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About meHave you seen these? I'm looking for these childhood books: My Feelings by Charlotte Gibson, and, I want to be a vet by Dawn Beal.



Year - Number of books read
Picture books, short or longer chapter books.
2018 - 15 (11 chapter books)
2017 - 21 (19 chapter books)
2016 - 25 (19 chapter books)
2015 - 78 (64 chapter books)
2014 - 330 (118 chapter books)
2013 - 384 (165 chapter books)
2012 - 800 (157 chapter books)
2011 - 536 (175 chapter books)
2010 - 269 (152 chapter books)
2009 - 172 (124 chapter books)
2008 - 110 (102 chapter books)
2007 - 140
2006 - 27 (September onwards)
Did not tally beforehand.
From 15 December 2004 to 29 August 2006 - recorded but not tallied 145 books; may not be all books read in that time.

About my library

Covers majority 'read but unowned' recalled. Favorite illustrators: Joseph Cellini, Paul Galdone, Charles Geer, Diane De Groat, Morgan Dennis, Wesley Dennis, Ted Lewin, Sandy Rabinowitz, Lydia Rosier, Ruth Sanderson, Sam Savitt.

The following needed in good condition:
-- Need paperback editions of some hardcovers.
-- Need different paperback editions.
-- Worn -- need backup.
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Useful links
Vintage Scholastic paperback books, cover images http://bookscans.com/Publishers/scholastic/scholastic.htm

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* Camps -- children's/young adult fiction
* Boy (blind) and girl main characters -- children's/young adult fiction
* Blind or nearly blind horses/ponies -- children's/young adult fiction
* Camps, disabilities -- children's/young adult fiction
* Disabilities, science fiction -- children's/young adult fiction

* Blind/vision impaired author + characters -- children's/YA fiction
* Blind/vision impaired author + characters -- children's/YA nonfiction
* Blindness experience -- children's/YA fiction and nonfiction
* Deaf/hearing impaired author + characters -- children's/YA fiction
* Disability author + characters different -- children's/YA fiction
* Disabled author's autobiography

* Dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Boston terriers -- children's/young adult fiction
* Doberman pinschers -- children's/young adult fiction
* Dog training in children's/young adult fiction, non-fiction
* Greyhounds -- children's/young adult fiction
* Newfoundland dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Rough collies -- children's/young adult fiction
* Saint Bernard dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Wolves -- children's/young adult fiction
* Wolf hybrids (half wolf, half dog) -- children's/young adult fiction

* Ghost horses -- children's/young adult fiction
* Ghost dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Talking dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Telepathic dog -- children's/young adult fiction

* ESP, psychic powers -- children's/young adult fiction
* Two faces on cover -- children's/young adult fiction

* Dolphins -- children's/young adult fiction
* Dolphins -- children's/young adult non-fiction
* Seals and sea lions -- children's/young adult fiction
* Seals and sea lions -- children's/young adult non-fiction
* Whales -- children's/young adult fiction
* Whales -- children's/young adult non-fiction

* Carousel, merry-go-round horses -- children's/young adult fiction
* Flying horses and unicorns -- children's/young adult fiction
* Horses, fantasy -- children's/young adult fiction
* Miniature, little, tiny characters -- children's/young adult fiction
* Unicorns -- children's/young adult fiction

* Anorexia -- children's/young adult fiction
* Appendicitis -- children's/young adult fiction
* Cerebral palsy -- children's/young adult fiction
* Diabetes -- children's/young adult fiction
* Epilepsy in children's/young adult fiction
* Eyeglasses, fantasy in children's/young adult fiction
* Heart conditions -- children's/young adult fiction
* Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children's/young adult fiction
* Leukemia / leukaemia -- children's/young adult fiction
* Mental disabilities -- children's/young adult fiction
* Mental disabilities, runaways -- children's/young adult fiction
* Muscular dystrophy -- children's/young adult fiction
* Polio in autobiographies/biographies
* Polio in children's/young adult fiction
* Horses and polio in children's/young adult fiction
* Spina bifida -- children's/young adult fiction
* Wheelchairs -- children's/young adult fiction

* Kidnapping -- children's/young adult fiction
* Kidnapping, asthma -- children's/young adult fiction
* Kidnapping, babysitting -- children's/young adult fiction
* Kidnapping, bus -- children's/young adult fiction
* Kidnapping, bus -- adult fiction
* Kidnapping, disabilities -- children's/young adult fiction
* Kidnapping, dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Kidnapping, Indians of North America -- children's/YA fiction/non-fiction
* Kidnapping, survival -- children's/young adult fiction

