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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The House That Jack Built (by )
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book 
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • The Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Green Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Raggedy Ann stories (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Just so Stories : For Little Children (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : ... (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (dramatic reading) (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • Nature Myths and Stories for Little Chil... (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
  • The Story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The Four Million (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • The Children of Odin (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Under the lilacs (by )
  • Light Princess, The (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian... (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • The Crescent Moon (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • Cricket on the Hearth, The (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
  • The Land That Time Forgot (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda : Being the Histor... (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
  • The Time Machine (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • White Fang (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • Tom Brown's schooldays (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
  • Oregon Trail, The (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Cour... (by )
  • A House-Boat on the Styx (by )
  • Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • Tempest, The (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Sign of the Four, The (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • A Midsummer-Night's Dream (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Quo Vadis (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of l... (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (by )
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Scarlet Pimpernel, The (by )
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A (by )
  • Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedien... (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • Scarlet Letter, The (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • Ben-Hur (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • The Iliad (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • The Iliad (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Anna Karenina -2 (by )
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The (by )
  • The Brothers Karamazov (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Nostromo (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • The Great Learning (by )
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • The New Atlantis (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
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