Cheap Childrens Books

Original, unabridged classics make up this list of cheap childrens books

These cheap childrens books are the unabridged, original versions published at low prices to make classic kids literature part of every child's library.

Because these classics were written in an era predating our modern system of assigning reading levels, they do not easily fit into a single age category. In general, these books are appropriate for academic study of literature for 4th - 8th grade; as read aloud books for 2nd grade and older; and as pleasure reading through high school (and beyond.)


Little Women Little Women
By (Louisa May Alcott) Unabridged
$4.50



The classic story of four very different sisters growing up together. Although they go in totally different directions as they reach adulthood, their love binds them permanently together. Based on events in the author's childhood.
549 pages - Paperback
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Little Men Little Men
Louisa May Alcott
Unabridged
$4.99



Jo, the main character of Little Women, is now an adult. With her husband she runs a boarding home with her husband for their "little men." There, she offers the warmth and guidance of her loving home to boys with different backgrounds.

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Jo's Boys Jo's Boys
By Louisa May Alcott
Unabridged
$3.00



The twelve original students of Jo's boarding home have grown up and Plumfield has become a growing academy. See what happens when the original students come back together to meet each other and the young men currently learning at Plumfield.
284 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Eight Cousins Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott
Unabridged
$4.95



A recently orphaned child goes to live with her great aunts and seven male cousins who do not understand her or her behavior. But then Uncle Alec comes to the resuce.
218 pages - Paperback
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The Little Mermaid Little Mermaid and Other Tales
By Hans Christian Anderson
Unabridged
$3.00



Thirteen of Hans Christian Anderson's original fairy tales teach lessons about life and relationships. Many of Anderson's tales, such as the "Princess and the Pea" and the "Emperor's Clothes" have undergone numerous revisions. Children can enjoy the original versions in this book.
136 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Peter Pan Peter Pan
By J.M. Barrie
Unabridged
$3.00



Here is the original story of the boy who didn't want to grow up, and his companions including Wendy, Michael, John, Tinkerbell, and Tiger Lily.
153 pages - Paperback
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Little Lord Fauntleroy Little Lord Fauntleroy
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unabridged
$2.50



A young boy learns that he is Lord Fauntleroy, and a wealthy heir. He needs to leave his mother to learn the ways of nobility, but in the end teaches his crouchy grandfather what truly is important. 172 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unabridged
$4.99



A sullen orphan is taken to live in a forboding mansion with an uncle who has abandoned her. But Mary uncovers several mysteries, including a secret garden and a cousin she didn't know she had.
247 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan of the Apes By Edgar Rice Burroughs
$4.99



Tarzan was a human baby raised by apes after the death of his parents. He becomes King of the Apes, involved in one adventure after another in the jungle. But the greatest adventure occurs when he meets Jane.
218 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Alice In Wonderland Alice in Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll
Unabridged
$3.50



An entertaining story for children of Alice's adventure in a strange world, this book is also a social satire to stimulate the thinking of older students and adults.
105 pages- Paperback
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Hans Brinker Hans Brinker By Mary Mapes Dodge
Formerly entitled The Silver Skates
Unabridged
$3.00



Hans hopes to win the ice skating race in his Dutch village. But hard times, an ill father, and homemade wooden skates make his dream unlikely to come true.
276 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Wind In The Willows The Wind in the Willows By Kenneth Grahame
Unabridged
$3.50



Rat, Mole, and Badger share their adventures and mishaps as they try to keep their friend, Mr. Toad, out of trouble. Great as a bedtime story for younger children, and an independent book for older. 171 pages - Paperback
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Red Badge of Courage Red Badge of Courage
By Stephen Crane
Unabridged
$3.50



The fictitious Civil War soldier, Henry, struggles with fear and feelings of cowardice as he faces war for the first time.
146 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Jungle Book Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling)
Unabridged
$3.00



Jungle Book is best known for the story of Mowgli, the boy who was raised by the jungle animals. It also includes four other stories of animals, primarily those native to India.
151 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Captains Courageous Captains Courageous
By Rudyard Kipling
Unabridged
$3.50



A wealthy, spoiled teenager falls overboard the luxury liner he is traveling on. Rescued by a fishing boat out to sea for the season, he is expected to work for the first time in his life.
158 pages - Paperback
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Just So Stories Just So Stories
By Rudyard Kipling
Unabridged
$3.50



Twelve stories written in Kipling's unique style explain how animals were formed. Includes how the elephant got his trunk, how the camel got a hump, how the leopard received spots, and more.
98 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Kim Kim
By Rudyard Kipling
Unabridged
$3.50




