Today, we are sharing the complete list of Arthur Scott Bailey's Nature Stories from his Tuck-Me-In Tales Series with free book links. Nature stories are a wonderful way to add living books to your science study. These delightful stories can enhance the Enjoying Science Together Series, our living science course for grades 1-12, or can simply be enjoyed, as suggested, for tucking-in.
At what level are these books?
The original source describes these books as follows: "A delightful and unusual series of bird and insect stories for boys and girls from three to eight years old, or thereabouts."
The "thereabouts" is sure to cover parents and even older siblings; they are written in such a sweet way, that they will be enjoyed by all.
1. THE TALE OF JOLLY ROBIN*
Jolly Robin spreads happiness everywhere with his merry song.
2. THE TALE OF OLD MR. CROW*
A wise bird was Mr. Crow. He'd laugh when any one tried to catch him.
3. THE TALE OF SOLOMON OWL*
Solomon Owl looked so solemn that many people thought he knew everything.
4. THE TALE OF JASPER JAY*
Jasper Jay was very mischievous. But many of his neighbors liked him.
5. THE TALE OF RUSTY WREN*
Rusty Wren fought bravely to keep all strangers out of his house.
6. THE TALE OF DADDY LONG-LEGS*
Daddy Long-Legs could point in all directions at once—with his different legs.
7. THE TALE OF KIDDIE KATYDID*
He was a musical person and chanted all night during the autumn.
8. THE TALE OF BETSY BUTTERFLY*
Betsy spent most of her time among the flowers.
9. THE TALE OF BUSTER BUMBLEBEE*
Buster was clumsy and blundering, but was known far and wide.
10. THE TALE OF FREDDIE FIREFLY*
Freddie had great sport dancing in the meadow and flashing his light.
11. THE TALE OF BOBBY BOBOLINK*
Bobby had a wonderful voice and loved to sing.
12. THE TALE OF CHIRPY CRICKET*
Chirpy to stroll about after dark and "chirp."
13. THE TALE OF MRS. LADYBUG*
Mrs. Ladybug loved to find out what her neighbors were doing and to give them advice.
14. THE TALE OF REDDY WOODPECKER*
15. THE TALE OF GRANDMA GOOSE (not in free domain)
Wanting more Arthur Scott Bailey? Published in the early 1900's. His works included: Sleepy-Time Tales, Tuck-Me-In Tales (listed above), Slumber-Town Tales, and The Cuffy Bear Books.
Read free here.*
Wanting to purchase Arthur Scott Bailey books? For building your living book library or just enjoying the printed page, we really like the collection at New West Press.**
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Renee Metzler holds a degree in Secondary Ed, English from Bloomsburg University of PA.