"Books I Wish You Would Read." Volume 1, Number 1 (September 1973)

Eleanor recommends The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame and One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey.


"Cricket's Bookshelf." Volume 2, Number 1 (September 1974)

Eleanor recommends Aesop's Fables as retold by Anne Terry White and Helen Siegl and Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson.


"The Pale Planet." Volume 2, Number 10 (June 1975) 
An excerpt from
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet with new illustrations by Mike Eagle.

"Meet Your Author," Volume 2, Number 10 (June 1975) 

Eleanor tells about the origin of The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, as well as some of the strange coincidences that occurred after its writing.


"Cricket's Bookshelf." Volumer 3, Number 2 (October 1975)

Eleanor recommends The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively.


"About Beatrix." Volume 3, Number 4 (December 1975)

Eleanor tells the tale of Beatrix Potter's childhood and how it informed her stories. 


"Cricket's Bookshelf." Volume 3, Number 4 (December 1975)

Eleanor recommends "The Tale of Gloucester" by Beatrix Potter.


"A Web of Sunny Air." Volume 3, Number 5 (January 1976) 

Eleanor reveals details of the Anne, Emily, Charlotte, and Branwell Bronte's childhoods. 

"Cricket's Bookshelf." Volume 3, Number 5 (January 1976) 

Eleanor recommends The Return of the Twelves by Pauline Clarke.


"I Am Really Alive!" Volume 3, Number 12 (August 1976) 
The story of Wanda Gag's childhood.


"Cricket's Bookshelf." Volume 3, Number 12 (August 1976)

Eleanor recommends Millions of Cats and The Funny Thing by Wanda Gag. She shares how both books were initially rejected. 


"The Sconsapuffin." Volume 8, Number 11 (July 1981)

A short story about Janey Daniels, who has a horrifying visit with her neighbor Ms. McWhirter while vacationing in the mountains. With illustrations by Shirley Hughes.​​


"Janey by Moonlight," Volume 10, Number 11 (July 1983)

Another short story featuring Janey Daniels, who this time becomes locked out of her house one evening. With illustrations by Mary Beth Schwark.*


* This story was reprinted in slightly revised version in Bright Wonders, a third grade reader in The Economy Reading Series, with new illustrations by C.S. Ewing.

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