Children's Classic Master List

Children’s Classic Master List

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Adams, Richard                  Watership Down
Aiken, Joan                          The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Alcott, Louisa May             An Old-Fashioned Girl
Alcott, Louisa May             Eight Cousins
Alcott, Louisa May             Jack and Jill
Alcott, Louisa May             Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa May             Little Men
Alcott, Louisa May             Little Women
Alcott, Louisa May             Rose In Bloom
Alder, Elizabeth                  The King's Shadow
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey      The Story of a Bad Boy
Alexander, Lloyd                The Book of Three
Alexander, Lloyd                The Black Cauldron (N)
Alexander, Lloyd                The Castle of Llyr
Alexander, Lloyd                Taran the Wanderer
Alexander, Lloyd                The High King (N)
Alexander, Lloyd                The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
Andersen, Hans Christian  Fairy Tales
Andersen, Hand Christian  Pictures of Travel in Sweden
Anderson, C.W.                   Billy and Blaze
Anonymous                         The Martyr of the Catacombs
Applegate, Cathy                 Red Sand, Blue Sky
Armstrong, William             Sounder (N)
Atwater, Richard                 Mr. Popper's Penguins

Baldwin, James                    The Story of Roland
Ballantyne, R. M.                 The Coral Island
Ballantyne, R. M.                 The Dog Crusoe
Barrie, James                       Peter Pan
Baum, Frank                        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Becker, May Lamberton      Presenting Miss Jane Austen
Begnold, Enid                     National Velvet
Berry, Erick                         The Winged Girl of Knossos
Benary-Isbert, Margot        The Ark
Benary-Isbert, Margot        Under A Changing Moon
Bemelmans, Ludwig            Madeleine (PB) 
Bendick, Jeanne                   Along Came Galileo
Bendick, Jeanne                   Archimedes and the Door of Science
Bendick, Jeanne                   Galen and the Gateway to Medicine
Bishop, Claire Huchet        All Alone (N)
Bishop, Claire Huchet         Twenty and Ten
Bishop, Claire Huchet        The Five Chinese Brothers (PB)
Blos, Joan                            Gathering of Days (N)
Bond, Michael                     A Bear Called Paddington 
Bond, Nancy                       The String in the Harp (N)
Boon, Corrie Ten                 The Hiding Place
Brady, Esther Wood           Toliver's Secret
Brill, Ethel C.                       Madeleine Takes Command
Brink, Carol Ryrie               Baby Island
Brink, Carol Ryrie               Caddie Woodlawn (N)
Brink, Carol Ryrie               Magic Melons
Brink, Carol Ryrie               The Pink Motel
Brother Andrew                  God's Smuggler
Brown, Margaret Wise        Goodnight Moon (PB)
Buchan, John                        Julius Caesar
Buchan, John                       The Thirty-Nine Steps
Buck, Pearl S.                      All Men Are Brothers
Buck, Pearl S.                      The Big Wave
Buff, Mary & Conrad           The Apple and the Arrow (N)
Bulfinch, Thomas                 Bulfinch's Age of Chivalry
Bulfinch, Thomas                 Bulfinch's Age of Fable
Bulfinch, Thomas                 Legends of Charlemagne
Bulla, Clyde Robert             Pocahontas and the Strangers 
Bulla, Clyde Robert             The Secret Valley
Bulla, Clyde Robert             The Sword in the Tree 
Bulla, Clyde Robert             Viking Adventure
Burnett, Frances Hodgson  A Little Princess
Burnett, Frances Hodgson  The Lost Prince
Burnett, Frances Hodgson  The Secret Garden
Burnett, Frances Hodgson  Little Lord Fauntleroy
Burnford, Sheila                  The Incredible Journey
Burroughs, Edgar Rice       Tarzan
Byars, Betsy                        The Summer of the Swans (N)

