Charlotte's Web, EB White's classic 1952 book about a pig who is saved from slaughter by a resourceful spider, has been voted the best children's book of all time. The book, which won the Newbery Medal in 1953, has been a consistent presence in "best of" children's literature lists, and has been turned into two films and a sequel, and even a computer game.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
The book was adapted for a film titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and made into a movie titled Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp, in 2005. That same year, it was released as an audiobook read by Monty Python member Eric Idle, which is loads of fun.
This deluxe volume brings both Pooh stories—Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner—together in one beautiful, full-color edition. The texts are complete and unabridged, and all of the illustrations, each gloriously recolored, are included. Elegant yet simple, whimsical yet wise, this classic edition is a book to savor and treasure.
The book is a classic children's novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The words "garden" and "secret" were instant attractions for me when I first heard of the book. I loved the idea of a beautiful and mysterious garden which no one else knew about.
A Wrinkle in Time is a classic novel from award-winning novelist Madeleine L’Engle. It’s the first novel in a series of 5 books and was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1963. Meg Murry’s father disappeared while working on the secretive tesseract project.
Why: Apparently there are references to sexual fantasies and masturbation in this book, resulting in its ban from classrooms in New Hampshire. Since this original banning, the book has been challenged by thousands of other institutions, most famously in the 1960s in fear that it would promote drug use to children.
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham has been a favorite of kids since it was first published in 1960. The story follows Sam-I-Am as he tries to convince a nameless skeptic that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delicious meal that everyone should enjoy.
The 8 Anne and 3 Emily novels are what she is remembered for today. Like Harry Potter and Laura Ingalls, Anne gets older as the books progress, but unlike most other series protagonists, Anne eventually reaches adulthood and becomes a mother. The sequels to Anne of Green Gables reveal a marked decline.
The Library Shop is offering special discounts on themed book sets from the 100 Great Children's Books list. Choose from curated collections such as Best Picture Books, Best Baby and Toddler Books, and Best Easy Books for children ages 4-6. Or buy a package of all 100 books and get the complete collection! Learn more.
While many of us know the story of The Snowy Day and Peter, many of us do not know the story behind Peter. The Snowy Day is one of the first illustrated children’s books written with a black main character. Ezra Jack Keats, born Jacob Ezra Katz was the American child of Polish Jewish immigrants.
From the Book: The paper had been sealed in several places with a thimble by way of seal; the very thimble, perhaps, that I had found in the captain's pocket. The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores.
In this classic tale of a much loved toy, Margery Williams explains the magic behind toys and how they become real. Note: The Velveteen Rabbit is an open source book, that is, it is available in the public domain due to an expired (or unregistered) copyright.
Black Beauty (Children's Classics) [Anna Sewell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Here is the compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of readers throughout Victorian England when it was first published in 1877.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh is a classic children's book, a middle grade novel and the subject of both awards and controversy. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh is a classic children's book, a middle grade novel and the subject of both awards and controversy.
Sara aka the Little Princess is described as (and I'm only using words specifically written in the book): thin, pale, with striking green eyes too big for her face (now I know where so many YA heroine's descriptions come from LOL), clever, good, serious, quick at her lessons, proud, brave, generous, hospitable, unconquerable, amiable, good-tempered, having good manners.
Corduroy Book Cover What is the biggest challenge or most interesting aspect of adapting Corduroy to the stage? Corduroy is a 28-page picture book, so the first challenge was to see if we could grow the story to fill a full hour on the stage, and to do so while honoring the voice and the intent of its author.
Bridge to Terabithia is one of the most classic books you may ever read about friendship, imagination, and loss. And, with all of these elements, the book won Katherine Paterson her first Newbery Medal in 1978 (she won another for Jacob Have I Loved in 1981).
Rudyard Kipling, Ladybird Classics: The Jungle Book There is probably not a single child in the world without a preconceived idea of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Show me one who doesn't know about Mowgli's adventures through the jungle with bumbling, kindly Baloo and cunning Bagheera, thanks to Disney's version of the book.
The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known.
The most thrilling, wise and beautiful children's novel ever, it is written in prose as taut and clean as a ship's sail. Every word is perfect, like the spells Ged has to master. It poses the deep questions about life, death, power and responsibility that children need answering.
McCloskey was an author/illustrator who brought a special gentleness and humor to his work for children. Every child and parent should read his books again and again: Make Way For Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, A Time of Wonder, One Morning in Maine, are books that build appreciation for nature and human relationships.
After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when WWI broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she became a professional actress. She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936.
Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.
The Little Engine That Could is an illustrated children's book that became widely known in the United States after publication in 1930 by Platt & Munk. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children".
Parents need to know that Ramona the Pest is the second book in the Ramona series, which begins with Beezus and Ramona. Its sparkling writing style and humorous story line are both engaging and highly appealing. Although referred to as a "pest," Ramona is a young protagonist with pure intentions and common fears.
Just So Stories December 15, 2016 Classic Books, Fluent English, Public Domain Comments: 0 Just So Stories is a collection of classic “animal origin” children’s stories of fables, including How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Camel Got His Hump, and many more.