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List Rules 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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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Curious George H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Go, Dog. Go! P. D. Eastman

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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Lorax Dr. Seuss

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Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey

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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg

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The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Rainbow Fish Toni W Linder

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Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Mother Goose Gyo Fujikawa

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Clifford, the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin^! Jr., John Archambault

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That T... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Corduroy Don Freeman

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The Story of Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle

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Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

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Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Pat the Bunny Dorothy Kunhardt

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Yertle the Turtle and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Arthur's Reading Race is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Stella Luna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids