Brough's Books - 50s and 60s

Children's Obsessions
Books on things that fascinate kids - myths and monsters; pirates and princesses; bears, bugs and ballet...


Harry Potter
by J. K. Rowling
Listed under Harry Potter Schoolbooks

The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
(Hardcover -- February 1986)

The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
Listed under David Wiesner

Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Paperback from Signet Classics
ISBN: 0451530977

The timeless adventure
From young Jim Hawkins's first encounter with the sinister Blind Pew to the climactic battle with the most memorable villain in literature, Long John Silver, Treasure Island continues to thrill generations of readers.

Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --Naomi Gesinger

The Little Mermaid Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Beauty and the Beast (Story Reader)
The Little Mermaid/Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs/Beauty and the Beast (Story Reader)

Spiral-bound from Publications International
ISBN: 0785398910

Story Reader brings children's favorite stories to life. Insert the cartridge and place the book into the Story Reader console, and turn the pages to read along. A narrator reads the book as each page is turned, while Story Reader adds sound effects and music.
Story Reader 3-Book Disney Princess Library: The Little Mermaid; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Beauty and the Beast, designed for children ages three and older, includes three storybooks and a cartridge. Your child can read and listen to three classic stories of favorite Disney Princesses: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.
Each handy spiral storybook tells a story adapted from the popular Disney movies. These tales feature princesses that children love and hold children's interest as they develop reading skills:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the classic story of beautiful Snow White, her friends the Seven Dwarfs, a jealous queen, and a handsome prince. Read along as your child discovers this wonderful, timeless tale.
  • In Beauty and the Beast, Belle, the most beautiful girl in town, visits a dark castle to find her father. She meets the terrifying Beast there, who makes her promise never to leave his castle. In time, the Beast learns from Belle's kindness and something magical happens to him.
  • The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a beautiful mermaid who longs to be part of the world far above the ocean floor. Read along as Arial embarks on an exciting journey to find love and live on the land.

Story Reader 3-Book Disney Princess Library: The Little Mermaid; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Beauty and the Beast conforms to the safety requirements of ASTM F963-07.

Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse (Uglydolls)
Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse (Uglydolls)
by David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim
Paperback from Random House Books for Young Readers
Media Published: 2008-04-22
ISBN: 0375842756

The Uglydolls have taken our world by storm with their adorable uglyness and hilarious personalities. And now, Uglydoll lovers everywhere can get their first-ever glimpse into the mysteries of the Uglyverse! Join Wage, Babo, and the rest of the Uglydolls' quirky characters on a tour of Ugly Town. In Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse, you'll dine in Ugly Town's fine (and not-so-fine) restaurants, go on a tour of the Ugly History Museum, check in to the Ugly Hospital, vacation at the Ugly Beach, and learn even more about Ugly Town and the Uglydolls themselves, including what Jeero really does all day and what Big Toe wants to be when he grows up. Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse is a must-have for Uglydoll fans everywhere!
Mermaids Don't Run Track
by Debbie Dadey
Turtleback from Demco Media
ISBN: 0606116206
Calamity Jane: Lucky Luke 8
Calamity Jane: Lucky Luke 8
by R. Goscinny
Paperback from Cinebook, Ltd
ISBN: 1905460252

Calamity Jane saves Lucky Luke from a delicate situation. A friendship is quickly formed, and they arrive together in El Plomo... where Calamity Jane proves by her manners and her strength that she's not a weak woman: She acquires the local saloon by winning an arm-wrestling match! Its ex-owner, August Oyster, is hopping mad and has only one obsession: to send her packing. During this time, Lucky Luke tries to clear up a dark affair involving arms traffic.
Justin And The Best Biscuits In The World
Justin And The Best Biscuits In The World
by Mildred Pitts Walter
Paperback from Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590465198

Ten-year-old Justin hates that his sisters and his mama are always fussing at him. They make him feel stupid because he can't clean his room or cook. But why should he? He'd rather be outside playing. After all, cooking and cleaning is just "women's work." That's why Justin is glad when his grandfather invites him back to his ranch for the summer. Justin is sure he can get away from all the women and do some actual "men's work," such as cleaning fish, mending fences, and riding horses. But back at the ranch, Justin learns some unexpected lessons and soon realizes that anyone can do anything once they learn how.

