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Classics for Young People

Books listed are at least 50 years old. Many titles are also found in the J and/or Y paperback areas and in the adult collection. Please check the catalog for complete holdings. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Children’s Fiction (J)


Atwater Mr. Popper's Penguins
Barrie Peter Pan
Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Bishop Twenty and Ten
Brink Caddie Woodlawn
Brooks Freddy the Detective
Burnett The Secret Garden
Butterworth The Enormous Egg
Carlson The Family Under the Bridge
Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Cleary Henry Huggins
Collodi Pinocchio
De Angeli The Door in the Wall
De Jong Shadrach
Dodge Hans Brinker, or, The Silver Skates
Du Bois The Twenty-one Balloons
Eager Half Magic
Edmonds The Matchlock Gun
Enright Gone-Away Lake
Estes The Moffats
Farley The Black Stallion
Field Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Fisher Understood Betsy
Gates Blue Willow
Grahame The Wind in the Willows
Gruelle Raggedy Andy Stories
Haywood "B" is for Betsy
Henry Misty of Chincoteague
Irving Rip Van Winkle
Kipling The Jungle Book
Knight Lassie Come-Home
Lawson Rabbit Hill
Lewis The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lindgren Pippi Longstocking
Lofting The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Lovelace Betsy-Tacy
McCloskey Homer Price
McSwigan Snow Treasure
Milne Winnie-the-Pooh
Nesbit Five Children and It
Norton The Borrowers
Pearce Tom's Midnight Garden
Salten Bambi: A Life in the Woods
Sewell Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
Smith The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Streatfeild Theatre Shoes
Taylor All-of-a-Kind Family
Thurber The 13 Clocks
Travers Mary Poppins
Warner The Boxcar Children
White Charlotte's Web
Wilder Little House in the Big Woods

Junior High Fiction (Y)


Alcott Little Women    (Also in J Fiction)
Bagnold National Velvet
Bronte Jane Eyre
Daly Seventeenth Summer
Dickens Oliver Twist
Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Forbes Johnny Tremain
Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
London The Call of the Wild
McCullers The Member of the Wedding
Montgomery Anne of Green Gables    (Also in J Fiction)
O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins
O'Hara My Friend Flicka
Poe The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Rawlings The Yearling
Shelley Frankenstein
Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Steinbeck The Red Pony
Stevenson Treasure Island
Stoker Dracula
Swift Gulliver's Travels
Tolkien The Hobbit    (Also in J Fiction)
Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer    (Also in J Fiction)
Verne Around the World in 80 Days
Webster Daddy-Long-Legs
Wells The Time Machine    (Y paperback only)
White The Sword in the Stone
Wyss The Swiss Family Robinson

Last Updated: 3/11

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