Children's Classics TBR

A list of classic children's books from The 1000 Good Books List that I would like to read:

Senior Reading Level:

Poems & Anthologies

Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes 
Battle of Maldon & Other Old English Poems by Crossley-Holland & Mitchell 
Blindman's World and Other Stories by Edward Bellamy 
Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Stories by Giovanni Verga 
Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith 
Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev 
Dream Tales and Prose Poems by Ivan Turgenev 
Hamlet by William Shakespeare   January 23, 2015
Henry IV and other histories by William Shakespeare  December 24, 2014
Holy Sonnets and Other Divine Poems by John Donne 
Homeric Hymns 
Little Novels of Sicily by Giovanni Verga 
Macbeth and other tragedies by William Shakespeare 
Minor Poems by Edmund Spenser 
Necklace and Other Stories and others by Guy DeMaupassant 
Pearl by Charles Osgood 
Poems by C. S. Lewis 
Poems by G. K. Chesterton 
Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
Poems by John Keats 
Poems by John Milton 
Poems by Lord Byron 
Poems by Matthew Arnold 
Poems by Percy Blythe Shelley 
Poems by Robert Burns 
Poems by Robert Lewis Stevenson 
Poems by Sir Walter Scott 
Poems by William Wordsworth 
Poems of Hesoid 
Poetry as a Means Of Grace by Charles Osgood 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by James Winny February 28, 2013
Sir Orfeo by Unknown 
Sonnets by William Shakespeare 
Stories and Plays by Anton Chekhov 
Taming of The Shrew and other comedies by William Shakespeare 
Ursule Mirouet and Other Stories by Honore de Balzac


Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank   July 2009
All Creatures Great and Small and others by James Herriot 
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque   August 5, 2013
Amazing Adventures of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton 
American Leonardo by Carleton Mabee 
Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward Bok 
And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov   July 25, 2011
Animal Farm; 1984 by George Orwell 
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy  January 31, 2012
Autobiography by Benvenuto Cellini 
Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt 
Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton 
Barchester Towers and others by Anthony Trollope 
Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni 
Bible in Spain by George Borrows 
Bleak House by Charles Dickens 
Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys by John Buchan 
Borden of Yale by Mrs. Howard Taylor 
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley   November 24, 2012
Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
Burning Bush and others by Sigrid Undset 
Byzantium by Stephen R. Lawhead   November 17, 2001
Cabinet of Antiquities by Honore de Balzac 
Captain Cook's Explorations by James Cook 
Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset 
Charterhouse of Parma and others by Stendahl 
Chivalry and others by James Branch Cabell 
Conquest of Granada by Washington Irving 
Contender by Robert Lipsyte 
Covenant and other historical fiction by James A. Michener 
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
Cripps, the Carrier by Richard Blackmore 
Crisis by Thomas Paine 
Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson 
Cruise of the "Nona" and others by Hilaire Belloc 
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton 
Darwin's Black Box by Michel Behe 
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens  January 15, 2014
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather  March 25, 2013
Death of Ivan Ilyitch by Leo Tolstoy 
Death of the Gods by Dmitri Merejkowski 
Diary & Autobiography of John Adams edited by L. Butterfield 
Diary by David Brainerd 
Diary of a Country Priest and others by George Bernanos   November 18, 2012
Dream Thief by Stephen R. Lawhead 
Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams 
Emma by Jane Austen   December 2007
Erewhon by Samuel Butler   May 16, 2015
Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton 
Every Living Thing by James Herriot 
Experience the Depths of Jesus Christ by Madame Jeanne Guyon 
Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography by Hans Christian Anderson 
Fathers and Sons and others by Ivan Turgenev  September 19, 2014
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway 
Four Voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus 
Foxe's Christian Martyrs by John Foxe, edited by W. Grinton Berry 
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais 
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 
Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck 
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 
Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  January 2, 2014
Green Mansions and others by William H. Hudson 
Heart of Darkness and others by Joseph Conrad 
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton 
House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga, translated by D. H. Lawrence 
House of Seven Gables and others by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry Morton Stanley 
Iceland Fisherman and others by Pierre Loti 
In This Sign by Joanne Greenburg 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte   October 5, 2011
Jerusalem and others by Selma Lagerlof 
Journal by George Fox 
Journal by John Wesley 
Lalla Rookh by Tom Moore 
Lavengro by George Borrows 
Life of Columbus by Washington Irving 
Life of George Washington by Washington Irving 
Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell 
Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy 
Lord Peter and other mysteries by Dorothy Sayers 
Lorna Doone by Richard D. Blackmore 
Man Called Thursday by G. K. Chesterton  August 20, 2014
Martin Chuzzelwitt by Charles Dickens   April 21, 2013
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 
Moby Dick and others by Herman Melville 
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 
My Antonia by Willa Cather   April 17, 2013
My Confession by Leo Tolstoy 
Old Creole Days and others by George Washington Cable 
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway  May 4, 2014
On Walden Pond by Henry David Thoreau   May 18, 2015
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and others by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens 
Paradise War and others in trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead 
Peace Child by Don Richardson 
Pere Goirot by Honore de Balzac 
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain 
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard 
Pillar of Iron and other historical fiction by Taylor Caldwell 
Power & the Glory and other historical fiction by Graham Greene 
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen   October 8, 2013
Prisoner of Zenda and others by Anthony Hope Hawkins 
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz 
Rabble in Arms and others by Kenneth Roberts 
Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson 
Raven: a Biography of Sam Houston and other biographies by Marquis James 
Red and The Black by Stendahl   June 7, 2012
Romany Rye by George Borrows 
Roots of the Mountains by William Morris 
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini   February 2009
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone 
Scott's Last Expedition by Robert Scott 
Sense and Sensibility and others by Jane Austen   July 25, 2015
Servant of Slaves and others by Grace Irwin 
Sevastopol Sketches and others by Leo Tolstoy 
Shadows on the Park by Willa Cather 
Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris 
Snow Goose by Paul Gallico 
Song of the Scaffold by Gertrud von Le Fort 
Tale of the South Downs by Richard Blackmore 
Taliesin and others in series by Stephen R. Lawhead 
Thirty Nine Steps and others by John Buchan   November 2010
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
Tom Jones and others by Henry Fielding 
Travels in Arabian Deserts by Charles Doughty 
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington 
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery   August 8, 2013
Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith   ???? 
Virginians and others by William Makepeace Thackery 
Voyages to the New World by Hakluyt 
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy  August 3, 2014
War of the Worldviews by Gary DeMar 
Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 
Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton 
With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz 
Witness by Whittaker Chambers

