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Children Stories

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: Trotty seems a strange name for an old man, but it was given to Toby Veck because of his always going at a trot to do his errands; for he was a ticket porter,...

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What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred Games and Pastimes; A Book ...

By: Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958
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Rainbows for Children

By: Caroline Sturgis Tappan, Lydia Maria Francis Child, Benjamin F. Childs
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Cottage Verses for Young Readers

By: Lake, Catharine
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Anne of Green Gables (dramatic reading)

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Red-haired Anne Shirley, the orphan girl mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, has been one of the world's most beloved characters since the publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908. In this dramatic reading, readers tell the story of Anne's adventures as she grows up on Prince Edward Island.(Summary by wildemoose)

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Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

By: L. Frank Baum

The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. L. Frank Baum's classic story that has made pop culture status. Summary by jhall

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Five Children and It, Version 2

By: E. (Edith) Nesbit

This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon after the move, they discover an ancient and rather grumpy sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who agrees to grant one wish of theirs per day. The children’s wishes send them on adventure after adventure, but rarely turn out as expected. (Summary by Kara)

Adventure, Children, Fantasy, Fiction

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Heidi

By: Johanna Spyri

Hear Heidi if you’ve ever longed to see the Swiss mountain slopes. This story transports the listener from the fine air and freedom of the mountaintop to the confines of Frankfurt, back to the peaks again, bounding in flowered fields with goats at your heels and sky utterly surrounding you. We meet Heidi when she is 5, led up the mountain by her aunt who has raised the orphan but must leave now for a position in Frankfurt. In a mountain cottage overlooking the valley is ...

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Jungle Book, The

By: Rudyard Kipling

This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan. The account of Mowgli's adventures is followed by several short stories, including the tales of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tena...

Children, Animals, Adventure

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Happy Prince and Other Tales, The

By: Oscar Wilde

Collection of children’s stories written in 1888, dealing primarily with love and selfishness. These stories are generally sad, with a moralistic message. The collection includes: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. (Summary written by Joy Chan)

Short stories

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King Arthur and His Knights

By: Maude L. Radford

A collection of King Arthur's adventures, from his ascent to King of Britain to his death. This book includes some of the crucial Arthurian legends about Sir Lancelot, the Knights of the Round Table, Queen Guinevere, and the search for the Holy Grail. (Summary by Robin Cotter)

Adventure, Fantasy, Myths/Legends

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a sentimental children's novel by American (English-born) author Frances Hodgson Burnett, serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine in 1885. It was a runaway hit for the magazine and was separately published in 1886. The book was a commercial success for its author, and its illustrations by Reginal Birch set fashion trends. Little Lord Fauntleroy also set a precedent in copyright law in 1888 when its author won a lawsuit over the rights to theatrical ...

Children, Teen/Young adult

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Zanzibar Tales

By: George W. Bateman

If you have read any accounts of adventure in Africa, you will know that travelers never mention animals of any kind that are gifted with the faculty of speech, or gazelles that are overseers for native princes, or hares that eat flesh. No, indeed; only the native-born know of these; and, judging by the immense and rapid strides civilization is making in those parts, it will not be long before such wonderful specimens of zoölogy will be as extinct as the ichthyosaurus, d...

Animals, Children, Myths/Legends

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Understood Betsy

By: Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The story tells of Elizabeth Ann, a 9-year-old orphan who goes from a sheltered existence with her father's aunt Harriet and cousin Frances in the city, to living on a Vermont farm with her mother's family, the Putneys, whose child-rearing practices had always seemed suspect to Harriet and her daughter. In her new rural life, Elizabeth Ann comes to be nicknamed Betsy, and to find that many activiti...

Children

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Contents –Introduction: 1. The Cyclone -- 2. The Council with the Munchkins -- 3. How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow -- 4. The Road Through the Forest -- 5. The Rescue of the Tin Woodman -- 6. The Cowardly Lion -- 7. The Journey to the Great Oz -- 8. The Deadly Poppy Field -- 9. The Queen of the Field Mice -- 10. The Guardian of the Gates -- 11. The Emerald City of Oz -- 12. The Search for the Wicked Witch -- 13. The Rescue -- 14. The Winged Monkeys...

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Anne of Green Gables

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

There are plenty of people in Avonlea and out of it, who can attend closely to their neighbor?s business by dint of neglecting their own; but Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain. She was a notable housewife; her work was always done and well done; she ?ran? the Sewing Circle, helped run the Sunday-school, and was the strongest prop of the Church Aid Society and Foreign Missions A...

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the Chronicles of Narnia)

By: C. S. Lewis
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Five Children and It

By: Edith Nesbit

The house was three miles from the station, but before the dusty hired fly had rattled along for five minutes the children began to put their heads out of the carriage window and to say, 'Aren't we nearly there?' And every time they passed a house, which was not very often, they all said, 'Oh, is THIS it?' But it never was, till they reached the very top of the hill, just past the chalk-quarry and before you come to the gravel-pit. And then there was a white house with a...

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Rip Van Winkle

By: Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905; Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890

By Joseph Jefferson and Dion Boucicault

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Heidi

By: Johanna Spyri

INTRODUCTION: Heidi is a delightful story for children of life in the Alps, one of many tales written by the Swiss authoress, Johanna Spyri, who died in her home at Zurich in 1891. She had been well known to the younger readers of her own country since 1880, when she published her story, Heimathlos, which ran into three or more editions, and which, like her other books, as she states on the title page, was written for those who love children, as well as for the youngster...

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