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.

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The Phantom Tollbooth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Juster, Norton; Feiffer, Jules (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Juster
Description:

Milo travels through the Phantom Tollbooth into a strange land with even stranger characters.

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 Secret Garden
Artist/Author/Cast:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Tudor, Tasha (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Burnett
Description:

The discovery of a hidden, overgrown garden helps change the lives of two unhealthy, spoiled children.

Treasure Island
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stevenson, Robert Louis; Dillard, R. H. W. (Introduction by)
Call Number:
JF/YP F Stevenson
Description:

A boy finds a mysterious map and goes on a dangerous adventure filled with mutinous pirates and buried treasure.

The Velveteen Rabbit
Artist/Author/Cast:
Williams, Margery; Jorgensen, David (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Bianco
Description:

A little toy rabbit lives in the nursery with the other stuffed animals and wants to become real.

Where the Red Fern Grows
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rawls, Wilson
Call Number:
JF/YP F Rawls
Description:

For Billy and his dogs, glory and victory are close by, and so is the miracle of the red fern.

The Wind in the Willows
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grahame, Kenneth; Rackham, Arthur (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Grahame
Description:

Join Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger on their adventures on the banks of a river in the English countryside.

The Wizard of Oz
Artist/Author/Cast:
Baum, L. Frank; Zwerger, Lisbeth
Call Number:
JF Baum
Description:

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion travel to see a great wizard.

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