Junior Reading Level:

Poems & Anthologies

Arts by Hendrick Willem Van Loon 
Best Novels and Stories by Eugene Rhodes, edited by Dobie 
Idylls of the King and other poetry by Alfred Tennyson 
Lady or the Tiger and Other Stories by Frank Stockton 
McGuffey's Fourth Reader by William McGuffey 
Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare 
Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare   January 2012
Poem of the Cid by unknown 
Poems by Emily Dickinson 
Poems by George Herbert 
Poems by Robert Browning 
Poems by Robert Frost 
Poems by Rudyard Kipling 
Poems by Thomas Gray 
Poems by Thomas Macaulay 
Poems of Horace 
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare  October 13, 2014
Selections from Souvenirs Entymologiques by Henri Fabre 
Song of Roland translated by Dorothy L. Sayers   December 13, 2012
Story of Mankind by Hendrick Willem Van Loon 
Swoop and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse 
Tales by Washington Irving 
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe 
Van Loon’s Geography by Hendrick Willem Van Loon 
Works of Anne Bradstreet edited by Jeannine Hensley


Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt   September 2009
Admiral of the Ocean Sea: Life of Christopher Columbus & others by Samuel E. Morison
Adventures of Richard Hannay and others by John Buchan 
All Men Are Brothers and others by Pearl S. Buck 
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon 
Anne of Green Gables and others by Lucy Maud Montgomery   March 25, 2013
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines 
Beauty by Robin McKinley 
Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant 
Boy Alone and others in the trilogy by Reginald Ottley 
Boy on the Rooftop by Tomas Szabo 
Boy's War by David J. Michell 
Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder   October 2010
Bruchko by Bruce Olson 
Bulfinch's Age of Chivalry by Thomas Bulfinch 
Bulfinch's Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch 
Bulfinch's Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch 
Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare 
Call of the Canyon and others by Zane Gray 
Chase Me, Catch Nobody by Erik Christian Haugaard 
The Chosen by Chaim Potok   September 2010
Christy by Catherine Marshall   October 2010
Chronicles of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters (read 2)
Cider Days by Mary Stolz 
Circuit Rider and others by Edward Eggleston 
Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade 
Day of Pleasure by Isaac Bashevis Singer 
Devil in Print by Mary Drewery 
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 
Flames of Rome by Paul Maier   December 2010
For Love of Jody by Robbie Branscum 
Giants in the Earth and others by O. E. Rolvaag 
Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton 
Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton 
Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacClean 
Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O'Dell 
Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom 
Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien  March 2011
Hoosier School-Boy by Edward Eggleston 
Hoosier Schoolmaster by Edward Eggleston 
Hound of the Baskervilles & others by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   April 17, 2012
House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton 
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn   December 2009
If You Love Me Nothing Else Matters by Patricia St. John 
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon 
In the Hall of the Dragon King & others in the trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead
Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells 
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 
Julius Caesar and other biographies by John Buchan 
King's Fifth by Scott O'Dell 
Leader by Destiny by Jeanette Eaton 
Life of David Crockett by Davey Crockett 
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain 
Likely Lad by Gillian Avery 
Lion's Paw by D. R. Sherman 
Little White Horse and others by Elizabeth Goudge 
Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkein   February 22, 2012
Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   July 2011
Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes    December 15, 2012
Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 
Max's Dream by William Mayne 
Miracle Worker by William Gibson 
Moonstone and others by Wilkie Collins  January 2, 2016 
Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks 
Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman 
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George 
Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupery 
Nikolenka's Childhood by Leo Tolstoy 
O! Pioneers by Willa Cather 
Odyssey of Homer by Barbara Leonie Picard 
Of Courage Undaunted by James Daugherty 
One of Ours by Willa Cather 
Onion John by Joseph Krumgold 
Pictures of Travel in Sweden by Hans Christian Anderson 
Pond by Robert Murphy 
Portable Chaucer by Theodore Morrison   November 15, 2015
Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy 
Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt 
Prospering by Elizabeth George Speare 
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggen 
Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 
Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 
Sarah Bishop by Scott O'Dell 
Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy   February 2009
Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter 
Second Mrs. Giaconda by E. L. Konigsburg 
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather 
Silver Chalice and other historical fiction by Thomas B. Costain 
Slake's Limbo by Felice Holman 
Small Woman by Alan Burgess 
Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis     
Stories of Charlemagne by Jennifer Westwood 
Story of a Bad Boy and others by Thomas Bailey Aldrich 
Streams to the River, River to the Sea by Scott O'Dell 
String in the Harp by Nancy Bond 
Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars 
Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs 
Ten Fingers for God by Dorothy Clarke Wilson 
Tevye the Dairyman by Sholom Aleichem 
Time Enough for Drums by Anne Rinaldi 
Time Machine and others by H. G. Wells  January 11, 2016
To the Tune of a Hickory Stick by Robbie Branscum 
Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes 
Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes 
Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly 
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana 
Valley of the Shadow by Janet Hickman 
Virginian and others by Owen Wister   May 28, 2013
Voyage Round the World by William Dampier 
War of The Worlds by H. G. Wells   March 13, 2012
Watership Down by Richard Adams 
Well at the World's End and others by William Morris 
Whale Song by Robert Siegel 
White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
White Fang by Jack London 
Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare   
Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken 
Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings 
Young Brontes by Mary Louise Jarden

Advanced Literature

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens 
Ben Hur and others by Lew Wallace   October 19, 2012
Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas    August 18, 2013
Blood and Sand by Blasco Ibanez 
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas   March 2006
Four Horsemen of Apocalypse by Blasco Ibanez 
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley   
Fromont Jeune by Alphonse Daudet 
George Trilby by Du Maurier 
Gil Blas by Alain Le Sage 
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 
Greek Way to Western Civilization by Edith Hamilton 
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift   January 3, 2015
Hereward the Wake by Charles Kingsley 
Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott 
King Solomon's Mines and others by Henry Rider Haggard 
Last Days of Pompeii by Lord Edward Bulwar-Lytton 
Legends of the Alhambra by Washington Irving 
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo   January 2009
Lilith by George MacDonald 
Lost Queen of Egypt by Lucile Morrison 
Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson 
Middlemarch by George Eliot   August 2007 & June 23, 2013
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Bowen 
Mythology by Edith Hamilton 
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens 
Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman 
Pilgrim's Progress and others by John Bunyan 
Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson 
Quatre-Vingt-Treize by Victor Hugo 
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott 
Roman Way to Western Civilization by Edith Hamilton 
Sanders of the River and others by Edgar Wallace 
Silas Marner and others by George Eliot 
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 
Taking of the Bastille by Alexandre Dumas 
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens   April 2012
Talisman by Sir Walter Scott 
Tartarin by Alphonse Daudet 
Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas   April 1, 2012
Travels by Marco Polo 
Travels in Africa by Mungo Park 
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas 
Whites and The Blues by Alexandre Dumas 
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte  February 1, 2014

