Classic Fiction

2nd through 6th grades

J Car

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

J Str Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
Determined to make a name for themselves, three adopted sisters living in London train for the ballet and the stage and in the process discover that each has a special talent.
J Bon A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.
J Dah Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The famous chocolate factory of Willy Wonka is finally open, but only five lucky children will be allowed inside for the grand tour. Charlie Bucket and his grandfather are in for the craziest day of their lives.
J Whi Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Wilbur the pig is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him by praising him in her webs.
Series Gre Great Illustrated Classics series
These condensed versions introduce children to classic literature through words and pictures.
J Spy Heidi by Johanna Spyri
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.
J Lew The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Whoever thought that hiding in an old wardrobe could lead four siblings on the other-world adventure of a lifetime?
J Wil Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura and her parents and sisters experience both hardship and joy as they make their living on the American frontier.
J Tra Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.
J Geo My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
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, and his realization that he needs human companionship.
J Bar Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Peter Pan teaches Wendy and her brothers to fly to Never-Never Land, where they share some exciting adventures with Indians and pirates.
J Jus The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers cures his boredom.
J Col Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio, a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy.
J Lin

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and monkey, but no parents, at the edge of a Swedish village.

J Whi The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Knowing how to read and write is not enough for Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter Swan; his determination to learn to play a stolen trumpet takes him far from his wilderness home.
J Bab Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
When one family finds their lives bound to the immortality of the fountain of youth, everlasting life turns out to be more of a burden than a blessing.
J Bia The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
J Mil Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Owl and Eeyore share many adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

6th through 9th grade

T Twa The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave who travel down the Mississippi River together on a raft.
T Twa The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.
T Mon Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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 makes an indelible impression on everyone around her.
YA Cor The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Refusing to sell chocolates for a school fundraiser doesn’t sound like a very serious act of rebellion, but it certainly throws Jerry Renault’s world off-kilter, and starts a chain of events that may change the school and its delicate social structure forever.
T Poe Ghostly Tales and Eerie Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
An illustrated collection of stories and poems by the noted horror writer, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Raven."
T Bur The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family. Based on a true story.
T Alc Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Chronicles the joys and troubles of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies and marry in nineteenth-century New England.
T Col My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
Tragedy strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.
T McA Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
In early frontier Texas, fourteen-year-old Travis must take over his family's farm and making a painful decision.
YA Hin The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parents’ death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
J Mel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Seeking revenge for his injuries, Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale Moby-Dick across the seven oceans.
T Doy The Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The astute London detective Sherlock Holmes investigates several puzzling cases in this collection of short stories.
YA Cra The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
In the spring of 1863, while engaged in the fierce Civil War battle of Chancellorsville, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
T Tay Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.
T Ste Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest, the mistress of an inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
T Raw Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
T Lon White Fang by Jack London
Being half wolf and half dog leaves White Fang looking for a place to belong. When he turns to man to protect him, he finds that man may be the cruelest animal.
T LEn A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Meg and her brilliant young brother Charles Wallace get caught up in an adventure where they cross time and space to find their father.
T Raw The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet.