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1920-30's Basic Readers Series
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Growth in Reading ~ Language, Literature, and Life
1938
Hardcover, 574 pages. By Robert C. Pooley, Fred G. Walcott, and William S. Gray (Dick and Jane Reading Director). Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. A Basic Course in Reading for the Seventh, Eight, and Ninth Years.  Very charming black and white illustrations throughout, many full-page. Book includes contents, glossary, acknowledgments and note to teachers. A wonderful reading book, with many neat stories and poems.  Stories like, Polka-Dot Dress, A Pet Show, Johnny Boy, Coin Collecting, Indians and Arrow-Heads, Guard Your Man, Tally-Ho, Giant Man of the Forest, The Eagle, An Idyl, The Leaf-Cutting Bee, Bobby and Betty in New York, Ola and the Wooden Tub, The Fairy Ring, and many more.
 
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Literature and Life, Life-Reading Service (Book Two)
1936 Edition, Revision to the 1929 Edition
Hard cover, 95 pages. By Dudley Miles, Robert C. Pooley, Edwin Greenlaw and Clarence Stratton. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. This volume is one of a series of four books that provide an organized course in literature for secondary schools. Each poem or story should therefore make a separate contribution to that tendency to read which teachers of literature all hope to establish in their classes.
 
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These Things I Remember - Hugh Foresman Biography

1949, 1st Edition
Hard cover, 80 pages. By Hugh Austin Foresman. Illustrated by photos. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. An extremely rare opportunity to own a very rare book, with a very rare inscription, to the first blank page, by the Ghost. The autobiography, or biography, of Hugh Foresman, "These Things I Remember" is a book about (or by) Hugh (himself).  A one and only very rare and very collectible historical book.  Click image to view more photos and info about this title.
 
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Elson-Runkel Primer ~ Dick and Jane Series
1914 Edition Primer
Hard cover, 128 pages. By William H. Elson and Lura E. Runkel. Illustrated by H.O. Kennedy, Henry Thiede, Lauren Stout, and R. F. James. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Wonderful stories to interest children, stories like; Spot's Kittens, Alice and Her Kitten, The White Dove, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Peep, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Piggy Wig's House, Ned Visit's Grandmother, What Brown Pussy Saw, Who Likes North Wind?, Alice and the Bird, Dark Pony. 
 
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The Elson Foundation Unit ~ Description of Materials & Prices for 7 Weeks Work
1925 Edition
Super rare vintage advertising brochure, showing the layout and pricing for the Preliminary through the 1st grade Primer books of the Elson Foundation Unit. Describes, and prices, each of the Preliminary books and the first four First Grade Books of the 1920's. Rare historical memorabilia

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The Elson Pupil's Hand Chart - Elson Basic Readers
Pre-Primer

1921 Edition, RARE Pre-Primer
Soft cover, 32 pages.  The Elson Pupil's Hand Chart is a very rare early Pre-Primer by William H. Elson. Adorable and very vintage, with charming water color illustrations. Adorable stories, children, animals, and illustrations throughout. A rare piece of memorabilia for those who love original beginning readers.  Very rare.
 
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Silent-Reading Work-Book - Elson Basic Readers
Books One, Two, and Three

1930 & 1931 Editions, RARE Workbooks
Soft covers, unpaginated over 100 pages. By Laura Anderson Neprud, Maude  M. Collins, William H. Elson, and William S. Gray. Illustrated in black and white. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Unused, not a mark. Super rare collectors, extremely hard-to-find.
 
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The Elson Readers Primer, Dick and Jane Series
1930, Rare
Hard cover, 144 pages. By William H. Elson and Lura Runkel. Illustrated by L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Rare & very collectible. Wonderful stories, Spot's Kittens, Alice and Her Kittens, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Peep, The Little Pig, Piggy Wig's House, Dark Pony, and more. Very hard-to-find in this condition.
 
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Elson Readers Book One - Dick and Jane Series
(Baby Ray Go to Sleep Story)
1927
Hard cover, 175 pages. By William H. Elson, Lura E. Runkel, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. With Baby Ray stories.   Very cute stories in this book. The Go-to-Sleep Story is about Baby Ray, a very popular child many remember. Charmingly illustrated by well known artist, L. Kate Deal. Stories  include, The Go-to-Sleep Story (with Baby Ray), The Little Red Hen, The Lost Egg, The North Wind, Johnny-Cake, The Lambkin, and Three Billy Goats Gruff and many more!
 
