Top 25 Must Have Books by Age Category

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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • The Little Engine That Could (by )
  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • The Curious Adventures of Cinderella, Or... 
  • Aunt Friendly's Gift (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Stories 
  • Stories for Little Children (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book 
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
  • Cinderella; Or, The Little Glass Slipper... 
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Fairy Tales/By Hans Christian Andersen; ... (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • Little Tot's Picture Book (by )
  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Just So Stories (version 3) (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen : One of R. Ca... (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars; (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Bambi (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • Rip Van Winkle (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know : Tales f... (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (dramatic reading) (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Cottage Verses for Young Readers (by )
  • King Arthur and His Knights (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • David Copperfield (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Nan (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • Swiss Family Robinson, The (by )
  • The Swiss family Robinson (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • King Solomon's Mines (by )
  • The Troll Garden (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
  • Ben Comee : A Tale of Rogers's Rangers, ... (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (by )
  • Carrots, Just a Little Boy and a Christm... (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • The Children's Book of Christmas Stories (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Crescent Moon (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom ... (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
  • Railway Children, The (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • Mysterious Island, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Stories of World History (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • The wonderful adventures of Nils (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • Red true story book (by )
  • The Lost World (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Wonderful Adventures of Nils, The (by )
  • Captains Courageous (by )
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Fairy Tales from Shakespeare (by )
  • War of the Worlds, The (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • A Connecticut Yankee (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Mayor of Casterbridge, The (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • The phantom of the opera (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands, The (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Cour... (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (version 3) (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Lord Jim (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Blue Beard 
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • The Coral Island (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • The Devil's Pool (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • The Professor and Poems (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • Metamorphosis, The (by )
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of l... (by )
  • Prince and the Pauper, The (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper 
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Hamlet (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Odyssey (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • Odyssey, The (by )
  • Thirty-nine Steps, The (by )
  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • Scarlet Pimpernel, The (by )
  • The Origin of Species (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
  • To Have And To Hold (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • Ben-Hur (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • The Brothers Karamazov (by )
  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • This Side of Paradise (by )
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • The Age of Innocence (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The Man in the Iron Mask (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • Art of War, The (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • Decameron, The (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
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