Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Updating a classic edition of a literary classic, Martin Gardner combines the notes from his 1959 and 1990 editions with new discoveries and additions from his extensive knowledge of the text and the period and with a few more contemporary drawings by John Tenniel. Notes in the wide margins identify characters and events that Carroll (1832-98) lampooned in his famous work of fantasy, and compare some of his earlier or other passages. He includes a selected bibliography and a list of movie adaptations.
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. Lexile 970
by E.B. White
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard Atwater
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
A novel of social customs in late 18th century England, "Pride and Prejudice" depicts the personality clash between Elizabeth Bennet, one of five daughters of a country gentleman, and prosperous, aristocratic landowner Fitzwilliam Darcy, which eventually develops into courtship. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation.
The Hidden Staircase
by Carolyn Keene
Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation.
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation.
The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
Presents the three adventures of Mowgli, a young boy raised by the animals in an Indian jungle, as well as other animal stories and songs. Includes discussion questions and explanatory notes.
The Tower Treasure
by Franklin W. Dixon
When the Hardys' wealthy neighbor is robbed, Joe and Frank are asked by their father to help solve the case. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for duo interpretation.
Winnie the Pooh
by A.A. Milne
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.