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The Elson Readers, Book Five - Dick and Jane Series
1920
Hard cover, 418 pages. By William H. Elson, Lura E. Runkel, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Stories about Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant. A wonderful antique children's book.
 
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The Elson Basic Readers, Book Seven - Dick and Jane Series
7th Grade
1926 Edition, of a 1921 Copyright
Hard cover, 512 pages. By William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Works on five fundamental features; quality of literature, variety of literature, organization of literature, quantity of literature, and, definite helps sufficient to make the test a genuine tool for classroom use. A super nice copy. Harder to find, very collectible. 
 
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The Elson Basic Readers, Book Eight ~ 8th Grade
1927 Edition
Hard cover, 544 pages. By William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck. Published by for Scott, Foresman & Co. Works on five fundamental features; quality of literature, variety of literature, organization of literature, quantity of literature, and, definite helps sufficient to make the test a genuine tool for classroom use. A super nice copy. Harder to find, very collectible. 
 
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Our Big Book Page (Teacher's Aid), 1930's
Dick and Jane, and Baby (later named Sally) . Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.

Very rare large poster type pages from the 1930's Our Big Book.  Pages from the Our Big Book were identical to 1st Pre-Primer, and were used as a teaching aid for the front of the classroom, to use as the children learned from their Pre-Primers.  These 2-sided pages measures about 19 x 26". Very charming with Dick and Jane, and little baby Sally who was not named yet and referred to as Baby.  These are very rare and very collectible, and are excellent for framing and display. 
 
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Elson-Gray Basic Readers Pre-Primer - Dick and Jane
1930 & 1936, Pre-Primer
Soft cover, 40 pages. By William H. Elson and William S. Gray. Illustrated by L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Rare & very collectible. The original that introduces Dick & Jane, Baby (later named Sally), Little Mew (later named Puff), Spot, Mother & Father, and Grandmother. Rare & very collectible.
 
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More Dick and Jane Stories - Dick and Jane
1934, Pre-Primer
Soft cover, 48 pages. By William H. Elson, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. With Dick and Jane, Baby (later named Sally), Mew (later named Puff), Spot the Terrier (later changed to a Cocker Spaniel).  An adorable very early Dick and Jane Pre-Primer.  A rare collector, hard-to-find.  Libraries  bound many soft cover book in a hardcover, for durability, shown in the 2nd image. 
 
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Elson Basic Readers Primer -  Dick and Jane Series
1930, Primer
Hard cover, 144 pages. By William H. Elson, Lura E. Runkel, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by Miriam Story Hurford. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. With Ned and Nancy, Billy, Patty, Alice, Grandmother, Happy the little dog, Dark Pony, and many more. Read where Happy came from, click here - Charlie and His Puppy Bingo! A very nice copy, one that is rare & very collectible
 
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Elson Gray Basic Readers Book One ~ Dick and Jane Series
1930 Edition
Hard cover, 176 pages. By William H. Elson, William S. Gray and Lura Runkel. Illustrated by well-known illustrators Keith Ward, Donn P. Crane, M.S. & A.F. Hurford. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Wonderful stories like; Bunny Boy, The Wind and the Toys, Little Bear and the Honey, Little Duck says Quack, Carlo and the Big Bird, Paddy Bear, Johnny-Cake, and many more. Charmingly illustrated throughout. Hard-to-find!
 
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Art Stories Book Two ~ Curriculum Foundation Series
1935 Edition
Hard cover, 168 pages. By William S. Whitford, Edna B. Liek, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by many. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. The artwork is amazing in this very charming book introduces 182 new words to children to learn as they learn to appreciate art.   Hard-to-find and collectible.
 
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Art Stories Book Three ~ Curriculum Foundation Series
1935 Edition
Hard cover, 176 pages. By William S. Whitford, Edna B. Liek, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by many. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  The artwork is equally amazing in this 3rd Art Stories book, a very charming book that introduces 198 new words to children, as they learn to appreciate art.  Hard-to-find and collectible.
 
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1940's edition above

Number Stories, Book One -  Dick and Jane Series
1932, 1940, Basic Readers, 1st Grader
Hard cover, 144 pages. By J. W. Studebaker, W. C. Findley, William S. Gray, and F. B. Knight. Illustrated by Donn  P. Crane. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. With Jo-Jo, Tubby and Frisky. Work pages throughout with exercises for children to work as they learn from the book. A charming vintage math book with wonderful monkey and bear stories. Charmingly illustrated. A rare collector.
 
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Number Stories ~ Book Two ~ Sally, Dick, and Jane Series
1930's & 1940's
Hard cover, 240 pages. By William S. Gray, J. W. Studebaker, W. C. Findley, and F. B. Knight.  Illustrated by  Donn P. Crane and others. Published Scott, Foresman & Co. Number Stories Book Two offers children illustrated basic facts in addition and subtraction, and teaches different methods of subtraction. Introducing the concept of addition, problem solving, the concept of subtraction, techniques for problem solving, the use of ordinals, and much more.  More info coming.
 
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Science Stories ~ Book Two ~ Sally, Dick, and Jane Series
1935 Edition
Hard cover, 176 pages. By Wilbur  L. Beauchamp, Harriet M. Fogg, Gertrude Crampton, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by Miriam Story Hurford, Donn P. Crane, and L. Kate Deal. Published Scott, Foresman & Co. Science Stories Book Two is the 2nd Unit of a group of elementary science books in the Curriculum Foundation Series. Each book provides reading and study experiences in a specific field which parallel and reinforce oral learning activities at the same level
 
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Elson Gray Basic Readers Book One ~ Dick and Jane Series
1936 Edition
Hard cover, 176 pages. By William H. Elson, William S. Gray and Lura Runkel. Illustrated by well-known illustrators Keith Ward, Donn P. Crane, M.S. & A.F. Hurford. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Wonderful stories like; Bunny Boy, The Wind and the Toys, Little Bear and the Honey, Little Duck says Quack, Carlo and the Big Bird, Paddy Bear, Johnny-Cake, and many more. Charmingly illustrated. Hard to find, especially this nice.
 
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Le Trésor Des Jeunes Conteurs
Rare French Edition of the 1930's Elson Readers Book Three

Elson-Gray Basic Readers, Book Three~ Dick and Jane, and Baby
1936 Edition ~ Book 3 ~ 3rd Grade Reader
Hard cover, 337 pages. By William S. Gray and William H. Elson.  Illustrated by L. Kate Deal. Charming, very vintage illustrations throughout each story in water-color by L. Kate Deal.  Book 3 designed for children learning at the 3rd grade reading level.  Introduces 714 words not previously learned.  Wonderful stories like; Tippy Elephant's Hat, The Princess Who Could Not Cry, The Princess Who Never Laughed, Brother Fox's Tar Baby, The Golden Pears, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Fairy Shoes, Fairyland, Paddy's Christmas, Christopher Columbus, and many more.   Charming vintage school book.
 
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Elson-Gray Basic Readers
Book Four -  Dick and Jane Series
1936, Dick and Jane Series
Hard cover, 383 pages. By William H. Elson and William S. Gray. Illustrated by Donn  P. Crane. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Wonderful stories like, Six Little Sheep, Bunny Boy Learns a Lesson, Peter Rabbit Saves the Columbine, Whisperers, Rumplestiltskin, A Dog of Flaunders, Sigrud the Young Warrior, and many more. Click image to view story list and more pictures. Charmingly illustrated.
 
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Illustrated by Ellen Segner (see below)


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Peter's Family /  Tom Susan and Jip ~ Sally Dick and Jane Series
1st Grade Social Studies Book
1930's & 40's Editions
Hard cover, 96 pages. By Paul Hanna, Genevieve Anderson, and William Gray. Illustrated by Clarence Biers, and others. Published Scott, Foresman & Co. Peter's Family, is the second social-development book in the Social Studies Program of the Curriculum Foundation Series. 29 stories with Peter, Tom and Susan, Baby, and Jip, Mother and Father, and others.  Filled with adorable illustrations by Clarence Biers, and others.
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The Basic Readers Teacher's Edition, Pre-reading and Pre-Primer Programs
1946-47 Edition
Hard cover, 456 pages. By William S. Gray, Marion Monroe, and Lillian Gray. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. This is a very rare Teacher's Edition which includes the Guidebook plus all 3 1946-47 Pre-Primer, We Look and See, We Come and Go, and We Work and Play.  Rarely found, and even more rare to be found in Near Fine condition.  This book is flawless and gorgeous, a true Dick and Jane collectible! Click image to view  more pictures.
 
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We Look and See, Sally Dick and Jane
1st Pre-Primer Book
1940 & 1946-47 Edition
Soft cover, 48 pages. By William S. Gray, Dorothy Baruch and Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell. Published  by Scott, Foresman & Co. Very charming 1st Pre-Primer with Sally, Dick and Jane, Puff and Spot. Cute Dick and Jane vintage book.
 
