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T5: Troll in the Toybox
Solved: The Children in the Jungle
T6: Treasury

Hello, I am trying to purchase a weekly reader book that was filled with nursery rhymes, poems, stories, fables, etc. I was in the first grade in the late fifties when I was given the book now I would like to purchase it for my grandchildren. It was red and quite thick and 8 1/2 by 11 inches. I believe it was called something Treasury but I could be wrong.

Perhaps the book is Storytime Tales-A Treasury of Favorite Stories Pictures by Corinne Malvern A Big Golden Book; 1950, Simon and Schuster   I have this book and I was a child in the 50s. It's big and red.  The
cover shows a boy and a girl sitting on a red chair looking at a book. A little dog is perched on the arm of the chair. Stories include Never Worked and Never Will by Margaret Wise Brown, several fables, animal stories, poems, songs and some "modern" stories (Carl Sandburg).  I think your site is fascinating.
Pauline Rush Evans, The Family Treasury of Children's Stories. 1956. 'I had these books as a child in three grey volumes, but have since found the same books in two red volumes that are thicker.  They contain many nursery rhymes, poems, short stories, fairly tales, and excerpts from books.  Included are T.S. Eliot's Macavity, Thurber's "The Night the Bed Fell", Robert McCloskey's story about Homer and a doughnut machine, an excerpt from Tom Sawyer, My Friend Flicka, The Call of the Wild, and Kon Tiki, Custard the Cowardly Dragon by Ogden Nash, the story of the Seven Chinese Brothers and other Grim and Aesop fairy tales, and many more storys and poems.  If this is it, you may have had only one of the two books in the set, so you may not have had all of these stories.  The first book has a LOT of nursery rhymes.  If you think this might be it, I can list more of the contents for you (when I found them after 30 years, I bought 6 sets--for all my brothers and sisters and my mom and an extra set for me just in case!).
Editor Augusta Baker, Best Loved Nursery Rhymes and Songs, 1963.  Could it be BEST LOVED NURSERY RHYMES AND SONGS from Parents' Magazine Press? This book is about 250 pages long. I've been looking for a similar book and think this may be it (I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail to be sure). My book had a very particular feature--I think it was a group of pages in the middle of the book that were of a different color, and may have been an ABC portion.
Various, Better Homes and Gardens Story Book, 1956, approximate.Could this be the "Better Homes and Gardens Story Book?" I had this as a kid and finally remembered what it was called. I have one for my daughter. It was white with red font on the cover.
Could this be the Childcraft Vol 1, Poems of Early Childhood? It was a red book.

T15: Turtle shell cracks
Solved: The Cunning Turtle

T21: Train to Georgia
Solved:  Summer at Buckhorn 

T26: Three Mountains
I have thus far only browsed your site, but it seems to be a wonderful resource for answers to foggy memories... I have one of my own. All I remember is a cover with three mountains. The rest of the book has something to do with them...with fog, perhaps as hats and scarves, and perhaps snow or rain as well. I can't for the life of me remember a title or author. What I DO know is that I must have loved it, because the memory resonates deeply.  Let me know if you can help!

Sounds a lot like the cover of The White Mountains by John Christopher, a post-apocalyptic novel.
Funny that you said hats and scarves; Christopher wrote a trilogy about tripods, and it has to do with people reaching a certain age and getting "caps," mandatory metal mind-control devices.
Actually, this sounds like a picture book. It would be nice to have a vague date and whether it was a picture or chapter book.
T26 The person didn't say whether the three mountains book is a picture book or intermediate fiction. If it is a picture book, then I have a long shot. There is a book titled THE THREE ROBBERS by Tomi Ungerer, 1962. The cover shows the large, hill-shaped hats that the three robbers are wearing, and their eyes. The hats do look like mountains. The robbers also live in the mountains. They rob people until one day they end up robbing a
stagecoach where there is nothing of value except a little girl. The girl helps them mend their ways, and they open up an orphanage. No scarves in the book, but the robbers all wear capes. Just a total shot in the dark. ~from a librarian
This sounds like one of my favorite books, The Catalog. Tiny picture book, simple line drawings. Three mountains order pets from a catalog, but when winter snows come they realize they are ill-equipped to take care of them. Final illustration shows the 3 mountains with giant hats on (ordered from the catalog) under which the animals can snuggle and stay warm.
Jasper Tompkins, The Catalog, 1981.  Sorry I didn't give the author info yesterday. Also, the publisher is Green Tiger Press/Simon & Schuster.
Since you mention mountains and fog as hats/scarves, I'm wondering if it might be Joan Aiken's The Whispering Mountainwhich includes a poem/prophecy, "When the Whispering Mountain shall scream aloud/And Fig-Hat Ben shall wear a shroud..." (turns out to mean fog on the mountain).

T38: Twins, not Lotte and Lise
Solved: The Kellyhorns

T41: Time travel again!
So glad to find this site. I remember a book that I used to check out from the library over & over in the late 60's, early 70'. It was about two children & their father (I think), a widower, who live in an old victorian type house. The children discover they can go thru the door of the grandfather's clock & travel back 100 years to the same town & house. The father goes with them & falls in love with a woman & they eventually stay in the past. Thanks for any help!

This sounds like a combination of two time travel stories I've read: Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce, which has the old house and  a grandfather clock as the key to the travel, and Ormondroyd's Time At the Top in which the time traveling girl's father stays in the past to marry a woman there -- but the time travel device in that book is the elevator in the modern family's apartment building.
I think the person is thinking of TIME AT THE TOP by Edward Ormondroyd. A girl who lives in NYC unknowingly helps a fairy in disguise and is granted "3". (If this part doesn't ring a bell, don't worry. It's a minor part right in the beginning) Turns out the "3" is three trips into the past. She takes the elevator in her building to the top, but when the door opens, she finds herself in a Victorian house in the past. The two children in the house (a brother and sister, I believe) take her in. They are worried their widowed mother is going to marry a slimy suitor. The girl returns to her own time, and brings back her widowed father, who ends up marrying the children's mother.

T44: Tooth fairy
a Golden Book from the 1970s about a little girl who looses her tooth and leaves it for the tooth fairy. If you have any clues that will help me, I would be thrilled! Thank you; this is a wonderful website.

#T44--don't know about the tooth fairy, but there's a Rand McNally Junior Elf Book on a lost tooth called Tommy's Tooth.

T46: Thistle-head
There was a book I remember reading when I was young (early sixties, however I think the book was my cousins and from the late 40's or early 50's.  All I remember is that it had a few stories, black and white illustrations (maybe a couple colored pictures) and contained a character with a head that was a thistle (I think he had something to do with saving someone/something from a castle, but not sure) also the book contained a couple pages on things like how to fold a paper airplane.  Hope someone can help, I'd like to purchase/trade but really would settle for knowing the title.

T46 - could this be Jonnesty? The little man's head is made of an honesty seedpod, but the rest sounds right - think author is Winifred Mantle
Thanks for reading my inquiry, but the book I am looking for is not Jonnesty.
Margaret Martignoni (editor), The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, 1960. I don't know of any "Weekly Reader" connection  but it seems to fit the description in other ways: big anthology for all ages, including nursery rhymes children's poems  folk tales and excerpts from books ranging from "The Velveteen Rabbit" to "Penrod" to "Tom Sawyer" to "David Copperfield".
T46 thistle-head: this sounds as if it might have been a children's annual, since it contained more than one story and a crafts page. I don't recognise it, though, so that's not much help.
I'm pretty sure the illustration went with a story about a little tailor/toymaker named Quillow, who was thought by the townsfolk to be quite strange and therefore kind of ignored. But when a giant threatens to destroy the town/eat everyone, Quillow comes up with a plan to save the day. I liked the story quite a bit, but I don't remember what the book containing it was. Sorry.
Your solution suggests James Thurber's The Great Quillow. A toymaker named Quillow saves his town from destruction by a giant.

T48: Treasure Magazine
Solved: Treasure Magazine

T49: Thunder explained
For years I have though about a favorite book that I read around 1950.  I was in the 5th or 6th grade.  The only thing I remember was a child being told "when it thunders, God or the angels are cleaning house and moving the furniture around."   Possibly the book was red.  Because of where I visualize the book on the shelf,  the authors last name possibly starts with a letter near the end of the alphabet.  Any help would be most appreciated.

T51: Tune in tomorrow
Solved: Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway

T55: Teddy bear tea party
Solved:  Ophelia's World 

T58: Tiger, poor and hungry
Solved: two books!  The Old Man and the Tiger and A Crocodile's Tale

T59: Thankfullness
[Boy am I glad to find this site! I've been wondering how to find out about this book for ages and ages!] I fondly remember a book from Sunday School. Probably published in 50's or early 60's. I believe the cover was blue. It was about a boy who got a new coat. He thanks his mother, and she says, "Don't thank me, thank the man at the store." The boy goes to the store and thanks the salesman, and he says, "Don't thank me, thank the woman who made it." He goes to her and she says, "Don't thank me, thank the weaver who made the cloth." The boy goes there, and the weaver says, "Don't thank me,
thank the sheep who grew the wool." He goes to the sheep, who says, "Don't thank me, thank our heavenly Father God who made me so I could produce the wool." So the boy looks heavenward and thanks God for his new coat. The story has wonderful color illustrations.  This story really helped me see that God is the one who really provides for all our needs. I can remember that moment of insight
so clearly, though I must've been only 5 or 6.  Hope you (or someone) knows of this book!!!

Looks more general, but there's Thank-you Book by Francoise (Seignobosc), published Scribner 1947 "In simple text, the child says 'thank you' to the things and the creatures that help to make the world a happy place for him."
I have this book!  I will have to find it, I think it is at my parents' house. I will send title asap.I am almost positive it is in a series of 3 books, and I believe I have all three.
there's a picture book with the title Thankfulness: What is It, by Janet McDonnell, illustrated by Linda Hohag, 32 pages, but it was published recently, and seems to be a collection of ideas, rather than a straight story. Same illustrator but different author is a companion book called Responsibility: What is It.
Carol Fernpheil, I Read About God's Love. Hi There, I was looking for the exact book that you were and stumbled across your urgent request....I searched under Thankfulness for hours on the internet with no luck...Little did I know, my older sister had the book the whole time.  This is definitely the book you are looking for..don't thank me, thank the man.... It is actually a book with a few stories in it and this is just one of the stories. Hopefully, now you will be able to purchase it and read it to your children!

T61: Tall Ships
A wonderful wonderful tall book about living on board the sailing ships, the dangers and why they usually didn't take their children, and how they kept & cooked their food, and how on laundry day all the clothes and sheets were strung all over the ship's decks, and how they scrubbed the deck boards "until they were white".  I think some of it was told as a first-person from a child's point of view, living on board, landing at ports, etc.  (It was NOT A High Wind in Jamaica, I don't think it was really a
story book but sort of a non-fiction.)

T61 tall ship: maybe Aboard the Lizzie Ross, by Harriet Vaughan Davies, illustrated by Nancy Grossman, published Norton 1967, 221 pages? "Life aboard a sailing vessel in the last century. Ages 10 up." (HB Apr/67 p.147 pub ad) "the Lizzie Ross was a Canadian ship, and Captain Vaughan was a Canadian citizen. His fun-loving Yankee wife, Ann, came from Maine, and the three Vaughan children were born during different voyages: Chad, the oldest, in London; John Colin two years later off the coast of Maine; and Harriet, the youngest, during a tropical storm on a voyage to Argentina." No information on the shape of the book, though.
Caroline Tapley, John Come down the Backstar, 1974. Summary: In 1857 a 177-ton sailing ship, Fox, was equipped for a trip to search for Sir John Franklin and his men, who were lost in the Arctic since 1845. This is an account, told from the perspective of the youngest seasman aboard, as he might have written down his experiences in his diary. This is a Jr. Literary Guild selection, chosen as a outstanding book for older readers (C Group).
T61 tall ships: another possible is Clipper Ship, by Thomas P. Lewis, illustrated by Joan Sandin, published NY Harper 1978, reprinted 1992, 63 pages, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (if that counts as tall?), an I Can Read History Book. "Captain Murdock, on a clipper ship run from New York City to San Francisco, takes his wife and children along - fortunately, since his wife can take over when he becomes ill and the children can also help. Lively 3-color drawings." (Children's Books 1978 p.3) The cover of the reprint can be seen on Amazon.

T66: Thorndale
Thorndale.  My grandfather, Alfred Otto Olsen, emigrated from Sweden to the United States in 1891.  According to my mother and aunt, his daughters, on the ship he read a book with a character named Thorndale.  When her arrived in the United States he changed his last name to Thorndale.  I would like to find this book.  According to my mother and my aunt, my aunt was named Thelma by her father after the book, Thelma, by Marie Corelli 1855-1924.  I have read Thelma and all of the books by Marie
Corelli published before 1891 and there is no character Thorndale.  Recently I found that in the 1900 U. S. Census my grandfather is listed as Alfred Thorthal.  The birth date, the year of immigration and the town of residence are correct.  Perhaps Thorthal is a misspelling of Thorndale or the possibility exists that my grandfather first changed his name to Thorthal and then to Thorndale.  The only document I have that lists Thorthal is the 1900 U.S. Census.  All later Census and all other documents I
have list Thorndale.  I would be interested to know about any book that was published before 1891 and has a character Thorndale or Thorthal.

Smith, William, Thorndale : or The conflict of opinions, 1859.  Classed as British fiction by LC.

T68: Tommy and the lion
 I have memories of two books I cannot now find any trace of. The first may have been called "Tommy and the Lion", or another boys name. It was the story of a little boy who was afraid of the dark among other things, until along comes a lion who gives him the courage to stand up for himself. In the end he scares off some bullies who were frightening someone else. He thought it was the lion who helped him, but the lion had already left him, leaving him a note. The illustrations were simple with a few strong colours, and it was a hardback book with a shiny black cover. It was a great favourite when I was about five in the 1960's.

Drawing a blank on this one, but it keeps reminding me of Martha Alexander's Blackboard Bear which has a very similar storyline. The first book came out in 1969, though.
maybe too late again - Midway by Anne Barrett, illustrated by Margery Gill, published London, Collins 1967 "Mark, middle boy in a clever family, feels unable to compete with the witty assurance of the older two or the complacent assurance of the younger twins. Even at school he is unbearably teased. In his solitude, an imaginary friend appears - a tiger, mentor and guide (and voice of his own speculations?). With this helper, and his own instinctive 'sense' about people, Mark is able to save his father's precious notes from a sinister rival Doctor (about to fix his claim in a broadcast talk) and to find his own confident place as an individual." (Best Children's Books of 1967, Naomi Lewis)
Perhaps Andy and the Lion by James Daughtery?  This was first published in 1938, but it's been reprinted often..  Andy helps a lion out by removing a thorn stuck in his paw, the lion is very grateful, and Andy gains great confidence in himself.
T68 Tommy and the lion: Could be Andrew the Lion Tamer by Donald Hall with pictures by Jane Miller, published in 1959, 56 pages, cute illustrations. "Great vintage children's story of a little boy named Andrew and what happens when he gets "lion" seeds and decides to grow his own lion!"
T68 tommy and the lion: just possibly Timmy and the Tiger, by Marjorie Paradis, illustrated by Marc Simont, published Harper 1952, 246 pages. "Although Timmy was ten years old, he was still - to his own disgust and
shame - secretly afraid of many things. His valiant attempts to conquer his fears make an important part of a rather unusual story. It comes to an exciting climax when a next-door neighbor actually brings home from a big-game hunting expedition the live tiger which gives the book its title." (HB Aug/52 p.241) It's a real tiger, though, not an imaginary animal.
Could this be The Thirsty Lion by Karine Forbes (Crowell-1950)?
Marek Veronica ( correctly Veronika), Tommy and the lion. (1964 approx) Hutchinson /London published it.
Tommy and the Lion.  I remember this book as it was my favourite bedtime book. It was definately called Tommy and the Lion, not Andy, and it wasn't a tiger!  I too would love to know how to get hold of a copy for my own daughter.

T69: Twilight tales
Solved: Peter Puckle and Other Fairy Tales

T70: Treehouse
Solved: Hollow Tree House

T71: Topsy Turvy
We had a book when I was a child of poetry about the different seasons, i.e. winter, summer, spring, and fall.  It was illustrated with what I think was brownies.  My sister swears that she thought the name of the book was Topsy Turvy, but I have had no luck looking under that name.  It wasn't an old book at the time, but I think copyrighted in the late 50's-early 60's.  Can you help?

I think the poem you are referring to might be Palmer Cox's Brownie's Year Book. Month by month, Cox details the sport
and activities of the brownies, told in rhyme. It is definitely found in The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature by Margaret Martignoni but I would guess it could be in other anthologies as well.

T72: Two little shoes
Solved: Two Little Shoes

T73: Tree, unhappy with self
Solved: Children's Stories selected by the Child Study Association 

T74: Tiny the circus elephant moves to town
Solved: The Secret of Stone House Farm 

T76: That's What I Do Best
Solved: The Lion's Bed

T77: Time Travel Norsement in America
3 children find a door in their fathers study that takes them back to a time when norsemen traveled up the great lakes (may be set in Minnisota) - Two girls, one boy - oldest girls name is Crystal.  I read this while still in grade school (so pre 1964) and the book wasn't new then - it may have had a world war II sub-plot.

I'd suggest Return of the Viking by Eva-Lis Wuorio, illustrated by William Winter, published Toronto, Clarke Irwin 1955, 208 pages. It's not a perfect match, but close. Joan, Wendy and John visit the Royal Ontario
Museum on a rainy Saturday during WWII, and meet Thorvald, a young Norwegian refugee who points out the Viking sword exhibit as proof that Norwegians discovered Canada. In the reproduction of an English 16th c.
room, they try the "very ancient looking, thick, wooden door" and it opens, to reveal Lief the Lucky on the other side. He fell asleep almost 1000 years ago while exploring 'Vinland', woke up and couldn't find his sword -- which is of course, the one in the exhibit. Lief is invisible to adults, but ends up going for commando training because his homeland is in danger from the Nazis. At the end of the story the children read a news report
about a commando raid on a Nazi-held Norwegian seaport supported by a ghostly figure in a strange costume. This is actually only the first story of 4 in the book, all involving time-travel and Canadian history, and
the same children and their friends. Nobody named Crystal, though and the door is in a museum, not a study, and it takes place in Ontario, not Minnesota. 

T78: Time Travel Meezan Cavemen
Solved: Saturday the Twelfth of October
T79: Tuesday & February?
Solved: February's Road
T80: Talisman
Solved: Seven Day Magic

T81: Tales of Terror
Solved: Horror Tales: Spirits, Spells and the Unknown

T82: Tiny dog
All I can remember about this book is a picture of a persons fingers holding a tiny black dog and a key to compare the sizes. It may have been a book of short stories.  Sorry I can't remember anything else.

Philippa Pearce, A Dog So Small, 1960s?  The picture on the dw of this is a tiny dog on the palm of a hand.
Most likely is - A Dog so Small, by Phillipa Pearce, about a boy who imagines a tiny black chihuahua as his pet. Less likely would be - No Flying in the House, which does involve a tiny mechanical dog, but I'm not sure whether he needs a key. Longest shot is - Aggie, Maggie and Tish, by Betty K. Erwin, which does feature a tiny black bulldog held in a girl's hand. On another track entirely, perhaps - Peanut, by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll,
published Oxford Univ Pr 1951, 48 pages "Peanut is a tiny puppy who lives in a teapot and eats out of a bottle cap, until a Great Dane becomes a pet in the same family. Poor Peanut decides to run away. His adventures are illustrated in soft two-color pictures." (Horn Book Dec/51 p.380 pub ad) The review, p.406 says that he sits on a spool of thread and plays under a geranium in a plant pot, and that there are 'fine pictures on almost every page.'
Another, somewhat less likely is The Smallest Dog on Earth, by Rosemary Weir, illustrated by Charles Pickard, published London, Abelard-Schuman 1963 "This is a delightful story about a chihuahua pupy and the transformation of her character as a result of exciting experiences with several owners - film star, riverside outcast, and the little girl she really loved." illustration shows a black chihuahua standing. (Junior Bookshelf Oct/63 pub ad)
another possible is Little Peewee Or Now Open The Box, by Dorothy Kunhardt, pictures by J.P. Miller, published Simon and Schuster Little Golden Books 1948, 42 pages "This is the story of Little Peewee the
teeniest weeniest dog in the world. He performs in a circus, but one day he starts to grow and grow and grow. He can no longer work in the circus with all his friends. Now what will poor Little Peewee do?" Peewee is a tiny
dalmatian, and the cover shows a circus scene.
I submitted the Stump the Bookseller for the Tiny Dog.  I was looking a copy of Water Babies by Charles Kingsly and there was an illustration of a boy a dog and a giant.  I know I had a copy of this book as a child but the illustrations were different.  I am now thinking that maybe this is where I saw the picture.  The dog is not tiny, he is being held by a giant.  I would love to know if there is such an illustration in Water Babies and who is the illustrator.
Not sure if I understood T82's question right, but I had an illustrated copy of Charles Kingley's Water Babies, and my recollection of the giant was that he lived on an island where everyone ran backwards (and Tom, the protagonist, had to travel backwards as well at this point in the story). As I remember the illustration of the giant, he was a sad-looking fellow in glasses, who had crowds of people fleeing from him. I do not recall him holding Tom's dog, or anything about a key. Hope this helps.
In an old school Ginn reader, Ten Times Round, there is The Rice Bowl Pet. Ah Jim lives in a small apartment in Chinatown. He is told he can only have a little pet, one that will fit in a rice bowl. Rest of the story involves Ah Jim's hunt for a petite pet. Finally he finds a very tiny puppy (from China). While the puppy is golden it is pictured in a dark rice bowl as he carries it homeward.

T83: Tammy
I do not have a author or title but just a description.  It is the story of a sandy haired, brown eyed girl named Tammy who lived with her family near the beach.  She had secret, mysterious fantasies by the water and she would hide away from everything in a cove with an echo.  The person who read this book grew up in Vancouver, BC.  I think it possibly came out in the early 70's or eighties.  I would appreciate any help you could give me in locating this book.  Thanks in advance for your time.

Lionel Davidson, Under Plum Lake, 1983.  May not be the one but I thought it was worth a try !  If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a copy it's well worth reading .

T84: Two by two
Solved: Three by Three

T85: Train thru fictional places
Solved: Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

T86: Time travel mansion and sisters
Solved: Wicked Pigeon Ladies in the Garden

T87: Twixt Swilly and Lough Foyle
Solved: Twixt Foyle and Swilly
T88: Time Travel, Young Adult

Solved: Mirror of Danger
T89: Tooth Fairy

Solved: The Tooth Fairy
T90: Two kids stranded on island

Two girls? find a "secret place", a little shack or shed on a island of dirt.  There is only a trickle of water that goes around their island.  One day, without telling anyonwe where they are goin, the go to the island and it starts to rain and the stream turns into a river, possibly of mud and they are stranded.  At some point, earwigs get the food that they leave in the shed.  Somehow they get home but I don't remember how.

Could this be Dangerous Island by Helen Mather-Smith Mindlin?  Three kids, Frank, Dorothy and Pug, are stranded on an island, which eventually disappears. The island has gold on it or something.
Maybe Two On an Island, by Bianca Bradbury, illustrated by Robert Maclean, published Houghton 1965, 139 pages. "On an uninhabited Maine island from which their rowboat has drifted away, nine-year-old Trudy and twelve-year-old Jeff endure a three-day trial of survival. The plausible framework for this unusual test of endurance has more than mere detail of hunger, sunburn, and nighttime cold. Miss Bradbury skillfully develops the heightened class of different personalities - Trudy with a more generous nature, so willingly sharing the tiny bit of food with their great dog; Jeff, a lone-wolf kind of boy with an aggressive habit of scolding and bossing - through a gradual change from bickering to affection. Later, Jeff knew there was 'so much he and Trudy hadn't told and might never tell.'" (Horn Book Aug/65 p.386)
Possibly September Island, by Rosalie Fry, illustrated by Margery Gill, published Dent/Dutton 1965, 112 pages. "A trailer camp holiday turns into a great adventure when three children are stranded on a storm-created sandbar island." Martin and Linda are on a caravan holiday when a terrible storm floods the river. When a girl is washed away clinging to a tree, they take a boat out to rescue her and all three are washed up onto a new sandbank thrown up by the flood. With the tree and some flowers that are washed up this is just like a small desert island, and as they had some shopping with them they are able to spend a very pleasant day and night, and are rescued before danger can spoil the adventure. (Junior Bookshelf Jun/65 p.146)
Given how we tend to mix up details and even different books on occasion, is it possible you're thinking of
Two on an Island by Bianca Bradbury, 1965? The boys 12, the girl is 9, they head out to an island with their German Shepherd and as the tide comes in, the girl carelessly lets the boat drift off. Since they've always fought constantly, they have to learn to overcome this over the next four days (they know no one will miss them until that point) while they figure out how to survive with minimal food and water - and how to protect it against the rats on the island. Not to be confused with the Elmer Rice play of the same name.
could it be An Island for Two, by Ludek Pesek, translated from the German by Anthea Bell, published Bradbury 1975, 166 pages? "Desert island dreams come true. Traces the development of a relationship between two young social misfits who find through each other a new maturity."
T90 two stranded: another possible is Summer Adventure, by Finn Havrevold, illustrated by E. Wallenta, published Abelard 1961, 127 pages. "Tine Tron, a 14 year-old girl on holiday with her parents and small brother is unhappy because she has no friends of her own age with her, except Jan, who knows nothing about sailing. Defiantly she decides to go by boat to the shop, though she has been forbidden to sail alone. Jan and Peik the dog go with her, but a squall arises and they are marooned on a bare island. Jan proves himself more useful on shore than afloat but the difficulties of existence for even two days have a sobering effect on Tine." (JB Dec/61 p.348)
Lindbergh, Anne, Worry Week.  NY, Harcourt 1985.  It's not a perfect match, as the island seems to have always been an island, but worth checking out. "Left alone for a week in their family's summer house on a Maine island, Allegra and her two sisters scrounge for food andsearch for the treasure supposedly hidden somewhere on the premises."

T91: Time Elevator/Elevator to Eternity?
Solved:  Time Gate 
T92: The Toad

Solved: Mrs. Coverlet
T93: Talking doll

Solved: Benjamin Brownie and the Talking Doll
T94: Teddy bear tea party

I have been searching for a children's book for years. As near as I can remember, it was published about 1957 or earlier.  I was told by and about teddy bears.  Maybe only one teddy bear.  Teddy Bear(s) dressed up and I thought either had a picnic or a tea party...Most likely a tea party, the book was a children's school library book, that I read when I was in grade school in Iowa. The book was a large skinny book, I think about 81/2 by 11 inches of possibly 11 by 14 inches.  I have no idea of title nor of the author.  Can you help? Thank you

T55 teddy bear tea party sounds like T94 teddy bear tea party. The described size is similar and the mention of a picnic or tea party (Teddy Bear's Picnic?)
Jimmy Kennedy, Teddy Bears' Picnic, 1947.  T94 The song 'Teddy Bears Picnic' by Jimmy Kennedy published in 1947, and performed by a myriad of artists, spawned innumerable book versions. "If you go down to the woods today, you're
in for a big surprise... Picnic Time for Teddy Bears! The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today..." Hope you find your special book!

