Children’s Classics

childrensbookspicI don’t know what I love more…children’s books, or classics? But put them together and you have possibly my very favourite type of book. Here’s a list of children’s classics that I’m currently reading though. You may notice a few glaring omissions – L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, C.S. Lewis – I believe these authors are too big to be contained on this page!Β One dayΒ I’ll give them pages of their own! Please let me know if you have any favourites that I’m missing!

In order of year published:

1864 — The Light Princess, George McDonald

1866 — Jessica’s Prayer, Hesba Stretton

1868 — Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

1872 — Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne

1877 — Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

1880 — Heidi, Johanna Spyri

1881 — Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, Margaret Sidney

1882 — Treasure Island, R.L. Stevenson

1894 — Seven Little Australians, Ethel Turner

1894 — The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

1906 — The Railway Children, E. Nesbit

1909 — The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

1910 — The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

1910 — The Little Bush Maid (Billabong #1), Mary Grant Bruce

1912 — Daddy-Long-Legs, Jean Webster

1927 — Tarka the Otter, Henry Williamson

1930 — Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome

1931 — The Country Child, Alison Uttley

1936 — Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild

1938 — Mr Popper’s Penguins, Richard & Florence Atwater

1941 — The Snow Goose, Paul Gallico

1942 — The Little Grey Men, B.B.

1943 — Bedknob and Broomstick, Mary Norton

1945 — Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren

1946 — The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge

1947 — The Twenty-One Balloons, William Pene du Bois

1948 — My Father’s Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannett

1949 — The Door in the Wall, Marguerite de Angeli

1950 — Jennie, Paul Gallico

1952 — Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White

1954 — The Children of Green Knowe, Lucy M. Boston

1955 — The Lark Shall Sing, Elizabeth Cadell

1958 — The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare

1960 — The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden

1960 — Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell

1962 — The Wolves of Willoughby Place, Joan Aiken

1967 — Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay

1967 — From the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg

1970 — No Flying in the House, Betty Brock

1973 — The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, Penelope Lively

1974 — Midnight is a Place, Joan Aiken

1976 — A Stitch in Time, Penelope Lively

1978 — Pastures of the Blue Crane, H.F. Brinsmead

1989 — Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

1997 — Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse

2008 — The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

2009 — Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin

2012 — The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate

2012 — Code Name Verity, Elizabeth E. Wein

2015 — Bronze & Sunflower, Cao Wenxuan

2015 — The War that Saved my Life, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley