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gen. 7, 2012, 8:29pm

One post for publisher series of vintage children's/young adult books should be enough. :)

The below appear to be all I could find of this publisher series.

Famous Animal Stories - Garrard Publishing Company

gen. 7, 2012, 8:43pm

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From 1997-2000 (so not that long ago, probably not what you call "vintage"), this is a brief Scholastic series called Extreme. Different authors, stories/characters.
Publisher Series: Scholastic - Extreme

gen. 7, 2012, 8:54pm

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Another Scholastic, Hippo Books, series, from the UK called Hauntings, published in the late 1980s/1990.

Publisher Series: Hauntings

gen. 7, 2012, 9:01pm

Pilot Books and High-Low Mysteries Series are from Albert Whitman & Company.

Publisher Series: A Pilot Book

Publisher Series: High-Low Mysteries Series

gen. 7, 2012, 9:02pm

These paperbacks look similar to Scholastic books.

Publisher Series: Young Readers Press

gen. 7, 2012, 9:04pm

Published by London ; Melbourne : Ward, Lock & Co., Limited.

Publisher Series: Cygnet Books

gen. 7, 2012, 9:06pm

There ought to be lots more of these.

Publisher Series: Young Australia Series

gen. 7, 2012, 9:09pm

Little Golden Books and related series linked on that page.

Publisher Series: Little Golden Books

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Published by World Distributors, the Redwing Library publisher series had specific covers with that name stated on it.

Publisher Series: Redwing Library

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Yet another small Scholastic publisher series. Published in the 1970s (or approx. 1969 to 1980 if going by publishing dates), these mass market paperbacks are identified by the yellow, white and black (cat) logo at top right on the front cover. Like many publisher series, the books were often seen in different editions (either more than one paperback edition, or originally published in hardcover). If you'd like to know the specific ISBNs, check them out in my catalog or ask me.

Publisher Series: A Cat's Eye Mystery

gen. 7, 2012, 10:10pm

Escapade is a hardcover series published by Atheneum Books, with the yellow and red Escapade logo top right and book number top left in white.

Some were also published in paperback. For example, No Monsters in the Closet by Willo Davis Roberts has the same cover illustration as a mass market paperback published by Weekly Reader Books.

Publisher Series: Escapade

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Weekly Reader Books are in hardcover and paperback. The hardcover titles of Weekly Reader Books, and Weekly Reader Children's Book Club, often show different publishers. Young America Book Club is a less well-known publisher series. There's bound to be lots more of these.

Publisher Series: Weekly Reader Books

Publisher Series: Weekly Reader Children's Book Club

Publisher Series: Young America Book Club

gen. 7, 2012, 10:50pm

There's lots more of these.

Publisher Series: Collins Seagull Library

gen. 7, 2012, 11:23pm

juny 6, 2016, 5:11pm

I'm in the process of moving these from "series" to "publisher series," so please bear with me:

Dodd, Mead Career Books (for Girls),%20Mead%20Career%20Books%20for...

juny 7, 2016, 3:36pm


I don't care too much how these are classified. However, I will note that they originated with Dodd, Mead. There are a few titles that were reprinted in paperback (e.g. Comet) but this is the sharp exception.

There are multiple authors and several of the books form smaller character series inside.

The authors were selected because they had a connection with the field discussed in the stories, generally.

It seems to me, though, that the LT criteria for series vs. publisher series does not specifically call for moving this to publisher series.


juny 7, 2016, 7:13pm

Hmm, I find this confusing. I'm looking at this definition of "publisher series" (from

If all editions of a work will always belong to the series, either because it's a series linked by having the same characters or world (Narnia) or because a publisher owns the rights (Dummies Guides), then it can go in the Series field.

So Dodd Mead has most but not all of the books. (There's a similar situation with Messner -- several of those were reprinted by other publishers.) The multiple authors aspect plus the fact that most of the titles are unrelated to each other makes these seem, to me, like they belong to a publisher series. If there are smaller character series within, I would be inclined to enter both the publisher series (Dodd Mead) and the smaller series (Nancy Takes Up Boat Repair 1, 2, and 3, for instance) for those specific books.

I'm certainly interested in other opinions!

juny 9, 2016, 12:35pm

One can split the hairs very fine here. However, I think the general distinction was to separate a "publisher library" which is a collection of books, often classics, that were gathered together from an offering that originated from a specific publisher.

A Nancy Drew book that originated from Grosset & Dunlap might be reprinted by Scholastic. Yet, it is reasonable, I think, to consider Nancy Drew a series.

Further, the Nancy Drew series might start with one publisher (Grosset & Dunlap) and be continued by other publishers or imprints (Wanderer, Minstrel, Aladdin -- all Simon & Schuster imprints).


juny 9, 2016, 12:52pm

Penguin's short-lived YA imprint, Peacock Books:

juny 9, 2016, 1:18pm

A Nancy Drew book that originated from Grosset & Dunlap might be reprinted by Scholastic. Yet, it is reasonable, I think, to consider Nancy Drew a series.

Good point.

I can change Dodd Mead back to series.