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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Three Little Pigs 
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • The Fables of Aesop (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • Little Almond Blossoms : A Book of Chine... (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • Bambi ṿald mayśele (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • Puss in Boots (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Nature Myths and Stories for Little Chil... (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Raven, The (by )
  • The Four Million (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • A Little Princess (by )
  • King of the Golden River, The (by )
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by )
  • Island of Dr. Moreau, The (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Children's Book of Christmas Stories, Th... (by )
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (by )
  • Lost in the Jungle 
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Kidnapped (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • The Red True Story Book (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • The wonderful adventures of Nils (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Notre-Dame de Paris Aka the Hunchback of... (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
  • Fathers and Sons 
  • Washington Square (by )
  • Frankenstein (dramatic reading) (by )
  • Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Cour... (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Tom Brown's schooldays (by )
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction To ... (by )
  • Blue Beard 
  • The Rome Express (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • The House Without a Key (by )
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • The Sign of the Four and Other Stories (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Letters from the Earth (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • The Origin of Species (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • This side of paradise (by )
  • The Age of Innocence (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • A Raisin in the Sun Unabridged 25Th Anni... (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Pilgrim's Progress, Score Chr Bunyan (by )
  • Art of War, The (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (by )
  • The genius (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
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