Sure, he can catch a greased pig at a local rodeo, but can he bake biscuits? Ten-year-old Justin struggles to "feel like a guy" in a family dominated by females. When he goes to spend a week at his grandfather's ranch, he discovers there's more to being a man than riding horses and tending to livestock. There's also cleaning up messes, making beds and, from time to time, baking biscuits--good biscuits. Along with its lighthearted treatment of gender conflict, this story, which won the 1987 Coretta Scott King Award, provides a look at the little-known history of the black cowboys who helped settle the West and create rodeos.

Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures
Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures
by D.J. Conway
Paperback from Career Press
ISBN: 1564147843

Stories of the Mer-Folk, especially Mermaids, exist in nearly every culture around the world that sailed the oceans or large rivers. Human-like, except for their iridescent, scaly tails, Mermaids and Mermen have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Because the largest of these beings exist in the oceans, most people are not aware that smaller versions of the Mer-Folk live in inland rivers, streams, marshes, and large or small waterfalls. Like many other magickal beings, the Mermaids travel easily between this world and the astral planes, appearing only to those who truly seek to know them and learn their ancient powers. Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures brings these fabled creatures out of the storybooks and into real life through the studies of D. J. Conway. Within the pages you will learn about: * The secret powers of Mermaids and Mermen. * Different water creatures and where you can find them. * How to entice water folk for friendship and health. * How to avoid dangerous water folk.
Ugly Guide to Things That Go and Things That Should Go But Don t (Uglydolls)
Ugly Guide to Things That Go and Things That Should Go But Don't (Uglydolls)
by David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim
Paperback from Random House Books for Young Readers
Media Published: 2008-04-22
ISBN: 0375843701

It's ugly out there! And to get around in such an Ugly world, you need a pretty Ugly vehicle. Sometimes it will go and sometimes it won't, but that's okay . . . because it's Ugly! This guide to Ugly vehicles will give you the first-ever look at Babo's Cookie Cruiser, Pony Ride 2000, Treading-Water Capris, Ox's Coin Purse Mobile, Sailor Babo's S.S. Uh-oh, and more. So pay close attention and watch out! Because if you ever happen to see an Ugly vehicle on the road, you'll want to stay far, far away.
Ricky Ricotta s Mighty Robot (Astro-Activity Book O Fun)
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Astro-Activity Book O'Fun)
by Dav Pilkey
Paperback from Blue Sky Press
ISBN: 0439826012
Join Ricky and his Mighty Robot as they take a break from saving the solar system from certain destruction. With cool crossword puzzles, witty word finds, perplexing puzzles, and just-hilarious jokes, this activity book is a whole galaxy of fun. It will also include fun facts about the solar system and other super-duper space-related stuff. As an added bonus, it will also include a free bound-in sticker sheet featuring Ricky, his Robot, and the bad guys from each planet.The Iron Giant meets Clifford the Big Red Dog in Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot, the first book in an illustrated series for early readers. Ricky is a young mouse who needs a friend, is bullied by schoolmates, and is waiting for something BIG to happen. But he never expected the arrival of anything as big as Dr. Stinky McNasty's giant robot, created by the evil doctor to destroy all of Squeakyville. When the robot refuses to demolish the town, however, Ricky steps up to save it from the ensuing wrath of the maniacal doctor--twice! In some very Clifford-esque perspectives, the friendly iron giant dwarfs Ricky's neighborhood, scares crows (and bullies), and allows Ricky's new friends to ride on his back. In the end children will be satisfied to see the doctor's secret cave detonated by the very electro-rocket he wanted to use on his errant robot, and even more satisfied to see the robot depositing Dr. Stinky McNasty into the city jail. (Ages 6 and older)

The Magic Nesting Doll
by Jacqueline K. Ogburn, et al (Library Binding -- September )

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving (Mass Market Paperback -- December 1990)

Journey Through Heartsongs
by Mattie J. T. Stepanek, Jimmy Carter (Foreword)
(Hardcover -- January )

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
by Shel Silverstein
(Hardcover -- November 1974)

The Little Prince
by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Cat in the Hat
by Seuss, et al
Listed under Dr Seuss Books

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by Richard Scarry
Listed under Cars & Trucks

by Michael Chabon
(Hardcover -- September 17, )

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