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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Three Little Pigs 
  • Harry's Ladder to Learning 
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Stories for Little Children (by )
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • The Fables of Aesop (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Old King Cole (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories : Introducing the L... (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars; (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • A Apple Pie and Other Nursery Tales : Fo... 
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen : One of R. Ca... (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries. Illustrated by Go... (by )
  • Bambi (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Puss in Boots (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • Nature Myths and Stories for Little Chil... (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Little Women (by )
  • Peterkin Papers, The (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Rocky Fork (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
  • Kidnapped (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • White Fang (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • A Capture the Castle (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 2 (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Co... (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 2 (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • Lord Jim (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • Tempest, The (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of l... (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
  • Quo Vadis 
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • Letters from the Earth (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Woman in White (by )
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
  • Turn of the Screw, The (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
  • The Odyssey (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • Woman in White, The (by )
  • The tragedy of Julius Caesar (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • The Sonnets (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • The Age of Innocence (by )
  • The yellow wallpaper (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Pilgrim's Progress, Score Chr Bunyan (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • Democracy in America (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • The New Atlantis (by )
  • The Great Learning 
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
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