At the Back of the North Wind
The Princess and the Goblin
The Princess and Curdie
George MacDonald was part of C.S. Lewis' path to faith; his stories breathe holiness.
Milne, A. A.
Winnie the Pooh
House at Pooh Corner
When We Were Very Young
Now We Are Six
Incomparable stories. Probably belong on the Psychology page.
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
Anne of Green Gables
All the Anne books; if there is a red-headed, moderately philosophical chatterbox in your life, especially if it's yourself, you will get this.
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
The great storyteller old (medieval) times.
Swallows and Amazons
Children on vacation on their very own "desert island."
Dawn A beautifully illustrated dawn by the lake.
Rain Almost a poem, beautifully illustrated.
Cricket in Times Square A cricket who plays beautiful music on his wings is discovered by a little boy...
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy Same characters as above, new setting.
Hamlet What does it mean for a youth to contemplate the dishonest times into which he is born?
MacBeth What does it feel like to plot murder and carry it out while you still have a conscience?
King Lear What is it like to belong to a hunted minority and not know whom to trust?
The Good Master Hungarian children learning to love and be good.
Singing Tree Hungarian children of the 20th century, learning the history of Hungary
Girl of the Limberlost A girl discovering her true self is basically timeless. Now reaching its fourth generation.
Freckles Not as famous but good.
Lord of the Rings The best literature of the 20th century.
Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)
Joan of Arc Twain's own favorite of his books, a wonderful read.
Huckleberry Finn (Not actually for the very young.)
Van Stockum, Hilda
The Winged Watchman
A Day on Skates
Everything by Hilda Van Stockum is full of humor and innocence and courage.
20.000 Leagues under the Sea
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Around the World in 80 Days
The science fiction of 20th century.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Life in pioneer Kansas
Little house in the Big Woods Life in pioneer Wisconsin
... everything else by Ms Wilder