All Time Faves: Classic Kid Books for Adults

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Little Women Little Women
By Alcott, Louisa May
1989-01 - Penguin Books
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Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War. …More

Peter Pan Peter Pan
By Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)
2011-04 - Broadview Press
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Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, and Tinker Bell have filled the hearts of children ever since Barrie's play first opened in London in 1904 and became an immediate sensation. Now this funny, haunting modern myth is presented with Bedford's wonderful illustrations, which first appeared in the author's own day, have long been out of print, and have never been equaled. …More

The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz
By Baum, L. Frank
2008-03 - Puffin Books
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Open these pages and be whirled away with Dorothy, to the magical Land of Oz. Meet a talking scarecrow, a rusty tinman and a cowardly lion, and follow their amazing adventures as they search for their hearts desire. …More

The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
By Burnett, Frances Hodgson
1998-03 - HarperTrophy
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"(Neglected Colin) lives the life of a spoilt and incurable invalid until on the arrival of an orphaned cousin, the two children secretly combine to restore his mother's locked garden and Colin to health and his father's affection".--Four to Fourteen. …More

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
By Carroll, Lewis
2000-12 - Signet Classics
9780451527745 Check our catalog

The classic novels of the adventures of Alice are together in one volume that include the original illustrations by John Tenniel and a new introduction by Martin Gardner, author of "The Annotated Alice." Reissue. …More

The Dark Is Rising: The Complete Sequence The Dark Is Rising: The Complete Sequence
By Cooper, Susan
2010-08 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781442412538 Check our catalog

Cooper's award-winning Dark Is Rising sequence can be found for the first time in one brilliant volume. Includes "Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King;" and "Silver on the Tree." …More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Dahl, Roald
2011-08 - Penguin Books
9780143106333 Check our catalog

The gates of Willy Wonkas chocolate factory are opening at last, and only five children will be allowed inside. …More

The Black Stallion The Black Stallion
By Farley, Walter
1991-08 - Random House Children's Books
9780679813439 Check our catalog

First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old. …More

Harriet the Spy Harriet the Spy
By Fitzhugh, Louise
2001-05 - Yearling Books
9780440416791 Check our catalog

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she's written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? …More

Old Yeller Old Yeller
By Gipson, Fred
2009-12 - Harper Perennial
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Set in the rough wilderness of early frontier Texas, "Old Yeller" is a timeless coming-of-age tale. Travis is left to care for the farm when his father leaves on a cattle drive. He copes with many hardships with the help of his big, yellow dog, Old Yeller. …More

Across Five Aprils Across Five Aprils
By Hunt, Irene
1993-04 - Silver Burdett Press
9780813672021 Check our catalog

The Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road Slowly" presents the unforgettable story of a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. …More

The Phantom Tollbooth The Phantom Tollbooth
By Juster, Norton
Illustrator Feiffer, Jules
1961-08 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780394815008 Check our catalog

Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom... …More

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Celebration of the First Edition The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Celebration of the First Edition
By Lewis, C. S.
Illustrator Baynes, Pauline
2009-10 - HarperCollins
9780061715051 Check our catalog

The extraordinary journey of four children pulled into the most memorable fantasy world of our time comes alive again in this deluxe facsimile of the first edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Specs include: *Facsimile of the interior of first edition ever published, with original black and white art by Pauline Baynes *Bound in superior quality embossed paper *Features facsimile of original jacket art *Foil on spine *Full-color front piece *Ribbon marker …More

A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time
By L'Engle, Madeleine
2007-05 - Square Fish
9780312367541 Check our catalog

Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A commemorative edition with an Introduction by the author. A Newbery Medal winner. …More

Island of the Blue Dolphins Island of the Blue Dolphins
By O'Dell, Scott
Illustrator Lewin, Ted
2010-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547424835 Check our catalog

To celebrate of the 50th anniversary of this American literary classic, this gift edition of O'Dell's gripping, award-winning story of young Karana, who survives by herself for 18 years on a deserted island off the California coast, features a new Introduction and a stunning new package. …More

Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia
By Paterson, Katherine
Illustrator Diamond, Donna
1987-04 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780690046359 Check our catalog

In this classic novel, the friendship between young Jess and Leslie grows as they meet in Terabithia--their secret hiding place--and only ends with the tragic death of one of them. Set in contemporary rural America, "the story is one of remarkable richness and depth, beautifully written".--The Horn Book. …More

The Yearling The Yearling
By Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
2002-04 - Scribner Book Company
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The poignant Pulitzer Prizewinning novel about a backwoods Florida family is now available in trade paperback with a stunning new cover and featuring a critical Introduction by Ivan Doig. …More

Where the Red Fern Grows Where the Red Fern Grows
By Rawls, Wilson
1996-09 - Yearling Books
9780440412670 Check our catalog

Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs...
A loving threesome, they 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. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found...
An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.

"From the Paperback edition.

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Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web
By White, E. B.
1974-05 - HarperTrophy
9780064400558 Check our catalog

Wilbur, a lovable pig, is rescued from a cruel fate by a beautiful and intelligent spider named Charlotte. "Told with delicacy, humor, and wisdom . . . a perfect blending of fantasy and complete realism".--"Booklist". Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970. …More

Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie
By Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Author Brownstone, David
Illustrator Williams, Garth
1994-01 - HarperTrophy
9780064400022 Check our catalog

The Ingalls family is headed west to Kansas. Pa builds a new cabin for shelter, and Laura and her sister Mary set out to explore the rolling hills and hidden nooks of the vast land around them. Just when the pioneering family begins to feel settled, they find themselves caught in the middle of a dangerous struggle between the Osage Indians and the U.S. government. Based on the real adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE is the third book in the award-winning Little House series. …More