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 )
  • The velveteen rabbit; or, How toys becom... (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • Velveteen Rabbit, The (by )
  • Baby's Abc Book 
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • Story of the Three Little Pigs, The (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Party; Another Picture Boo... (by )
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • Baby's Lullaby Book : Mother Songs (by )
  • Baby's Own Aesop (by )
  • The Story of the Three Bears 
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Tiny Picture Book 
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and ... (by )
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (by )
  • Twas the Night before Christmas; A Visit... (by )
  • The Story of Chicken Little: Rhymed and ... (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • The National Nursery Book 
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • The Tale of Ferdinand Frog (by )
  • The Purple Cow! (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Old Roly Bear (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : ... (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • The Children's Book of Stars; (by )
  • Raggedy Ann Stories (version 2) (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • Ozma de Oz (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • The First Days of Man, As Narrated Quite... (by )
  • The Story of Little Jane and Me (by )
  • The History of Little Goody Two Shoes : ... (by )
  • Old King Cole (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • The Phantom Rickshaw (by )
  • Rainbows for Children (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know : Tales f... (by )
  • The Sleeping Beauty (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • Heidi (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • Jungle Book, The (by )
  • Heroes Every Child Should Know (by )
  • Children Stories (by )
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (th... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • Precious things: or, Winning words for y... (by )
  • The Swiss family Robinson (by )
  • The Hunting of the Snark (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • The Second Jungle Book (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • Hunting of the Snark, The (by )
  • Tanglewood Tales (by )
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2) (by )
  • Christmas Carol, A (by )
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • The Light Princess (by )
  • Under the Lilacs (by )
  • Under the Lilacs (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (by )
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (by )
  • The Raven (by )
  • Ben Comee; A Tale of Rogers's Rangers 17... (by )
  • Under the lilacs (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Raven, The (by )
  • The story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • The Story of Captain Meriwether Lewis an... (by )
  • Treasure Island (by )
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Journey to the Interior of the Earth, A (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • Wide, Wide World, The (by )
  • King of the Golden River, The (by )
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (by )
  • The Invisible Man (by )
  • The King of the Golden River (by )
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (by )
  • Eyebright : A Story (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Crescent Moon (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • Broken Vase and Other Stories, The (by )
  • Call of the Wild, The (by )
  • The Broken Vase, And Other Stories : For... 
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • Hound of the Baskervilles, The (dramatic... (by )
  • 'Captains Courageous'' (by )
  • The Magic Pudding (by )
  • Tarzan of the Apes (by )
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • Robinson Crusoe (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • A Book of Golden Deeds (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • A Capture the Castle (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
  • A Narrative of the Life of David Crocket... (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Countess Julie (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • The Life of Abraham Lincoln 
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Co... (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • Oregon Trail, The (by )
  • Riddle of the Sands (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Mayor of Casterbridge, The (by )
  • The Canterbury Tales (by )
  • The Story of My Life (by )
  • Canterbury Tales, The (by )
  • Sister Carrie (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (by )
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction to ... (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • Les Miserables (by )
  • A Midsummer-Night's Dream (by )
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, A (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage 
  • My Man Jeeves (by )
  • Golden Bough, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (version 2) (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • King Lear (by )
  • Heart of Darkness (by )
  • Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (by )
  • Lorna Doone (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • Uncle Tom's cabin : or, Life among the l... (by )
  • Promised Land, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • The Origin of Species (by )
  • Shakespeare's tragedy of Anthony and Cle... (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • Animal Farm (by )
  • Lost Continent, The (Beyond Thirty) (by )
  • The Scarlet Letter (by )
  • Faust (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • Tartuffe (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • The Lost Continent (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Woman in White (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods : Volume 2 (by )
  • Republic, The (by )
  • Ivanhoe (by )
  • Utopia (by )
  • Mrs. Dalloway (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • Paradise Lost (by )
  • Brothers Karamazov, The (by )
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (by )
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (by )
  • Anna Karenina -2 (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • Divine Comedy, The (by )
  • Bleak House (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • Beyond Good and Evil (by )
  • The Man in the Iron Mask, An Essay (by )
  • The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in... (by )
  • Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solom... (by )
  • The Prince (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
  • Moonfleet (by )
  • The Decameron Volume 1 (by )
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