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Classic Literature
casually arranged by grade level

The Velveteen Rabbit 
by Margery Williams Bianco
Gutenberg Text 

Raggedy Andy Stories 
by Johnny Gruelle
Gutenberg Text

The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter
Gutenberg Text
1st to 4th grade level, read aloud to younger children, allow older children to read for themselves

Four Little Blossoms on Apple Tree Island 

Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun
by Mabel C. Hawley
Gutenberg Texts

Arthur Scott Bailey

Sleepy-Time Tales: the Tale of Fatty Coon  

Tale of Brownie Beaver  

The Tale of Buster Bumblebee 

The Tale of Cuffy Bear  

The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse

The Tale of Freddie Firefly  

The Tale of Frisky Squirrel

The Tale of Henrietta Hen

The Tale of Major Monkey

The Tale of Old Mr. Crow  

The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels

The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk  

The Tale of Tommy Fox  

The Tale of Solomon Owl 
Gutenberg Texts

The Tale of Timothy Turtle

The Tale of Major Monkey
Kellcraft
1st to 4th grade level, read aloud to younger children, allow older children to read for themselves

Uncle Remus 

Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings 
by Joel Chandler Harris
Gutenberg Text

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit 
by Joel Chandler Harris
University of Georgia Text

Uncle Wiggily & Friends

Uncle Wiggily's Adventures

Uncle Wiggily's Travels 

Uncle Wiggily in the Woods

Sammie and Susie Littletail

Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble 

Curly and Floppy Twistytail; the Funny Piggie Boys
by Howard R. Garis
Gutenberg Texts
2nd to 4th grade level, read aloud to younger children, allow older children to read for themselves

The Five Little Peppers

The Adventures of Joel Pepper

Five Little Peppers Abroad 

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Five Little Peppers and their Friends

Five Little Peppers Grown Up

Five Little Peppers Midway
by Margaret Sidney
Gutenberg Texts
3rd to 5th grade reading level

The Bobbsey Twins

The Bobbsey Twins
Or, Merry Days Indoors and Out

Bobbsey Twins at Home

Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook

The Bobbsey Twins at School  

Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge 

The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore 

The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair

The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City

Bobbsey Twins in the Country 

The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West  

Bobbsey Twins in Washington

The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat 
 by Laura Lee Hope
Gutenberg Texts

Books in Words of One Syllable

The Pilgrim's Progess in Words of One Syllable

Robinson Crusoe in Words of One Syllable

Swiss Family Robinson in Words of One Syllable
by Mary Godolphin
All Gutenberg Text
3rd to 5th grade reading level

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Black Beauty, Young Folks' Edition
by Anna Sewell
Gutenberg Text
3rd to 5th grade reading level

Rip Van Winkle
by Washington Irving
Illustrated Text
Also HTML at a Different Site

E. Nesbit

Five Children and It

The Railway Children 

The Wouldbegoods 

The Story of the Amulet 
by E. Nesbit
Gutenberg Texts
4th to 6th grade reading level

Dr. Dolittle

Voyages of Dr. Dolittle

The Story of Doctor Dolittle 
by Hugh Lofting
Gutenberg Texts
4th to 6th grade reading level

Lewis Carrol

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Through the Looking-Glass 

The Hunting of the Snark
Three Selections written by Lewis Carrol
Gutenberg Texts
4th to 6th grade reading level

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Swiss Family Robinson 
by Johann David Wyss
Gutenberg Text
4th to 6th grade reading level

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folks' Edition
4th to 6th grade reading level
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Gutenberg Text

Howard Pyle

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Story of King Arthur

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table 

Book of Pirates
by Howard Pyle
5th grade reading level

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White Fang
5th grade reading level
Jack London
Gutenberg Texts

Adventures of Pinocchio 
by Carlo Collodi
Gutenberg Text
5th grade reading level

Peter Pan
James Matthew Barrie
Gutenberg Text
5th to 6th grade reading level

Rudyard Kipling

The Kipling Reader 

Captains Courageous 

The Jungle Book 

The Second Jungle Book 

Just So Stories

Kim one of my favorites
by Rudyard Kipling
All Gutenberg Texts
5th to 6th grade reading level

