Children’s Fiction & Literature

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Top Sellers in Children’s Fiction & Literature

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through
the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young
girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic
creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an
exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes
combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland —
have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred
different... Read more
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Commonly named among the Great American novels, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is generally regarded as the
sequel to his earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; however, in
Huckleberry Finn, Twain focused increasingly on the institution of
slavery and the South. Narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn in Southern
antebellum vernacular, the novel gives vivid descriptions of people and
daily life along the Mississippi River while following the adventure of
Huck and... Read more
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

The full title of Charles Dickens' most famous work is technically A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. This novella was published on December 19, 1843, and the first edition run of 6000 copies were sold out by Christmas Eve of that year. The publication of the first edition was fraught with complications, and even though the book was received to positive reviews, profits of the book fell far below Dickens' expectations, and the financial strain caused rifts between Dickens and... Read more
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks under the title The Sea Cook over a period of several months from 1881-82.Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is the classic pirate tale, known for its superb atmosphere, character and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of... Read more
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the town of St. Petersberg, based on the town of Hannibal, Missouri.
The Wind In the Willows

The Wind In the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie. The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.
Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the title character Uncle Tom is a long-suffering slave, loyal to both his faith and his master. Presented with an opportunity to escape, he instead chooses to remain in slavery to avoid embarrassing his master. After being sold to a slave trader, Tom suffers brutal treatment and is eventually beaten to death for his refusal to betray his friends — made to represent an ideal of true Christianity. Enormously popular (it was the best-selling novel of the... Read more
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers is a novel written by Alexandre Dumas. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a guard of the musketeers. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title, which refers to Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, three inseparable friends who live by the motto: "All for one, one for all" ("Tous pour un, un pour tous"). The story of d'Artagnan is continued in Dumas' Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne. The three... Read more
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships, is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became tremendously popular as soon as it was published.
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Sir Walter Scott

Published in 1820 by author Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe is an influential historical romance novel set in medieval England. Ivanhoe represents a departure from Scott’s other novels, and remains his most well-known work. Scott explores many different themes in Ivanhoe, chief among them the rivalry and tension between the Saxons and Normans, feudal injustice as well as the oppression of England’s Jewish communities at the time.Critical reception was very positive at the time of publication, and Scott is... Read more
The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C Moore

"A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823.
This famous poem helped to cement the image of Santa Claus from the description of his appearance, his transportation, and how he brings the gifts to children on Christmas eve.
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, has remained one of the most popular children’s books since its publication in The American Magazine in 1910. The story tells of childhood emotions and experiences while keeping the central theme - if something is cared for, it will thrive. The Secret Garden introduces us to a sour little girl, Mary Lennox, who is NOT a pleasure to be around. In fact, she yells like a little princess, can't make friends, and simply despises everything.She... Read more
The Call Of the Wild

The Call Of the Wild

by Jack London

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is an
anthropomorphic canine’s unforgettable tale of survival. Set during the 1890s
Klondike Gold Rush, the novel’s main character, Buck, a large and powerful St.
Bernard-Scotch Shepherd, is stolen from his ranch home in Santa Clara Valley,
California, and sold into service as a sled dog. At first, Buck experiences
violence and struggles for survival, becoming progressively feral in the harsh
environment. By the end, Buck relies on his instinct and learned... Read more
Little Women

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). Written and set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, it was published in two parts in 1868 and 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. 
Black Beauty

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

First
published under the full title: Black
Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse.
Translated from the Equine, by
Jarrold
and Sons London in 1877, the novel now known as simply Black
Beauty was
written
by English author Anna Sewell. The first American editions from 1890
have the added title 'The
“Uncle Tom's Cabin” of the Horse' as
promoters of the novel hoped it would do for animal welfare what
Stowe's novel did for the abolition of slavery.
Anna Sewell was
born in 1820 in... Read more
Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It was first published in 1719, and is sometimes considered to be the first novel in English. The book, although based on the true story a Scotsman, Alexander Selkirk, is a fictional autobiography of the title character, a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.
The Little Prince

The Little Prince

by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince, published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's most famous novella. Saint-Exupéry wrote it while living in the United States. It has been translated into more than 180 languages and sold more than 80 million copies making it one of the best selling books ever. An earlier memoir by the author recounts his aviation experiences in the Saharan desert. He is thought to have drawn on these same experiences for use as plot elements in The Little Prince.
The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

RUDYARD KIPLING was born in Bombay in India in 1865 to British parents, and brought by a Portuguese 'ayah' (nanny) and an Indian servant, who would entertain him with fabulous stories and Indian nursery rhymes. He was sent back to England when he was seven years old, and lived in a boarding house with a couple who were cruelly strict. Fortunately he returned to India aged 16, to work as the assistant editor of a newspaper in Lahore. He began publishing stories and poems and eventually had great success... Read more
Helen's Babies

Helen's Babies

by John Habberton

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Heidi

by Johanna Spyri

Heidi is a classic children's book first published
in 1881 in Germany by Swiss author Johanna Spyri in two parts: Heidi:
Her Years of Wandering and Learning, and Heidi: How She Used
What She Learned. Subtitled: "Geschichten für Kinder wie
auch für Solche, Welche Kinder lieb haben von Johanna Spyri” Stories for children as well as those that love children by Johanna
Spyri). It is one of the best-selling books ever written, and one of
the best-known pieces of Swiss literature.Heidi tells the story of... Read more
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through
the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young
girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic
creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an
exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes
combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland —
have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred
different... Read more
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Anne Of Green Gables

by L M Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables is the first novel by Canadian author
Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story tells of the adventures of Anne Shirley, an
11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert,
a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them
on their farm in Prince Edward Island.

Like many of her contemporaries, Montgomery did not consider
submitting her first novel to a Canadian publisher, convinced that a more
lucrative deal could be made with an... Read more
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A Child's Garden Of Verse

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rediscover the delight and innocence of childhood in these classic poems from celebrated Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson.From make-believe to climbing trees, bedtime stories to morning play and favorite cousins to beloved mothers.Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever. 


First published in 1885, the first printing of A Child's Garden of
Verses ran 1000 copies by Longhaus, Green and Co in London. This
book was not illustrated until the 1896 edition, published 2 years... Read more

Children’s Fiction & Literature Books & Ephemera

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

by Colfer, Eoin

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you've got... Read more
Ark

Ark

by Isbert, Margot Benary

Downright Dencey

Downright Dencey

by Snedeker, Caroline Dale

Moccasin Trail

Moccasin Trail

by McGraw, Eloise Jarvis

The Best Teacher In the World

The Best Teacher In the World

by Chardiet, Bernice and Grace MacCarone