Classic Literature Every Home Should have in their Home Library

These book lists are created from both the founders of Thomas Jefferson Education and of my own.

Young Children

  • Aesop’s Fables

  • Andersen’s Fairy Tales

  • Beatrix Potter Complete Collection

  • Beauty and the Beast

  • The Besty-Tacy Series

  • The Bible (click here for suggested passages for young children)

  • The Blind Men and the Elephant

  • “Casey at the Bat”

  • Charlotte’s Web

  • Chicken Little

  • A Christmas Carol (can be scary–use discretion or paraphrase as needed)

  • Cinderella

  • Dinotopia Series

  • Dr. Seuss books

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

  • The Story Of The Other Wise Man

  • The Gift of the Magi

  • The Giving Tree

  • “God Save the Flag”

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

  • The Goose that Laid Golden Eggs

  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales

  • “The Highwayman”

  • Hansel and Gretel

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • “Lincoln, The Man of the People”

  • Little Boy Blue

  • The Little Engine That Could

  • The Little House Series

  • The Little Red Hen

  • Little Red Riding Hood

  • McGuffey’s Readers

  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

  • “Paul Revere’s Ride”

  • Perloo The Bold

  • Peter Pan

  • Peter Rabbit

  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin

  • Pinocchio

  • Pollyanna

  • The Princess and the Pea

  • Puss in Boots

  • Rapunzel

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

  • Rip Van Winkle

  • Robin Hood

  • Rumpelstiltskin

  • Rudyard Kiplng’s Just So Stories

  • Sleeping Beauty

  • The Song of Hiawatha

  • Snow White

  • Tales from the Arabian Nights

  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  • The Three Little Pigs

  • The Ugly Duckling

  • Tom Thumb

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • The Wind in the Willows

  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Young Readers Classics

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Christine Owens


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