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Series: Childcraft: The How and Why Library 1972-73

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Poems and Rhymes by Childcraft1
Stories and Fables by Childcraft2
Children Everywhere by Childcraft3
World and Space by Childcraft4
About Animals by William H. Nault5
How Things Work by Childcraft6
How We Get Things by Childcraft7
What People Do by Field Enterprises Educational Corporation8
Holidays and Customs by Childcraft International9
Places to Know by Childcraft10
Make and Do by Childcraft11
Look and Learn by Childcraft12
Look Again by Childcraft13
About Me by World Book14
Guide to Childcraft by Childcraft15
Childcraft: How and Why Library 1972-73 (15 vol.) by VariousComplete Set

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  1. About Us by Childcraft (1973)
  2. How Things Work (Childcraft -- The How and Why Library, 7) by World Book (1974)
  3. World Book Encyclopedia Volume 01 A by World Book Inc. (1957)
  4. Baby Bears and How They Grow by Jane Heath Buxton (1986)
  5. The Empty Schoolhouse by Natalie Savage Carlson (1965)
  6. Ellis Island (Cornerstones of Freedom) by R. Conrad Stein (1979)
  7. Marco Polo: A World Explorer by Charles P. Graves (1963)
  8. The Value of Foresight: The Story of Thomas Jefferson (Valuetales Series) by Ann Donegan Johnson (1979)
  9. The Tales of Olga Da Polga by Michael Bond (1605)
  10. Human Body (Young Scientist Book of) by Susan Meredith (1983)
  11. Homer Price by Robert McCloskey (1943)
  12. First Encyclopedia by Neil Morris (1999)
  13. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (1954)
  14. The Golden Book Encyclopedia: Volumes 1-16 by Bertha Morris Parker (1959)
  15. My Book House: Halls of Fame (Vol. 12 of 12) by Olive Beaupre Miller (1934)

Series description

15 volume edition of "Childcraft: The How and Why Library" published in 1972 & 1973. See the Childcraft Wiki page for more details about the different editions.


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