Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vintage Scholastic Prefix Meanings

The main prefixes are T, TX, TJ, TK, and TW. As far as I can tell, they do not stand for acronyms. They seem to be used by Scholastic to catagorize books for different age groups, and sometimes for content. … Continue reading

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Big Tracks, Little Tracks by Franklyn M. Branley TJ3140

Big Tracks, Little Tracks by Franklyn M. Branley, Scholastic paperback printing, TJ3140, 1975, 33 pages. Illustrated by Leonard Kessler. DESCRIPTION: “Look- footprints in the snow! They are tracks. Can you guess who made the tracks? Find more tracks inside. Find … Continue reading

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RFK 1925-1968 by James A.Hudson TX1399

RFK 1925-1968 by James A. Hudson,  Scholastic paperback printing, TX1399, 1969, 95 pages. Illustrated with photographs of Senator Kennedy and his family. DESCRIPTION: “Some men see things as they are, and say ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, … Continue reading

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Black Majesty The Slave Who Became a King T463

Black Majesty The Slave Who Became a King by John Vandercook, T463, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, 1963, 153 pages. Cover design by Charles Beck.  Inspiring biography of an actual king of Haiti, with a list of references for additional reading … Continue reading

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selections from Brian Wildsmith’s Mother Goose TJ1539

Brian Wildsmith’s Mother Goose: 51 Favorite Rhymes, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, TJ1539, 1969, 254 pages. 51 traditional nursery rhymes, illustrated by Brian Wildsmith. DESCRIPTION: All the favorite Mother Goose- Georgie Porgie, Humpty Dumpty, The Old Woman Who Lived in a … Continue reading

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That Darn Cat by The Gordons and Disney Productions TX2689

That Darn Cat by Mildred and George Gordon, TX 2689, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, 1973, 63 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOS FROM THE DISNEY MOVIE starring HAYLEY MILLS and DEAN JONES. DESCRIPTION: “D.C. (short for Darn Cat) Randall is always in … Continue reading

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Your Own Joke Book by Gertrude Crampton TX102

Your Own Joke Book compiled by Gertrude Crampton, Scholastic paperback printing, TX102, 1969, 116 pages. Cover by Erwin Hoffmann. Illustrated by Doug Anderson. DESCRIPTION: “We dare you to keep a straight face! Little Willie saw some dynamite, Couldn’t understand it … Continue reading

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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden TW664

The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden,  Scholastic paperback printing, TW664, 64 pages. Illustrated by Adrienne Adams. DESCRIPTION: “Here is a story about wishing… IVY is a little orphan who has no one to be with on Christmas … Continue reading

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Sarah and Katie by Dori White, TX2378

Sarah and Katie  by Dori White, TX2378, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, 1972, 168 pages. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. DESCRIPTION: “Sarah can’t believe that someone in her class stole the teacher’s diamond ring. And now the principal suspects her. If … Continue reading

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Ghost Paddle by James Houston TW2528

Ghost Paddle: A Northwest Coast Indian Story, written and illustrated by James Houston, TW2528, 1st Scholastic  paperback printing, 1972, 64 pages.  DESCRIPTION: “With terrifying strength, the huge man lifts his enormous war club. The young boy gasps in horror. He … Continue reading

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