Nancy's Used Treasures





Welcome to my site!

Please email me a list of the items you would like to buy, and I will email back the total due.

Let me know if you would like to pay by check or PayPal (you can use a credit card with PayPal).

You can pick the items up in Pasadena or Arnold OR I can ship them to you for a fee.

If you buy in "bulk," I will consider an extra discount.

Depending on how busy my schedule is, it may take me a while to get back with you. If you haven't heard from me within a week, assume that your email has been accidentally filtered into my spam folder, and I haven't seen it.

Thank you!

- Nancy


I also sell new books on my FUN Books web site. While I cannot combine orders for payment, I can certainly ship items ordered here and at FUN Books together to save on your shipping cost.



Children's Books

The Glorious Mother Goose, selected by Cooper Edens (the more familiar rhymes), with a variety of old fashioned illustrations. Hardcover, 88 pages. #4345 $5.00

Animorphs: In the Time of Dinosaurs (Megamorphs #2) by K.A. Applegate. Crease on back cover. RL5. Paper, 100 pages. #3578 $2.00

Barbar's Mystery by Laurent De Brunhoff - Babar (the elephant) and his family match wits with a bold gang of thieves who threaten to ruin the royal family's vacation by the sea. Full-color illustrations. Library stickers (withdrawn), scuffing. Hardcover, 30 pages. 1978 edition. #9204 $1.50

The Bat Book by Luann Colombo - Learn all about bats in this little book (used to be part of a kit). Size: 5.25"x4". Paper, 48 pages. #0314 50 cents

The Boxcar Children: The Firehouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner - When the Alden children discover that the town council, led by Ms. Lerner, is ready to tear down Greenfield's historic firehouse in favor of a modern building, they try to save it. But mysterious things start happening--objects disappear, false alarms sound at the firehouse, and a strange man appears in town. Luckily, the children find a blue notebook that is just the clue they need to solve the mystery. Ages 7-11. #9191 $4.50 $1.99

A Bug's Life: Flik to the Rescue (a Disney Chapter book). Excellent condition. Ages 7-9. #2512 $3.95 $1.50

Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dav Pilkey. Good condition. RL3. Paper, 153 pages.
#9989 $1.50

Disney's 102 Dalmations (Golden Books) - Picture book illustrated with photos of the Disney movie starring Glenn Close. Excellent condition. Paper, 24 pages. #3800 $1.00

Doodlebug by Irene Brady- A young girl finds that the injured, disheveled pony she buys out of pity at an auction is really the black stallion of her dreams. Excellent condition. Hardcover, 42 pages. #7824 $2.00

The Case of the Hotel Who-Done-It (The Adventures of Mary Kate & Ashley) - Good condition. Reading Level: Ages 7-9. #0136 $2.00

Curious George at the Fire Station

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
by Nancy Krulik - Picture book based on the movie. Excellent condition. RL2. Paper, 32 pages. #1065 $2.95 $1.00

Garfield Set: Scratch Pad,  24-page picture book, watercolor activity book, jumbo coloring & activity book, 60-page spiral notebook with lined paper, and a few other partially filled-in activity books plus a pack of 8 crayons. Enclosed in a box with carrying handle. $4.00

Give a Dog a Bone: Stories, Poems, Jokes and Riddles about Dogs
. Good condition. Mild warping. Paper, 90 pages. #373X $2.00

Goliath on Vacation (Adventures of Goliath) by Terrance Dicks. Lovable Goliath disrupts hotel life when David and his parents go on vacation, but the big dog redeems himself by helping solve a mystery of disappearing ponies. Wrinkle on cover, library stickers (withdrawn) #8215 $2.95 $1.00

The Lion King
(A Little Golden Book). Very good condition. Hardcover, 24 pages. #1451 $1.00

The Little Kitten by Judy Dunn - Jenny's new kitten is always wandering off and getting into mischief until she thinks of a unique solution for keeping an eye on him. Picture book for baby to age 5. Paper, 32 pages. Photos. Damage to cover of book. #8182 $3.99 50 cents

Magic Tree House Set
(Mary Pope Osborne): The Knight at Dawn (#2), Afternoon on the Amazon (#6), Midnight on the Moon (#8) - Through time travel, two children travel to the past. Fun way to learn history. 3 chapter books for RL2/3. Excellent condition. Paper. $3.00

