Core civilization mythologies: 3,000 yen as a set SOLD
1.Frost and the Frost Giants by Nei Gaiman
An accessible version of the central and most important myth of the Norse-Scandinavian Finnic-Ugric peoples
2. The Sailor Who Captured the Sea and other Celtic Tales by Deborah Lattimore
3. Cupid and Psyche: The Greatest Love Story of All by Craft, Marie (hardcover)
4. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths Ingri d’Aulaire (Author), Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (Author) [hardcover]
5. Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman
6. The Revenge of Ishtar, Vol. 2 by Ludmila Zeman
7. Top Ten Arthurian Legends Margaret Simpson
8. Aida by Leontyne Price
With depth and understanding, acclaimed diva Leontyne Price retells this famous opera about the beautiful princess of Ethiopia. “The Dillons magnificently capture the drama with powerful full-page illustrations that resemble stage sets. . . . Ideal for reading aloud during an Egyptian unit, in music classes, to children attending the opera…
Nos 9-18 11 books including 2 hardcovers, available as a set 2000 yen SOLD
9. In Search of Troy : One man’s quest for Homer’s fabled city by Giovani Caselli [Hardcover]
This is the story of one man’s determined quest to find Homer’s fabled city of Troy. In 1873, Heinrich Schliemann discovered the legendary city of Troy. He unearthed temples, palaces, and great stores of treasure, as well as the homes of ordinary people, and discovered much that matched Homer’s descriptions. This book chronicles one man’s quest and its success. It recreates the everyday life of the Trojan people, and adds color and depth to a reading of Homer’s Iliad
Paired together with The Trojan War by Thomas Bullfinch (Ladder series) reader
10. Usborne Timelines of World History hardcover
Densely illustrated , including maps, photographs and diagrams, this invaluable book will be a handy and essential reference tool for students throughout secondary school.
11. Twenty and Ten by William Pene du Bois
Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II
12. The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert De Jong and Maurice Sendak (Newbery award winner)
See review…Meindert DeJong has penned a moving story, woven with several layers of value.
The Japanese invasion is seen through the eyes of one small boy and told with a perspective that a child can understand and relate to. The American soldiers are kind and heroic. The story provides a good introduction to that culture and time in history. The importance of family, gratitude, empathy, courage and generosity are powerfully portrayed. And the story, as all good stories should, ends with joy and hope for the future. On top of all that, the tale is full of suspense and adventure and is well-written. It has been a long time since a children’s book made me cry, but The House of Sixty Fathers did just that—tears of joy at the description of the boy reuniting with his parents….
13. Alfred the Great (Famous people famous lives series) by Andrew Matthews
Impatient with the constraints put on her as an aristocratic girl living in 17th-century Korea, 12-year-old Jade Blossom determines to see beyond her small world. Jade Blossom can never go beyond her family’s inner court. All girls from good Korean families must learn to sew, do laundry, and work in the kitchen. This prepares them for their future lives in their husbands’ inner court. Jade has other interests. She longs to take trips to the mountains and the marketplace. If only she could read and paint, but these are things only boys can do. Jade won’t stop thinking about the world beyond the high walls of her home. Then one day she secretly sets off to do what no other girl her age has ever done before. “Seesaw Girl” recounts Jade Blossom’s daring attempts to enlarge her world
15. A Single Shard newberry winner by Linda Sue Park [Paperback]
In this Newbery Medal-winning book, Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters’ village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter’s craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated — until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min’s irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself — even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min’s work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard
16. Will you sign here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz
A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation. See bonus online lesson plan here.
17. Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? [Paperback]
Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author), Carrie Robbins
18. You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton? newbery award winner
With her trademark humor and anecdotal style, the Newbery Honor Award-winner and preeminent biographer for young people turns her attention to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the lively, unconventional spokeswoman of the woman suffrage movement. Convinced from an early age that women should have the same rights as men, Lizzie embarked on a career that changed America
19 – 20. The Fire Thief and ThFights Back by Terry Deary (paperbacklike new!) 300 yen X 2 = 600 yen for the pair of books.
The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race.
