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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • The House That Jack Built (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes : A Collec... (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • The Little Gingerbread Man (by )
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • Just so Stories : For Little Children (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • Green Fairy Book, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
  • Five Children and It, Version 2 (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables Illustrated by Anon... (by )
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • Bimbi : Stories for Children (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • Second Jungle Book, The (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • The History of Little Red Riding Hood 
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Four Million (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Raven, The (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • The Children of Odin (by )
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Hor... (by )
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • Island of Dr. Moreau, The (by )
  • The Mysterious Island (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (by )
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • Railway Children, The (by )
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Mayor of Casterbridge, The (by )
  • Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Cour... (by )
  • The Oregon Trail (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • House-Boat on the Styx, A (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • Canterbury Tales, The (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • The Rome Express (by )
  • The Sign of the Four and Other Stories (by )
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Blue Beard 
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction To ... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • To Have and to Hold (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
  • The Origin of Species (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
  • Thirty-nine Steps, The (by )
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,... (by )
  • Faust (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • Ben-Hur (by )
  • Animal Farm (by )
  • Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous M... (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Republic, The (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
  • Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 (by )
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • The Brothers Karamazov (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
  • A Raisin in the Sun Unabridged 25Th Anni... (by )
  • Pilgrim's Progress, The (by )
  • The Great Learning 
  • The Genius (by )
  • Nostromo (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
  • The genius (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
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