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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • The Fables of Aesop (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Just so Stories : For Little Children (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • A Apple Pie and Other Nursery Tales : Fo... 
  • A Book of Discoveries. Illustrated by Go... (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen : One of R. Ca... (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Puss in Boots (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • Five Children and It, Version 2 (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Lilliput Legends 
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Zanzibar Tales (by )
  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Nan (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Four Million (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
  • The Four Million (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Ben Comee; A Tale of Rogers's Rangers 17... (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Hor... (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • Cricket on the Hearth, The (by )
  • The Crescent Moon (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz : In Which the Scar... (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • The Mysterious Island (by )
  • The Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
  • Lost World, The (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Tom Brown's schooldays (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • Fathers and Sons 
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • Blue Beard 
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
  • Metamorphosis, The (by )
  • Quo Vadis 
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A (by )
  • The tragedy of Julius Caesar (by )
  • Scarlet Pimpernel, The (by )
  • Thirty-nine Steps, The (by )
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • Scarlet Letter, The (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • Anna Karenina -2 (by )
  • Brothers Karamazov, The (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • The Republic (by )
  • War and Peace, Book 01: 1805 (by )
  • The Republic, Score Plato Rep (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • The Age of Innocence (by )
  • This Side of Paradise (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Pilgrim's Progress, Score Chr Bunyan (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • The genius (by )
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (by )
  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (by )
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