Stephen King Book to Trade Here or on Trading Site

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Jan 16, 2015
Could you explain a little bit more, please, as I'm not clear on what it is you want to do with regard to the links.

If I had a website I'd put it there, but basically I'd like to create a "Books Wanted" list so when anyone, as above, asks what I would want in trade for something, I could just post a link to the list. I'd also have to have a way to add and remove books as wants changed.


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Jan 16, 2015
So today I went through shelves and boxes to begin to form a complete picture of how I am doing on collecting good hardcover copies of every Newbery gold medalist. Here is my list in order of most urgent wants at the top, and not needed at the bottom. A "good hardcover" is defined as hardbound with enough of the dust jacket included to count as such. Most such books before 1996 and after 2007 are ex-library in plastic jacket cover. In most cases books and jackets are in pretty good shape but in several cases one or both leave much to be desired.

Have Not Read and have No Copy Whatsoever (not even of any kind):

2013: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins Children's Books) (Wish Listed on PaperbackSwap, #26)
2014: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press) (Wish Listed on PaperbackSwap, #23)
2015: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) (Wish Listed on PaperbackSwap, #27)
2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin) (Wish Listed on PaperbackSwap, #23)
2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers/Workman) (Wish Listed on PaperbackSwap, #57)
2018: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) (Wish Listed on PaperbackSwap, #18)

Have Read (almost certainly a library copy) as I have No Copy Whatsoever (not even of any kind--at least I'm pretty sure--):

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James (Scribner)
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy (Viking)
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (Lippincott)
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Bradbury)
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)

Have Read and have in Paperback Only:

1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman (Clarion)

Have Read, Pretty Sure I have a Good Hardcover, Need to Go Through More Boxes to Make Absolutely Certain:

1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty (Viking)
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Macmillan)
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Houghton)
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (Farrar)
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Harper)
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien (Atheneum)
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt (Atheneum)
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry(Houghton)

Have Read, Have a Hardcover, but Not Good

1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Atheneum) (Hardbound, but more like a book club edition--cover art printed on non-shiny cover, no dust jacket.)
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster) (Bought online thinking it was hardcover, but it is hardbound, cover art printed on a shiny cover, no dust jacket--a step above Permabound but not by much.)

Have Read, Have a Good Hardcover but No Dust Jacket. (In these cases I upgrade by buying a copy in a jacket if I can find a reasonably good one reasonably priced, putting the jacket on the most desirable copy, and gifting the other copy. In a few cases, cover art printed on the book is in better shape than any dust jacket I might find.)

1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon (Liveright) (This one is so early I'm not even sure it originally came with a dust jacket.)
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (Macmillan)
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Macmillan) (Ex-library and pretty beat up, while the others are in pretty good shape.)
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (Viking)
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds (Dodd)
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (Viking)
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (Viking)
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (Rand McNally)

Have Not Read, Have a Good Hardcover in Dust Jacket

2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)
2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)
2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)
2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Have Read, Have a Good Hardcover in Dust Jacket

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (Stokes)
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes (Little, Brown)
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger (Doubleday)
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Dutton)
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji (Dutton)
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly (Macmillan)
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Macmillan)
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis (Winston)
1934: Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon (Viking)
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (Rinehart)
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Viking)
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (Viking)
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday)
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (Dutton)
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (Harcourt)
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (Viking)
1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold (Crowell)
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong (Harper)
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Houghton)
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (Harcourt)
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (Crowell)
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Houghton)
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar) (EXTREMELY beat up ex-library.)
1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville (Harper)
1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska (Atheneum)
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (Follett)
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (Viking)
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (Harper)
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (Macmillan)
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper (McElderry/Atheneum)
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Dutton)
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos (Scribner)
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard (Harcourt)
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Morrow)
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Harper)
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Greenwillow)
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman (Harper)
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton)
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown)
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (Jackson/Orchard)
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Clarion)
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (Jean Karl/Atheneum)
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Scholastic)
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar (Frances Foster)
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (Dial)
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children)
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)


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Jan 16, 2015
Regarding titles I own or need I have the following changes to record:

Two books I thought I might have but it was worth ordering from PaperbackSwap in case I didn't. Doctor Dolittle's Circus, the seller turned down my request because they don't accept requests with conditions. While looking for other books I didn't find, I did find this one, also Gib and the Gray Ghost by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. My request for that was canceled as the seller didn't send it quick enough. Doctor Dolittle's Circus was the only one of that series I found, the rest I listed as not having I still need. Those in the PaperbackSwap system I wish listed.

Roller Skates, by Ruth Sawyer, 1937.
--From PaperbackSwap I received a very nice hardcover with no dust jacket. I still need a hardcover of The Year of Jubilo aka Lucinda's Year of Jubilo as the paperbacks are a matched set and I want to be able to give away both together.

On the Time Quintet Series, I found I have a hardcover of A Swiftly Tilting Planet. No change on other titles.

The High King, by Lloyd Alexander, 1969.
--After checking, I have a nice hardcover of The High King, two hardcovers of The Castle of Llyr, one of The Black Cauldron, and no copies of The Book of Three and Taran Wanderer.