Elementary Reading Level:

Poems & Anthologies

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
Beowulf, the Warrior by Ian Serraillier
Best-Loved Poems of the American People selected by Hazel Felleman
Blue Fairy Book and others by Andrew Lang, illustrated by H. J. Ford RA
Book of Americans by Rosemary & Stephen V. Benet
Book of Virtues by William Bennett
Cautionary Tales for Children by Hilaire Belloc
Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens
Child’s Geography of the World by V. M. Hillyer
Child’s History of Art by V. M. Hillyer
Child’s History of the World by V. M. Hillyer
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson RA
Favorite Poems Old and New by Helen Ferris
Hero Tales by Dave and Neta Jackson
Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Walter Crane RA
John Gilpin’s Ride by William Cowper
Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon
LuLu’s Library and other short story anthologies by Louisa May Alcott
McGuffey’s Second and Third Reader by William McGuffey RA
Moral Compass by William Bennett
Myths of the World by Padraic Colum
Perrault’s Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault RA
Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, illustrated by Kate Greenaway
Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich and others by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Sketch Book by Washington Irving
Song of Hiawatha and other poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Stories of Great Americans by Edward Eggleston
Story of the Greeks and others by H. A. Guerber
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne RA
Treasury of Children’s Literature by Armand Eisen 
Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne RA
Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle


Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Gray
Adventures of Mabel by Harry Thurston Peck
Adventures of Tintin by Herge
Adventures of Ulysses by Charles Lamb
Aeneid for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church
Aldo Applesauce by Johanna Hurwitz
Alexander the Great by John Gunther
Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll RA
All Sail Set and others by Armstrong Sperry 
America's Paul Revere by Esther Forbes 
Arabian Nights translated by Edward Lane RA
Archimedes & the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick 
Aristotle, Dean of Early Science by Glanville Downey & other Immortals of Science biographies 
At the Back of the North Wind and others by George MacDonald RA
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster 
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit 
Beauty and the Beast by Charles Lamb RA
Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour V. Reit 
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson 
Bevis by Richard Jefferies 
Big Day For Scepters by Stephen Krensky 
Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard 
Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck 
Birth of Rome by Laura Orvieto 
Black Beauty: the Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell 
Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff 
Black Stallion and others by Walter Farley 
Blue Willow by Doris Gates 
Book of Cowboys by Will James 
Book of Three and others by Lloyd Alexander 
Borrowers and others by Mary Norton 
Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter by Padriac Colum 
Boy's Life of Edison by William Meadowcroft 
Brady by Jean Fritz 
Bright April by Marguerite de Angeli 
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry 
Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare 
Buffalo Knife by William O. Steele 
By Pike and Dike: a Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G. A. Henty 
Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz   January 12, 2015
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink 
Calico Bush by Rachel Field 
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry 
Call of the Wild by Jack London 
Canterbury Tales retold by G. McCaughrean 
Canyon Winter by Walt Morey 
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham 
Cattle Brands by Andy Adams 
Charlemagne and the Twelve Peers of France by Alfred J. Church 
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White 
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth 
Children of Odin by Padraic Colum 
Children's Homer by Padraic Colum 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming 
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis  March 27, 2014
Cricket in Times Square by George Selden 
Daniel Boone and other biographies by James Daugherty 
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary 
Destination Moon by James Irwin 
Dobry by Monica Shannon 
Doctor's Boy by Karin Anckarsvard 
Dog on Barkham Street by Mary Stoltz 
Doll's House by Rumer Godden 
Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli 
Dragon Slayer by Rosemary Sutcliff 
Dvora's Journey by Marge Blaine 
Eagle of the Ninth and other historical fiction by Rosemary Sutcliff 
Early Thunder and others by Jean Fritz 
Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden 
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl 
Far Frontier by William O. Steele 
Five Children & It by Edith Nesbit 
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and others by Margaret Sidney 
Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield 
For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem & others by G. A. Henty 
Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright 
Freedom to Dream by Cynthia Blair 
From Anna by Jean Little 
Further Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof 
Gathering of Days by Joan Blos 
Gentle Ben by Walt Morey 
George Washington's World and other histories by Genevieve Foster 
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes 
God Made Them Great by John Tallach 
Golden Fleece by Padriac Colum 
Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 
Golden Key by George MacDonald 
Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright 
Good Master by Kate Seredy 
Grandfather's Chair by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Great Brain and others by John Fitzgerald 
Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl 
Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit 
Hakon of Rogen's Saga and others by Erik Christian Haugaard 
Hannah by Gloria Whelan 
Henry Huggins and other Henry books by Beverly Cleary 
Henry Reed, Inc. by Keith Robertson 
Heroes of Asgard by A. & E. Keary 
Home of the Sailor by Rumer Godden 
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey 
House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne RA 
House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert de Jong 
Huguenot Garden: A Children's Story of Faith by Douglas Jones 
One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith 
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth de Trevino 
Iliad for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church 
In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by G. A. Henty 
In Grandma's Attic & others by Arleta Richardson 
Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford 
Ink on His Fingers & other hero tales of the Reformation by Louise Vernon 
John Treegate's Musket and others in the series by Leonard Wibberley 
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes 
Journey from Peppermint Street by Meindert de Jong 
Journey to America by Sonia Levitin 
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 
Jungle Doctor and others by Paul White 
Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry 
Kateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk Maid by Evelyn Brown 
Kildee House by Rutherford George Montgomery 
King of the Golden River by John Ruskin 
King of the Wind and others by Marguerite Henry 
King Without a Shadow by R. C. Sproul 
Lad: a Dog and others by Albert Payson Terhune 
Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty 
Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight 
Legend of the Cid by Robert Convoy Goldston 
Little Britches: Father & I Were Ranchers and others by Ralph Moody 
Little Fishes by Erik Christian Haugaard 
