redridinghoodLittle Red Riding Hood

Charles Perrault  Age Group: Children

The timeless children’s story about little red riding hood and the wolf.


callofthewildThe Call of the Wild

Jack London  Age Group: Children

A tale of frontier days in the Yukon gold rush and the relationship between a sled dog, his keeper, and the call of the wild.

shakespeareBeautiful Stories From Shakespeare

Edith Nesbit  Age Group: Young Adults

Shakespeare written as stories for children, by classic children’s book author Edith Nesbit.


justsostoriesJust So Stories

Rudyard Kipling  Age Group: Young Adults

A collection of classic children’s stories, including How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Camel Got His Hump, and many more.


howtodrawcomicsHow to Draw Comic Books

John Byrne  Age Group: Children

A classic book about how to draw comics, told in a comic book style.



 thejunglebookThe Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling  Age Group: Young Adults

The classic tale of Mowgli – a boy who is abandoned in the jungle and bought up by wolves, a bear, and a panther. The original tale has lots more to tell than the popular disney version and makes a great story for bedtime – children will want to go to bed so they can find out what happens next! A public domain book formatted for easy use by planet pdf.


ataleoftwocitiesA Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens  Age Group: Children

An Epic tale which needs no introduction. This is a Project Gutenberg recreation.



achristmascarolA Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens  Age Group: Children

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.


littlewomenLittle Women

Louise M Alcott  Age Group: Children

The classic novel, following the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, emphasising, periodically, the importance of domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine’s identity.


peterpanPeter Pan: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

 J.M. Barrie  Age Group: Young Adults

The original script for the play of the classic tale of Peter Pan, first performed at Duke of York’s Theatre London’s Westend, 27th December 1904, and running for 145 performances.


thegreatpanjandrumThe Great Panjandrum Picture Book

Randolph Caldecott  Age Group: Toddlers

A beautifully illustrated scanned copy of a classic collection of nursery rhymes style children’s stories from a time gone by. The classic collection of short children’s stories includes the infamous House that Jack Built.


robinhoodThe Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle  Age Group: Children

The original classic tale of Robin Hood, a vigilante robbing the rich to give to the poor, and saving Nottingham from it’s tyrannical rulers. The book is a reformatted version of the original text as published in 1883.


whatthemoonsawWhat the Moon Saw

Hans Christian Anderson  Age Group: Young Adults

A scanned illustrated copy of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic stories. Engraved Etchings by AW Bayes, Translated by HW Dulcken Published 1866 George Routledge and Sons, London


childfirstpicturebookThe Child’s First Picture Book

G.L. Freeman and R.S. Freeman  Age Group: Children

A poetic look into children’s picture books from a time gone by. A scanned pdf, with beautiful illustrations, and poetic versus, and formatted with one page of text opposing the illustrations. First published 1933, by an experimental psychologist, an educator, and written with the help of one hundred nursery children from the time.


bookofthecatThe Book of the Cat

Maybell Humphrey, Elisabeth Bonsall  Age Group: Children

Many years before TS Elliot’s popular collection of poems, and many years before Andrew Lloyd Weber popularised it in the broadway musical, was The Book of the Cat. A beautifully illustrated well written collection of short storeys and poems about cats, including The Great Panjandrum, Snowball, and Mr Twinkletoes. Any cat person will identify with the clear descriptions on the feline species, endearing and accurate. This text is a scanned copy of the original, hand written edition, published in 1903.


huckleberryfinThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain  Age Group: Young Adults

Mark Twain writes: Persons attempting to find a narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot will be shot. A classic tale of a young boy, written by a legendary writer. Wiki notes: It is a colourful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. Enjoy!


aliceinwonderlandAlice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll  Age Group: Young Adults

Alice sees a white rabbit with a waist coat and pocket watch disappearing down a rabbit hole, what follows depicts the epitome of children’s imagination, a classic fantasy tale, combined with subtle logic based adult intricacies in Lewis Carroll’s (Charles Dodgeson – mathematician) classic tale of Alice in Wonderland that can be enjoyed at any age. This edition is an excellent quality scanned pdf, the hard copy was created by Peter Zelchenko in 1998, and is intended to be as close as possible to the original 1865 version, with illustrations by John Tenniel.