Children's FictionLittle Women, Eight Cousins, and An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott - Stories about the excitement of growing up and the joys and strains of family life.
The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Sylvie and Bruno The Hunting of the Snark and more. These are some of the greatest children's books ever written.
What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge - The irrepressible Katy travels to Europe for fun and adventure.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - Oliver, now known in film and musical too, is the orphan boy forced to live with Fagin and his band of criminals before his redemption.
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley - Delightful story of Tom the chimney sweep and his magical underwater adventures.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - Mowgli and his animal companions in their famous adventures as popularised by Disney. See also Stalky and Company.
Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb - The original and best children's introduction to the stories from Shakespeare's plays.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - A domestic dog finds himself let loose in the cruel outside world and has to learn his true animal instincts.
White Fang by Jack London - The story of a powerful wolf who becomes the greatest fighter but must finally face his weaknesses.
Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner - Smuggling, excitement and adventure aimed at the younger generation.
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard - Diamond mines and restless natives feature in this rollicking yarn based in a fictional African country.
She by H. Rider Haggard - Goddess queen of an African tribe falls for English traveller in a tale of magic and romance.
Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Marryat - Adventure among the small community of a ship as seen through the eyes of young Jack Easy.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter - Cheerful orphan stays with old aunt and changes the lives of all around her.
Black Beauty by Anne Sewell - An horse tells of its adventures with good friendly owners and bad selfish owners.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson - Murder, kidnap (of course) and revenge aboard ship and in the Highlands.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - Long John Silver and the rest on a quest for riches that goes horribly awry.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Youthful fun and intrigue on the Mississippi with Sawyer and Huck Finn.
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - More adventures with Huck and a runaway slave.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne - An absurd bet sends an Englishman rushing around the globe followed by evildoers and with no time to waste.
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde - The charming stories of "The Happy Prince", "The Selfish Giant" and many others.
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