films The Best Overall Books for Kids  

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The best overall books for children, ranked by readers of all ages. Anyone can vote on this kids' book list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which books your kids will love. Is a title missing? You can also add your own books to this list, and see how your taste stacks up against everyone else's. No matter if your kids are 9 year old budding lit experts, 5 year-olds just beginning to read on their own, or pre-schoolers still having you read aloud -- these are the books you remember and hope your own kids will.

For children in pre-school or younger, check out this list of the best books for toddlers.

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Charlotte's Web E. B. White

7 Facts That Will Ruin Your Favorite Childhood Films The Best Non-Fiction eBooks

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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss

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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Lorax Dr. Seuss

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell

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James and the Giant Peach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

The Best Movies for Kids The Best Female Characters in Literature

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Stone Soup is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Stone Soup Marcia Brown

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Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Aesop's Fables is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Three Little Pigs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Three Little Pigs Heather Amery, Betty Root, Marie-Louise Gay

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Grimm's Fairy Tales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Grimm's Fairy Tales Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm

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Little House in the Big Woods is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Beezus and Ramona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Matilda Roald Dahl

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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Richard Scarry's busiest busyt... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made Things We Should Do, But Don't

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle

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Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Love You Forever Robert Munsch

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Fantastic Mr Fox is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl

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The Snowy Day is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats

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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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Frog and Toad Together is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Frog and Toad Together Arnold Lobel

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Henry Huggins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary

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Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss

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And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Sh... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Witches Roald Dahl

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Marvin K. Mooney Will You Plea... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NI... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time The Greatest Female Villains

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The Little Red Hen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Little Red Hen Jonathan Allen

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How to Eat Fried Worms is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell

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Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Watership Down Richard Adams

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Frog and Toad are Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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The Dark is Rising is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swal... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids