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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book 
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • A Apple Pie and Other Nursery Tales : Fo... 
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen : One of R. Ca... (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Abridg... (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Ozma de Oz (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories: Introducing the Li... (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Just So Stories (version 3) (by )
  • Bambi ṿald mayśele (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Bimbi : Stories for Children (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • Jungle Book, The (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Rose and the Ring (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • Precious things: or, Winning words for y... (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Hans Brinker (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (by )
  • Ben Comee; A Tale of Rogers's Rangers 17... (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Wide, Wide World, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Kidnapped (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • My Antonia (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Cour... (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • Frankenstein : Or, The Modern Prometheus... (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Oregon Trail, The (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2) (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • The phantom of the opera (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Coral Island (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage 
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • The House Without a Key (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The sign of the four and other stories (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, A (by )
  • Innocents Abroad, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • The Professor and Poems (by )
  • 1984 (by )
  • Letters from the Earth (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Faust (by )
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • Woman in White, The (by )
  • The tragedy of Julius Caesar (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Silas Marner (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (by )
  • The Brothers Karamazov (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • Anna Karenina -2 (by )
  • The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise,... (by )
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The Great Learning (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Art of War, The (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Democracy in America (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
  • The Great Learning 
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
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