The Best Overall Books for Kids Books
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The Best Overall Books for Kids

List Criteria: Books for kids ages 4-9

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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    most listed
    E. B. White

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 101
    - 9

    ranked low on reranks
    Dr. Seuss

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 93
    - 14
    ) open
  4. 4
    + 101
    - 12
    ) open
  5. 5
    + 84
    - 20
    ) open
  6. 6
    + 68
    - 18


    Margaret Wise Brown

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 70
    - 21


    L. Frank Baum

    ) open
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    + 44
    - 24

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Marcia Brown

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 83
    - 19
    ) open
  10. 10
    + 85
    - 21
    ) open
  11. 11
    + 70
    - 15


    Dr. Seuss

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 59
    - 11


    P. D. Eastman

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 57
    - 14


    Shel Silverstein

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 63
    - 21
    ) open
  15. 15
    + 37
    - 17
    ) open
  16. 16
    + 23
    - 22
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    Virginia Lee Burton

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 44
    - 31

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Madeleine L'Engle

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 61
    - 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Roald Dahl

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 57
    - 19


    J. R. R. Tolkien

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 44
    - 25


    Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 50
    - 5

    ranked low on reranks
    Norman Bridwell

  22. 22
    + 32
    - 16
    ) open
  23. 23
    + 34
    - 26


    Roald Dahl

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 35
    - 16
    ) open
  25. 25
    + 34
    - 11
  26. 26
    + 34
    - 15
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 31
    - 14


    Laura Ingalls Wilder

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 39
    - 22

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Scott O'Dell

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  29. 29
    + 59
    - 19


    Shel Silverstein

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 34
    - 4

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    Heather Amery, Betty Root, Marie-Louise Gay

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  31. 31
    + 25
    - 8
  32. 32
    + 23
    - 2
    ) open
  33. 33
    + 40
    - 7


    Beverly Cleary

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  34. 34
    + 29
    - 15
    ) open
  35. 35
    + 28
    - 14


    Thomas Rockwell

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 19
    - 19


    Richard Adams

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 18
    - 8


    Virginia Lee Burton

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 24
    - 9
    ) open
  39. 39
    + 29
    - 20
    ) open
  40. 40
    + 12
    - 16

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

  41. 41
    + 33
    - 7

    ranked low on reranks
    Roald Dahl

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 24
    - 14
  43. 43
    + 34
    - 10


    Robert Munsch

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 23
    - 1

    ranked low on reranks
    Dr. Seuss

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 24
    - 20


    Susan Cooper

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 16
    - 7
    No image
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  47. 47
    + 15
    - 12
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  48. 48
    + 21
    - 20
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    Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 19
    - 5


    Margaret Wise Brown

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  50. 50
    + 23
    - 26


    Neil Gaiman

    ) open
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