Sam and his mother are swindling the people of Eden City with their medicine show, selling “miracle” cures to their gullible audiences. When their ruse is rumbled and the Eden City residents go after them, Prometheus steps in to help out. Meanwhile, they find an unlikely ally in Zeus-who helps get them out of their predicament, but not without a cost. In exchange, he wants Sam and Prometheus to help settle a score with the monsters of Greek mythology. The Fire Thief trilogy builds to a spectacular showdown between the Greek gods and a whole crew of mythical monsters-with plenty of action and Terry Deary’s unique humor along the way. Readers are in for an unexpected and memorable climax.
21. Atlas of Islands by Donald Grant, Gallimard Jeunesse Publisher Staff (preschool-lower elementary) Hardcover 300 yen SORRY SOLD!
22. Mountains by Heliadore, Dominique Joly, Gallimard Jeunesse (preschool-lower elementary) Hardcover 300 yen SORRY SOLD!
23. The Tarantula in My Purse and Other Wild Pets by by Jean Craighead George, Richard Cowdrey 200 yen SOLD
Humorous, heart-warming, and just plain entertaining, these stories by Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George recall what life was like as she raised three children and 173 wild pets. On any given day there might be a bat in the refrigerator, an owl in the shower, or a crow at the kitchen table. Jean Craighead George’s respect for nature and its many creatures is evident…more at goodreads.com
24. DORLING KINDESLEY Secret Worlds SURVIVAL Life in Earth’s Toughest Habitats 200 yen SOLD
A great non-fiction alternative to middle grade readers — perfect for school projects or reading for fun. Full-color, fun, and crammed with cool facts, DK’s Secret Worlds take a fresh look at familiar subjects with brilliant results! Kids ages 9 and up can delve into a wide range of subjects from nature, history, and science for researching school projects, satisfying a curious appetite, or just for the love of reading. Tried-and-tested Web sites and a Mega-reference section are just two of the innovative features that will keep kids and parents coming back for more.– Powell’s Reviews
CHAPTER READERS & BOOKS
26. Mister Meddle’s Mischief by Enid Blyton 100 yen SORRY SOLD!
27-28. Set of 2 Judy Moody books (like new! condition) for 500 yen SOLD
27. Judy Moody gets famous by Megan McDonald
28. Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald
29. The complete Enid Blyton’s popular Enid Blyton’s St. Clare’s schoolgirl series – 9 books in the series. All here, all like new! 2,000 yen SOLD
See review at goodreads.com
30. Geronomo Stilton The Quest for Paradise The REturn to the Kingdom of Fantasy (Hardcover in perfect like new condition) – 500 yen SORRY SOLD!
In this 320-page, full-colour gorgeous hardcover adventure, the Queen of the Fairies invites Geronimo back to her fantastical world to help in the quest for the true heart of happiness. This time Geronimo rides on the wings of a rainbow-coloured dragon as he makes his way through seven fantastic lands. From the land of sweets to the land of fairytales, it’s an incredible journey he’ll never forget! Read this neat book review by a 7 yr old
31. The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case: A Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Book for Young Readers [Paperback] by Alexander McCall Smith 200 yen SOLD
Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea. Read review of the day here.
32. Double Fudge by Judy Blume 200 yen SOLD
Any fan of Fudge knows that he never does anything halfway. And so it should come as no surprise that when he discovers the value of money, he goes whole hog, making his own “Fudge Bucks,” and thumbing through catalogs to choose his birthday presents years in advance. His older brother Peter, who’s just starting 7th grade, finds it all highly embarrassing, as usual. A wild and wacky beginning to a new school year. More here
SNOWY SEASON AND CHRISTMAS READS:
For winter season and snow-action lovers, these books are hard to come by, so the next two fireside-sweet stories are great seasonal gems for the pre-teen set… 500 yen for the pair of books 33-34. SOLD
33. Snowfall Surprise by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens
34. Freestyle with Avery by Annie Bryant
The next 4 make a great collection of fun Christmas reading for preschoolers: 500 yen for the lot or 200 individually (most in excellent to perfect condition including 3 hardcovers) SORRY SOLD!
35. Usborne Young Reading: Christmas around the world by Lesley Sims (hardcover perfect condition) SORRY SOLD!
36. Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail SORRY SOLD!
IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE, and Mickey must use Santa’s sleigh to help deliver the Christmas mail! One of those lovely vintage Golden Books! (But this is not old, it is a new rebus in perfect condition)
37. Christmas Is Love by Joan Walsh Anglund (Hardcover) SORRY SOLD!
Joan Walsh Anglund captures the joyous activity and tender sentiment of the season in this gift book while illustrating her lovely poem with sweet, simple scenes..one of our longtime favourites about family togetherness!
38. Usborne Young Puzzle Adventure Stories SORRY SOLD!
This three-in-one edition contains tales of monsters and magic, of faraway lands and daring adventures. Usborne Young Puzzle Adventure Stories encourage children to read by providing them with simple, interactive puzzle stories. Ages 4+ if readaloud to, ~ early elementary if reading on their own…
39. The Castle (First Discovery Series) [Spiral-Bound] by Claude Millet (Author), Denise Millet (preschool-lower elementary) Hardcover 300 yen SOLD
41.-42. 2 books by Roald Dahl – 200 yen for pair SORRY SOLD!
43. Voices by Ursula LeGuin – 200 yen SOLD
44-45. 2 Narnia Chronicles books in unabridged versions, one in perfect condition, the other showing wear. Buy the pair for only 100 yen: SOLD!
44.Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
45. Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
46. For Twilight fans:
the short second life of bree tanner by Stephenie Meyer (Hardcover) in perfect condition – 200 yen
the companion novella to the popular Twilight series
47. Little Brother by Bory Doctorow. A book of substance and in very good condition – 200 yen
The book debuted at No. 9 on the New York Times Bestseller List, children’s chapter book section, in May 2008. It is about 4 teenagers in San Francisco who, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge and BART system, defend themselves against the Department of Homeland Security’s attacks on the Bill of Rights Read more here
MATH BOOKS books:
48. Amazing Math Magic ill. by Jeff Sinclair
Explains how to use well-concealed mathematical principles to perform a wide variety of all kinds of magic tricks. With the help of these math tricks, you can read minds, calculate large sums, and make predictions that work every time. Gr. 3-6. This little handbook offers dozens of ideas for math-oriented magicians who would like to amaze their friends. Actually, it’s also a good resource for teachers who want to make math more fun for their students. Whatever the audience, this clearly written guide offers tips on patter and performing as well as clear directions for tricks with numbers, cards, coins, and shapes. Cartoonlike ink drawings contribute to the light tone that makes the math more accessible. A good resource for the mathematically inclined. –review by Carolyn Phelan
49. Kids often hit a snag when they come around division in math. Try this nifty Five minute Dividing Fun Time Learning practice drill book (for 6-8 yos) that doesn’t intimidate… in perfect condition, no dog-ears 100 yen (525 yen new from Amazon) SORRY SOLD!
More miscellaneous elementary level readers:
50. The Man Who Planted Trees (Ladder series chapter reader Level 5) Perfect condition 100 yen
This is an amazing Johny Appleseed type of story – of the long and successful singlehanded effort by Elzéard Bouffier to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century. Chapter reader designed for TOEIC practice, but great content…
51. Buying Some Gloves (Ladder series) Level 1 (fox tales)
52. Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson 100 yen
53. Caddie Woodlawn (Newbery medal winner) by Carol Ryrie Brink paperback in excellent condition – 200 yen
54-55. The next pair of books Really fun for preschoolers below:
Two books in fair condition, 100 yen for the pair
56. The Usborne First Thousand Words in Japanese by Heather Avery (Hard cover in good condition, no dog-ears or torn pages).
200 yen or free to anyone who buys a set of books SORRY SOLD!
This book serves as a comprehensive illustrated vocabulary-builder, teaching 1000 new Japanese words.
The Usborne First Thousand Words in Japanese is a welcome, friendly introduction to the Japanese language. It provides a wealth of vocabulary-bulding opportunities for young learners of Japanese, and also for anyone who wants the stimulus of learning with pictures. Devised to appeal to a wide age range, this book contains bright and amuing pictures by Stephen Cartwright, illustrating a basic Japanese vocabulary. It encourages direct association of the Japanese word with the object to ensure effective, long-term learning
The bookcover has a torn edge and the pages are yellowed but no pages are missing or dog-eared, so it goes FREE to any purchaser of the above who wants it.
58. *** Stuart Little by E.B. White Old vintage version illustration as in photo below and pages are yellowed. But any purchaser of the above is welcome to it for FREE. GONE!
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