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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and Other Stories

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have inspired, frightened, and amused readers since they were first published in 1835. Readers will recognize the little mermaid who makes a deal… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Mansfield Park

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Too poor to care for all their children, the Price family sends ten-year-old Fanny to live with wealthy relatives at their estate, Mansfield Park. Fanny is painfully shy and spends her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823/.7

Middlemarch

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 10.4
  • Dewey: 823/.8

Northanger Abbey

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Catherine Morland is obsessed with the romantic adventures and supernatural terrors of Gothic novels. She dreams of being a heroine in such a book. When she is invited to spend several weeks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 10.8
  • Dewey: 823/.7

Pollyanna

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When optimistic orphan Pollyanna is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly in the dismal town of Beldingsville, the sweet-natured eleven year old relies on "the Glad Game" to boost her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Real Mother Goose

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The identity of Mother Goose may remain a mystery, but the timeless appeal of the fairy tales and nursery rhymes associated with this cherished imaginary author has lasted for generations of… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 398.8 [E]

The Scarlet Pimpernel

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

At the beginning of the French Revolution, a group of Englishmen form a secret society to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Their mysterious leader is the elusive Scarlet… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Dr. John Dolittle has always understood animals better than people. And when his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the language of the animals, he really understands them. Dolittle opens up a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Swiss Family Robinson

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When a storm wrecks their ship off the coast of a deserted island in the East Indies, William, Elizabeth, and their four sons must rely on each other for survival. Stranded like Robinson… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The War of the Worlds

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 823'.912

The Yellow Wallpaper

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 813/.4

A Study in Scarlet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Dr. John Watson, recently returned from military service in Afghanistan, doesn't know what to make of his new roommate. Sherlock Holmes has profound knowledge of soil composition and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Anne of Avonlea

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

It has been five years since Anne Shirley first came to the Cuthbert farm on Prince Edward Island, and she is just as full of dreams and schemes at sixteen as she was at eleven. Anne has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Black Beauty

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Follow the adventures of a young horse in Victorian England, beginning with his idyllic upbringing with his mother on a farm, to his short career as a carriage horse for a wealthy family, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ethan Frome

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Ethan Frome is tired of looking after his sick wife, Zeena, who complains incessantly. His wife's cousin Mattie, on the other hand, is cheerful and healthy, and she wears a becoming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 813.52

Hard Times

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Mr. Gradgrind, views himself as the most practical man in Coketown. He has raised his children, Tom and Louisa, to be no-nonsense, unimaginative, and unsentimental. His friend—obnoxious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

King Henry IV, The First Part

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The year is 1402, and King Henry IV sits uneasily on the throne that he wrested from his predecessor, Richard II. King Henry disapproves of his son, Prince Henry, and his habit of hanging… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

King Henry IV, The Second Part

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In this second part of Henry IV, the Battle of Shrewsbury is over, the rebels temporarily beaten but not defeated. Prince Henry defeated "Hotspur" Percy in single combat, but other rebel… Read More →

  • Dewey: 822.3'3

Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

The wizard Merlin foretells that King Arthur's bastard son Mordred will one day bring about the ruin of Camelot. At Merlin's urging, Arthur tries to have the boy killed. Arthur then marries… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • Dewey: 823'.2

Madame Bovary

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Emma dreams of sophistication, wealth, and romance, but what she gets is a marriage to Charles Bovary, a provincial, middle-class doctor who is a devoted but boring husband. She tries her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 843'.8

Persuasion

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Anne Elliot was once engaged to Captain Frederick Wentworth, but she broke off the engagement when a family friend persuaded her that it was an imprudent match. Several years later, Captain… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 12.0
  • Dewey: 823'.7

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Between 1771 and 1790, American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin sat down to record the important events of his life, from his childhood in Boston to his work as a printer in Philadelphia… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1280
  • ATOS: 11.8
  • Dewey: 973.3092

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of Emily Dickinson's work contains 444 of the nearly 1,800 poems that the prolific yet reclusive American poet privately penned during her lifetime. Although her bold and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.4

The Jungle

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jurgis and his family move to Chicago from Lithuania to find a better life. But what they find instead are abysmal working conditions, corrupt legal systems, and chronic poverty. The family… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 813'.52