T95: The Thing in Delores's Piano
Solved: The Thing in Delores' Piano

T96: Two Girls and an Ice Truck...
I'm looking for an American History textbook at the high school level because of one picture I saw in it that has stuck with me over the years.  In the photo, two girls in overalls are hauling ice in an ice truck.  One of them is wearing a cap, sort of like a train engineer's hat.  They are working because it was either during one of the World Wars or during the Depression.  The book itself has a red cover (I think) and was probably produced by Houghtin Mifflin, Macmillan, or Little Brown and Co.  I hope someone out there is a textbook collector or has seen this photo somewhere else.  I would love to get a copy.  Thanks in advance  for the help!  :-)

Have you tried searching at photo stock agency websites like Corbis? A lot of textbook photos come from stock agencies, and many now have on-line catalogs you can search.

T97: Teenager With Lupus
Solved: 13 is Too Young to Die

T98:  Talisman
Solved: The Talisman

T99: Treasure Mystery, Cup/Goblet, Tree and Graveyard
Solved: Secret of the Witch's Stairway 
T100: Tiger, nice kitty

I am looking for a story which my father read to me in the 1950s. It's about an old lady who can't see very well.  A tiger escapes from a zoo or circus and comes to her house.  Since she can't see very well, she thinks it is this nice little kitty.  They get along well...that is all I remember...the book had lots of pictures....

Tworkov/Duvoisin, Tigers Don't Bite,1956? Just a guess, I can't find any description of the story.
This is Mrs. Welladay's New Tabby Cat by Kathryn and Bryon Jackson. I found it in the old school reader-Treat Shop by Eleanor Johnson and Leland Jacobs. Perhaps it is a stand alone book as well.

T101: Time travelling in aunt's house
Solved: Magic Elizabeth

T102: time travel is called "flivering"
In this book, to travel across space or time is referred to as Flivering.

People travel through space by flivvering in Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination.  I think it's in print.  The protag is named Gully Foyle.
It's definitely not The Star My Destination. In that book instantaneous travel through space was called "jaunting" NOT "flivering".
T102 time travel: I'm pretty sure that in The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester, teleportation (space, not time) is called 'jaunting', not flivvering. What do they call teleportation in Zenna Henderson's The People stories?
T102 just a comment:  In Zenna Henderson'sThe People, it is called lifting.
Madeleine L'Engle, Wind in the Door.  I thought I would just drop a note that "kything" is the word L'Engle
uses for time/space continuum travel in her "Wrinkle in Time" trilogy.  I know you said "flivering," but sometimes I am amazed at how my memory twists things!
just a further note.  In Madeleine L'Engle's books, the ability to move across time and space is called "tessering".  The previous contributor's word "kything" is, in Madeleine L'Engle's books, the ability to connect mentally and more important emotionally with a person who is not with you (separated by time and space.)  The tessering concept she got from scientific principles the kything from Celtic religion, I think.
Actually, I think Madeleine L'Engle's "kything" is the blending of one's soul with another's-- specifically for the purpose of combating evil. "Tessering" is using tesseracts or "wrinkles in time" to move about the universe.
"flivvering" - Aldous Huxley's Brave New World uses this term, I think both as noun ("a flivver") and verb ("flivvering").  But there's no time travel...
Flivver, the Heroic Horse by Lee Kingman and illustrated by Erik Blegvad, 1958.  I don't know if Flivver is in involved in time travel, but I couldn't resist adding this namesake to the Flivver discussion.   The story of an adventurous horse who is used to hauling a Boston fruit cart, but who becomes involved in other activities in a Massachusetts fishing town called "Smuggler's Cove".
I know that there are vehicles in the Star Trek novels that are called Flivvers, and the books do occasionally incorporate some type of time travel. Perhaps you read one of these?

T103: Thunderbird with little boy story
Solved: Childcraft

T104: trip to island character dodie
Solved: Magic Island


T105: Two siblings travel with magician
Solved: The Magic Hat of Mortimer Wintergreen

T106: Toy Soldier
Solved: The Return of the Twelves
T107: tuttle dexter ashurbanipal

Solved: Wonderful World of Aunt Tuddy
T108: Teen ESP story

Solved:  And This is Laura

T109: tiger the cat's life
Solved: Cat's Eyes 
T110: Teddy Bears photographed

Solved: The Lonely Doll 

T111: Teeeny Tiny Family
Solved: A Tiny Family 

T112: Tiny dog is girl's best friend
Solved: No Flying in the House 
T113: Tom Tit Tot, NOT Evelynn Ness

Solved: Silver Curlew 

T114: two girls solved mysteries
Solved: Ginnie and the Mystery Doll

T115: Time Travel and "Wicked, Wicked" Girls
Solved: Wicked Pigeon Ladies in the Garden 
T116:  Three mice that live in a tree trunk with their mother

Solved: Minnikin, Midgie, and Moppet: A Mouse Story

T117: Tomboy
Solved:  Tomboy 
T118: Translation

Solved:  Thinner 

T119: Teen falls for London pianist/delivery guy
Solved:  The Beethoven Medal 

T120: Time travel - remote past, recent past, future
I am looking for a collection of science fiction stories about time travel that was divided into three sections -- remote past, recent past, and future.  (The editor's introduction discussed the paradoxes of time travel, and separated remote from recent past because of the additional complexities of possibly meeting oneself.)  I read this book in the 1950's or perhaps the 1960's.  Searches using "Groff Conklin" have failed me.  Title, editor, and availability?

Possibly Elsewhere and Elsewhen, ed. by Groff Conklin, Berkley Pub. Corp., 1968.  Contents:  Introduction / Groff Conklin -- Elsewhen: Shortstack / Walt and Leigh Richmond.  How allied / Mark Clifton.  The wrong world / J.T. McIntosh. World in a bottle / Allen Kim Lang -- Elsewhere: Think blue, count two / Cordwainer Smith. Turning point / Poul Anderson.  The book / Michael Shaara.  Trouble tide / James H. Schmits.  The Earthman's burden / Donald E. Westlake.  Originally published in two volumes: Science Fiction Elsewhen (London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968) and Science Fiction Elsewhere (London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968).
Conklin, Groff, editor, Crossroads in Time, 1953.  Maybe this one.  Sixteen stories and two novellas.  The publication date looks like a plausible match
This sounds like something I have read, but I have no idea who edited it. The poster of this book stumper could look up Roger Elwood or Martin Greenberg in hopes of seeing if their anthologies sound familiar.
Perhaps memory is conflating two Groff Conklin anthologies? Conklin's 1952 anthology INVADERS OF EARTH is divided into sections that sound like what's wanted (The Distant Past, The Immediate Past, The Immediate Future, The Distant Future).  However, it is not an anthology of time travel stories, but of alien invasion stories.  Conklin did do a time travel anthology, CROSSROADS IN TIME, but it is not arranged in that manner.  In any case, content information for all  English-language sf anthologies and single-author collections published prior to 1984 can be searched on this website, so questionner could see list of contents of each and determine if they sound familiar (or if any other of the 3,900 books indexed there do. . . .)
The answer to T120 is not, I regret, Elsewhere and Elsewhen.  This is one of my favorite S.F. anthologies.  It's a great collection, very wide-ranging in theme, but not including time-travel.  Good hunting! 

T121: typhoonigator
This is a children's manners book with different monsters, including a typhoonigator and a kibitzer:"If that hand were mine, I'd throw in the nine.  My goodness, you'd be lost without me." My son thinks it's by Mercer Mayer.

T121 Sounds like it might be LITTLE MONSTER'S BEDTIME BOOK by Mercer Mayer, 1978 (one source said it was a Little Golden Look-Look Book, but other sources listed it as a publication of Merrigold Press). It also looks like it was republished in 1991, but is now out of print. ~from a librarian
I think this person has two books confused. Mercer Mayer does indeed have a book with a Wild-'n-Windy  Typhoonigator in it, as well as a Paper-Munching Yalapappus, a Stamp-Collecting Trollusk, and a Letter-Eating Bombanat.  It's called One Monster After Another and they're all trying to get Sally Ann's letter before it reaches her friend Lucy Jane.  But it's not about manners and there's no Kibitzer in the book.  There are several books about monsters & manners (Monster Manners by Joanna Cole, Magic Monsters Learn About Manners by Jane Belk Moncure, Monster Manners by Bethany Roberts, Modern Manners for Little Monsters by Wilson Rogers) but I didn't see a Kibitzer in any of those, either.
Looked up TYPHOONIGATOR on Google and found one guy'e poem using it, and then one ref to a Mercer Meyer book, One Monster After Another, but it doesn't seem to be about manners.
Mercer Mayer, Little Monster's Bedtime Book. It's the Baby Great Glern of the Sea and the poem goes, "The Baby Great Glern of the Sea, gives annoying advice constantly, now if that hand were mine, id play the nine, my goodness, you'd lose without me." then the picture by his head says "kibits, kibits, kibits" i can recite all the poems.
Mercer Mayer, Little Monster's Bedtime Book, 1978.  Yes, this is indeed from "Little Monster's Bedtime Book."  All of the Little Monster, Monster, and Professor Wormbog books (including "One Monster After Another") have similar / same characters, especially "Little Monster's Bedtime Book."  "Little Monster's Bedtime Book," is the only "Little Monster" book that has poems for each character.  I am a huge collector of Mercer Mayer books (well over a few 100).  Mercer Mayer's "Monster" universe is pretty seperate from his "Little Critter" universe.  "Little Monster's Bedtime Book" has two different covers too: One is Blue with a circle showing Daddy Monster reading to Little Monster and his Kerploppus, and the other shows a close up of Little Monster in bed and dreaming/thinking about the characters.

T122: Time travel comedy
Solved: Corrupting Dr. Nice 

T123:  Treehouse and two girls
Solved: Best Friends 

T124:  Treehouse Mysteries
Solved: Case of the Hungry Stranger


T125:  Too deep, too deep !
Solved: Streets and Roads

T126:  The Thingamajigs
Solved: The Thingumajig book of manners

T127: turtle
Solved: The Westing Game

T128: Teddy Roosevelt
Solved: Brighty of the Grand Canyon

T129: Tugboat that got lost
1957-1959  There was a little tugboat that was in the harbor with a lot of big boats and somehow it drifted out and was lost. Later it was found.

Hardie Gramatky's Little Toot  is definately a small boat in a harbor with huge boats, but her claim to fame is rescuing an ocean liner during a storm.
Gertrude Crampton, Scuffy the tugboat Scuffy was a toy tugboat, but the rest of the details sound right.
T129 Of all my little toot type things, this title sounds like the best-- Hogner, Nils    The lost tugboat    illus by NIls Hogner    Abelard Press 1952.  tugboats; New York City - juvenile fiction
T129 if it helps  any, all the illus are red and green in Hogner. The tug's name is Betty Ann. The skipper loses his way in the fog and they end up near a big ship which needs the help of a tug.
Date-1964. Could this be Little Toot on the Thames?? Tug gets towed across the Atlantic by accident and gets lost in the London Fog!

T130:  two girls switch places during WWII
Solved: Searching for Shona

T131: Time and Space Mercenary gets Tortured
This is an old science fiction book that I bought at a used bookstore in  about 1986 and it looked very old then.  The title had something like "time" or "space" in it.  The story was about a mercenary trying to track down some information and one of the "laws of the land" was that if someone tortured you for a day, they would have to tell you anything you wanted.  He was going through the torture at about the time I lost the book.  (This wasn't a very good book as far as I remember, but I hate the idea of never finding out what happened!)

Jack London, The Star Rover. Possibly?
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.  I think that this might be one of the Darkover books. There are lots of them. Take a look at this website.

T132: Tea in Tree
Solved: The Fig Tree

T133: Twins make new wife miserable
Solved: The Winter People

T134: Trilogy/maps in book
Solved: The Wizard of Earthsea

T135: Tomatoes, cowboys, aliens
Solved: The Moon Colony
Moon Colony.'Is it possible that the book in question is Reinhard Goll's The Visitors From Planet Veta?  Published in 1959 the story dealt with (among other things) extraterrestrial children who lived in a giant tomato tree in a suburban backyard.

T136: Three children visit beekeeping warlock uncle
Solved: Linnets and Valerians

T137: Trees with glass leaves
I remember only the beautiful drawings of the trees with glass leaves, and I can still hear them today!  c. 1940

Any possibility this illustration could be associated with the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses?  The princesses travel to a wondrous underground land each night to dance  the huntsman following them in his invisiibility cape is fascinated by the trees with leaves of silver and gold, but maybe in some versions the leaves are crystal or glass.
The 12 Dancing Princesses.  This could be one of the many, many versions of the fairytale "The 12 Dancing Princesses" where the girls have to sneak out because their father won't let them "date."  They go (usually) through a tunnel in their bedroom floor through wondrous places to a ball where they dance all night.  Their dancing slippers are always worn out every morning and the father cannot figure out why, since he locks them in their room at night.  Anyhow, most versions have them going through areas full of trees with glass leaves, golden leaves, jewelled leaves, etc. to get to the ball.  So this might be it, the challenge would be in finding the version that you remember the pictures from!
Henry Van Dyke, The Foolish Fir Tree.  1911.  Alternatively, this poem (and variants I've seen online) also talk about a tree with glass leaves.  "A Presbyterian Minister, Henry Van Dyke is perhaps best known for The Story of the Other Wise Man and for the Hymn of Joy ("Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, ..."). He was also a prolific poet, and the above poem can be found in: Van Dyke, Henry. The Poems of Henry Van Dyke. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911."
T137  This woldn't be Coleno again, would it?
See also T157.
Watson, J. W., Twelve Dancing Princesses. Try this Golden Book it may be the one.  The old soldier who follows the princesses through a jeweled forest snaps one of the leaves off, scaring the youngest princess.  He ended up marrying the eldest.  The illustrations are lovely.
J. W. Watson, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It could be this -- a beautifully illustrated version, Golden Book.
Sounds like the Foolish Fir Tree to me, I do remember the various pictures of the tree with its various leaves. The glass ones got broken by rain, gold ones were stolen by a passerby, there may have been some kind of red leaf that also got ruined. Don't know if it was a poem or a story.

T138: Tirpy  or Terpy (dogname)
Solved: The Hobyahs

T139: Transcendentalist parents disappear and their children find them
Solved: The Diamond in the Window

T140: Toby, young boy/magical friends
Solved: The Children of Greene Knowe

T141: Trolls with Hard Heads/ Soft Feet
Solved: The Princess and the Goblin

T142: Three boys in a Tree
Solved: Three Boys in a Tree

T143: time travel ancient ireland
Solved: The Wizard Children of Finn

T144: tank tread house
early to mid 50's.  It's about a family that lives in a house on tank treads in a very cold place.  They travel around and have adventures but the best thing was the house they lived and traveled in., it was like a RV but better.  I don't remember much color, it was mostly black and white drawings I think.

T145: two siamese cats' adventures
A story of two slightly naughty Siamese cats...the illustrations are just beautiful, and accurate. 1940s?

Clare Newberry, Babette.  Or possibly another of her cat books  though I think this is one that definitely features Siamese cats. Alternatively, if the book in question is an illustrated book for adults/ older children, rather than a picture book, then it could be one of Doreen Tovey's series beginning Cats in the Belfry or possibly Irene Holdsworth's Little Masks.

T146: teardrop shaped necklace
Solved: A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories

T147: The Two Little Miners
Solved: Two Little Miners

T148: Tree Toad
Solved: Tree Toad

T149: Tapir Riding a Velocoped
Over the years my wife has talked fondly about a book she read as a child. It's about a tapir who rides a velocoped.  She loved the illustrations. She has forgotten the title and author.  I am guessing the book is from the late 1950s or early 1960s.  I would love to find a copy of this book and surprise her on her birthday!  (What a wonderful service this is!)

Same as H67.
Roberta Moynihan, Futility the Tapir, 1959.  Might not be the right book, can't find a copy or a description anywhere online.
I found this description of Futility, the Tapir:  A quietly hilarious picture book about a tapir who, upon awakening, begins the struggle to force his ungainly body to stand, and who at day's end exclaims, "What an exhausting day! I really must get some rest. After all, tomorrow I may succeed." Nicely humorous illustrations by the author.

T150: Toothfairy book
Solved: Tooth Fairy

T151: Teenage girl plane crash in wilderness
Solved: Walking Out: A Novel of Survival

T152: two fairies jump out of the radio, Just Now
two fairies jump out of the radio and into the lives of the children of one family. whenever anyone asks them the time, they say "Just Now". One is short and chubby, one is tall and thinner. both have antennae. possibly 1920's or 1930's.  children may be Bailey children. birds make them down filled beds.

There's a book titled Queen Titania's Radio Fairies by Oliver Garrison Pirie, Bower & Pirie, 1924, 116 pgs. (alt. title is Radio Fairies).  Sorry, no description.

SOLVED: Leila Crocheron Freeman, Nip and Tuck, 1926, approximate. I suddenly remembered the names of the two elves, Nip and Tuck, and it was also the name of the book!  I have sent for a beat- up copy on ebay, but copies are rare. There is a second book, Nip and Tuck in Toyland. With Santa.

T153: Tutankamun
Solved: The Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamen

T154: train - illustrations drawn by kids
mid-1930's. I remember brightly colored pictures of a little train with several cars that looked as if children had drawn them. It was a child's short story that printed an image on my young brain. No recollection of the story except that it had a happy ending (of course!)

T155: telegraph operator, midwest, brothers, WWI
Solved: The Human Comedy

T156: Thanksgiving present
Solved: The Thanksgiving Treasure

T157: tree asked for glass leaves
Solved: The Foolish Fir Tree

T158: truckdriver elected president
Searching for fictional work about 18-wheeler truck driver being elected USA President.

T159: treasure or island
before 1965.  a family of eight children on a picnic to a coastal island (off California, I think) are stranded by the guy driving the boat and survive for years and figure out how to sustain themselves alone.  They find a donkey, figure out how to make cement for a house, etc.  This is a thick book.

T160: twins hair styles
I'm looking for a book about twin girls that I read between the ages of 6 to 12, which would've been 1962 to 1968.  The girls get tired of looking alike, so someone (their mom?) suggests they get different hair cuts.  What stands out to me most is that the last couple of pages in the book show all the different hairstyles they can choose from.  Unfortunately, I don' remember the girls' names, the title of the book or the author, but think I'd recognize them if I saw them.  Thanks!

Ruth and Harold Shane, The Twins, The Story of Two Little Girls Who Look Alike.  This is a Little Golden Book, with illustrations by Eloise Wilkin.

T161: tomato people
Solved: The Visitors from Planet Veta

T162: Timothy Ticklefeather
Solved: Timothy Ticklefeather
Timothy Ticklefeather, c. 1940.  I believe it's a poem  Timothy Ticklefeather, LLd/Lives in the top of a very tall tree// His shoes are brown and his beard is gray / And sits and he talks to the birds all day.

There's a Little Golden Book called, Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather, but I haven't read it so I don't know if there's a Tommy in it.  Good luck!
Negative on Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather.  But for more info on her, see the Most Requested pages.
Mother used to read Timothy Ticklefeather to us when we were kids on the farm.  For the past 20 years we have been searching for a copy of this poem.  I was so pleased and surprised to see it spring partially into view when I put the title on the web.
Adolph Soens, It was written by my grandfather in the early 20th century in Colorado along with other peoms catagorized as "Humor and Whimsey"
Timothy Ticklefeather, 1940. 'Timothy Ticklefeather, L.L.D., lived in the top of a very tall tree.  He caught the rain in his godpapa's cup, and nibbled on nuts that the squirrels brought up.His shoes were brown and his beard was gray, and he sat and talked to the birds all day.  His beard was gray and his shoes were brown, and he lived in a tree and never came down. "Poor Mr. Ticklefeather, Silly Mr. Ticklefeather, what are you doing in that very tall tree?  It's all very well to be friends with the birds, but suppose you fell, you mark my words.  Come down Mr. Ticklefeather, silly Mr. Ticklefeather, down on the ground and play with me."
But, old Mr. Ticklefeather clicked his heels and said, "I know how the skylark feels.  I've go my nuts and I've got my cup, and I won't fall down and I can't fall up."So, he polished his shoes and he brushed his beard, and he climbed a little higher,AND HE DISAPPEARED.  And all the policemen came out from town, but old Mr. Ticklefeather never came down.Poor Mr. Ticklefeather.  Silly Mr. Ticklefeather.  Where did he go with his beard on his knee, his shoes of brown and his godpapa's cup?  He didn't tumble down, so he must have tumbled up. But, I really, Mr. Ticklefeather, said "Mr. Ticklefeather, "Better come down and play with me."

I was born in Colorado in April of 1941, so the date one of your other readers sent sounds about right.  My mother recited this and Little Orphan Annie so often, that by the time I was five I had memorized them both.  Glad I could help.
There needs to be a correction on the date.  I was born in 1932.  My mom read this to me and I memorized some of the rhyme before moving from my birth town when I was five years old.  My mother said it was in a magazine, but could not remember which one.  I checked out the magazines I thought it might be in, but never found it.  Thank you so much for bringing this delightful poem back to me. 

T163: Tapestry traps girl
Magic Mountain - maybe? A collection of stories involving magic. The cover may be a boy and a girl climbing a mountain. It is a hard cover, thick book. The last story is a picture of a tapestry, with a girl lying in the bed beneath. All the figures in the tapestry come alive, and the girl can get into the tapestry, but she must be out by first light, or she will be frozen into the tapestry forever.

Regarding the tapestry story, a similar one appeared in Children's Digest Magazine, probably between 1971 and 1974, of a princess or lord's daughter about to be forced to marry against her will.  An expert needleworker, she tried to drown her sorrows while waiting for the inevitable marriage by working on an enormous tapestry.  Upon stitching a likeness of her dog into the tapestry, her dog disappeared, the likeness being so perfect he couldn't exist in two places at once.  Realizing what
had happened, the girl stitched herself into the tapestry to escape the unwanted marriage.  This isn't Andre Norton's Through a Needle's Eye, about a girl crippled by polio who meets an old woman with similar needleworking abilities.
Mrs. Molesworth, The Tapestry Room, 1879, copyright. Possibly this is the story of Hugh and Jeanne, two small children who find a way into the great tapestry via various means little rubber attachments on the feet or by wings.  Try this link
These are not the correct books.  The title I am looking for is The Magic Mountain.  It is a collection of short stories.  The first story in the book is also The Magic Mountain.  The last story in the book is The Tapestry.
Neither of the two suggestions fit the book I'm inquiring about.  I believe the cover of the book shows the two children climbing a mountain, but I no longer believe the name of the book to be The Magic Mountain.  It may be Children's Stories.  The tapestry story still holds.
Piers Anthony, Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn, 1984. Part of the Xanth Series, Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn involves 5 year old Princess Ivy, who while wondering the castle in bordem, stumbles upon the tapestry room. Wanting to investigate a movement she saw, she finds a way to enter the tapestry in spirit form to help, leaving her body lieing on a cot beneath the tapestry.

T164: Tower by the sea, man with no tongue
Solved: The Master 

T165: Twenty-first of May
Solved: Twenty-fourth of June

T166: Toy Soldiers Come To Life
Solved: The Return of the Twelves

T167: Teenage dancer, lives in a city
Published before 1994, probably after the 60s. A teenager lives in a city, possibly by the water (New York or San Francisco?). Her parents are rich, but are always away, so she ends up living by herself in a luxury house or apartment. There may be a maid or housekeeper who is supposed to look after her. Her nickname may be Rat. She studies modern dance (she used to study ballet) and she is talented. I think she also choreographs. She spends all of her money on dance, so she doens't have anything left over for clothes, leotards, etc. The book is about her relationship with an African American woman, the sister of a fellow dancer. They become friends. There may be a third member of their friendship, and he may be male. He might (if he exists) be young and a romantic interest for Rat?  Scenes: Rat? dances while a sidewalk busker plays an instrument. She increases his take. She suggests he use the extra money to take some lessons. (Maybe after he refuses to give her a share?)  The African American woman gives Rat some of her sister's used leotards, and promises to alter them to fit her.  Sorry about the vagueness of this description. I don't remember the book well (obviously!) Thanks for your help.

T168: Twinkle and Boo
Two kittens, Twinkle and Boo (one black, the other grey tiger striped) get into one kind of trouble after another - getting tangled up in yarn from someone's knitting, knocking things over - then curl up and go to sleep at the end.  It was a large sized picture book for beginning readers.

I, too, have sought for a book about 'Twinkle and Boo', two kittens who get into michief.  I actually had memorized the  poem-story in about 1st or 2nd grade. (opening stanza) "There were two little kittens with eyes of blue, One was named Twinkle, one was named Boo They tried to be good and do what was right But they got into mischief from morning till night!"  I too checked all variations of Twinkle and Boo book names!   BUT....I didn't have the right title!  The answer is.............  The Kitten Twins  by Helen Wing I sure hope I make somebody's day happier by having this title and author!
Your web site says Under entry T168 - the name of the book is The Kitten Twins  -  This is NOT the same book - Can you help?

T169: Teenage Girl Gets Epilepsy
Solved: Child of the Morning

T170:  teenagers left at camp to die
Solved: Grounding of Group 6

T171: talking cat
Solved: The Wishing Tree

T172: toys come to life
Solved: The Water Horse

T173: time machine and dinosaurs
Solved: Tunnel Through Time

T174: two children, boy and girl visit fairyland
A boy and girl go to a circle of ancient stones and find themselves in the house of mother figure (Ceres ?), girl is given a comb and the boy a knife and they board a ship for the trip to fairyland. Mermaids steal the girl's comb for a time, and the boy finds himself kept prisoner by a beautiful witch, the children  stay the night in the castle of a nobleman, who is tormented by nightmares and a succubus. I read this book sometime in the  mid-1930s. It was illustrated by one of the famous illustrators of the time.
T175: time travel to King Arthur's time

Solved: Tales of Magic series

T176: tiny pin
Solved: Tiny Pin

T177: Teenage Girl (1950's Comic)
Solved: Tizzy comics

T178: Toothy Perkins: The Dog Who Made the Sun Come Up
Solved: The Puppy Who Chased the Sun

T179:  Train Yards, Rainy Nights
This is a standard-size book with a blue cover, perhaps not intended primarily for children. There were many pictures with little text. As a child, I was impressed by the misty, rainy  pictures of train yards at night.SOme in black and white, some in color. I remember particularly the red and green lights in the train yard. SOmething about the pictures makes me think "water- color", but they were probably photographs. I read it in the late forties, possibly early 50s.

T180: teen crank call scares receiver
Solved: Out of the Dark

T181: Teenage Witch
Solved: Girl on a Broomstick

T182: True? Ghost stories and mysteries
Solved: Strangely Enough

T183: Terrifying pig?
This is (I think) a collection of stories.  What really stands out for me is the artwork: in at least one of the stories there is a pig (maybe more) who is truly terrifying -- demonic, really, with frightening eyes.  I think there were some other pigs in the story who were scared of this one, and rightfully so.  The book gave me nightmares as a child.  There is a chance that what I am remembering as a demonic pig really was a monster of some kind (cat???) that the pigs were afraid of.  (Somehow I doubt that it was a wolf -- I think this was an original story, not that other, classic tale.) I seem to recall the pigs were in two stories, but the scary one was only in the second one, which came near the end of the book.  Another story is about a dalmatian who is the mascot at a firehouse, and they go to fight a fire.  Another story may involve black and white sheep (?)  I had this book in the 70's, but I believe it was a hand-me-down from the 40's or 50's.  The fire engine looked  old-fashioned", even then.  The book was on the small side.

