tree. Toby’s father has made a groundbreaking discovery: the Tree itself is alive, lowing with vital energy, and there may even be a world beyond it. Greedy developers itch to exploit this forbidden knowledge, risking permanent damage to their natural world. But Toby’s father has refused to reveal his findings, causing the family to be exiled to the lower branches. Only Toby has managed to escape — but for how long? And how can he bear to leave his parents to their terrible fate? This is a story of adventure, heroism, friendship and survival, with a powerful ecological message, set in a miniature world. Toby is just one and a half millimetres tall and is the most wanted person in the great oak tree. Full of adventure, creativity and resourcefulness, Toby Alone gives us tremendous insight into the human condition.


The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz The Ark , the Reed, & the Fire Cloud by Jenny L. Cote pb gc $7....Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, "Come to Me....follow the fire cloud." He embarks on an unknown journey from Scotland, meeting other animals along the way including Liz, a brilliant, petite black cat from France. Max and Liz become the brave leaders for their group, and eventually, for the entire ark. The mysterious journey, filled with danger, humour, trials, and triumphs, leads them across Europe to the Middle East. The moment of arrival for these animals is spectacular as the ark is miraculously transformed into the animals' natural habitats.

Throughout the prior one hundred years, Noah and family have to endure ridicule from villagers while building the ark. Now this family must painfully witness the loss of lives and total destruction of the earth through the mighty flood.

After the journey to the ark, the voyage in the ark begins. Liz finds ways to keep the animals occupied, including daily exercise led by the flamingos and talent night where the animals entertain each other with their natural abilities. BUT a sinister plot develops. Someone is out to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead her to discover a stowaway who has deceived them all. Max and Liz foil the plot, but at a high price. The end climaxes with unexpected twists and turns, taking the reader from despair to hope.

I can see any reader aged 7 to age 16 enjoying it and also it'd be a great read aloud option for families!  but like The Chronicles of Narnia and Dragons in Our Midst, readership is for all ages. 


The Indian Trilogy by Lynne Reid Banks (The Indian in the Cupboard. Return of the Indian, The Secret of the Indian) pb ec $10.SOLD…


The Robot Zoo  A Mechanical Guide to the Way Animals Work by John Kelly hb wdj gc dust jacket a little torn $3.......Cutaway images of robots and their animal partners explore the intricacies of each of the animals depicted, using a mechanical approach to clearly and vividly explain the digestive and circulatory systems, movement, and adaptation process. Slightly reminiscent of David Macaulay's The Way Things Work, this striking book wows readers with its unique take on the animal kingdom. Each page features a small inset of one of 16 creatures, along with an abundance of related facts. 

Brimming with detail, meticulously illustrated and enhanced by several gatefolds, this oversized volume will have young readers (and their adult counterparts) glued to the pages as they gain a real appreciation for the marvels of nature's engineering. All ages. 


Kingfisher Creative Lettering & Calligraphy by Peter Halliday hb gc $3.....Excellent book for young people and those beginning to use letters artfully. There are lots of creative and colourful ideas and projects to get going on. Highly recommended.


The Chronicles of Spiderwick A Grand Tour of the Enchanted World Navigated by Thimbletack hb $4....Take a tour with Thimbletack, resident and caretaker of the Spiderwick mansion, as he guides you through his scrapbook and personal collection of faerie artefacts. Learn the history of the Spiderwick estate and its former occupants; peruse lost letters that uncover long-hidden secrets; browse through personal items from the Grace kids; and read clips of stories from around the world about other encounters with strange and mythical creatures. The Chronicles of Spiderwick comes complete with pullouts, pop-ups, foldouts, and more. 


