Children’s Classics

I came across this list here and thought it would be fun to read through these books (although there will be no time limit).

*Rackham: Aesop’s Fables

*Alcott: Little Women

*Anderson: Anderson’s Fairy Tales

*Ballantyne: The Coral Island

*Barrie: Peter Pan (read 2009)

*Baum: The Wizard of Oz (read 2010)

*Burnett: The Little Princess (read 2010)

*Burnett: The Secret Garden (read 2010)

*Carroll: Alice in Wonderland (read 2010)

*Collodi: Pinocchio

*Coolidge: What Katy Did (read 2010)

*Coolidge: What Katy Did Next and What Katy Did at School

*Dickens: A Christmas Carol (read 2008)

*Gilbert: Robin Hood

*Grahame: The Wind in the Willows

*Grimm: Grimm Fairytales (read 2010)

*Haggard: King Solomon’s Mines

*Hughes: Tom Brown’s Schooldays

*Jacobs: Irish Fairy Tales

*Kingsly: The Water Babies

*Kipling: The Jungle Book

*Lamb: Tales of Shakespeare

*Lang: Tales From King Arthur

*Lang: Tales from Troy and Greece

*Lear: Complete Nonsense

*Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables

*Nesbit: The Enchanted Castle

*Nesbit: Five Children and It

*Nesbit: The Railway Children

*Porter: Pollyanna (read 2010)

*Rackham: Mother Goose

*Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince

*Sewell: Black Beauty

*Spyri: Heidi

*Stevenson: A Child’s Garden of Verses

*Stevenson: Kidnapped

*Stevenson: Treasure Island

*Wiggin: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

*Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Stories

*Wyss: The Swiss Family Robinson

*English Fairy Tales

I recently came across a new and longer list of Children’s Classics, which I thought I would add to this page as well as it still seems like a fun challenge to undertake over the next few years. Here is the list I found from Children’s Classic Books:

*Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain – 1884

*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain – 1876 (read 2010)

*Aesop’s Fables – (Translation) – 1484

*Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll – 1865 (read 2010)

*Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery – 1908

*Arabian Nights or One Thousand and One Nights

*At the Back of the North Wind – George MacDonald – 1871

*Black Beauty – Anna Sewell – 1877

*The Blue Fairy Book – Andrew Lang – 1889

*The Call of the Wild – Jack London – 1903

*The Children of the New Forest – Frederick Marryat – 1847

*The Coral Island – R. M. Ballantyne – 1857

*David Copperfield – Charles Dickens – 1850

*Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Andersen – 1846

*Five Children and It – E. Nesbit – 1902

*Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm – 1823 (read 2010)

*Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift – 1726

*Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates – Mary Mapes Dodge – 1865

*The Happy Prince and Other Tales – Oscar Wilde – 1888

*Heidi – Johanna Spyri – 1884

*Ivanhoe – Walter Scott – 1819

*A Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne – 1864

*Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson – 1886

*Little Women – Louisa May Alcott – 1868

*The Lost World – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – 1912

*The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle – 1883

*Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie – 1904 (read 2009)

*Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi – 1891

*The Princess and the Goblin – George MacDonald – 1871

*The Railway Children – E. Nesbit – 1906

*Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe – 1719

*The Story of the Treasure Seekers – E. Nesbit – 1899

*The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other tales – Beatrix Potter – 1902

*The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas, père – 1844

*Through the Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll – 1871

*Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson – 1883

*Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea – Jules Verne – 1870

*White Fang – Jack London – 1906

7 comments

  1. Excellent List! I started my daughter on Little House Picture Books when she was 6, then the Little House little chapter books when she was 7. They were hard to find but worth it for the transition. I hope to do the Laura Wilder Little House on the Prairie collection when she is 8.5/9.

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