Young Adult book on library shelves in late ’60’s early ’70’s. Has an old-fashioned feel. Girl (first name starts with an M?) is slightly awkward, gets to date a boy she likes. She overhears girls mocking her for wearing too much face powder. Her yearbook quote was, “her voice was ever soft, gentle and low, an excellent thing in a woman”. Good ending.
Looking for a Young Adult book on library shelves in the late ’60’s or early ’70’s. Julie wants to go steady, but her mother (Cassandra) does not think that she is ready. Set in a part of the country where there is snow. Julie is a cheerleader. Somebody tightens the fit of the uniform sweater and gets in trouble. Julie wants to wear her mother’s star-shaped brooch. At the end, Julie gets to go steady and wears the brooch.
Children’s book about two chickens getting ready for a dance. One buys a hat so the other buys a hat. They continue trying to outdo each other with necklaces and feather boas. At the dance they realize they can’t enjoy it because they have too much stuff on. I think ones name is Fran. I owned this book in the mid 90s.
Seeking a Kid's Book, I believe I read it in the early 80’s. About aliens invading and a group of friends trying to stop it? Or kids who had a machine that allowed them to make people think aliens were invading via TV. . . sort of a kid's War of the Worlds. Or kids get a machine from aliens to control people via the TV. May have had some device for mind control like TV or remote control. I think it took place in a big city. Had a cartoon-like cover. . . there may have been similar illustrations throughout the book. It was for kids 8-12 range I’d guess. I know it’s not the book series “Tripods”, for younger kids than that. I was young when I read it. . it's driving me nuts!!! Thanks
This was purchased in the 1980s but probably has an older pub date. I remember a yellow cover with drawings. The family found a series of clues in their (new?) house and followed them to find a treasure. That’s all I remember! It might have been a new house or a summer house.
A description of the book, with helpful details:
- Children’s books, maybe for ages 10 – 13 years old.
- Red cover (?) with possibly a tree on it
- Small book, probably less than 200 pages
- Main character was female (maybe 12ish years old) with a father who gave her a magical wooden box, when she opened it her and her friend were transported to another place (/world.)
- My foggy memory remembers the two kids standing next to a tree at some point in the other place.
- The girl finds out her dad has also been to the other place. He may have been a king on the other side or the kids thought he was the bad guy when he jumped through the portal (?)
I’m sorry I can’t recall anything more than this, I’m going off an 11-year-old’s mind over a decade later.
Looking for a children’s book we used to get from public library. Dewey number in the 300s/fairy and folk tale section. The story involved a sea king’s daughter and a tea party? The end pages had a black line with color washes drawing of the sea princess (with crown/long wavy hair) riding a Great Dane type dog (with antenna.) Another illustration was an underwater scene with anemone and a glass palace. We read the book in the mid to late 90s. No idea when it was published. Do not think this was a mermaid tale. The artwork was subtle & lovely, not brash or cartoonish. Do not recall if there were other stories in the book.