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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • Three Little Pigs 
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
  • The Curious Adventures of Cinderella, Or... 
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • Raggedy Ann stories (by )
  • Bambi ṿald mayśele (by )
  • Green Fairy Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • Zanzibar Tales (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
  • Jungle Book, The (by )
  • Lilliput Legends 
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Nature Myths and Stories for Little Chil... (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Hans Brinker (by )
  • Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lesso... (by )
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Rocky Fork (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Raven, The (by )
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
  • Under the Lilacs (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • Wide, Wide World, The (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
  • King of the Golden River, The (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Lost World (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
  • The Time Machine (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • Lost World, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Frankenstein : Or, The Modern Prometheus... (by )
  • A House-Boat on the Styx (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (by )
  • Fathers and Sons 
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • Princess and the Goblin, The (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (version 2) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage 
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • Tempest, The (by )
  • The Coral Island (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
  • Quo vadis (by )
  • Metamorphosis, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • Woman in White, The (by )
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,... (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • Faust I (by )
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • The Origin of Species (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • Iliad, The (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The Genius (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • The Sun Also Rises (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
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