A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. “Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story.”–The Horn Book. Newbery Honor Book.
Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Native Americans, fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside of Neverland. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie’s works.
First published in 1941, Walter Farley’s best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black’s first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.
A Prince and a Pauper . . . Prince Brat and his whipping boy inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like each other. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other. “A rollicking tale of adventure and mistaken identity . . . . Robust scenes and characters are vividly evoked.”—Kirkus Reviews
When Elmer Elevator tells a stray cat about his dream of being able to fly, he learns of a captive dragon on Wild Island. The dragon has been forced by the jungle residents to serve as their shuttle across a wide river — and anyone who rescues the dragon from its cruel captors might be entitled to a free ride.
Elmer needs no further encouragement to stow away aboard a ship to the island, where he matches wits with hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other moody creatures. A charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book, this comic adventure story has delighted generations of children.
The Wind in the Willows is a children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley.In 1908, Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Berkshire, where he had lived as a child, and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do – as the book says, “simply messing about in boats” – and expanding the bedtime stories he had earlier told his son Alastair into a manuscript for the book.The novel was in its 31st printing when playwright A. A. Milne adapted part of it for the stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929. 1946 saw the first of several film adaptions. In 2003, The Wind in the Willows was listed at number 16 in the BBC’s survey The Big Read. More than a century after its original publication, it was adapted again for the stage in 2016 musical by Julian Fellowes.
The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. Most of the characters are animals such as Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear, though a principal character is the boy or “man-cub” Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves.
Narnia . . . where horses talk . . . where treachery is brewing . . . where destiny awaits.
On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.
The Horse and His Boy is the third book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to return to Narnia, read Prince Caspian , the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Gulliver’s Travels recounts the story of Lemuel Gulliver, a practical-minded Englishman trained as a surgeon who takes to the seas when his business fails. In a deadpan first-person narrative that rarely shows any signs of self-reflection or deep emotional response, Gulliver narrates the adventures that befall him on these travels.
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he’s shy and thoughtful, he’s also a true lover of adventure.
Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?
In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.
Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did not break into the schoolroom, did not tie up his teacher, and certainly did not paint his slur about Caius on the Temple of Minerva (even if it is in Rufus’s own handwriting). Rufus is doomed unless his six classmates can find out who is really responsible. Every hour seems to bring a new, confusing clue . . . until the boys finally stumble upon someone who is not what he appears to be.
Featuring a heroine with faith, courage, and a great deal of grit, this acclaimed historical fiction novel portrays the realities faced by three children hoping to find a new home in an unknown land.
Amanda Freebold doesn’t know what to do. Her father left three years ago for the new colony of Jamestown in America, thousands of miles away. But now that her mother has died, Amanda is left to take care of her younger brother and sister all alone back in England.
As the new head of the family, Amanda finally decides to take her brother and sister to America to find Father. The ocean crossing is long and hard, and the children don’t know whom to trust. But with her father’s little brass lion’s head to guard them, Amanda knows that somehow everything will work out.
Who ever heard of a shoeshine girl?
The last thing Sarah Ida wants to do is spend the summer with her Aunt Claudia. But when her parents send her away because of problems at home, that is exactly what she has to do. With no allowance and no fun to be had, Sarah Ida decides to look for a job. But who will hire a ten year old? Al, the shoeshine man, will!
Sarah loves her job, even if it means getting knee-deep in shoe polish everyday. Then something terrible happens and it looks like the shoeshine stand will have to close forever. If Sarah Ida wants to keep it open, she’ll have to learn a few lessons about growing up along the way …
In the first novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, boys and girls alike will be charmed instantly by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief.
Just as Henry Huggins is complaining that nothing exciting ever happens, a friendly dog sits down beside him and looks pleadingly at his ice-cream cone. From that moment on, the two are inseparable. But when Ribsy’s original owner appears, trying to reclaim his dog, Henry’s faced with the possibility of losing his new best friend. Has Klickitat Street seen the last of rambunctious Ribsy?
In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. “Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble,” her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight!
The true story of Sarah’s journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all.
The New York Times Book Review described this book as one “to be long remembered for its beautifully written simplicity and dignity.”
Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn’t the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.
Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods – the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese.
He travels over hills, through valleys, by streams, past farms and villages. At Portsmouth Market he sells his goods, one by one – even his beloved ox. Then, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, buying provisions for his family, and returns to his home. And the cycle begins again.
