Sterling Classics

The Sterling Classics series offers something most comparable series don't—uniformity. Each handsome hardcover volume is illustrated in black and white by Scott McKowen, with full-color dust jacket art by the same. Thick pages with clearly printed text make these excellent books for kids, able to withstand years of use by multiple young readers.

Each classic text is unabridged, so you don't need to worry whether your children are getting the "whole story." Attractive "Ex Libris" pages allow kids (or their parents) to personalize their copy. Because these books are affordable and pleasing to the eye, we're hoping to make them a standard choice for those wanting to collect a quality children's library.

None of the content is particularly objectionable in any of these titles, though philosophically and thematically some of them will be over most kids' heads (particularly Frankenstein and Dracula). Also, while McKowen's artwork is surprisingly adaptable, there are titles for which it seems less well-suited—the volume of stories by Poe, for instance.

Despite these (minor) drawbacks, this is unreservedly one of the best children's classics series we've seen. Each volume is durable and attractive (both to kids and their parents) and surprisingly affordable. We also appreciate the publishers have chosen not to dilute the offerings with non-classic or substandard material the way many other publishers have. Sterling Classics are highly recommended!

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Sterling Classics
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 7th-12th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Sterling Classics
by Mark Twain & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Sterling Classics
by Mark Twain & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Sterling Classics
by Lewis Carroll & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 4th-6th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Anne of Avonlea
Sterling Classics
by L. M. Montgomery & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Anne of Green Gables
Sterling Classics
by L. M. Montgomery & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Orphan Stories for 5th-9th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Around the World in Eighty Days
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Adventure for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Black Beauty
Sterling Classics
by Anna Sewell & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Call of the Wild & White Fang
Sterling Classics
by Jack London & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Action/Adventure for 7th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Christmas Carol
Sterling Classics
by Charles Dickens & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fantasy for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Dracula
Sterling Classics
by Bram Stoker & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 10th-Adult
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Frankenstein
Sterling Classics
by Mary Shelley & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Horror for 7th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 8th-Adult
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Sterling Classics
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Gulliver's Travels
Sterling Classics
by Jonathan Swift & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Satire/Social Commentary for 9th-Adult
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Heidi
Sterling Classics
by Johanna Spyri & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Sterling Classics
by Jules Verne & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Science Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Jungle Book
Sterling Classics
by Rudyard Kipling & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
by Washington Irving
Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed from Sterling Publishing Co.
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 4th-6th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Little Women
Sterling Classics
by Louisa May Alcott & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Romantic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Sterling Classics
by Howard Pyle & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 7th-9th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Oliver Twist
Sterling Classics
by Charles Dickens & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Fiction for 10th-12th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Peter Pan
Sterling Classics
by J. M. Barrie & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Pinocchio
Sterling Classics
by Carlo Collodi
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 3rd-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Pollyanna
by Eleanor Porter
Reprint from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Robinson Crusoe
Sterling Classics
by Daniel Defoe & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 10th-Adult
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Secret Garden
Sterling Classics
by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Sterling Classics 35 Volume Set
from Sterling Publishing Co.
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Sterling Classics
by Edgar Allen Poe & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 9th-Adult
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Sterling Classics
by Howard Pyle & Scott McKowen
3rd Print from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 7th-9th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Sterling Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 7th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Swiss Family Robinson
by Johann David Wyss
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 6th-9th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$11.96
Treasure Island
Sterling Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
Reprint from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 3rd-7th grade
1923 Newbery Medal winner
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 8th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Wind in the Willows
Sterling Classics
by Kenneth Grahame & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Sterling Classics
by L. Frank Baum & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$7.96 $5.00 (1 in stock)