My Book House Page

(This page is under construction.)

In 1919 Olive Beaupre Miller established “The Book House For Children” publishing company. Starting in 1920, several children’s book series were published: My BookhouseMy Travelship, and Picturesque Tales of Progress. Our research for this series is ongoing. At the time of publication, our knowledge of the sets and the history of editorial changes between the sets comes from several sources: wikipedia, comparing the various sets we have in our possession, notes in some of the volumes, and comments friends have made in our book clubs about their own research. Our primary intention with this project is to give families a sense of what they would be buying if they are attempting to acquire sets for their homes. For this reason, we are putting a special emphasis on making general comparisons between the sets. If you click on any of the photos below, it will take you to the page with details about that printing.

Between 1920-1925 she published the first 6 volume “My Book House” set followed by a few re-printings with different bindings but the same content. By clicking on any of the 1920s buttons below, you will be led to the same page with photos of the table of contents and samples of the illustration.

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In 1925, the 6 volume set of My Book House was broken in 12 spines. It was still called “6 Volume Set” but each spine says “part 1” or “part 2”.

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In 1925, the books were re-released in a 7 volume red set. Later, however, it was determined that the last 5 volumes were still needed and so they were released in the traditional green covers. So, this set, is part red and part green.

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Between 1925-1927, she published a related 3 volume series entitled My Travelship in three volumes: France, Japan, and Holland.

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In 1929, Picturesque Tales of Progress were released. They have been printed in green covers and black covers. We believe that the content is more or less the same.

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In the 1930s, the books were published in an entirely new style. Some sets are blue, some are almost black, some are a combination.

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In the 1950s and 1960, the books were republished again, this time in the shades of green and blue.

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In the 1970s, the books underwent a major editorial overhaul. They were re-released in the white covers.

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In the early 2000s, some of these books came back into publication in paperback (and maybe hardbound – we aren’t positive). We have not seen any of these and cannot comment on them.