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Classic Books for Kids
The Penderwicks by
Publication Date: 2005-06-14
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Freckle Juice by
Publication Date: 1984-10-01
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by
Publication Date: 2003-05-12
Nine-year-old Peter Hatcher's biggest problem is his naughty small brother, Fudge, who tries to acquire all Peter's possessions, even his tiny turtle.
The Secret Garden by
Publication Date: 2018-11-10
When Mary is sent to live in a gloomy house in England, she feels very lonely. But then she finds the key to a lost garden, and makes a new friend, Dickon. Can the magical garden help her cousin Colin too?
Dear Mr. Henshaw by
Publication Date: 1983-08-22
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
Henry Huggins by
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
When Henry adopts Ribsy, a dog of no particular breed, humorous adventures follow.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by
Publication Date: 2016-01-26
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by
Publication Date: 2020-03-17
Ramona's job is to be nice to fussy Mrs. Kemp, who watches her while her mother works.
Classic Books For Kids
Mr. Popper's Penguins by
Publication Date: 1992-11-02
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.
The Indian in the Cupboard by
Publication Date: 1980-01-01
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.
Caddie Woodlawn by
Publication Date: 1973-11-01
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.
The Chocolate Touch by
Publication Date: 1979-03-01
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate.
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
How to Train Your Dragon by
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
Bud, Not Buddy by
Publication Date: 2004-09-14
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
James and the Giant Peach by
Publication Date: 1996-03-19
A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
Publication Date: 1988-10-01
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.