On the Rats of NIMH series, I found I had two copies of Rasco and the Rats of NIMH. The hardcover I am keeping and the paperback I am giving to a friend. The first one, if I have, I still haven't found, and the third I never had.

Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George, 1973.
--I have hardcovers of Julie of the Wolves and Julie and a paperback of Julie's Wolf Pack.

Dicey's Song, by Cynthia Voigt, 1983.
--One of several I am about 99% sure I have in hardcover and can't find! Of Homecoming, I had one paperback and two hardcovers! I am keeping the best hardcover and giving the others to friends.

Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan, 1986.
--From PaperbackSwap I received a very nice hardcover of Skylark. Went to the shelf and found I already had it! Luckily the second one was better so am keeping it and giving the first to a friend.

Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1992.
--From PaperbackSwap I received very nice hardcovers of Saving Shiloh and Shiloh Season. On waiting lists for A Shiloh Christmas.

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, 1994.
--From PaperbackSwap I received a copy the seller listed as a hardcover but when it arrived it was a Permabound paperback. I hate it when online sellers pull crap like this but not enough to complain. Keeping this for now but staying on wish lists for other copies. Will make sure they don't have the same ISBN as this.

A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck, 2001.
--I wasn't sure I had a print copy of A Season of Gifts but while looking for other books I didn't find discovered I did have a hardcover.

The Newbery books I was pretty sure I had, but couldn't find, still haven't turned up. On Daniel Boone, there is absolutely no question! I have two hardcover copies...somewhere. One has the original cover illustrated by the author, and the other turned up at a library book sale at my old elementary school where I was very startled to find the cover had been drawn by me! Apparently the art class had kids draw covers for books lacking them, and I chose that one! At the time I did watch the TV series, but did not learn for years later that I am related to Boone. (Somehow or other through marriage, anyhow, my ancestors hung with him.) I would make no mistake respecting Daniel Boone! (Except the usual ones where a person has to think who did which, Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett, and which did neither and only happened in the movies.) I have even been to his grave in Missouri. Not long after his wife died, some hooligans from Kentucky attempted to steal both bodies, but word has it they got another guy instead of Daniel, so I undoubtedly visited his actual grave.


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Jan 16, 2015
Was so troubled I ransacked several more boxes for Newbery medalists of which I was sure I had copies and turned up the following:

1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty.
--Found the hardcover with the cover illustrated by me. I may have imagined the other as I have three copies of a similar book by the same author/artist about another historical figure, all of which have the original cover.
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.

I also turned up hardcovers of Gay-Neck, Julie of the Wolves, Missing May, and A Gathering of Days, to compare to the copies I had and choose which to keep and which to give to a friend. I don't absolutely rule out having the others I think I do; I just now have a better idea of where they're not.

Most alarmingly, I turned up five (count 'em!) copies of The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley! In fairness, I knew the last two were duplicates. I bought them only because they'd been hanging among the kids' books in the local thrift store for months, where kids' books are only 10¢, and I felt sorry for them. When I got them home I found they were better than the copy I had, so kept the best one, cleaned and repaired the other two, the second best to give to a friend, and listed the third on PaperbackSwap. The latest ransacks turned up two more, still not as good as the thrift store two! These are ex-library from five different libraries in four different towns; I'm sure the author would be thrilled all these libraries are tossing her Newbery Honor book! As for the actual gold medalist, The Hero and the Crown, I turned up only one copy and that was a paperback so I still need a hardcover.
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Jan 16, 2015
Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is someone on PaperbackSwap requested The Blue Sword! The bad news is their conditions is it must never have been in contact with cigarette smoke or cats due to their severe allergies. I PMed the following:

I have two cats. They don't touch the books but everything I touch probably retains some essence of cat. I find their hairs in rooms they never go into for instance. This is an ex public library book and I can't guarantee who else may have smoked or had cats.


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Jan 16, 2015
So far no one here has spoken up on what they might trade or pay for my nice copy of The Wind in the Keyhole. If it helps I can update my wants list. I am sure I have removed a few and added a lot since making the version here.

I also have another question, is The Bachman Books Omnibus valuable? I am 99% sure I have it, but it would be in one of several places: the place where I think it probably is, the place where I think it might be, and the place where it ends up actually being. If it's in the first two, I can find it, but with some trouble. If it's in the third, I won't find it until I have more shelves finished and go through everything, and right now I am having so much trouble with my right hand and left ankle that I can't say when that would be. But make it worth my while and I could find it.


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Jan 16, 2015
I have no idea what the price would be, but I'd be interested in The Bachman Books (if it has Rage).

I hope you find it without too much trouble.

Hey, I found The Bachman Books. It was not where I was afraid it was, but in a better place, easier to find and safer from the elements. It appears to be in excellent condition. Also have The Wind in the Keyhole in very good condition.


All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
Spokane, WA
Does my wants list look messed up to anyone else?
If you mean does it overlap into the next post below it, then yes. It's something to do with what browser you and I have and I don't know how to update it and I'm not going to download Chrome, etc. It's been an issue since the last SKMB software update.