Garth Williams, Illustrator

Garth Williams was a little-known but talented young illustrator when he was commissioned by Ursula Nordstrom, head of Harper’s Department of Books for Boys and Girls, to illustrate the classic Stuart Little by E. B. White. More

Freaky Friday

Classic comedic children’s novel that is so funny it has been adapted into film three times. More

Amelia Bedelia

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

The Look of Stuart Little

In early 1945, Ursula Nordstrom, head of Harper’s Department of Books for Boys and Girls was awaiting completion of E. B. White’s manuscript for a children’s story about a talking mouse, titled Stuart Little. More

The Carrot Seed

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

Sounder

Newbery Award–winning book that became an influential children’s work on race and class. More

Little Bear

The very first I Can Read! book has sold more than one million copies. More

A Light in the Attic

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

Flat Stanley

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

Goodnight Moon

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

Charlotte’s Web

Considered a classic of children’s literature; a novel of friendship, love, life, and death. More

Old Yeller

Instantly acclaimed, it has become one of the most beloved children’s classics ever written. More