Classics

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    This classic chronicles the adventures of the four March sisters living in New England during the time of the Civil War.

  • Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

    Mr. Popper, when not painting or papering his neighbors' walls, has a persistent penchant for penguins. A decorator by day, he's an intrepid Antarctic explorer by night--at least in his imagination.

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

    Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    "There's no place like home." Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz

  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco

    By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    By falling down a rabbit hole, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters.

  • The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene DuBois

    Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.

  • My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Garnett

    A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    Bored ten-year-old Milo comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Milo drives through the toll booth's gates and begins a memorable journey.

  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    There is enmity between Mowgli, a human foundling adopted by a family of wolves, and the tiger Shere Khan, who killed Mowgli's parents, and friendship between him and Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the sleepy brown bear, who instructs Mowgli in the Laws of the Jungle.

  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

    When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run "from" somewhere, she wants to run "to" somewhere. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    Four children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    A rollicking story of Pippi, who lives without any grownups in a little house at the edge of the village. The matter-of-fact ways in which her absurd adventures are related is one of the chief charms of this story.

  • The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

    Bark, meow, whinny, or oink if you can talk to animals-just like Doctor Dolittle! Then join him and his pals as they journey to Spidermonkey Island to search for Dolittle's missing colleague, Long Arrow.

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

    As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

    The incomparable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children good or bad and never scolds but has positive cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and other boys and girls with strange habits.

  • Homer Price by Robert McCloskey

    Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

    As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever...but will the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage?

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

    Based on the true story of a Nicoleño Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. A quietly gripping tale of Karana's survival, strength, and courage.

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

    Billy and his two dogs ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley.

  • Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

    From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed.

  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur-and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn.

  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

    The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas.