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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • The House That Jack Built (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • Little Red Balloon (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Raggedy Ann stories (by )
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • Ozma de Oz (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Just So Stories (version 3) (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • Zanzibar Tales (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
  • Raven, The (by )
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz : In Which the Scar... (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • The Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian... (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • The Crescent Moon (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Lost World, The (by )
  • The Lost World (by )
  • The Time Machine (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (by )
  • Room with a View, A (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda : Being the Histor... (by )
  • Secret Garden, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (version... (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • My Ántonia (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2) (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (version 3) (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • A House-Boat on the Styx (by )
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
  • House-Boat on the Styx, A (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Tempest (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • The House Without a Key (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, A (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • Blue Beard 
  • Dracula (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • The Coral Island (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Man Who Would Be King, The (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Quo vadis (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Letters from the Earth (by )
  • Quo Vadis 
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The tragedy of Julius Caesar (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • The Republic, Score Plato Rep (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • This Side of Paradise (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Iliad, The (by )
  • The Iliad (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • Walden (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • Anna Karenina -2 (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • The Genius (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Pilgrim's Progress, The (by )
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