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Frosty the Snow Man

Annie North Bedford - 1950
    Who can resist the tale of children enjoying the fun of building Frosty, when suddenly to their astonishment, he comes alive! The children in the neighborhood have never had a better winter of sledding, ice skating, and building snow houses, until one day, a warm wind blows. What will happen to Frosty? 8 1/2" X 11 3/4".

Walt Disney's Santa's Toy Shop (A Little Golden Book Classic)

Al Dempster - 1950
    In this delightful story, Santa wants time to play with all the wonderful toys he and the elves have made, but he’s just too busy–until Mrs. Claus gives him an idea! Disney animator Al Dempster and the Walt Disney Studio artists created a holiday classic now reissued as a Little Golden Book.


Paul Gallico - 1950
    To his considerable astonishment, when he recovers, he is not a young boy, but a cat! Fortunately, he meets Jennie, a cat who had been abandoned by her family when they moved away, who educates him in the wiles of the feline world. Will he stay a cat with Jennie, or return to being a human boy?

The Jolly Barnyard

Annie North Bedford - 1950
    “Cluck! I will give him eggs,” said the hen. / Said the rooster, “I’ll wake him in the mornings, then.” / “Baa-aa, we’ll give him wool,” said the sheep. / “For our fleece is soft and warm and deep.”

Tales of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Prince Caspian/The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

C.S. Lewis - 1950
    Contents:The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobePrince CaspianThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader


Dorothy Grider - 1950
    If you've read it, you may remember the image of a kitten who has been accidentally dyed blue. You may also remember how heartwarming it is when a sad little kitten and sad little girl find happiness together.The story, while clearly from a bygone era, is still memorable. It's a great read--I'd highly recommend it to anyone who can get his/her hands on a copy!


Roger Duvoisin - 1950
    Those children have grown up, but Petunia is every bit as fresh and funny and muddled as the day she was born. In this, the first of the series of classic books featuring the silly goose, Petunia finds a book—and, deciding that if she owns a book she must be wise, dispenses hilariously mistaken advice to the other animals in the farmyard. With its gentle lesson and the kind of humor that kids love best, this new edition of a beloved classic will delight and inspire a whole new generation of readers.

Blaze Finds the Trail

C.W. Anderson - 1950
    So one day they set out on an old woodland road that is new to them. They have a wonderful ride, but their adventures soon lead them off the trail and deep into the woods. Before they know it, the sky grows dark with a coming storm, and Billy can't find the way out of the woods. Can Blaze find the trail and get them safely home again? Blaze Finds the Trail is part of the classic Billy and Blaze series. Sensitive drawings and easy-to-read words capture the warmth and special understanding between a boy and his horse.

Born to Trot

Marguerite Henry - 1950
    Trotters are the world to him. But all he ever does is practice. He's still too young and inexperienced to drive in a real race. Only he knows he's ready for the big league. If people would give him a chance, then they would know it, too. Gib's chance comes in a filly named Rosalind. Now Gib can prove that he's man enough to train a champion. But does he really have what it takes? Can he and Rosalind go all the way to win the Hambletonian, the greatest race of all?

Jennings Goes To School

Anthony Buckeridge - 1950
    But only one thing really matters to J C T Jennings – his First Eleven debut. When the long-awaited match arrives, Jennings certainly uses his head.

The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes

Phyllis Krasilovsky - 1950
    What happened when a gentleman put off washing his dishes after supper.

The Animals' Merry Christmas (Giant Golden Books)

Kathryn Jackson - 1950
    This oversize format features Scarry’s earlier, more painterly style and makes a perfect gift. A true holiday treat for Scarry fans!

Nobody Listens to Andrew

Elizabeth Guilfoile - 1950
    When his family and friends finally get around to listening to Andrew, they find he really does have something important to say.

Five Boys in a Cave

Richard Church - 1950
    They discover a cave and decide to explore it, and in the process they become trapped and must try to find a way out. Each boy shows the kind of person he really is: in how he responds to stress, how he helps with or worsens the situation.

Pirates, Ships, and Sailors

Kathryn Jackson - 1950
    All sea-loving children—and their parents—will be wowed by Gustaf Tenggren’s beautiful illustrations.