Three stray guesses:  Julian, Lee, Fire Dog, Lewis, Frank, Kerry the Fire-Engine Dog or Browning, James, Sparky the Fire Dog

T184: Tiny Family lives in a Dollhouse
Solved: King of the Dollhouse

T185: Tom Thumb's size
Solved: The Fabulous Flight

T186: Tutu's
this is to find a book i've been looking for. i donot remember title or author.it has a bunch of little girls wearing i think tutu's or leotards, but i do know they had dancing shoes, and all there outfits were diffrent colors.there's little animals all through the book also wearing dancing/ballerina clothing . they show them doing stretches in alittle girls locker room together.there's probably 6-10 little girls. the drawing were a cross between, hugga bunch and precious moments (i think).they had short curly hair.thank you for your help.  the book's cover, if i remember correctly was either a light green or blue color. also, it wasn't a long book, it didn't have alot of words, so i think it pertained to the ages of 3-8. thank you so much for your time!

Dorothy Grider, The Little Ballerina, 1959.  Might this be The Little Ballerina?  Check out more on the Solved Mysteries pages.
i did see your results, and that was not the book i'm looking for. but if i could see a picture of the cover, it would help.
Here's the picture of The Little Ballerina posted on the Solved Mysteries page.

T187: train mystery; teenager bound, left in woods
i wonder if some kind loganberry soul can help me?  i would like to find a young adult fiction book i read while in high school (late 60's, early 70's). i don't remember much about it, except this - 1) the main character was a young teen boy; 2) somehow, there's a train, or railroad, in the story: either the wrong-doing/mystery had to do with a train, or took place on a railroad, or a railroad was central to the story/town;  my key memory of the book is ...  3) this main character/teen boy found out the badguys' plan, and tracked them down to some woods outside of town, near railroad tracks, but he was discovered by the badguys, and was tied up ~stark naked~ and left in the woods. he escaped his ropes, but in order to save the day, he has to go into the town to rat out the badguys, which of course he does ... but not without considerable embarrasment, because all he can find to cover himself is some leaves on branches he has pulled of some trees.  does this ring a bell to anyone; can anyone tell me what this book is???  thanks for any help i may receive!

Meader, Stephen, Long Trains Roll,Randy MacDougal and his family, in Pennsylvania during WWII, are heavily involved with the world of trains, from his father, an engineer, to his brothers, serving in the armed forces in India and Africa.  Randy, a high schooler working on the railroads in the summer, finds himself tutoring a newcomer.  After breaking in newcomer Lew Burns,  Burns disapppears,  having lost a mysterious notebook, which Randy finds. Randy begins to suspect Burns of being a German spy.  Randy finds himself saving the railroad from a dynamite explosion, apparantly set by Burns and some compatriots, and ends up  defending the railroad in a fig leaf "kilt", because he was jumped, and left clothes-less. Stephen Meader is a very skilled writer of boys'' adventure book. it has been surprising not to see his name listed here more often.

T188: twin cats
Solved: Inky And Pinky

T189: Teenage Romance Anthology
Solved: A batch of the best: stories for girls

T190: Trundle Bed
I'm trying to find the correct title of this book as well as a copy of it for my sister.  It was a favorite of hers from childhood and she thought the title was something like: "Peter's Bed".  The story was about a little boy (who she thinks was named, Peter) who either couldn't fit in his bed anymore, or had to share a bed with his brothers and there wasn't room.  So, his parents or someone built him a trundle bed that would slide under the other bed, but it was all his own.

Gladys Baker Bond, Patrick Will Grow, 1966, llustrated by David K. Stone, Western Publishing/Whitman, Racine. from the book: Two beds were in the living room. Grandpa, Grandma, and Patrick's tallest sisters slept there. In the back bedroom a bed sat between Grandma's trunk and Mother's cedar chest. Patrick slept in the middle of that bed between Mike and Tim. "I'm glad Patrick is small," Mother said. "I don't know where we cold put another bed." "Patrick will grow," Grandma said wisely....Patrick's new bed was delivered and put in the back bedroom. But, oh, my! Mother could not walk between the beds. Grandma could not open her trunk. "What'll we do?" they cried. Grandpa knew what to do. He cut the legs of the cot in half. Then he slid Patrick's cot under the bed which now belonged to MIke and Tim. When night came, Grandpa pulled it out again..."

T191: Tanglewood
This book must have been written in '20s or '30s and has the word "Tanglewood" in the title.  Tanglewood is a large shabby house to which a young teenage girl's family is forced to move after her wealthy father loses his fortune.  It's the story of their adjustment and how they find happiness.

Patricia St John, The Tanglewoods Secret.  There's a book called The Tanglewoods Secret by Patricia St John, first published 1948. I've just given my copy away so can't check details but it's a Christian tale, set in England, where the girl who narrates it and her brother, Philip, live with their Aunt Margaret. She's naughty and rebellious till she finds God and peace.
NOT the Tanglewoods Secret.While The Tanglewoods Secret (1948) is a wonderful story, it is nothing like the description given in this query. In this story, it is a (British?) brother and sister who move in with their maiden aunt while their parents go off to India as missionaries, but when WWII breaks out, the parents are unable to come home for years. The girl struggles with rebelling against her aunt's child-rearing while her brother is a real saint.  They befriend a gypsy boy and his mother, there is a terrible accident, and the results lead all the characters to learn about what it means to love others as God loves them/us.
Margaret Flora, The Tanglewood Animals, 1922, reprint. Long shot (I don'\''t know what the book is about) but it'\''s the right genre, title and date.  Hope this helps.


T192: Tobias the cat
Solved: Tim and the Hidden People

T193: Twin Fairy Tale Books
Solved: Storytime Treasury

T194: tiny princess makes a perfect shirt for a prince
Solved: The Doll Princess

T195: timmy the tooth
Solved: Big Mouth Gulch

T196: Tunisian Princess pregnant in Paris
A princess in the country of Tunisia (a Muslim country in North Africa adjacent to Algeria) has an affair.  Since she was a member of the ruler's family and Muslim women are closely supervised, even having an affair was extraordinary.  To complicate matters, the affair results in the princess getting pregnant, a severe breach of Muslim religious law.  Somehow, she escapes to Paris, France, where she gives birth to her baby.  She stays in France for the rest of her life, living in very impoverished conditions.  I am not sure whether this was a novel or a biography.  This book is written in French, and presumably published in France, so I do not know if this American service will be able to help.  But I look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Kenize Mourad, Regards from the Dead Princess: Novel of a Life
Someone has suggested Regards from the Dead Princess: Novel of a Life, by Kenize Mourad.  Thank you.  But sorry, that is NOT the solution.  Mourad's book is about a TURKISH Princess (not Tunisian) who went to Libya and India before winding up in Paris.  That story is somewhat parallel to the story about the Tunisian Princess but it's not the same.  (Funny thing is that I first learned about Kenize Mourad just this past January when I was in Paris.)  Anyone have any other suggestions?

T197: Tree pirates ultravioletcatastrophy!
Solved: Ultra Violet Catastrophe: or The Unexpected Adventures of a Walk With Great Uncle Magnus

T198: Tiny underground people waging wars
Solved: Trouble for Trumpets & Trumpets in Grumpetland

Solved: My Tell-Time Book

T200: Three brothers stand side by side and look like steps
Solved: All-of-a-Kind Family

T201: Trip to Southern France
Solved: Madamoiselle Misfortune

T202: trip to England
The story is about a girl who is in a big family and who has bad luck on her birthday. Then she writes an essay for a contest about English gardens and wins a trip to England.  She goes by ship with a bunch of other kids and solves a mystery about a missing necklace on the ship. While on the ship the kids all get exposed to chicken pocks and end up quarantined at a house that has castle runes on the premises  and she finds out that the castle runes is the place her ancestors were because of a poem that goes "when eight and four make eleven and six and five make twelve, don't look up to heaven but take a shovel and delve."  The kids find the spot and dig and find an underground passage and eventually, with adult help, find the treasure.  I read the book in the ‘60s but I couldn't grantee it was new then.

T203: troll on the cover
This is a book I used to check out from the elementary school library circa (1987-1989 unsure of the exact year.) It was a gorgeously illustrated book of fairy tales/ stories but they were a bit darker than typical stories. i used to have to fight with 2 boys in my class about who got to check it out next! I vaguely remember there being a troll thingy descending into a well on the cover of the book and grinning maliciously. I'm 75% certain that it was hard back. I can only remember two of the stories inside; one was the story of a baby that is stolen and replaced by a particularly ugly fairy baby that cries all the time. The other story was of a man who sees a young woman/mermaid type and convinces her to marry him which she agrees to as long as he never hits her with leather, iron and his fist or she'll go back to the water forever. Thanks for your help!

Edith Unnerstad, Twilight Tales.  A collection of Swedish fairy tales  at least one was about a troll. I haven't read the book since my own childhood, so can't remember whether it fits the description in other ways.
i've read a story about a baby stolen and replaced by an ugly fairy. I think the ugly fairy was called a changeling, although I don't remember the name of the book. I hope it helps spark a memory.

T204: Threshold dimension traveler science fiction
Solved: The Universe Between

T205:  Time machine buried in cliff
Solved: Flight of Time

T206: Teen Girl New to Town/School
Solved: Trudy Phillips, New Girl

T207: Three children and rocking horse
This book was one I had in the 1950s.  I don't know the author.  I thought Eloise Wilkins did the artwork, but maybe not.  The story was about three children who went to the park with their father and they rode the carousel horses and one of them broke.  The father took it home and made a rocking horse out of it.  My book was yellow and I think it was a type of linen.  Good Luck!

No answer yet, but this stumper sounds similar to stumper C346.

T208: teacher is rescued by troubled student named bobby shafto
Solved: Bobby Shafto

T209: travel set
Solved: Family Treasury of Children's Stories

T210: Train, Half Buried Clocks & Peacocks
I don't even the story line of this book but it has been the illustrations that have stood out in my mind over the years.  I think that each double page was one illustration and the book was a hardback, landscape A4 (ish) size. The pictures were surreal line drawings coloured with muted watercolours, if I remember correctly in shades of purple, pink and grey. They were fairly detailed but not overly realistic. If there was any writing it would have been one or two lines at the bottom of each page.  Each picture had a small steam engine pulling a few carriages and it wove it's way through a surreal countryside as the book progressed. I remember half buried clocks were a prominent feature of the illustrations which were rather Dali-like, and in one of the pictures there was a garden area sectioned off by a rought iron fence. Within the garden were bedraggled looking peacocks some of whom had lost a few tail feathers and these lay on the ground nearby. I have seen a similar description of this 'garden' under 'P' in your archive but the book mentioned was not the one.  I would have had this book in the early 1970's but it could have been published much earlier. my grandmother was always buying me old books!!

T211: Train, Half Buried Clocks & Peacocks
I don't even the story line of this book but it has been the illustrations that have stood out in my mind over the years.  I think that each double page was one illustration and the book was a hardback, landscape A4 (ish) size. The pictures were surreal line drawings coloured with muted watercolours, if I remember correctly in shades of purple, pink and grey. They were fairly detailed but not overly realistic. If there was any writing it would have been one or two lines at the bottom of each page. Each picture had a small steam engine pulling a few carriages and it wove it's way through a surreal countryside as the book progressed. I remember half buried clocks were a prominent feature of the illustrations which were rather Dali-like, and in one of the pictures there was a garden area sectioned off by a rought iron fence. Within the garden were bedraggled looking peacocks some of whom had lost a few tail feathers and these lay on the ground nearby. I have seen a similar description of this 'garden' under 'P' in your archive but the book mentioned was not the one.   I would have had this book in the early 1970's but it could have been published much earlier. my grandmother was always buying me old books!!

T212: Treasure
Solved: Famous Five series

T213: Tidal Wave
looking for book about several children trapped in tidal wave;  cover of book shows girl in pink dress burning through her braid trying to jam a window shut-- any suggestions?  Thanks!

Lyon, Elinor, Rider's Rock.  Chicago, Follett 1958.  Not a lot of information to go on, but perhaps this one "Since a tidal wave covered it years before, a seaside village has remained buried and intact beneath the sand. Then four children discover how to tunnel into the buildings and are exploring when another wave hits, with revealing results." No description of the cover, unfortunately.
William Mayne's Low Tide (1994) has 3 New Zealand children trapped by a tidal wave, but they are lured out by a low tide to see a shipwreck, not any place with windows.
Elinor Lyon, Rider's Rock,1958. The cover you describe definitely belongs to this book The children are trapped in the house they have uncovered when another tidal wave hits and she saws her plait off to secure the window. This was a favourite of mine when I was about 8 .
Lyon, Elinor, Rider's Rock, Follett 1968, copyright.  I've seen the cover of this book <http://pictures.abebooks.com/LEMMAYJ/854406976.jpg> and it's exactly as described in the query.

T214: two little kittens
Twinkle and Boo, circa 1974.  There were two little kittens, with eyes of blue / One was named Twinkle and one was named Boo. / They tried to be good and do what was right, / But they got into mischief from morning to night. Entire book is rhymed. used to read it to my kids.  Want it now for grandchild!

Helen Wind, Kitten Twins.  Rand McNally, 1960.  Found this on your Solved page.
Your web site says Under entry T168 - the name of the book is The Kitten Twins  -  This is NOT the same book - Can you help?

T215: talisman series
Solved: The Fear Street Saga

T216: twins
Solved: Jennifer

T217: Tomato soup and chocolate cake
Solved: What's for Lunch, Charley?

T218: Too big to put hand in the pickle jar
Solved: The Little Girl Story

T219: Time travel with witches
Solved: Wicked Pigeon Ladies in the Garden

T220: Treasure Hunt
Solved: Minnow on the Say

T221: Teenage Santa Buys Toy Train
I'm looking for a short story for young adults, probably written in the 1960s. This teenage boy gets a job as Santa at the local hardware or department store. Then, this sad sack of a little kid comes by every day to stare at the fancy train set in the window of the store. The teenage Santa tries to let the kid down easy that he's not going to be seeing the train set come Christmas.  In the end, the teenager takes his paycheck on Christmas Eve, buys the train from his boss with the check, and takes it over to the kid's house.

Looking for a book I read as a child in the 1950's. I think it took place in England.  I remember a young girl who would walk along the hedgerows - she had a pet hedgehog and would go into a nearby woods.  In the woods was a pond and one day a man came out of the pond.  he told her he was her uncle(?) twice-removed.  Twice removered because he'd gone into the pond to a fairy(?) kingdom twice.  It's not much to go on but that's all I remember.

Palmer Brown, The Silver Nutmeg
The Silver Nutmeg: the Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby  by Palmer Brown ; with pictures by the author.  New York : Harper, 1956.  Here's the only plot description I could find: "The protagonist of The Silver Nutmeg is a child who loves nature and learns an understated lesson about love."

T223: Thumbelina
Solved: Shiba Productions

T224: Troll Story Flip Book
I am looking for a book from my childhood that has two troll stories in it. One is The Three Billy Goats Gruff when you flip the book over there is another Norwegian folk tale we believe to be called “The Friendly Bear.” This story is about a group of trolls that come from the mountains on Christmas and eat farmer Neiles Dinner.  The trolls think that a bear is a cat and the bear scars them away and they will never come back to steel the farmers dinner.  Does anyone know how to find this book??

Not a complete answer, but maybe it will contain some clues to help you. The title A Friendly Bear (or The Friendly Bear) turned up, by Robert Bright, BUT the description says that a boy goes to visit his grandfather to have him read a book, but there's a friendly bear there instead. So this may be throwing your search off. The Norwegian tale about a bear and trolls sounds like CAT ON THE DOVREFELL (the trolls think the bear is a giant white cat and are scared off). I also found a variation of the story by Jeannette Winter called THE CHRISTMAS VISITORS. It seems like CAT ON THE DOVREFELL is the more familiar title, but I couldn't find a flip book that contained it.~from a librarian

T225: The Town That Santa Claus Forgot
I'm looking for a Christmas book.  I think the title was The town that Santa Clause forgot.  Or something like that.  It was illustrated in color, one illustraion was a ring of mountains with a town in the center.  I recieved it sometime in the mid 80's and it came with an audio cassette. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

Diana  Kimpton, The Bear that Santa Claus Forgot.  A bear, not a town, but could be the one!

T226: Treehouses, Horses and First Love
Solved: Double Standards

T227: Twins with ESP
Solved: Time for the Stars


T228: Texas Tornado
Solved: A Head On Her Shoulders

T229: Train traveling through night
Solved: The Magic Spectacles

T230: Treehouse for young girl
I read this book often in the late 70's, I was probably in the 3rd or 4th grade.  It involved a young girl that had her own fancy treehouse.  She had older sisters, I think quite a few, that were jealous of her treehouse and thought that she was spoiled.  I think this book is from the 50's or 60's because I remember that it looked old, and the illustrations showed and older style of dress.

T231: Trials for a king/prince
Solved: The King with Six Friends

T232: tea and scones
Solved: Yummers!

T233: Time travel
Solved: The Time Keeper

T234: Tin mine
Solved: Mine of Lost Days

T235: Tons of Tulips
Child's short book about boy who takes walk in city park with mother and sees hundreds of flowers in bloom; book has watercolor illustrations of park scene with masses of what appear to be tulips, in red, pink, and yellow. Likely published betw. 1950 and 1961.

Marjory Schwalje, I Walk to the Park Published by Whitman in 1966--a possibility?  I think the opening was something like "I walk to the park, and what do I see?--something, something, da dum, dee dee (you get the idea)."  It was written in rhyme. 

T236: Trees and tunnels
Solved:  Green Sky Trilogy

T237: Three church bells
I've been searching for a book that I know very little about.  I'm in need of your help! A friend of mine has been looking for this book for a very long time and her grandmother (who is now deceased) read this book to her when she was 2. (My friend is now 30)  The story was in a "fairy tale" type of book with other stories accompanying it. The only part from the book that she can remember is that there were three bells -  the first bell went ding dong, second bell went ring ding and the third bell went ding ding.  (or similar sayings for rings that a bell has?) She mentioned other stories in the book, such as Henny Penny. That is all we know.  Is there any hope in finding it?  We are pregnant, due in June and would be the perfect gift for the new addition to our family.  Thanks in advance for helping me figure out the mystery.

T238: Thesaurus changes kids' lives
Solved: A Word to the Wise

T239: Time-traveling girl meets mother
Solved: Hangin' Out With Cici

T240: Tell me mother, tell me why
Solved: I Think About God

T241: Time travelling train
Solved: Hangin' Out With Cici

T241: Three brothers
Solved: The Great Brain

T242: teenage girl on trip with friend to grandmother's birthday party
I think this book was from the 50s or 60s.  It was about a teenage girl who went with her friend on a (weekend?) trip to the friend's grandmother's birthday party.  When they got to the estate, the friend's cousin (Dortha or Bertha?) hinted that the friend was not really related to the grandmother.  The evening of the birthday party the family secret came out that the cousin was the one who was not really related to the grandmother/family.  I thought I had found this book when I found Annette Sierra Summer, because the writing and illustrations were really similar in style in my memory, but it was not the book I was looking for.  I think there also might have been something about a pearl necklace in the book.

T243: Tall purple monster
Solved: Monster Adventure series

T244: Three wishes
Solved: The Pink Elephant with Golden Spots

T245: Teenage girl with ESP
Solved: A Gift of Magic

T246: Thief with blind cat
Solved: Godstalk

T247: Timmy and Tommy the Tiger
The book I'm thinking of was written before 1990, and that's about the only solid publication info I have on it.   The main characters were Timmy and Tommy the tiger.  They went walking through the jungle one day, but I'm pretty sure they went farther than their mom said they should go.  Something happened and they wound up being trapped in a cage and taken to some sort of compound.  The hunter or poacher or whomever got them was wearing some sort of safari outfit and had a big gun.  After they were caught, I don't really remember what happened, just that they got away.  My sister says she remembers some sort of ranger saving them or something. Unfortunately it's pretty fuzzy beyond that, this was one of my favorite books between the ages of about 4 or 5 until I was 7 or 8.  I was born in 1984, so this means it was written before 1988. I really hope you can find it, and thank you so much for your assistance

Possibly one of these?? Timmy Tiger to the rescue /  Rae Oetting  Vic Cantone  / 1970 / Oddo Pub. / "Timmy Tiger's brother Tommy finds himself in serious trouble when the two young tigers fail to heed their mother's warning and wander too far from home."  Timmy Tiger and the butterfly net / Kay D Oana   Rosemary Bonnett / 1981 / "Tommy has a terrifying experience with angry bees, but his brother Timmy comes to the rescue with a butterfly net."   Timmy Tiger and the masked bandit / Kay D Oana   Rosemary Bonnett / 1981 / "Tommy and Timmy go camping deep in the jungle where they are frightened in the middle of the night by a masked bandit."
1987, approximate.  I am sure that this book is "Timothy Tiger to the Rescue". (he is also called Timmy in the book)In this book, Tommy tiger strays too far from home and is captured by men who want to put him in a zoo. Timmy must rescue him. From what I remember, these books were set in Asia, probably India from what I remember. I have an ISBN number for you as well: 0877832161 Hope this helps!

T248: Talking bird
This is really fuzzy - a children's science fiction chapter book about a young boy/girl who is friends with a talking bird (parrot?). They travel to a distant planet and either save that planet or escape from it somehow. I read this back in the early 1990's and for the life of me cannot remember the title. The words time and dream seem to be recurring whenever I try to drum up recollections of this book. Please help! I am going crazy trying to figure this out...

Diane Duane, High Wizardry.  This is a long-shot, but in High Wizadry, part of The Young Wizards series by Diane Duane, Nita and Kit follow Nita's little sister Dairine to a distant planet of machine-like lifeforms. They take along Machu Pichu, a talking bird.
I can think of two possibilities for this one, neither of which is a perfect fit.  The heroes of Eleanor Cameron's The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet take the chicken Henrietta along on their journey to save the planet Basidium, but the chicken doesn't talk.  And in Emergence, by David Palmer, the heroine has a talking parrot, but most of the action takes place on Earth.
Gerald Durrell, The Talking Parcel, 1974.  Peter, Simon and Penelope stay in Greece and one day find a large talking parcel on the beach.  It contains a parrot and his spider (they both talk).  They journey with the parrot into Mythologia where they help HH, the wizard who created Mythologia, to fight the cockatrices who are trying to take control of the country. A  Very colourful and inventive tale full of mythological beasts and great words. Was reprinted in 1999 under the title The Battle for Castle Cockatrice.

T249: Tiger/lion/cat flies through the air in a hat during party
Children's library book that was read to me in the early 1970's, either published then or 1960's. It's kinda fuzzy but I think that it was a tiger (or cat or lion) that was at a party (tea?) w/other animals in the forest/jungle and I vaguely recall the tiger/lion/cat being in a hat and caught up by the wind and sailing through the air. There may have been a balloon involved but I'm not really sure. The pictures were very colorful and I think the book was maybe 6x6 or so, NOT a Golden Book.  Not much to go on I know but I am sincerely hoping that this rings a bell w/SOMEONE! I would LOVE to have this book again!  Thank you!

Du Bois, William Pene, Tiger in a Teacup.  I've never read this book, and I'm not positive about the title, but the cover shows a tiger in a tea cup. It's a small picture book.
I noticed in this entry that someone offers a solution that is incorrect on two counts:  it's not the right book, and the title/author as given is incorrect.  The original post asks about an animal tea party in the jungle.  The book offered as a possible solution (which the poster admits they have never seen) is definitely not about this subject, and so is not a match.  And it's "The Tiger in the Teapot" by Betty Yurdin, illus. by William Pene du Bois.  Sorry to be pedantic, but that answer steers the original poster to the wrong book, which is out of print, so not easy to check on.  Thanks for listening!

T250: Themed children's parties
Book about themed childrens' parties. The book is illustrated on nearly everypage with child-like drawings of party scenes. Recipes, crafts and games are featured for each theme. I recall in particular a Hawaiian themed party. I had the book in the mid-late seventies and it seemed current then. Good luck and thanks for the help.

T250 Carlson, Bernice Wells.  The junior party book.   illus by Magdalena Tolson.  Abingdon-Cokesbury c1939.  games; parties [Peter Rabbit party, Daniel Boone party, Robin Hood party, ones for holidays, etc, etc]   I haven't dug it out to see if Hawaiian in it. She has also written: The Party Book for Boys and Girls,  Let's Plan a Party, The Party Book
Saunders, Rubie, The Calling All Girls Party Book, 1966.  This may be too old, but it's a possibility.  It has ideas for theme parties for preteen girls and young teens.

T251: Tearoom with witch
Solved:  Old Black Witch

T252: teen science fiction with catpeople
Solved: Alien Child

T253: test tube children
This book is about the earth in the future. Human "test-tube" children are left behind and end up being grown by aleins that discover Earth. They raise the children, one boy and one girl, as if they are their parents. As the kids get older they become curious about the differences between them and their caretakers and go off exploring Earth to find out what happened.  They have an old map that follows a river that has changed. In the end, descendents of Earth  return for the kids and they now have yellowish skin and more slanted eys. I loved this book but can't remember the name to save my life.

t253 and t252.  Pamela Sargent, Alien Child, 1988.  Yeah, I found it!!!  The only human left on earth being raised by aliens.  Or so she thinks until she meets the boy who has also been raised by an alien.  The two learn together of the history of their species and try to determine its future.  Thoughtful and raises a number of good questions. Website.
Alien Child is definitely the book. I love this site!

T254: troll/goblin
I'm after a hardcover children's book which was published mid 70's-early 80s. Cannot remember any details except the plot! It was about two children on a farm who encounter a troll/goblin in their barn. The little guy dances in the barn of a night time and by day he is causing trouble and playing tricks on the farmer (e.g.makes the tractor go crazy). The kids devise a way to trick the troll, and one day he is exposed to sunlight and turns to stone "and still sits there to this day" (that's how it ends I think). The cover of this book showed the troll sitting on a high beam in the barn. Hope you can help, I'd love to see this book again.

Don Torgersen, The Girl Who Tricked the Troll, 1978.  I finally found this book! The Girl Who Tricked the Troll. A troll rides in on a black horse and causes trouble on a farm in Illinois. Two children try to get rid of the troll by asking questions he cannot answer. Eventually, they succeed in their task and, as part of the deal, he leaves the Barn and returns to the forest. He sits beneath a tree trying to think of the answer to the question that the children had asked, and after a long time, he turns to stone. He still sits there to this day, as a funny looking rock. There is actually a site on the author and his other works, should anyone else be interested! 

T255: teddy bears
I'm searching for a picture book from the early 1970's.  The book had a green cover, and was oddly shaped (larger then the regular sized picture books of the day).  It had teddy bears (puppets, not cartoons) doing teddy bear things - like hanging out in their kitchen, walking in the woods, etc. I was in the 5th grade in 1973 when I found this book, and struggling with a learning disabilty that prevented me from learning how to read (5th grade and no reading skills!).  This was the only book I liked and I borrowed it from the school library all the time.  My father was suddenly transferred out of state, and my parents told me I could buy the book from the school, but when I asked about it, someone else had already borrowed it!  I've wanted this teddy bear book for almost 33 years now, and never forgotten it.  I browse library sales, garage sales and ebay in search of this book. It wasn't a classic (by any stretch of the imagination) and it's completely out of circulation.  But if anyone remembers such a book, I'd love to at least have a name to look for.  Thank you!