Do you know who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? What about who dug the Great Lakes? Or who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, it was Paul Bunyan, of course, America’s finest, fastest, funniest lumberman and favorite folktale hero!
In this engaging tale, beloved children’s author Steven Kellogg combines exuberant illustrations with a hysterical text to create a truly legendary tale. This is a fun tall tale to share at home or in the classroom.
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna’s point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa’s advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
This children’s literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom’s tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. It meant risking their country’s treasure—and their lives. This classic story of how a group of children outwitted the Nazis and sent the treasure to America has captivated generations of readers.
Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.
A set of the first four books in the classic mystery series starring everyone’s favorite boy detective Encyclopedia Brown! Whether Encyclopedia is solving cases for his neighborhood friends or his chief-of-police dad, he always has an intriguing mystery to crack.
The true story of Daniel Hall, a boy who left home at fourteen in 1856 on a whaling voyage, recounts how Daniel learned about whale hunting and how he escaped to the bitterly cold coast of Siberia. Reprint.
The paperback editions of The Boxcar Children Mysteries: #1, The Boxcar Children; #2, Surprise Island; #3, The Yellow House Mystery; and #4, Mystery Ranch are offered together in a cardboard case.
First published serially between 1881 and 1882, “Pinocchio” is the popular story of a wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy. Set in the Tuscan region of Italy, “Pinocchio” is a story which has undergone numerous adaptations, even from the first serialization to its publication in book form. In the original serialization Pinocchio dies a gruesome death, however this ending was changed for the book to make it more suitable for children. Pinocchio begins life as a talking piece of pine that refuses to become the leg of a table. When given to the poor woodcarver Geppetto, the pine becomes a mischievous puppet boy named Pinocchio. Early in the story Pinocchio encounters a talking cricket who warns the puppet of the dangers of acting impetuously. This foreshadows the unfortunate sequence of circumstances that follows for Pinocchio is his journey. Over the course of the book Pinocchio encounters numerous distractions and obstacles which keep him from his true path towards the goodness that will result in him becoming a real boy. This classic children’s tale is at once a mystical work of fantasy and a parable for good behavior. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is illustrated by Alice Carsey.
n 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to young Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only Edward was left to protect Mama and little Trudy. His father had shown him how to use the huge matchlock gun, an old Spanish gun that was twice as long as he was, but would Edward be able to handle it if trouble actually came?
Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white “map” on her shoulders was her mark of freedom.
Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them….
Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?
Children have always found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning stories for young readers bring the farmyard world of Herriot’s Yorkshire to vibrant life. Featuring a host of adorable animals and colorful townsfolk, each of the stories is narrated by the country vet himself, with all of the warmth, caring, and good humor that have made James Herriot beloved the world over.
When their elderly neighor Mrs. Marden reports that some of her valuables have gone missing, the twins investigate.
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.
For over ninety years, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A.A. Milne, who wrote this book for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave Pooh and his companions shape through his illustrations.
Now fans can celebrate the legacy of Pooh with a beautiful new gift edition of the original stories as they were first published in the United States.
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet. However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriend the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father’s disappearance.
A young girl delights in her grandmother’s stories of days gone by, sparked by keepsakes and simple questions, Grandma shares marvelous stories of mischief , discovery, and laughter, such as the time she accidentally lost the family buggy. Part of the bestselling Grandma’s Attic series, these charming tales—updated with delightful new illustrations—will whisk you away to another time and place. And you’ll find something worth far more than any treasure or keepsake…timeless lessons of life and faith!
These captivating stories are great for young boys (and girls) from ages 8 to 12. Twelve-year-old Josh Ladd longs to see his best friend who moved to Hawaii. On the way home from his California school Josh is approached by a stranger asking suspicious questions. This small incident turns into major danger when Josh and his family fly to Hawaii and the mysterious stranger follows them. The friends are thrust into all kinds of high adventure throughout the 15-book series. Each book is teeming with adventure and enforces Christian ethics and morals. These books are great for reluctant readers.
Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily are spending the summer at their great-aunt Mehitabel’s house on faraway Lonely Island. There, in a cave hidden high above the ocean, they discover a fabulous creature: a glittering three-headed golden dragon with a kind heart, an unpredictable temper, and a memory that spans 20,000 years. Transported by the magic of the dragon’s stories, the children meet Mei-lan, a young girl in ancient China; nineteenth-century cabin boy Jamie Pritchett; and, in more recent times, Hitty and her brother, Will, who survive a frightening plane crash on a desert island. In this fluidly written novel, Rebecca Rupp explores what three children from the present learn from the past — and from an unlikely but wise and generous friend.
The first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams’s classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.
This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa’s fiddle to send them off to sleep.
The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.
Miss Hickory by Carolyn Bailey
Paddington by Michael Bond
Romana by Beverly Clearly
Benjamin Franklin by I.E D’Aulaire
Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house…sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.
Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure.
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
Paddle-to-the-Sea by H.C Holling
Trailblazer Series by Dave Jackson
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
The Door in the Dragon’s Throat by Frank Peretti
American Adventure Series by Colleen Reece
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Babe by Dick King- Smith
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
Bad to the Bone by Lucy Nolan
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prunes
Crenshaw by Catherine Applegate
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordecai Gertein
Each Kindness by Jaqueline Woodson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce
Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Spider wick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi
The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Alvin Ho by Lenore Look
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
Little Wolf Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow
Canned by Alex Shearer
Poppy by Avi
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E.L Konigsburg
Ghost Hunters by Cornelia Funke
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Muggue Maggie by Beverly Clearly
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish & Fritz Seibel
The Tale of Desperaux by Katie DiCamillo
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
BFG by Roald Dahl
Captain Underpants by Dave Pikley
A Boy Called Slow
Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
A Bad Case of the Stripes
Junie B Jones
How Much is a Million?
Thank You, Mr. Falker
Save Me a Seat
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Clearly
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan
The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi
Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan
Bob by Wendy Mass
Avalanche by Terry Lynn Johnson
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B White
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Missy Piggle- Wiggle and the Whatever Cure by Ann M. Martin
Father and I were Ranchers by Ralph Moody
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
On Market Street by Arnold Lobel
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu
Till Death Do Us Bark by Katie Klise
Toys by Emily Jenkins
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy
Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm
Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas F. Yezerski
Shake, Rattle &Turn That Noise Dawn! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me & Music by Mark Alan Stamity
The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry
The Magic Ms. Plum by Bonny Becker
The TrueGift: A Christmas Story by Patricia MachLachlan
Highway Cats by Janet Taylor Lisle
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarret J. Kroscoczka
I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Great Fire
Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat’s Foster Mom by Suzi Eszterhas
Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter by Joe Flood
Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone
Poem- mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis
You Can Be An Entomologist! by Dino. J Martins
The Real Poop on Pigeons!: A Toon Book by Kevin Mcloskey
Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs by Carol Murray
Martin Rising: Requiem For A King by Andrea Davis Pinney
The Secret Life of the Red Fox by Laurence Pringle
Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me by Susan L. Roth
Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow by Elizabeth Rusch
Itch! Everything You Didn’t Want To Know About What Makes You Scratch by Anita Sanchez
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B White by Melissa Sweet
Basketballogy: Supercool Facts You Never Know by Kevin Sylvester
The World Is Not A Rectangle: A Portrait Of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter
The Squirrels’ Busy Year by Martin Jenkins
Who Would Win? Whale vs Giant Squid
The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe
Little Guides to Great Lives Anne Frank by Isabel Thomas
Animals on the Move by Dorothea DePrisco
What If You Had an Animal Nose!? by Sandra Markle
The Inventors of LEGO Toys by Erin Hagar
Wet Cement A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka
The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & the Life of H. Tracy Hall by Hannah Holt
What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World’s Scariest Creatures by Jess Keating
The Toad: The Disgusting Critters Series by Elise Gravel
The updated third edition of this popular atlas introduces young readers to the wonders of all of America’s states and territories, with maps, fun facts, geographical features, and more. This fun, easy-to-use atlas takes kids on a journey around the U.S. to showcase what’s unique about each state and territory. Every profile starts with a colorful map and a lively essay and includes capital cities; population; important land and water features; state birds, flowers, and flags; and more. It’s all packaged in a bigger format, with a refreshed design, and bold, bright photos and illustrations. National Geographic–known for its authoritative data, expert cartography, and beautiful photography–is the number one provider of atlases for people of all ages.