Carlson, Natalie Savage      The Family Under the Bridge (N)
Carpenter, Frances              Tales of A Korean Grandmother
Carroll, Lewis                      Alice in Wonderland
Carroll, Lewis                      Through the Looking Glass
Carson, Rachel                    The Sea Around Us
Caudhill, Rebecca                Tree of Freedom (N)
Chesterton, G.K.                   The Best of Father Brown
Choi, Sook Nyul                   Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Church, Alfred J.                  The Iliad for Boys and Girls
Church, Alfred J.                  The Odyssey for Boys and Girls
Church, Alfred J.                  The Aeneid for Boys and Girls
Church, Alfred J.                  The Burning of Rome
Church, Alfred J.                  Callias - The Fall of Athens
Church, Alfred J.                  The Chantry Priest of Barnet
Church, Alfred J.                  Charlemagne and the Twelve Peers of
Church, Alfred J.                  The Count of the Saxon Shore
Church, Alfred J.                  The Crown of Pine
Church, Alfred J.                  The Crusaders
Church, Alfred J.                  The Hammer
Church, Alfred J.                  Helmet and Spear
Church, Alfred J.                  Lords of the World
Church, Alfred J.                  Lucius, Adventures of A Roman Boy
Church, Alfred J.                  Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
Church, Alfred J.                  Pictures from Greek Life and Story
Church, Alfred J.                  Pictures from Roman Life and Story
Church, Alfred J.                  Roman Life in the Days of Cicero
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories from Ancient Rome
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories from English History I
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories form English History II
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories from English History III
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories from Livy
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories from the Greek Comedians
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories from the Greek Tragedians
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories of the East from Herodotus
Church, Alfred J.                  Stories of the Magicians
Church, Alfred J.                  The Story of the Last Days of
Church, Alfred J.                  The Story of the Persian War
Church, Alfred J.                  Three Greek Children
Church, Alfred J.                  To The Lions
Church, Alfred J.                  With the King at Oxford
Church, Alfred J.                  A Young Macedonian in the Army of
                                                    Alexander the Great
Clark, Ann Nolan                 The Secret of the Andes (N)
Coatsworth, Elizabeth         Away Goes Sally
Coatsworth, Elizabeth         The White Horse
Collodi, Carlo                       Pinocchio
Colum, Padriac                    Children's Homer
Colum, Padriac                    Children of Odin
Colum, Padriac                    The Golden Fleece & the Heroes Who
                                                  Lived Before Achilles (N)
Colum, Padriac                    King of Ireland's Son
Comstock, Ann Botsford    A Handbook of Nature Study
Conrad, Pam                       Pedro's Journal
Coolidge, Olivia                   Caesar's Gallic War
Coolidge, Olivia                   Greek Myths
Coolidge, Olivia                   Legends of the North
Coolidge, Olivia                   Lives of Famous Romans
Coolidge, Olivia                   Men of Athens (N)
Coolidge, Olivia                   The Trojan War
Coolidge, Susan                  What Katy Did
Cooper, Susan                     Over Sea, Under Stone
Cooper, Susan                     The Dark is Rising (N)
Cooper, Susan                     Greenwitch
Cooper, Susan                     The Grey King (N)
Cooper, Susan                     Silver on the Tree
Coray, Henry W.                  Against the World
Costain, Thomas B.             The Black Rose
Costain, Thomas B.             The Conquerors
Costain, Thomas B.             The Darkness and the Dawn
Costain, Thomas B.             The Moneyman
Costain, Thomas B.             The Silver Chalice
Crofford, Emily                   Born in the Year of Courage
Curtis, Christopher Paul    Bud, Not Buddy (N)

Dagleish, Alice                     The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (N)
Dagleish, Alice                     The Courage of Sarah Noble (N)
Dagleish, Alice                     The Thanksgiving Story
Daugherty, James                 Daniel Boone (N)
Daugherty, James                  Landing of the Pilgrims
Daughterty, James                The Magna Charta
Daughterty, James                Of Courage Undaunted
Daughterty, James                Poor Richard
D'Aulaire, Ingri                     D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Davis, Robert                       That Girl of Pierre's
de Angeli, Marguerite          The Door in the Wall (N)
de Angeli, Marguerite          The Skippack School
Defoe, Daniel                        Robinson Crusoe
de Jong, Meindert                 Along Came a Dog (N)
de Jong, Meindert                 The House of the Sixty Fathers (N)
deJong, Meindert                  Hurry Home, Candy (N)
de Jong, Meindert                  Journey from Peppermint Street
de Jong, Meindert                 Shadrack (N)
de Jong, Meindert                 The Wheel on the School (N)
de Leeuw, Adèle                   George Rogers Clark
de Trevino, Elizabeth            I, Juan de Pareja (N)
Dickens, Charles                   A Child's History of England
Dickens, Charles                   A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles                   Cricket on the Hearth
Dickens, Charles                   David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles                   Oliver Twist
Dodge, Mary Mapes             Hans Brinker
Douglas, Lloyd C.                 The Robe
Doyle, Arthur Conan            The Hound of the Baskervilles
Doyle, Arthur Conan            The Lost World
Doyle, Arthur Conan            The White Company
DuBrois, William Pene         Twenty-One Balloons (N)
Durban, William                    The Broken Blade


Eckert, Allan W.                   The Incident at Hawk's Hill (N)
Edgeworth, Maria                Moral Tales
Edmonds, Walter D.            The Matchlock Gun (N)
Eggleston, Edward              Hoosier School-Boy
Eggleston, Edward              Hoosier Schoolmaster
Ellis, Deborah                      The Breadwinner
Ende, Michael                      The Neverending Story
Engdahl, Sylvia                    Enchantress from the Stars (N)
Enright, Elizabeth                Gone-Away Lake (N)
Enright, Elizabeth                Return to Gone-Away Lake
Enright, Elizabeth                Thimble Summer (N)
Equiano, Olaudah                The Kidnapped Prince
Estes, Eleanor                     Ginger Pye (N)
Estes, Eleanor                     The Hundred Dresses (N)
Estes, Eleanor                     Moffats
Estes, Eleanor                     The Middle Moffat (N)

