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My selection of readings for children and teenagers...

This is a space that motivates and inspires me a lot as a mother and from my inner child. Take a tour of the classic and universal books of all time. These readings provide great lessons from its clever narrative.

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Here I give you my selection of readings of all time for children and teenagers. They are listed in alphabetical order of title. Some summaries were taken from the original summary of the book and the minority of the summaries were taken from other sources of information.

1. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Get the book

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!”

With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience.

It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—and will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.

With a heartwarming account of Dickens’ first reading of the Carol, and a biographical sketch.

2. Aesop's fables, by Aesop. Get the book

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Revive your childhood wonder and fascination with the most exquisitely illustrated edition of Aesop’s Fables to hit the market in years—featuring breathtaking original artwork by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore!

The most well known and well loved of Aesop’s Fables have been brought to life with NYT #1 bestselling illustrator Charles Santore’s beloved and breathtaking artwork. These classic and captivating tales help to illustrate basic moral issues through the amazing artwork and simple stories we all know and love.

3. Alice in Wonderland Collection: All Four Books, by Lewis Carroll. Get the collection

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This collection was published by Enhanced Media Publishing, 2016. It contains the following titles:

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. First published in 1865.

- Alice Through the Looking Glass. First Published in 1871 as Through the Looking Glass and What Alice found there.

- The Hunting of the Snark. First published in 1876.

- Alice's Adventures Underground. First published in 1864.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland). It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

4. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Get the book

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I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one. When the kind and imaginative seven-year-old Sara Crewe reaches Miss Minchin s Select Seminary for Young Ladies with her papa, she doesn t quite like it. I don t like it, papa, she said. But then I dare say soldiers even brave ones don t really like going into battle. The apple of her father s eye, Sara has all the privileges at the seminary and is treated with special care. Soon enough, she befriends her classmates and is nicknamed a princess , which she often pretends to be. But just after her eleventh birthday, when the news of her father s death arrives, everything changes. Will Sara Crewe's imagination help her cope up with the loss and hardships? One of the all-time children s novels, Frances Hodgson Burnett s A Little Princess is a remarkable story. It has been adapted for films, theatre, musicals, and television, and continues to remain popular more than a century after its publication.

5. Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery. Get the book

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Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents' deaths, she's bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting.

She's a mischievous, talkative redheaded girl with a fierce temper, who tumbles into one scrape after another. Anne is not like anybody else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special, a girl with an enormous imagination. All she's ever wanted is to belong somewhere. And the longer she stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for anyone to imagine life without her.

6. A Wrinkel in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle. Get the book

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It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

7. Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild. Get the book

Pauline, Petrova, and Posy love their quiet life together. They are orphans who have been raised as sisters, and when their new family needs money, the girls want to help. They decide to join the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training to earn their keep. Each girl works hard following her dream. Pauline is destined for the movies. Posy is a born dancer. And Petrova? She finds she'd rather be a pilot than perform a pirouette.

This beautiful children's classic is perfect for girls who love to dream about ballet, friendship, and finding their own special talents. Adult readers may remember them as the "Shoes" books from You've Got Mail!

8. Bambi, by Felix Salten. Get the book

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“Bambi, a Life in the Woods” is a 1923 novel by Austrian author Felix Salten. The story follows the life of a dear called Bambi from his birth, through his childhood and the death of his mother, to finding a mate, learning his father’s lessons, and discovering the dangers posed by human beings. This charming and timeless children’s story would make for perfect bedtime reading and is not to be missed by collectors of classic children’s literature. Felix Salten (1869 – 1945) was an Austrian author and critic. Other notable works by this author include: “Der Gemeine” (1899), “A Forest World” (1942), and “Renni the Rescuer” (1940).

9. Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell. Get the book

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Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect.

10. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. Get the book

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Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

11. Clifford Collection, by Norman Bridwell. Get the collection

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This collection contains six classic stories that were originally published beginning in 1963. This book includes: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford at the Circus, Clifford Gets a Job, Clifford Takes a Trip, Clifford's Good Deeds, and Clifford's Tricks. Also included in the book is an original letter from Norman Bridwell to the reader, information about the creation of Clifford--including an image of Norman's 1962 painting that inspired the Clifford series.

12. Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, by Brother's Grimn. Get the book

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This elegant edition of Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites--Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Cap, and many more--in their original versions. With specially designed end papers, a genuine leather cover, and other enhancements, it's the perfect gift for anyone looking to build a complete home library.

13. Complete Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. Get the collection

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All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is “The Tallow Candle”—one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! A great book of bedtime stories or for rainy day reading, as there are both short and long anecdotes included. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures you’ll never lose your place as you wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time. Curl up with this collection of classics and lose yourself in childhood memories.

14. Doctor Dolittle. Complete Collecction, by Hugh Lofting. Get the collection

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Journey into the world of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with animals. Working with original author Hugh Lofting’s son, these books have been fully updated for the modern reader, all while retaining the full charm of the originals.

Rediscover the children’s literature classic with this gorgeous paperback boxed set!

- This collectible boxed set includes:

- The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

- The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (which inspired the upcoming movie starring Robert Downey Jr.).

- Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office.

- Doctor Dolittle’s Circus.

- Doctor Dolittle’s Caravan.

- Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary.

- Doctor Dolittle’s Zoo.

- Doctor Dolittle’s Puddleby Adventures.

- Doctor Dolittle’s Garden.

- Doctor Dolittle in the Moon.

- Doctor Dolittle’s Return.

- Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake.

- Gub Gub’s Book.

15. Goodnight Mister Tom, by Michelle Magorian. Get the book

Winner of the 1982 IRA Children's Book Award

London is poised on the brink of World War II. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech--the abused child of a single mother--is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr. Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son.

‘A small, timid refugee from wartime London—and from a sadistic mother—and a lonely villager who has reluctantly accepted the child form a bond of love and trust that is deeply touching.

16. Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Get the book

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Gulliver's misadventures begin when he is first shipwrecked, then abandoned, then attacked by strangers, then attacked by his own crew. Gulliver's attitude hardens as the book progresses. Throughout, Gulliver is presented as being gullible; he believes what he is told, never perceives deeper meanings, is an honest man, and expects others to be honest. This makes for fun and irony; what Gulliver says can be trusted to be accurate, and he does not always understand the meaning of what he perceives.

Gulliver's Travels has been the recipient of several designations: from Menippean satire to a children's story, from proto-Science Fiction to a forerunner of the modern novel. A possible reason for the book's classic status is that it can be seen as many things to many different people. Broadly, the book has three themes. First, a satirical view of the state of European government, and of petty differences between religions. Second, a restatement of the older "ancients versus moderns" controversy. Third, an inquiry into whether men are inherently corrupt or whether they become corrupted. Gulliver's Travels is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.

17. Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh. Get the book

It's no secret that Harriet the Spy is a timeless classic that kids will love! Every day can be an adventure if you just look carefully enough!

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

18. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set, by J.K. Rowling. Get the collection

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Now for the first time ever, J.K. Rowling’s seven bestselling Harry Potter books are available in a stunning paperback boxed set! The Harry Potter series has been hailed as “one for the ages” by Stephen King and “a spellbinding saga’ by USA Today. And most recently, The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the “fastest selling book in history.” This is the ultimate Harry Potter collection for Harry Potter fans of all ages!

19. Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. Get the book

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Alpine Splendor! Heidi, a girl of the majestic Swiss Alps, finds beauty and simple wisdom in nature. Living in virtual isolation with her eccentric Grandfather, Heidi develops a special feeling for the plants and animals she finds in the hills and valleys. But her life suddenly changes when she must live in the city. There she befriends an invalid girl and makes new friends. But Heidi grows homesick for her mountain life. Her adventures in her alpine home and with her city friends will bring tears and smiles and warm your heart!

