The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; Paul Granger (Illustrator)After a terrible cyclone, Dorothy finds herself lost in a strange and magical world. The only way to get home is to visit the Emerald City, where she may be able to ask the Great Wizard of Oz for help. Will Dorothy ever reach Oz? And what will she find when she gets there?
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenThe beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades. Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi's scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.
Call Number: Y JF LIN
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit; C. E. Brock (Illustrator)The classic adventures of three children who find their new home is near a railway line. When Father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their happy life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. But the mystery remains- where is Father, and will he ever return?
Call Number: Y JF NES
Publication Date: 1994
Classic Books (Yellow)
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery"It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?"
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They're waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables, but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthbert's affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter.
Incurably romantic, insatiably curious, and endlessly talkative, "Anne of Green Gables" is an enduring children's classic, loved by adults and children alike.
Call Number: Y JF MON
Publication Date: 1996
Heidi by Sarah Hines Stephens; Johanna SpyriHeidi, a lively orphan girl, goes to live with her cranky grandfather in a little hut high in the Alps. Soon she is happy and healthy, leading a carefree life with her grandfather, her new friend, Peter, and the goats on the Alm. But Heidi's happiness is short-lived when she is sent to stay with a rich city family as a companion for a sick girl, Clara. Although she grows fond of the older girl, Heidi is terribly homesick. She eventually returns to the Alps and finds happiness once again in the clean, pure natural mountain setting.
Call Number: Y JF SPY
Publication Date: 2002
Usborne illustrated classics for girls by Rachel Firth and Lesley Sims (Editors)Retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore and Rosie Dickins, this volume contains a selection of classic stories that girls will want to read again and again.Contents: The Railway Children by E Nesbit; The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Black Beauty by Anna Sewell; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Call Number: Y JF USB
Publication Date: 2008
Charlotte's web by E. B. WhiteAn affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads Some Pig, convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest of things.
Call Number: Y JF WHI
Classic Books (Star)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought. When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoiled, and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine.
Call Number: STF F BUR
Publication Date: 2013
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens; Robin H. Waterfield (Abridged by)This book centres on orphan, Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Twist travels to London, where he meets "The Artful Dodger," a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter CoveneyWhen Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society, which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with Jim. This edition uses the text from the first edition of 1884 and includes a new chronology and a list of further reading by Richard Maxwell.