The Land of Narnia Brian Sibley Exploes the World of C.S. Lewis pb *as new* $7...."Narnia fans of all ages will enjoy this introduction and companion to the magical world created by C.S. Lewis. Sibley introduces Lewis, describes how he came to write [The Chronicles], imparts interesting insights about [their] deeper meaning, and summarises each of the seven stories and their characters. Marvellously illustrated with maps, drawings and colour plates by [the illustrator] for the original Narnia books." This book is a good introduction for all those who are interested in the land of Narnia and C.S.Lewis, the man who wrote the Chronicles. Although the book is aimed at children the many pictures it includes contributes to the image of C.S.Lewis and gives you a flavour of what it was like to live in the era immediately surrounding the war. The text is easy to read and there's enough information to satisfy the questions of an enquirer but it also manages to whet your appetite to read more about the man, his friends and his sub-creation of Narnia. Well worth the read. 


Staedtler Noris Club - Mathematical Instruments gc complete set  $2…


G. K. Chesterton Orthodoxy the Clear account of a Remarkable Christian Experience hb wddk ec $7....SOLD.


Raising your Spirited Child A Guide for ParentsWhose Child is More by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka pb ec $7.SOLD....


The Secret of St. John Bosco by Henri Gheon hb wdj gc $1...This is a highly readable life of Saint John Bosco, the nineteenth century saint raised up to reclaim children from unbelief, vice and delinquency. Pope Pius XI canonised this “giant of holiness,” saying that he knew no life of a saint wherein the direct and miraculous action of God was more continuously manifest. The reader will fall in love with the saint as all who knew him did during his lifetime. His miracles will silence the voice of scepticism and his goodness will soften the hardest of hearts. Young readers will feel his help in resisting the temptations that surround them. Parents and educators will learn his secrets. Every reader will be inspired to greater love of God and more strenuous efforts in His service.


Marie Louise and the South Sea Missions by Nance Carol Baker pb ec $5...Marie Louise lived in Europe during the last century. As a child she listened to her father's stories of his adventures in distant countries when he was a young doctor in the Dutch Navy. When Marie Louise grew up a group of young women under her guidance offered to devote their lives to helping the people in the far away lands her father had once told her about. The twelve stories in this book are episodes in the life of Marie Louise and the adventures of the first group of religious Sisters she sent tp the South Sea  Islands. The setting of the stories moves from Europe to Australia in the 1880's, then follows the missionaries as they travel north from Botany Bay to the new settlements of Thursday Island to Papua New Guinea, New Britain and the Gilbert Islands. RARE OOP ages 8-12.


This would make a great gift!!!! (& NEW paperback editions in a slip case) 

Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this The Lord of the Rings is presented in seven volumes, one for each of its six parts plus a seventh volume of appendices.
Originally intended by J.R.R. Tolkien for publication as a single volume, The Lord of the Rings grew in the telling such that its publishers had to split it into three volumes for the sake of both convenience and economy. 
But Tolkien wrote his epic fantasy as a work of six books, plus a series of appendices, and now the work is published as the author intended.
This is a slipcase set of small paperbacks, bound in black covers with the an image from the Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings movie adaptation, namely Frodo's hand with the rings, that was also used as the first teaser posters around the time this set came out.
The set is in fine and unread condition.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power; the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring " the ring that rules them all " which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Discover the incredible epic journey of Frodo in a celebratory seven-volume boxed set of fantasy classic, The Lord of the Rings. Original price on box is $59.95 $30….


Famous Discoveries by Land & Sea hb (vintage 1890's) f-gc for it's age! $8.....The love of adventure and discovery has ever been a prominent feature of human character; and there are few great nation in the world which have not been represented on land or sea in the search of new countries and continents. From earliest days of written history there have been found men of great minds, and imbued with the most powerful faith, who have risked their lives and reputations in the exploration of unknown countries, and in the discovery of new worlds afar off.

This book contains: The New World and Christopher Colombus; Mexico and Hernando Cortez; Peru and Francisco Pizzaro; Canada and Jacques Cartier; Sire Walter Raleigh and Guiana; How Don Fernando De Soto With His Six Hundred Spaniards conquered the Land of Florida; Bougainville, the French Navigator at Tahiti; Africa and Mungo Park. Great resource for read aloud or 12++


Warriner's English Grammar and Composition Third Course  & Warriner's Answer Key $7...Purpose of the book is to improve grammar in speaking and composition. These Books are out of Print but the Copies we have are in Very Good Shape Used. Recommended in Laura Berquist U.S. History amp Geography and American Literature, Laura Berquist English Grammar, Seton High School English Grade 9....This is an excellent textbook for anyone who wants to brush up on grammar and develop basic writing skills. The explanations are

clear, and there are plenty of exercises to make sure you retain what you learn.


