Letter from “Padington”

Signed with a paw print, this letter from “Padington” (circa 1966) was sent to Australian booksellers and sales staff, encouraging them to sell the latest Paddington title. More

A Light in the Attic

Classic collection of poems and illustrations by Shel Silverstein; ALA Notable Children’s Book. More

Amelia Bedelia

The first book featuring the now-classic, hilariously literal-minded character Amelia Bedelia. More

Flat Stanley

This series celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014 and has sold more than one million copies. More

The Carrot Seed

An early classic in children’s literature about perseverance; never out of print. More

Beezus and Ramona

Newbery Medal winner; humorous and beloved tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. More

The Giving Tree

Poignant, game-changing picture book for readers of all ages that has been a favorite for generations. More

Goodnight Moon

Every child’s must-have bedtime classic; beloved by generations of readers and listeners. More

A Bear Called Paddington

In 1958, an editor at Collins named Barbara Ker Wilson received a manuscript submission about a talking bear, which she opened with “initial suspicion” —as the publisher had received many other proposals featuring humanized animals that “are invariably either whimsy-whamsy, written down, or filled with adult innuendoes.” More

Stuart Little

White’s beloved classic about a small mouse on a big adventure is a perennial bestseller. More

Harry the Dirty Dog

Classic dog story; childhood favorite that has charmed readers for more than fifty years. More

The Butterfly Lion

A moving story of enduring friendship, this is the award-winning favorite from a master storyteller. More