5 Children’s Classics to Read Together: Better Reading Kids’ Top 50

5 Children’s Classics to Read Together: Better Reading Kids’ Top 50

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The classic tale of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs. #7 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The story of how a bad-tempered, naughty, red-haired orphan charmed a whole town. My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called ‘carrots’ by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves. My regrets: Dying my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head. My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair! #8 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books

Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy have enchanted readers for over sixty years. Lucy steps into the Professor’s wardrobe – but steps out again into a snowy forest. She’s stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, a land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns… and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the county’s creatures are ever going to be free again… #11 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books

 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

When Mary Lennox arrives from India to live with her uncle, everyone at Misselthwaite Manor thinks her the most disagreeable child. Then one day she discovers a secret garden, locked and hidden for ten years. #26 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs

May Gibbs’ perennial favourite for children. A world peopled with small creatures, where the real mixes tantalisingly with the imaginary and provides a window to the magic we all believe exists in the bush. #19 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books

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