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Picture Card Unit Set ~ Baby, Dick and Jane
1940's Rare Complete Set, Pre-Primer & Primer Program
Illustrated teaching tools for use with the 1940's Pre-Primers and 1st Grade Primer in the Basic Reading Program by Scott Foresman and Company. A complete set of 14 cards, consists of: Dick, Jane, Baby (later known as Sally), Mother, Father, Spot, Puff, Tim the bear, a car, a boat, a ball, cookies, their house, and one with Mother, Father, Dick, Jane, and Baby all together. Each card measures about 7" x 12" and are made of heavy card stock. Very collectible, very rare and very nostalgic.
 
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We Work and Play, Sally Dick and Jane
2nd Pre-Primer Book
1940 & 1946-47 Edition
Soft cover, 62 pages. By William S. Gray, Dorothy Baruch and Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell. Published  by Scott, Foresman & Co. An adorable little book, the 2nd Pre-Primer of the 1940's.  Charming & very vintage water color illustrations throughout.  With Sally, Dick and Jane, Puff and Spot.  Very nostalgic!
 
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We Come and Go, Sally Dick and Jane
3rd Pre-Primer Book
1940 & 1946-47
Soft cover, 72 pages. By Dorothy Baruch, William S. Gray and Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. Illustrated by Miriam Story Hurford. Published Scott, Foresman & Co. We Come and Go is the 3rd Pre-Primer in a series of 3. Rare & very collectible.
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Fun with Dick and Jane, 1st Primer
1946-47, Dick and Jane Series
Hard cover, 160 pages. By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. The first Dick and Jane Primer Book. Wonderful illustrations, and stories like; See It Go, Something for Sally, Sally Makes Something, The Pony, Puff Wants to Play, Funny Cookies, Fun for Little Quack, The Toy Farm, The Big Blue Ball, Jane Wants a Doll, and many more. A Rare and very collectible antique children's book.
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Fun with Dick and Jane, Cathedral 1st Primer
1941 First Edition
Hard cover, 159 pages. By Reverend John A. O'Brien, William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward, Eleanor Campbell and Miriam Story Hurford. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. The first Dick and Jane Primer Book. Catholic edition, and in this edition Sally, Dick and Jane did not have a name change as in other Catholic editions. Wonderful stories, and vintage water color illustrations.
 
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Think-and-Do to Accompany Fun with Dick and Jane, 1st Grade Primer
1946 Edition Rare Workbook
Soft cover, 81 pages. By William S. Gray and Marion Monroe. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. The workbook to accompany the first Dick and Jane Primer Book. Wonderful exercises illustrated to guide children through the Primer, designed to stimulate independent thinking on the part of the child, carefully prepared exercises to promote growth in their reading and thinking power. A very rare and very collectible antique children's workbook.  Click image to see photos of this book.
 
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Peter's Family , Book A ~ 2nd Dick and Jane Social Studies Primer
1940's Edition, 1st Grade
Hard cover, 128 pages. By Paul Hanna, Genevieve Anderson Hoyt, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by Ellen Segner and Charolotte Becker. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Wonderful stories with Tom and Susan, Dick, Peter, Jip, and others.  Stories are adorable in this book that follows Fun with Dick and Jane, the first book of 1st grade. 
 
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Our New Friends, Dick and Jane
1946-47, 1st book, 1st Grade
Hard cover, 192 pages. By William S. Gray, Marion Monroe, A. Sterl Artley, and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward & Eleanor Campbell. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  With Sally, Dick and Jane, Puff and Spot. Cute stories like, Old Toy Horse, Who Took the Nuts?, Bunny Boy, Playing Store, Jane's Dear Old Doll, Little Duck Talks, Dark Pony, The Merry-Go-Round and others, click image for the story list.
 
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Our New Friends, 1st Book - Dick and Jane
1946-47 Edition SUPER RARE TEXAS EDITION
Hard cover, 191 pages. By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Nice copy of the first Dick and Jane book that follows the Primer, Fun with Dick and Jane. Wonderful illustrations, and stories like, The New Family, Fun in the New House, The Big Umbrella, Old Toy Horse, Bunny Boy, Playing Store, LIttle Duck Talks, Dark Pony, The Merry-Go-Round, and many more.
 
