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EP from Lillian Roy's "Little Washingtons" series

Reading an e-text is a poor substitute for the sensory pleasure of actually handling and reading an old book, but it's a good way to check out unfamiliar series and authors before you invest a lot of time in hunting down "real" copies. 

I've attempted to list currently available free e-text versions of series books (and some other books of interest to series fans, such as the novels of Alger, Henty, and Stratemeyer.) New additions to the list are marked with an (N). If you know of one that I have not listed, please let me know so that I can keep the list as up-to-date as possible. Similarly, if you find that a link does not work, please email me so that I can correct the problem. Thanks! (Mary Crosson)

List last edited on 04/18/2014



Aaron, S.F. and Whipple, Wayne  

Donohue's Radio Boys Series

Abbott, Jane D.

Jane Abbott's Books for Girls

Alcott, Louisa May  
Aldridge, Janet  

The Meadow-Brook Girls

Alger, Horatio



Allen, Quincy

The Outdoor Chums

Altsheler, Joseph
Appleton, Victor

Tom Swift

The Moving Picture Boys


The Motion Picture Chums


Atwater, Emily Paret
Bailey, Arthur Scott
Baker, Willard

The Boy Ranchers

Ballantyne, R.M.
Bancroft, Edith

Jane Allen

Barbour, Ralph Henry
Barnum, Richard  
Barnum, Vance  

Joe Strong

Frank and Andy

Bates, Gordon  

The Khaki Boys

Baum, L. Frank  
Beach, Charles Amory

Air Service Boys


Benson, Irene Elliot
Francis, Stella M.

Donohue Campfire Girls

Blaine, Captain John
Blank, Clair

The Adventure Girls

Bonehill, Ralph (= Edward Stratemeyer)  
Bonner, Richard  
Brazil, Angela  
Brooks, Amy
Bruce, Mary Grant
Burleigh, Cyril  

Hilltop Boys

Burley, Andrew S.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson  
Burnham, Margaret

Girl Aviators

Carr, Annie Roe

Nan Sherwood

Carter, Herbert
Castlemon, Harry
Chadwick, Lester  

Baseball Joe

Chalmers, Amy  

Madge Morton

Chapman, Allen
Coolidge, Susan
Cory, David
Cox, Stephen Angus

The Dare Boys

Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth
Crane, Laura Dent  

Automobile Girls

Curtis, Alice 
Darlington, Edgar



Dean, Graham M.  

Agent Nine

Dowd, Emma C.  
Drake, Ensign Robert L. 
Driscoll, James R.  

Brighton Boys

Duffield, J.W.  
Durham, Victor  
Durston, George
Ellis, Edward S.
Emerson, Alice B.

Betty Gordon

Ruth Fielding


Ferguson, Donald  
Finlay, Martha
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield  
Fitzhugh, Percy Keese
Fletcher, Major Archibald Lee
Flower, Jessie Graham
Forbes, Graham B.
Forrester, Izola  
Francis, Stella  
Frey, Hildegard
Garis, Howard
Garis, Lilian
Gaskell, Elizabeth
Grove, Harriet Pyne

Betty Lee

Hancock, H. Irving

Grammar School Boys

High School Boys Vacation

High School Boys

Dick Prescott at West Point

Dave Darrin

Young Engineers

Boys of the Army/Uncle Sam's Boys


Motor Boat Club

Hart, William S.  
Hawley, Mabel
Hayes, Clair W.
Hemyng, Bracebridge
Henty, G.A.
Heyliger, William  
Hope, Laura Lee
Jackson, Gabrielle E.
Jacobs, Caroline E.  
Jefferies, Richard
Jewett, Sarah Orne
Johnston, Annie Fellows


Judson, Clara Ingram  
Kay, Ross

Go-Ahead Boys

Big War Series

Langworthy, John Luther
Lawrence, Josephine
Lawton, Captain Wilbur
Leslie, Lawrence J.
Lincoln, Andrew Carey
Long, Helen Beecher
MacDonald, Elizabeth Roberts
Maniates, Belle
Marlow, Ralph

Big Five Motorcycle Boys

Marlowe, Amy Bell

Amy Bell Marlowe's Books for Girls

Marryat, Captain
Mathews, Joanna H.
May, Sophie  
McAlister, Hugh  

Air Adventure Series

Meade, L.T.
Montgomery, L.M.  
Morrison, Gertrude
Morrison, Harry Steele 
Optic, Oliver
Otis, James
Overton, Mark
Patchin, Frank Gee

The Pony Rider Boys

The Battleship Boys

Penrose, Margaret
Perkins, Lucy Fitch
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Porter, Eleanor
Ralphson, G. Harvey
Randall, Homer
Rathborne, St. George
Ray, Anna Chapin
Remick, Grace
Rice, Alice Hegan
Richards, Laura
Rinehart, Mary Roberts  
Rockwood, Roy
Roy, Lillian

Polly Brewster

Blue Birds

Little Washingtons

 Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Country Life

Five Little Starrs


Woodcraft Girls

Sainsbury, Noel

Bill Bolton

Sayler, H.L.
Shaler, Robert  
Sidney, Margaret
Simpson, John Thomas
Smith, Mabel S.C. 
Snell, Roy
Standish, Burt
Stewart, Jane L.
Stokes, Katherine
Stratemeyer, Edward
Stuart, Gordon
Theiss, Lewis  
Todd, Burbank L.
Tomlinson, Paul Greene
Traill, Catherine Parr
Trent, Martha  
Van Dyne, Edith ( = L. Frank Baum)


Vandercook, Margaret  
Victor, Ralph
Warde, Margaret

Betty Wales

Warren, George A.
Webster, Frank
Webster, Jean  
Wells, Carolyn
Wheeler, Janet D.  
White, Matthew
White, Ramy Allison
Whitehill, Dorothy
Winfield, Arthur
Young, Clarence


Young, Egerton Ryerson




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