Classic Children’s Literature Checklist

Another checklist from Jess’s Reading Nook. I love these things!


  1. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christen Andersen
  2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  3. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  4. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  5. The Wonderful World of Oz by Frank Baum
  6. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  8. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  9. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  12. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  13. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  14. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Clooney
  15. Charlie and the Chocolate Factor by Roald Dahl
  16. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  17. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  18. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  19. Corduroy by John Freeman
  20. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  21. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  23. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  24. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  25. White Fang by Jack London
  26. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  27. Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
  28. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  29. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson
  30. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  31. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  32. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  33. Curious George by H.A. Rey
  34. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  35. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  36. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  37. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  38. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  39. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  40. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  41. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  42. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  43. Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson
  44. Eloise by Kay Thompson
  45. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  46. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  47. Stuart Little by E.B. White
  48. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  49. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  50. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

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