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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The House That Jack Built (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • The Little Gingerbread Man (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Stories 
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars; (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : ... (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • Just so Stories (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • Old Roly Bear Visits His Cousins (by )
  • Just so Stories : For Little Children (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • Puss in Boots (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • Jungle Book, The (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables Illustrated by Anon... (by )
  • Bimbi : Stories for Children (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (dramatic reading) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Light Princess, The (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Peterkin Papers, The (by )
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Hor... (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Rocky Fork (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Sea Fairies, The (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian... (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Children's Book of Christmas Stories, Th... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Kim (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
  • Lost World, The (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
  • The wonderful adventures of Nils (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • A Capture the Castle (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • Princess and the Goblin, The (by )
  • Canterbury Tales, The (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (version 2) (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Co... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • Coral Island, The (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage 
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Prince and the Pauper 
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • Quo Vadis (by )
  • Quo Vadis 
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • The Professor and Poems (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Metamorphosis, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Faust (by )
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,... (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous M... (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A (by )
  • Faust I (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • Scarlet Letter, The (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Iliad, The (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • A Raisin in the Sun Unabridged 25Th Anni... (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
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