RECENT ARRIVALS in Reading From Black Cat Hill Books
By Gertrude Hildreth, with Allie Lou Felton, Mabel J. Henderson, and Alice Meighen
New York, NY John C. Winston, 1940. Paperback First Edition Thus, later printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers, which show the faintest crease at the lower front corner; former owner's rubber-stamped name at the upper corner of the title page; the stapled binding is secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 48pp. Word List at the inside of the rear cover. Illustratred in Color by Corinne Pauli Waterall. First Edition Thus, later printing . Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. A delightfully written and illustrated early reader.
By Mildred English and Thomas Alexander
Sacramento, CA California State Department of Education, 1938. Hardcover Good+: Shows significant indications of use: shows considerable wear to the extremities and is just starting to wear through the fabric at the lower corner tips to the underlying board; much rubbing, but the designs and titles at the front panel remain quite legible, as are the titles at the backstrip. Binding remains square and secure; text clean. Overall, remains a sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 128pp. Profusely Illustrated in Color by Rhoda Chase. Decorated Endpapers. Re-inforced Binding. Copyright 1935 by the Johnson Publishing Company; this is the 1938 California State Department of Education edition. Former California State Elementary Reader Textbook. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.
By William McGuffey
New York, NY Van Nostrand Reinhold. Hardcover Reprint Edition Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: Mild rubbing to the corner tips. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. 8vo. 464pp. Pictorial Paper on Boards.
By Bob Smith
New York, NY Scribner, 2003. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: pages ever-so-slightly tanned; Just a hint of wear to front corner tips; binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 286pp. Trade Paperback.
By William McGuffey
New York, NY American Book Company, 2007. Hardcover Revised Edition Revised Edition.Near Fine: shows just a hint of wear to extremities; a couple of small, faint crayon marks at the front panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. Nearly New. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. This is a recent reprint. The Information provided in the reprinted text of the book provides copyrights of 1879 by Van Antwerp, Bragg; in 1896 by the American Book Company, & 1906 and 1920 by H.H. Vail. The title pages names Van Nostrand Reinhold, but provides no date. Hardcover: Decorated Boards. McGuffey's Readers are a delight. I read the books cover to cover and loved every single story contained therein. These two literary tools [the Readers and the BB Speller] were how America learned to read for 150 years. And after wasting 18 months listening to reading "specialists" in public schools, I taught my daughter to read in under 6 weeks. She is now in her sophomore year of college (honor student, too) and is a prolific reader. I highly recommend McGuffey's Readers for any parent who wants to teach their child to read. It is a book you will keep forever, and it is something to be handed down to your children and their children and on and on. And as a prior reviewer stated, they are a real keyhole peak into a bygone time. Plus, the stories are very moral and leave a strong positive impression on young minds.
The Best of the Best in Young Adult Literature: 101 Classics in Young Adult Literature and How to Use Them in Your Program
By Bonnie Kunzel
Bellevue, WA Bureau of Education and Research, 2008. Paperback Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: shows the mildest rubbing and just a hint of soiling. Binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 326pp. [Resource Handbook]. Academic Press Paperback.
By Thomas Bye with John Chapman
New York, NY McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT, 2005. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows very little wear at all, but the wire spiral shows some bending and damage and the top corner of the front heavy card board is a little bunged; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 216pp. Heavy Card Paperback: Spiral Bound.
By Denis Newman, Peg Griffin, & Michael Cole
Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press, 1989. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. Near Fine: shows barely discernible scuffing at front panel; else flawless, BUT HIGH-LIGHTING on thirteen pages in text. Binding square and secure; text clean. But for the high-lighting, Virtually 'As New', showing no other flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 202pp. (Learning in Doing Series). Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.
By M.L. Seascholtz [Compiler]
Pottstown, PA Borough of Pottstown, 1905. Hardcover No indication of printing history. Very Good+: shows very light wear to extremities. Foxing at outside edges and endpapers. Minor scuffing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 32mo. 172pp. Contains an Inventory of School Directors, Officers, Buildings, Textbooks, Students, Schedule of Studies, Suggestions to Assist Teachers in the Reading Classes, Rules & Regulations, etc. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.