The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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List Criteria: Books that are fun to read aloud and are suitable for kids ages 4-9

The following rankings of the greatest children's books to read with your kids are voteable and can be influenced by your own list of your favorite kid's books. Kid's imaginations can come alive when you read with them and these are the books the Ranker community recommends. Children who read with their parents at an early age have statistically higher grades, better socialization, and a faster grasp of language skills. Join the rankings today!
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss

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    - 23


    Dr. Seuss

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    Maurice Sendak

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  5. 5
    + 138
    - 32


    Dr. Seuss

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    + 131
    - 38


    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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    + 155
    - 22

    ranked low on reranks
    P. D. Eastman

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  9. 9
    + 158
    - 40


    Shel Silverstein

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    + 109
    - 19


    Watty Piper

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    + 108
    - 27


    P. D. Eastman

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    + 97
    - 14

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    Laura Numeroff

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  13. 13
    + 109
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    Ludwig Bemelmans

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  14. 14
    + 77
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    Dr. Seuss

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    + 72
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    ranked low on reranks & added by SollyFlox
    Eric Carle

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    + 131
    - 30


    Dr. Seuss

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  17. 17
    + 109
    - 31
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    + 62
    - 14


    Dr. Seuss

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    + 99
    - 25


    Chris Van Allsburg

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    + 81
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    often listed
    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    + 66
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    Dr. Seuss

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    Puff the Magic Dragon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

    ranked low on reranks & added by dreapress

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    Toni W Linder

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    + 38
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    ranked low on reranks & added by lh821
    Beatrix Potter

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    + 91
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    Bill Martin^! Jr., John Archambault

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    + 73
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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    + 73
    - 19


    James Marshall

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dr. Seuss

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Crockett Johnson

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dreapress
    Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Doreen Cronin

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    + 46
    - 5

    ranked low on reranks & added by patrox68
    Don Freeman

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    + 28
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    ranked low on reranks & added by Knight_2k1
    Roald Dahl

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Munro Leaf

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    Robert McCloskey

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    often listed & added by AxelEscaloni
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dreapress
    Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle

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    + 36
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    added by wiabux
    Norman Bridwell

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    + 42
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    Judy Blume

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    + 40
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    Laura Numeroff

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    + 37
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    Shel Silverstein

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    + 59
    - 24


    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

    ranked low on reranks & added by dreapress

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    Dr. Seuss

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    + 33
    - 12


    L. Frank Baum

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    + 28
    - 8


    Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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    + 41
    - 25


    Marc Brown

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