Falkner, John Meade            Moonfleet
Farjeon, Eleanor                 The Children's Bells ( P )
Farjeon, Eleanor                 Tales from Chaucer
Farley, Karin Clafford         Duel in the Wilderness
Ferris, Helen                        Favourite Poems Old and New
Field, Rachel                        Calico Bush (N)
Field, Rachel                        Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield     Understood Betsy
Fitzgerald, John D.               Brave Buffalo Fighter
Flack, Marjorie                    The Story About Ping (PB) 
Fleming, Ian                          Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Fletcher, Susan                    Shadow Spinner
Forbes, Esther                     Johnny Tremain (N)
Forbes, Kathryn                   Mama's Bank Account
Foster, Genevieve                Abraham Lincoln's World(N)
Foster, Genevieve                Augustus Caesar's World
Foster, Genevieve                George Washington's World (N)
Foster, Genevieve                The World of Captain John Smith
Foster, Genevieve                The World of Columbus and Sons
Frank, Anne                         The Diary of a Young Girl
Freeman, Don                       Corduroy (PB) 
French, Allen                       The Lost Baron
French, Allen                       The Red Keep
French, Allen                       The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
Fritz, Jean                             And Then What Happened, Paul
Fritz, Jean                             Brady
Fritz, Jean                             Brendan the Navigator
Fritz, Jean                             Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!
Fritz, Jean                             Cabin Faced West
Fritz, Jean                             Can't You Make Them Behave, King
Fritz, Jean                             Early Thunder
Fritz, Jean                             George Washington's Breakfast
Fritz, Jean                             Great Little Madison
Fritz, Jean                             Homesick (N)
Fritz, Jean                             I, Adam
Fritz, Jean                             Make Way for Sam Houston
Fritz, Jean                             The Man Who Loved Books
Fritz, Jean                             Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
Fritz, Jean                             Stonewall
Fritz, Jean                             Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
Fritz, Jean                             What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
Fritz, Jean                             Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
Fritz, Jean                             Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?
Fritz, Jean                             Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
Fritz, Jean                             Why Don't You Get A Horse, Sam Adams?
Fritz, Jean                             Why Not, Lafayette?
Fritz, Jean                             Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

Gallico, Paul                        The Snow Goose
Gannet, Ruth S.                    My Father's Dragon (N)
Gannet, Ruth S.                    Elmer and the Dragon
Gannet, Ruth S.                    The Dragons of Blueland
Gates, Doris                         Blue Willow (N)
George, Jean Craighead       Julie of the Wolves (N)
George, Jean Craighead       My Side of the Mountain (N)
George, Jean Craighead       Water Sky
G.E.W.                                   Archie Digby
Gilbreth, Frank                     Cheaper by the Dozen
Gipson, Fred                        Old Yeller (N)
Golding, Vautier                  The Story of David Livingstone
Goldman, William                 The Princess Bride
Goodman, Joan Elizabeth    Peregrine
Gormley, Beatrice                Adara
Goudge, Elizabeth               Linnets and Valerians
Goudge, Elizabeth               The Little White Horse
Grahame, Kenneth                The Reluctant Dragon
Grahame, Kenneth                The Wind in the Willows
Gray, Elizabeth                    Adam of the Road (N)
Green, Roger Lancelyn        The Adventures of Robin Hood
Green, Roger Lancelyn        The Luck of Troy
Green, Roger Lancelyn        King Arthur and His Knights of the
                                                  Round Table
Green, Roger Lancelyn         Myths of the Norsemen
Green, Roger Lancelyn         Tales of Ancient Egypt
Green, Roger Lancelyn
Griffin, Judith Berry             Phoebe the Spy
Grimm, Brothers                  The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grover, Wayne                     Ali and the Golden Eagle
Guerber, H.A.                       The Story of the Greeks
Guerber, H.A.                       The Story of the Romans
Gunther, John                       Alexander the Great
Gunther, John                        Julius Caesar

Haggard, H. Rider                Lysbeth
Haggard, H. Rider                The Pearl Maiden
Hale, Lucretia                       The Peterkin Papers
Hamilton, Virginia                The House of Dies Drear
Hamilton, Virginia                M.C. Higgins, the Great (N)
Haugaard, Erik Christian    The Samurai's Tale
Hautzig, Esther                    The Endless Steppe
Hawes, Charles Boardman   The Dark Frigate (N)
Hawse, Alberta                     Vinegar Boy
Hawthorne, Nathaniel           Tanglewood Tales
Hawthorne, Nathaniel           True Stories of History and
Hawthorne, Nathaniel           The Wonder Book
Henry, Marguerite                Justin Morgan Had A Horse (N)
Henry, Marguerite               King of the Wind (N)
Henry, Marguerite               Misty of Chincoteague (N)
Henry, Marguerite               White Stallions of Lipizza 
Herman, Charlotte               The House on Walenska Street
Hilgartner, Beth                   Murder for her Majesty
Hillyer, Virgil                        A Child's Geography of the World
Hillyer, Virgil                        A Child's History of the World
Hilton, James                        Good-bye, Mr. Chips
Hoban, Russell                     Bread and Jam for Frances
Hodges, Walter C.                The Namesake, a Story of King Alfred
Hodges, Walter C.                The Marsh King
Hollis, Gertrude                   A Slave of the Saracen
Hoobler, Dorothy                The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Holm, Anne                           I Am David
Houston, James & Jeanne     Farewell to Manzanar
Hughes, Thomas                  Tom Brown at Oxford
Hughes, Thomas                  Tom Brown's School Days
Hunt, Irene                           Across Five Aprils (N)
Hunt, Irene                           Promises in the Wind
Hunt, Irene                           Up A Road Slowly (N)
Huynh, Quang Nhuong       The Land I Lost
Hyman, Frieda Clark           Victory on the Walls

Irving, Washington               The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Irving, Washington              Rip Van Winkle

Jacobs, Joseph                      English Fairy Tales
Jansson, Tove                       The Moomins and the Great Flood
Jansson, Tove                       Comet in Moominland
Jansson, Tove                       Finn Family Moomintroll
Jansson, Tove                       Moominpapa's Memoirs
Jansson, Tove                       Moominsummer Madness
Jansson, Tove                       Moominland Midwinter
Jansson, Tove                       Tales from Moominvalley
Jansson, Tove                       Moominpapa at Sea
Jansson, Tove                       Moominvalley in November
Jarman, Rosemary Hawley   The King's Grey Mare
Jewett, Eleanore M.               Big John's Secret
Jewett, Eleanore M.               The Hidden Treasure of Glaston (N)
Jiang, Ji-li                               Red Scarf Girl
Juster, Norman                     The Phantom Tollbooth

