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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
    Book Rating (182)
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
    Book Rating (45)
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Little Bo Peep 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
    Book Rating (1)
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
    Book Rating (240)
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Little Gingerbread Man (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Stories 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Just so Stories : For Little Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • The Children's Book of Stars (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Just so Stories (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Pollyanna (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
    Book Rating (31)
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
    Book Rating (1)
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
    Book Rating (151)
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • A Apple Pie and Other Nursery Tales : Fo... 
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Old King Cole (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Rainbows for Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Five Children and It, Version 2 (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Jungle Book (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • Children Stories (by )
    Book Rating (236)
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
    Book Rating (108)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Jungle Book (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Jungle Book (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Understood Betsy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Swiss family Robinson (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Nan (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
    Book Rating (22)
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Thousand and One Nights, A New Tr. B... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Four Million, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Light Princess, The (by )
  • Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lesso... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Hor... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
    Book Rating (60)
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Railway Children (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Wide, Wide World, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Lost in the Jungle 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Water-Babies (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • King of the Golden River, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Invisible Man (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Railway Children (by )
    Book Rating (42)
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
    Book Rating (46)
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda : Being the Histor... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Secret Garden, The (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • White Fang (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The War of the Worlds (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Ragged Dick (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (version... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • My Ántonia (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Oregon Trail (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Macbeth (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Frankenstein : Or, The Modern Prometheus... (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Story of My Life (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Arms and the Man (by )
    Book Rating (34)
  • Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2) (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
    Book Rating (31)
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The phantom of the opera (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
    Book Rating (200)
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Golden Bough (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Golden Bough (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Agnes Grey (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction To ... (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • A Midsummer-Night's Dream (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Blue Beard 
    Book Rating (92)
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
    Book Rating (109)
  • The Coral Island (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • The Professor and Poems (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Hamlet (by )
    Book Rating (105)
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Hamlet (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • 1984 (by )
    Book Rating (650)
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
    Book Rating (90)
  • King Lear (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Animal Farm (by )
    Book Rating (727)
  • The Odyssey (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Odyssey (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Trial (by )
    Book Rating (106)
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Odyssey, The (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
    Book Rating (36)
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • Turn of the Screw, The (by )
  • Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedien... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Paradise Lost (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Silas Marner (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Madame Bovary (by )
    Book Rating (16)
  • Middlemarch (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • The Age of Innocence (by )
    Book Rating (74)
  • Utopia (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Silas Marner 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • War and Peace (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Middlemarch (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • Utopia (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Babbitt (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Vanity Fair (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
    Book Rating (105)
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Moonfleet (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Art of War (by )
    Book Rating (154)
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Bleak House (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Moonfleet (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Bleak House (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Moonfleet (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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