20. James and The Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl. Get the book

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From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations.

One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time.

After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more!

“James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.” —TIMEMagazine.

21. Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg. Get the book

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Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too. Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen for the first time.

This special edition of Jumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

22. Little Bear Set, by Else Holmelund Minarik. Get the collection

This classic from Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak was written in 1957 and remains as beloved today as it was then. An ALA Notable Children's Book, this Level One I Can Read is full of warm and lovingly playful stories that are perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

23. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. Get the book

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Little Women was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. It follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy— from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Although Little Women was a novel for girls, it differed notably from the current writings for children, especially girls. The book was an immediate commercial and critical success and has since been adapted for cinema, TV, Broadway and even the opera.

24. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. Get the book

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William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic.

25. Magic TreeHouse, by Mary Pope Osborne. Get the collection

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

This boxed set is the ultimate gift for any Magic Tree House fan. When Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house filled with books, they never dream that it will take them on exciting adventures around the world and throughout history! The story begins with Dinosaurs Before Dark, when Jack and Annie are whisked back to the prehistoric past. With a total of twenty-eight adventures, kids will never get tired of traveling the world and completing missions with their new friends Jack and Annie.

26. Mary Poppins Boxed Set, by P. L. Travers. Get the collection

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This Collection using original artwork, contains all 5 original Mary Poppins stories: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (2-in-1 edition). All magical children's classics, its the perfect collectable gift. When their new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on a gust of the East Wind, greets their mother, and slides up the banister, Jane and Michaels lives are turned magically upside down. You can now read all six of these wonderfully original tales about Jane and Michaels adventures with the magical Mary Poppins. In each book Mary takes the children on the most extraordinary outings: to a fun fair inside a pavement picture; to visit Uncle Andrew who floats up to the ceiling when he laughs; on a spectacular trip to see the Man-in-the-Moon! With her strict but fair, no-nonsense attitude, combined with amazing magical powers, things are never straightforward with Mary Poppins! But she has only promised to stay until the wind changes Beautifully presented in a slipcase with original artwork, this is the perfect gift to be enjoyed all year round.

27. Matilda, by Roald Dahl. Get the book

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Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

"Matilda will surely go straight to children's hearts." —The New York Times Book Review.

28. Mother Goose Fairy Tales, by Charles Perrault. Get the book

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The much-loved children's author and illustrator Val Biro introduces Charles Perrault and retells seven of his most famous tales: Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Diamonds and Toads, Cinderella, Hop o' My Thumb, and The Ridiculous Wishes - all illustrated with Biro's wonderfully animated pictures. Age 4+.

29. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Get the book

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Features an extended biography of the life and experiences of Charles Dickens

Large Print edition

Oliver Twist is a young boy down on his luck. This young orphan runs away to London and soon joins a gang of young pickpockets under the command of Fagin, a professional thief. Then, we follow his thrilling adventures and the heart-wrenching tale of his misfortune and how he tries to get ahead in life despite the horrifying conditions that the early 19th-century imposed on children, especially those that were orphans: extreme poverty, hunger, child labor, and abuse.

"Please, sir, I want some more."

Accompany young Twist as he tries to overcome his fate. He does his best to survive despite the difficult situation he was born in. Will he end up becoming an honest member of society or will his misdemeanors end up landing him in jail? Discover it by yourself and you will soon realize why this book is considered a classic. It is one of Charles Dickens's most well known and loved tales!

30. Once Upon a Time, by Rueben Martinez . Get the book

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Enter an enchanted world of kings and giants, where cockroaches play dress-up and coyotes fly to the moon! In this lively bilingual collection of short stories, Spain and Latin America's most beloved tales are retold for a new generation.

From the grateful rooster who cries "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" to the awesome spirit of the Mother of the Jungle, Once Upon a Time/Habia una vez celebrates seven traditional folktales and tells them in a colorful, fresh voice. In these magical adventures that are sure to delight, readers young and old will meet some of the world's most memorable heroes and charming tricksters.

