These books have stood the test of time; for 40 years or more, generations of children have read and enjoyed them. Classics are appropriate for grades 4 and older, although younger children will enjoy many of these as read-alouds.

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**Alcott, Louisa May Little Women, Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.
**Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
**Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan.
**Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz.
**Brink, Carol Ryrie Caddie Woodlawn.
**Burnett, Frances Hodgson The Secret Garden.
**Carroll, Lewis Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
**Collodi, Carlo Pinocchio.
**Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe.
**Dumas, Alexandre The Three Musketeers.
**Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows.
**Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book.
**Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking.
Lofting, Hugh The Story of Doctor Dolittle Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts ; Never Before Printed.
**London, Jack The Call of the Wild and White Fang.
**Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh.
**Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables.
**Norton, Mary The Borrowers.
**O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire.
Pyle, Howard The Story of King Arthur and His Knights.
**Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de The Little Prince.
**Sewell, Anna Black Beauty.
**Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island.
**Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit Or, There and Back Again.
**Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins.
**Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
**Verne, Jules 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
**White, E. B. Charlotte’s Web.
**White, T. H. The Sword in the Stone.
**Wyss, Johann David The Swiss Family Robinson.

Picture Book Classics


The following books are popular choices for preschoolers and primary-grade children. Many of these authors have written other appealing picture books. Click on the title to see if the book is available.

**Barrett, Judi Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
**Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline.
Bishop, Claire Huchet The Five Chinese Brothers.
**Brett, Jan The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale.
**Briggs, Raymond The Snowman.
**Bright, Robert Georgie.
**Brown, Marcia Stone Soup: An Old Tale.
**Brown, Margaret Wise Goodnight Moon.
**Brown, Margaret Wise The Runaway Bunny.
Burningham, John Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car.
Burton, Virginia Lee The Little House.
**Burton, Virginia Lee Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
**Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
**Crews, Donald Freight Train.
Daugherty, James Andy and the Lion.
**Brunhoff, Jean de The Story of Babar The Little Elephant.
**DePaola, Tomie Strega Nona: An Old Tale.
Duvoisin, Roger Petunia.
Ets, Marie Hall Gilberto and the Wind.
Fatio, Louise The Happy Lion.
**Flack, Marjorie Angus and the Ducks.
**Flack, Marjorie Ask Mr. Bear.
**Flack, Marjorie The Story About Ping.
**Freeman, Don Corduroy.
Freeman, Don Norman the Doorman.
Gág, Wanda Millions of Cats.
**Galdone, Paul The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Ginsburg, Mirra Mushroom in the Rain.
**Gramatky, Hardie Little Toot.
**Hader, Berta The Big Snow.
**Hoban, Russell Bread and Jam for Frances.
Hutchins, Pat Happy Birthday, Sam.
Hutchins, Pat Rosie’s Walk.
Johnson, Crockett Harold and the Purple Crayon.
**Kahl, Virginia The Duchess Bakes A Cake.
**Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day.
**Kellogg, Steven The Mysterious Tadpole.
Kraus, Robert Leo the Late Bloomer.
Kraus, Robert Milton the Early Riser.
**Krauss, Ruth The Carrot Seed.
Lamorisse, Albert The Red Balloon.
Leaf, Munro The Story of Ferdinand.
**Lionni, Leo Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.
Lionni, Leo Little Blue and Little Yellow A Story for Pippo and Ann and Other Children.
**Lionni, Leo Swimmy.
Lobel, Arnold The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments.
Lobel, Anita On Market Street.
**Marshall, James George and Martha.
**Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
**McCloskey, Robert Blueberries for Sal.
McCloskey, Robert Lentil.
**McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings.
McDermott, Gerald Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale.
**Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo.
**Payne, Emmy Katy No-Pocket.
**Peet, Bill The Caboose Who Got Loose.
Petersham, Maud The Circus Baby.
**Piper, Watty The Little Engine That Could.
**Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
**Rey, H. A. Curious George.
**Sendak, Maurice Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months.
**Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are.
**Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg.
**Seuss McElligot’s Pool.
**Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale: A Tale of A Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business.
**Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
Thompson, Kay Kay Thompson’s Eloise The Absolutely Essential Edition.
Ungerer, Tomi Crictor.
**Viorst, Judith Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
**Waber, Bernard Ira Sleeps Over.
**Waber, Bernard Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
**Ward, Lynd The Biggest Bear.
**Zion, Gene Harry, the Dirty Dog.
Zolotow, Charlotte Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present.