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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • The Three Bears 
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Harry's Ladder to Learning 
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The Curious Adventures of Cinderella, Or... 
  • Fairy Tales/By Hans Christian Andersen; ... (by )
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • The National Nursery Book 
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Stories 
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Abridg... (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • Puss in Boots (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know : Tales f... (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Heidi (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Nan (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
  • Rocky Fork (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Light Princess, The (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (by )
  • Peterkin Papers, The (by )
  • The Story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian... (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • Island of Dr. Moreau, The (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Time Machine (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • Secret Garden, The (by )
  • The Lost World (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • White Fang (by )
  • The War of the Worlds (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • My Ántonia (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (version... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (version 2) (by )
  • Mayor of Casterbridge, The (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Co... (by )
  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Tempest, The (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction To ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • Faust I (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise,... (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • The Brothers Karamazov (by )
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • The Iliad (by )
  • This Side of Paradise (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Brothers Karamazov, The (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Utopia (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Democracy in America (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Pilgrim's Progress, The (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
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