All Time Classic Books

A Bibliography by Grade Level

Suggested Reading from the National Endowment for the Humanities in Cooperation with the American Library Association

"This list of classic children's books published before 1986 was updated in part by members of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Young Adult Library Services Associations, which are divisions of the American Library Association. Maria Salvadore, a children's literature specialist, also provided advice and assistance." ALA --2004

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Call Number Author Title Synopsis
FIC ALC Alcott, Louisa May Little Women Classic novel chronicling the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England
  Bagnold, Enid National Velvet  
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
  Bunyan, John The Pilgrim's Progress  
  Christopher, John The White Mountains  
  Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans  
  DeFoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe  
  Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol  
  Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  
  Doyle, Arthur Conan Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  
  Dumas, Alexandre The Count of Monte Cristo  
  Eckert, Allan W The Incident at Hawk's Hill  
  Engdahl, Sylvia Louise Enchantress from the Stars  
  Forbes, Esther Johnny Tremain  
  Forester, C. S. The Horatio Hornblower series  
  Frank, Anne The Diary of a Young Girl  
  Frost, Robert Poems  
  George, Jean Craighead Julie of the Wolves  
  Hautzig, Esther The Endless Steppe  
  Hilton, James Goodbye Mr. Chips  
  Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders  
  Hugo, Victor The Hunchback of Notre Dame  
  Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils  
  Hinter, Mollie A Stranger Came Ashore  
  Irving, Washington The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  
  Keith, Harold Rifles for Watie  
  Keller, Helen Story of My Life  
  Kipling, Rudyard Kim  
  LeGuin, Ursula K A Wizard of Earthsea  
  L'Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time  
  London, Jack Call of the Wild  
  Malory, Sir Thomas Le Morte D'Arthur  
  Mazur, Harry The  Last Mission  
  McCaffrey, Anne Dragonsong  
  O'Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins  
  O'Hara, Mary My Friend Flicka  
  Paterson, Katherine Jacob Have I Loved  
  Peck, Richard The Ghost Belonged To Me  
  Peck, Robert Newton A Day No Pigs Would Die  
  Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood  
  Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan The Yearling  
  Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows  
  Reiss, Johanna The Upstairs Room  
  Saint-Exupery, Antoine De The Little Prince  
  Schaefer, Jack Shane  
  Scott, Sir Walter Ivahoe  
  Shelley, Mary Frankenstein  
  Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  
  Speare, Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond  
  Sperry, Armstrong Call it Courage  
  Steinbeck, John The Red Pony  
  Stevenson, Robert Lewis Treasure Island  
  Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry  
  Tolkein, J. R. R. The Hobbit  
  Twain, Mark Adventures of Tom Sawyer  
  Uchida, Yoshiko Journey to Topaz  
  Verne, Jules 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea  
  Webster, Jean Daddy-Long-Legs  
  Wells, H. G. War of the Worlds  
  Wilder, Thornton The Bridge of San Luis Rey  
  Yep, Laurence Dragonwings  
  Zindel, Paul The Pigman  

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