Evelyn Scott, ? The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter.  Could this possibly be it? The bears are not teddy bears, but are cuddly and friendly looking. They do all sorts of things (ice skating, swimming, eating ice cream). My own treasured copy of the book (given to me in the early 80's) is much bigger than a normal picture book. Hope this helps.
HRL:  If that it is the book, check out the Most Requested page.  It's been reprinted and I have plenty of copies!
I also read this book in a remedial reading class circa 1975-1977. I think the book was called Teddy Bear Teddy Bear. It only had 8-12 pages & was made of thick cardboard with 3D type illustrations of puppets. I also remember there being a couple others with the same type covers but different subjects,one was a train I think. I'm pretty sure they were of well known titles but specially made for kids with learning disabilities if this helps.
Tadasu Izawa (illustrator), Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, 1971. "A Preschool Puppet Book."  "A Puppet Board Book."  Izawa also did the fairy tale books with lenticular 3D cover illustration for Whitman, all with posed puppet illustrations.  I don't know if this is the book the original poster wants, but it sure sounds like it!

T256: time travel
This was a book that came out in the early 1990's. Time travel, a cup that was grasped that then allowed the 2 kids to travel. Boy and Girl, one of them was part of a hippieish family. Took place in England. When they traveled, they had a place in the other time, ie not just visitors from another time. Not a well known or prolific author, I believe the last name began with a letter from the second half of the alphabet.

T257: Trapping Beaver Stuck in Mountain Pass
Childrens book about two boys, a white and indian, who in spite of parents warnings travel over mountain to find a better place to trap beaver. They get trapped for the winter and have to do things like build a lodge, tan hides for clothing, boil meat using hot stones etc. This book was most likely published before the 1960s

Elizabeth George Speare, The Sign of the Beaver. This is a long shot, but maybe it's what you are looking for?

T258: twin girls golden books
Solved: The Twins

T259: time travel president killed
late 60s/early 70s.  I read this book in the early seventies.  The President is killed with a laser rifle at Camp David, and it becomes obvious that the assassin escaped into the future.  The hero of the book goes after him, and realises that a Chinese "super-bomb" has nearly destroyed humanity in the distant future. The hero prevents the detonation and also foils the assassination.  The people in the future were bald, due to radiation poisoning/genetic defects. When the detonation is averted, their hair is restored. (sounds silly, but I remember it as a pretty good book.)

Peter Heath (which is a pseudonym author's reall name was Peter Fine), Assassins from Tomorrow, 1967.  This is almost surely Assassins from Tomorrow. I've not read it but know the premise was that time travellers killed JFK, and how many times can someone has spun a whole novel out of that?  It was an original pb from Lancer Books in 1967 and I believe there's also a Magnum Books pb a bit later.  It's the middle of a three-volume series others are The Mind Brothers <and> Men Who Die Twice -- don't know the plots of the other two.
No, the book in question is definitely NOT Heath's "Assassins from Tomorrow."  The President in the book is fictional and definitely isn't JFK, who of course died in Dallas and not at Camp David.  Thanks for trying, though.
John Jakes, Time Gate, 1972.  From the description online: "John Jakes's novel is a fairly standard time travel tale. Scientists in the near-future have a time-travel device that they use to research the past; the project leaders have to scramble to stop an intern who uses the machine to travel into the past in order to assassinate the president, a man promoting a nuclear disarmament treaty that the intern opposes."

T260: time warp
This young adult sci-fi book was about a young man who had just graduated from some sort of academy.  His race had varying degrees of mental powers, including telepathy and teleportation.  He was involved in a mission through a time warp in space to the far future where they discovered that their government had been overthrown by a corrupt politician.  This book would have been published prior to 1992, probably before the '90s.  I seem to recall that the name of the ship was the Silver Nebula.

T261: two brothers living together who never throw out their newspapers
Solved: My Brother's Keeper

T262: Treehouses
Solved: Andrew Henry's Meadow

T263: teen girl rejects divorced mom's artist boyfriend
Solved: Chloris and the Creeps

T264: traveling girl drinks tumbleweed tea
Looking for a book that I remember reading between 1978-1984, It seems like it was about a girl named Sally, I read the description on your site, about Sally Travels Alone but it wasn't descriptive enough...But this girl is traveling and she has tumbleweed tea with a cowboy, she is crossing the english channel with a creature called a Pobbit or a Pobble (sp?) seems like the book was orange and blue. From the looks of your site, looks like you're the best person to ask this question to...Thanks in advance!

There is a poem by Edward Lear called "The Pobble Who Has No Toes", about a Pobble who swims across the Bristol Channel,but there isn't anything in it about Tumbleweed Tea or Cowboys. Maybe it was some kind of poetry anthology that had Sally 'traveling' through various poems...?
Yes, now that I'm thinking back there was a few pages about the Pobble who has no toes and Aunt Jabisca...So you might be right as fas as this girl "Sally" traveling through several stories and poems.  Seems like there was also a page about a yak...And from what I can remember "Sally' had short wiry red hair and freckles.  And when she is talking with the cowboy and having tumbleweed tea, I think there is mention of Timbuktoo, and his 10 gallon hat.
Louis Untermeyer (editor), The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense.  I actually don't think this could be it b/c I'm sure there was no Sally...and I don't remember cowboys, although tumbleweed tea sounds SO familiar...  BUT--it has Lear's Pobble poem in it and also has "The Yak" by Hilaire Belloc. (and "The Quangle-Wangle's Hat, also by Lear, which is large, but I don't think a 10-gallon =)
I looked up The Golden Book of Fun and Nonsense, and nothing about it sounds familiar...I can picture the cowboy in my mind, and the little girl Sally, her name could also be Elizabeth...but I'm definately postive about the Tumbleweed Tea...and the front of the book or some of the pages being bright blue and/or orange.

T265: tired old bunny feet, glad to ride
Solved: A Ride to Animal Town

T266: three little norse boys
Solved: Snipp, Snapp, Snurr series

T267: Two girls and magic stone
Solved: The Magic Stone

T268: Teen mother with baby
Solved: Unwed Mother

T269: Teens in space
Solved: Earthseed

T270: The Tasty Pasty Valentine
Solved: Humpty Dumpty's Holiday Stories

T271: teen runs away to druggie commune
This is a YA novel from the '70s.  A teenage girl is unhappy with her home life (think she lives with a single mom) and meets a dashing college guy at a school dance.  They soon run away together, along the way picking up a hippie guitar player named "Curly Red." I think they move to California and start doing angel dust.  I remember during on drug-induced trip, she described little tiny angels dancing on her eyelashes. Towards the end, she realizes she is pregnant.  She tells her boyfriend, who acts supportive, but when she comes home that night he has moved at, leaving her some money on the kitchen table.  Turns out he was just a rich college student and his dad was financing a "last hurrah" before he graduated, or something like that.  So the pregnant teen is devastated and takes a bunch of pills, and Curly Red finds her collapsed outside her apartment door and takes her to get her stomach pumped. It was a VERY DRAMATIC book (and long out of print, I'm sure).  Made a very big impression on a naive, sheltered 12 year old!

Lee Kingman, The Peter Pan Bag, 1974.  Just a guess  the book description I found says it is about a 17-year-old girl named Wendy who runs away from home and ends up spending a summer in a hippie commune in Boston where she meets many different characters and experiments with drugs.
Anonymous, Go Ask Alice.  This book is written as the "diary" of a teen girl who gets addicted to drugs, runs away, winds up in a commune at one point, and I think maybe also winds up pregnant in the end. (I'm not sure it really is a real diary - just written as if it were one.)  Could it be this?
Famous book.  I think it was a real diary, thus the anonymous author?
I'm fairly certain that the book described is not Go Ask Alice. None of the details that the poster gave match the plot of that book.
Don't know the book sought, but since the side comments bring up GO ASK ALICE and suggest that was a real diary rather than a hoax/novel, I wanted to point out that GO ASK ALICE was *not* "for real" -- see the Snopes entry.
Dragonwagon, Crescent, To Take a Dare, 1982.  I'm wondering if this stumper is referring to To Take a Dare by Crescent Dragonwagon.  It's about a runaway who takes up with other hippies, does drugs, and gets pregnant.  I don't recall if it had a character in it named Curly Red, though.
This definitely isn't To Take a Dare- the heroine of that book does drugs with her suburban friends before she runs away, but has stopped long before she settles in a town popular with leftover hippies.  She also doesn't get pregnant-  she catches gonorrhea before running away, and later finds that it caused internal damage so that she can never have children.
I cannot find this book's title, but I know it is not Go Ask Alice; it's also not Lee Kingman's The Peter Pan Bag, which I own. So that might help in the process of elimination. Good luck!

T272: trilliwip
the novel was set after world war two and begins in holland/ netherlands. a magic rabbit called trilliwip(sp?) meets hans, a little boy who is standing in a bread line for his mother. trilliwip is magic because he can take off his ears, place them in his mouth and they become a propeller! hans hops on his back and they travel the world.  they meet bill, in the united states whose dad sells guns to white people in africa to kill the black people. they travel to china where children are forced to work in silk mills- this entails plunging their hands into very hot water to fish out the silkworm cocoons, placed in there to kill the creature inside before it breaks out of its silken prison.  there are other adventures but can't remember - i have enquired everywhere of this book - even went to the specialist children's stores at Hay-on-Wye in Wales which is regarded as the 2nd hand book capital of the world.  i probably should also mention that the book was a hard cover and quite thick - i read it in the 1960's while at primary school. it made such a huge impression on me - it addresses the injustices of the world and i am sure helped develop my social conscience. i would do almost anything to read it again!!!!!

This is a real long-shot, but I couldn't help noticing the similarity in names.  If you check R53 in archives on this site - "Rat called not-polite", one of the possible solutions is a book entitled "Twirlup on the moon" by Laura Bannon.  I thought of "Trilliwip" because I had read your intriguing post earlier.  It may be a real stretch, but I thought I'd suggest it anyway..rats and rabbit-like creatures.

T273: Teen Mystery, 80s
Solved: Lessons In Fear

T274: Teen beauty queen gains weight inexplicably
Solved: Life in the Fat Lane

T275: Time travel
Story of a Brother and Sister who go into a flower garden and are transported back in time by smelling a very stinky flower. They end up in New England in the 16 or 1700's. I can't remenber.  They are taken in by Folks who live on the cost, and end up living with Indians. They eventuall go back to their own time.

Edgar Eager, Time garden.  Eliza, Jack, Roger & Ann have adventures similar to those described in a time (thyme) garden. There are others in the series: Half Magic, Knight's Castle, The Time Garden, and Magic by the Lake
Keith, Donald, Time Machine To The Rescue and Mutiny In The Time machine, 1960s.  Time Machine To The Rescue and Mutiny In The Time Machine were both books published by the Boy Scouts Of America. Rescue was an anthology, while Mutiny was a novel. The short stories had appeared in Boys' Life magazine. The stories continued to appear after the books were published, so if you remember something that was not in the books, you probably read it in the short stories. I remember the boys running afoul of a farmer named Jay Henney (Haney?) and eventually transporting him back to the American Revolution so he could fight in it. A short story in the 1970s in Boys' Life re-visited this character. If you can find a library with old issues of Boys' Life, you may be able to get all of the stories.
Ruth Chew, Summer Magic, 1977.  Sarah and Timothy are transported into the past while visiting a display of an old house at the Brooklyn Museum.  They stay with a couple named the Maartens and meet some Indians.  Just bought and read this Scholastic book.
Andre Norton, Lavender Green Magic, late 60s/early 70s.  Could this one be Lavender Green Magic, by Andre Norton?  It's about three children who somehow travel in time through a combination of smelling a pillow they found in an old attic trunk and walking into a garden maze.  It's a book I loved as a child, but I can't remember much more than that.  I think the people they ended up living with in the past were former slaves who had joined a Native tribe, but I'm not sure if that was my interpretation or part of the book.

T276: Trees Hold Back The Ocean
Solved: The King's Stilts

T277: Tiger Boy Africa Picture Book
A young boy is sent a baby tiger from his uncle who is living in Africa.  The tiger arrives in a large crate (may even be a lift the flap book).  The tiger grows bigger and bigger and eventually must return to his home.  This is a picture book story written in the 1960's or could even possibly have been in the 1950's.

T278: Time traveler American Revolution
Solved:  The Sherwood Ring

T279: Time warp room
Solved: Singularity

T280: Turning Point story
Solved: The Keeper of the Isis Light

T281: Thirteen Jars of Minced Moose Meat
Solved: Pierre Bear

T282: Time is a washer woman
Book stumper- can't remember author or title.  I had a copy of the book in 1977-79.  It's a surreal fiction with pen and ink illustrations in the style of Audrey Beardsley (but not him).  There is a sculptor and he meets "Time" who is in the form of a washer woman; bleaching everything out.  There is also a scene where all of his past loves are laid out on slabs in a great hall - stretching out from the most recent to the earliest.

Cabell, James Branch, Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice, 1919.  The washerwoman sounds like Mother Sereda in JURGEN, whose function is to bleach all the color and meaning out of life, and the reference to Beardsley-like artist is probably a memory of Pape, whose illustrations have been reprinted in many editions of JURGEN.  I don't recall the specific scene with all of the old loves (it's been many years since I read it), but it sounds very much like Jurgen's preoccupations.  Many reprints exist, and the book is available online (with illustrations) here and here.
James Branch Cabell, Jurgen- A comedy of Justice, 1919.  Thank you for solving this - it was driving me (and my wife) crazy.  A little research showed that the copy that I had was a Dover Press reprint released in 1977.  I want to buy a paperback copy, I did find it on Amazon, but I'll give you a chance 1st if you want to sell me a copy.

T283: Three lucky black girls get parasols
Solved: The Three Parasols
When I was a child, (1950's) I checked out a school library book about three little black sisters who lived out in a rural area. They, with their parents went into town and saw three parasols in a shop window. There mother had made dresses for them the very color of each parasol.(pink,blue and yellow) They rode in a wagon pulled by a mule or horse. At the end of the book,The mother surprised these little girls with a gift of the parasols and one of the last pictures shows them in the wagon with their raised parasols over their heads. Someone else (B189) is looking for the same book, she just didn't remember as much as I do. This is an ethnic black americana type book. I have never forgotten how cute these little sisters looked in their fancy Sunday dresses with matching parasols.

Elizabeth Hart Ritter, Parasols is for Ladies. (1941) I just read this post from someone looking for this book, and here is the description they gave:  "A wonderful children's book published in 1941 by the John C. Winston Co. About 3 little girls in the Deep South who get brand-new colorful Easter dresses and matching parasols for Easter Sunday. Hardcover, 96 pages."  I thought it sounded a lot like this stumper.
Elizabeth Ritter, The Three Parasols, 1940-41. Elizabeth Ritter wrote a 5-part series for Jack and Jill magazine that started in the November, 1940 issue.  It was called "The Three Parasols," and I assume the book mentioned above is a book version of the stories.  In it, three sisters, Gennie, Nolie, and Rellie, see the parasols in the store window and can't afford them.  They end up earning the money by taking care of a cow and selling the buttermilk.  At one point the money they have saved is lost it turns out that one of the little girls has buried it in the hope that it will grow into more money.  No mention of the mom making dresses that match, but I don't have all the issues of the magazine, or it might have been added to the book.  That might help the seeker decide whether Parasols is for Ladies is the right book.

T284: Trottemenu
Solved: Donkey's Glory

T285: Tiny Boy Sleeps in Matchbox
Small Nursery book like Little Golden or Wonder or Little Elf circa 1951-54 about a tiny little boy who sleeps in a matchbox. He may be named Johnny or Tommy. This is not the Piccolo book.

Charlotte Steiner, Little John Little, 1951.  This is the book, and I have it, but am having trouble locating it.  It's a Wonder Book, and Charlotte Steiner did the illustrations as well as the story.  As I recall the book, Little John Little is a very tiny fellow who, at the very beginning of the book, is inadvertently swept out the front door of his house by his normal-sized mother and proceeds to build his own tiny house to live in, I think out of matchsticks.  There's an illustration of him picking a huge (to him) blueberry from a ladder (probably also made of matchsticks).  He befriends a ladybug named (I think) Reddy, who becomes his pet.  One day he goes swimming.  I think I recall a picture of him diving from a lillypad into the water, near a frog.  I think he then falls asleep on a leaf and is blown by the wind for some distance.  He ends up near a cow eating grass who's about to (inadvertently, again) eat him when a bird swoops down and saves him.  She takes him to her nest high in a tree with her young ones.  He thanks her and asks her to take him home, but she thinks he's better off with her and takes off.  He gets help from a squirrel, who first takes him to her home in a hole in the tree and feeds him along with her children.  I'm quite sure there's an illustration looking from outside -- where it's become dark -- through the hole into the lighted home, where Little Johon Little is eating at a table with the squirrel family.  After that the squirrel gives him a ride down the tree.  He's still feeling somewhat stranded, but I think a passing mouse gives him a ride home on her back, and I think I recall Reddy waiting at the door to the lighted home as Little John Little arrives.  I recall the last illustration being of Little John Little sleeping in the matchbox bed with Reddy up on the "headboard" (which I think is the top of the matchbox turned up).  The illustrations are great, very much like those in A Surprise for Mrs. Bunny, which Charlotte Steiner also wrote and illustrated.

T286: two sisters/good one showered in coins/bad in tar
I am looking for a book about two sisters...possibly princesses.  One sister was good and showered in coins the other was bad and showered in tar.

Mother Holle.  In this German fairy tale, two sisters take turns working for Mother Holle, who lives at the bottom of a well.  The polite, hard-working sister is covered in gold dust when she leaves  the rude, lazy one is covered with pitch.  Text can be found online.
The Brothers Grimm, Mother Holle (also known as Mother Hulda).  The story is "Mother Holle" by Grimm in The Red Fairy Book (edited by Andrew Lang, published by Dover), also known as "Mother Hulda" in Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (published by Nelson Doubleday).  If you search for "Mother Holle" you can find many websites that have the entire story online.  I suspect the version you're looking for is a picture book, not a story in an anthology, so you might want to look at Mother Holly by the Brothers Grimm, retold and illustrated by Bernadette Watts (Crowell, 1972) or Mother Holly: a retelling from the Brothers Grimm by John Warren Stewig, with illustrations by Johanna Westerman (North-South Books, 2001).
Yesterday, I suggested John W. Stewig's Mother Holly: A Retelling From the Brothers Grimm (2001).  I'd like to withdraw that suggestion, as Stewig says in his introduction, "In all previous editions, pitch or tar fell on Blanche.  Because that would be difficult to remove, I changed it to barbs, bristles and burrs, which are miserable but not impossible to remove."  Other English language versions that Stewig suggests include Clever Gretchen and Other Forgotten Folktales by Alison Lurie (Crowell, 1980) "Mother Hulda" by Lucy Crane in Household Stories (Dover, 1963) Mother Holle" by Wanda Gag in More Tales From Grimm (Coward-McCann, 1947)  and Mara Pratt's Selections From Grimm (Educational Publishing, 1894.  These are all collections of stories, so if the stumper requester is looking for a book with a single story in it, Mother Holly by Bernadette Watts (Crowell, 1972) may be the one sought.
Kingdom of the Cats.  I read a similar story in a Reader's Digest collection of fairy tales.  It was called "colony of the cats" or "kingdom of the cats," something like that.  The good woman who took care of the cats was dipped in a barrel of gold, while the bad woman was dipped in oil and got a donkey tail in her forehead.
Brothers Grimm.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales. illus by Leonard Weisgard.  Junior Deluxe Editions, 1954, book club  edition.   dust jacket a little worn;  gray boards with black spine; VG-  [YQ##]  $7 

T287: town painted different colors
Solved: The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments

T288: Time-travel/ghost
Solved: Mirror of Danger

T289: Time travelling wizard enlisting help of children to defend against "evil"
Solved: The Dark is Rising series

T290: teen book with knights
Solved: Prydain Chronicles

T291: ten dollars worth of chores
Solved: The Countess and the Impossible

T292: tiny girl living in freezer section
Solved: The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

T293: tombstone clues
A young boy who has a dog (bull mastiff?) who befriends an old polish lady. She runs a small shoppe. The mystery he solves revolves around an old seaside sailors house which has encryptions throughout including a clue written in a book in a painting. He gets to the house because he figures out a series of clues written on the back of tombstones.

Platt, Kin, Sinbad and Me and Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't.  Sinbad and Me is the title of the 1st book, then he wrote a sequel or two, one of which is entitled Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't.  These books by Kin Platt are the ones you're looking for.
Kin Platt, Sinbad and Me, 1966.  This is Sinbad and Me by Kin Platt, an Edgar winner (this is an award given by Mystery Writers of America) for Best Young Adult Mystery. Sadly out of print, and somewhat hard to find.
Kin Platt, Steve Forrester Young Adult Mysteries, 1961-1980.  The dog is an English bulldog named Sinbad.  He belongs to Steve Forrester, the protagonist of four young adult mysteries by Kin Platt:  The Blue Man (1961),  Sinbad and Me (1966),  The Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't (1969),  and The Ghost of Hellsfire Street (1980).  Each book combines supernatural elements with action/adventure as the protagonist solves a mystery.  Steve does have an elderly friend, Mrs. Teska, who is a shopkeeper, and she appears in more than one book, but I can't remember if she's Polish.  I read these books so long ago that I'm not certain which one you're looking for, but it is probably either Sinbad and Me or The Ghost of Hellsfire Street.  Please see the Solved Mysteries "S" page for more information.

T294:  "Tis" pony series short chapter/picture book
Small series- maybe three or four books. Young girl gets a pony (maybe even a shetland pony) My memory is that the first is called something like "Tis" and it is based on her brother (or someone) teasing her about the animal because it is so small and she says "Tis a pony" The girl might have been called Taffy? Or maybe just had "taffy colored hair". Style of book was like the Orpheline series- too long for a picture book, and was separated into chapters, but there was a large picture on every facing page. Oddly enough, only actual scene I can remember is the girl washing and drying the dishes, and that she saves the silverware for last, and pretends they are soldiers and she lines them all up in  rows. I cannot find any reference to anything that sounds like this book anywhere.

Elisa Bialk, Tizz is a cow pony, 1961.  There are lots of Tizz books.  They were published by Childrens Press.  Titles include:  Tizz & Company, Tizz at the Fiesta, Tizz at the Stampede, Tizz in Cactus Country, Tizz on a Pack Trip, Tizz on a Trail Ride, Tizz Plays Santa, Tizz Takes a Trip, and Tizz on a Horse Farm.

T295: treasure hunt
Solved: Masquerade

T296: Tall Book of Tall Tales - Gothic version?
I'm looking for a book for my mom, that she used to read when she was a kid.  This means it would have been published in the 1940's.  We lost the book in a house fire years ago.  I remember that it had a girl on the cover (but this is my memory, after all) with long, dark hair sitting in a very tall-backed chair.  It's not the Tall book of American Tales, Nursery Rhymes, or fairy tales.  This one had a more gothic theme to it.  I've been looking for it for years and would love to surprise my mom with it someday.  Thanks for any help!

T297: Talking Furniture
I read this anthology of literary fairy tales in the 50's but the book seemed much older.  I think it had a green embossed cover.  The story I remember was about a cottage of talking furniture.  Each piece of furniture had its own spirit that interacted with the other pieces of furniture.  There was a girl-chair(?) that fell in love with a boy piece of furniure; when she was going to be sold, she wrenched herself from her piece of furniture so she could stay together with the boy.  I've been looking for this for 30 plus years and hope this rings a bell with someone.  Thanks.

T298: Two Sisters in a Foreign Country
My friend and I read this in HS and it was a relatively new looking book, so published noearlier than the mid-70s and no later than 1995.  Two sisters go with their parents to a foreign country.  One sister has red hair.  When the younger sister ventures out alone, the roads suddently become twisty and she is in a different city.  When she goes with the family, the road are straight.  I seem to think it had some literary award seal on the cover too.

T299: Treasury Book
Solved: Treat Shop

T300: Train Trip at Christmastime
Solved: The Christmas Train

T301: Treasury
Solved: Poems to Read to the Very Young

T302: Tonsils
It is a childern's book that is about a little girl who goes to the hospital to have her tonsils taken out.  The nurse gives her ice to chew on after the surgery.  It is not the book "Bye Bye Tonsils or Good-Bye Tonsils".  My child care provider read this book to me when I was little. Probably around 1978-1985.

Two possiblities for T302.  Sandra Ziegler's At the Hospital: A Surprise for Krissy published by Children's Press in 1976 or Arthur Shay's What Happens When You Go to the Hospitalpublished in 1969 and is about a girl named Karen who goes in to have her tonsils removed.
I believe I know what book you are talking about.  It's called Good-bye, Tonsils by Anne Welsh Guy published as a Whitman BIG Tell-a-tale (not to be
confused with the more recent book Good-bye Tonsils by Juliana Hatkoff published by Puffin)  I had this book given to me when I got my tonsils removed in 1972!  What jogged my memory was when you mentioned ice cubes.  I remember that specifically from the book.  The picture on the front shows a girl with black shoulder-length hair in bed with a nurse leaning over her holding a tray.

T303: teen girl learning about life
This young adult novel from the 60s concerned a girl who moves to a desert trailer park when her doctor says she needs a change. Her parents have told her they are moving because of her dad's health but she has a letter her mother wants mailed that is damaged so she buys another envelope to mail it an disvcovers the truth in the letter  The trailer park has some permanent residents and some transient ones..and a store on the premises. There is a character who drops off a freight train and interacts with the residents and who seems to understand what is going on better than the people in the park regarding conflicts. one part of the plot involves the theft of items from the trailers and a family of Hispanic migrant workers being suspicioned.There is a loud rude 'neighbor' who agitates against everyone because they are different and in the end is proven the theif..  there is a romance with one of the migrant group and the girl.   the book opens with her in a convertible on the freeway, her blonde hair blowing in the wind.  I remember the title had some part like the To Everything there is a season verse from the Bible.

Annabel and Edgar Johnson, The Rescued Heart, 1961.  "Forced to spend a year at an isolated California desert trailer camp with her parents, who are worried about her emotional and physical health, a sixteen-year-old girl meets a variety of drifters and migrant workers who influence her future." I have a copy of this book and have read the first part. It seems to be the one you are looking for.
T-303 & T-312:  Aren't these two the same book?

T304: There and Back again
Solved: There and Back Again

T305: Toad called Methuselah
Solved:  The Tree that Sat Down

T306: Treasure Hunt with Kwan Yin
Solved: Spiderweb for Two

T307: Toymaker
It is the story (as I remember it, circa 1968) of a toymaker who is given the task of building and painting a set of wooden farm animals for a customer. He works late into the night trying to finish the project, laboring in dim light and with increasing fatigue. In the morning he realizes to his dismay that he has painted the animals all sorts of colors, none of them "correct." The toymaker fears that the customer (or child of the customer my memory of it is vague at best) will be disappointed with the results. Intead, he or she finds that the wood animals are beautiful in their own unique way.

T308: Toys come alive in attic
*The main character was a boy, who had an attic bedroom.  *I think his toys came alive.  *It included the joke about "walking outside and stepping into a poodle" in one of the first chapters.  *There was a character called Nebuchadnezzar. I know this because I named a teddy bear after it.  There may also be a character named Aladdin?  *The hardcover edition is dark blue and has a white title.  *One of the toys is a toy soldier... I think.  *The plot involves going over some dangerous mountains.  That's all I can remember!  It was definitely published before 1995.