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Black Beauty 
by Anna Sewell
Gutenberg Text
5th to 6th grade reading level

Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens

Adventures of Tom Sawyer 

Tom Sawyer Abroad 

Tom Sawyer Detective 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 

The Prince and the Pauper
by Mark Twain
All Gutenberg Texts
5th to 6th grade reading level

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

New Chronicles of Rebecca
by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
5th to 7th grade reading level

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little Lord Fauntleroy 

The Secret Garden

A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Gutenberg Text
5th to 7th grade reading level

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of the Island 

Anne of Avonlea 

Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne's House of Dreams 
by L. M. Montgomery
5th to 7th grade reading level

Louisa May Alcott

An Old-Fashioned Girl 

Jack and Jill 

Little Women

Little Men

Jo's Boys 
by Louisa May Alcott
5th to 8th grade reading level

Daniel Defoe

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

& also The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
Gutenberg Text
6th grade reading level

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The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights 
by Sir James Knowles
6th grade reading level

Jack London

The Call of the Wild

Sea Wolf
6th to 7th grade reading level
Jack London
Gutenberg Texts

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Treasure Island 
6th to 7th grade reading level

Tarzan of the Apes 
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
6th to 8th grade reading level
Many More Selections by the Same Author

The Wizard of Oz Collection
by Frank L. Baum
6th to 8th grade reading level

The Sketch-Book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
 by Washington Irving
Including  Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
Also Muliple Formats at Black Mask

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates
by Mary Mapes Dodge
6th to 8th grade reading level

The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
Gutenberg Text
7th grade reading level

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Gutenberg Text
7th to 8th grade reading level
For more of Mr. Holmes' adventures Click Here

The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
8th grade reading level, read aloud to younger students

Gulliver's Travels
Johnathan Swift
Gutenberg Text
8th to 9th grade reading level

Kidnapped 
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gutenberg Texts
8th to 9th grade reading level

The Pilgrim's Progress
by John Bunyon
Gutenberg Text
8th to 10th grade reading level

Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Man in the Iron Mask 

The Three Musketeers 
Three Selections written by Alexandre Dumas père
All Gutenberg Texts
8th to 9th grade reading level

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Uncle Tom's Cabin 
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Gutenberg Text
8th to 10th grade reading level

Paradise Lost 

Paradise Regained
by John Milton
Gutenberg Text

The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Gutenberg Text
9th grade reading level

The Last of the Mohicans
by James Fenimore Cooper
9th grade reading level

Rob Roy
Sir Walter Scott
Gutenberg Text

The Scarlet Pimpernel
by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Gutenberg Text

Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Les Miserables 
by Victor Hugo
9th grade reading level

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The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty
by Sir John Barrow
9th grade reading level

Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
Gutenberg Text
9th to 10th grade reading level

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carole

A Tale of Two Cities

David Copperfield

Great Expectations

Nicholas Nickleby

Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
Gutenberg texts
9th to 10th grade reading level

Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice

Sense and Sensibility 
Jane Austen
Gutenberg Texts
9th to 10th grade reading level

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Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
Gutenberg Text

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
Gutenberg Text

Main Street 
by Sinclair Lewis
Gutenberg Text

The Great  Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gutenberg Australia

Ben Hur
by Lew Wallace
Gutenberg Text
10th grade reading level

Ivanhoe
by Sir Walter Scott
Gutenberg Text
10th grade reading level

The Arabian Nights 
by Andrew Lang
Gutenberg Text
unknown age level

Beowulf, several Translations
James Harrison or Lesslie Hall or Gummere
translated by James Harrison
Gutenberg Text

Beowulf
translated by H.E. Marshall
Gutenberg Text
Or Baldwin Project Text

Gilgamesh
Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs
AncientTexts.org

Also

Ishtar and Izdubar (Gilgamesh)
by Leonidas Le Cenci Hamilton
sacred texts

Le Mort d'Arthur: Volume 1       Volume 2
by Thomas Malory, 1400 to 1470
Gutenberg Texts