The King's Monster by Carolyn Haywood - Only one man in the kingdom is willing to face the king's monster for the hand of the princess. Hardcover, 32 pages. A former library book with a plastic book sleeve and library stickers. #2145 $7.95 $1.00

The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House Book #2) - Travel back to the Middle Ages with Jack and Annie. RL2. Paper, 66 pages. #3516 $1.00

Jurassic Park (The Lost World) - set of five books: two super coloring & activity books, one jumbo coloring & activity book, sticker book, and water color book. Several of the books have some of the activities filled out (mostly connect-the-dot and the mazes). Watercolor book is completely unused. Comes with set of brand-new crayons and a special box with a handle. I'll also include the Jurassic Park Movie Storybook. $4.00

A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories from the Little House Books
by Laura Ingalls Wilder - Good condition. Illustrated. Paper, 89 pages. #7458 $3.00

Mary Poppins (Walt Disney) - Picture book. Paper, 24 pages. 50 cents

Set of 3 Mercer Mayer Little Critter Books At the Beach with Dad, Baby Sister Says No, What a Bad Dream  Good condition. Three picture books, ages 4+. Paper, 22-24 pages each.  $1.50

The Powerpuff Girls: Snow Off - Blossom has a solution to the unseasonable heat: she'll just use her superpowered ice breath to turn Townsville into a winter wonderland. But Buttercup and Bubbles feel downright chilly about their sister's new power. Now the Girls are on the outs -- and a giant fireball is hurtling toward Townsville! Picture book. RL1. Paper, 32 pages. #0552 $3.50 50 cents

Inside a House That is Haunted (A Rebus Read-Along Story) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli - Picture clues are used to tell this funny story about a spider, a cat, a bat, and many other "creatures" inside a spooky house. Fun for the beginning reader. Good condition. There is a small corner crease on the cover. Full color. Paper, 30 pages. #3620 $3.00

Railway Ghosts and Highway Horrors by Daniel Cohen - A collection of folk tales, legends, and actual events features the tale of frightening creatures who lie in waiting for human companionship along dark, deserted roads. Paper, 110 pages. Ages 9-12.
#4234 $2.95 $1.00

Real Monsters: Monstrous Opus. Story based on the popular cartoon show. Very good condition. Paper, 58 pages. #840X $2.00

Rugrats: The Bestest Mom (Nickelodeon). RL2. Very good condition. Paper, 32 pages. #6445 $1.00

Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan - This sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall begins with Papa and Sarah getting married, much to the delight of Anna and Caleb. However, a devastating summer drought soon descends on the prairie, forcing Anna and Caleb to leave their father on the family farm and retreat with Sarah to her birthplace in Maine. As the children adjust to life in Maine, they learn more about Sarah's past and, for the first time in their lives, touch the ocean. Despite enjoying themselves, Anna and Caleb pray for rain on the prairie, thus allowing their family to reunite. Illustrated with B&W pencil drawings. Paper, 87 pages. Fair condition. #6229 $4.50 $1.99

Sonic X-Treme by Michael Teitelbaum - Bunnie Rabbot is in danger! The Swatbots have captured Bunnie. The the only way Sonic can save her is to beat the evil Dr. Robotnik in an X-treme sports contest. Sonic knows he's better than Robotnik at bungee jumping, rock climbing, and surfing. But Robotnik has some dirty tricks up his sleeve. Can Sonic free Bunnie - or will Robotnik crush the Freedom Fighters forever? Illustrated "chapter" book for ages 6 to 9. #3304 $3.50 50 cents

Star Wars: Anakin to the Rescue (Jedi Readers) by Cecilia Venn - On the planet Coruscant, young Anakin Skywalker helps a lost boy find his way home. A name and date is inscribed inside the cover but the book is in otherwise great shape. Includes stickers! Paper, 48 pages. Ages 6-8. #0018 $4.99 $2.99
Star Wars Junior: Obi-Wan's Bongo Adventure by Gail Herman. Paper, 32 pages. #159X $1.00

Toy Story: an Animated Flip Book #1399 $3.95 $2.00

Toy Story Joke Book - Woody, Buzz, Hamm and the rest share their favorite jokes, riddles, and tongue twisters. Paper picture book, 24 pages. $1.00

The Velveteen Rabbit Board Book - Just the right size for little hands (4"). #6179 $3.25 $1.50

