Children's Library Classic Collection
This is a collection of over 150 books no longer under copyright. They were digitized for Microsoft by the Internet Archive and donated by the Library of the University of California and the New York Public Library. They may be used for non-commercial and educational purposes. Kids Online has converted the pages to images and provided a different way to browse them.
Some of these books are around 200 years old. The English used in many of these books is quite different from the English of today. They sometimes used "f" to replace "s." Words like "gay" back then meant "happy" or "cheerful." If you find a word you are not sure of, please ask your parents or a teacher. If there are any other concerns please contact Enjoy your reading!
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Short Stories
Tongue Cut Sparrow
Battle of the Monkey & the Crab
The Old Man who made the Dead Trees Blossom
Kachi-Kachi Mountain
The Mouse's Wedding
The Old Man & the Devils
The Fisher-Boy Urashima
The Serpent with Eight Heads
The Matsuyama Mirror
The Hare of Inaba
The Cub's Triumph
The Silly Jelly-Fish
The Princess Fire-Flash & Fire-Fade
My Lord Bag-O'-Rice
The Wooden Bowl
The History of Insects
Diamonds and Toads; or, Humility Rewarded...
Ali Baba; or, The Forty Thieves
The Crooked Man and Other Rhymes
The Death and Burial of Cock Robin
Carlo, or Kindness Rewarded
Nursery Rhymes - Uncle Dick's Series
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog
Dame Wonder's Amusing Alphabet
The Skating Party and Other Stories
The History of Birds
Little Henry and His Bird
Aladdin; or, The Wonderful Lamp
Curious Creatures
Goody Two Shoes
The House that Jack Built
Cinderella: or, The Little Glass Slipper
Cousin Emma's Visit to the Country
Courtship and Marriage of Cock Robin & Jenny Wren
Fairy's Album with Rhymes of Fairyland
Dame Trot and Her Cat
The Life and Death of Jenny Wren
Rock A Bye Library: A Book of Fables
Fawn in the Wood
Jack and Jill and Old Dame Gill
Aesop's Fables
A Curious Account of the Origin of Fairlop Fair
King Gobble's Feast
Dame Wiggins of Lee, and Her Seven Wonderful Cats
The Owl & the Pussy Cat and The Duck & the Kangaroo
The Motor Car Dumpy Book
Happy Child Life in Pictures
Mother Goose in White: Mother Goose Rhymes
Pettijohn's Kindergarten Games, and How to Play Them
Sleeping Beauty in the Woods
Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper
Beauty and the Beast
A Present from New-York
Explanation of the Pilgrim's Progress, &c, &c
Old Friends in a New Dress; or, Familiar Fables in Verse
The Round Rabbit
McGuffey's Eclectic Primer
The Nine Lives of a Cat
Up! Horsie!
Gammer Gurton's Garland; or, The Nursery Parnassus
A Apple Pie and Other Nursery Tales
Longer Books
The Japanese Fairy Book
Happy Hearts
Hayes's Stories for Children - Part II
Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, Poor Richard Improved
Beauty and the Beast
The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle
Robin Hood: Being a Complete History...
Mary and Charlie; or, Every Day Faults
Mamma's Pictures, or, The History of Fanny and Mary
Minnie Brown; or, The Gentle Girl
The Birthday Party
At School & at Home; or, Scenes in Early Life
The Little Quaker; or, The Triumph of Virtue
Traditional Nursery Songs of England
Easy Rhymes for Children
Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children
A Flower Book
Stories for Little Children
The Step-Brothers
A Puzzle for a Curious Girl
The Fire-Fly's Lovers & Other Fairy Tales of Old Japan
Traditional Faery Tales
Little Ellie, and Other Tales
Uncle Sam's Library for Boys & Girls
Minnie Gray; or, Merit Rewarded
Little Prudy Series: Fairy Book
The Story of Jack and the Giants
Cat and Dog; or, Memoirs of Puss and the Captain
Oriental Fragments
The Doll and Her Friends; or, Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina
The History of the United States
A Day's Pleasure; or, The Half-Holiday Adventures of...
Fables for the Nursery: Original and Select
Under the Evergreens; or, A Night with St. Nicholas
The Adopted Daughter
Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories
Flower Fables
The Swiss Family Robinson
Robin Hood and His Merry Foresters
Choice Library for Young People: Tales for Youth
The Squirrels and Other Animals
The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories
All's not Gold that Glitters; or, The Young Californian
Anyhow Stories Moral and Otherwise
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
The Child's Picture and Verse Book (Otto Speckter's...)
Fairy Circles: Tales and Legends of Giants, Dwarfs...
Fairy Stories
Happy Nights at Hazel Nook; or, Cottage Stories
The Ice-Maiden
The "Little Folks" Painting Book
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Marco Paul's Voyages & Travels
A Treasury of Pleasure Books for Young Children
Tales from the Eastern-Land
Tales about the Mythology of Greece and Rome
The Old Story Books of England
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Illustrated
The Childs Fairy Library
The Magic Ring and other Oriental Fairy Tales
Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy
Favourite Fairy Tales with Twelve Coloured Illustrations
Adventures Ashore and Afloat
Fairy Tales from all Nations
A Picture-Book of Merry Tales
The National Nursery Book
Tales about England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales
A House of Pomegranates, The Happy Prince and Other Tales
Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes
Aunt Charlotte's Stories of American History
A Treasury of Pleasure Books for Young People
The King and the Bondmen
Benjamin Franklin, the Printer-Boy
Stories from Switzerland
Oriental Tales: Being Moral Selections from The Arabian...
Scenes in America, for the Amusement and Instruction of...
Charles Hartland, the Village Missionary
How to be a Lady: A Book for Girls
Chun and Si-Ling, an Historical Romance
The Juvenile Forget-Me-Not
Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions
A Gift from Fairy Land
Pictures from the Pyrenees; or, Agnes' and Kate's Travels
Alice and Other Fairy Plays for Children
The Sand-Hills of Jutland
A Sister's Stories
O'er Tartar Deserts; or, English and Russian in Central Asia
Fables of Aesop and Others
Old French Fairy Tales
Four and Twenty Fairy Tales
Stories for the Household