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Timeless Chapter Books

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

Do you remember the first book you started and couldn't put down? Introduce your students to those beloved books and series and connect them to generations of reading for pleasure.

 

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Meet the orphaned redhead who changes the lives of everyone she meets in her new Canadian hometown.
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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
See the world of the 19th century from a horse's eyes as Beauty grows from colt to carriage horse.
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The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
A boy and a wild horse meet on a ship and stay together through adversity and amazing adventures.

The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Glimpse the minute Clock family in their hidden home beneath the floorboards.
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The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Four orphaned siblings make it on their own through hard work and a little luck.

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Wilbur the pig and a spider named Charlotte share a remarkable friendship.
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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
Claudia and her brother run away to live in a New York museum and discover a mysterious statue.
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Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
See the world through the investigative eyes of Harriet, whose detailed notebook gets her in trouble with her friends.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Orphaned Heidi travels from aunt to grandfather and learns she prefers old country life to young city life.

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
A magic cabinet brings a boy's toys to life with the help of a special key.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
A story inspired by the miraculous experiences of a 12-year-old Native American who survived alone for 18 years.
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Magical crystals make James's wicked aunts' tree grow a huge peach that yields an incredible new life.
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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Caught between the white and Indian worlds, Hawkeye must battle to save innocent lives during a time of war.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Learn about the history and lives of the early pioneers through Wilder's stories of her own life.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The four March sisters strive to accomplish their dreams even though it's not always easy as 19th-century women.
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The Littles by John Peterson
The tiny people inside the walls have to befriend a cat which could be a big problem!
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Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Follow the enchanting tale of the Banks children and the most magical nanny in England.

My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Delight in a whimsical tale of Elmer Elevator's exploits on his mission to rescue a baby dragon.

Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
Join teenage sleuth Nancy and her friends Ned, Bess, and George as they crack case after case.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Fly to Never-Never Land with Tinkerbell and the Darling children and meet the Lost Boys and Captain Hook.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A boy's drive through a toy tollbooth leads to a fantastic land of magical math and language.
Available in the Teacher Store.

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Generous, mischievous, irrepressible Pippi dances with burglars, fights circus strongmen, and has hilarious hijinks.
Available in the Teacher Store.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
An African American family strives to stay strong in the face of hardships in the South in the 1930s.
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The contrary Mary finds happiness in growing a garden and helping her sickly cousin.
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Set sail with Jim Hawkins for a high-seas adventure that crosses the path of Long John Silver.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Wallace siblings must go on an amazing journey through space to find their father.
Available in the Teacher Store.

  • Subjects:
    Literature, Literature Appreciation
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