The Chronicles of Prydain
TITLES: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron; The Castle of
Llyr; Taran Wanderer; The High King. The Prydain Chronicles
recount the many adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-keeper and his four
heroic friends in their quest to save the legendary land of Prydain from
Andersen, Hans C
SOME TITLES: The Emperor and the Nightingale; The Emperor's New
Clothes; The Little Match Girl; The Snow Queen; The Tinderbox; Thumbelina;
The Ugly Duckling; The Wild Swans
Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover
that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret
about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
Baum, L. Frank
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out
the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.
Boston, L. M.
The Children of Greene Knowe
||Tolly comes to live with his great-grandmother
at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends with three
children who lived there in the seventeenth century.
Brink, Carol Ryrie
Chronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her
six brothers and sisters on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth
century. Awards: Newbery Medal Winner, 1936.
Bronzeville Boys and Girls
||Out of Print
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.
The Summer of the Swans
teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her
mentally retarded brother gets lost. Awards: Newbery Medal Winner, 1971
The Dark is Rising Sequence
TITLES: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The
Grey King; Silver on the Tree; Arthurian legend brought to the
Dodge, Mary Mapes
Hans Brinker, Or The Silver Skates
||Hans and Gretel's dream of competing for the
silver skates seems as remote as a cure for their invalid father, until a
new friend comes into their lives.
||Four children looking
forward to an ordinary summer enjoy a series of fantastic adventures by
double-wishing on an ancient coin.
Edmonds, Walter D.
The Matchlock Gun
||In 1756, during the
French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is
determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too
heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to
fight the enemy. Newbery Medal 1942.
||A few hours after Garnet Linden found a silver
thimble in the dried-up river bed, the rains came to end the long drought
on her family's Wisconsin farm.
adventure-studded existence of the poor, but resourceful, Moffat family,
whose members live in a yellow house on New Dollar Street.
The Black Stallion
||Pulled to a desert
island by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea,
then rescued by a southbound freighter, a seventeen year old boy befriends
the horse, trains him by night and rides him to victory in a match race.
Rachel Field's Hitty, Her First Hundred Years / a
new edition by Rosemary Wells , illustrated by Susan Jeffers.
||A doll named Hitty
recounts her adventures as she moves through a continually changing string
Harriet the Spy
||Eleven-year-old Harriet keeps notes on her
classmates and neighbors in a secret notebook, but when some of the
students read the notebook, they seek revenge.
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
The Wind in the Willows
||The escapades of four
animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad,
Mole, Rat, and Badger.
||Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm
||The Complete Grimm's
||SOME TITLES: Hansel and
Gretel; Snow White and Rose Red; Rumpelstiltskin; The Bremen Town
Musicians; Seven at One Blow; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The
Shoemaker and the Elves; Rapuzel; Iron John; The Water of Life; The
Fisherman and His Wife
||The House of Dies
||A black family of five
moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway
slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret
passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.
||Misty of Chincoteague
||The determination of two
youngsters to win a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the
Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction.
||Howe, Deborah and James
||Though scoffed at by
Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their
foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
||The Dream Keeper and
||A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by
the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues,
many exploring the black experience.
||Rip Van Winkle
||Presents a retelling of the story of a man in
the Catskill Mountains who falls asleep for twenty years and awakens to a
||The Phantom Tollbooth
||A journey through a land
where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for
||The Jungle Book
||Out of print
||Lassie Come Home
||Sold in financial desperation to a wealthy
duke in the far north of Scotland, a collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey
in order to be reunited with her former master in Yorkshire.
||Konigsburg, E. L.
||From the Mixed Up
Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
||Having run away with her
younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old
Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a
changed person and a heroine to herself.Newbery Medal, 1968.
||Lamb, Charles and Mary
||Retells twenty of Shakespeare's timeless plays
||Ben and Me
companion, Amos the mouse, recounts how he was responsible for Franklin's
inventions and discoveries.
||Birdie Boyer and her hard working family raise
strawberries in Florida, but have to face the dislike of their neighbors.
||To Be A Slave
||A compilation, selected
from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of
slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa
through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
||Lewis, C. S.
||The Complete Chronicles
||Titles: The Lion
the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Magician's Nephew; Prince Caspian; The
Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Horse and His Boy; The Silver Chair; The
||Escapades of a lucky
little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any
parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
||Out of Print
||Lovelace, Maud Hart
||After Betsy Ray moves
into the house across the street from Tacy Kelly, the five-year-olds
become inseparable friends.
||Text and detailed
drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and
adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales.
||Sarah Plain and Tall
||When their father
invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home,
Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will
stay. Newbery Award 1986.
||Six episodes in the life
of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four
bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.
||The Pushcart War
||A satire on modern city life depicting an
outbreak of war between truck drivers and pushcart peddlers.
||Montgomery, L. M.
||Anne of Green Gables
||Anne, an eleven-year-old
orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and
sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible
impression on everyone around her.
||The Railway Children
||When their father is sent away to prison,
three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing
accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally
learning a good deal about themselves.
||The author recalls his
carefree life in a small Midwestern town at the close of World War I, and
his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.
||Miniature people who
live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are
forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
||O'Brien, Robert C.
||Mrs. Frisby and the
Rats of NIMH
||Having no one to help
her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former
imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived. Newbery Award,
||Bridge to Terabithia
||The life of a
ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a
newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their
hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. Newbery Award, 1978.
||Tom's Midnight Garden
||While staying with his aunt and uncle, Tom
discovers a magical garden and meets a girl from the Victorian era with
whom he travels back in time.
||The Complete Fairy Tales
Puss-in-Boots; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Diamonds and Toads; Little Red
||The discoveries and adventures of ten-year-old
Lucinda, who spends a wonderful year exploring the New York City of the
||A horse in
nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad
masters. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical
background of the story.
||Out of Print
||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 an invalid girl in
||Travers, P. L.
||The wind brings two
English children a new nanny who slides up the banister and introduces
them to some delightful people and experiences.
||Wilder, Laura Ingalls
||The Little House on the
||Pa's homestead thrives,
Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops,
Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a
certified school teacher.
||Wyss, Johann David
||Swiss Family Robinson
||When a Swiss couple and
their four sons are shipwrecked on an isolated island, they adapt to their
"New Switzerland" using many imaginative methods of farming and animal