* Cyclones -- children's/young adult fiction
* Earthquakes -- children's/young adult fiction
* Fires -- children's/young adult fiction
* Flood, dam/reservoir -- children's/young adult fiction
* Floods -- children's/young adult fiction
* Hurricanes -- children's/young adult fiction
* Tornadoes -- children's/young adult fiction
* RMS Titanic -- children's/young adult fiction and non-fiction
* Runaways -- children's/young adult fiction
* Camping -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, camping -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, car accident -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, cats -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, caves -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, desert -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, dogs -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, islands -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival in a plane -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, plane crash -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, shipwrecks -- children's/young adult fiction
* Survival, snow -- children's/young adult fiction
* White water rafting -- children's/young adult fiction

* Separated twins -- children's/young adult fiction
* Swap identities, trade places -- children's/young adult fiction
* Switched at birth -- children's/young adult fiction
* Twins or identical strangers? -- children's/young adult fiction
* Twins, disabilities/health conditions - children's/young adult fiction
* Twins, fantasy -- children's/young adult fiction
* Twins, science fiction -- children's/young adult fiction
* Death of one twin -- children's/young adult fiction
* Death of one twin -- adult fiction
* Death of human -- children's/young adult fiction
* Death of pet, or pet loss due to allergies - children's/young adult fiction

* Boys, girls, flying, fantasy -- children's/young adult fiction
* Historical fiction -- children's/young adult fiction
* Latchkey children -- children's/young adult fiction
* List makers -- children's/young adult fiction
* Mermen and mermaids -- children's/young adult fiction
* Museums -- children's/young adult fiction
* Novels in verse -- children's/young adult fiction
* One-room schools -- children's/young adult fiction
* Photograph illustrations -- children's/young adult fiction and non-fiction
* Scientific experiments (sci-fi, fantasy, realistic) - children's/YA fiction
* Time travel, historical fiction -- children's/young adult fiction
* Time travel, mirror -- children's/young adult fiction
* Time travel -- children's/young adult fiction
* Travel from real to fantasy world -- children's/young adult fiction
* Underground/dome to outside - children's/young adult science fiction



* survival
Three Without Fear by Robert C. Du Soe
Everglades adventure by James Ralph Johnson (survival training test, panther cub named Kit)
Good stones by Anne Merrick Epstein
Sisu by Sue Harrison (diabetes, wilderness survival)
The Riddle Of Bear Cave (Xtreme Adventures Inc.) by M. A. Harvey
Walk my way by Paige Dixon (14 year old Kitty, wilderness survival)
Wild venture by James Ralph Johnson (2 boys, week in wilds)
The Wild Kid by Harry Mazer
Stay Alive #3: Breakdown by Joseph Monninger
The Last Wolf by Michael Morpurgo
The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen
Coming back alive by Dennis J. Reader (mountains, nothern California)
Lost in the Everglades by Lucy Salamanca (downed helicopter, pilot leaves for help, boy survives in jungle)
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Terror on the Mountain (Original title: The Summer I Was Lost) by Phillip Viereck (summer camp, mountain, storm)
Crash in the Wilderness by Susan Black (plane crash, juvenile literature -- non-fiction)

* low vision--fiction (tag not technical definition; includes both legally blind + low vision)
The flash children / The flash children in winter / The view beyond my father by Mabel Esther Allan
The danger box by Blue Balliett
Half the battle by Lynn Hall (legally blind)
A Capital Trap by Ron Karley
One step at a time by Deborah Kent
Ghost boy by Iain Lawrence
From Anna / Listen for the singing by Jean Little (Anna has low vision; with glasses she is not legally blind)
A Dolphin in the Bay by Diana Noonan

Some children's/young adult science fiction authors include:
- Wilanne Schneider Belden
- Frank Bonham
- Isobelle Carmody
- Brian Caswell
- Nancy Etchemendy
- Peni R. Griffin
- Lee Harding
- H. M. Hoover
- Monica Hughes
- Jean E. Karl
- Alexander Key
- Louise Lawrence
- Suzanne Martel
- Pamela Sargent
- Mark Shirrefs / John Thomson
- William Sleator
- Louis Slobodkin
- Jean Sutton / Jeff Sutton
- Dark Wing by Carl West
- Jay Williams / Raymond Abrashkin
- G. Clifton Wisler (Antrian messenger trilogy)

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Book Search Tips

Google Books advanced search
That's useful to bookmark. If searching for children's books I try 'juvenile fiction' in the subject field, and try to get a year range. On Google Books a lot of texts are now searchable, showing snippets (or previews for some), and you can often find reviews, which helps in finding content.

WorldCat.org advanced search
Use the narrow the search options if possible, that helps limit the search. Eliminating anything other than Books (without the subformats microform, ebooks, etc.) also helps reduce results, unless you're after an audio book or other format. Remember sometimes library records don't state those things, so try without some limits such as Juvenile, for broader results if initially unsuccessful. WorldCat search results are limited to whether they have subject headings or not, whether they have a summary or not. These are library records. More accurate a source than Amazon.com but some are not always accurate, I've found. Check multiple sources. To find plot summaries, check Google Books, ebay, etc. See the Google Images site to find book covers, or try other sites.