Elizabeth Winthrop, The Castle in the Attic or The Battle for the Castle.  Not sure if it would be either of these, but they have similar elements...castle, attic, soldier, battles...
No, I'm afraid it's not "Castle in the Sky"...
Beyond the Midnight Mountains. I have the paper back bought through a book club in 1980ish as a child.

T309: time, her hair grew longer the closer she got to the black hole
Solved: The Starlight Crystal

T310: Telekinetic kids
Telekinetic kids locked in facility:  A boy tries to save someone from getting hit by a car and somehow reveals his mental talents.  He ends up being locked in a (government?) facility for kids with special abilities like telekinesis (and telepathy, too?).  I read this in elementary school, so it's probably from the mid-late 80s or very early 90s.  I got the impression that it was from a series.  Thank you for the help.  I've been thinking about this one a lot!

Garth Nix, Shade's Children I read this about a year ago, and can't find my copy now to check details, but it sounds a lot like it. However the date given is 1997 so may be too late to be the right book. Here is a description I found online:  IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE YOUR FOURTEENTH BIRTHDAY IS YOUR LAST WHERE ONLY ONE THING CAN SAVE YOU AND WHERE EVEN YOUR PROTECTOR MAY NOT BE TRUSTED  In a brutal city of the future, human life is in the hands of the evil Overlords who have decreed that no child live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest - his brains and muscles are used to construct machine-like creatures whose sole purpose is to kill.  The mysterious Shade - once a man, but now more like the machines he fights - recruits the few children lucky enough to escape. He gives them food, shelter, and the training they need to fight the Overlords. But Shade's sent many children out on mission - and fewer of them are coming back.  By luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade's children - Ella, Drum, Ninde and Gold-Eye - have come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords' power - and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become....
Alexander Key, Escape to Witch Mountain,1968.  The story is about two orphans, Tony and Tia, who have moderate paranormal abilities. After their "granny", the elderly woman who took them in when they were very little, dies, they are placed by social services in a juvenile detention home under grim, unwholesome conditions. Both have repressed memories of their past, but discover clues -- a map and a huge amount of money -- hidden in the bottom of a leather box owned by Tia. When a man claiming to be the brother of their deceased father shows up at the detention center to take custody of them, they instinctively know he is not their uncle and has ulterior motives. With the assistance of a tough-nut inner-city Irish priest, the pair run away, following the map's route leading towards the Blue Ridge Mountains. As their memories begin to return, they realize that they are actually of extraterrestrial origin, and in the end they find their way to their own people.
Alexander Key, Return from Witch Mountain. (1978) I'm sorry if I gave the impression I thought T310 was Escape to Witch Mountain. Actually I think it's the sequel. Alexander Key hadn't intended to write one but Disney made a feature film based on the first book and then did a sequel, Return from Witch Mountain, so Key wrote a book based on the script. Tony and Tia have been living among their own people and improving their psychic abilities. On a visit to Los Angeles they are separated. Tony uses his gift to stop a couple of accidents and is seen by people who work for a mad scientist's experimental lab where he has kidnapped a number of telekinetic kids to work for him (this idea was also used by Dean R. Koontz, in "Door to December". Tia enlists the help of a street gang to find and free Tony. The psychic elements and the story in general are much less subtle and more "showy" than the original (naturally, since it started out as a movie). If T310 isn't Return from Witch Mountain, check Door to December and see if that might be it.
The book is not Escape to Witch Mountain, but might be Return from Witch Mountain. The details match up -- the boy uses his telekinetic powers to prevent an accident and draws the attention of a mad scientist who wants to exploit the gifts of psychic children, etc. You might look this up on amazon.com or wikipedia. The film version starred Bette Davis and Christopher Lee, and is regarded as high camp, but Alexander Key did write the novelization you may have read, and put his own unique touches in.

T311: Tall Ship Tale
I have searched Lib/Cong and they don't have a listing that makes sense. I have a vague recollection of a book from school. A thin paperback with a sailboat on the front. The title that I am remembering is "A Tall Ship Sailing". If anyone can help I am all ears. Thanks

McCloskey, Robert, Time of Wonder, 1957.  If it was a picture book, two Caldecott winners are possibilities: McCloskey's Time of Wonder has a sailboat on blue water as the prominent item on the cover  Shulevitz's Fool of the World and the Flying Ship has a ship sailing over green fields.
Captain Alan Villiers, The Windjammer Story, 1958.  This is a long shot, but...*if* the book was non-fiction and *if* the date is right (depending on when you were in elementary school), it's a possibility.  It's subtitled on the cover, "with School of the Sea and Sailing a Square Rigger", if that helps.  It was based on a movie.  The book includes "Diary of a Cadet Aboard the Christian Radich" [sail-training ship], along with diagrams of a square-rigger, old sailors' superstitions, nautical terms, and the explanation of sailing a square-rigged ship.  It is definitely "a thin paperback with a sailboat on the front" -- the book is light blue and the sailboat is the Christian Radich under full sail, at an angle that makes her look tall and thin.
Hyla M. Clark (text), introductions by Frank O. Braynard and Tony Gibbs, The Tall Ships: A Sailing Celebration, 1976.  What year did you go to school?  Could this be the book you're looking for?  This book was published in association with Operation Sail, which celebrated the Bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by gathering tall ships from around the world and sailing them into New York Harbor in time for the 1976 Independence Day celebration.  Over 50 full-color photographs, plus additional photographs in black and white.  Paperback, with a picture of a sailing ship against the Manhattan skyline on the cover, blue borders.  It's about 130 pages long--I don't know if that's thin enough for you!
I have recently remembered more details. 1) Fiction novel set in approx.1870-1910 Alaska. Female love interest is named Florence. She has several brothers and one is named Gregory . He marries an Indian girl.
Margaret Bell, Watch For a Tall White Sail. (1948)  I think this may be the book you want.  From an online review: "The story is about a young girl who moves with her family to an isolated area where the only contact with the outside world is by sailing schooner that stopped two or three times a year with supplies, news and mail brought by a handsome young captain."  I don't remember whether the details match, but it definitely takes place in pioneer Alaska.

T312: Teen learning about life
Solved:  The Rescued Heart

T313: troll, stone, sunlight, and mountain
I read this book in the 1970's in my third grade classroom, so I guess it was 1976.  It had a little girl who was told a story about some trolls that either mined silver or gold or stole it, but somehow they had a mountain that would shine in the sun.  (It seems like they stole and hoarded treasure, but I'm not sure.) She couldn't ever see it or them because I'm not sure she ever believed the story, but whoever told her about it also told her that the trolls would turn to stone if they were ever caught in the sunlight.  I think she was afraid (or at least I was!) of some stones that were troll sized since they could have been trolls that were caught outside once the morning rays of the sun came.  I don't remember what else happened, but at the end of the story she believed in the trolls for some reason and thought she caught a glimpse of the shining mountain before it disappeared in the haze or fog or something.  It was a wonderful story, and I've been searching for it for years.   It is not THE TROLLS OF SILVER MOUNTAIN.  I bought that book hoping it was the same one, but the stories have no resemblance at all.

Enright, Elizabeth, Tatsinda, 1963.  Try Tatsinda, by Elizabeth Enright. It is a fairly short book, 65 pages. Girl lives in a magical kingdom. She is kidnapped by a giant/troll/ogre from the other side of the mountain. The trolls mine "greb" inside the mountain and don't go outside during the day. The girl's kingdom does shine in the sun. There are pictures showing crystal palaces and houses. I hope this helps.
My stumper is definitely not TATSINDA.  The main character is a young child and is living in (basically) the real world.  No crystal palace, no kingdom, just an ordinary kid. Also, I don't remember anything like a kidnapping taking place at all. It was the troll mountain or treasure far away that belonged to the trolls that was shining. Thanks for the guess anyway though. I'll keep checking back.  I want to read it to my kids so badly!

T314: tomorrow I will build a rowboat
Solved: Me and My Flying Machine

T315: Tramp
I hope someone can help me find my favourite book from my childhood. Unfortunately my memory of it is now rather sparse as I lost it in 1977 (when I was 9) when we moved house. What I can remember was that the central character looked like a little tramp - from memory he was similar to the Charlie Chaplin character - but may not have been exactly so. The main concept was that each double page spread presented him in a different situation with a little bit of text describing the scenario. You were instructed to "turn the page" to resolve the problem or change the situation he was facing somehow.  The main example I can remember is a picture of him sitting with his bag by the side of a lonely country road. You were instructed to turn the page to see a new picture of him with a car coming along (old 1930's model I think) for him to hitch a ride. I think the very last page showed him walking along the road with his cloth bag on the end of a stick (so maybe he didn't get his ride!)  I may be remembering this incorrectly but that is what sticks in my mind. I seem to remember another scenario involving a large boat, so the overall story may well have been about his travels around the country. I also seem to remember that it was educational in some sense - maybe geared towards teaching concepts like "near" and "far" for example.  I had this book from about the age of 5, so it likely pre-dates the early 1970's. What I can remember of the style it may well have been much earlier.  Any suggestions for further research would be greatly appreciated.

T316: Teacher in Rural Tobacco Country
I'm looking for the title/author of a book I read in English class in Junior High School in California in the 1960's.  The plot seemed to be autobiographical, telling the story of a fellow that came into a very rural tobacco farming area, perhaps in Kentucky or West Virgina, and had to win the trust of the locals in order to start teaching their kids.  I think ultimately at the end he left to become a writer.

Jesse Stuart, The Thread That Runs So True.  I think there is a good chance T316 is The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart, a Kentucky author.
Conroy, Pat, The Water is Wide.  This is a semi-autobiographical story written by Conroy (later, made into a movie with John Voight, Conrak.)  He travels to Yamacraw, an island off the coast of South Carollina, to teach very poor, isolated, African-American children.  I don't know when it was originally published, but the movie came out in 1974.
Pat Conroy, The Water is Wide, 1972.  The date is wrong, and the location, but the plot is similar.
Pat Conroy, The Water Is Wide, 1972.  Don't know if this is the book you are looking for, but here is the synopsis:  A young schoolteacher struggles to bring literacy and selfrespect to a black backwoods South Carolina school in this affecting work. An early, semiautobiographical novel by the author of THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE and THE PRINCE OF TIDES Filmed, as CONRACK in 1974 by Martin Ritt with Jon Voight and Paul Winfield.
Stuart, Jesse, The Thread That Runs So True.  I'm sure that the book I was remembering was "The Thread That Runs So True".  Thanks so much for the help!
Both of my book stumpers have been solved (H172=Walker Tompkins, T316=Jesse Stuart) and I've tried to indicate that in the reply forms, but I haven't seen that reflected online.  Thanks so much to you and the other responders for this wonderful service.
Jesse Stuart, The Thread That Runs So True, 1949.  This is definitely the book being sought.  It is set in the 1920s, in Kentuckys rural tobacco country.  Eighteen days shy of his seventeenth birthday, Jesse Stuart begins his career in  education in Lonesome Valley Elementary School, a one room schoolhouse in a low-literacy farming community.  He has 104 pupils on the census, but only a third attend classes: the rest are needed for farmwork.  The students have to purchase their own books and classes are held during the summer so that the district doesn't have to pay for textbooks or coal to heat the schoolhouse.  Mr. Stuart is also in charge of maintaining the school grounds (painting the school, putting lime in the outhouses) and teaching his barefooted pupils to maintain public health (no drinking from the same dipper, no chewing tobacco on the school grounds). For all of this work, he earns about one-fourth as much as a worker at the local steel mill who has a third grade education!  The Water is Wide has a similar theme, but it is set about forty years later in an impoverished rural community in South Carolina.

T317: Tobin/Tobit, statue coming to life, 'Poor Mrs. Noah'
Solved: The Children of Green Knowe

T318: Two children, church, and creature
Book I read in the 1960's. Probably British.  Title includes a word like "Pucq" not the Kipling Pook though. Two children, a ruined church in countryside, and a strange creature (Pucq) who turns out to be either a gargoyle or statue from the church.

This sounds a bit like Dorothy Edwards' 'The Witches and the Grinnygog', but that has a few more children, and the word in the title is 'Grinnygog', not 'Pucq'

T319: Time travel
Solved: The Legion of Time

T320: Time travel girl/ seven sisters with M names
Solved: The Wicked, Wicked Ladies in the Haunted House

T321: Thin book series
Solved: The Kids of the Polk Street School

T322:Teens aspiring performers in England
Solved: The Swish of the Curtain

T323: Three siblings solve mysteries
Solved: The Key to the Treasure
Key to the Treasure

T324: Tomato soup and crush
Solved: What's For Lunch, Charley?

T325: Twins - boy and girl - outing
Solved: The Happy Twins

T326: Twin brothers, dark jester in old castle
Solved: Silent Stalker

T327: Thief hooked on Gilligan's Island
There's a book that I read when I was around 10 (1990), it was a sci-fi book that featured a thief who had gotten hooked on Gilligan's island. He stole a magic lamp. He ended up trading places with the person in the lamp when he made to many wishes. There was also a female charector who was transformed into a mermaid.  I truly wish that I could remember more specifics, but 14 years really puts the bite on the memory. I vaugely remember the mermaid wishing for her husband to be brought back from the dead (or something along those lines) and becoming a perfect lover for her. This caused problems down the road when she was transformed back into a woman and he didn't have the same flair for her then.

Jack L Chalker, Songs of the Dancing Gods,
1990, copyright.  Thief named Macore addicted to Gilligan's Island, someone turned into mermaid, etc.
Jack L Chalker, Vengeance of the Dancing Gods, 1985, copyright.  The Dancing Gods series is five books, this person is definitely referring to either book three (Vengeance) or book four, Songs of the Dancing Gods.

T328: Thunder is lions or tigers in attic

I was born in 1964 and was read this book as a child.  The book was about a child who was scared of thunderstorms and was told that the sound os thunder was lions or tigers in the attic.  There is a possiblility that "attic" might be a word in the title.

T329: Teen pregnancy
Solved: A Bright Penny

T330: Three Russian daughters
Solved: The Tsar and the Amazing Cow

T331: Two old ladies living in poverty
Solved: The Ghost of Garina Street

T332: Terrible Tomkit
Solved: The Cat Who Went to Sea

T333: Twin sisters in a lighthouse
I am looking for a somewhat large in size (not in pages) yellow hard copy book that I believe may have been of different stories but the one that stands out is about twin sisters with black braided hair who live in a lighthouse. Yhere is a picture of an oval braided rug and a black cat that I remember. It was read to me in the early 1960's and was a new book when I received it.

I think the person is thinking of THE KELLYHORNS by Barbara Cooney, 1942, republished by Volo in 2001. When Penny meets Pamela at the fair, they look somewhat alike  (brown pigtails, brown eyes, but one has bangs and some freckles). The father does live in a lighthouse, and if the names Aunt Ivory, Barnabas and Barney ring a bell, then this is the right book~from a librarian

T334: Traveler
In the early 1970's my mother bought an illustrated book through my elementary school for me and my siblings.  The hero was a traveler (Western European, Middle Ages)who comes across various characters with transforming powers (Man-to-fire, man-to-rope)and saves them from predicements.  They in turn help him complete a task for a king who rewards the traveler.  When someone asks one of the transforming characters why the traveler should get credit when the "transformers" did most of the work, the transformer replied "he lead us".

Jay Williams, The King with Six Friends.  Popular title!

T335: Tim and Sue Bible Stories
I'm not sure if this is technically a book...when I was in highschool in the 80s, I did Bible storytelling competitions using stories about a boy named Tim, his sister Sue, mother, father and grandfather.  They were always the focus of the story, and then the father would be telling a Bible story to Tim & Sue.  One year I used Noah, the next the woman who lost her gold coin.  My old youth leader said the stories were taken from a story folder at the church that I'm not sure exists anymore.  It basically was always the same family, and usually worded as "Tim, his sister Sue, mother, father and grandfather" - although grandfather may have just been in the Noah story.  I desperately need to find these stories but have no idea if they are a book, and who wrote them.

Roberts, Susan B, Tim and Sue:  tell-me-time stories and Bible verses, G/L Publications, 1967.  James R Padgett, illus. / 31 pgs. / Gospel Light Publications / title on cover: Everyday With Tim and Sue /  Gospel Light has many Bible curriculum materials, so maybe the sheets you were using came from one of those instead of the book I found, but it's a starting place for you to search.  Good luck!
Hi - I'm the one who originally posted this stumper. Today, someone sent me a website for out of print books and I found it.  It's on it's way so hopefully soon I'll know if this is the right book or not.  Thank you!!!
I ordered Everyday with Tim and Sue and this is NOT the book.  This was longer stories, that included father telling Tim and Sue Biblical stories, like Noah's Ark, or Moses.  They were long enough that when I read them for my competitions, it took about 10 minutes.  Thanks

T336: Train in magical/musical land (Christian book?)
I have very happy, but very vague memories of this book! My mom bought it at a Christian book store (I believe) in the early-mid '70s. It pictured a whimsical train winding through a fantastic land...perhaps musical? I seem to remember some brightly colored muscial notes...maybe coming out of the train? It probably had some sort of moral lesson to teach. That's all I can remember! Hope you can help

Agapeland, The Music Machine, 2006, reprint.  Could this maybe be the Music Machine series from Agapeland? I remember them when I was growing up as Tapes or LPs with an accompanying book and each story was about a fruit of the spirit (ie love, patience, self-control). The very first book/record in the series was about the two little kids who were in most of the stories meeting a man called the conductor who had a machine that looked a little bit like a train, but when you put a word or something into it, it would turn out a song about whatever that word was. Sorry I can't elaborate anymore. My memory's fuzzy on the details and I don't have any of them handy. Maybe check out www.imusicmachine.com to see if anything there is at all familiar.
Thank you so much for your suggestion, but unfortunately it's not The Music Machine. That is a chapter book  (we own the book and tape)and the one I am searching for is definitely a picture book. But I really appreciate your kind input!

T337: Twins: one adopted, one in asylum
Solved: Stranger With My Face

T338: tomboy gets hair caught in brambles
Solved: You Were Princess Last Time

T339: Traveler transforming powers Middle-Ages
Solved: The King With Six Friends

T340: Twins
Solved: Summer of the Monkeys

T341: Treasure Diving Bermuda
1950s.  A favorite book of mine when I was growing up was about several teenagers, (I think one girl and two boys), who lived in Bermuda and had adventures diving for sunken treasure. I remember particularly a quote from a character who stated the he was present when Teddy Tucker, (a real-life treasure diver), came up with a gold crucifix studded with emeralds. The girl was kind of a tomboy, but was transformed into a young lady when the boy took her to a dance at the fanciest hotel on the island, the Bermudiana. I would love to the find the title.

Don Stanford, The Treasure of the Coral Reef, 1956.  Never give up on Google! After trying numerous combinations of search words, I finally found the book. I was able to buy it on-line, and even though I had last read it roughly 50 years ago, (good grief!!), I was amazed at how much I remembered when I re-read it. Even though the solution did not come from Book Stumper, the site is wonderful!. Thanks.

T342: Telekinetic powers
Solved: Missing Man

T343: Tennis-female-teenager-sister-murder
I read this book sometime in the early 80's and am reasonably certain it's American.  The plot revolved around a female teenage tennis player who was generally doing very well in tournaments however, whenever she came up against a particular girl she would lose, even though she was a superior player.  Eventually, I'm pretty sure that the tennis player's sister murdered the opponent.  I think also that there was some issue between the sisters and while I'm not 100% it may have been that the tennis player had accidentally knocked boiling water over her sister when they were both young, which resulted in the sister having scarring on her face.  I would very much appreciate any help and thanks in advance.

Rosemary Wells, When No One Was Looking.  Almost certain this is the one:  Kathy is a young tennis player with enough drive, attitude, and talent to go right to the top. And it seems that everyone around her has a stake in her success. So, when Kathy is presented with an opponent she can't beat, and a tragedy occurs, everyone's motives are questioned. They all want victory badly-but would anyone really kill for it?

T344: Tadpole
I am looking for a book that I used to have as a child (in the early  1970s).  It was about a tadpole turning into a frog and all of the  stages that it went through.  I believe (but I am not sure) that it  was illustrated in color.  I do not remember anything else about it.   If someone could please help me with this stumper I would be a very  happy fellow...

T344: Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni? Not sure if what you're looking for is fiction or nonfiction. Lionni's book is more about the fish that is friends with a tadpole. They both grow and learn to accept their differences - especially the fish's inability to travel outside the water. 

T345: Travellers
My mother read this book as a child and would be very interested to find it again. Three men, one tall, one wide and one small. They are travelling across the country, and the tall man gets them through a tall forest by being able to walk and carry them over trees. The wide man can get them across a river by being able to block or suck the water and the small man is able to crawl under something (she can't remember what) to aid them on their journey.  Hoping you can assist.

I like the echoes to The Five Chinese Brothers here, but there are no travellers in that tale.
Not a solution, but there are variations on this theme.  Tall, Wide, and Sharp-Eye  a Czech Tale (Mirko Gabler, 1994) "On his way to rescue a princess held captive in the castle of an evil sorcerer, a Bohemian prince is helped by three extraordinary friends."  Also-- High, Wide, And Handsome & Their Three Tall Tales (Jean Merrill, 1964).
Mirko Gabler, Tall, Wide, and Sharp-Eye.  This might be the one- three travelers save a princess from a wizard by using their special skills.  There's another similar book - Long, Broad and Quickeye by Evaline Michelow Ness.
Gerald J. Pyle, Wonder Tales Retold,1953. I also have a version of this story in a book called It Must be Magic, book four of the Wonder-Story Books.  The tale "Long, Broad and Sharpsight" is credited as adapted from Gerald Pyle's Wonder Tales Retold.  The king sends his son to find a princess, and of course he must rescue her from a wicked magician. Long can get as tall as he needs to, Broad can expand and suck up rivers in their way, and Sharpsight can break up rocks with his vision and well as see where the princess is being held. 

T346: Tatitulous
Solved: Tittivulus

T347: two kids in the city solve a mystery
I read this in the 80's.  Does anyone remember an old children's mystery book where two best friends (boy & girl) one of them named alex, I think... Solve a mystery about something to do with her dead great grandparents.  During the victorian times the house was used for seances and tarot card readings and her great grandparents believed in the supernatural so much and then lost faith in it.  The ending has the two kids in the villians' house and she gets cut on the back of the hand with a sword.  It begins with the two of them dreading having to paint her grandmother's porch and in the end they have to paint it as punishment for disobeying and placing themselves in danger.  This is all I remember and I am desperate to find this book!  It is driving me crazy!  Thanks!

Georgess McHargue, The Talking Table Mystery,
1977, copyright.  I'm almost positive this is the book they're looking for.  I couldn't find a summary anywhere on-line (I think it's out of print), but they've pretty much described it, anyway.  The girl's name was Anne or Anna and I think the kids had guinea pigs as pets.
McHargue, Georgess, The Talking Table Mystery, 1977. I think the first suggestion is right. Annie and her friend How (short for Howard) help her Aunt Dove clean out her basement. They find a little table and a bundle of papers that they take home. The table was once used for seances, but Annie's great-grandfather discovered that they were faked and confiscated the table. Someone kidnaps How's guinea pigs to get the papers and injures Annie with a sword at the end.

T348: travelling with kitten
Solved: Caroline's Grand Tour

T349: thin and fat peoples
Solved: Fattipuffs & Thinnifers

T350: Tiny Tina
Solved: All Through the Day

T351: Treeless paved-over world
Solved: The Endless Pavement

T352: Throw your mind
Looking for a book about a young boy who could "throw his mind" into other animals (and people too, but preferred not to). A loner; his mother (and stepfather?) think badly of him. A vet treating a horse is suspicious when the boy can tell him what's wrong with the horse. Boy is killed by a kick from a horse when his mind was inside a flying bird, and he happily goes on from animal to animal, now bodyless.

Allan Eckert, Song of the Wild, 1980. This is the book about the kid who can "throw" his mind into other animals.  What a cool gift!  Really nice book
  I read it myself and enjoyed it.


T353: Twins from various countries
Solved: Twins Series [Perkins]

T354: Two tigers
Solved: Tyger Voyage

T355: Time Travel & a Pet Dinosaur
Solved: Great Bungee Venture

T356: Tobie and the pony
Children's book about a horse (pony) that gets in trouble for getting into paint that the boy (Toby/Tobie, I think) was supposed to paint the barn with.  I had 2 copies mid/early 1970's. If I remember correctly, the book size was about half average size and NOT a paperback.

James Otis, Toby Tyler. I haven't read this book, but I know it's about a boy who runs away to join the circus.  In the 60's, my sister had an edition from Disney which I think was a smaller hardback version.  I think the cover had a dark pink background...
Frances Frost, Windy Foot series, late 1940s, approximate.  I think you may be looking for one of the Windy Foot books.  Boy named Toby, Shetland pony named Windy Foot.  Several stories about farm life in the late 1940s early 1950s.

T357: Treasure hunt caper with psychedelic cover
Solved: Mystery in Longfellow Square

T358: Treasure hunt
Solved: The Secret Hide-Out
Secret Hide-Out

T359: Twllyp
I've long tried to figure out the name and author of a science fiction book or story I read when I was about 12.  But all I have to go on is that a character from another world came to earth for a visit, and his name was something like "Twyllyp".  That may not even be close, I remember I couldn't pronounce it.  It may have an "x" or even a "q".  Pretty sure it started with a "T"!  Is it hopeless? Thanks, love this site.  I found another book I had long searched for.

Schmidt, Stanley, Tweedlioop, 1986.  Tweedlioop - who certainly has an unusual name - is a peaceful alien who happens to look just like the squirrels on earth.  It was a novel for adults, however.  Perhaps it's your missing book? It was reprinted in 2002, with a different cover.
Laura Bannon, Twirlup On The Moon, 1964.  If it isn't the first suggestion, it could be this book, about another unusually named alien starting with T. ".... Is there really a twirlup?  Laura Bannon makes this ambitious little animal so believable that you'll feel sure he exists.  Dippy, the kangaroo rat, who tells the twirlup's story, patiently puts up with being called Drippy, Chippy and Snippy.  Almost without knowing how, he finds himself working on the twirlup's wonderful scheme to launch a manned moon shot, or perhaps it's accurate to say a twirlupped moon shot.  Swiftly, a lizard, unluckily becomes part of the project.  He has never been one to keep a secret, and thus the climax of the twirlup's work and inventiveness has a more unusual audience than any ever gathered at Cape Kennedy. Here's an amusing spoof on our ambitions to get to the moon.  What's more, it introduces a whole colony of little desert creatures, Laura Bannon's lively imagination is at its best in this new tale, and her original sketches have been carefully completed by Will Gordon, a talented artist in his own right ...."
Peter Farrow and Diane Lampert, Twyllyp, 1963, copyright.

T360: Time travel to Jack Ripper
I am looking for a young adult book published in the 1970's, hardback with a magenta pink/red cover that depicts crude, colorful drawings of 2 girls, one short, fat with glasses and one thin, tall, with long hair. It is about 2 girls who find a ?watch that enables them to travel in time.  They travel back to the time of Jack the Ripper. I remember a description of them eating fish and chips out of a newspaper cone. It's a dark story; I believe they witness a murder. I remeber blood, anyway. I think the tall girl's name is Stephanie. If anyone can locate this book, I will be most grateful. I have been looking for this for, well, decades! BTW, what a wonder service you offer! I have found most of my childhood faves just by reading previous stumpers!

