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

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best classic childrens book, The Hobbit

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


Get drawn into Tolkien's fantastical world with this 1937 classic. Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.

Next: Ages 13-18: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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