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Classic Books for Kids

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Booklists are available in the publication rack of the Youth Services Department.

~All books published before 1980

 

~Newbery winners are often considered classics as well, but are not included on this list. Please refer to the Newbery pamphlet for these titles.

 

~Some classics listed are adaptations or abridgements of the original work.

 

Little Women (J ALC, ALC, LP ALC, e-book*, CD ALC, e-audio*,

     DVD DRAMA LIT)

                   by Louisa May Alcott

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (J ATW, J CD ATW)

                   by Richard Atwater

Tuck Everlasting (J BAB, J LP BAB, J CD BAB, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY TUC)

                   by Natalie Babbitt

National Velvet (J BAG, DVD FAMILY NAT)

                   by Enid Bagnold

Peter Pan (J BAR, J CD BAR, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY PET)

                   by J.M. Barrie

Betsy-Tacy (J BET V1, e-audio*)

   First book in the Betsy-Tacy series

                   by Maud Hart Lovelace

The Velveteen Rabbit (J BIA, J KIT CD STORIES BIA, e-audio*,

     DVD FAMILY VEL)

                   by Margery Williams Bianco

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret  (J BLU, J CD BLU, e-audio*)

                   by Judy Blume

A Little Princess (J BUR, ETR E BUR, e-book*, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY LIT)

The Secret Garden (J BUR, J CD BUR, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY SEC)

                   by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (J CAR, CAR,  823.8 CAR, J CD CAR,

     e-audio*, DVD FAMILY ALI)

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (J CAR, CAR, 

     823.8 CAR, J CD CAR, e-audio*)

                   by Lewis Carroll

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (J DAH, J CD DAH, e-audio*,

     DVD FAMILY CHA)

James and the Giant Peach (J DAH, e-auidio*, DVD FAMILY JAM)

                   by Roald Dahl

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (J DOD, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY HAN)

                   by Mary Mapes Dodge

The Saturdays (J ENR, J CD ENR)

Gone-Away Lake (J ENR)

                   by Elizabeth Enright

The Black Stallion (J FAR, J LP FAR, J CD FAR, DVD FAMILY BLA)

                   by Walter Farley

Harriet the Spy (J FIT, J CD FIT, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY HAR)

                   by Louise Fitzhugh

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (J FLE, J LP FLE, J CD FLE, DVD FAMILY CHI)

                   by Ian Fleming

One-Eyed Cat (J FOX)

                   by Paula Fox

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon (J GAN, J CD GAN)

                   by Ruth Stiles Gannett

My Side of the Mountain (J GEO, J CD GEO, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY MY)

                   by Jean Craighead George

Old Yeller (J GIP, DVD FAMILY OLD)

                   by Fred Gipson

The Wind in the Willows  (J GRA, GRA,  J CD GRA, e-book*, e-audio*,

     DVD FAMILY WIN)

                   by Kenneth Grahame

The Great Brain (J GRE V1)

     First book in the Great Brain Adventures series

                   by John Dennis Fitzgerald

Misty of Chincoteague (J HEN, J LP HEN, J CD HEN)

                   by Marguerite Henry

The Nutcracker (J HOF, 398.2 HOF, DVD MUSICAL NUT)

                   by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Across Five Aprils (J HUN, J CD HUN, e-audio*)

                   by Irene Hunt

The Phantom Tollbooth (J JUS)

                   by Norton Juster

The Jungle Book (J KIP, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY JUN)

                   by Rudyard Kipling

Lassie Come Home (J KNI, DVD FAMILY LAS)

                   by Eric Knight

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe  (J LEW, J CD LEW, e-audio*,

     J BRAILLE LEW, DVD FAMILY CHR, DVD FAMILY LIO)

                   by C.S. Lewis

Pippi Longstocking  (J LIN,  J CD LIN, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY PIP)

                   by Astrid Lindgren

The Littles (J LIT V1)

     First book in the Littles series

                   by John Lawrence Peterson

The Call of the Wild  (J LON, YA LON, LON, e-book*, YA CD LON, e-audio*,  

     DVD FAMILY CAL)

                   by Jack London

Homer Price (J MCC)

                   by Robert McCloskey

Anne of Green Gables  (J MON, MON, e-book*, CD MON, e-audio*,

     DVD FAMILY ANN)

                   by L.M. Montgomery

Gentle Ben (J MOR)

                   by Walt Morey

Five Children and It (J NES, DVD FAMILY FIV)

                   by E. Nesbit

The Borrowers  (J NOR, DVD FAMILY BOR)

                   by Mary Norton

Tom’s Midnight Garden (J PEA)

                   by Philippa Pearce

Soup (J PEC, J CD PEC)

                   by Robert Newton Peck

The Yearling  (J RAW, RAW, LP RAW, J CD RAW, DVD DRAMA YEA)

                   by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Where the Red Fern Grows  (J RAW, RAW, J CD RAW, e-audio*,

     DVD FAMILY WHE)

                   by Wilson Rawls

Henry Reed, Inc. (J ROB)

                   by Keith Robertson

The Cricket in Times Square (J SEL, J CD SEL)

                   by George Selden

Black Beauty (J SEW, J GR NOVEL BLA, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY BLA)

                   by Anna Sewell

Heidi (J SPY, J CD SPY, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY HEI)

                   by Johanna Spyri

Treasure Island (J STE, STE, e-book*, J CD STE, CD STE, e-audio*,

     DVD FAMILY TRE, DVD DRAMA TRE)

                   by Robert Louis Stevenson

All-of-a-Kind Family (J TAY)

                   by Sydney Taylor

The Cay (J TAY, J CD TAY, e-audio*)

                   by Theodore Taylor

Lad: A Dog (J TER, e-audio*)

                   by Albert Payson Terhune

Little House on the Prairie  (J WIL, J CD WIL, DVD FAM LIT)

                   by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  (J WIZ V1, J GR NOVEL SHA, e-book*,

     J CD WIZ, e-audio*, DVD FAMILY WIZ)

     First book in the Wizard of Oz series

                   by L. Frank Baum

 

* Items marked, “e-audio” or “e-book” are available for download from the Ames Public Library website. Please ask a Librarian for assistance.


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