Recommended Reading

The following list is a selection of texts that Books for Learning aims to include in The Children's Classical Library over time.

The works are listed by author, except where the author is not known, in which case the work is listed by title.

- Fables
Alcott, L. M.
- Little Men
- Little Women
Andersen, H. C.
- Tales
Apollonius of Rhodes
- Argonautica, The
Arabian Nights
Asbjornsen, P.
- Tales
Austen, Jane
- Emma
- Pride and Prejudice
Ballantyne, R.
- Coral Island, The
Bailey, A. S.
- Tale of Browny Beaver, The
- Tale of Cuffy Bear, The
- Tale of Fatty Coon, The
- Tale of Freddy Firefly, The
- Tale of Old Mr Crow, The
- Tale of Sansy Chipmunk, The
- Tale of Solomon Owl, The
- Tale of Tommy Fox, The
Barrie, J.
- Peter Pan
Baum, L. F.
- Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The
Bianco, M. W-
- Velveteen Rabbit, The
Bible Stories
Bronte, C.
- Jane Eyre
Bronte, E.
- Wuthering Heights
Brooke, L. L.
- Jonnie Crow's Garden
Bunyan, J.
- Pilgrim's Progress, The
Burgess, Thornton
- Old Mother West Wind
- Reddy Fox
- Johnny Chuck
- Peter Cottontail
- Uncle Billy Possum
- Mr Mocker
- Jerry Muskrat
- Danny Meadow Mouse
- Grandfather Frog
- Chatterer the Red Squirrel
- Sammy Jay
- Buster Bear
- Old Mr Toad
- Prickly Porky
- Old Man Coyote
- Paddy the Beaver
- Poor Mrs Quack
- Bobby Raccoon
- Jimmy Skunk
- Bob White
- Old Mr Buzzard
- Happy Jack
- Mrs Peter Rabbit
- Bowser the Hound
- Old Granny Fox
- Lightfoot the Deer
- Blacky the Crow
- Whitefoot the Wood Mouse
- Buster Bear's Twins
Burnett, F. H.
- Little Princess, A
- Little Lord Fauntleroy
- Secret Garden, The
Burroughs, E. R.
- Tarzan
Carroll, L.
- Alice in Wonderland
Cervantes, M.
- Don Quixote
Chaucer, G.
- Canterbury Tales, The
Collins, W.
- Moonstone
- Woman in White
Collodi, C.
- Pinocchio
Coolidge, S.
- What Katy Did
Craik, D.
- Little Lame Prince, The
Crane, S.
- Red Badge of Courage, The
Defoe, D.
- Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, C.
- Chrsitmas Carol, A
- David Copperfield
- Great Expectations
- Little Dorrit
- Nicholas Nickelby
- Oliver Twist
- Tale of Two Cities, A
Dodge, Mary
- Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates
Doyle, A.C.
- Sherlock Holmes Series
Dumas, A.
- Man in the Iron Mask, The
- Three Musketeers, The
Falkner, J. Meade
- Moonfleet
Grahame, K.
- Wind in the Willows, The
Greek Myths
Grimm Brothers
- Tales
Haggard, H. R.
- King Solomon's Mines
Hawthorne, N.
- Tanglewood Tales / A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
- Iliad
- Odyssey
Hugo, V.
- Les Miserables
Irving, W.
- Rip Van Winkle
- Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
Jacobs, J.
- Tales
King Arthur
Kingsley, C.
- Water Babies, The
Kipling, R.
- Jungle Book, The
- Just So Stories
La Fontaine, Jean de la
- Fables
Lamb, Charles and Mary
- Tales from Shakespeare
Lang, A.
- Tales
Lawson, H.
- Selected stories
Lear, E.
- Book of Nonsense, The
- Laughable Lyrics
- Nonsense Books
- Nonsense Songs
- Nonsense Stories
Lofting, H.
- Doctor Dolittle
London, J.
- Call of the Wild, The
- White Fang
MacDonald, G.
- The Princess and the Goblin
- The Princess and Curdie
- At the Back of the North Wind
Melville, H.
- Moby Dick
Montgomery, F. T.
- Billy Whiskers, Autobiography of a Goat
Montgomery, L. M.
- Anne of Green Gables
Nesbit, E.
- Complete Book of Dragons, The
- Enchanted Castle, The
- Five Children and It, The
- Magic City, The
- Railway Children, The
- Shakespeare Stories
Orczy, Baroness Emma
- The Scarlet Pimpernel
Perault, C.
- Tales
Poe, E. A.
- Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Porter, E. H.
- Pollyanna
Potter, B.
- Tale of Peter Rabbit, The
- Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The
- Tailor of Gloucester, The
- Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The
- Tale of Two Bad Mice, The
- Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, The
- Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan, The
- Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher, The
- Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit, The
- Story of Miss Moppet, The
- Tale of Tom Kitten, The
- Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The
- Tale of Samuel Whiskers (or The Roly-Poly Pudding) , The
- Tale of Flopsy Bunnies, The
- Tale of Ginger and Pickles, The
- Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse, The
- Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, The
- Tale of Mr Tod, The
- Tale of Pigling Bland, The
- Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, The
Richardson, Henry H.
- Getting of Wisdom, The
Robin Hood
Sewell, A.
- Black Beauty
Shakespeare, W.
- All's Well That Ends Well
- As You Like It
- Commedy of Errors, The
- Hamlet
- Henry the Fifth
- Julius Caesar
- King Lear
- Macbeth
- Merchant of Venice, The
- Midsummer Night's Dream, A
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Othello
- Richard the Third
- Romeo and Juliet
- Taming of the Shrew, The
- Tempest, The
- Twelfth Night
- Winter's Tale, The
Shelly, M.
- Frankenstein
- Antigone
- Oedipus the King
- Oedipus at Colonus
Spyri, J.
- Heidi
Stevenson, R. L.
- Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde
- Treaure Island
Stoker, B.
- Dracula
Swift, J.
- Gulliver's Travels
Twain, M.
- Huckleberry Fin
- Tom Sawyer
- Ramayana
- Aeneid
Verne, J.
- Around the Wold in Eighty Days
- Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
- Mahabharata
Wells, H. G.
- Time Machine, The
Wiggin, K.
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wilde, O.
- Canterville Ghost
- Devoted Friend, The
- Fisherman and his Soul, The
- Happy Prince, The
- Nightingale and the Rose, The
- Picture of Dorian Gray, The
- Remarkable Rocket, The
- Selfish Giant, The
Wyss, J. D.
- Swiss Family Robinson