At age seven or eight, you're in that weird in between phase of picture books not being challenging enough, and chapter books being out of your comfort zone.
There are, of course, a few series that tackle that challenge, but more often than not the stories are weak and uninteresting. This became especially noticeable when you had to write a book report and there was nothing good to choose from.
BUT NEVER FEAR! Great Illustrated Classics are here to save the day. These books took age-old stories and turned them into kid-friendly versions.
Because they were made for kids, the stories often tell a lighter tale, but the general plot remains the same. There were many different categories to choose from...which ones did you read?
For Animal Lovers
If animals aren't your thing, maybe you read these instead.
Books Every Boy Will Love
But what about the 'girl' books?
For Girls To Grow On
These are the other categories and their contents:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Around the World in 80 Days
- Gulliver's Travels
- The Invisible Man
- A Journey To The Center Of The Earth
- Peter Pan
- The Time Machine
- The War of the Worlds
- The Wizard of Oz
- A Tale of Two Cities
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- The Last of the Mohicans
- The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
- The Red Badge Of Courage
Murder and Mystery
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles
- Tales of Mystery and Terror
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- The House of the Seven Gables
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Myth and Legend
- King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- The Man in the Iron Mask
- The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
- The Three Musketeers