Considered by many to be Kipling's greatest masterpiece, Kim tells the story of a 13 year old boy is half Indian and half British during the days of the British colonization of India. Kim lives in two very different worlds, while learning to become both a spy and a monk.
230 pages - Paperback
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Ten Tales By Shakespeare Ten Tales By Shakespeare
By Charles and Mary Lamb
Unabridged
$3.50




A brother and sister team, Charles and Mary wrote this book so that younger children could enjoy the stories in ten of William Shakespeare's plays. Since it's publication more than 100 years ago, it has become a classic of in its own right.
Paperback

King Arthur King Arthur:Tales from the Round Table
Andrew Lang
Unabridged
$3.00



This is an unabridged, 1905 version of Arthurian legends with 13 chapters and 27 black and white illustrations.
174 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Robin Hood Robin Hood
By J. Walker McSpadden
Unabridged
$3.50



This is an unabridged version of the 1923 account of history's favorite outlaw. Join Robin, Little John, Friar Tuck and the others in Sherwood forest.
195 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables
By Lucy Maud Montgomery
Unabridged
$4.50



A talkative and imaginative eleven year old orphan finds herself in the care of an elderly brother and sister on Prince Edward Island. The previous dull existence of all of them changes forever.
306 pages - Paperback
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Anne of Avonlea Anne of Avonlea Montgomery)
Unabridged
$3.00



Anne is now 16 years old and the village school teacher. She is also helping Marila raise the two twin orphans who have just arrived at Green Gables. Adventures never stop for Anne.
266 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Railway Children Railway Children
Nesbit
Unabridged
$4.99



Three children, used to living in luxury and wealth, are confused by the sudden disappearance of their father. With their mother, they move into a small cottage in the country and have to get by with bare necessities. But they find they do not need money to discover friendship, adventure, and solve the mystery of their father's disappearance.
188 pages - Paperback
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Black Beauty Black Beauty
By Anna Sewell
Unabridged
$3.50



Black Beauty tells his own story in first person narrative as he moves from one owner to the next. Owned by both poor and wealthy masters, he also endures cruel and kind treatment from different people.
186 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Heidi Heidi
By Johanna Spyri
Unabridged
$4.00



Heidi is a young orphan who goes to live with her grandfather on the Swiss Alps. Later, she is taken from him and the mountains she loves to be a companion in the city. She longs to return to the alps, but has lessons to learn before she does.
269 pages - Paperback
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Story of the Amistad Story of the Amimstad
By Emma Gelders Sterne
Unabridged

$3.00



The Amistad was a slave ship carrying men and women to the New World as slaves. They seized control of the ship to return to Africa, but instead find themselves on trial in New England.
113 pages - Paperback
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Black Arrow Black Arrow
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Unabridged
$3.00



A historical novel during the War of the Roses, the hero encounters danger, treachery, and adventure as the House of York and House of Lancaster vie for the fate of the nation.
234 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Kidnapped Kidnapped
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Unabridged
$4.50



Kidnapped by his uncle, shipwrecked, and accused of murder, David flees for his life through the highlands of Scotland.
225 pages - Paperback
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Treasure Island Treasure Island
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Unabridged
$2.00



The world's most famous pirate story, brings readers face to face with villanous characters and high action as honest sailors and deadly pirates fight for buried treasure.
151 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Tom Sawyer Detective Tom Sawyer, Detective
By Mark Twain
Unabridged, except for changing racial terms that have become offensive
$2.00



This is the third book in the series about Tom Sawyer. Tom and Huck are visiting Aunt Sally again, and this time they need to do some detective work to get Uncle Silas out of trouble.
71 pages - Paperback
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Daddy Long Legs Daddy Long Legs By Jean Webster
Unabridged
$4.99



Written in a unique style, this is a series of letters that an impoverished orphan writes to her anonymous benefector who makes it possible for her to go to a woman's college. See the world through the eyes of a young woman who has never been outside of an orphanage.
137 pages - Paperback(Cheap Childrens Books)
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
By Kate Douglas Wiggin
Unabridged
$3.00



An energetic and mischievous girl goes to live with her two older aunts who are determined to make a lady of her. Who will win?
229 pages - Paperback (Cheap Childrens Books)
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Swiss Family Robinson Swiss Family Robinson By Johann D. Wyss
Unabridged 1889 Translation
$4.99



Two parents and their four sons are shipwrecked on an island. Together they survive hardships and thrive in a hostile environment with many dangers until they have built a haven that provides all their needs through their own resourcefulness. But change comes even to this family isolated from the rest of society.
323 pages - Paperback
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