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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • The National Nursery Book 
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book 
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Ferdinand Frog (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • Ozma de Oz (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars; (by )
  • Raggedy Ann stories (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
  • Bambi ṿald mayśele (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : ... (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know : Tales f... (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Four Million (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Hans Brinker (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
  • General Principles of Zoology (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Rocky Fork (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • The Mysterious Island (by )
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • Wide, Wide World, The (by )
  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • Island of Dr. Moreau, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Room with a View, A (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • The Red True Story Book (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Kim (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • The phantom of the opera (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Canterbury Tales, The (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands, The (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • A House-Boat on the Styx (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • Coral Island, The (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The Coral Island (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Quo Vadis (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous M... (by )
  • Ben-Hur (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise,... (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • Iliad, The (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • New Atlantis, The (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • History of the Decline and Fall of the R... (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Art of War, The (by )
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
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