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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell

An ABC book.  The letters are the only things on the pages as the cat slips out the door and finds himself pursued through the entire alphabet.  The reader has to work out the significance.
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The Moon Platoon by Jeramey Kraatz

Benny is going to the Moon.  One of many twelve-year-olds chosen by the eccentric and rich genius Elijah Wright.
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The Fortune-Tellers by Lloyd Alexander

A delightful little tale of some sillies and a man who discovers the trick of being a fortune-teller.
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Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis

The third book in the Kat trilogy.  More magic and adventure in a semi-Regency setting.

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

A tale of summer childhood adventures.  

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Beauty and the Beast by Mahlon F. Craft, illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

Of which the second is the important thing. The tale is the familiar one, and the illustrations are gorgeous. No bad notes in the lot.
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Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

About a little girl, Elizabeth Ann, who was being raised by her great-aunt and first-cousin-once-removed, with the best of intentions. Except that one day, when they bring in a doctor and don't quite believe him when he says Elizabeth Ann is perfectly healthy, the great-aunt coughs, and the doctor diagnoses the great-aunt.

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A Book of Dragons by Ruth Manning-Sanders

A variety of tales from around the world.
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A Book Of Enchantments And Curses by Ruth Manning-Sanders

Tales from around the world -- the theme allowing for a lot of scope.

A stepmother sends a monster after her stepdaughter and pretends the girl is dead already. A princess has an evil Destiny. A frog really is turned back by a kiss. A man who turns into a bear rescues a princess from being locked up. And more.
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More by Ruth Manning-Sanders. Fairy tales about the world, with country sources (but no more) and nice illustrations, retold for children.

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More by Ruth Manning-Sanders.  Fairy tales about the world, with country sources (but no more) and nice illustrations, retold for children.
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Grew up on a fair number of Ruth Manning-Sanders fairy tale collections. Nicely told for children with good illustrations. Started to re-read:

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The Duchess Bakes A Cake by Virginia Kahl

One day, the duchess, being bored, decides to bake a cake
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Red's Planet: Book 1: A World Away from Home by Eddie Pittman

A little, sweet adventure of a girl on an alien planet.
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The Frozen Menace by Ursula Vernon

The continuing adventures of Danny Dragonbreath and his friends.  Trivial spoilers ahead.

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

the classic children's book of the boy imagining himself to the title location and becoming king before his return.

The pictures suit the tale perfectly.
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Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

The original.  Accept no substitutes!
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A light-hearted series of children's books by Ursula Vernon about the adventures of Danny Dragonbreath, a dragon. Along with his iguana and nerd friend Wendell. Opening usually with a dream or daydream by Danny before he gets plummeted in the problems of real life. Of course, for him, that includes problems breathing fire. A wide variety of menaces and folklore. Fun, though definitely children's books.

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Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

A light little wordless picture book.
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