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Now these are stories I'd like to hear !

First born goes to Saturn

Ducks go bomb stuff in winter

Highness bequeathes his lands to imaginary sheep

One for all, including a dog

Clumsy girl goes into hiding

Roaring parties in the pip-filled Big Apple

Elves' disastrous self-government

Jailbait esper

What are they ?

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  • $\begingroup$ <knowledge> tag maybe necessary for finding all of them, but most people can probably find some. $\endgroup$ – Soltius May 3 at 15:00
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    $\begingroup$ Naturally, I "got" the title, but none of the text.... :P $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J May 3 at 15:14
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Partial answer

Taking a cue from Fillet's observation that

one of the clues looks as if we're looking at a mashup of two books with titles that begin the same way

and (EDITED to add this)

OP's clarification that some of the title-relationships are less specific than "begin the same way"

I tentatively propose:

One for all, including a dog

The three musketeers / Three men in a boat

Clumsy girl goes into hiding

Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Diary of Anne Frank

Jailbait esper

Lolita / Matilda

Fillet's answer has solutions for Elves' disastrous self-government and Roaring parties in the pip-filled Big Apple, so still remaining are:

First born goes to Saturn
Ducks go bomb stuff in winter
Highness bequeathes his lands to imaginary sheep

[EDITED: Some stuff deleted because its only point was to help with an extraction step that OP has clarified isn't there.]

Further vague speculation:

"Highness bequeaths his lands" sounds a bit like King Lear, though I think "Highness" is for princes and "Majesty" for kings.

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  • $\begingroup$ Everything you said is pretty much correct (Well I had Bridget's Jones diary, but that's to taste). The puzzle is probably not as elaborate as you think : there is sadly no "final answer", and titles can be related by more fuzzy relationships than a common word. $\endgroup$ – Soltius May 3 at 18:40
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Elves' disastrous self-government

Maybe a crossover between Lord of the Flies (disastrous self-government) and Lord of the Rings (Elves galore)? Lord of the flying Rings?

Roaring parties in the pip-filled Big Apple

A crossover from Great Expecations (Pip is the protagonist) to The Great Gatsby (Parties in NY in the roaring twenties) - The Great Gatsby Expectations

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Imaginary sheep

"The little prince" came to my mind. fits with "highness"...

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