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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • The Children's Book of Stars (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen (by )
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Abridg... (by )
  • Old Roly Bear Visits His Cousins (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories: Introducing the Li... (by )
  • Bambi (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • Nan (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
  • Ben Comee; A Tale of Rogers's Rangers 17... (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • A Tale of Two Cities (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Hor... (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • Under the Lilacs (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda : Being the Histor... (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • The Red True Story Book (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (version... (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • A Capture the Castle (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • My Antonia (by )
  • Notre-Dame de Paris Aka the Hunchback of... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
  • Fathers and Sons 
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
  • Tom Brown's schooldays (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 2 (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • A House-Boat on the Styx (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • House-Boat on the Styx, A (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (version 3) (by )
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Innocents Abroad, The (by )
  • The sign of the four and other stories (by )
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
  • The House Without a Key (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • Man Who Would Be King, The (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • Quo vadis (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • The Professor and Poems (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of l... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • The Origin of Species (by )
  • Scarlet Letter, The (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • Animal Farm (by )
  • Thirty-nine Steps, The (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The (by )
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (by )
  • Iliad, The (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • The Iliad (by )
  • The yellow wallpaper (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • The Republic, Score Plato Rep (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Walden (by )
  • The Iliad (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • The genius (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • The Great Learning (by )
  • The Great Learning 
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • New Atlantis, The (by )
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