Discover new-to-you stories from years past and enjoy sharing them with your children! Reading a chapter or two aloud each night is a great way to introduce longer, more complex stories to younger children, or make a Just the Two of Us book club by checking out two copies of the same book, reading along and discussing the book with an older child.
The Clock family are tiny people (Borrowers) who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are borrowed from the "human beans" who tromp loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy!
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 1)
Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper is joined on his quest to become a hero by an engaging cast of characters including Eilonwy, a strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess―all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.
The Phantom Tollbooth
For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different, and he even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason!
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Two suburban children run away from their Connecticut home and go to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where their ingenuity enables them to live in luxury.
The Cricket in Times Square
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
The Indian in the Cupboard
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.
Mrs. Jane Tabby can't explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she's grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as difficult!
The Trumpet of the Swan
Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, finds himself far from his wilderness home when he determines to communicate by learning to play a stolen trumpet.
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon
The classic fantasy trilogy of Elmer Elevator and the flying baby dragon has delighted children and their parents for generations. Each story stands alone, but read in succession, they are an unforgettable experience.
The Wind in the Willows
The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world.