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Michael Pastore: Favorite Books for Children (and for adults)

This web page is a list of my favorite books for children.
An asterisk (*) after the author’s name means that the work is in the public domain, and available free.

For all Zorba’s “Favorite Books” lists, visit this page here.

  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain*
  2. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle*
  3. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop*
  4. Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp*
  5. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll*
  6. Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen*
  7. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery*
  8. Arabian Nights Entertainments edited by Andrew Lang*
  9. At The Back Of The North Wind by George Macdonald*
  10. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin*
  11. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit*
  12. Beauty and The Beast by Mme. Le Prince de Beaumont*
  13. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell*
  14. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang*
  15. The Bold Dragoon & Other Ghostly Tales by Washington Irving*
  16. The Borrowers by Mary Norton*
  17. Celtic Fairy Tales, & More Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs*
  18. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White*
  19. The Children’s Homer by Padraic Colum*
  20. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens*
  21. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (pere)*
  22. The Cricket On The Hearth by Charles Dickens*
  23. Danish Fairy Tales by Svendt Grundtvig*
  24. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens*
  25. East O’ The Sun, West O’ The Moon by George Webbe Dasent*
  26. English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs*
  27. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit*
  28. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney*
  29. Golden Treasury Of Children’s Literature by Louis Untermeyer
  30. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens*
  31. Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson*
  32. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers*
  33. Hans Brinker by Mary M. Dodge*
  34. Heidi by Johanna Spyri*
  35. The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien
  36. Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs*
  37. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens*
  38. Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott*
  39. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling*
  40. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling*
  41. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson*
  42. The King Of The Golden River by John Ruskin*
  43. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard*
  44. Lark’s Magic by Michael Pastore (Zorba Press)
  45. The Light Princess by George MacDonald*
  46. Lincoln’s Yarns and Stories by Alexander McClure*
  47. The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  48. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  49. The Little Prince by Antoine St. Exupery
  50. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*
  51. Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore*
  52. Lord Of The Rings by J. R. Tolkien
  53. The Maid of Sker by R. D. Blackmore*
  54. The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
  55. Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson*
  56. The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle*
  57. My Antonia by Willa Cather*
  58. Myths That Every Child Should Know by H. W. Mabie*
  59. Most Interesting Stories of All Nations by N. Hawthorne*
  60. The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen*
  61. The 1,001 Nights by Padraic Colum*
  62. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens*
  63. The Odyssey by Homer, translated by W. H. D. Rouse
  64. Old Hungarian Fairy Tales by Baroness Orczy*
  65. The Once And Future King by T. H. White
  66. Perrault’s Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault & Gustave Dore*
  67. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie*
  68. The Adventures Of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi*
  69. The Princess And The Curdie by George Macdonald*
  70. The Princess And The Goblin by George Macdonald*
  71. Professor Parrot and the Secret of the Blue Cupboard by Michael Tobias (Zorba Press)
  72. Ring Of Willows by Eric Barker
  73. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe*
  74. The Rose and The Ring by W. M. Thackeray*
  75. The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett*
  76. The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde*
  77. She by H. Rider Haggard*
  78. The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen*
  79. The Story Of A Bad Boy by Thomas Bailey Aldritch*
  80. Story Of My Life by Helen Keller*
  81. Story of The Champions of The Round Table by Howard Pyle*
  82. Story Of King Arthur And His Knights by Howard Pyle*
  83. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  84. The Sword In The Stone by T. H. White
  85. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter*
  86. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (pere)*
  87. Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll*
  88. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes*
  89. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson*
  90. The Trumpet Of The Swan by E. B. White
  91. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
  92. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne*
  93. Uncle Remus, His Songs And Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris*
  94. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe*
  95. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley*
  96. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  97. The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame*
  98. A Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne*
  99. The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by Frank L. Baum*
  100. World Tales by Idries Shah
  101. Zlateh The Goat And Other Stories by Isaac B. Singer