These titles are mentioned in the Core Knowledge Overview book as well as in the What your [insert grade here] needs to know
This list is an attempt to collect that information in a more centralized format for librarians who cover the whole range of grades covered by the sequence and is not intended to replace the material available from the Core Knowledge foundation. Visit their website here
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Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women (Part First)

Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Secret Garden, The

Cervantes, Miguel de
Don Quixote (episodes)

Douglass, Frederick
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Doyle, Arthur Conan
Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Shakespeare, William
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Twain, Mark
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
Iliad, The

Odyssey, The

Shakespeare, William
Julius Caesar

Twain, Mark
The Prince and the Pauper
Irving, Washington
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Irving, Washington
Rip Van Winkle

Porter, Eleanor

Stevenson, Robert Louis
Treasure Island