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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Little Bo Peep 
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • Harry's Ladder to Learning 
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • Three Little Pigs 
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • The Little Red Balloon (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Little Red Balloon (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Raggedy Andy Stories: Introducing the Li... (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • Just so Stories : For Little Children (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Old Roly Bear Visits His Cousins (by )
  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Lilliput Legends 
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
  • King Arthur and His Knights (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Zanzibar Tales (by )
  • Puss in Boots (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • The History of Little Red Riding Hood 
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • Precious things: or, Winning words for y... (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
  • The Four Million (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • General Principles of Zoology (by )
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • Rocky Fork (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • Island of Dr. Moreau, The (by )
  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • Lost World, The (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • The wonderful adventures of Nils (by )
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Notre-Dame de Paris Aka the Hunchback of... (by )
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, T... (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • The War of the Worlds (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2) (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Oregon Trail, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • A Midsummer-Night's Dream (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage 
  • The Coral Island (by )
  • The Rome Express (by )
  • Blue Beard 
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Metamorphosis, The (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Letters from the Earth (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Professor and Poems (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (by )
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Faust I (by )
  • The tragedy of Julius Caesar (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • Woman in White, The (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The genius (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • The Great Learning 
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • The Man in the Iron Mask, An Essay (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (by )
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