Keith, Harol                          Komantcia
Keith, Harold                        Rifles for Watie (N)
Keller, Helen                         The Story of my Life
Kelly, Eric P.                         The Trumpeter of Krakow (N)
Kendall, Caroline                  The Gammage Cup (N)
Kerr, Judith                            When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Kherdian, David                    The Road from Home (N)
Kipling, Rudyard                  Captain Courageous
Kipling, Rudyard                  Jungle Books
Kipling, Rudyard                  Just So Stories
Kipling, Rudyard                  Kim
Kipling, Rudyard                  Puck of Pook's Hill
Kjelgaard, Jim                        Big Red
Kingsley, Charles                  Hereward, the Last of the English
Kingsley, Charles                  Heroes
Kingsley, Charles                  Madam How and Why?
Kingsley, Charles                  The Water Babies
Kingsley, Charles                  Westward Ho!
Knight, Eric                           Lassie Come Home
Koller, Jackie French             Nothing To Fear
Konigsburg, E.L.                   A Proud Taste for Scarlet and 
Konigsburg, E.L.                   From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil
                                                    E. Frankweiler (N)
Konigsburg, E.L.                   Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William
                                                  McKinley and Me, Elizabeth (N)
Konigsburg, E.L.                   The Second Mrs. Giaconda
Konigsburg, E.L.                   The View from Saturday (N)
Krensky, Stephen                  The Printer's Apprentice
Krumgold, Joseph                 …….. and Now Miguel (N)
Krumgold, Joseph                 Onion John (N)

Lagerlof, Selma                     The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
Lamb, Charles & Mary          Tales From Shakespear
Lamb, Harold                        Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde
Landon, Margaret                 Anna and the King of Siam
Lang, Andrew                        The Blue Fairy Book
Lang, Andrew                        The Monk of Fife
Lang, Andrew                        Tales of the Arabian Nights
Lang, Andrew                        Tales of Troy & Greece
Latham, Jean Lee                   Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (N)
Latham, Jean Lee                   The Story of Eli Whitney
Latham, Jean Lee                   This Dear Bought Land
Lattimore, Eleanor                Little Pear
Lawrence, Ann                       Between the Forest and the Hills
Lawson, Robert                     Ben and Me
Lawson, Robert                     The Great Wheel (N)
Lawson, Robert                     Mr. Revere and I
Lawson, Robert                     Rabbit Hill (N)
Lawson, Robert                     Tough Winter
Leaf, Munro                           The Story of Ferdinand (PB)
L'Engle, Madeleine                A Wrinkle in Time (N)
Lee, Harper                           To Kill A Mockingbird
Le Feuvre, Amy                     Daddy's Sword
Le Feuvre, Amy                     Teddy's Button
LeGuin, Ursula                      The Tombs of Atuan (N)
Leighton, Margaret               Twelve Bright Trumpets
Lenski, Lois                            Indian Captive (N)
Lenski, Lois                            Strawberry Girl (N)
Leslie, Emma                         Faithful, but Not Famous
Leslie, Emma                         Glaucia, the Greek Slave
Leslie, Emma                         Gytha's Message
Lester, Julius                          To Be A Slave (N)
Lewis, C.S.                              The Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis, C.S.                              The Space Trilogy
Lewis, C.S.                              Till We Have Faces
Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman     Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (N)
Lindgren, Astrid                    Pippi Longstocking
Lines, Kathleen                       Lavendar's Blue
Llewellyn, Richard                 How Green Was My Valley
Llorente, Pilar Molina           The Apprentice 
Lofting, Hugh                        The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (N)
London, Jack                         Call of the Wild
London, Jack                         White Fang
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Paul Revere's Ride ( P )
Lovelace, Maud Hart            Betsy and Tacy
Lovett, Maragret                   The Great and Terrible Quest
Lowry, Lois                           The Giver (N)
Lowry, Lois                           Number the Stars (N)

