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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Adventures of Goody Two Shoes (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
    Book Rating (94)
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
    Book Rating (45)
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
    Book Rating (61)
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • The Little Red Hen 
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Harry's Ladder to Learning 
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Golden Goose Book, The (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book 
    Book Rating (10)
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Little Red Balloon (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Pets and Playmates 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
  • The Little Gingerbread Man (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Adventures of Maya, The Bee (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
    Book Rating (2)
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Old Roly Bear (by )
    Book Rating (31)
  • Old King Cole Mother Goose Melodies 
    Book Rating (132)
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
    Book Rating (1)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Abridg... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Pollyanna (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Little Almond Blossoms : A Book of Chine... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries. Illustrated by Go... (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Pollyanna (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Raggedy Ann stories (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
    Book Rating (118)
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Heidi (by )
    Book Rating (151)
  • Puss in Boots 
    Book Rating (70)
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Anne of Green Gables (dramatic reading) (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • King Arthur and His Knights (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
    Book Rating (132)
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
    Book Rating (32)
  • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • Read it LOUD!, Little Red Riding Hood (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
    Book Rating (16)
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Little Women (by )
    Book Rating (218)
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Four Million (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Raven, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Peterkin Papers (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Winnetou, The Apache Knight (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The Invisible Man (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • Water-Babies, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Invisible Man (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Railway Children (by )
    Book Rating (42)
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
    Book Rating (90)
  • Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Flower and the Star and Other Storie... (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Sea Fairies, The (by )
  • Children's Book of Christmas Stories, Th... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Red True Story Book (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Kim (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Kidnapped (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The wonderful adventures of Nils (by )
  • Kim (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (by )
    Book Rating (3)
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Jane Eyre (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • My Ántonia (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Eight Cousins (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Eight Cousins (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • A Capture the Castle (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Stories from Livy (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • White Fang (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (version... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Washington Square (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Arms and the Man (by )
    Book Rating (34)
  • Story of My Life, The (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Barber of Seville; A Comic Opera in ... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Sister Carrie (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Captain Blood (by )
    Book Rating (47)
  • Tragedy of Macbeth, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Frankenstein (dramatic reading) (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 2 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Story of My Life (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Riddle of the Sands, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Les Miserables (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Blue Beard 
    Book Rating (92)
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (by )
    Book Rating (93)
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Dracula (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The House Without a Key (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • The Tempest (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Agnes Grey (by )
    Book Rating (200)
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Man Who Would Be King, The (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (by )
    Book Rating (175)
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Professor and Poems (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • King Lear (by )
  • To the Lighthouse (by )
    Book Rating (75)
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
    Book Rating (3)
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
    Book Rating (132)
  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
    Book Rating (45)
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
    Book Rating (25)
  • Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous M... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • Faust (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Faust (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
    Book Rating (17)
  • Tartuffe (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Versio... (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • The Odyssey (by )
    Book Rating (60)
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Brothers Karamazov, The (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • Anna Karenina (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Leaves of Grass (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Utopia (by )
    Book Rating (155)
  • Republic, The (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • Ivanhoe (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Paradise Lost (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Brothers Karamazov (by )
    Book Rating (63)
  • Walden (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
    Book Rating (30)
  • Silas Marner (by )
    Book Rating (200)
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • War and Peace, Book 01: 1805 (by )
    Book Rating (15)
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • New Atlantis, The (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Bleak House (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
    Book Rating (60)
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Nostromo (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Bleak House (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Nostromo (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • The Genius (by )
    Book Rating (3)
  • Democracy in America (by )
    Book Rating (118)
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
  • The Great Learning 
    Book Rating (30)
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
    Book Rating (15)
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
    Book Rating (45)
  • History of the Decline and Fall of the R... (by )
    Book Rating (60)
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