Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog! Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.
Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?
Hey Folks – Please bear with us this week. Your posts may be a slight bit delayed as we are hosting a book-fair at one of the local schools and have to pack up and move half the store. (That may be a slight exaggeration.) I will attempt to get your stumpers posted as soon as possible.
I seek a book I had as a child, a book about MILK; I believe the title is also MILK. It’s a simple picture book that chronicles milk through the ages. There is a page about Cleopatra bathing in milk in Egypt. I recall the font being a very simple black helvetica. Circa 1970′s.
my daughter is 35 now and i used to read her a book called: the witch and the wizard.
it was a rhyming book , approximately 20 pages where the witch and the wizard each challenge each other for their powers, by casting spells on each other.
by the end of the book, they agree that they both are equally as powerful, and now have to clean up the mess that they made what with frogs and such all over the place.
it is drawn with each page showing the spell that was cast on each other, from the previous spell,such that the end characters are humorously disfigured.
i would love to find it and read it to my granddaughter, in the presence of her mother.
thanks for searching.
Science fiction book where most young people make “coming of age” trips to various planets. A young woman delays making her trip to different worlds but finally does when all of her friends have already left. Book wasn’t risque, but her parents bought her a “sex magnifier” as a graduation gift.
I would have read this around 1978 or so in my gradeschool. It had a aqua and black cover – with a dog standing on the porch of a houseboat? In a storm. I thought it was called Sea Dog, but none of those titles give me the right story. The dog rescues the kids uncle in a hurricane?
Sometime during or before 1960, I read a mystery solved by some children. I don’t remember the title or the author, only the solution to the mystery. I remember being attracted to the picture on the cover. I think it was of a brass lion. I believe the brass lion was hidden in an attic.
I am looking for a hard cover children’s book with 2 children, a brother and sister (name might be ginger) who start out on a plane and end up in a jungle with a monkey named Monkey Monk and a tiger named Tiger Rag. They have lots of adventures and go through a Purple City and many other exciting places with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. 3rd-6th grade?
A children’s picture book, published no later than 1987.
It’s about a mouse who, though warned not to, goes on an adventure to the pond (lake?) He meets a group of frogs (toads?) who repeat everything twice. They call him “Mouse-Mouse.” An animal attacks and they flee. Semi-realistic illustration.
Preschool pictures only, no words. About the size of a “Where’s Waldo”, hardcover, thin book, slightly larger than 8 x 10. Contained pictures of a white bunny, one page was a bunny cooking a stew with carrots. I borrowed the book about 30 years ago from the Cuyahoga County library
Hello everyone, I am trying to find a children’s book that I used to have as a child in the 90s. It had gorgeous watercolor pictures and told the story of a Princess who gets turned into a giant red Pterodactyl Monster. I would be forever grateful to anyone who could tell me the name of this book