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Classic Books for Children: New England Authors

classic books new england authors

New England has a rich literary history. I live less than an hour away from the stomping grounds of literary greats like Lousia May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau.

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite books written by New England area authors or books set in New England. Let me know your favorites in the comments! Enjoy.
1.Little Women

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2.Stuart Little Read-Aloud Edition (This is my favorite edition, and I’m currently reading this to Hope! Unfortunately it’s out of print, but you can get it used for a penny on Amazon!)

3.A Time to Keep Ah, Tasha Tudor. My favorite childhood illustrator. I could look at these pictures all day. If you’ve never introduced your child to Tasha Tudor’s heartwarming family scenes, this is a wonderful book to start with.

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4.Make Way for Ducklings

5.Charlotte’s Web

6. The Hat
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7.Number the Stars Lois Lowry is known for her delicate handling of tough issues. This is one of our favorite read-a-louds on WWII.

8. Blueberries for Sal  We read this every year before blueberry picking!
9. One Morning in Maine a book which I may or may not have already bought for my future grandchildren.

Lovely books set in New England:
10. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
11. Pollyanna 

12. Hitty: Her First Hundred Years We’ve read this book so many times that the cover’s fallen off!

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14. Snowflake Bentley

15.Ox-Cart Man

Can you think of any other great books I missed? Feel free to share in the comments.

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