Farrah's Guide

Image: Farah, David.  Farah's Guide.  [Pasadena, Calif.]:  Farah's Books, 1999.


Girls’ Series Websites
Vintage Series Books for Girls  http://www.series-books.com/  features complete lists of books and cover art galleries for  over 30 vintage girls’ series with extensive added details including summaries of plots, descriptions of format changes, information on values and collecting, and blog posts.  Especially useful for more obscure series not covered elsewhere such as Peggy Lane, Blythe Girls, and Doris Force.

19th Century Girls’ Series http://readseries.com/index.html provides information on series written in the 19th century

Links to Nancy Drew and other series sites http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/links.html Extensive links to Series books Web sites of interest

The Series Bookcase http://www.series.net/index.html includes information on several girls’ series

Girls Series Information and Facts About... http://users.tellurian.net//bksleuth/info.htm gives information on 21 different girls’ series.

Girls’ Series Books: A Checklist of Titles Published 1840-1991 http://special.lib.umn.edu/clrc/girlsseriesbook.html A comprehensive listing of girls’ series books complied by University of Minnesota Libraries.

Nancy Drew Websites
The Nancy Drew Unofficial Web site http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/  contains a wealth of information on Nancy Drew books.  Creator Jenn Fisher is an expert on all things Nancy Drew.  Useful sections include:

The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Archive http://roomofbensown.net/hbnd/

Links to Nancy Drew sites http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/links.html

Nancy Drew Sleuths fan site http://www.ndsleuths.com/


Stratemeyer Syndicate Websites
Stratemeyer Syndicate on Keeline.com http://www.keeline.com/StratemeyerSyndicate/ contains James Keeline’s extensive research on the Stratemeyer syndicate. 

New York Public Library Inventory of the Stratemeyer Syndicate Records http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/ead/human/mssstrat/@Generic__BookView Finding aid to the Stratemeyer records at NYPL


Other Girls’ Series Websites
Cherry Ames Page http://www.netwrx1.net/CherryAmes/
Connie Blair Mystery Site http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1ztgm/cbm/ConnieBlairMysteries.htm
The Judy Bolton Home Page http://www.judybolton.com/index.html is a source of information on the Judy Bolton series. 

Trixie-Belden.com http://www.trixie-belden.com/


Bookseller Websites
Girls’ series books can be readily bought on many auction and bookseller Web sites.  These sites offer an excellent way to see what books are currently selling for.

In addition to Ebay.com, there are comprehensive book search sites such as Abebooks.com, Alibris.com, and AddALL.com
There are also individual Web sites specializing in series books such as Book Safari where it is possible to search by series name or by author. 

For a list of other online series book sellers see: http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/links.html




Girls' Series Books Print Reference Sources
Axe, John.  All About Collecting Girls’ Series Books: Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Penny Parker, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Connie Blaire, Vicki Barr, Dana Girls & Others.  Grantsville, MD:  Hobby House Press, 2002
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Folio  Z1037 .A98 2002 

Billman, Carol.  The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory.  New York:  Ungar Publishing Company, 1986
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks  PS3537.T817 Z56 1986 

Caprio, Betty.  The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth on the Couch.  Trabuco Canyon, CA:  Source Books, 1992
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS3537.T817 Z59 1992.

Carpan, Carolyn.  Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls' Series Books in America.  Lanham, MD:  Scarecrow Press, 2009
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks PS374.G55 C37 2009.

Cornelius, Michael G. and Melanie E. Gregg, Editors.  Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives.  Jefferson, NC:  McFarland & Co., 2008
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks PS374.D4 N36.

Dyer, Carolyn Stewart and Nancy Tillman Romalov, Editors.  Rediscovering Nancy Drew.  Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press, 1995
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS3545.I774 Z87 1995
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks  PS3545.I774 Z87 1995 

Farah, David.  Farah’s Guide.  Pasadena, CA:  Farah’s Books, 1999
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS3537.T817 Z615 1999

Farah, David.  Farah’s Guide: 20th Anniversary Edition.  Pasadena, CA: Farah’s Books, 2005 
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks PS3537.T817 Z615 2005

Girls Series Books:  A Checklist of Titles Published 1840-1991.  Minneapolis:  Children’s Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries, 1992.
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks PN1009.A1G475 1992

Greenwald, Marilyn S.  The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate.  Athens, OH:  Ohio University Press, 2004.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Maryland Stacks PR9199.3.M3148 Z67 2004 
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks  PR9199.3.M3148 Z67 2004

Heiferman, Marvin and Carole Kismaric.  The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.    New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1998.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Folio PS3537.T817 Z73 1998

Inness, Sherrie A.  Nancy Drew and Company: Culture, Gender, and Girls’ Series.  Bowling Green, OH:  Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1997
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS374.G55 N36 1997
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks PS374.G55 N36 1997 

Knight, Melanie Kay.  Schoolgirl Shamuses, Incorporated.  Rheem Valley, CA:  SynSine Press, 1998.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PN1009.A1 S36 1998

Johnson, Deidre.  Edward Stratemeyer and the Stratemeyer Syndicate.  New York:  Twayne Publishers, 1993.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks| PS3537.T817 Z72 1993
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks  PS3537.T817 Z72 1993. 

MacLeod, Anne Scott.  American Childhood: Essays on Children’s Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994.
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks  PS490 .M29 1994

Mason, Bobbie Ann.  The Girl Sleuth.  Athens, Georgia:  University of Georgia Press, 1995. 
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS374.G55 M37 1995  
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks  PS374.G55 M37 1995 

Plunkett-Powell, Karen.  The Nancy Drew Scrapbook.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 1993 
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS3537.T817 Z8 1993.

Rehak, Melanie.  Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her.  Orlando: Harcourt, 2005.
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks PS3545.I774 Z874 2005

Schurman, Lydia and Deidre Johnson, Editors.  Scorned Literature: Essays on the History and Criticism of Popular Mass-Produced Fiction in America.  Westport,  CT:  Greenwood Press, 2002.
UMCP McKeldin Library Stacks PS374.P63 S36 2002

The Sleuth.  Queen Creek,AZ:  J. Fisher, 2006-.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS374.D4 S54

Society of Phantom Friends.  The Girls' Series Companion.  Rheem Valley, CA:  SynSine Press, 2006.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks   Z1037.G525 2006

Society of Phantom Friends.  A Guide to Judy Bolton Country.  Rheem Valley, CA:  SynSine Press, 1997.
UMCP HBK Maryland Room Special Collections Stacks  PS3537.U9749 Z69 1997

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