MacDonald, Betty                 Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
MacDonald, George              At The Back of the North Wind
MacDonald, George              Phantastes
MacDonald, George              The Princess and the Goblin
MacDonald, George              The Princess and Curdie
MacDonald, George              The Light Princess
MacDonald, George              Lilith
MacDonald, George              Lost Princess
MacDonald, George              Sir Gibbie
MacDonald, George              The Wise Woman and Other Stories
MacLeod, Norman                 The Golden Thread and Other Stories
Maier, Paul                            The Flames of Rome
Marryat, Frederick                Children of the New Forest
Marryat, Frederick                Masterman Ready
Marryat, Frederick                Mr. Midshipman Easy
Martin, Edith                         Little Miriam of Galilee
Martin, Rebecca                    The Fountain of Life
Marshall, Catherine               Christy
Marshall, H.E.                       The History of English Literature for
                                                  Boys and Girls
Marshall, H.E.                       A History of France
Marshall, H.E.                       A History of Germany
Marshall, H.E.                       Our Empire Story
Marshall, H.E.                       Our Island Story
Marshall, H.E.                       Scotland's Story
Marshall, H.E.                       Stories of Beowulf Told to Children
Marshall, H.E.                       Stories of Robin Hood Told to 
Marshall, H.E.                       Stories of Guy Warwick Told to
Marshall, H.E.                       This Country of Ours
Maxwell, Gavin                      Ring of Bright Water
McCaffrey, Anne                   Black Horses for the King
McCloskey, Robert                Blueberries for Sal (PB) {C}
McCloskey, Robert               Homer Price
McCloskey, Robert               Make Way for Ducklings (PB) {C}
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           The Golden Goblet (N)
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           Mara, Daughter of the Nile
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           Master Cornhill
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           Mocassin Trail (N)
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           The Moorchild (N)
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           Seventeenth Swap
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis           Striped Ships
McGregor, Ellen                    Miss Pickerell Goes to the Arctic
McGregor, Ellen                    Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars
McGregor, Ellen                    Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea
McHugh M & Bachman F.     The Story of Inventions
McKinley, Robin                    Beauty
McSwigan, Marie                   Snow Treasure
Meader, Stephen W.              Cleared for Action (4 Tales)
Meadowcroft, Enig               Silver for General Washington
Meigs, Cornelia                     Invincible Louisa (N)
Meigs, Cornelia                     Swift Rivers (N)
Meroff, Deborah                   Coronation of Glory
Milne, A.A.                            Winnie-the-Pooh
Milne, A.A.                             House At Pooh Corner
Minarik, Else Holmelund      Little Bear
Minarik, Else Holmelund      Little Bear's Friend
Montgomery, Lucy Maud     Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, Lucy Maud     Rilla of Ingleside
Montgomery, Rutherford      Kildee House (N)
Moody, Ralph                        Little Britches
Morey, Walt                          Gentle Ben
Morey, Walt                          Canyon Winter
Morey, Walt                          The Year of the Black Pony
Morris, Walter                       Well at the World's End
Mosel, Arlene                        Tikki Tikki Tembo (PB)
Mowat, Farley                        Owls in the Family
Mulock, Dinah Maria            The Little Lame Prince

Nagel, Sherman A.                Cyrus the Persian
Naidoo, Beverley                  Journey to Jo'burg
Nesbit, E.                               Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
Nesbit, E.                               The Complete Book of Dragons
Nesbit, E.                               The Enchanted Castle
Nesbit, E.                               Five Children and It
Nesbit, E.                               Harding's Luck
Nesbit E.                                The House of Arden
Nesbit, E.                               The Phoenix and the Carpet
Nesibt, E.                               The Story of the Amulet
Nesbit, E.                               The Magic City
Nesbit, E.                               The Magic World
Nesbit, E.                               The Railway Children
Nesbit, E.                               The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Nesbit, E.                               Wet Magic
Nesbit, E.                               The Wouldbegoods
Nichol, Barbara                     Tales of Don Quixote
Nordhoff, C & Hall, J.N.          Falcons of France
Norton, Andre                       Shadow Hawk
North, Sterling                       Captured by the Mohawks
North, Sterling                       Rascal (N)
North, Sterling                       The Wolfing
Norton, Mary                         The Borrowers

O'Brien, Robert                     Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (N)
O'Dell, Scott                          The Black Pearl (N)
O'Dell, Scott                          Black Star, Bright Dawn
O'Dell, Scott                          The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day
O'Dell, Scott                          The Island of the Blue Dolphins (N)
O'Dell, Scott                          The King's Fifth (N)
O'Dell, Scott                          The Road to Damietta
O'Dell, Scott                          Sara Bishop
O'Dell, Scott                          The Serpent Never Sleeps
O'Dell, Scott                          Sing Down the Moon (N)
O'Dell, Scott                          Streams to the River, River to the Sea
Ollivant, Alfred                     Bob, Son of Battle
Orczy, Baroness                   The Scarlet Pimpernel

Pargeter, Edith                     The Green Branch
Park, Linda Sue                    A Single Shard (N)
Paton, Alan                           Cry, the Beloved Country
Peart, Hendry                       The Red Falcons of Tremoine
Peck, Richard                       A Year Down Yonder (N)
Piper, Watty                         The Little Engine That Could
Polland, Madeleine A.          Beorn, the Proud
Polland, Madeleine               City of the Golden House
Polland, Madeleine A.          Flame Over Tara
Polland, Madeleine A.          Mission to Cathay
Pope, Elizabeth Marie          The Perilous Guard (N)
Pope, Elizabeth Marie          The Sherwood Ring
Porter, Eleanor                    Pollyanna
Porter, Gene Statton            Freckles
Porter, Gene Statton            The Girl of the Limberlost
Porter, Jane                           The Scottish Chiefs
Potok, Chaim                        The Chosen
Potter, Beatrix                      The Complete Adventures of Peter
                                                   Rabbit (PB)
Pyle, Howard                        Arthurian Legends
Pyle, Howard                        Book of Pirates
Pyle, Howard                        The Garden Behind the Moon
Pyle, Howard                        Men of Iron
Pyle, Howard                        The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Pyle, Howard                        Otto of the Silver Hand
Pyle, Howard                        The Story of the Champions of the Round Table
Pyle, Howard                        The Story of King Arthur and his 
Pyle, Howard                        The Story of Sir Lancelot and His Companions
Pyle, Howard                        The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur
Pyle, Howard                        The Wonder Clock

