Children's Non-fiction

Star Stories for Little Folks

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Gertrude Chandler Warner

Gertrude Chandler Warner, known mainly for her "Boxcar Children" series of mystery books, published this small book of Astronomy, …

Knights of Art - Stories of the Italian Painters

Read by Susan Morin

Amy Steedman

A children's version of the Lives of Artists by Vassari with many Illustrations. Of course we won't be able to show the paintings but the de…

Little Pillows, or Good-Night Thoughts for Little Ones

Read by Jael Baldwin

Frances Ridley Havergal

Thirty-one little evening devotionals, simple enough for the child audience for which they were written, but also inspiring for adults needi…

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Asia

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Frank G. Carpenter

Through travelogues, lifestyle descriptions and cultural notes the reader will visit China, Japan, India, Korea, parts of the Holy Land and …

Summer Sun

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Robert Louis Stevenson

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 different recordings of Summer Sun, by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the weekly poetry project for the w…

The Wonders of the Jungle

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Sarath Kumar Ghosh

How do elephants drink? What is the Law of the Jungle at the water hole? How does an elephant baby learn to feed and learn to swim? How do t…

The Carpenter's World Travels: Holy Land and Syria

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Frank G. Carpenter

Join a journey through the Holy Land and Syria as it existed in the early 20th century. Visiting and learning of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Pales…

Historical Tales, Volume VIII: Russian

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Charles Morris and Charles Mclean Andrews

These Russian tales span the time of Russia's founding in the 800s-900s all the way to the early twentieth century and are factually based, …

The Men Who Found America

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Frederick Winthrop Hutchinson

This Book is about the Men Who Found America and how it started - Summary by Elijah

Benjamin Franklin

Read by Ciufi Galeazzi

Robin Mckown

This biography of Franklin was written for young people, but can be enjoyed by anyone. The author Robin McKown, is known for her young adul…

The Upward Path: A Reader For Colored Children

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From the preface of the book: "To the present time, there has been no collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored c…

The Story of Wool

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Sara Ware Bassett

Mr. Clark and Donald spend a year out west to the Crescent Ranch in Idaho learning about raising sheep. (summary by David O)

The Book of Famous Sieges

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Tudor Jenks

History is dominated by war, battles, and sieges. Our history books are full of these. But history books usually don't explain sieges in suc…

Young Folks' Treasury, Volume 6 - Famous Travels & Adventures

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Hamilton Wright Mabie

Historical vignettes of selected locations throughout the world and many of our early explorers as well. Fascinating travel adventures throu…

Petite histoire de Belgique : depuis les premiers temps jusqu'à nos jours

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Edward Le Glay

Voici un aperçu de l'histoire du petit royaume de Belgique, au carrefour des grandes nations européennes, depuis les temps anc…

Games for Hallow-e'en

Read by Nan Dodge

Mary E. Blain

This charming book starts with a brief history of Hallowe'en. There are sample invitations for a Halloween (or Hallowe'en) party, decoration…

The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh (Version 2)

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Margaret Duncan Kelly

The story of Sir Walter Raleigh from his boyhood days to his exploits in Ireland and his unexpected entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth.…

Mon Histoire Sainte

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Henriette-Suzanne Brès and Henriette-Suzanne Brés

L'Histoire sainte, par son côté merveilleux et sacré, enchante les jeunes imaginations ; en outre, elle est pleine d'heu…

Travel Stories Retold From St. Nicholas

Read by David Wales


St. Nicholas was a popular magazine aimed at young folks in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. Its articles were usually well-w…

L' Arithmétique de Mademoiselle Lili

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Jean Macé

« L'Arithmétique de Mademoiselle Lili à l'usage de Monsieur Toto pour servir de préparation à L'Arithm&ea…

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