July 1, 2016

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We need your help with our next exhibit!  In October, Reading Appalachia:Voices from Children’s Literature will be coming to the History Museum of Western Virginia from the East Tennessee Historical Society.  As part of this exhibit, we’d like to feature Appalachian children’s books to be handled, read, and enjoyed by visitors of all ages.  We have had a few donations already and we’d be so excited to have more!  Below is a list of books we would love to have to help supplement our upcoming exhibit.  If you have any of the titles listed below and would be willing to donate them to the museum, please contact us at or 540-342-5777.

*Please note that these books will not be returned after the exhibit, unless the donor does not mind that the books will be heavily handled and very worn after the exhibit closes.*


Title Author Publisher Year ISBN
The Biggest Bear Lynn Ward Houghton Mifflin 1952, Caldecott 1953 9780395148068
Daniel Boone James Daugherty   1939; Newbery 1940  
Down, Down the Mountain Ellis Credle Thomas Nelson and Sons 1934 9780840760210
Journey Cake, Ho Ruth Sawyer Viking Juvenile; Puffin Picture (1978) 1953, Caldecott 1954 9780670409433
Cherokee Animal Tales James Mooney Holiday House Publishing 1968  
An Appalachian Mother Goose James Still University Press of Kentucky 1998 9780813120928
Jack Tales Richard Chase Houghton Mifflin 1943; 2003 9780395066942; 9780618346929
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes Joseph Bruchac Dial Books for Young Readers 2001 9780803724044
Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton HarperCollins 1994 9780590899352
The Cow who Wouldn’t Come Down Paul Johnson Scholastic 2002 9780439400688
Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs Puffin Books 1994, Caldecott 1995 9780140559088
Summer of the Swans Betsy Byars Puffin Books 1970, Newbery 1971 9780140314205
Jumping Johnny Outwits Skeddadle May Justus Garrard Publishing Company 1971 9780811640282
Complete Peddler’s Pack May Justus University of Tennessee Press 1967  
Appalachia: Voices of Sleeping Birds Cynthia Rylant Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991 9780152016050
Sounder William Armstrong Harper & Row 1969 9780064400206
The Star Fisher Lawrence Yelp Puffin 1991 9780140360035
Path to Snowbird Mountain Traveller Bird Farrar Straus & Giroux 1971 9780374357573
How Rabbit Tricked Otter Gayle Ross HarperCollins 1994 9780930407605
Troublesome Cub in the Great Smoky Mountains Lisa Horstman Great Smoky Mountains Association 2001 9780937207314
Fearless Jack Paul Brett Johnson Aladdin 2001 9780689832963
Smoky Mountain Rose Alan Schroeder Dial Books 1997 9780803717336
Story of the Milky Way Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross Dial Books 1995 9780803717374
Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile Gloria Houston Harper 2011 9780060291556
From Miss Ida’s Porch Sandra Belton Four Winds Press 1993 9780689818028
When Uncle Took the Fiddle Libba Moore Gray Orchard Books 1999 9780531301371
The Miner’s Daughter Gretchen Moran Laskas Simon & Schuster 2007 9781416912620
The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant   1985, Caldecott 1986 978-0689717383
My Great Aunt Arizona Gloria Houston HarperCollins 1994 9780060226077
The Big Toe – An Appalachian Ghost story Ellie Kirby Fox Creek Press 2010  
Pocket Full of Cricket Rebecca Caudill   1964; Caldecott Honor 1965 978-0805075243


June 2016

We have a new and improved website!  Please check it out at and let us know what you think!  We are still working on getting all the kinks out, so please let us know if you run into any issues while on our site.  We hope to have this blog incorporated ASAP also, so stay tuned!  Thanks.



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