Walt Disney's Story of Pinocchio -
24 page read-along book and tape that includes songs from the original soundtrack of the motion picture.
#1104  $1.00

You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown
by Paula Danziger - Good condition. Reading Level: Ages 7-9. #2077 $1.50

Winter Poems - selected by Barbara Rogasky. From Booklist: Beautifully designed and illustrated in a picture book format, this short anthology of poetry celebrates winter itself, not the holidays that fall within the season. The selection is eclectic, ranging from ancient Japanese verse through Shakespeare to Wallace Stevens, Richard Wright, Ogden Nash, and David Kherdian. While much of the poetry was not originally written for children and some of it is excerpted from longer works, the clarity of concrete images and the sounds of the words make the verse accessible to young people, particularly when it is read aloud. The background of each double-page spread is the same country road, fields, and farm seen in a variety of weathers and times of day and night. Very good condition. Ages 8-11, younger for reading aloud. Paper, 40 pages. #873X $5.95 $4.50

Set of 5 Funny Books: 101 Holiday Jokes, 101 President Jokes, 101 Wacky State Jokes, 101 Pet Jokes, 101 Shaggy Dog Stories - Some books have creases, others are in excellent condition - all are funny! Paper. #FUNSET $5.00

Set of 14 Rugrat Books: Bark, Spike, Bark!; Camp Out; Junk, Sweet Junk; Space Invaders!; The Bestest Mom; The Turkey Who Came to Dinner; Vacation; Let My Babies Go!; The Rugrats and the Zombies; Tommy Catches a Cold; Where the Sharks Are;The Rugrats' Joke Book, The Rugrats' More Jokes book; and The Ultimate Rugrats Fan Book (includes episode guide, show trivia, actor photos, and more). PLUS: small Tommy figure. - Books are in good condition except two have a crease on their covers. RL2. #RUGSET $8.00

Silly Monsters & Wacky Animals Tracing Fun - Two books. Each contains pages of animal or monster "parts" to trace so the artist can make a variety of creatures. $1.00

The Ultimate Rugrats Fan Book - includes episode guide, show trivia, actor photos, and more! Very good condition. Paper, 64 pages. #8388 $2.00

Serendipity Books by Stephen Cosgrove. The following books are all hardcover and in very good shape. Each has a simple moral lesson. Lots of color illustrations. @36 pages each. (Buy individually or take all 20 books for $40):

Bangalee by Stephen Cosgrove - All about the importance of being neat. $5.00

Cap'n Smudge
by Stephen Cosgrove - Cap'n Smudge is a salty sea captain whom no one likes very much. He learns an important lesson from Serendipity the sea serpent--love and tolerance can make the world a happier place to live. $5.00

Catundra by Stephen Cosgrove - Catundra is a very fat cat, and all the other animals make fun of her. It takes friendship, exercise, and healthy foods for Catundra to be happy again. $5.00

Flutterby by Stephen Cosgrove - In a burst of laughter and giggles, one fine and beautiful evening, Flutterby (a small, winged horse) was born. $3.00

Hucklebug by Stephen Cosgrove - Berry the Hucklebug doesn't want to do any chores-so he runs away! But after some pretty scary adventures, Berry learns that even when you've got to pitch in, home is still the best place to be. $5.00

Jake O'Shawnasey by Stephen Cosgrove - Jake, a green Irish seagull, is convinced that he can't fly. $5.00

Kartusch by Stephen Cosgrove - The Furry Eyefulls are so busy trying to see everything beautiful, that they can't even enjoy it! It takes a little blind snake named Kartusch to help them really experience the beauty of their surroundings. $5.00

Creole by Stephen Cosgrove by Stephen Cosgrove - Creole, the big, ugly creature with the heart of gold, is shunned by all the other creatures because of her appearance. When she meets an alligator with a similar problem, the two friends work together to show the other creatures not to judge someone by the way they look. $5.00

In Search of the Saveopotomas by Stephen Cosgrove - The nervous Hordasaurus worries about the other creatures stealing his treasures, until he meets the Saveopotomas and learns that it is better to share with his friends and keep only what he needs. $5.00

Leo the Lop, Leo the Lop (Tail Two), Leo the Lop (Tail Three) - Leo the rabbit whose ears are different from all the other rabbits learns that "normal is whatever you are." This is a set of three books that I'm keeping together. $15.00

Maui-Maui by Stephen Cosgrove - A whale teaches the Amomonies to respect the balance of nature and take only what they need from the sea. $5.00

