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American Girl Books

There's more of them than you think!

Girl Scout Short Stories 1 & 2 were a compilation of popular stories from the American Girl magazine.

Written by Hazel Rawson Cades, the book "Any Girl Can Be Good Looking" was a compilation of articles from the American Girl magazine.

The Crowell Publishing Co.

Another compilation of stories from the American Girl magazine, just a bit more modern. The painting on the cover was also the cover of the April 1950 American Girl magazine, part of the essay contest called "Typical American Girl".

This publication was called an anthology, instead of a compilation, of stories from the American Girl magazine.

This book had a focus on the Girl Scout Laws.

Longman, Green & Co. 

Actively searching for a copy of this book!

"Christmas All Year 'Round" is another compilation of stories from the pages of the American Girl magazine, but with a Christmas theme.

 Marjorie Vetter was the editor of this book.

Abelard Press

"Stories to Live By, A Treasury of Fiction from The American Girl" magazine came in 2 different known covers. These hardback books don't carry the "American Girl Library" logo, nor does it mention Girl Scouting on the cover.

Platt & Munk Publishing

The American Girl Library was a group of 11 books of hardback books covering a wide variety of subjects - all aimed at the modern girl. Some of the more popular titles were republished in paperback form.

Random House Publishing

Book #1

"Horse Stories"

Note the American Girl Library trefoil in the upper right corner.

 Book #2

"First Date Stories"

"A first date is something special--something a girl will never forget. Some of the first dates described in these pages are perfect as a dream, while others are perfect disasters. But all were something to remember. These stories, originally published in 'The American Girl Magazine', will be enjoyed by every girl who has ever had a first date, or is looking forward to one"

Book #3

"Pat Downing Stories" 

Book #4

"Teen-Age Questions"

Book #5

"Mystery and Suspense Stories"

Book #6

"Beauty Book"

Book #7

"The Mystery of the Water Witch"

Handy list of the books in order, omitting Book # 11, which came out a year later.

Book #8 - "Sport Stories"

Book #9 - "Dog Stories"

Book #10 - "When Girl Meets Boy"

Book #11

The final book of the American Girl Library series in hardback.

There are 3 known reprints of the American Girl hardback series in paperback, Windward Books (division of Random House).

  • American Girl Book of Sport Stories

(2 different covers, priced 75 cents and 85 cents)

  •  American Girl Book of Dog Stories

  •  American Girl Book of Horse Stories

In addition to the American Girl Magazine and American Girl Books, American Girl also offered reprints of important articles and even sewing patterns of the fashions from the magazine.