T361: Two women and a crate
Solved: The Journeys of McGill Feighan Trilogy

T362: Train themed reader 19th century
This was an elementary reader used in the 70s. All of the stories were set in one 19th century American town where kids saw inventions like bicycles and gas lamps. There was a train theme and I'm pretty sure a locomotive was on the cover. In one chapter, the kids have to stand very still for a photograph in uncomfortable clothes.

Miriam E. Mason, Smiling Hill Farm, 1937.  Hi, this book might be the answer to the T362 poster.  Story of a pioneering family from Virginia who settles down in Indiana, their children grow up, etc. It is divided up into 3 sections, Pioneer Days, the Red Brick House, and the New Pioneers.  Each section has dates  the dates for the Red Brick House are 1847-1857 and covers turnpike roads, stagecoaches, cookstoves, clocks, steamboats, threshing machines, kerosene lamps, and a train. Lots of illustrations in black, red, and white. My children read this book when I homeschooled them and they enjoyed it.
Engine Whistles/The New Engine Whistles.  This one is from the Alice and Jerry series of primers, although it doesn't feature the Alice and Jerry characters.  It is the sequel to  "Singing Wheels", which covers the early history of the Hastings family in the town of Hastings Mills.   "Engine Whistles" takes up the story of a new generation in the same town (now called Hastings) at the turn of the century.
O’Donnell, Mabel.  Engine Whistles.  illus by Hoopes & Hoopes.  Row, Peterson, 1942.    school used 1951-54.   Alice & Jerry Reading Foundation.  Worn, G-.  [SQ17634]  $14

T363: three squirrels
1960?  It was a big, yellow book with blue cursive writing on the cover saying, "the three squirrels" or three little squirrels or the frisky squirrels. The art work was fabulous and the sory was about three mischevious squirrels who left their nest and got in trouble or got lost. They ran into Mrs. magpie and Mr. hedgehog as well as others.....I hope you can find it!!!!

Margaret Friskey, Three Smart Squirrels and Squee,1942. It actually has 4 squirrels on the cover.  Long shot, but who knows.

T364: three generations pioneer families maybe Pennsylvania
Solved: Smiling Hill Farm

T365: tree, giant
This book revolved around a gigantic tree (oak?) that sat on a hill in/near a town and was sort of magic, I think.  It seemd to have an impact on many of the townspeople's lives.  I remember that some carved their initials into its trunk.  Unfortunately I can't remember any real plot details; only that the tree might have had some sort of mysterious power.  In my recollection, the book was not a children's book but was aimed more at young adults.

Holling Clancy Holling, The Tree in the Trail.  Since nobody has suggested this one yet, I'll try.  This is a book (detailed picture book format, like the rest of Holling's books) about a cottonwood tree in the Southwest, that plays a part in all kinds of events that go on around it.  At the end it gets made into a yoke for oxen, and still has the marks, bullet holes etc. that people made in the wood.
Holling Clancy Holling, Tree in the Trail.No, this isn't right (but thank you for the suggestion).  The book was not a "picture" book although it may have had some artwork.  Anyway, the tree was much, much bigger.  I think so big that many people would have to stand around it to hold hands around its trunk.
Janet Taylor Lisle, The Great Dimpole Oak, 1987, copyright.  This might be the book you're looking for. I have a copy of it and it does mention people carved their initials and stuff in it, and the tree is very important to the people in the town. There are a few illustrations in the copy I have but it isn't a picture book.

T366: Teenage girl named Lexi in a rock band
There was a series of books in the 1980s about a teenage girl named Lexi who moves to Soho to live with her aunt after her father dies.  She forms a band with some guys (I think one of them was named Harrison).  I remember odd little details about the books:  She liked to jump rope, she once wore her father's white tuxedo jacket, someone who auditioned for the band was described as "a dead ringer for David Lee Roth," she had a crush on an older guy whose girlfriend was a rock journalist who made baked spaghetti for Lexi once.  I hope you can help me out.  No one has ever known what I'm talking about!

Thornton, Jane Foster, Close Harmony,1984.When Harrison Hughes has a near-fatal accident, the band is left without a lead guitarist so super-talented Josh is chosen as his replacement, but will there be a place in the band for Harrison when he recovers and will Josh be Lexi's ticket to romance? It's #2 in the Electric High series.

T367: time travel thru fog
Solved: Fog Magic

T368: Telekinetic kids
This was one of my favorite sci-fi / fantasy books when I was in elementary school (mid-90s), and have been searching everywhere to try and figure out what it was - hopefully someone here will be able to help.
What I remember of the book is that it is about these two kids who either walk into a strange store, or see a strange ad that they respond to, and discover that they can develop amazing brain powers (the ability to control things with their minds and whatnot). However, they can't afford to buy whatever it is that will amplify their brains enough to get it to work, so they go home and experiment on their own, until they are able to use a coathanger (I think) to develop these powers. Then they go back to the guy that told them about it, and he realizes that these kids have amazing powers, and so he takes them to either another dimension or another planet or something along those lines, where they have to save the day. As I said, the memories are vague and not too helpful, but if anyone has any idea of the book that I'm thinking of, I would be very grateful.

Daniel Pinkwater, Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars.

T369: train, girl named Cathy, suitcase
I would have read this book around 1975-1979.  It was about a girl named Cathy who took a train with her suitcase.  I remembe the suitcase being one of the round ones.

One of the Cathy books by Catherine Woolley maybe? Titles are: 1. A Room for Cathy, 2. Miss Cathy Leonard, 3. Cathy Leonard Calling, 4. Cathy's Little Sister, 5. Chris in Trouble, 6. Cathy and the Beautiful People, & 7. Cathy Uncovers a Secret. My guess is it's 3 or 4. Woolley is also the author of the Ginnie series.
V.C. Andrews, Flowers In The Attic, 1979. Cathy, along with her mother, brothers, and sister go to live with her grandparents when her father dies. They go by train. At the end of the book, Cathy, her sister, and one of her brothers get on a train and run away. There are five books in the series.
I posted this inquiry-- it is not the V.C. Andrews book.  I am not sure if it is one of the Cathy books as I have been unable to find summaries on any of them :( I'm actually wondering if the girl's name was Cathy--???

T370: traceable paper dolls
I am looking for a vintage children's book, probably from the 1940's.  It has an orange leatherette binding and is probably about 11" x 14."  It contains miscellaneous stories and activities.  The activity that will identify the book for me is traceable paper dolls that include a picture of a table and a bed.  The child can cut a slit into each and insert the paper dolls into them so that it looks as if they're actually sitting at the table or lying in the bed.

T371: two stories about a bunny
Solved: The Mother Rabbit's Son Tom

T372: teenage girl in France
I am looking for a young adult fiction book from the late 1970s or very early 1980s.  A coming of age novel about a teenage girl in France who goes to school in Paris. She falls in love with an older man who is the father of her best friend and an artist.  I remember that she rides her bike to school and that she runs away from home to her lover's studio.  And that she has her heart broken by the older man.

Madeleine L'Engle, The Small Rain. Not sure about this one but thought it might be worth a look.  The girl is actually in Switzerland at a boarding school, not France.
Oh, I think I remember this one too (though not the name of the book, unfortunately).  It does take place in France and I remember that the girl poses nude for an artist/the lover?
janine boissard, A Matter of feeling, 1980. Pauline is one of four girls, growing up in France. She falls in love with an older man who is an artist. Her father is a doctor. Her youngest sister Cecile gets on a quiz show, and wins support for an aging horse loved by an older sister Bernadette.

T373: two princesses
Solved: the Djinn

T374: teenage girl, colony, radiation
Solved:  Keeper of the Isis Light

T375: teenage girl, witch, Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder
Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder link. This was an English children's book I think I read in the early eighties. Teenage girl has a link with a witch from the past (relative?). Book used a copy of a famous illustration of Matthew Hopkins interviewing a witch about her familiars - Vinegar Tom, Holt, Pyewackett etc. The plot drew from real events in the sixteenth century including burning witches. I think it was a bit sad..

T376: tilly goes to college
Solved: I'll Find My Love

T377: teenage girl, midwest, city girls
after i finished anne emery's dinny gordon series (in the early 1970s), i began another series which i now cannot find. the main character is like dinny gordon: teenage girl living in the midwest. she has an older brother and his friend becomes the girl's steady boyfriend. he gives her her first orchid corsage. the brother and friend plan an extensive bicycle trip for the summer, but plans are changed when a sophisticated city girl comes to visit, with tales of the stork club and nights out in new york. the song 'smoke gets in your eyes' is played repeatedly by the mooning young girl in her room, i remember distinctly. please help! i'd love to buy these books for my niece.

Rosamond du Jardin, Wait For Marcy. This is Wait For Marcy, late forties or very early fifties.  There are several more in the series:  A Man For Marcy, Marcy Catches Up, and Senior Prom.

T378: time travel in museum
Solved: Summer Magic

T379: train woman
This story I'm looking for is in an adult's short story book I got from the Ohio library system, and I can't find it again.  The story is about a woman who is locked in a room by a man, never allowed to get out.  Her only contact with the outside world is the train that comes by every day.  She waves her hanky out the bars of the window.  The engineer thinks she's just waving, and he waves back, but she's really trying to get their attention as a cry for help.  This story is part of a book of stories of terror, or something like that.  I would appreciate any help you can give me.

Robert Aickman, The Trains.  Your description of the woman waving at the train intrigued me enough to do some sniffing around and I may have a long shot, Aickman's story The Trains. I haven't been able to track down the actual story, but the details sound right: two women hiking in the countryside run across a strange house inhabited by a mysterious man. There may be a murder, one of the women ends up hiding in the attic, futilely waving at the trains. It's in a place called the Quiet Valley and the trains are rather ghostly in aspect. Hopes this gives you something to go on.

T380: two sisters, mandrake root, guilty uncle
Solved: The Saint Game

T381: town where no one reads
Solved: Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair

T382: transatlantic romance, sea captain, duel
Solved: Devil's Embrace

T383: teen boy, sailboat, criminals, chase
The book was published in WWII, a teen boy is trying to raise money, for college (I think).  His father is in the military overseas.  He lives in or near a seaside town along the Atlantic.  I recall one money-making scheme was to rent salvaged (I think) rowboats and one of the crooks reported him for renting unsafe boats.  At the end, he is trying to get to town in his sailboat in rough weather with a powerboat chasing him.  He cuts across a swampy peninsula separating his position from the town, the powerboat goes around and he beats them.

T384: teen boy, ginseng valley, New Jersey, sheep
A teenage boy trying to raise money for college finds a valley in New Jersey's swampland where a ginseng hunter once lived.  He hunts ginseng too, and uses the money raised to bring in valuable (angora?) sheep one at a time to the valley from which they are able to run free, unable to escape.  His friend comes in with him, they fix up the ginseng hunter's cabin and stay there from time to time.  I seem to recall they find the ginseng hunter's cache of ginseng ("sang") and resolve a spooky mystery when it turns out odd-looking corner-of-the-eye visions accompanied by loud, blood-curdling cries turn out to be a type of woodpecker.

Eda and Richard Crist, The Secret of Turkeyfoot Mountain, 1957

T385: Teen Girl Goes to Rainforest to find father
A young girl, almost ready to graduate high school, goes to the rain forest to meet with her father.  She meets with his college aged assistant, Brad, who she is suspicious of at first.  The two are on the run from some people who are after her father.  The stay at in a small village where Brad at one point says that she is married to him and at another point he warns her of taking a bath nude in the river because of nasty fish that would surprise her.  At the end of the book she is screaming to Brad and he tells her that he'll see her in college (they both go to Columbia I believe).  It was written and put out somewhere in the mid-90's, but before 1997.

T386: Teddy bears, Giggly, Wiggly, Mumity
What I am looking for is a vintage story book- I don't know how old, but at least 1950's, if not earlier. There are color illustrations of teddy bears on a merry-go-round, playing in water, eating at a picnic. I can remember three of the character's names, Giggly and Wiggly (girl bears), and their mom, Mumity (British?). The book was large, maybe 14" or so...? x about 10".  All the bears have little outfits on, and I seem to remember there were little mice with them most of the time. Any ideas??? Thanks!

Nell Stomp Smock, Wiggly and Giggly, Little Twin Bears.

T387: tourmaline mine in the wilderness
Solved: Mystery Trail

T388: three siblings in wartime Poland
Solved: Escape from Warsaw

T389: teen girl with "Casey" cut into her forehead
Solved:  A Slipping Down Life

T390: twins find God after boarding school antics
Solved: The Mystifying Twins

T391: Tom boy turned popular
Solved: My Sister, Mike

T392: Treasury of Children's ___
I think it was a large hardbound book with a whitish cover similar to the "Golden Treasury of Myths and Legends" and included some Hilaire Belloc cautionary tales -Matilda who told such lies, and Henry King who ate little bits of string. Possibly also "Dora and the Dreadful Dragon of Dundeadle". I read it to our children here in England in the late 60s, early 70s. The illustrations were contemporary, line and wash drawings. Would love to find it for my grandchildren. Many thanks for any help.

T393: Talking horse, girl, horse shows
I read a chilren's book in elementary school about a girl and a tlking horse One of them may have been named Virginia. I don't remember the title or author. The horse helped the girl to compete in horse shows. It was a really great book! Thanks for helping! Thanks for any assistance in helping me to find this title. I would love to read it again.

Hallowell, P. C., Dinah and Virginia. Was already under V20.

T394: Teen does archeology for juvenile detention
I'm looking for a young adults book I read in the 70s, called something like Smugglers' Cove. Maybe published by Scholastic. It's about a teenager who does something bad and gets juvenile detention of a kind. He agrees to work at some place in Mexico or somewhere, maybe archeology, and has adventures - like a less goodytooshoes Hardy Boys kind of vibe. The cover featured an old artefact, like a tiny stone animal's head, lying amid some green leaves, grass or ivy. I'd guess about 160 pages long...

Georgess McHargue, The Turquoise Toad Mystery, 1980. Could this be it?  The title isn't similar, but Scholastic reprints often changed the hardcover title to something "more appealing". The summary is "After thirteen-year-old Ben and his pet coati Frito join a group of archaeologists looking for Indian artifacts in the Arizona desert, they help expose a ring of thieves." She wrote at least one or two other mysteries. I don't know if they featured the same character, but it might be worth looking into.

T395: Train travel, Phoebe Snow
Solved: Phoebe Snow

T396: Three Southern Orphan Brothers
My request was for a paperback book published in the 1980's about 3 orphaned brothers living in the South, one brother is crippled, the youngest is a toddler on a bottle. They put the toddler's bottle nipple on a Pepsi bottle.  They eat grits. They live beside a grocery store. They make a sled for the crippled brother. Thank You , for any assistance, I realize this is not much to go on.

T397: Teen boy leaves circus for farm
Solved: Sawdust In His Shoes

T398: Teenage Ski Story circa 1970
Solved: Race the Wild Wind

T399: Two boys in a cave
As a young teen (about 1970) I read a book about two boys, one Caucasian and one Native American, who found a cave.  There were horses in the book, and it had a western theme, and I thought it was called THE CRYSTAL CAVE, but when I search for it under that name, all I get is the Merlin story.  This book was a sort of mystery and coming-of-age book, and I would like to read it aloud to my family.  Can you help??

T400: Toymaker, twins, mountains
Book about twins who have special powers if they stick together (hold hands), an evil magician under a mountain (possibly a toymaker, or the twins' father is the toymaker) who is moving the mountain to destroy a town. The twins' hands are tied together to ward off evil but can't turn the wheel to stop the mountain. I remember one part where the father tries to help the twins but magician turns the father's blood to water.

T401: Time travel, anthology
When I was a teenager I read a short story, in an anthology of them , about time travel. A family was going west in a covered wagon during pioneer days and one of their children got sick.  The father was desperate and he left and started walking, through the desert, and somehow traveled through time, and came upon what was described as a "forest of trees without leaves" which was a line of power poles. He followed it to a modern roadside store, by a paved road, and the proprietor gave him some penicillin, which he walked back into the desert with, and back in time to his sick child. I think he traded a rifle for the medicine. I read this story in about 1974. It was a science fiction anthology and was in the adult section of the library, probably meant for juveniles.

I don't know the name of this story, but it was a Twilight Zone episode, so it is probably in one of the published Twilight Zone anthologies.  Rod Serling wrote a lot of those stories himself, so it might be worth doing a search under his name.
A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, Rod Serling
Rod Serling, A Hundred Yards over the Rim, 1961. This is a Twilight Zone episode and must have appeared in an anthology of stories based on the show.
Rod Serling, A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, 1961. Rod Serling wrote this story--A Hundred Yards Over the Rim--for his Twilight Zone series.  It has probably appeared in various sci-fi anthologies.
Actually, while many of the stories broadcast on "The Twilight Zone" were also rewritten as short stories and published in collections credited to Serling, I can't find that "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim" was among them, at least under that title.  Serling's *script* for that show was published in the July 1982 issue of
ROD SERLING'S THE TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE (vol. 2 no. 4  pp.89+ ). Aside from the collections credited to Serling (most or all of which were
first published as Bantam mass-market pb originals), at least two collections were written by Walter B. Gibson (better known, as "Maxwell Grant," as the creator of THE SHADOW).  Since I don't recognize the titles of the stories in that collection, I suspect he retitled the stories he adapted and this may possibly be among them.  Gibson's collections were ROD SERLING'S THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1963 Grosset & Dunlap hc) and ROD SERLING'S TWILIGHT ZONE REVISITED (1964 Grosset & Dunlap hc). The former includes a story titled "Back There" and the latter a story titled "Beyond the Rim," either of which *might* describe the story recalled.  Full contents of both are listed online.

T402: the train is late
early/mid 1950's.  "the train is late. tommy is ready to go. Toot! Toot! Here comes the train."

George S Zaffo, Tommy on the Train, 1946, Saalfield Pub. Co., 24 pg., ill (some color), 21x26 cm.  Descriptions online look like it's got spiral binding and 4 moveable pull tabs, but sorry - no plot description.
Can you keep on searching for T402?? i showed my dad and he doesn't think it's the correct one by the cover, spiral and pop-ups.  he remembers it being a smaller book (little golden size)  and he thought tommy was on the train looking out the window on the cover. guess i should have really picked his brain before i submitted it.

T403: Thirteenth Witch, 1970s
 I remember a story in a Halloween anthology for kids. It might have been called "The Thirteenth Witch." It was about a little girl who was having a witch-themed Halloween party and her aunt dressed up and came to the party pretending to be a real witch, fooling the children. Days before the party, a blind broom salesman came to the door and sold the aunt a strange broom. The aunt said it tried to twist in her hands. There was all kinds of delicious party food, like an orange-frosted cake in the pantry. At the end of the story, the girl realizes her aunt was the mysterious thirteenth witch. But her little sister, Mary, remains fooled, because she is "only eight."

T404: Topsy-Turvy Family
 I'm afraid I can give you little to go on. I remember a book which I thought was called the Topsy-Turvy Family, but I can find no reference to it anywhere. It was a chapter book and I think it was on the shelf near Lenski and Lovelace. I'd love to find it again!

Emma L. Brock, The Topsy-Turvy Family, 1943, copyright.  Not on the same shelf with Lenski and Lovelace, but the title is right.  The adventures of Tim and Debby Wiggins in their prairie pioneer home in Minnesota. This book was reprinted in the 1960s. Cover is yellow, with picture of Tim, Debby, a baby, a couple of geese, a dog, and a pig. In the background are, from left to right, sunbeams, a rainbow, and dark storm clouds/rain.
Francesca Simon, The Topsy Turvies.  Probably not your book as it is a picture book from 2005 but it is about a Topsy Turvy Family.  I don't suppose you could be thinking about the books about the Peterkins family by Lucretia Hale?  If you have any more detailed information about the content of the book- what the family was like that made them "topsy-turvy"- it would help in the search.
Brock, Emma L., The Topsy-turvy family, 1943, copyright.  New York: Knopf, 86 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) 21 cm.
Peter Newell , Topsys & Turvys.  I have this book that you are looking for, excellent condition, $7.00 with free shipping. Thank you Topsys & Turvys by Peter Newell, Dover Pubns, soft cover.

T405: Teens on Hostel Trip
Two or Three for the Road??, mid-fifties, juvenile.  Two teen girls get permission to bike through New England one summer. They have a budget to follow from the Youth Hostel Assocation. On the way they run into a funny crook named George. He thinks they have an item of his and follows them on the ferry to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard.  I would love to know the title of this book and if it is still around. I read it in junior High.  Thanks for any help!!

T406: Teen short story collections
Solved: The Boy Upstairs and other stories

T407: Three-volume set of children's literature, colorful covers
In around 1956, I had a three-volume set of children's literature.   For many decades, I have searched in vain for this set of books, to have and read again.  There were several distinguishing features that I can recall:  1) The volumes were somewhat colorful: One, I believe Volume 1, was pink, one bright blue, and the third volume canary yellow.  Each was several inches thick, and there may have been a picture displayed on the front covers.  This part is hazy, but it think it's correct.  2)  The first volume contained stories pitched at younger readers, with the third yellow volume containing stories for young adults.  The 2nd volume contained material that was in the middle.  3)  They were all rather lavishly and arrestingly illustrated, full of fairies, witches, demons, and other more real-life situations.  Can you possibly hazard a guess at what this set was, given my memories?

Andrew Lang, The Pink Fairy Book.  Could this possibly be the Fairy book series by Andrew Lang? These had pictures on the front, and were different colors.  See if these are familiar: http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/.  I don't think these were grouped by the age of the reader, though.

T408: Teenage girl babysits sick baby
The book would have been written back in the 1970s.  I was in the 3rd or 4th grade and that's when I read it, so I'm assuming that is when it was published.  It was about a teenage age girl by the name of "Julie", I think.  I believe her last name was "Meyers".  I believe part of the title of the book may have the word "Camden" or perhaps the city where the story is set.  "Julie" was going to babysit the neighbor's new born baby.  I believe the baby's name was "Amy" and the family's last name was "Estes".  "Amy" got real sick with a fever and was red and crying.  "Julie" had to call her mother and ask what to do about it.  That's all I remember.  Also, it was a softcover book larger than a paperback, and the cover of the book has a picture of "Julie" with long blonde hair and not smiling (I think).  I hope you can help.  Thank you!  :)

T409: time travel, safety pin
Solved: Saturday, the Twelfth of October

T410: Teen girls love same boyfriend
Teen book from the early to mid 90's about two best friends.  One of them falls in love with the other's boyfriend.  I believe the boyfriend works on planes or owns one.  I remember there was a scene with two on a couch in an airport hangar.  I think there were also several scenes on a porch swing.  I think the ending was the friend finally realizing her boyfriend and her best friend should end up together.  Any help identifying the title and author would be greatly appreciated!

Ouida Sebestyen, The Girl in the Box, 1989.  It's a bit of a long shot, but could it be this book? Jackie has been kidnapped and is imprisoned alone in a dark room with only a typewriter for company. She touch-types her story, including how her best friend April and the boy, she loves, Zack, betray her and fall for each other. I dimly recall a scene in an airport hangar.

T411: Two girls friends dollhouse big house on hill
Solved: Two are Better than One

T412: telekinetic kid plays pranks
I think this one is a long shot but it's been driving me nuts lately. This is a book about a highchool kid with telekinesis. In doing my own searches it is not science fiction nor does he communicate with anyone from another planet. As far as I can recollect he plays pranks. I also remember it being fairly esoteric (for my 13 year old mind) His first telekinetic act was to either move a brick, or a book. I have an image of a scene with him in a library playing pranks, as well as a science class. I would have read the book in the mid to late 80's. Please save me from going crazy.

Daniel Pinkwater, Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars, 1979, approximate.  You may be talking about Alan Mendelsohn the Boy from Mars, which was pretty far out for a kid's book if I remember correctly.  It involved a couple of outcasts, telekinesis and a few pranks.
I responded Daniel Pinkwater to book T412 about the boy with telekinesis, then I re-read their description and he said not science fiction, so it probably isn't the book I named "Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars"  Oh well, I tried.
Shusterman, Neil, The Shadow Club, 1988, copyright.  This is a long shot, but I think this may be the book you're looking for.
Richard M Koff, Christopher, 1981, approximate.  Thirteen-year-old Christopher enters a supposedly haunted house on a dare where he meets a mysterious man who teaches him to use mental powers he never knew existed. Several episodes of the book feature Christopher misusing his new powers and his teacher taking him to task over it.

T413: two girls, Ivy and __, pretend fantasy world
Two lonely girls, one poor and from a large despised family become friends and build a wonderful world of magic and make believe.  The poor girl--Ivy, I think--seems to be destined to be an actress, the other a writer.  The writer is plump and has glasses and her brothers and family seem to dislike her.  The other girl is wild and fey-looking.  They create costumes for their magic world and enact their fantasy stories until the pretend seems more real than reality.  Somewhere in the book the writer takes home a duck and washes it in the tub, getting in trouble with her parents.  I think the two girls have an argument or something, maybe just drift apart--later Ivy dies.  The writer, no longer an ugly duckling comes back home and meets one of Ivy's sisters who seems just like Ivy at the end.

Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Changeling, 1970, copyright.  Martha befriends Ivy, a poor girl from the disreputable Carson family, and the two of them build an imaginary world together. Google Books has considerable excerpts from the novel, including the duck-washing incident, at http://books.google.com.
Snyder, The Changeling.  This has to be Zilpha K Snyder's The Changeling.  Ivy and her friend - I loved that book.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Changeling.  Sounds exactly like The Changeling. Snyder also wrote a series that takes place in the world they invent in this book.

T414: Teacher In a Rural Area
Solved: Hi! Teacher

T415: 3 children, tent, creek
Solved: The Invisible Island

T416: Toys broken by animals
boys toys are found broken in backyard. animals like an elephant, tiger and lion had been playing with his bike and ball, etc.  the animals unsuccesfully tried to fix the boys broken toys after he trapped them in a large hole for breaking his toys. help its from late 70s or early 80s.

McPhail, David, Those terrible toy-breakers, 1980, copyright.  A Parents Magazine Press book. Walter and Bernie set a trap for the lion, tiger, and elephant who break Walter’s toys that are left outside overnight.


T417: Thumbalina board book
Thumbalina Book From 70? Board picture book.  Pictures bumpy 3d? like they move if you move book back and forth.

Hans Christian Andersen, Shiba Productions (illus.), Thumbelina, 1968, copyright.  Sounds like this might be the one you're looking for.  This was published by Golden Press, and has the words "A Golden Book" printed on the front cover, but this is NOT a Little Golden Book.  It is larger (approx. 10" wide x 12" tall) with a black hard cover, featuring a brightly colored 3-D hologram picture of Thumbelina, her prince, and a couple of other tiny people, among flowers. The title, "Thumbelina" is printed above the picture, with each letter being a different color. Inside, the illustrations feature Shiba Productions' pictures of posed puppets or dolls.
Shiba Productions, Thumbelina, 1970's.  This is one of the fairy tale books whose pictures were made by Shiba Productions and which were published by Golden Press.  The illustrations are photographs of scenes with posed dolls, and the front cover of each had an inset lenticular 3D picture (those are the ribbed plastic ones).  There were quite a few of them - Emperor's New Clothes, Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, Puss In Boots, etc.

T418: timetravel, log cabin, needle book
Solved: Crazy Creek

A girl visits Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands region of New York State.

Anne Colver, Secret Castle, 1960, copyright.  "Molly-O and Pip set off to solve the mystery of a lost legacy. The town of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Devil's Oven Island, and the fascinating Boldt Castle itself, landmark of the Thousand Islands, are 'true' settings for this imaginary story." The hardcover version of this book has a blue-green cover, featuring the castle in the background, and in the foreground, two children in a rowboat, both wearing red-and-white striped shirts & red shorts. Cover illustration is simple, in red, white, and black. The book is illustrated by Vaike Low.

