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Classic Books for Older Readers

J 398.238 AES Aesop's Fables
J Fiction ALCOTTAlcott, L.M.Little Women
J Fiction ALEXANDERAlexander, L.The Black Cauldron
YA Paperback AAndersen, H.C.Andersen's Fairy Tales
J 398.235 PHI The Arabian Nights
J Fiction ATWATERAtwater, RichardMr. Popper's Penguins
J Paperback BBabbitt, N.Tuck Everlasting
J Fiction BANGOLDBangold, E.National Velvet
J Fiction BANKSBanks, L.R.The Indian in the Cupboard
J Fiction BARRIEBarrie, J.M.Peter Pan
J Fiction BAUMBaum, L.F.The Wizard of Oz
J Fiction BRINKBrink, C.Caddie Woodlawn
J Fiction BURNETTBurnett, F.H.The Secret Garden
J Fiction CERVANTESCervantes, MThe Adventures of Don Quixote
J Fiction COLLODICollodi, C.The Adventures of Pinocchio
J Fiction COOPERCooper, S.The Grey King
J Fiction DAHLDahl, R.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
J Fiction DAHLDahl, R.James and the Giant Peach
J Fiction DEFOEDeFoe, D.Robinson Crusoe
J Fiction DICKENSDickens, C.A Christmas Carol
J Paperback DDodge, M.M.Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates
J Easy Fiction EDMONDSEdmonds, W. D.The Matchlock Gun
J Easy Fiction ESTESEstes, E.The Hundred Dresses
J Fiction FIELDField, R.Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
J Fiction FORBESForbes, E.Johnny Tremain
J BIO FRANKFrank, AnnAnne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
J Easy Fiction GRAHAMEGrahame, K.The Reluctant Dragon
J Fiction GRAHAMEGrahame, K.The Wind in the Willows
J 398.243 GRIGrimm, J. and W.Grimm's Fairy Tales
J Fiction HALEHale, L.P.The Complete Peterkin Papers
J 292 HHawthorne, N.A Wonderbrook and Tanglewood Tales
J Fiction HENRYHenry, M.King of the Wind
J Fiction IRVINGIrving, W.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
J Fiction KIPLINGKipling, R.Just So Stories
J Fiction KNIGHTKnight, E.Lassie Come Home
J Fiction LAWSONLawson, R.Rabbit Hill
J Paperback LL'Engle, M.A Wrinkle in Time
J Fiction LEWISLewis, C. S.The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
J Fiction LINDGRENLindgren, A.Pippi Longstocking
J Easy Fiction MACDONALDMacDonald, B.B.Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
J Fiction MCCLOSKEYMcCloskey, R.Homer Price
J Fiction MILNEMilne, A. A.Winnie-the-Pooh
J Fiction MONTGOMERYMontgomery, L.M.Anne of Green Gables
J Fiction NESBITNesbit, E.Five Children and It
J Fiction NORTONNorton, M.The Borrowers
J Fiction OBRIENO'Brien, R.C.Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM
J Fiction ODELLO'Dell, S.Island of the Blue Dolphins
J FIction OHARAO'Hara, MMy Friend Flicka
J 398.244 PERPerrault, C.Perrault's Fairy Tales
J Fiction PYLEPyle, H.Men of Iron
YA Paperback PPyle, H.The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
J Paperback PPyle, H.The Wonder Clock, Four and Twenty Marvelous Tales
J Illustrated FictionSalten, F.Bambi
J Paperback SSawyer, R.Roller Skates
J Fiction SELDENSelden, G.The Cricket in Times Square
J Fiction SEWELLSewell, A.Black Beauty
J Fiction SPEARESpeare, E. G.The Witch of Blackbird Pond
J Fiction SPERRYSperry, A.Call it Courage
J Fiction SPYRISpyri, J.Heidi
J Paperback SSteinbeck, J.The Red Pony
J 821 SStevenson, R. L.A Child's Garden of Verses
J Fiction STEVENSONStevenson, R. L.Kidnapped
J Fiction STEVENSONStevenson, R. L.Treasure Island
J Fiction SWIFTSwift, J.Gulliver's Travels
J Fiction TOLKIENTolkien, J.R.R.The Hobbit
J Fiction TRAVERSTravers, P.Mary Poppins
J Fiction TWAINTwain, M.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
J Fiction TWAINTwain, M.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
J Fiction TWAINTwain, M.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
J Illustrated FictionTwain, M.The Prince and the Pauper
J Fiction VERNEVerne, J.Around the World in 80 Days
J Fiction VERNEVerne, J.20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
J Fiction WELLSWells, H. G.The Time Machine
J Fiction WELLSWells, H. G.The War of the Worlds
J Fiction WHITEWhite, E. B.Charlotte's Web
J Fiction WHITEWhite, E. B.Stuart Little
J Fiction WIGGINWiggin, K.Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
J Illustrated FictionWilde, O.The Happy Prince and Other Stories
J Series WWilder, L. I.Little House in the Big Woods
J Easy Fiction WILLIAMSWilliams, M.The Velveteen Rabbit; or, How Toys Become Real
J Fiction WYSSWyss, J. D.The Swiss Family Robinson