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Age-by-Age Guide to Classic Books Every Kid Should Read

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best classic childrens book, Little Women

Ages 9-12: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


First published in 1868, this is one of the most beloved novels in American literature. It's a story of family ties, youthful dreams, and coming of age as four devoted sisters search for romance and find maturity in Civil War-era New England.

More classic books for children ages 9 to 12

Next: Ages 12-18: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

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