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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Three Little Pigs 
  • The House That Jack Built (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The National Nursery Book 
  • The Fables of Aesop (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • Pets and Playmates 
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • Fairy Tales/By Hans Christian Andersen; ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Just so Stories (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : ... (by )
  • Little Almond Blossoms : A Book of Chine... (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Puss in Boots (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • Five Children and It, Version 2 (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Swiss family Robinson (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Wonder Clock (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Light Princess, The (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
  • General Principles of Zoology (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Hor... (by )
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • Children's Book of Christmas Stories, Th... (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
  • King of the Golden River, The (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • Cricket on the Hearth, The (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Lost World (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Kidnapped (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Secret Garden, The (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Room with a View, A (by )
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • My Antonia (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Frankenstein (dramatic reading) (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Fathers and Sons 
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2) (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Princess and the Goblin, The (by )
  • Frankenstein : Or, The Modern Prometheus... (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (version 3) (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The Tempest (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of l... (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Origin of Species (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • Faust (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • Thirty-nine Steps, The (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Genius (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Pilgrim's Progress, Score Chr Bunyan (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
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