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Classics: Older
These stories were published before or during 1960 and are still loved by kids today!
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  Cover Art: Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables
A collection of nearly 60 fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork."
87 p. 2000 [Aesop's lifespan 620 - 564 B.C.]
Children's Nonfiction Book 398.2452 A
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  Cover Art: Little Women Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
650 p. 2009 [originally published in 1868]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Mr. Popper's Penguins Atwater, Richard
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
138 p. 1938
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: National Velvet Bagnold, Enid
National Velvet
Fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown wins the Grand National steeplechase on a horse she won in a raffle.
314 p. 2002 [originally published in 1935]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Peter Pan Barrie, J. M.
Peter Pan
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
151 p. 2008 [originally published in 1928]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Wizard of Oz Baum, L. Frank
The Wizard of Oz
Transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog Toto are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion. They go with her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help her return home.
103 p. 2005 [originally published in 1900]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Velveteen Rabbit Bianco, Margery Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit
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, but the nursery fairy comes to the rescue.
39 p. 2010 [originally published in1922]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: A Bear Called Paddington Bond, Michael
A Bear Called Paddington
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.
128 p. 1960
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Caddie Woodlawn Brink, Carol Ryrie
Caddie Woodlawn
Chronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. Caddie Woodlawn is the despair of her mother and the pride of her father: a clock-fixing tomboy running wild in the woods of Wisconsin. Some of her exciting adventures include a midnight gallop on her horse across a frozen river to warn her American Indian friends of the white men's plan to attack, and a prairie fire approaching the school house.
275 p. 1990 [originally published in 1935]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Secret Garden Burnett, Frances Hodgson
The Secret Garden
Orphaned, 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.
222 p. 2007 [originally published in 1911]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
196 p. 1992 [originally published in 1865]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Adventures of Pinocchio Collodi, Carlo
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Pinocchio is a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble. He wants more than anything else to become a real boy.
149 p. 2002 [originally published in 1883]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe
During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly 30 years on a deserted island.
302 p. 1998 [originally published in 1719]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates Dodge, Mary Mapes
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
A Dutch brother and sister work toward two goals--finding the doctor who can restore their father's memory and winning the competition for the silver skates.
381 p. 2002 [originally published in 1865]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Twenty-One Balloons Du Bois, William Pene
The Twenty-One Balloons
Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman, who in 1883 sets off in a giant balloon to cross the Pacific Ocean. He survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.
179 p. 1975 [originally published in 1947]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Half Magic Eager, Edward.
Half Magic
Four children spending their summer in the city enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by double-wishing on an ancient coin.
217 p. 1954
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Saturdays Enright, Elizabeth
The Saturdays
Four New York City siblings decide to pool their resources so that each can do a special thing on the Saturday that is his turn to receive the combined allowance.
177 p. 2002 [originally published in 1941]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Black Stallion Farley, Walter
The Black Stallion
Pulled to a desert island by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea, then rescued by a southbound freighter, a 17-year-old boy befriends the horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory in a match race.
196 p. [originally published in 1941]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Understood Betsy Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Understood Betsy
Timid and small for her age, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann discovers her own abilities and gains a new perception of the world around her when she goes to live with relatives on a farm in Vermont.
229 p. 1999 [originally published in 1916]
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Johnny Tremain Forbes, Esther
Johnny Tremain
After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.
300 p. 2011 [originally published in 1943]
Children's Fiction Book
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