Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia are left in the care of a grim governess when Bonnie's parents leave on a sea voyage.
Alcott, Louisa May
Tells the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters and their mother in nineteenth century New England.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper trains his twelve pet penguins to become stage sensations. (Awards)
Barrie, J. M.
The adventures of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up, in Never-Never Land.
Baum, L. Frank
The Wizard of Oz
After a cyclone, Dorothy finds herself in the land of Oz where she seeks out the great wizard hoping he can return her to Kansas.
Bianco, Margery Williams
More than anything else, the Velveteen Rabbit wants to become real, just like the wild rabbits he's seen hopping in the woods.
A Bear Called Paddington
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.
Brink, Carol Ryrie
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. (Awards)
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
The Secret Garden
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Burnford, Sheila Every
The Incredible Journey
A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
Daugherty, James Henry
Traces the life of the colonial pioneer, hunter, and woodsman, from his youth in the Pennsylvania wilderness to his adventures exploring the frontier, especially the land called Kentucky. (Awards)
De Jong, Meindert
The Wheel on the School
The school children of a small fishing village in Holland search for a wheel to put on the roof of their school so that storks will nest there and bring good luck to the town. (Awards)
Du Bois, William Pene
The Twenty-One Balloons
A retired math teacher traveling by balloon crashes on the island of Krakatoa, shortly before it explodes. (Awards)
The Hundred Dresses
Wanda, in response to the taunts of her classmates because she only wears one dress to school, tells them that she has a hundred dresses at home. (Awards)
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
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A doll named Hitty recounts her adventures as she moves through a continually changing string of owners. (Awards)
A little girl, who wants most of all to have a real home and to go to and a regular school, hopes that the valley her family has come to, which so resembles the patter on her treasured blue willow plate, will be their permanent home. (Awards)
George, Jean Craighead
My Side of the Mountain
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship. (Awards)
A stray dog is adopted by a frontier family. (Awards)
The Wind in the Willows
Escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside.
Rip Van Winkle
A man sleeps for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains and wakes to a much-changed world.
The Jungle Book
Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle.
The Just So Stories
Twelve stories about animals and insects including How the Camel Got His Hump; How the First Letter was Written, and How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin.
Lassie Come Home
A collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to once again meet her former master at the school gate.
Lewis, C. S.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia.
Escapades of an unusual little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey, but without any parents.
Doctor Doolittle: A Treasury
An introduction to Doctor Doolittle's world of animals, including selections from eight of Lofting's books about him, and many of the author's original drawings.
MacDonald, Betty Bard
From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases asWon't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.
Milne, A. A.
The adventures of Christopher Robin, Pooh Bear, Piglet and Eeyore.
Miniature people live in an old country house and borrow things from the humans.
Forty-nine whimsical and humorous stories.
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.
Cricket in Times Square
A country cricket falls into a picnic basket and ends up in New York City. (Awards)
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for a wheelchair-bound disabled girl in Frankfurt, Germany.
Travers, P. L.
The wind brings four English children a new nanny who slides up the banister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.
White, E. B.
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The story of Wilbur, the pig, smallest of the litter, who is raised by the farmer's daughter, and who finds a friend in Charlotte, the spider. (Awards)
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The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie
Laura and her pioneer family struggle against hardships on the Kansas frontier, including a prairie fire, a grasshopper invasion, and a blizzard.
Swiss Family Robinson
The fortunes of a family struggling to survive after being shipwrecked on an island with abundant plant and animal life.