T420: Tubby and the Poo-Bah
I THINK this is the correct title, but maybe not--- young reader's book from some mail-order deal?  Begins, "(Name of Chinese boy) was fishing for foodle-fish.  Tubby, his very small elephant, was fishing for foodle-fish, too."  Tubby tries to get a boat for his owner and ends up in the dungeon.  My kids loved this story when they were young, and I hope to find it for my granddaughter.  I'm not sure if I have the title right.  THANK YOU.

Al Perkins, Rowland Wilson (illus.), Tubby and the Poo-Bah, 1972, copyright.  "Ah Mee and his little elephant, Tubby, are fishing for Foodle-fish. But their boat isn't big enough for a boy and his elephant, so Tubby goes in search of one that is. When he finds and steals the great Poo-Bah's boat, Ah Mee is locked in a tower. Tubby can't speak, so he needs to somehow show the Poo-Bah that Ah Mee is innocent. What is a little elephant to do?"

T421: train trip cross country children
Boy and girl travel alone by train from New York to San Francisco (?). The conductor and porter look after them. The train has a very art deco look.  Has color illustrations. They sleep in a pullman car. Published in 1940s, probably. Written for pre-schoolers.

R. C. Weir, The Wonderful Train Ride, 1947, copyright.  A Rand-McNally book, reprinted multiple times during the late 40's and 50's (also published as an Elf Book and a Junior Elf Book). The story of two children (Bill and Kay) taking a train from New York to California. Illustrations by Jackie and Fiore Mastri depict the facilities on the train, including sleeper cars/berths, dining cars, observation cars, engines, etc.

T422: Twin led by talking dolls to magical land under her yard
Solved: Toy Rose

T423: Teen girl in NYC wants to be actress, buys large floppy hat
Solved: The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Wacko

T424: Teenage Babysitter and a summer crush
Solved: The Brightest Light

T425: 3 kids visiting Grandparents find clues leading to family treasure
Solved: The Key to the Treasure

T426: theater, french horn, tuba, orchestra
Solved: Lili Backstage

T427:  train time travel
Solved: The Old Powder Line

T428: Teenage Shapeshifter
I am looking for a book i read in the 1990s its about a teenage shapeshifter/ werewolf i believe was called garth. Help

T429:  Two English girls marry each others' fathers
I read this book in the 1980s.  It was a gentle romance (I know the plot sounds absurd, but it somehow didn't seem so when I read it!)  with quite a religious theme.  The two girls were best friends whose mothers both died, and who eventually after many years both ended up marrying the other girl's father.  One man was a very traditional type of vicar with a rather cold, austere style of church; the other was warmer and more evangelical.  There was also a character - a nephew or cousin maybe - who had cancer.  For some reason the word "ivy" keeps coming to my mind in connection with this book - could be a word from the title, or the author's name."

T430:  Teenage girl's father dies
I am looking for a book about a teenage girl whose father is dead and she  is torn between her mother's middle class family and her upper class relations of her father's family. I believe the mother has to go off for the summer and the girl is in charge of her family, leading to much chaos. I am sure the story was set in the 50's or 60's. Not much to go on but I would really love to get a copy of this book!

Lenora Mattingly Weber, Don't Call Me Katie Rose; A New and Different Summer.  This is sounds like a combination of two of the Katie Rose books by Lenora Mattingly Weber.  In Don't Call Me Katie Rose, Katie Rose Belford is tempted by her late father's staid, socially-prominent family (specifically her Aunt Eustace) and turns away from her harum scarum, happy-go-lucky family.  In A New and Different Summer, Mrs. Belford goes to Ireland to help care for a sick relative, leaving Katie Rose in charge.  Katie tries to make the Belfords' life fancier and runs into financial and other difficulties.
Lenora Mattingly Weber, A New and Different Summer, 1967, copyright.  Your description reminded me of this book, for which a plot synopsis exists here: http://www.imagecascade.com/MM071.ASP?pageno=51.  The theme of Katie Rose being torn between the folksy style of her Irish mother's background and the "higher-class" Belford relatives runs through several of the books in this series.  In this story her mother is away for the summer and Katie Rose is in charge.  She has an older brother, Ben, a younger sister Stacy, and the three "littles" (Matt, Jill and Brian), if that helps.

T431: "the sky was gray and a little bit pink"
Solved: Circus Time

T432: "The Treasure of Tenekertome"
The book that I am searching for is one that I read in about 1965 when I was about twelve years old.  It was called, "The Treasure of Tenekertome". Please be aware that the title and the spelling of the words of the title, may be inaccurate, particularly "Tenekertome". I am pretty sure the title started with, "The Treasure of.......(Something)", and "Tenekertome" is as close as I can remember.  The book is an illustrated children's book, and is about a boy Pharaoh (not Tutankhamen) in ancient Egypt. I do not know the author's name, and I have no details to add about the book. There might have been previous editions and there may have been new editions published after 1965.

Robert Edmond Alter, Treasure of Tenakertom, 1964, copyright.

T433: Tabby cat, wizard redcap, pink cover
this was a book i read around the mid to late eighties. it had a pink or orange cover and was short stories about different cats. one was a tabby cat, there were also wizards, i think called wizard redcap and possibly wizard bluecap. i remember in one of the stories one of the cats had to go to borrow some sugar from a neighbour. my mam is desperate to find this book now for my children to be enjoy it also.  thanks for your help.

T434: teenage girl line drawing manners
I went to visit a cool teenage girl in the early 1960's. She had a book or set of books featuring line drawings of an elegant teen or young woman (think Audrey Hepburn) usually with her dog which was a poodle or daushund with her. It was a nonfiction book about manners or growing up. all the illustrations were in black white and hot pink. I would dearly love to find it.

I had this book too, I think it had been my mom's, anyway it was at my grandmom's. Can't remember the name, but I was told that it was a text book from a ''how to be a lady'' class taught by a department store--apparently those used to be common. Thought this might help you track it down, or might spur someone else's memory.
Marjabelle Young, Ann Buchwald, White Gloves and Party Manners, 1965.  Every edition I have seen (including the one my grandma gave me a few years after it came out) has had black and white line drawings with yellow, not pink, but otherwise the book you're describing sounds exactly like this one right down to the Audrey Hepburn-style elegance of the girls.
Your inquiry brought to mind the old magazine for teens called Calling All Girls. Cover art in the 60's, ,I believe, featured the same girl, in fashionable attire, with her dachshund in different seasonal settings for Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas.  Articles were manners, party suggestions etc. and my personal favorite- Was My Face Red!! -funny, embarrassing moments from subscribers write-ins. Check it out!!

T435: train cafe
Solved: Trolley Car Family

T436: teenage girl switches/time travels to the 1800's
I read this book a long time ago, in the 80's and I believe it was written in the late 70's.  I got it in my elementary school library when I was in 5th or 6th grade.  A teenage girl and her single mom go to live in her great grandmothers old home, and she falls asleep in her room.  When she wakes she is her great grandmother living in the 1800's as a pioneer in the west.  I have tried several book search forums, and one book keeps being brought up: The Mirror by Marlys Millshiser; this is not the book I am looking for.  Thanks for any help you can give me.

Cora Taylor, The Doll (Yesterday's Doll), 1987. This sounds very much like Cora Taylor's book The Doll, published in paperback as Yesterday's Doll.  It's set in Canada, if that rings any bells.

T437: teen beauty book
I checked this book out of children's section of the Lakewood, Ohio library several times during either the late 70's or early 80's.  It was a self-improvement type book for teenage girls focused on health and beauty. It had exercises, advice, beauty secrets, etc.  It was written (or perhaps co-written) by a girl (blond) who was a model and a former dancer.  The emphasis of the book is self-empowerment for girls.  I think the girl in the book may have modeled for the Wilhelmina agency.  It was lots of fun to read at the time, I remember that I loved to do the exercises!  I would like to have this book for my libary just as a nostalgic piece.  Thanks!

T438: Treasure hunt for girl left by family
Solved: Spiderweb for Two

T439: Two teens suspect neighbor killed wife
Two teens, a boy and a girl (not related), live in an apartment building and suspect a neighbor of killing his wife.  No one believes them so they investigate.  Turns out the guy did kill his wife and was putting pieces of her down the garbage disposal.  Read it around 1980 - it is a children's book.

A Paul Zindel book, maybe - was the victim's name Mrs. Hulka?
Zindel, Paul, The undertaker's gone bananas, 1978, copyright.  The two kids, who become friends through the course of the book are Bobby and Laurie.  Bobbie's next door neighbours are the Hulka's and Bobby thinks he saw Mr Hulka kill his wife.  Nobody believes them as both are "troubled" children.

T440: Time Travel
Solved: The Girl who Slipped Through Time

T441: Two children, unicorn, haywire kitchen appliances, interdimensional/space/time travel
Two children coming home, encounter unicorn in woods/meadow, perhaps visit church, finally get home.  Kitchen appliances go haywire: on/off/moving.  Children given chance to interdimensionally/space/time travel.  Unicorn involved somehow.  They go on adventure.

Alan Garner, Elidor.
  I think this one is Alan Garner - Elidor. It starts with 4 children - Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, who go into a ruined church and are transported to Elidor. They bring back into their own world 4 "treasures" which cause static electricity and affect electrical appliances, first the TV and radio - the car engine starts up on its own, then an electric razor, then the food mixer and washing machine. They find a broken jug which has a picture of a unicorn. Later they see the Unicorn who is called Findhorn.
Madeleine L'Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, 1980, approximate.  Could it be A Swiftly Tilting Planet? There are children meeting a unicorn, time (and space) travel. I think I remember something about haywire kitchen appliances, too - but definitely scenes set in kitchen. Should have no difficulty finding a copy if you want to check if this is the book.
Madeleine L'Engle, one of the Time Quartet books.  This sounds very much like a Madeleine L'Engle plot.  I don't remember the kitchen appliances going crazy, but there is a unicorn in Many Waters and a unicorn-type "character" in either A Wind in the Door or A Swiftly Tilting Planet (not sure which).  At any rate, OP should check these books.

T442: Trash, animals recycling near river
1960s-70s story about animals throwing out the trash, and each item is taken by another animal and reused. A glass case that was really dusty?, a lampshade that was used as a hat (by a bear?), an old wheel? I think it was set by a river or a creek.

This is a long shot, but could it be "Ick's ABC" by Fred Gwynne?  It's been a very long time since I even set eyes on the book, but from what I remember, on the front of the book, Ick was a little lumpy creature with a lampshade on his head.  I think each letter of the alphabet was about pollution and recycling. It was originally published in the 70s.

T443: Two girls, pet giraffe, adventures
I believe this book was called something like "not really" or "not so".  It is about two little girls who live with their wacky mother and have a pet giraffe.  Each chapter is about a different adventure the girls go on at the suggestion of their mom.  One chapt. is about digging down to China.

Lesley Frost, Really Not Really,
1962.  REALLY NOT REALLY, by Lesley Frost.  Illustrated by Barbara Remington.  Channel Press, c1962.  “These rollicking stories for children are told with laughing imagination by Lesley Frost, distinguished daughter of Robert Frost, and are illustrated with playful and inventive drawings by Barbara Remington, a grandniece of Frederuc Remington.  It all begins when Lee (three-and-a-half) and Elinor (five) and their mother imagine an exuberant Giraffe into existence, capture him, and take him home.  Next they receive Ricky as a gift (even though he’s a puppy, he can speak).”

T444: Top Floor
Solved: The Saturdays

T445: Time travel to past
Science fiction novel from fifties in which expedition travels to past, as members of the expedition are killed the remaining members forget them because the death happened before they were alive, at the end the protagonist (?)  vows he will remember his brother but forgets him too.

T446: The Trumpa Tree
1990, childrens.  This was an audio book on cassette tape.  A narrated story about two children that get lost in an elaborate fairytale world inside a magical tree.  I think it was called "The Trumpa Tree."  I don't even know if this was a printed book.

T447: Turtle who lost his shoes
I'm looking for a book about a turtle who lost his shoe(s).  I had it as a child in the 70s.  i think the turtle was old and misplaced several things including his glasses and shoes.

T448: Toy Robot Turns Into Rocket and Takes Boy Into Outer Space
Little boy gets toy robot which turns into rocket which then takes him into outer space, where he learns about nebulas, stars, dwarfs, etc.  One scene involves them nearly getting sucked into a black hole--their voices get funny and they're stretched like spaghetti.  The book comes on audio tape.

Geoffrey T. Williams, Adventures Beyond the Solar System: Planetron and Me, 1985, approximate. Second in a set of two.  The first was Adventures in the Solar System: Planetron and Me.  Both on audiotape.

T449: Two female school chums, one social worker, other on welfare
SOLVED: Monica Dickens, Kate and Emma.


T450: True Ghost stories, maybe pub. by scholastic?
Solved: Dynamite Book of Ghosts and Haunted Houses

T451: Tracing book, May baskets
At a country school in the 1940s-1950s I used a large TRACING BOOK to trace and then make MAY BASKETS, valentine hearts with arrows, etc.  I think it had a plain cloth cover and was the size of a sheet of paper; there was one large item, made of simple lines, per page.

T452: Twin sisters spend summer at ranch
Read the book 1988-1993, twin sisters one chubby, spend summer at aunt and uncle's ranch. chubby one helps out and loses weight working on the ranch, falls for neighbor boy who is arrogant. end of book has the twins on a parade float dressed identically as if looking in mirror. thx!

Barbara Bartholomew, Mirror Image,
1983, copyright.  The book you're looking for is Mirror Image by Barbara Bartholomew. In the parade scene you remember, the two girls are on a float, sitting on opposite sides of a vanity table with "mirror", the glass from which is gone...the two girls "mirror" each other's actions: "Sometimes Adrienne was the reflection, sometimes it was Brooke, but it became a game to try to make the same movements, the same motions as the other girl. When Brooke turned to wave at the crowd, Adrianne waved too."
I wanted to add some more info to this stumper, Paypal limited the description space.  I thought the title was something like: Butterfly Summer; Beautiful Summer; Summer Love; Beautiful Love.  Some details from the story: At the end of the parade, the boy the main character likes, mistakes her sister for her, and kisses her sister.  I think the main character falls off a horse at some point.  I think there's a barn dance.  Thank you so much for your help on this, it's been driving me nuts.

T453: Teenage boys switch bodies before school one day
A lazy, unpopular boy awakes one morning to discover he is now in the body of the popular athletic boy he always envied. But he's still a loser, and he remains unliked even in his new, popular body. He even loses the big track race, as his toxic attitude has a physical effect on his athletic prowess.

I wanted to add some more details to this. It could have been a short story, part of a larger collection. The day before the boys switch bodies, there is actually a news story announcing that strange events may be taking place over the next 24 hours and not to be alarmed. The two boys are not the only ones who switch bodies the next day and there's a certain amount of chaos at school sorting out who's who. When the unpopular boy wakes up in the popular boy's body, he's actually in the popular boy's house. He's very excited at first...the house is clean and they have nicer things than his family. He's served a healthy breakfast, though, which he doesn't like (he wants his sugar cereal). The popular boy's mother instantly recognizes that her wonderful son is not who he appears to be and, because of the news, figures out that another boy is in his body. She actually knows who the other boy is and is kind of disgusted that this dumb slob is in her house, in her son's body. The boy doesn't care. He sees this as a golden opportunity to be popular and athletic for a day. But nothing works out like he hopes it will. At the end of the day, he expects to win the big track meet with his superbly conditioned body. But his crappy attitude and sloth lifestyle actually causes him to lose the big race, i.e. his mental state actually affects his physical ability. The moral of the story is essentially that you have to work hard to be a good/successful person. That even if you're given good looks and money and strength, it won't do you any good if your attitude stinks. Am pretty sure this was written in the 70’s...possibly in the very late 60’s or the very early 80’s.

Wishing Day, 1970, approximate.
  This sounds more and more like the short story "Wishing Day", written by a subscriber to American Girl Magazine in 1969 or '70. Although that was about girls, and the premise was a bit different.  I'm going to submit my own query about this story, so stay tuned.

T454: twinkle toes
1940s, childrens.  My mom talked about a book she read when she was a child.  The main character was Twinkle Toes.  I would love to find out more about this book.  Sorry, not much to go on.  It would be wonderful to surprise my mom by finding it.

Thomas Burke, Twinkletoes: A Tale of Limehouse
, 1918, copyright.  Well, this isn't a children's story...but you didn't specify if it was a children's book or just a book your mother read as a child, so I thought I'd toss it out there: The story of a young woman (Monica Minasi, nicknamed Twinkletoes) living in London's Limehouse slum district, who wants to be a dancer. Markie Roseleaf, the manager of the Quayside Theatre, gives her a job in a song-and-dance troupe, the Quayside Kids. A married prizefighter (Chuck Lightfoot) falls in love with her, so his spiteful wife turns Twinks' father in to the police for burglary, getting him arrested. Chuck kills Roseleaf for getting Twinks drunk and spending the night with her, and is himself arrested. Twinks contemplates throwing herself into the river. The book was made into a silent film, also called Twinkletoes, in 1926. The text of the book is available online at books.google.com.
Saalfield Publishing, Shirley Temple, Twinkletoes, 1936, copyright.  Possibly a book about Shirley Temple? Her father used to call her Twinkletoes, and the time frame is about right. One possibility is Shirley Temple, Twinkletoes by Saalfield Publishing, part of a five-book set called Shirley Temple: 5 Books About Me. Other titles in the set are: Shirley Temple: Little Playmate, Shirley Temple in Starring Roles, Shirley Temple: Just a Girl, and Shirley Temple on the Movie Lot. Shirley Temple, Twinkletoes is Shirley's story of how she learned to dance, from dancing class to instructors Jack Donohue and Sammy Lee. Describes stair dances, tap, minuet, and hula. Four of her partners, Bill Robinson, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Haley, report on her as a dancer.

T455: Thomas Jefferson's daughter Martha?
Red hardcover book I read numerous times in 70s-early 80s not large size, prob. 5x7. Fictional account of one of Thomas Jefferson's daughters (probably Martha or Jane), she has a trunk with a picture of Monticello on it. She visits France when Ben Franklin is Ambassador. Wracking brain for more!

Miriam Anne Bourne, Patsy Jefferson's Diary
, 1976, copyright.  A fictional diary of Patsy Jefferson records the highlights of her life with Papa (Thomas Jefferson) from the time he was elected governor of Virginia in 1779 until his return from France in 1789. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi. Red dust jacket and cover. If this isn't the right one, you could also try "Patsy Jefferson of Monticello" by Marguerite Vance (1948), but the copies I've seen are blue, not red.
Miriam Anne Bourne, Patsy Jefferson's Diary, 1976, copyright.  There's a picture of this book on Abebooks, and the book cover is red, and the dust jacket is sort of pinky-red and has a drawing of, presumably, Patsy and her father in front of a French chateau.  Another possibility might be Marguerite Vance's Patsy Jefferson of Monticello.

T456: Tiny Tree
Solved: Tiny Tree: A Christmas Story for Children

T457: Twin boys walk guinea pig on leash; girl hates them
Solved: Me and the Terrible Two

T458: teen thinks mother poisoning her
YA book about a female teen who either thinks she is mentally ill or that her mother is poisoning her and finds out the other is the case.  It was late 70s or early 80s.  I THINK it may have been by a popular YA author.  She was in jr high or high school.  There may have been a police officer character.

Mary Anderson, Step on a Crack
, 1978.  "Haunted by a recurring nightmare in which she is imprisoned behind a fence and kills her mother, Sarah seeks the help of her friend Josie and is changed by what she learns about her early years and real mother." It's been a long time since I read this, so I can't be sure of the details--but I think this is similar to what you're describing, and it was published at the right time.
Someone posted a response to my query, but it's not the book I'm looking for.  I remembered another detail -- she spent a lot of time near a fish pond -- it helped to calm her I think.
Oneal, Zibby, The Language of Goldfish
, 1980, copyright.  Not all the details match but could you be thinking of this book?  I still remember reading this book circa 1982 - it details Carrie's struggle with mental illness and a breakdown.  She often thinks back to her childhood - especially time spent at the goldfish pond.
Zibby Oneal, The Language of Goldfish, 1980, copyright.  Your add on comment about the goldfish made me think of this book. Its about Carrie, who thinks she is going crazy but in actuality is having difficulty dealing with the changes of growing up. She finds comfort from the familiar and unchanging fishpond in her backyard. She is a gifted artist and this is woven into much of the book. Its a beautifully written book and well worth reading even if it isn't the one you are looking for.

T459: Three girls with different colored hair have 3 special ponies
I grew up in the '70's, but sense that this book may have been published in the '50's.  It was a picture book.  Along the lines of "little prince" in illustrations.  I remember 3 girls (princesses) who had different colored hair (ie: red, brown and golden) who had 3 special ponies (red, brown and golden).  They were separated for some reason and then reunited (ie: happy ending).  Good Luck.  Thanks.

Piet Worm, Three Little Horses,
1958, copyright.  Could this be Three Little Horses by Piet Worm? It's back in print at the moment, published by Purple House Press with its original artwork...if you google Purple House Press you can check out a picture on their website to see if it rings any bells!
Worm, Piet, Three Little Horses At The King's Palace.  I think you may be thinking of this book.  The horses are Blackie, Brownie, and Whitey.  The three little princesses have black hair, brown hair, and blonde hair.  In this book the princess and the horses are separated, then reunited at the end.  This is a sequel to "Three Little Horses," but I haven't read that one, so you might be looking for that one instead.
Piet Worm, Three Little Horses, 1958.

posted 3/24/09T460: two little French girls live on a farm and are saved by a swan(s)
I read this book in paperback in the early 90's.  The chapters alternated in telling the story from the swans' point of view and the girls' point of view, though in 3rd person always. The animals attended some kind of big meeting.  At the end a swan gives its life for one of the girls.

Aymé, Marcel, The Wonderful Farm,
1951, copyright.  This is certainly the book you're looking for!  The two little French girls are Marinette and Delphine, and they live on a magical farm where all of the animals can talk.  The final chapter, which is what you're thinking of, is called "The Swans."  The two little girls wander far away, listen in on an animal meeting, and realize how dark it is when it's too late - their parents must be on their way home now, and they'll get in trouble!  An old swan, however, conspires to help them so they do not get in trouble, and he helps them as fast as he can, pushing himself to the limit.  We do not actually see the swan die, but the book ends with the parents, having no idea that the girls were out so late thanks to the swan's efforts, exclaiming, "What a pity you didn't cross the road a little while ago.  There was a swan singing, out in the fields."  Swans are said to sing only one song, which they do right before they die, so that's what is implicated.  Glad I could help you!

T461: Toy prototypes come to life and terrorize teen
Solved: Dragon Fall
This was a young adult horror book I read probably in the last 80's / early 90's. In it a teenager (I think he was around 15) brings home prototype toys from a toy company (which may have been run by a relative?) for a weekend to test them out. I believe the toys were sort of gremlin like, with realistic latex skin, etc. Not cute things, they were creepy creatures. The rest of his family is going away for the weekend and he's left alone at home. At some point during the weekend (perhaps the first night alone) the toys come to life (I don't recall if they actually came to "life", or if they were robots that malfunctioned), hunting him throughout his own house. They are brutally smart and very bloodthirsty and intend to kill him, but they enjoy taunting him first. Near the end I think he ends up crashing through a window with one of them on his back, and the girl he likes happens to be walking by at the time and sees him bleeding and beaten. I don't clearly remember what happens then, but I think he ends up having to go back in (knowing there's a good chance they'll kill him) and destroy them to keep them from killing his family and friends.

Lee Hindle, Dragon Fall,
1989, approximate.  I think this is Dragon Fall, by Lee Hindle.
Lee J. Hindle, Dragon Fall
, 1984, copyright.  This may be your book.  Gabe, a teenager, builds three monsters which come to life one weekend when he's alone in the house.  This terrified me as a kid.
Lee Hindle, Dragon Fall.  Sweet! I recognized the cover as soon as I saw it! Thank you! :-D

T462: teenage girl helps in her father's animal hospital
Solved: Animal Inn series
This was a series with pastel borders on the covers I think with little animal logos scattered throughout the border.  It was about a teenager who worked or helped out her father at his business.  He was a veterinarian and owned an animal hospital.  I think it was both small and large animals.  I read the books when I was a young teenager and I'm now 31, so maybe published in the late 80's / early 90s?  I *may* have ordered them through a book club from school.

Virginia Vail, Animal Inn series.
  This sounds like Virginia Vail's Animal Inn series - published in the "Apple paperback" series by Scholastic, they do have pastel borders around the covers.  Val (short for Valentine) Taylor's father has an animal clinic. Books in the series are #1 Pets are for keeps, #2 A Kid's Best Friend, #3 Monkey Business,  #4 Scaredy cat,  #5Adopt-a-pet, #6 All the way home, #7 All the way home, #8Petnapped!, #9 One dog too many, #10 Parrot Fever, #11 Oh Deer!, #12 Gift Horse.
Yes, Animal Inn, that's it!!  Thank you so much, this has been bugging me for years.  As soon as I saw that her name was Val Taylor it rang a bell, and I looked up the book and completely recognize the cover.  I read these books when I was her age and wanted to be a veterinarian, and now I'm full-grown and a practicing small animal vet. Thanks again, it truly is appreciated.

T463: Teen girl babysits for creepy family, mid-80s series, YA
Solved: Samantha Slade series
Regular teen starts babysitting for an Addams-ish family and is oblivious to their oddities. E.g. she eats what she thinks are sour cream and onion chips, but it's fingernails. I read the first 3. There was supposed to be a 4th, about the family getting a pet monster and keeping it in the backyard.

Smith, Susan, Samantha Slade series
, 1987-1989, copyright.  This sounds like the Samantha Slade series by Susan Smith:  Samantha Slade, Monster Sitter; Confessions of a Teenage Frog; Our Friend, Public Nuisance No. 1; The Terrors of Rock & Roll.

Smith, Susan, Samantha Slade series, 1987, copyright.  Yes, that's it! Thank you so much. I've been looking for it for almost two decades and you solved it within a week. I'm very grateful. I never thought I'd get to read it again.

T464: Tea counteracts effects of evil witch's spell
I am looking for a book from between 1981-1986.  It was about a young girl fighting against some evil witch to cast spell but the heroine had made a tea to conteract the effects.  She had help from a boy and in the end of the book the boy gave her a pet dog.  It was part of a series of books.

T465: Twins and older sister at British boarding school
Mischief twins (NOT O'Sullivans) and older sister at Brit boarding school. They're "day girls". One chapter where older sis is sick, twins try to cook--white sauce and cauliflower for them, something else for her; they give her the wrong sauce, mess up the kitchen. Their apologies never sound like apologies.

Irene Smith, Chester House wins through. This is Chester House wins through, by Irene Smith. The twins are Gillian and Jane and older sister is Alison. Alison is ill and the twins cook cornflour for her, and white sauce to go on their own cauliflower - but muddle them up and give her the white sauce instead. Chester House is the day girls'\'' house - rest of the school is boarders.

T466: Toystore house book
This is a book I read in the 60's. It was about a little boy (Timmy or Tommy?) who moves to a new town when his parents buy a toystore. They live upstairs, and when they first arrive all of the shelves are empty and the little boy is unsure of it all.  It all works out in the end, when all the toys are ... [rest cut off]

T467: Teenaage Woman who works on show ponies
Solved: The Monday Horses

T468: Trolls
the book i'm looking for i believe is called trolls. it was hardcover and i think it was published in the eighties. there are various stories in it about different types of trolls. i memorized a poem from the book as a kid hopefully this will help.