It depends what keywords are used in reviews and in the book and in book summaries, as to whether a book comes up in search results. Yes, do write out and post your query -- even if you find the book yourself after posting. Been there, done that, sometimes after several years of searching. Writing it out helps make clear the keywords and parameters you could use. Take a break from searching too, as you often use different tactics when you resume.

ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA
Sometimes I try this library catalog. Not always successful but often has plot summaries and subject headings.

Google search suggestions
- To get a Kirkus Review if there is one to check details, enter title and author of the book and kirkusreview. Note: These reviews can be negative and contain spoilers. Try to ignore that. Whether you like a book or not is highly subjective and can be influenced by grew-up-on-it sentimentality. Re-read childhood books. Many people do!
- Enter keywords and the word loganberry, which is one of the book search sites. An interesting site to browse, may or may not help with searches. Great for children's books.

The below are potentially useful. You may be able to find reviews via Google.
- School Library Journal
- CM Magazine (Canadian review of materials) has a search feature.
- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
I haven't searched this site nor tried searching keywords with it on Google, but others have found reviews from it.
- Publishers Weekly
- Try National Library catalogues such as for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc. may not be helpful but worth a try. Some library catalogues are very limited in what information they provide, and they're often not the first place I tend to look.
- Ebay (often has plot summaries and book covers).
- Amazon (sometimes people find its search useful; you can find books using Amazon, book and keywords in a Google search, and you may find Amazon listmania book lists helpful).
- Try posting on more than one book search forum (abebooks BookSleuth, goodreads, loganberry, livejournal's whatwasthatbook, whatsthatbook.com).
- Try finding book topic lists via Google. Many public libraries maintain such lists.
- Game Books website
- Enid Blyton books
- Vintage Scholastic
- Scholastic Books ebay collector guides (near the bottom are various vintage Scholastic prefix lists linked)

You can find used books via bookfinder.com, addall.com, eBay, your public library, or similarly you can borrow to read from openlibrary.org (free to join and "Borrow" or "Read" ebooks, which are scans of actual books).
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Favorite authorsC. W. Anderson, Frank Asch, Allan Baillie, Glenn Balch, Stan Berenstain, Elisabeth Beresford, Judith M. Berrisford, Val Biro, Enid Blyton, L. M. Boston, Carol Ryrie Brink, Errol Broome, Clyde Robert Bulla, Eve Bunting, Beverly Butler, Betsy Byars, Isobelle Carmody, Brian Caswell, Ruth Chew, Joseph E. Chipperfield, Margaret Goff Clark, Beverly Cleary, Vera Cleaver, Andrew Clements, Dorothy Clewes, Eleanor Clymer, Barbara Cohen, Molly Cone, Ellen Conford, Patricia Coombs, Caroline B. Cooney, Scott Corbett, Barbara Corcoran, Stephen Cosgrove, Gary Crew, Roald Dahl, Colin Dann, Margaret Davidson, Monica Dickens, Anne Digby, Paige Dixon, Paige Dixon, Jean Slaughter Doty, Lois Duncan, Roger Duvoisin, P. D. Eastman, Horace J. Elias, Mel Ellis, Mabel Esther Allan, Jeannette Eyerly, Walter Farley, Anne Farrell, Jean Craighead George, Charlotte Gibson, Barbara Girion, Bob Graham, Susanna Gretz, Lynn Hall, Gail Hamilton, Marguerite Henry, James Herriot, Thomas C. Hinkle, Sheila Hocken, Isabelle Holland, H. M. Hoover, Laura Lee Hope, Monica Hughes, Margaret S. Johnson, William Johnston, Carolyn Keene, Peg Kehret, Deborah Kent, Alexander Key, Jim Kjelgaard, Norma Klein, Robin Klein, E. L. Konigsburg, Gordon Korman, Carolyn Lane, Patricia Lauber, Louise Lawrence, Patricia Leitch, Jean Little, Hugh Lofting, Lois Lowry, Ann M. Martin, Miska Miles, Hilary H. Milton, Rutherford George Montgomery, Michael Morpurgo, E. Nesbit, Mary E. Patchett, Gary Paulsen, Bill Peet, Al Perkins, John Peterson, John Lawrence Peterson, Stella Pevsner, K. M. Peyton, Joan Phipson, Piet Prins, Willo Davis Roberts, Glen Rounds, Marilyn Sachs, Malcolm Saville, Sam Savitt, Harriet May Savitz, Charles M. Schulz, Brian Selznick, Dr. Seuss, Mark Shirrefs, Mary Francis Shura, William Sleator, Dodie Smith, Donald J. Sobol, Joyce Stranger, Theodore Taylor, Colin Thiele, Virginia Vail, Vivian Vande Velde, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jay Williams, Henry Winkler, Bernard Wiseman, Carol Beach York (Shared favorites)

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