Rabin, Staton                        Betsy and the Emperor
Rankin, Eleanor                    Daughter of the Mountains (N)
Ransome, Arthur                  Swallows and Amazons
Ransome, Arthur                  Swallowdale
Ransome, Arthur                  Peter Duck
Ransome, Arthur                  Winter Holiday
Ransome, Arthur                  Coot Club
Ransome, Arthur                  Pigeon Post
Ransome, Arthur                  We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea
Ransome, Arthur                  Secret Water
Ransome, Arthur                  The Big Six
Ransome, Arthur                  Missee Lee
Ransome, Arthur                  The Picts and the Martyr's
Ransome, Arthur                  Great Northern?
Ransome, Arthur                  Coots in the North
Ransome, Arthur                  Old Peter's Russian Tales
Raskin, Ellen                         The Westing Game
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan    The Secret River (N)
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan    The Yearling
Rawls, Wilson                        Where the Red Fern Grows
Ray, Mary                              Beyond the Desert Gate
Ray, Mary                              The Ides of April
Ray, Mary                              Spring Tide
Ray, Mary                              Sword Sleep
Reade, Charles                      The Cloister and the Hearth
Reilly, Robert T.                     Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal
Reit, Seymour                        Behind Rebel Lines
Reit, Seymour                        Guns for General Washington
Rey, H.A.                                Curious George books (PB)
Richardson, Arleta                In Grandmother's Attic
Richter, Hans Peter               Friedrich
Robertson, Keith                    Henry Reed, Inc.
Robinson, Barbara                The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Rosen, Sidney                        Galileo and the Magic Numbers
Rupp, Rebecca                       The Dragon of the Lonely Island

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de     Night Flight
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de     Le Petit Prince
Salten, Felix                             Bambi
Savery, Constance                  Enemy Brothers
Savery, Constance                  Reb and the Redcoats
Sawyer, Ruth                           Roller Skates (N)
Schlein, Miriam                        Amuny, Boys of Old Egypt
Selden, George                        The Cricket in Times Square (N)
Seredy, Kate                            The Good Master (N)
Seredy, Kate                            Philomena
Seredy, Kate                            The Singing Tree (N)
Seredy, Kate                            The White Stag
Serraillier, Ian                         Beowulf, the Warrior
Serraillier, Ian                         Escape from Warsaw
Sewell, Anna                            Black Beauty
Sharp, Margery                       The Rescuers
Shemin, Margaretha                The Little Riders
Sidney, Margaret                    The Five Little Peppers & How They
Singer, Isaac Bashevis            Days of Pleasure
Singer, Isaac Bashevis            The Fearsome Inn (N)
Singer, Isaac Bashevis            When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and
                                                     Other Stories (N)
Singer, Isaac Bashevis            Zlateh the Goat and Other 
                                                     Stories (N)
Skinner, Constance Lindsay   Becky Landers, Frontier Warrior
Skurzinsky, Gloria                  The Ministrel in the Tower
Smith, Betty                             A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Smith, Dodie                            Hundred and One Dalmatians
Snedecker, Caroline Dale       A Triumph for Flavius
Snedecker, Caroline Dale        Downright Dencey (N)
Snedecker, Caroline Dale        The Forgotten Daughter (N)
Snedecker, Caroline Dale        Lysis Goes to the Play
Snedecker, Caroline Dale        The Spartan
Snedecker, Caroline Dale        Theras and His Town
Snedecker, Caroline Dale        The White Isle
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley            The Egypt Game (N)
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley            The Headless Cupid (N)
Sorensen, Virginia                   Miracles on Maple Hill (N)
Sorensen, Virginia                   Plain Girl
Speare, Elizabeth George       Bronze Bow (N)
Speare, Elizabeth George       Calico Captive
Speare, Elizabeth George       Prospering
Speare, Elizabeth George       Sign of the Beaver (N)
Speare, Elizabeth George       The Witch of Blackbird Pond (N)
Sperry, Armstrong                 All Sails Set (N)
Sperry, Armstrong                 Call It Courage (N)
Spyri, Johanna                        Heidi
Steele, William O.                    The Perilous Road (N)
Steig, William                          Abel's Island (N)
Stevenson, Robert Louis        The Black Arrow
Stevenson, Robert Louis        Child's Garden of Verses
Stevenson, Robert Louis        Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stevenson, Robert Louis        Kidnapped
Stevenson, Robert Louis        Treasure Island
St. John, Patricia                     Rainbow Garden
St. John, Patricia                     Secret at Pheasant Cottage
St. John, Patricia                     Star of Light
St. John, Patricia                     Tanglewood Secrets
St. John, Patricia                     Three Go Searching
St. John, Patricia                     Treasures of the Snow
St. John, Patricia                     Twice Freed
St. John, Patricia                     Where The River Begins
Streatfield, Noel                      Ballet Shoes
Styles, Showell                        The Flying Ensign
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Beowulf, Dragonslayer
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Black Sails Before Troy
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Blood Feud
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Bonnie Dundee
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Brother Dusty-Feet
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Dawn Wind
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Dragon Slayer
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Eagle of the Ninth
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Flame-Coloured Taffeta
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Frontier Wolf
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The High Deeds of Finn MacCool
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Hound of Ulster
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Lantern Bearers
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Light Beyond the Forest
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Mark of the Horse Lord
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Minstrel and the Dragon
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Knight's Fee
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Outcast
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Road to Camlann
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Shield Ring
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Shining Company
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Silver Branch
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Simon
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Song for a Dark Queen
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Sword and the Circle
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Sword at Sunset
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Sword Song
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Tristan and Iseult
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  The Wanderings of Odysseus
Sutcliff, Rosemary                  Warrior Scarlet
Syme, Ronald                          Cartier, Finder of the St. Lawrence
Syme, Ronald                          Champlain of the St. Lawrence
Syme, Ronald                          Columbus, Finder of the New World
Syme, Ronald                          Cortez, Conqueror of Mexico
Syme, Ronald                          Francis Drake
Syme, Ronald                          Frontenac of New France
Syme, Ronald                          Garibaldi, the Man Who Made a 
Syme, Ronald                          Henry Hudson
Syme, Ronald                          Magellan, First Around the World
Syme, Ronald                          The Story of Pierre de la Verendrye
Syme, Ronald                          Vasco de Gama, Sailor Toward the 
Synge, M.B.                              The Discover of New Worlds
Synge, M.B.                              The Awakening of Europe
Synge, M.B.                              Struggle for Sea Power
Synge, M.B.                              The Growth of the British Empire
Synge, M.B.                              Great Englishmen
Synge, M.B.                              Great Englishwomen
Synge, M.B.                              Reign of Queen Victoria
Synge, M.B.                              Tudors and Stuarts

