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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
    Book Rating (29)
  • Three Little Pigs 
    Book Rating (134)
  • The Little Red Hen 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
    Book Rating (61)
  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • House that Jack Built, The (by )
  • The Three Bears 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
    Book Rating (45)
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
    Book Rating (94)
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Stories for Little Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Little Gingerbread Man (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Fairy Tales/By Hans Christian Andersen; ... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
    Book Rating (2)
  • The National Nursery Book 
    Book Rating (106)
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
    Book Rating (1)
  • Adventures of Maya the Bee, The (by )
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Little Red Balloon (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Purple Cow! (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • The Children's Book of Stars; (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Bambi ṿald mayśele (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
    Book Rating (132)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
    Book Rating (1)
  • Pollyanna (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : ... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories: Introducing the Li... (by )
  • Little Almond Blossoms : A Book of Chine... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Pollyanna (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
    Book Rating (108)
  • Heidi (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Understood Betsy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Lilliput Legends 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Jungle Book (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • King Arthur and His Knights (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • The History of Little Red Riding Hood 
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Precious things: or, Winning words for y... (by )
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
    Book Rating (16)
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Treasure Island (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Children of Odin (by )
  • Light Princess, The (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
    Book Rating (31)
  • The Light Princess (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Black Beauty (by )
    Book Rating (16)
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Raven, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Thousand and One Nights, A New Tr. B... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Royal Book of Oz : In Which the Scar... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • King of the Golden River, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Children's Book of Christmas Stories, Th... (by )
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
    Book Rating (90)
  • A Little Princess (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Invisible Man (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The End of a Rainbow: An American Story (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
    Book Rating (46)
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Kidnapped (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Secret Garden, The (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Lost World, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Th... (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
    Book Rating (118)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Kim (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • White Fang (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Jane Eyre (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Three Good Giants Whose Famous Deeds Are... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • My Ántonia (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Eight Cousins (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Jane Eyre (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Stories from Livy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (version... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
    Book Rating (1)
  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • The Story of My Life (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Macbeth (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Arms and the Man (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Frankenstein (dramatic reading) (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Princess and the Goblin (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Emma (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • Riddle of the Sands, The (by )
  • Tom Brown's schooldays (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Tale of Genji (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Tempest (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Agnes Grey (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Tempest (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Sign of the Four, The (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Mansfield Park (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The sign of the four and other stories (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Promised Land, The (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Man Who Would Be King, The (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
    Book Rating (346)
  • Metamorphosis, The (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Lorna Doone (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Quo vadis (by )
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • King Lear (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Idiot (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Idiot (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The tragedy of Julius Caesar (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Scarlet Pimpernel, The (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedien... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • To Have and to Hold (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Tartuffe (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Faust I (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Odyssey (by )
    Book Rating (60)
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • War and Peace, Book 01: 1805 (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Middlemarch (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Anna Karenina (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • This Side of Paradise (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise,... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • Paradise Lost (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Middlemarch (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Vanity Fair (by )
    Book Rating (32)
  • The Genius (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Tender Buttons (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • Nostromo (by )
  • Pilgrim's Progress, Score Chr Bunyan (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Bleak House (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Nostromo (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • New Atlantis, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Great Learning 
    Book Rating (30)
  • The New Atlantis (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
    Book Rating (105)
  • Bleak House (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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