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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Jack Zipes (Translator), et al
Listed under Fairy Tales
 

Taggerung (Redwall, Book 14)
by Brian Jacques, Peter Standley (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover - 448 pages (September 10, )
Philomel Books; ISBN: 0399237208
 
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem
by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
Listed under Jamie Lee Curtis

Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
Paperback Reprint edition (May 1990)
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140183515

Barbar en Amerique
by Laurent De Brunhoff

Redwall (Book 1, Redwall)
by Brian Jacques

The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner

Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
Listed under Baby Books

The Little Prince
by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Listed under Children 9-12

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding, E. M. Forster (Introduction)
William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted: "He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet." Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition. --Jennifer Hubert - Amazon.com
Paperback: 256 pages
Riverhead Books; ISBN: 1573226122; Reprint edition (August )
 

The Once and Future King
by T. H. White
The Arthurian legend of Camelot; this is the book by which all others of the fantasy genre are judged.  A great classic, and a fantastic read. Four volumes, thicker than a phone book, first published in 1938 - and you won't be able to put it down! 
Suitable for older children and adults. Db 
Paperback Reprint edition 
Ace Books; ISBN: 0441003834
 
More Books by T.H. White including The Sword in the Stone

The Amber Spyglass : His Dark Materials - Book III
by Philip Pullman 
Listed under Philip Pullman

The Chronicles of Narnia
by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
Listed under C.S. Lewis

The Giver
by Lois Lowry
Reading level: Young Adult 
In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price. Amazon.com
Paperback - 180 pages Reissue edition (September 1, )
Laurel Leaf; ISBN: 0440219078

Lewis Carroll: The Complete Illustrated Works: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There...
by Lewis Carroll
Listed under Lewis Carroll

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain
Mass Market Paperback - 274 pages Reissue edition (June )
Bantam Classic and Loveswept; ISBN: 0553211439

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1)
by Lemony Snicket
Listed under Lemony Snicket

Click, Clack, Moo : Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Listed under Ages 4-8
 

Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell
Reading level: Ages 6-12
First published well over a century ago, this all-time classic of children's literature is fondly remembered by millions of readers as their first "real" book.
Hardcover - 240 pages 
Grammercy; ISBN: 0517189585
 
The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter
by Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek
Listed under Harry Potter Books

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter
by David Colbert
Listed under Harry Potter Books

Olivia
by Ian Falconer
Listed under Ages 4-8

Pumpkin Eye
by Denise Fleming (Illustrator)

James Herriot's Treasury for Children
by James Herriot
(Hardcover - October 1992)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Eric Carle (Illustrator), Bill, Jr. Martin

The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 4)
by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
Listed under Lemony Snicket

Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer

Doll's House
by Rumer Godden, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback (September 1976)
Viking Press; ISBN: 014030942X

Tasha Tudor's Dollhouse : A Lifetime in Miniature
by Harry Davis (Photographer), et al
Listed under Doll's Houses

Pumpkin Moonshine
by Tasha Tudor
Reading level: Ages 4-8
School & Library Binding - 40 pages 
Simon & Schuster (Juv); ISBN: 0689828462

Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel 
Listed under Dr Seuss Books

Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)

The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien 
Listed under Lord of the Rings

The Mouse and His Child
by Russell Hoban, David Small (Illustrator)

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
by Dr. Seuss 
Listed under Dr Seuss Books

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-up
by L. Frank Baum
Listed under Wizard of Oz

Watership Down
by Richard Adams
Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure. 

The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. --Paul Hughes - Amazon.com
Mass Market Paperback: 494 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.21 x 6.89 x 4.25
Avon; ISBN: 0380002930; Reissue edition (August 1989)

Fair Weather : A Novel
by Richard Peck

The Complete Adventures of Curious George
by Margret Rey, et al 
Listed under Curious George Books

Kiss Good Night
by Amy Hest, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)

The Death of Hope (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, Book 15)
by Jude Watson
Listed under Junior Star Wars

Earthquake In The Early Morning
by Mary Pope Osborne
Listed under Magic Tree House

Bunny Party
by Rosemary Wells

Roy Lichtenstein's ABC
Mark Lichtenstein 
This little ABC book is so wonderful that adults may have trouble sharing it with the babies, toddlers, and growing children in their midst. Every two-page spread contains an alphabet letter and a painting by Roy Lichtenstein, one of the first and most successful of the pop artists.
Hardcover

The Best of Roald Dahl
by Roald Dahl
Listed under Roald Dahl Books

The 1940s : From World War II to Jackie Robinson (Decades of the 20th Century)
by Stephen Feinstein 
Listed under Children's History
 
 
 

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