Tappan, Eva March                The Chaucer Story Book
Tappan, Eva March                European Hero Stories
Tappan, Eva March                In the Days of Alfred the Great
Tappan, Eva March                In the Days of William the Conqueror
Tappan, Eva March                In the Days of Queen Elizabeth
Tappan, Eva March                In the Days of Queen Victoria
Tappan, Eva March                Little Book of the War
Tappan, Eva March                When Knights Were Bold
Taylor, Helen                          A Little Pilgrim's Progress
Taylor, Mildred                       Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (N)
Taylor, Sydney                       All-of-A-Kind Family
Temple, Frances                      The Beduins' Gazelle
Temple, Frances                      The Ramsay Scallop
Terhune, Albert Payson         Lad: A Dog
Tey, Josephine                         The Daughter of Time
Tolkien, J.R.R.                          The Hobbit
Tolkien, J.R.R.                          The Lord of the Rings
Tolstoy, Leo                            Nikolenka's Childhood
Travers, P.L.                           Mary Poppins
Treece, Henry                         Viking's Dawn
Treece, Henry                         Road to Miklagard
Treece, Henry                         Viking's Sunset
Treffinger, Carolyn                 Li Lun, Lad of Courage (N)
Twain, Mark                            The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark                            The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark                            The Prince and the Pauper

Ullman, James Ramsey           Banner in the Sky (N)

Van Leeuwen, Jean                  Bound for Oregon
Van Loon, Hendrick               The Story of Mankind
Van Stockum, Hilda                The Mitchell's: Five For Victory
Van Stockum, Hilda                Canadian Summer
Van Stockum, Hilda                Friendly Gables
Van Stockum, Hilda                The Cottage at Bantry Bay
Van Stockum, Hilda                Francie on the Run
Van Stockum, Hilda                Pegeen
Van Stockum, Hilda                A Day on Skates (N)
Van Stockum, Hilda                Andries
Van Stockum, Hilda                The Borrowed House
Van Stockum, Hilda                The Winged Watchman
Verne, Jules                             Around the World in Eighty Days
Verne, Jules                             Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
Vernon, Louis A.                     Bible Smuggler
Vernon, Louis A.                     A Heart Strangely Warmed
Vernon, Louis A.                     Ink on His Fingers
Vernon, Louis A.                     The Man Who Laid the Egg
Vernon, Louis A.                     Peter and the Pilgrims

Wallace, Lew                           Ben Hur
Ward, Lynd                             The Biggest Bear
Webster, Jean                          Daddy-Long-Legs
Weerstand, R.                          Quintus
Weil, Ann                                 Red Sails to Capri (N)
Wells, H.G.                               The Island of Doctor Moreau
Wells, H.G.                               The Time Machine
West, Joyce                             The Drover's Road Collection
White, E.B.                              Charlotte's Web (N)
White, E.B.                              Stuart Little
White, E.B.                              The Trumpet of the Swan
White, Paul                             The Jungle Doctor
White, Ruth                             Belle Prater's Boy (N)
White, T.H.                               Once and Future King
Wibberley, Leonard                Johnny Treegate's Musket
Wiggen, Kate Douglas             Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wilde, Oscar                           Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              Little House in the Big Woods
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              Little House on the Prairie
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              Farmer Boy
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              On the Banks of Plum Creek
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              By The Shores of Silver Lake (N)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              The Long Winter (N)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              Little Town on the Prairie (N)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              These Happy Golden Years (N)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls              The First Four Years
Wilkerson, David                    The Cross and the Switchblade
Willard, Barbara                    Augustine Came to Kent
Willard, Barbara                    If All the Swords in England
Willard, Barbara                    The Lark and the Laurel
Willard, Barbara                    Son of Charlemagne
Williams, Bert                         Sword of Egypt
Williams, Margery                  The Velveteen Rabbit (PB) 
Williamson, Joanne                 The God King
Williamson, Joanne                 Hittite Warrior
Winterfeld, Henry                   Detectives in Togas
Winterfeld, Henry                   The Mystery of the Roman Ransom
Wister, Owen                           Indispensible Information for Infants
Witheridge, Elizabeth P.         Mara of Old Babylon
Wojciechowska, Maia             Shadow of A Bull (N)
Wyss, Johann David                Swiss Family Robinson
Wyss, Johann David                Willis the Pilot

Yates, Elizabeth                      Amos Fortune, Free Man (N)
Yates, Elizabeth                      Mountain Born (N)
Yates, Elizabeth                      Sara Whitcher's Story
Yates, Elizabeth                      With Pipe, Paddle & Song
Yep, Laurence                         Dragonwings (N)
Yep, Laurence                         Dragon's Gate (N)
Yonge, Charlotte M.                A Book of Golden Deeds
Yonge, Charlotte M.                Grisly Grissell
Yonge, Charlotte M.                The Lances of Lynwood
Yonge, Charlotte M.                The Little Duke
Yonge, Charlotte M.                The Prince and the Page
Yonge, Charlotte M.                Two Penniless Princesses
Yonge, Charlotte M.                Unknown to History: the Captivity of 
                                                      Mary of Scotland

Zeifert, Harriet                         New Coat for Anna
Zion, Gene                                Harry the Dirty Dog books (PB)

The Landmark Series

(N) = Newberry Award or Runner-up
{C} = Caldecott Award
( P ) = Poetry
(PB) = Picture Books


  1. This is a wonderful list of books!
    Curious to know the origins of the list....
    Tempted to read some myself to read and relax...
    Glad to see my favortie Stuart Little on the list...I still have my childhood copy!

