All titles may be found in Juvenile Fiction (J).
Alcott, Louisa May     
Little women
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.


Alexander, Lloyd     
The book of three
A fairy tale with origins in Welsh mythology, about the imaginary kingdom of Prydain. In this fantasy Toran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, has many adventures on a harzardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.


Armstrong, William Howard     
Sounder
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.


Atwater, Richard     
Mr. Popper's penguins


Bagnold, Enid     
National Velvet
A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.


Barrie, James Matthew     
Peter Pan
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Illustrations compiled from late nineteenth and early twentieth century editions of the book.


Baum, Lyman Frank     
The Wizard of Oz
After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas.


Blume, Judy     
Tales of a fourth grade nothing
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.


Bond, Michael     
A bear called Paddington
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.


Brink, Carol Ryrie     
Caddie Woodlawn
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.


Burnett, Frances Hodgson     
The secret garden
A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.


Cameron, Eleanor     
The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet
A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people.


Carroll, Lewis     
Alice in Wonderland
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.


Cleary, Beverly     
Ramona the pest
Ramona meets lots of interesting people in kindergarten class, like Davy whom she keeps trying to kiss and Susan whose springy curls seem to ask to be pulled.


Cooper, Susan     
The grey king
In this fourth book of The Dark Is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.


Dahl, Roald     
Charlie and the chocolate factory
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.


Dahl, Roald     
James and the giant peach : a children's story
A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.


Dickens, Charles     
A Christmas carol
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.


Dodge, Mary Mapes     
Hans Brinker : The silver skates
A Dutch boy and girl work toward two goals--finding the doctor who can restore their father's memory and winning the competition for the silver skates.


Doyle, Arthur Conan Sir     
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A collection of Sherlock Holmes mystery adventures, including "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."


Estes, Eleanor     
The hundred dresses
A story about a little girl who told her schoolmates that she had a hundred dresses at home, all lined up in her closet, but who wore the same faded blue dress to school every day.


Estes, Eleanor     
The Moffats


Farley, Walter     
The black stallion
Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventure continues in America.


Fitzhugh, Louise     
Harriet the spy


Forbes, Esther     
Johnny Tremain
After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.


Gannett, Ruth Stiles     
My father's dragon
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.


George, Jean Craighead     
Julie of the wolves
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.


George, Jean Craighead     
My side of the mountain trilogy
Young Sam Gribley spends a winter alone in the Catskills, his sister runs away from home, and his pet falcon, Frightful, is confiscated by a conservation officer.


Gipson, Fred     
Old Yeller
In the rugged landscape of early frontier Texas, fourteen-year-old Travis is faced with taking over his family's farm and making a painful, important decision.


Grahame, Kenneth     
The reluctant dragon
In this illustrated, abridged version of the original, the boy who finds the dragon in the cave knows it is a kindly, harmless one, but how can he convince the frightened villagers and, especially, St. George the dragon killer that there is no cause for concern?


Grahame, Kenneth     
The wind in the willows
This reissue of the classic animal story featuring friends Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger celebrates the book's seventy-fifth anniversary.


Henry, Marguerite     
King of the wind
Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.


Henry, Marguerite     
Misty of Chincoteague
Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.


Kipling, Rudyard     
The jungle book


Lawson, Robert     
Rabbit Hill
New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good providers.


LEngle, Madeleine     
A wrinkle in time
When an atomic physicist disappears on a secret mission, his son, daughter and their friend search for him, going on an interplanetary journey through time and space.


Lewis, Clive Staples     
The magician's nephew
When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all land in Narnia where they witness Aslan blessing the animals with human speech.


Lindgren, Astrid     
The adventures of Pippi Longstocking
A collection of three previously published books: Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, and Pippi in the South Seas.


Lofting, Hugh     
The story of Doctor Dolittle
The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.


London, Jack     
The call of the wild
The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.


MacDonald, Betty Bard     
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.


Milne, Alan Alexander     
Winnie-the-Pooh
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.


Morey, Walt     
Gentle Ben
Traces the friendship between a boy and a bear in the rugged Alaskan Territory.


Nesbit, Edith     
The enchanted castle
Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted wishing ring.


Nesbit, Edith     
The railway children


Norton, Mary     
The Borrowers
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock. Includes a letter and a sketch of Homily and Arrietty by the author.


OBrien, Robert C     
Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment made them wise and long lived.


ODell, Scott     
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.


Paterson, Katherine     
Bridge to Terabithia
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.


Peck, Robert Newton     
Soup
The adventures and misadventures of two boys growing up in a small Vermont town.


Peterson, John Lawrence     
The Littles


Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan     
The yearling
A young boy living in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn he has lovingly raised as a pet.


Rawls, Wilson     
Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy


Reid, Banks Lynne     
The farthest-away mountain
A girl embarks on a dangerous adventure to fulfill her three desires: to visit the farthest-away mountain, to meet a gargoyle, and to find a prince for a husband.


Reid, Banks Lynne     
The Indian in the cupboard
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.


Roberts, Willo Davis     
The view from the cherry tree
Rob admits having seen a murder, but no one believes him--except the murderer.


Saint, Exupery Antoine de     
The little prince
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.


Selden, George     
The cricket in Times Square
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.


Sewell, Anna     
Black Beauty
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.


Speare, Elizabeth George     
The witch of Blackbird Pond
In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.


Spyri, Johanna     
Heidi
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical backround of the story.


Stevenson, Robert Louis     
Treasure island
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.


Tanaka, Shelley     
Anne of Green Gables
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 proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.


Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel     
The hobbit or There and back again
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.


Travers, Pamela Lyndon     
Mary Poppins
An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.


Twain, Mark     
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.


Twain, Mark     
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town on the early nineteenth century.


Warner, Gertrude Chandler     
The boxcar children
Describes episodes about children who make a boxcar their home.


White, Elwyn Brooks     
Charlotte's web


Wilder, Laura Ingalls     
Little house on the prairie


Wrede, Patricia C     
Dealing with dragons
Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.


  TRL Youth Services Staff