Little House in the Big Woods and others by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock 
Little Lord Flauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams 
Lone Cowboy by Will James 
Lone Journey by Jeanette Eaton 
Lost Princess by George MacDonald 
Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsey 
Magic Summer by Noel Streatfeild 
Magical Melons by Carol Brink 
Many Moons by James Thurber 
Mary Poppins and others by Pamela L. Travers 
Master Cornhill by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 
Master Skylark by John Bennett 
Medal of Honor Heroes by Colonel Red Reeder 
Mine for Keeps by Jean Little 
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen 
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower by Rumer Godden 
Moffats by Eleanor Estes 
Moth Manor by Martha Bacon 
Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates 
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater 
Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson 
Mr. Small and others by Lois Lenski 
Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien 
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and others by Betty MacDonald 
My Daniel by Pam Conrad 
My Indian Boyhood by Luther Standing Bear 
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George 
Myths of the World by Padraic Colum 
National Velvet by Enid Begnold 
Niko, Sculptor's Apprentice by Isabelle Lawrence 
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
Odysseus the Wanderer by Aubrey De Selincourt 
Odyssey for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church 
Old Bones The Wonder Horse by Mildred Mastin Pace 
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson 
Outlet by Andy Adams 
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat 
Paul Bunyan and His Blue Ox by Wallace Wadsworth 
Paul Bunyan by James Stevens Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Wallace 
Perilous Road by William O. Steele 
Peter Pan by James Barrie 
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 
Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit 
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (children's version) 
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi   January 27, 2015
Pippi Longstocking and others by Astrid Lindgren 
Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter 
Prairie Boy's Summer by William Kurelek 
Prairie Boy's Winter by William Kurelek 
Prairie School by Lois Lenski 
Princess and Curdie by George McDonald 
Princess and the Goblin by George McDonald 
Problem With Pulcifer by Florence Parry Heide 
Proud Taste for Scarlet & Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg 
Pushcart War by Jean Merrill 
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson 
Railway Children by Edith Nesbit 
Rainbow Garden by Patricia St. John 
Rascal by Sterling North 
Rescuers series by Margery Sharp 
Return to Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright 
Ride the West Wind by Barbara Chamberlain 
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor 
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer 
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan 
Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright 
Secret at Pheasant Cottage by Patricia St. John 
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
Seven Years From Home by Rose Blue 
Seventeenth Swap by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 
Shadrack by Meindert de Jong 
Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare 
Silver Chief: Dog of the North and others by Jack O'Brien 
Singing Tree by Kate Seredy 
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan 
Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James 
Sounder by William Armstrong 
Spiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Enright 
Star of Light by Patricia St. John 
Story of Dr. Doolittle and others by Hugh Lofting RA 
Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden 
Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French 
Strawberry Girl and others by Lois Lenski 
Striped Ships by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 
Stuart Little by E. B. White 
Swallows & Amazons and others by Arthur Ransome 
Sword and the Sundial by Phyllis Prokop 
Swords of the Vikings by Julia Davis Adams 
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb RA 
Tales from the Arabian Nights by H. J. Dawood 
Tales of the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang 
Tales of Troy and Greece by Andrew Lang 
Tales of Uncle Remus retold by Julius Lester 
Tanglewood Secrets by Patricia St. John 
Thee, Hannah by Marguerite de Angeli 
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright 
They Shall Be Mine by John Tallach 
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright 
This Dear Bought Land by Jean Lee Latham 
Three Children and Shakespeare by Anne Terry White 
Three Go Searching by Patricia St. John 
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll RA 
Time at the Top by Edward Ormondroyd 
To Catch a Golden Ring by Marilyn Donahue 
Tough Winter by Robert Lawson 
Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John 
Trial by Poison and other Trailblazer books by Dave and Neta Jackson 
Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White 
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 
Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty 
Twenty One Balloons by William Pene DuBois 
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John 
Uncle Remus and others by Joel Chandler Harris RA 
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher 
Viking Tales by Jeannie Hall 
Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse 
Voyage to Freedom by David Gay 
Way Things Work by David Macaulay 
Wharton & the Castaways by Russell Erickson 
What Katy Did and others by Susan Coolidge 
Wheel on the School by Meindert de Jong 
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 
Where the River Begins by Patricia St. John 
White Stag by Kate Seredy 
Why the Chisholm Trail Forks by Andy Adams 
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame RA 
Winged Watchman and others by Hilda Van Stockum 
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne RA 
Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof 
Wonderful Wizard of Oz and others by Frank Baum 
Yankee Doodle's Cousins by Anne Malcomson 
Year of the Black Pony and others by Walt Morey 
Young Carthaginian, A Story of the Times of Hannibal by G. A. Henty

