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

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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 Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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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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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

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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

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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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Little House in the Big Woods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Aesop's Fables is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Three Little Pigs is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Grimm's Fairy Tales Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm

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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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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Matilda Roald Dahl

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

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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

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Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Love You Forever Robert Munsch

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle

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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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And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss

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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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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NI... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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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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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Witches Roald Dahl

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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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Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Watership Down Richard Adams

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How to Eat Fried Worms is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell

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The Dark is Rising is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper

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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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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids

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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