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Our New Friends, Dick and Jane
 1940's Catholic Edition - 1st Grade. Hard cover, 192 pages. By Reverend John A. O'Brien, William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward, Eleanor Campbell and Miriam Story Hurford. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Cute stories like, Old Toy Horse, Who Took the Nuts?, Bunny Boy, Playing Store, Jane's Dear Old Doll, Little Duck Talks, Dark Pony, The Merry-Go-Round and others. Rare, charming & very collectible.
 
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Understanding Numbers, Teacher's Guidebook for the Number Stories Program, 1st Grade Math Series
1946 Edition ~ Rare Teacher's Edition
Soft cover, 238 pages. By William S. Gray, J. W. Studebaker, W. C. Findley, and F. B. Knight.  Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. A very rare Guidebook for the Number Stories program in the Dick and Jane series. Arranged in 5 sections, The Primary Arithmetic Program, and three sections with detailed information on Number Stories Book One, Number Stories Book Two, Number Stories Book Three, and the 5th section of this Guidebook is the Supplementary.
 
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Happy Days with Our Friends, Dick and Jane
1st Grade Health Book
1948 and 1950s
Hard cover, 95 pages. By William S. Gray, Dorothy Baruch and Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. Illustrated by Ruth Steed. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. With Sally, Dick and Jane, Puff and Spot. Super cute stories about; health, safety and personal development. Illustrated in vintage water colors,. Designed for the 1st grade, and follows the Pre-Primer,  We Come and Go, with Sally Dick and Jane. Very collectible.
 
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Rare 1941 1st Edition Cover with Puff making an appearance.

Good Times with Our Friends, Dick and Jane
1st Grade Health Book
1940s and 1950s. Hard cover, 128 pages. By William S. Gray, Dorothy Baruch and Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. With Sally, Dick and Jane, Puff and Spot. Cute stories about health, safety, and personal development. Very collectible.
 
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Three Friends, with Sally, Dick, and Jane
1948 and 1954 ~ 1st Grade Health & Personal Development Primer
Hard cover. 160 Pages. By Elizabeth Montgomery, Dorothy Baruch, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by Ruth Steed. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Three Friends is the 2nd Health and Personal Development book of the Curriculum Foundation Series, and follows the 1st book, Happy Days with Our Friends. 
 
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The Girl Next Door ~ Dick and Jane Series
1940
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Hard cover, 352 pages. By W.W. Bauer, Helen Shacter, William S. Gray, Dorothy Baruch, and Elizabeth Montgomery. Illustrated by Ruth Steed. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Rare With Sally, Dick and Jane's friends; Susan, Ellen, Nancy, Bill, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Foster, Jack, Grandfather, and others. Excellent stories focusing on the health and personal development of the child. 
 
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New Centerville ~ Dick and Jane Health Series
1948 Edition, 4th Health Book, 2nd Grade
Hard cover, 342 pages. By Paul Hanna, Genevieve Anderson Hoyt, and William S. Gray. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. The 4th book in the Health and Personal Development Series of the Dick and Jane readers.  Stories are about living in Centerville, with Johnny Pringle, Sally Goodman and Mr. Goodman, Jim Adams, Mr. Green, Joe, Jim, Mrs. Fields, Mr. Banks, Mr. Snow, and many other remembered characters. 
 
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Number Stories Book One, with Sally, Dick, and Jane
1st Grade Math Book
1940's
Hard cover, 160 pages. By William S. Gray, J. W. Studebaker, W. C. Findley, and F. B. Knight. Illustrated by Don P. Crane and L. Raymond Jones. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Well remembered stories stories with Bobby & Betty, Jo Jo, Jocko and Jerry, Mother Monkey, Father Monkey, Tubby and Frisky,Super cute stories teaching children the early basics of math. Adorable illustrations and stories. Hard-to-find and very charming.
 
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Friends and Neighbors, Dick and Jane
2nd Grade, 1st Half
1941 & 1946-47 Editions, 2nd Grade
Hard cover, 239 pages. By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Ellen Segner  & Keith Ward. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Great stories, Zeke and the Birds, The Potato Man, Billy Calf Runs Away, Baby Elephant, City Mouse and Country Mouse, The Three Little Pigs, and many more. With Uncle Zeke, Tom, Jill, Ann, Nancy, Molly, Ellen & others. Very collectible.
 
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More Friends and Neighbors, Dick and Jane
2nd Grade, 2nd Half
1941 & 1946-47 Editions, 2nd Grade
Hard cover, 240 pages. By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Ellen Segner  & Keith Ward. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Great stories, Little Mouse Dances, Mrs. Goose Forgets, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Sleepy Sam. With Tom, Nancy, Molly, Ellen & others. Very collectible.
 