Advanced Literature

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
Boy's King Arthur by Sidney Lanier 
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling 
Complete Peterkin Papers by Lucretia Hale 
Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens 
Freckles by Gene Statton Porter 
Girl of the Limberlost and others by Gene Statton Porter 
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge 
Heidi by Joanna Spyri 
Heroes by Charles Kingsley 
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates and others by Howard Pyle 
Indispensible Information for Infants by Owen Wister 
Jim Davis by John Masefield 
Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling RA 
Kidnapped and others by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Wyeth 
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 
Last of the Mohicans and others by James Fenimore Cooper 
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 
Little Women and others by Louisa May Alcott 
Main-Travelled Roads and others by Hamlin Garland 
Masterman Ready by Frederick Marryat 
Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle 
Mr. Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat 
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle 
Penrod and others by Booth Tarkington 
Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle 
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss 
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Wyeth 
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and others by Jules Verne 
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
Water Babies by Charles Kingsley RA 
Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley 
Willis the Pilot by Johann Wyss


  1. I started Quo Vadis last night and got through the first 50 + pages. I closed the book. This is not worth my reading time. Once I read that a slave girl who is hopelessly in love with Petronius clings to and kisses his marble statue in the tepidarium ( most highly ornamented room in baths)...that was enough for me. Ridiculous. I'll watch the movie (1951) with D. Kerr, R. Taylor and Peter Ustinov instead.... I just wanted to give you an update!

    1. LOL! Thank you, Nancy, for my first laugh of the day! Isn't that like a teenager kissing her pillow? ;-)

      Shall we make a deal? I'll read it one day and let you know if it's worth it. There must be something about it that has made it stand the test of time.

      Thanks for the update!

  2. Deal! I'll just watch the movie....Ustinov is always good.