Gateway to the Classics
Gateway to the Classics for Lifelong Learners


We are delighted to welcome you to Gateway to the Classics where you can find one of the best online collections of classic literature for children and the young at heart.

Library: Hundreds of Books, Thousands of Stories

Our library of books to read online includes hundreds of titles in a wide variety of genres, with special emphasis on history, literature, and natural history. In addition to the thousands of stories we make available to you, we now offer a collection of over 2500 poems. A small number of audio recordings of books, poems, and songs are now accessible from some devices. You can browse the library holdings by clicking on the open gate in the upper lefthand corner of the screen wherever you see it.

Offerings: Read Aloud Banquets

We now have four offerings: a Kindergarten Read Aloud Banquet, a First Grade Read Aloud Banquet, a Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet, a Third Grade Read Aloud Banquet, and a Fourth Grade Read Aloud Banquet. All offer poems as well as stories in a variety of genres to read each day of the year. Where it makes sense, selections are arranged to follow the seasons. Sign up to receive updates about the banquet offerings, as well other new content available at Gateway to the Classics.

Blog: A Culture of Reading

Visit our blog A Culture of Reading and sign up to receive updates. We use this blog to encourage you in your reading life, and to suggest titles to read with your children. Many of these titles we make available for online reading through Gateway to the Classics and in print editions through Yesterday's Classics. But we consider a good number of titles from other publishers as well. This post, This Way to Christmas with Ruth Sawyer, gives a glimpse of how we may help you discover titles and incorporate them into your reading. We invite you to join the conversation at A Culture of Reading.

Three Sites Work in Concert

Gateway to the Classics provides an attractive interface for online reading. Yesterday's Classics, our publishing arm, offers ebooks and print editions. And A Culture of Reading provides information about a variety of books for children well worth reading and encourages you to expand your reading life in your home and beyond.

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