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More Friends and Neighbors, 2nd Grade, 2nd Half
1943 Cathedral Basic Readers, 2nd Grade
Hard cover, 239 pages. By The Reverend John A. O'Brien, William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by M.S. Hurford, Ellen Segner  & Keith Ward. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Wonderful stories in this Cathedral edition, like, Little Mouse Dances, Mrs. Goose Forgets, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Sleepy Sam. With Bobby, Tom, Nancy, Molly, Ellen & others. Very collectible.
 
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City Streets and Country Roads
Rare Seventh-day Adventist Edition
1958, 3rd Grade - 1st Semester
Hard cover, 320 pages. By Dept. of Education. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell & Keith Ward. Publisher Pacific Press by Scott, Foresman & Co. 7th Day Adventist version of Streets and Roads. Great stories with Joanne, Sue, and Sam.
 
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Streets and Roads, Dick and Jane Series
1941 & 1946-47 editions, 3rd Grade -  1st Semester
Hard cover, 320 pages.By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward, Milo Winter,  M.S. Hurford L. Kate Deal, Donn P. Crane. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Some of the stories are: A Funny Balloon Ride, the Halloween Party, Benny's Trick, Tippy Elephant's Hat, Sojo, The Story of White Satin, Brother Rabbit and Tar Baby, The Fairy Shoemaker, and many more. Very collectible.
 
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More Streets and Roads, Dick and Jane Series
1941 & 1946-47 editions,  3rd Grade -  2nd Semester
Hardcover, 320 pages. By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Keith Ward, Milo Winter,  M.S. Hurford L. Kate Deal, Donn P. Crane. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Charming stories. Very collectible. Wonderful stories that include the characters, Bob, Patty,  Molly Ann, Tar Baby, Uncle George, Sojo, and stories like, Hot as Summer Cold as Winter, The 500 Hats, and more.
 
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Times and Places, Dick and Jane Series
1940's, Book 4 ~ 4th Grade
Hard cover, 448 pages. By William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by John Merryweather, I. B. Hazelton, Rafaello Busoni, Walter Oschman, Keith Ward, Charlotte Becker, Christine Chisholm, L. M. Henderson, Don Crane, L. Segner, E. Segner, Milo Winter, and Nell Smock. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Wonderful stories like stories including The Wizard of Vilville, The Huckabuck Family, The Princess Who Could Not Cry, The Seven Dancing Stars, and Rumplestiltskin, and many more.
 
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Days and Deeds, Dick and Jane Series
5th Grade
1943 & 47-48 Editions, Book 5 ~ 5th Grade
Hardcover, 480 pages. By William S. Gray, Marion Monroe, and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Milo Winter, A.M. Hurford, M.S. Hurford, Nell Smock, and Keith Ward. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. This excellent reader was designed for use during the fifth grade, and is part of the Sally Dick and Jane series. One title that is more scarce in this series.
 
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People and Progress, Dick and Jane
1944, 6th Grade - Cathedral Basic Readers
Hard cover, 480 pages. By Reverend John A. O'Brien, William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Milo Winter, John Merryweather, Charlotte Becker. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Wonderful stories about young Americans of yesterday, early adventures and progress, defenders of freedom, stories that never grow old, world neighbors, and much more.
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Paths and Pathfinders , Dick and Jane Series
1946 Edition,  7th Grade Reader
Hardcover, 528 pages. By William S. Gray and Robert C. Pooley, and Fred G. Walcott. Illustrated by Else Boastleman, Paul Bransom, Rafaello Busoni, Raymond Craig, Anne Fleur, David Hendrickson, Fritz Kredel,  John Merryweather, Gregory Orloff, and Harve Stein. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co.  Charming stories like The Message From the Sun, The Haunted Desert, Columbus, Paul Revere's Ride, Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Wilbur Wright and OrVille Wright, The Three Golden Apples, Polka-Dot Pets, and many more. Very charming reader, hard-to-find
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Wonders and Workers - Cathedral Basic Readers
1947, Cathedral Edition, 8th Grade
Hard cover, 544 pages. By Reverend John O'Brien, William S. Gray and Robert C. Pooley, Fred G. Wolcott. Illustrated by Milo Winter, John Merryweather, Charlotte Becker, Paul Branson, & others. Published by Scott, Foresman & Co. Scarce Catholic version. Wonderful stories & a very collectible vintage school book.
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