Top 25 Must Have Books by Age Category

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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Harrison's New Nursery Picture Book : Co... (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • The Story of Ferdinand (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
  • The Three Bears 
  • Little Bo-Peep; A Nursery Rhyme Picture ... 
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden (by )
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • The Story Hour; A Book for the Home and ... (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • Aesops Fables (by )
  • Little Red Balloon (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Ozma de Oz (by )
  • The Three Jovial Huntsmen (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • The Song of Hiawatha (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • Song of Hiawatha, The (by )
  • Old Roly Bear Visits His Cousins (by )
  • Little Almond Blossoms : A Book of Chine... (by )
  • The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (by )
  • Pollyanna (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Old Roly Bear (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Five Children and It (by )
  • Five Children and It (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
  • King Arthur and His Knights (by )
  • Dickens' Stories about Children Every Ch... (by )
  • What Shall We Do Now Over Five Hundred G... (by )
  • Anne of Green Gables (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Zanzibar Tales (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know : Tales f... (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • Puss in Boots 
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • Blue Fairy Book, The (by )
  • Piccino, And Other Child Stories (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • The Swiss family Robinson (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • The History of Little Red Riding Hood 
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • Nan (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Raven, The (by )
  • Children of Odin, The (by )
  • Tale of Two Cities, A (by )
  • The Four Million (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by )
  • Madame How and Lady Why; Or, First Lesso... (by )
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • General Principles of Zoology (by )
  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A ... (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • Treasure Island (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • Jack, The Young Ranchman; Or, A Boy's Ad... (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz : In Which the Scar... (by )
  • Three Musketeers, The (by )
  • The Sea Fairies (by )
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • Sea Fairies, The (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (by )
  • The Red True Story Book (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (by )
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • Oliver Twist (by )
  • A Room with a View (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • The monster and other stories (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • The War of the Worlds (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • The Mark of Zorro (by )
  • Rootabaga Stories (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Famous Voyages of the Great Discoverers (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • House-Boat on the Styx, A (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Emma (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • Fathers and Sons (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
  • The Story of Mankind (by )
  • Sense and Sensibility (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Les Miserables (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Mansfield Park (by )
  • Crime and Punishment (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • A Midsummer-Night's Dream (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The sign of the four and other stories (by )
  • Romeo and Juliet (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stor... (by )
  • How I Found Livingstone (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • The Travels of Marco Polo (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous M... (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • Ben-Hur (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • Origin of Species by Means of Natural Se... (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H... (by )
  • The Turn of the Screw (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Anna Karenina (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), T... (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • The Republic, Score Plato Rep (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets (by )
  • A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His M... (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Republic, The (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • The Republic (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Pilgrim's Progress, The (by )
  • The Divine Comedy (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The genius (by )
  • The New Atlantis (by )
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (by )
  • Gulliver's Travels (by )
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