    1. My list is a combination of books from lists that I came across randomly, curriculum, and lists recommended by trusted friends. I've homeschooled my daughter for 9 years, so we've read many of these books and I can confidently recommend a majority of them.

      Stuart Little is wonderful, isn't it? Perhaps you should re-visit it!

  2. I basically just glanced at this list (it's a slight bit intimidating, and I highly commend you for putting it together), but I noticed a good bunch of Lloyd Alexander - woo hoo! I love him. :-)
    And of course, C.S. Lewis is THE BEST.... though I would say his Space Trilogy belongs on a YA or even on an Adult list - it's not exactly children's lit in my opinion. A bit too dark and intense. The third book (That Hideous Strength) is actually subtitled as "A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grownups."
    Looking forward to this new adventure of yours!

    1. Yes, it is long. I plan on splitting the books into age levels and making a chronological list at some point. I'm working on it.

      Alexander is one author that I haven't read yet but I've heard good things about him! I thought about adding Lewis' Space Trilogy, but there are so many higher concepts in it that I've left it out ….. for now. It was hard to make a cut-off on the books for older children. Some older lists have Dickens, Walter Scott, etc. included, evidence that the reading level of children historically was much higher than it is now. I think my master list will be under "perpetual construction"!

  3. Wow, what a list! My first instinct looking at this is how could you have left anything off, but I've found some "missing." :) I've only read one of the Moomin books by Tove Jansson (Finn Family Moomintroll) but I found it absolutely delightful, and I've been assured that the others are as well. If you like anything that plays with the sounds of language and/or unusual fairy tales, I'd highly recommend James Thurber's The 13 Clocks. It's an absolute linguistic delight. I also don't see any Roald Dahl (and I know some readers are put off by his personal life), but I read quite a few of his books growing up. Alas, it's been too long ago, so I don't remember a favorite. If, once you read A Wrinkle in Time, decide you like L'Engle, she wrote quite a few other children's books (let me know if you want a list). Also, L.M. Montgomery may be best known for her Anne books, but she wrote many others and some readers prefer the Emily books. (The first is Emily of New Moon.) One other note, my memory of George MacDonald's Lilith is that it's actually for adults. And now I should probably back away carefully before I double the length of my own list…!

    1. Ah! I deserve to be bonked over the head for forgetting the Moomin books! Yikes! They absolutely will be added. I'll try to read the The 13 Clocks and see what I think. I notice that my daughter has read his The Wonderful O, so I'll have to ask her what she thought of it. I've only read one Dahl a long time ago and for some reason it put me off him so I deliberately didn't include any of his. However, I admit I do need to check him out again, so I'll put that on my to-do list. I was wiffle-waffling with L'Engle. Sometimes I find her writing a little weird but it could be because I'm not getting it. I'd like to read some more of hers before I put her on. Yes, the rest of Montgomery's books will be added. I read the whole Anne series last year and Rilla of Ingleside was my favourite. I find most of MacDonald's books could be for adults too, like Lewis, but I'll check out Lilith. Thanks!

      I'd love to see your list one day!

    2. I'm glad if I was helpful--I know some books are very much love them or hate them. I actually do have a children's classics list posted! I'm sure it needs updated (with all the Moomin books, for one thing), but the current version is here. Oh dear, now I'm wanting to start reading some of these now…

    3. Ah, I found your list and a few others fun ones as well! You've tempted me as well and, if you don't mind, I plan to "borrow" from your list. It's much more international than mine.

  4. Wow! What a list!! Very impressive

    I can help you with some Australian children's classics too :-)

    1. I noticed the Ian Serralier's on you list, but not The Silver Sword (one of my childhood favourites).
      Perhaps Escape to Warsaw is the title given to the same story in the US?

    2. Yes, it's the same book, just a different title in the U.S. Don't you hate it when they do that? ;-)

      I'd love a couple of Aussie children's classics to add.

  5. I took Amanda's advice and read The 13 Clocks by James Thurber. I do hope you will add it to you 'master list' was a wonderful book!

    1. I've put it on hold at my library and will read it when I return from vacation. I'm so glad you liked it! I see it has a number of stars so it must been a fun read!

  6. August update:
    Owl Babies (1975) - strong point: illustrations are beautiful and well crafted. Illustrator studied art in London and Florence,
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) - Strong point: linguistic literarture for children (puns, allusions, rhyme etc)
    Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (1865) Strong point: none I could find, this was a disappointing book..

    1. I saw your very thorough review of Hans Brinker. That's too bad. Now you've made me curious and I'll need to read it. I wonder what made it a classic?

  7. That has puzzled me too. Times were different then and curious people could get a glimpse of Dutch history and culture without much intellectual effort. Perhaps children tend to be less critical about the writing and just love a story about family working hard to be happy and healthy. Happy endings are always popular.