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The Aesop for Children (read online) beautifully illustrated with full color pictures

Online Collection of Fables (read online)

Research Aesop's Fables at Book Rags

Lesson Plan - Teaching Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables online game at Quia


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Andersen's Fairy Tales Read Online

Research Hans Christian Andersen at Book Rags

Lesson Plans Andersen's Fairy Tales at Teachers Pay Teachers


Tom Swift and His Motor Boat by Victor Appleton

(No longer available online)

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Anonymous (read online)

Research The Arabian Nights at Book Rags


Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (read online)

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Classics in this Series

Aesop Aesop's Fables

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Anderson, Victor Tom Swift and His Motor Boat

Anonymous Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Baum, L.Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Brooks, Elbridge S. The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Burnett, Frances Hodgson A Little Princess

Little Lord Fauntleroy

The Secret Garden

Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

The Hunting of the Snark

Collodi Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet

DeFoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol

David Copperfield

Dodge, Mary Mapes Hans Brinker, The Silver Skates

Douglass, Frederick The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Eliot, George Silas Marner

Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows

Grey, Zane Riders of the Purple Sage

Grimm Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales

Harris, Joel Chandler Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter

Headland, Isaac Taylor The Chinese Boy and Girl

O Henry The Four Million, short stories

Hope, Laura Lee The Bobbsey Twins at Home

Irving, Washington The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book

Linderman, Frank B. Indian Why Stories

Lofting, Hugh The Story of Dr. Doolittle

London, Jack The Call of the Wild

White Fang

Loon, Hendrik Van The Story of Mankind

Montgomery, Lucy Maud Anne of Green Gables

McGuffey, William The New McGuffey Fourth Reader

McLaughlin, Marie L. Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Mulock (Maria Dinah Craik) The Little Lame Prince

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle

Nicolay, Helen The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Perkins, Lucy Fitch The Belgian Twins

Poe, Edgar Allen The Raven

The Tell-Tale Heart

Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Sewell, Anna Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse

Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet

Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion

Spyri, Johanna Heidi

Steedman, Amy Stories of the Italian Painters

Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels

Tarkington, Booth Penrod

Tolstoy, Leo Childhood

Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Various Author Twilight Stories

Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery

Webster, Jean Daddy Long Legs

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds

Wiggin, Kate Douglas The Arabian Nights

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilde, Oscar The Happy Prince

A House of Pomegranates

Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit

Wyss, Johann David The Swiss Family Robinson

Nursery Rhymes

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