The Children's Literature Web Guide

Classics for Young People

A growing number of children's literature classics are out of copyright, and are among the books available in full-text on the Internet. Here are some of the more popular and interesting titles that are available in HTML format.

For plain-text versions of these and other children's books, this gopher list of Public Domain Electronic Children's Books is a good place to start.

For a comprehensive search of many more texts, check The On-line Books Page, or Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet.

Louisa May Alcott Hans Christian Andersen Victor Appleton Daisy Ashford Barrie, J. M. L. Frank Baum Frances Hodgson Burnett Lewis Carroll Charles Dickens Arthur Conan Doyle Howard Roger Garis Kenneth Grahame Kate Greenaway Nathaniel Hawthorne Isaac Taylor Headland O. Henry Laura Lee Hope Washington Irving W.W. Jacobs Ross Kay Kingston, William H. G., trans.: Rudyard Kipling Jack London George Macdonald Lucy Maud Montgomery Miss Mulock (Dinah Maria Craik) E. Nesbit Lucy Fitch Perkins Beatrix Potter Robert Louis Stevenson Jonathan Swift Booth Tarkington Mark Twain Jules Verne H.G. Wells Kate Douglas Wiggin Oscar Wilde Margery Williams Charles Young

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