The poem is: be wary of the loathsome troll who slyly lies in wait  to drag you into his dingy hole and put you on his plate  his blood is black and boiling hot  he gurgles ghastly groans  hell cook you in his dinner pot  your skin your flesh your bones  hell catch your arms and clutch your legs  and grind you to a pulp  then swallow you like scrambled eggs  gobble gobble gulp  so watch your step when next you go  upon a pleasant stroll  or you might end in the pit below as supper for the troll hope someone can help me, thanks.

Jack Prelutzky, The Troll
. The poem in question is called "The Troll". Hope this helps!

T469: Tower, boy, adventure, evil authority figure ... enthralling but obscure childrens or young adults fantasy novel by male author, read in 1997, might have been published in 1950s
About 1inch thick hardcover with white dust jacket. Plot: boy on adventure towards a tower, showdown with evil male. Readable by 10-13-year-olds but surprising amount of darkness, evil, psychological complexity. Aesthetic stark. Less warm & fuzzy than A Wrinkle in Time, less grand than The Dark is Rising.

Bellairs, John, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, 1973, copyright.

T470: Trolls
It is a hardcover book from the eighties i think. there are various stories about trolls. one is about a lumberjack and his sons and how the youngest son scared the trolls away by squeezing the water from fresh cheese that looked like a rock. i remember a poem from the book too. it is:
be wary of the loathsome troll
who slyly lies in wait
to drag you into his dingy hole
and put you on his plate
his blood is black and boiling hot
he gurgles ghastly groans
he'll cook you in his dinner pot
your skin your flesh your bones
he'll catch your arms and clutch your legs
and grind you to a pulp
then swallow you like scrambled eggs
gobble gobble gulp
so watch your steps when next you go
upon a pleasant stroll
or you might end in the pit below as supper for the troll i have been looking for this for years but i can't seem to find it. hope you can help. thanks.

Marc Tolon Brown, Scared Silly, a Halloween Book for the Brave. Jack Prelutsky wrote the lyric, which has appeared in several other books including school textbooks.

There was a picture on the front of the book of a troll sitting on a large stone gnawing on a bone. there was also a story about a three headed troll that had to share one eye to see. it had snakes for hair and a boy i think was captured by it but he managed to distract them and they turned to stone in the morning light.

Childcraft, v. 3, 1989, approximate. If the book was from the late 1980s, it might be part of the Childcraft series, since vol. 3 apparently contains that poem as well as stories about Baba Yaga and others. 
I'd like to suggest Jane's Adventures in and out of the Book by Jonsthan Gathorne-Hardy as a possibilty for this query.  I have been looking for this book myself for quite a while.  It is a story  about a girl who finds a giant book.  This book  is so huge that when opened Jane can actually get inside the book and into the pages and be drawn into the adventures illustrated.  I don't know any more details as I've not actually read the book myself but here is a bit about it written in another book by the author.  Jane Carrignton lived in an enormous castle - Curl Castle - with her father and mother, the Earl and Countess of Cherrington and with Mrs Deal.  One summer when her parents were away she found an extrordinary book in a remote and supposedly haunted part of the castle  It was full of strange pictures and when Jane said certain words she sank into the pictures and had a number of curious adventures.

Thanks for your help so far, but unfortunately neither of these are the book im looking for. there were quite a few different stories by various authors, but they were all about different types of trolls. ill keep checking back. thanks again.

Jonsen, George, Favorite Tales of Monsters and Trolls.Someone in F243 has identified it as George Jonsen, Author, John O'\''Brien Illustrator, Favorite Tales of Monsters and Trolls.  I have been looking for this book too!

The title of the book I believe is Trolls, I am not certain of the year, if it is not from the eighties maybe the early nineties. It is a hardcover book with various short stories and poems. The book is large, but thin and has lots of pictures. Please help if you can. Thanks.

T471: Teenage Girl in Civil War
Im so thrilled to find this site and hope you can help me too! Young adult novel about a teenage girl during the Civil War.  Her family lives along the Mason Dixon line, so her town is really divided.  Her father publishes a newspaper and her mother is a journalist, and they leave to go cover the war.  Her brother is supposed to keep the paper going, but he runs away to fight.  The girl tries to keep the paper going, and look after her siblings, including an older mentally disabled sister, and has a friendship/romance with a boy whose family is no good.  Her sister gets raped by some local rednecks (brothers of the heroines friend) and later has a baby, I think she names her Dawn.  Finally, the grandmother (who has been travelling the world as an opera singer) shows up and helps straighten things out.

Norma Johnston, Of Time and of Seasons. One of your unsolved stumpers led me to this - Y6 is a similar novel, so I looked up other books by the same author and recognized the cover art on this on.

You know, after sending you this, I actually found it in your unsolved lists.  It is "Of Time and Of Seasons" by Norma Johnston.  I found Y6 "Ready or Not" also by Norma Johnson, so looked up her other books and found "Of Time and Of Seasons".

Johnston, Norma, Of Time and of Seasons. Some details are similar, for instance the mentally disabled older sister who is molested by some brothers who live nearby, but I'\''m not sure if this is your book.

T472: Tree becomes television
Childrens book published c. 1960-68- City child eats dinner every night alone in front of television- Pipe-playing Pan lures him to Central Park to watch sprites dance through a hole in the trunk of a large oak tree
T473: Thick Nursery Rhyme & Story Book
Late '60's/Early 70's mother goose; vivid victorian-style illustrations; had fables or fairy tales in back. Some rhymes were several pages long w/ illustrations for each verse: Old Mother Hubbard, Simple Simon, House that Jack Built, A Apple Pie, Old King Cole. Also had Jack & Jill, Man in the Moon.

T474: Teenage heroine is sent to a co-ed boarding school
She does not fit in and hates it, but as time goes by she becomes involved with a  school production of (I think) Hamlet. If not Hamlet, then something else by Shakespeare. As the year goes on, the cool style becomes a sort of grungy look, and the heroines long, somewhat stringy blond hair is just the thing! There is a scene where someone receives a new pair of bluejeans and has to wash and bleach them to attain the proper look. A boy (a rather poetic, dramatic young man) is the love interest. By the end, our heroine has a great performance and decides she loves the school and will continue there. The school is located out in the countryside, and I think it is in a northern climate with snow in the winter. It is a very "progressive" school where the students decide much of what they will learn (hence, the Shakespeare play).
Grace Richardson, Apples Every Day.  This is definitely the book described.  The play in which the heroine stars is The Taming of the Shrew.
Grace Richardson, Apples Every Day, 1966. This is "Apples Every Day".  The play in which the heroine starred was The Taming of the Shrew.

T475: Time Traveling Children
children's book I read in 1970s featuring children who traveled back in time to various eras with a professor/teacher. Large illustrated panoramic drawings of different epochs ranging from early life to prehistoric mammals. I can't remember the title.

Noel Streatfeild, The fearless treasure, 1953, copyright. Possibly Noel Streatfeild - The Fearless Treasure.  Six children travel back in time to the times of their ancestors. They visit different periods in English history- Romans, Saxons, Normans, etc. The children are called William, Robert, Grace, Elizabeth, John and Selina and the tutor is Mr Fosse. Don't think there are any prehistoric monsters.
Gerald Durrell, The Fantastic Adventures, 1980, reprint. Could it have been one of Durrell's books for kids?  I remember The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure and the Fantastic Flying Journey--but I think there were a couple more. These do have kids traveling through time with a professor. The drawings I remember were more cartoon-ish than epic, but I saw the American reprinted, reformatted editions. Maybe the original British editions were different?

1950s-1960s, approximate. Thank you for your answers!, but these children went WAY back in time to epochs millions of years ago and the panoramic illustrations spanned both pages of a large paged book about a 1/4 inch thick and I seem to recall the drawings had a key or numbers with the correct names of the animals provided. The time travelers went all the way back to early earth and then stopped in several different eras. Mostly age of the dinosaurs. Each section had a great many animals illustrated. I tried finding the book at the Ruth Bach library in Long Beach CA in the 80s but it was gone by then. I read it there when I was in elementary school, probably late 1960s to early 1970s. I even searched the database and card file (back then) but there was no trail to follow. Thanks for your efforts! Someone out there has this book or remembers it!
Do you remember if there was a character in the story who acted as a narrator?  This person came out on the stage between different periods in time. The children would learn about one period  in time and there were elaborate drawings on these pages and then the curtains would close on the stage and the narrator would provide information about the next epoch and and then on the following pages there would be more information and drawings from the next epoch.   If this is the book you are thinking of, I think the book had a red or black cover, or a red and black cover.

T476: Teen Angst Drama
She’s outside a church, trying to get somewhere – to a car maybe – but having a difficult time because her leg doesn’t work very well (broken, or short).  As a teenager she was in love with the “bad boy” in town Robert or Rodger or something like that.  I think she was friends with the pretty girl maybe, or had a cousin who was demanding of her.  Maybe it was a sister.  When she grew up, she had nieces and nephews – maybe just nieces – who came to visit her, maybe the “bad boy” was Robert or Rodger and the guy she was in love with was his father.  The young kids were trying to discover what happened way back when, and their Aunt gets mad and frustrated because they start stewing the pot …
I believe there are two or three books about the story.  One told when the girl was a teenager, and one or two when she is an older adult. I also remember it being a chapter book, but for some reason remember finding it in the juvenile section.  It may have been the YA section though...Sweet!  So the secret, I believe, was that the

"bad boy" was raised by his grandmother, even though he though she was his mother.  His "older sister" (really his mother) had left town and rarely came home.  Everyone in the sister's generation knew about it, but all the kids in the "bad boy's" generation were trying to figure it out.

I believe the secret they are trying to find out is that the "bad boy" was raised by his grandmother, even though he thought she was his mother.  His "older sister" (really his mother) had left town and rarely came home.  Everyone in the sister's generation knew about it (the story is told from the perspective of one of her friends), but all the kids in the "bad boy's" generation were trying to figure it out.  The narrator has a limp, which makes it really hard for her to get around town.

T477: Too Young to Die
I read this aged 13, mid 1980s.  It was about a girl with lupus (?).  As a result, she believed her room was on fire (it wasn't; it was just fever?).  She then jumped out the window to escape it. I came away thinking this was a common symptom of lupus. Not 13 is too young to die, as far as I know.

, 13 is Too Young to Die Willowisp Press, 1980, 1989.

Lurlene McDaniels, Too Young To Die, July 31, 1989, approximate.I've read just about every Lurlene McDaniels book out there, and this was one of her best. She is an amazing author and my children are now hooked. I hope this helps. :)

T478: Tombstone for Friendly Ghost
Modern (1930s) British children are sent to an Elizabethan manor house where an archaeological dig is going on in the oldest wing of the house.  Their uncle cautions them never to go into the area where they find a room paneled in oak. The ornamentation has acoprns carver in it. One of th acorns when pressed, opens a secret panel. In the hidden room beyond, they encounter the ghost of a boy who died in the house centuries before. His spirit haunts the place becuase he didn't get a proper burial. They make fiends with the ghost. The children are unwilling to tell the adults about their find because they believe the bones will be exhibited in a museum. They want the boy's remains to have a proper churchyard burial so his spirit can rest. They decide to make a grave marker themselves, and find an oak plank they plan to use. The letters for the incrcription come from a coin-operated machine at the railway platform. But before they can get enough of the letterf for the inscription, the machine runs out of the letters they need. There is a fire in the house and thier uncle blames them for starting it, although it's not their fault.  I can't recall the title of the book, the author, or how it ends. It isn't any of the GREEN KNOWE BOOKS, nor CARRIE'S WAR, nor A HOUSE CALLED HADLOWS. I read this book before 1965. It was a hardcover chapterbook in the children's section of the public library in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I've been looking for it ever since. Please do help if you can. Many thanks!

T479: Television series called "Sara"
I read the book in the early 1970s, it had a much longer title.  It was about a school teacher in the west in the late 1800s.  It was made into a TV series in 1976, starring Brenda Vaccaro.  The actual character's name might be different, I remember being upset that they changed the title.

Cockrell, Marion, Revolt of Sarah Perkins. From TV ACRES: Westerns. TRIVIA NOTE: This was the Brenda Vaccaro'\''s first TV series. Prior to SARA, she had performed on stage and in such films as Cactus Flower, Midnight Cowboy, Once is Not Enough. The series was based on the novel "The Revolt of Sarah Perkins" by Marian Cockrell about a teacher hired to replace a single woman who  ran off and got married and left the town without a schoolmarm.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins, 1966 Hurst & Blackett. According to tvacres, the series was "based on the novel "The Revolt of Sarah Perkins" by Marian Cockrell, about a teacher hired to replace a single woman who ran off and got married and left the town without a schoolmarm." Ms. Cockrell also wrote Shadow Castle.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sara Perkins, 1965, copyright.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins, 1965, copyright. Sarah Perkins is hired to be the schoolteacher in an 1800's western frontier town where women are scarce.  Every single schoolteacher has ended up getting married.  Sarah is hired because she is "plain" and therefore considered unlikely to get married.  But she is smart and has ideas that revolutionize the town and her students.
Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967, approximate. Could you mean Christy rather than Sara? The tv show series Sara was about a legal team (as in lawyers). Christy is about a teacher in TN in 1912 and is very similar to what you described with the exception that the name doesn't change. Christy was made into a TV-movie and television series in 1994.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins, 1969, copyright. Description from the net: "A small 19th century frontier town has so few single women that every time someone is hired to teach at the local school she marries quickly and leaves the children without a teacher. Determined to avoid this situation, the school board decides to hire someone so plain she will remain single. Thus, Sarah Perkins, a single lady from the East Coast ventures out West, without knowing why she was chosen for the job.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins, 1965, copyright. In a small western town in the 1800's, where women are a scarce commodity, the school board is desperate to find a teacher who won't get married, so they set out to hire an unattractive woman. What they get is Sarah Perkins, who is plain, but far from shy. She is, in fact, a warm, interesting woman with a gift for loving, and an inspired teacher as well.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins.
Cockrell, Marian, The Revolt of Sara Perkins. In the entry for the show "Sara" on tvacres.com, there is a reference to the the book "The Revolt of Sara Perkins," by Marian Cockrell.  But on the website for Marian Cockrell I didn't see any mention of this book.  It's a start, though!?
Marion Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins, 1969, copyright.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins.TV show's character was called Sara Yarnell.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins. This is the book that TV series was based on.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sarah Perkins, 1969, approximate.
Marian Cockrell, The Revolt of Sara Perkins, 1976, approximate. According to TVfarm.com, "The series was based on the novel "The Revolt of Sarah Perkins" by Marian Cockrell about a teacher hired to replace a single woman who  ran off and got married and left the town without a schoolmarm. "

I vaguely remember this TV series--I was 12 at the time. I did a bit of googling and the novel might be The Revolt of Sarah Perkins by Marian Cockrel.

T480: There was in the Brearley School Middle School Library around
1944 or later an old fashioned book of stories about cats who had their own kingdom (it may have been underground) and I think dressed in Victorian clothing.  They walked standing up.  Would appreciate knowing the title, author, etc. in order to purchase. Thanks!

The White Cat. This sounds like the fairy tale, "The White Cat" about a prince who finds a kingdom full of cats who wear clothes like humans. 
Alice Goyder, Catland series. Possibly one of Alice Goyder's Catland books, such as Christmas in Catland?

T481: Teenage girl with married sister in student housing
From 60s or 70s. Main character=teenage girl. Married sister=college student & lives in married stud. housing. Sister, to save money, buy unlabeled cansand picks 3-4 for dinner. Girl goes to Chinese rest. where they serve 1000-year-old eggs. Sis says can study all night with energy from one peanut.
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride  Fifteen, 1950s/early 1960s, approximate. Details given are from two different Beverly Cleary young adult books:  the unlabeled cans, married student housing are from "Sister of the Bride" and the Chinatown/thousand year old eggs are from "Fifteen".
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the bride, 1963, copyright. Rosemary, the older sister, is not married until the end of the book, but it chronicles all the events leading up to her wedding from the perspective of her younger sister, Barbara. The only detail that's off here is the Chinese restaurant and bantering about thousand year old eggs. That is from Beverly Cleary's "Fifteen" where Jane and Stan go on a double-date.
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride. I think this might be Beverly Cleary's Sister of the Bride. Although the Chinese Restaurant scene may be from Beverly Cleary's Jean and Johnny. Both of these are great books.
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride, 1963, copyright. The married college student sister, the unlabeled cans, and the peanut energy are all from Sister of the Bride.  The Chinese restaurant scene, however, is from another Cleary book called Fifteen.  The characters discuss the eggs on the way to the restaurant but I don't believe they actually order any.
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride. This is definitely Sister of the Bride - Barbara is the younger sister. The cans were joke gifts from a wedding shower, and her sister, who is writing her thesis, says she doesn't need a snack because a student can study all night on one peanut (making it harder for Barbara to convince her to go to the surprise shower). The chinese food reference, is, I think, from Fifteen, also by Beverly Cleary. I often confuse the two books in my head! Enjoy!
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride/Fifteen. It sounds to me like you might be getting these two books by Beverly Cleary confused. In Sister of the Bride, the main character's old sister gets married while in college, and is given--by her friends--a lot of unlabeled cans as a wedding present. In Fifteen, the main character goes on a date to Chinatown.
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride. I *think* this is Sister of the Bride.  It could be one of Cleary's other teenage-girl books, but it's most likely this one.
Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride, 1963, copyright. The part with the peanut is on page 148 of the 1992 Avon Flare edition, and the part with the unlabled cans is on page 200. (http://books.google.com/books?id=hCebqi75YUcC&lpg=PA148&ots=hPeEzKj9ge&dq=%22Sister%20of%20the%20Bride%22%20cleary%20peanut&pg=PA148#v=onepage&q=&f=false)
I can't locate the Chinese restaurant part online, but it sounds familiar -- I reread Sister of the Bride along with some other 1950s Cleary novels (Fifteen, The Luckiest Girl, Jean and Johnny) last summer.
Beverly Cleary, The Sausage at the End of the Nose, 1974. This is a play written by Beverly Cleary in 1974. I played the same part and in 6th grade as well! I have Googled many variations trying to come up with a copy of the script and I emailed the Children's Book Council to see if they knew where to get a copy but never heard back from them. I would love a copy. I remember wearing green leotards on each arm as part of my bookworm's costume.

T482: Two Birds (Owls) on the Front Cover?
Solved The Happy Owls

T483: Teenage boy riding the rails
Teenage boy riding the rails with dog. Near the end there was a new conductor who knew the boy was going to get on the train because he often did. He held the lantern too low for the dog. The dog was blinded by the light, went under the train and dwas killed. That is about all that I remember about the book except that one time when he was visiting the family that he often visited, they offered him fried chicken. He took the drumstick. They told him that he could have the breast if he wished. He thought that is was reserved for the adults but he still prefered the drumstick. In the very end, he was given a puppy that his dog had sired.

T484: Teacup Whale & Other Stories
  Series of books/anthologies/encyc of children's stories/poems printed in the 60's/early 70's, gray or silver binding w/blue.  Stories incl. Teacup Whale, Nonsense Alphabet,  possibly Hansel and Gretel, Gingerbread Man, 7 Chinese Brothers, House that Jack Built.  Pretty, glossy color plates thru out.

T485: Time Travel in Scotland
kids' book set in Scotland and involving time travel. This is a book I read in the early 70s, and I think was written around that time (not, for example, in the 1950s). I can’t remember either author or title though I *think* it was called something like The Tower of Time. The plot is that four children are sent by their parents to stay for some length of time (summer?) with their grandmother who lives in Scotland. On or near her land they find a very old ruined tower. One day playing around it, the youngest, a girl of 8 or 9, vanishes, and somehow her sister and brothers realise she has gone back in time. They wind up following her, to what I think was about 8th century Scotland (long, long ago, anyway). The first snag is that while the 3 older siblings arrive as themselves – kids out of time – their sister seems to have arrived in the past as someone *from* the past – an actual Scot girl who no longer knows English or how to read, speaking only Scots Gaelic. They have some adventures in the past, which I vaguely associate with the Stone of Scone, and eventually make it back to their own time.

The second snag is that while the 3 older kids arrive back as themselves, the youngest arrives back in contemporary time still as an 8th century girl. She is frightened of cars and baffled by television, for instance; I remember the older kids are trying to figure out how they are going to explain to their parents why the girl no longer reads when that used to be her passion. I can’t remember how it all works out (or if it does), and I have this vague notion that somehow they figure out the grandmother started out as someone from the past, who got sent *forwards* in time (from, say, the 8th century to the 20th). This is absolutely *not* an Edward Eager or E. Nesbit book. The tone is much more serious, and lacks the whimsy of either of those authors... and it was on a different shelf in the school library than either of them. (Why, oh why, can I remember the shelf-placement and not the title or author’s name?!)

Margaret Anderson, In the Circle of Time
, 1979, copyright. I think this is probably the one you're looking for! "Two children are hurled into the future as a result of their hunt for three 12-foot stones missing from an ancient Scottish stone circle. There's at least one sequel--In the Keep of Time, and maybe another as well.
Margaret J. Anderson, In the Keep of Time,1977, copyright. Sounds like IN THE KEEP OF TIME by Margaret J. Anderson. 4 children go back in time while exploring an old Scottish keep or tower. If I remember correctly, one of the children doesn't make it back, instead a child from the past comes back in her place and passes for her, or something along those lines.~from a librarian
Margaret Jean Anderson, In the Keep of Time. Maybe this one?
Margaret Jean Anderson, In the Keep of Time, 1977, approximate. search brought up this book which sounds exactly like the one you are looking for, and it also has a sequel called "In the Circle of Time".
Margaret J. Anderson, In the Keep of Time. This sounds about right - tower, time travel, Scotland
Margaret Anderson, In the Keep of Time. I recognized this instantly as In the Keep of Time by Margaret Anderson....the same book I submitted as a stumper a few years ago! This is: In the Keep of Time by Margaret J. Anderson. See Solved Mysteries. I was the first one to solve that stumper from long ago - somehow, I managed to type "entical-looking" when I meant "identical-looking."

T486: Time travel, dinosaur egg, garage, father as scientist (?)
Solved: The Bunjee Venture

T487: To Date a Rogue or Not?
I read this book in the early to mid-70's, I think.  A British YA -(?) novel about a young woman who somehow meets and possibly is torn between two brothers (one a rakish airplane pilot who crashes, but survives?).  The story also involves horses, I think- perhaps the young woman learning to ride?

K. M. Peyton, Flambards, 1967, copyright. Undoubtedly this is Flambards, or one of it's sequels. The orphaned Christina is sent to live with her impoverished uncle and two male cousins at Flambards (a country house), one an arrogant brutish fellow, the other a sensitive boy who wants to be an aviator (set in 1901, or thereabouts).
This sounds like the Flambards series or possibly another work by K. M. Peyton.
KM Peyton, Flambards. Sounds like this book.  
Peyton, K. M., Flambards, 1967. This is the Flambards trilogy.  Flambards (1967) starts when Christina is 12. The Edge of the Cloud, and Flambards in Summer followed shortly thereafter. Flambards Divided (1981)is a later sequel. The first three books were made into a popular Yorkshire TV series in 1979, later shown on American public TV.
K.M. Peyton, Flambards.The solution to this stumper may be K.M. Peyton's Flambards series:  Flambards, The Edge of the Cloud, Flambards in Summer, and Flambards Divided.

T488: Tivoli

Children's book read in the 1960's about a young boy befriended by a tiny tiny woman (think Thumbelina size) She mentors, guides, teaches him about life and helps him grow up. When she is finished (or he grows up ala Mary Poppins style) she flies away on a balloon I guess to find another child to mentor. I thought her name was Tivoli? Or Tevali? Can't think of the title or author. There were illustrations.

T489: Three Stories

Solved: Bedtime Stories (Potter)
Written for children before 1958. Three short children's stories in one small, 6 1/2" by 5", picture story book, about 30 pages. Characters are animals with human characteristics.  1st- children are tucked into bed, but not tired.  Allowed to get up, play for a bit, then happily go to bed.  2nd- children accompany mother to neighbor's home. Mother goes inside and children are offered grapes growing around home.  They eat all the grapes to the adults disappointment.  Next day they tie more grapes to the vines with red yarn.  3rd- mother goes off to shop.  Children attempt to make a cake. Father arrives just in time with ice cream.

Miriam Clark Potter, Bedtime Stories, 1951, copyright.  My mystery was already solved.  I should have checked the solutions page first.  Someone else was looking for it before me.  I managed to get a copy from Nova Scotia and one from U.S. Thanks for the help. I sat in my mom's chair and read it out loud to my self. 

Miriam Clark Potter, Bedtime Stories,1951. From the Solved Mysteries:  Potter, Miriam Clark, illus. Tony Brice, Bedtime Stories, Rand-McNally 1951. "The stories are Three Jumpy Kittens ("Mother Cat had three little gray kittens. They had blue eyes and pink tongues. One afternoon she said to them, "It's time for your naps. Come with me." So they all went to the kittens' bedroom." They can't sleep and jump around on the furniture, "from the chest to the armchair, from the armchair to the straight-back chair, very softly so they would not wake their mother up.") and finally are tired enough for her to tuck them in right up to their noses,  Mrs. Groundhog's Grapevine ("Mrs. Squirrel had two little squirrels, Fluffy and Frisky. She washed their faces and paws and put on their best clothes. "Very soon now we shall see Mrs. Groundhog's house. It has a little white fence with a  grapevine on it." They are told "There are lots of grapes. You may eat all you want." and eat all of them. Then they are sorry and take all their money and buy fruit to tie on the vine. "The grapevine was full of things: more grapes, a few apples and plums and peaches and a carrot or two. Yes, there was even a banana."),  and Mrs. Rabbit's Birthday Cake ("Once there was a family of three little rabbits. They were Munchy, Bunchy, and Boo." While their mother is at market they bake a cake for her birthday.)"

T490: Tombstone
SOLVED: The Riddle of Castle Hill

T491: Television Sci-Fi Kids Book
Does anyone know the name of the children's book where a boy loves to read and everyone in his alternate universe is trying to get him to watch television instead? I remember portions where teachers tried to make the book act like TV-get up for a minute, and he's missed portions, etc.

Raymond F. Jones, A Bowl of Biskies Makes a Growing Boy, 1973.Possibly this science fiction short story about a boy who doesn't like to watch TV, who discovers that a ubiquitous food additive, in conjunction with TV viewing, has a brainwashing effect--and seemingly everyone in the population is affected but him. In the end, "They" (the government?) have him drugged and watching TV. I don't recall the scene with the teacher, though. It appeared in The Other Side of Tomorrow, edited by Roger Elwood.
Florence Parry Heide, The Problem with Pulcifer. Definitely this book!

T492: Time for an Orphan

A book for young adults that I read in the mid 1970s.  May have been a book ordered through school.  The plot involves siblings (maybe cousins) who live in England and are orphans.  They are under the guardianship of some not so nice people and the children discover that time is not a straight line but circular like a wagon wheel and there are times when the two circles can connect.  I seem to remember that at the end of the book the children find that they are no longer orphaned. There was a character who was called sneakin' Meakin'.  She was a servant type who looked after the children but was not a good person