Children's Classics

My list of children's books that are now considered to be classics, modern day classic or otherwise.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (reread)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
(A) Animalia by Graeme Base (reread)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (reread)
(A) Ash Road by Ivan Southall

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (reread)
The Borrowers by Mary Norton (reread)

The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss (reread)
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (reread)
(A) Climb A Lonely Hill by Lilith Norman
The Complete Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont (reread)
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner (reread)

Five on Treasure Island by Enid Blyton (reread)

(A) The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson 
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (reread)

Haroun and Luka by Salmon Rushdie
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
(A) Hills End by Ivan Southall
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis (reread)
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (reread)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (reread)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (reread)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (reread)
The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (reread)
Make Way for the Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
(A) My Place by Nadia Wheatley (reread)

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

(A) Pastures of the Blue Crane by H. F. Brinsmead
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats (reread)
Peter Pan by J.B. Barrie
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lingren
(A) Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park
The Poky Little Puppy (reread)
(A) Possum Magic by Mem Fox & Julie Vivas
Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis (reread)

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit (reread)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Island by Enid Blyton (reread)
The Secrets of the Wild Wood by Tonke Dragt
(A) Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
The Silver Sword by Ian Serrallier (reread)
The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (reread)
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (reread)
Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce (reread)
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (reread)
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (reread)

Watership Down by Richard Adams (reread)
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge (reread)
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong  (reread)
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (reread)
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (reread)
The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum


  1. I would love to read your opinions about Anne of Green Gables. That's a delightful story.

    1. I'm hoping to reread the series again one day (soon) to see if they hold up to childhood and early twenties memories.


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