Level III Writing Workshop by Sandra Garant gc $3...Writing Workshops, Levels I-IV by Sandra Garant, a veteran homeschooling mom and a certified teacher, help young writers develop their descriptive, creative, and expository writing skills. Each writing workshop is ideal for a semester’s supplemental course in writing composition. In Writing Workshop, Level III (ages 11-15), students practice focusing their writing, using descriptive details, asking the right questions, creating tension in stories, and more. Students will enjoy the reading resources and games that provide a warm-up to the writing assignment. Self-evaluation questions guide parents and students toward the essential elements of each assignment.


The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin pb *NEW* $4....This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the darkening and twisting woods, can they find the courage to creep inside and solve this riddling mystery? This book is a bundle of everything, adventure+tragedy+magic+Horror+Love+Longing+Friendship and much more! 

Its not only a children's book, should be read by everyone to feel the warmth and tenderness of writing and subtlety. Reads like a bed time story, tells the story on so many levels. Ages 10+


The Music Dolphins by Karen Hesse pb as new condition. $3....They call her Mila, from the Spanish word for "miracle." Lost after a plane crash when she was small, Mila has been cared for ever since by dolphins. When she is eventually spotted on an unpopulated island off Cuba, she is an adolescent and seems hardly human to her rescuers. 

Mila is taken to a child study centre in Boston. Eager to please, she makes rapid progress in language and social skills. With her recorder, Mila finds she can even make music like the dolphin songs she yearningly remembers. 

But the more Mila discovers about what it means to be human--the locked doors, the rules, the betrayals--the more she longs for her watery home and gentle dolphin family. In an emotionally wracking conclusion, she returns to the world where her ears never want for song. Where, although she cannot stand on her tail or jump the waves, she is part of the music of dolphins. Activities using this book: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/the-music-of-dolphins-by-karen-hesse/    Ages 10-14


Myrtle Albertina's Secret by Lillian Pohlmann pb gc $2...A very sweet and extremely wholesome story. Myrtle Albertina is a young girl (I'm thinking between nine and twelve? I don't think she ever states her age) living in1890's California after the Gold Rush. Her father is a miner. Her family teases her about not being able to keep a secret, so she's determined to keep one, but when her small secret, about what she's giving her mother for her birthday, suddenly becomes a big secret, about who's been stealing gold, she struggles much harder. Great for confident readers, of ages 9-10..


Nani's Holiday by Lisa Bruce pb gc 50c...Jazeera and her grandmother are reunited when Nani leaves India to come to England for a family wedding. Now Jazeera really has a chance to share her new life in England, and gives Nani the holiday of a lifetime. Good for confident readers of ages 8-10



Clifford the Dog Readers pb ec ; Titles include : either $4 each or $20

Clifford Goes to School

Clifford’s Family

Clifford’s Good Deeds

Clifford Takes a Trip

Clifford Class Trip

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford we Love You

Clifford’s Field Day

Clifford Makes the Team


The Adventures of Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lancaster Brisley (complete stories) pb gc $3.... 

Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures! Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as she goes blackberry picking, gets ready to throw a party for her friends and goes to her village fete – whatever Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends are up to, you're sure to have fun when they're around.

Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories contains thirteen short stories that are wonderful to read aloud and are the perfect way to introduce younger readers to the enduringly popular heroine, not forgetting her friends little-friend-Susan and Billy Blunt! Great as a transition between picture books and more advanced reading...The stories themselves are adorable. Simple, soft and very small adventures . They are charming and gentle and simply told things, often centring around a task or an errand or a circumstance, and I did enjoy them. A wonderful memory of my childhood....Ages 3-8

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