Classics


Aiken, Joan
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 
JUV A2883.w (sound recording)

Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia are left in the care of a grim governess when Bonnie's parents leave on a sea voyage. 2012.


Gerver, Jane (adaptation)
Little Women 
JUV A35.lw

Tells the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters and their mother in nineteenth century New England. Adapted in 1999.


Atwater, Richard
Mr. Popper's Penguins 
JUV A889.m Awards

Mr. Popper trains his twelve pet penguins to become stage sensations. 1938.


Barrie, J. M. 
Peter Pan 
JUV B274.p1

The adventures of Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up, in Never-Never Land. 1950.


Baum, L. Frank
The Wizard of Oz 
JUV 398.4.B3267w

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. 1992.


Bianco, Margery Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit 
JUV B4665.v

More than anything else, the Velveteen Rabbit wants to become real, just like the wild rabbits he's seen hopping in the woods. 1960s.


Bond, Michael
A Bear Called Paddington 
JUV B6406.b

A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family. 1960.


Brink, Carol Ryrie
Caddie Woodlawn 
JUV B77.c Awards

The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. 1935.


Burnett, Frances Hodgson
The Secret Garden 
JUV B93.se

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. 1987.


Burnford, Sheila
The Incredible Journey 
JUV B9315.i

A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family. 1961.


Carroll, Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
JUV D663.a

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters. 1999.


Daugherty, James Henry
Daniel Boone
JUV B.B644Dd Awards

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. 1939.


De Jong, Meindert
The Wheel on the School 
JUV D3646.wh Awards

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. 1954.


Du Bois, William Pène
The Twenty-One Balloons  
JUV D8506.tw Awards

A retired math teacher traveling by balloon crashes on the island of Krakatoa, shortly before it explodes. 1947. 


Estes, Eleanor
The Hundred Dresses 
JUV E793.h Awards

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. 1944.


Field, Rachel
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years 
JUV ME COLL F454.h Awards

A doll named Hitty recounts her adventures as she moves through a continually changing string of owners. 1929.


Gates, Doris
Blue Willow  
JUV G219.b 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. 1968.


George, Jean Craighead
My Side of the Mountain 
JUV G2892.m Awards

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. 1988.


Gipson, Fred
Old Yeller 
JUV G4365.o Awards

A stray dog is adopted by a frontier family. 1956.


Grahame, Kenneth
The Wind in the Willows 
JUV G762.w

Escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside. 1940.


Irving, Washington
Rip Van Winkle 
JUV 817.24.R14

A man sleeps for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains and wakes to a much-changed world. 1984.


Kipling, Rudyard
The Jungle Book 
JUV K62.j

Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle. 1991.


Kipling, Rudyard
Just So Stories 
JUV K62.ju

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. 1952.


Knight, Eric
Lassie Come-Home 
JUV 636.78.K744l

A collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to once again meet her former master at the school gate. 1940.


Lewis, C. S.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 
JUV L5807.l

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia. 1994. 


Lindgren, Astrid
Pippi Longstocking  
JUV L6409.p

Escapades of an unusual little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey, but without any parents. 1977.


Lofting, Hugh
Doctor Doolittle: A Treasury 
JUV L825.d13

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. 1967.


MacDonald, Betty Bard
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle 
JUV M139.m

From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis. 1957.


Milne, A. A.
Winnie-the-Pooh 
JUV M633.w

The adventures of Christopher Robin, Pooh Bear, Piglet and Eeyore. 1961.


Norton, Mary
The Borrowers 
JUV N8183.b

Miniature people live in an old country house and borrow things from the humans. 1953.


Sandburg, Carl
Rootabaga Stories 
JUV S213.r

Forty-nine whimsical and humorous stories. 1923.


Sewell, Anna
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse 
JUV S516.b

A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. 1945.


Selden, George
The Cricket in Times Square 
JUV T3736.c Awards

A country cricket falls into a picnic basket and ends up in New York City. 1960.


Spyri, Johanna
Heidi  
JUV S77.h

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. 1922.


Travers, P. L.
Mary Poppins
JUV T6975.m

The wind brings four English children a new nanny who slides up the banister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences. 1962.


White, E. B.
Charlotte's Web 
JUV ME COLL W5862.c Awards

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. 1980.

White, E. B.
Stuart Little  
JUV ME COLL W5862.s

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. 1973.


Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie 
JUV W64045.li

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire. 1981.


Wyss, Johann
The Swiss Family Robinson 
JUV W99.s

The fortunes of a family struggling to survive after being shipwrecked on an island with abundant plant and animal life. 1947.