31. Oz, The Complete Paperback Collection, by L. Frank Baum. Get the collection

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The definitive Oz experience: Immerse yourself in the wonder of Oz in this keepsake collection of fifteen titles from L. Frank Baum’s cherished American fairy tale series.

This lavishly packaged boxed set includes fifteen classic and beloved Oz tales in five paperback volumes:

- Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz.

- Volume 2: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz.

- Volume 3: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz.

- Volume 4: Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz.

- Volume 5: The Magic of Oz, Glinda of Oz, The Royal Book of Oz.

32. Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie. Ger the book

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"Peter Pan" was originally published in 1911 by J. M. Barrie under the title "Peter and Wendy".

This gorgeous storybook contains the unabridged original text complemented by luminous new art.

The beloved story of the boy who won't grow up is brought to life in this sumptuous edition illustrated with stunning full-color art.

When Peter Pan pays a visit to the Darling children, everything goes topsy-turvy. Wendy, Michael, and John follow Peter to Never Never Land, where they have the most exciting adventures and battle the evil Pirate Captain Hook.

33. Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics. Get the collection

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Dr. Seuss's magic elixir may--or may not--prolong life, but it is a fact that it makes you feel a whole lot better! Here in one glorious volume are six of the good doctor's best prescriptions.

34. The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi. Get the Book

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When the old woodcarver Geppetto carves a puppet out of a talking piece of wood, his creation can dance, sing, and do somersaults—but is also very naughty and disobedient. Carlo Collodi's classic story of a puppet who dreams of becoming a boy—and his incredible adventures—gets an enchanting treatment from award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. This beautiful entry in the popular Sterling Illustrated Classics series captures all the magic of the original.

35. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Get the book

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Tom Sawyer is an intelligent resourceful orphan who enjoys a life of freedom that is unsheltered from life’s hardships. He is an immediately attractive character who draws the reader through his adventures. Huck Finn is more superstitious and naïve, but still an adventurous survivor. Together they engage with their world in this classic coming of age story.

What makes these two books classics? Twain’s characters are surprising, unforgettable and truly human. The dialog faithfully reproduces the common speech of his day. Twain explains, “In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the Missouri negro dialect; the extremest form of the backwoods Southwestern dialect; the ordinary ‘Pike County’ dialect; and four modified varieties of this last. The shadings have not been done in a haphazard fashion, or by guesswork; but painstakingly, and with the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with these several forms of speech.” The plot combines adventure, suspense and mischief with the darker side of humanity: murder, deceit, brutality and racial prejudice. Twain’s trademark humor and observations of human nature are never far.

36. The Black Corsair, by Emilio Salgari. Get the book

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The Caribbean, 17th century. A powerful man killed his family. The Black Corsair vows vengeance.... and he won't stop until he gets it. One of the world's first pirate classics. An Italian nobleman turns pirate to avenge the murder of his brothers. His foe: an old Flemish army officer named Van Guld, now the Governor of Maracaibo. The Black Corsair is relentless, vowing never to rest until he has killed the traitor and all those that bear his name. To help him in his quest, the Corsair enlists the greatest pirates of his time: L'Ollonais, Michael the Basque, and a young Welshman named Henry Morgan... Selected by Julia Eccleshare as one of the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

37. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Get the book

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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times

“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.”

38. The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Get the collection

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The paperback editions of The Boxcar Children Mysteries: #1, The Boxcar Children; #2, Surprise Island; #3, The Yellow House Mystery; and #4, Mystery Ranch are offered together in a cardboard case. Follow Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden as they explore the world on their own, solve mysteries, and search for home.

39. The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss. Get the collection

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An ideal gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss will be cherished by young and old alike.

Books in this boxed set include:

- The Cat in the Hat

- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

- Green Eggs and Ham

- Hop on Pop

- Fox in Socks

Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7—and lucky parents too!

40. The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis. Get the collection

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Journeys into magical realms, battles between good and evil, talking creatures, and more await readers of all ages in The Chronicles of Narnia. This box set includes all seven titles and a bonus title packed full of Narnia trivia questions.

41. The Complete Adventures of Curious George, by H. A. Rey. Get the collection

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Curious George has delighted millions of readers for seventy-five years. Now fans can have all seven of the original Curious George titles in one complete volume. Stories included in this collector’s edition areCurious George, Curious George Takes a Job, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, and Curious George Goes to the Hospital. This edition also includes an original illustrated map of Curious George’s world, as well as a new scrapbook biography of H. A. and Margret Rey’s creative journey written by the historian Louise Borden. Includes bonus downloadable audio read by the actor, producer, and director John Krasinski. Access code can be found inside the book on page 2.

42. The Complete Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. Get the collection

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The Complete Jungle Book is a beautiful collection of Rudyard Kipling's beloved The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, and Just So Stories. Mowgli and friends are brought vividly to life in Stuart Tresilian's original illustrations, rendered in full-color for this special edition.

More than a century after Macmillan's publication of The Jungle Book in 1894, this gorgeous gift book introduces a new generation of readers to these wonderful stories and characters. Bonus content, including behind-the-scenes materials from Macmillan's archives, makes The Complete Jungle Book an irresistible treat for all ages.

43. The Fox and the Hound, by Daniel P. Mannix and John Schoenherr. Get the book

One spring morning a mother fox dashed through a meadow carrying her baby. A hunterand his dogs were chasing them, and the mother fox needed to find a safe place to hide her cub...

44. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Get the book

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A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review.

45. The Golden Age, by Jose Marti. Spanish Edition. Get the book

The Golden Age. Monthly magazine for children written by José Martí. It had 32 pages with nice engravings and illustrations. It maintains its freshness, beauty and validity more than a century later, speaking to children in a universal language that knows neither time nor distance. The first issue of the magazine was published in July 1889, during Martí's stay in New York to prepare for the war that would give Cuba independence from Spanish colonialism, and in which Martí would lose his life. Carrying out a supernatural effort among so many responsibilities, Martí managed to publish 4 issues of the magazine The Golden Age. The texts of the magazine are stories, essays and poetry that show Martí's humanism and idealism in an exemplary manner. The universality of human values comes to us through a wide spectrum of topics and eras treated. The Golden Age intends to incite in the young reader the search for knowledge, Love and justice.

46. The Happy Prince and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde. Get the book

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Beautifully illustrated with delightful sketches from early editions, these hugely popular short stories have become global favorites since they were first published. Just as marvelous today as they were all those years ago, children and adults alike still read the magical tales with enormous pleasure.* Contents:- The Happy Prince- The Nightingale and the Rose- The Selfish Giant- The Devoted Friend - The Remarkable Rocket* This meticulous edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images carefully selected by our team of professional editors.

47. The Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith. Get the book

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The book that inspired the animated movie classic!

When Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of pups—fifteen in all—everyone is delighted. But their joy is shortlived, for the pups are kidnapped! Scotland Yard is baffled, but the keenest canine minds are on the case—and on the trail of Cruella de Vil, the most fiendish person to ever covet a fur coat.

Pongo and Missis would give everything they have to bring their puppies safely home... but will they succeed in rescuing them from the cluthes of the evil Cruella de Vil?

48. The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. Get the book

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Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

49. The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Get the book

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After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life.

For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, has captured readers' hearts. The whimsical story with a fairy tale feel has sold over 3 million copies in all formats. This exciting pop-up edition includes the complete original text accompanied by Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations brought to life through paper engineering. Perfect for longtime fans and those meeting the little prince for the first time!

50. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle. Get the book

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood was written and illustrated by Howard Pyle and published in 1883. It is the best known version of the story of Robin Hood which had been popular throughout the previous century. Pyle popularized Robin Hood, his adventures, and his band of merry men in a way that influenced most later depictions in writing, drawing, and film. The book consists of a series of episodes pitting the outlaw Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck and the rest of his band against corrupt authorities epitomized by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

51. The One and Only Ivan, by Katerine Applegate. Get the book

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The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+

This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

52. The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain. Get the book

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Published in 1882, The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful piece of historical fiction set in 1547. The young British Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII, switches place with a young pauper boy, Tom Canty, who happens to look exactly like the Prince. Tom takes over royal duties when King Henry dies and enjoys life in the palace. The real Prince is tossed out on the streets of London and learns about the life and misery of the common people of England at the time. He arrives back in the palace just in time to stop the coronation of the false Prince and take his rightful crown. He uses what he learned in his travels to rule as a benevolent King The real Prince Edward ruled until his early death at the age of 15.

53. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Bunett. Get the book

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Celebrate an unforgettable classic with this paperback edition featuring the timeless art of Tasha Tudor. Just in time for the movie adaptation starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters!

This gorgeous paperback includes Tasha Tudor’s iconic illustrations, an extended author biography, activities, and more, making it the perfect collector’s edition or a wonderful gift for young readers.

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.

The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.

54. The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs. Get the book

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A brand-new edition of the classic story, The Snowman. One winter's day a boy builds a Snowman. That night, the Snowman comes to life! Together they go on a breathtaking and magical journey, until the sun comes up and it's time to go home... Raymond Briggs's classic tale was turned into an animation that has delighted generations of children. This new edition of the story features artwork from the film accompanied by words, and an audio CD of a wonderful narration by Matthew Macfadyen. Be sure to look out for the brilliant new story, The Snowman and the Snowdog, too!

55. The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas. Get the book

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One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written, The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d’Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King’s Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th-century France are vividly played out in the background.

But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal’s spy: Milady, one of literature’s most memorable female villains.

56. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. Get the book

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The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! A sturdy and beautiful book to give as a gift for new babies, baby showers, birthdays, and other new beginnings!

Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this board book edition is the perfect size for little hands and great for teaching counting and days of the week.

"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..."

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"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."

—The New York Times Book Review

57. The Wind in the Willows, by Kennete Grahame. Get the book

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Another beautiful book by renowned artist Robert Ingpen in the popular Sterling Illustrated Classics series.

For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists--Mole, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Ratty--have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. This keepsake edition of Kenneth Grahame's beloved novel features gorgeous art throughout, making it a must-have for every child's library.

58. The World of Pooh: The Complete Tales Winnie The Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, by A. A Milne. Get the collection

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Lifelong devotees and new friends of the Bear of Very Little Brain will be glad to see all twenty of A. A. Milne's world-famous Winnie-the-Pooh stories brought together in one beautiful volume. Milne's prose and Ernest H. Shepard's drawings-including full-color art created especially for these editions-perfectly capture the feelings of childhood.

59. Three Beloved Classics, by E.B. White: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan (Boxed Set). Get the collection

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- Charlotte's Web. Pictures by Garth Williams. The Newbery Honor-winning story of a remarkable pig and the spiderwho changed his life.

- Stuart Little. Pictures by Garth Williams. A most unusual mouse sets out on the adventure of a lifetime.

- The Trumpet of the Swan. New pictures by Caldecott Honor Artist Fred Marcellino. The joyous tale of Louis, a trumpeter swan in search of his voice.

60. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Get the book

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Treasure Island, a coming of age novel, is perhaps the best adventure story of all time. It is certainly the quintessential pirate tale, and together with its many movie adaptations it has created our idea of the pirate world.

This edition contains 74 illustrations by Louis Rhead, the well known children’s book illustrator. In addition, each chapter begins with an illustrated capital. The text is modern crisp easy to read font and would be a pleasure for children or adults to read.