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Here you will find articles and information about children's books that have stood the test of time and/or have become "instant" classics because of their popularity.
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Children's Classics
A terrific, annotated, well organized booklist for parents that can be downloaded as a 14-page PDF.

L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz
It's the centennial year of the publication of this classic. Learn about the author and his desire to create a new American fairy tale.

Robert McCloskey's Maine Caldecott Award Winners
Although Robert McCloskey's books were written over 40 years ago, many of his award winning books, including those set in Maine, like Blueberries for Sal, Time of Wonder, and One Morning in Maine, remain popular.

Two Special Laura Ingalls Wilder Books
Learn all about both a special Collector's Edition of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie and Laura Ingalls Wilder Country by historian William Anderson.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is a classic children's book for middle grade readers, a terrific fantasy and science fiction story that has remained popular for 50 years.

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Learn about the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of the classic children's book by Madeleine L'Engle.

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Miss Rumphius is a classic children's picture book, written and illustrated By Barbara Cooney, with an emphasis on what an individual can do to make the world more beautiful.

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain is a classic children book, a work of historical fiction by Esther Forbes, who won a John Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature in 1944.

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