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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Fairy Tales/By Hans Christian Andersen; ... (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • The Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • The Fables of Aesop (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • The Curious Adventures of Cinderella, Or... 
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The National Nursery Book 
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Raggedy Ann stories (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Green Fairy Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Five Children and It, Version 2 (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Lilliput Legends 
  • Heidi (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Precious things: or, Winning words for y... (by )
  • Nature Myths and Stories for Little Chil... (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Winnetou I (by )
  • Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lesso... (by )
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The (by )
  • A Tale of Two Cities (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
  • Under the Lilacs (by )
  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • The Story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • The Mysterious Island (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • The Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian... (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (by )
  • Railway Children, The (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Lost World (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (by )
  • Kidnapped (by )
  • Lost World, The (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • The Land That Time Forgot (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (by )
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (version 2) (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Dracula (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (by )
  • The Coral Island (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Hamlet (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • 1984 (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of l... (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • Animal Farm (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • Ben-Hur (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,... (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Bleak House (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • History of the Decline and Fall of the R... (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • The New Atlantis (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Democracy in America (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • The Art of War (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
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