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.

Homer Price
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCloskey, Robert (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF McCloskey
Description:

Homer Price has quite a few adventures even though he is a small-town boy.

Little House in the Big Woods
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wilder, Laura Ingalls; Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Wilder
Description:

Four-year-old Laura lives with her pioneer family in a snug log house in the Wisconsin woods.

Little Women
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alcott, Louisa May; Gray, M. E. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF/YP F Alcott
Description:

The story of four different and wonderful sisters growing up in New England during the Civil War.

Mary Poppins
Artist/Author/Cast:
Travers, P. L.; Shepard, Mary (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Travers
Description:

Magical Mary Poppins is the best nanny ever.

Peter Pan
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barrie, J. M.; Gustafson, Scott (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Barrie
Description:

The exciting adventures of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in Never Never Land, the home of Peter Pan.

Pippi Longstocking
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lindgren, Astrid; Lamborn, Florence (Translator); Glanzman, Louis S. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Lindgren
Description:

The story of a nine-year-old redhead with superhuman strength who lives by herself in Villa Villekula.

The Borrowers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Norton, Mary; Krush, Beth (Illustrator); Krush, Joe (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Norton
Description:

The adventures of tiny people who survive by "borrowing" things from the owners of the mansion they live in.

The House at Pooh Corner
Artist/Author/Cast:
Milne, A. A.; Shepard, Ernest H. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Milne
Description:

Who can resist the adventures of Christopher Robin, his forest friends and most of all, Winnie-the-Pooh?

The Hundred Dresses
Artist/Author/Cast:
Estes, Eleanor; Slobodkin, Louis (Illustrator); Estes, Helena (Contribution by)
Call Number:
JF Estes
Description:

Wanda wears the same faded dress to school every day but claims to have a hundred dresses at home.

The Jungle Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rowe, John (Editor); Kipling, Rudyard
Call Number:
JF Kipling
Description:

The story of a boy who is reared by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.

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