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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • Three Little Pigs 
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • The Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The National Nursery Book 
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • A Apple Pie and Other Nursery Tales : Fo... 
  • Green Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Ozma de Oz (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • Old King Cole (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen : One of R. Ca... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • Bimbi : Stories for Children (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • Jungle Book, The (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The History of Little Red Riding Hood 
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Nature Myths and Stories for Little Chil... (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • The Swiss family Robinson (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
  • A Tale of Two Cities (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Under the lilacs (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lesso... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz : In Which the Scar... (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom ... (by )
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • Sea Fairies, The (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Room with a View, A (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • The wonderful adventures of Nils (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • Kidnapped (by )
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
  • Kim (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Notre-Dame de Paris Aka the Hunchback of... (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Princess and the Goblin, The (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (version 2) (by )
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
  • Fathers and Sons 
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands, The (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The sign of the four and other stories (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • Innocents Abroad, The (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction To ... (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • The House Without a Key (by )
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • The Coral Island (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, A (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • 1984 (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Animal Farm (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • Scarlet Pimpernel, The (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • Thirty-nine Steps, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • The Sonnets (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • The Age of Innocence (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Utopia (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • The New Atlantis (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • The Art of War (by )
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