Children’s Fiction & Literature

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Top Sellers in Children’s Fiction & Literature

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 about this item
Harry Potter and The Order Of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and The Order Of the Phoenix

by J K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The story follows Harry, who has been ostracized by the wizarding world after reporting the return of the evil Lord Voldemort. As Harry begins his fifth year at Hogwarts, he forms a secret organization, "Dumbledore's Army," to prepare for Voldemort's return. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Magic seeks to discredit Harry and his allies, causing tensions to rise. The book culminates in a battle at the Ministry,... Read more about this item
The Wind In the Willows

The Wind In the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows is a classic children's book by Kenneth Grahame, published in 1908. The story follows the adventures of four animal friends - Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad - as they explore the English countryside, battle against weasels and stoats, and learn about the value of friendship, loyalty, and the joys of a simple life. Through their adventures, the characters discover the importance of home and the pleasures of a peaceful existence. With its charming characters, vivid descriptions of... Read more about this item
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 about this item
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 editions.... Read more about this item
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—on their way into adulthood while their father serves as a chaplain in the American Civil War. Although it is not based on a true story, it is loosely inspired by the author's childhood... Read more about this item
The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe

by C S Lewis

First published in 1950 by Geoffrey Bles in the UK, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is the first published and best known of the C.S. Lewis' popular Narnia series. The American edition was published later in 1950 by Macmillan. Due to labor union laws the type had to be reset so Lewis took the opportunity to make a few changes to the American edition: Edmund and Susan are interested in snakes and foxes instead of foxes and rabbits in chapter 1, the White Witch's chief of police is Fenris Ulf... Read more about this item
Anne Of Green Gables

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 about this item
The Little Prince

The Little Prince

by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a charming and philosophical novella that tells the story of a young prince who travels from planet to planet, encountering various eccentric characters along the way. Through his encounters, the prince learns valuable lessons about life, love, and human nature. The book explores themes of innocence, friendship, and the importance of seeing beyond the surface to discover deeper truths. With its whimsical illustrations and poignant prose, The Little Prince... Read more about this item
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 about this item
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 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 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 about this item
Velveteen Rabbit

Velveteen Rabbit

by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real, is the story of a toy rabbit who wants to become real through the love of his owner. The stuffed rabbit is overlooked by the boy whom he is given, the boy preferring to play with more mechanical and sophisticated toys than the simple stuffed rabbit. The rabbit holds onto a story told to him by the oldest and wisest toy in the nursery, the skin horse, about how toys can become real through love. Eventually, the boy becomes attached to the soft doll, but... Read more about this item
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 about this item
Holes

Holes

by Louis Sachar

"Frances Foster Books."

Newbery Medal, 1999.
Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe was first published in April 1719, in London. In the beginning, the story was published as an autobiography, but it was later established that the author was Daniel Defoe. The novel became an instant classic, with four editions printed in the first year of publication. Often called the first English novel, it follows the story of Robinson Crusoe, a man marooned on an island. Crusoe’s adventure-packed story of survival started the genre of realistic fiction and inspired a slew of other... Read more about this item
Heidi

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 about this item
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 about this item
James and The Giant Peach

James and The Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The novel features an English orphan boy named James Henry Trotter cared for by his two abusive aunts. James finds a tunnel in a gigantic peach and enters into a magical world where he befriends seven bugs. He proceeds to embark on a wild adventure with his insect friends, getting into trouble and saving them from sticky situations. The book has frequently become the target of censorship due to its... Read more about this item
The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

by L Frank Baum

When Nancy searches through the knapsack of an amnesia victim, she finds an unusual ring. Before long, she is caught up in a second assignment from a beautiful harpist. Nancy's discoveries reveal an important connection between the hospital patient, the harpist, and enemies from abroad.
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.
Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

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 about this item
The Magician's Nephew

The Magician's Nephew

by C S Lewis

The Magician's Nephew tells the story of the creation of Narnia, and paves the way to understand how the rest of the series plays out.  We learn of the Sons of Adam and the Daughters of Eve, how the wardrobe came to be, and more.

Digory and Polly are tricked into experimenting with magical rings by Digory's Uncle Andrew, and they are sent into the Wood between the Worlds.

Children’s Fiction & Literature Books & Ephemera

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

by Sewell, Anna

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 about this item
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 about this item
Heidi

Heidi

by Spyri, Johanna

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 about this item
How Long Is Always?

How Long Is Always?

by Weber, Lenora Mattingly

Ark

Ark

by Isbert, Margot Benary

Moccasin Trail

Moccasin Trail

by McGraw, Eloise Jarvis

Clear For Action!

Clear For Action!

by Meader, Stephen W