The Muffin Muncher by Stephen Cosgrove - muffin-munching dragon changes the fortune of some muffin-making villagers. $5.00

Shimmeree by Stephen Cosgrove - Shimmeree, a lovely crystal horse, and her friends learn that they don't have to be afraid of things just because they are different. $5.00

Snaffles by Stephen Cosgrove - A humorless and unemotional Gruff bird called Snaffles meets a rabbit, who explains to him the nature of emotions. $5.00

Morgan Morning and Morgan Me by Stephen Cosgrove - This is the sad tale of a young colt whose curiosity gets the best of him. Because of his disobedience, he is forever separated from his mother, but he receives a magical gift of becoming a unicorn. You may want to read the story first to see if it will be too sad for your child. In the second book a princess learns a lesson from Morgan the unicorn. $10.00

Trafalgar True by Stephen Cosgrove - Trafalgar True, a dragon, helps the Kith and Kin learn to cooperate and to share. $5.00

Trapper by Stephen Cosgrove - Trapper, a sweet-natured minstrel seal, helps a scary creature named Muttsok learn that it isn't right to take things just because they are beautiful. Through the power of music everyone learns that the loveliness of nature is there for everyone to share. $5.00

Fiction for Adults

The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lilian Jackson Braun - Veteran reporter Jim Qwilleran tackles the supernatural in the latest entry in Lilian Jackson Braun's Edgar Award-nominated series. Are ghosts really haunting the Goodwinter farmhouse museum? Qwill doesn't think so--not until he finds Iris Cobb literally scared to death on the floor of the farmhouse. Hardcover, 184 pages. #5918 $2.99

Glimmer Train (Winter 1992, Issue 1) -
A collection of literary fiction by established and emerging short-story writers.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- a powerful novel about the forced migration of the "Okies" from their bank-foreclosed fields and farms during the Great Depression. Paper, 502 pages. Cover has creases, pages are yellowed.
#2393 50 cents

It by Stephen King - A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry's sewers once more. Hardcover, 1,140 pages. #3028 $22.95 $5.00

An Owl Too Many (A Peter Shandy Mystery) by Charlotte MacLeod #8165 $5.00

The Kitchen God's Wife
by Amy Tan - From School Library Journal: Amy Tan "creates an absorbing story about the lives of a Chinese mother and her adult American-born daughter. Pressured to reveal to the young woman her secret past in war-torn China in the 1940s, Winnie weaves an unbelievable account of a childhood of loneliness and abandonment and a young adulthood marred by a nightmarish arranged marriage. Winnie survives her many ordeals because of the friendship and strength of her female friends, the love of her second husband, and her own steadfast courage and endurance. At the conclusion, her secrets are uncovered and she shares a trust/love relationship with her daughter, Pearl, that was missing from both their lives. Some YAs may find the beginning a bit slow, but this beautifully written, heartrending, sometimes violent story with strong characterization will captivate their interest to the very last page. --Nancy Bard". The slipcover is missing on my copy, and it looks like there are a couple of small spots of paint on the back cover, but the book is in otherwise excellent condition. Hardcover, 369 pages. $5.00

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Very good condition. Paper, 223 pages. #3725 $2.95 $1.00
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh - When a troop of alien warriors demands the return of an imprisoned comrade--a prisoner no one on Deep Space Nine knows anything about--Commander Benjamin Sisko has a deadly fight on his hands. Meanwhile, Quark and Odo have been propelled three days into the future . . . where they discover a silent Deep Space Nine littered with bodies. Fair condition. Some creases on cover, library stickers (withdrawn). Paper, 282 pages. #459X $1.00

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Old. Yellowed pages. Paper, 320 pages. 10 cents


The Ghostly Registry by Arthur Myers - A guide to America's strangest landmarks, including haunted dwellings and active spirits. Contains 64 stories in covering most of the states in the U.S. Book has library stickers and cover is torn and wrinkled. Inside is fine. Paper, 378 pages. #0810 $1.00

Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey. A guide to exercise and fitness. Very good condition. Hardcover, 240 pages. #2564 $18.95 $3.00

1991 Writer's Market: Where and How to Sell What You Write - Information on 4, 000 buyers of freelance materials, as well as listings of agents, contests, and awards for writers. Includes advice from top professionals. Good condition. Library stickers.
#4226 $24.95 $3.00