Classic Fiction for Children

A classic is a book with staying power: memorable characters and the power to touch many generations. The influence of classic books can still be seen in the writing of today. Some of the best-known and beloved classic titles appear on this list.

A Cricket in Times Square
Artist/Author/Cast:
Selden, George; Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Selden
Description:

In a New York City subway station, Chester Cricket and his friends try to rescue their human friend's struggling newsstand.

Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carroll, Lewis; Zimmermann, Antonie (Translator); Tenniel, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF/YP F Carroll
Description:

Alice experiences unusual adventures after falling down a rabbit hole.

Anne of Green Gables
Artist/Author/Cast:
Montgomery, L. M.
Call Number:
JF/YP F Montgomery
Description:

Instead of the boy they requested to help around the farm, the Cuthberts get Anne, an imaginative, redheaded, orphan girl.

Black Beauty
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sewell, Anna
Call Number:
JF Sewell
Description:

A horse tells the story of his life.

Caddie Woodlawn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brink, Carol Ryrie; Hyman, Trina Schart (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Brink
Description:

Meet redheaded Caddie, a pioneer girl who loves to have adventures with her brothers.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Dahl
Description:

Charlie finds a gold ticket that lets him into a world of chocolate and fantastic inventions.

Charlotte's Web
Artist/Author/Cast:
White, E. B.; Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF White
Description:

Wilbur, a runty pig, becomes a celebrity with the help of some very special friends.

Five Children and It
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nesbit, E.; Millar, H. R. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Nesbit
Description:

The last thing five children expect to find while digging in the sand is a Psammead--an ancient Sand-fairy!

Freddy the Detective
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brooks, Walter R.; Wiese, Kurt (Illustrator); Wiese, Kurt (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Brooks
Description:

Freddy the pig does some detective work in order to solve the mystery of a missing toy train.

Heidi
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spyri, Johanna
Call Number:
JF Spyri
Description:

Heidi has to leave her beloved grandfather to be a companion to the crippled child of a rich family.

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