Top 25 Must Have Books by Age Category

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Top Titles for Ages 2 to 5


  • Tale of Peter Rabbit (by )
  • Little Bo Peep 
  • The Little Red Hen 
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book (by )
  • The Ugly Duckling (by )
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (by )
  • Denslow's Three Bears (by )
  • Mother Earth's Children; The Frolics of ... (by )
  • Three Blind Mice (by )
  • The Velveteen Rabbit; Or, How Toys Becom... (by )
  • Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collec... (by )
  • Little Mary; Or, The Picture-Book 
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin .. (by )
  • The Golden Goose Book, Being the Stories... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 6


  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • Purple Cow, The (by )
  • The Little People of the Snow (by )
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit... (by )
  • The National Nursery Book : Comprising :... 
  • Picture Book Garden 
  • The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book 
  • The purple cow! (by )
  • Johnny Crow's Garden; A Picture Book (by )
  • Adventures of Sonny Bear (by )
  • The Curious Adventures of Cinderella, Or... 
  • The Fables of Aesop (by )
  • Fairy Tales/By Hans Christian Andersen; ... (by )
  • The Wise Gray Cat (by )
  • The National Nursery Book 
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Top Titles for Age 7


  • Old Roly Bear Visits His Cousins (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (version 3) (by )
  • Ozma of Oz (by )
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by )
  • The Dutch Twins (by )
  • Bambi (by )
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (by )
  • Stories for Children. First Reader Grade (by )
  • Dutch Twins, The (by )
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (by )
  • Beauty and the Beast (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
  • A Book of Discoveries (by )
  • Mrs. Peter Rabbit (by )
  • The Green Fairy Book (by )
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Top Titles for Age 8


  • Puss in Boots (by )
  • Bimbi. Stories for Children (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant (by )
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a H... (by )
  • The sleeping beauty (by )
  • Understood Betsy (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • The Jungle Book (by )
  • The story of King Arthur and his knights (by )
  • The Cuckoo Clock (by )
  • What shall we do now? Over five hundred ... (by )
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (by )
  • Zanzibar tales told by natives of the ea... (by )
  • Happy Prince and Other Tales, The (by )
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Top Titles for Age 9


  • The Complete Book of Nonsense (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The History of Little Red Riding Hood 
  • The Blue Fairy Book (by )
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (by )
  • A Christmas Carol, Score Etc Acc Volume Vol. III (by )
  • The Little Story-Teller : A Selection of... 
  • Last Fairy Tales (by )
  • The Story of David Copperfield for Child... (by )
  • Peter and Wendy (by )
  • Adventures of Paddy Beaver, The (by )
  • The Wind in the Willows (by )
  • Wind in the Willows, The (version 2) (by )
  • What Katy Did at School (by )
  • The Adventures of Columbus : Early Ameri... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 10


  • Little Women (by )
  • Under the Lilacs (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • A Tale of Two Cities (by )
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (by )
  • Dutch Courage and Other Stories (by )
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by )
  • Four Million, The (by )
  • The Fairchild Family (by )
  • Ben Comee; A Tale of Rogers's Rangers 17... (by )
  • The Children of Odin (by )
  • Black Beauty (by )
  • Winnetou I (by )
  • The Prince and the Page (by )
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Top Titles for Age 11


  • Lost in the Jungle 
  • The Wide, Wide World (by )
  • A Little Princess (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • Invisible Man, The (by )
  • The Three Musketeers (by )
  • The Water-Babies (by )
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (by )
  • The thousand and one nights: the Arabian... (by )
  • The Railway Children (by )
  • Wide, Wide World, The (by )
  • Little Princess, A (by )
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by )
  • Pride and Prejudice (by )
  • The Royal Book of Oz: In which the Scare... (by )
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Top Titles for Age 12


  • More magic pictures of the long ago; sto... (by )
  • Land that Time Forgot, The (by )
  • Kim (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • Prisoner of Zenda, The (by )
  • Kidnapped (by )
  • The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 (by )
  • Stories of World History (by )
  • The Call of the Wild (by )
  • A Boy I Knew : Four Dogs, And Some More ... (by )
  • The Secret Garden (by )
  • The Time Machine (by )
  • More Magic Pictures of the Long Ago; Sto... (by )
  • The Red True Story Book (by )
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Top Titles for Age 13


  • The story of Jack Ballister's fortunes (by )
  • Ragged Dick (by )
  • The War of the Worlds (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Jane Eyre (by )
  • Nicholas Nickleby (by )
  • Ragged Dick : Or, Street Life in New Yor... (by )
  • The Old Curiosity Shop : Volume 1 (by )
  • My Antonia (by )
  • Stories from Livy (by )
  • Pygmalion (by )
  • White Fang (by )
  • Eight Cousins (by )
  • Old Curiosity Shop, The (by )
  • Great Stories of All Nations (by )
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Top Titles for Age 14


  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Captain Blood (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days (by )
  • The Phantom of the Opera (by )
  • Macbeth (by )
  • House-Boat on the Styx, A (by )
  • Tom Brown's School Days : By Thomas Hugh... (by )
  • Arms and the Man (by )
  • Up from Slavery (by )
  • A House-Boat on the Styx (by )
  • Tom Brown's schooldays (by )
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe (by )
  • Washington Square (by )
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (by )
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Top Titles for Age 15


  • Sign of the Four, The (by )
  • Agnes Grey (by )
  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner (by )
  • Dracula (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
  • Great Expectations (version 2) (by )
  • Great Expectations (by )
  • Poems by Emily Dickinson (by )
  • The Writings of Mark Twain : Volume 1 (by )
  • Complete Letters of Mark Twain (by )
  • The Red Badge of Courage 
  • The Road Not Taken : An Introduction To ... (by )
  • Devil's Pool, The (by )
  • Rome Express, The (by )
  • The Golden Bough (by )
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Top Titles for Age 16


  • Catch 22 a Novel (by )
  • Shakespeare's King Lear (by )
  • 1984 (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Adventures of Captain Horn (by )
  • The Professor And Poems (by )
  • Uncle Vanya (by )
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (by )
  • Don Quixote - Vol. 1 (by )
  • The Promised Land, By Mary Antin; (by )
  • The Prince and the Pauper (by )
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (by )
  • Round the World on a Wheel : Being the N... (by )
  • To the Lighthouse (by )
  • Metamorphosis (by )
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Top Titles for Age 17


  • Tartuffe (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ (by )
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
  • Wuthering Heights (by )
  • The Idiot (by )
  • The Grapes of Wrath (by )
  • Julius Caesar (by )
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (by )
  • The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (by )
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famo... (by )
  • Idiot, The (Part 01 and 02) (by )
  • The Trial (by )
  • The Arabian Nights (by )
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Top Titles for Age 18


  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Brothers Karamazov, The (by )
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • This side of paradise (by )
  • Middlemarch (by )
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (by )
  • The Republic (by )
  • Madame Bovary (by )
  • Silas Marner 
  • The Sonnets (by )
  • War and Peace (by )
  • Silas Marner (by )
  • Utopia (by )
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Top Titles for Ages 18+


  • The Pilgrim's Progress (by )
  • The Dialogues of Plato (by )
  • Democracy in America (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munch... (by )
  • The genius (by )
  • Last of the Mohicans, The (by )
  • Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchause... (by )
  • Vanity Fair (by )
  • The Man in the Iron Mask, An Essay (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • Man in the Iron Mask, The (by )
  • Prince, The (Version 2) (by )
  • Tender Buttons (by )
  • Babbitt (by )
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