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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • The Three Bears 
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • Harry's Ladder to Learning 
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Just so Stories (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • Just So Stories (version 3) (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Lilliput Legends 
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • Bimbi : Stories for Children (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (by )
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Peterkin Papers, The (by )
  • The Four Million (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
  • The Children of Odin (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lesso... (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • The Time Machine (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • The Lost World (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • My Ántonia (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Mayor of Casterbridge, The (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 2 (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Co... (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Story of My Life, The (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • Oregon Trail, The (by )
  • Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Les Miserables (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • Sign of the Four, The (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • Man Who Would Be King, The (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Ben-Hur (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • Scarlet Letter, The (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Silas Marner (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Walden (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Anna Karenina -2 (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • The Iliad (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • This Side of Paradise (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Bleak House (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • The Great Learning 
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Art of War, The (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Democracy in America (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
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