The Greatest Books to Read to Kids Books

The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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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!

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

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Green Eggs and Ham

    Dr. Seuss More
    100
  2. 2
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Cat in the Hat

    Dr. Seuss More
    91
  3. 3
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    Dr. Seuss More
    88
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    often listed
    Horton Hears a Who!

    Dr. Seuss More
    85
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    often listed
    Goodnight Moon

    Margaret Wise Brown More
    81
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Where the Wild Things Are

    Maurice Sendak More
    80
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    often listed
    Are You My Mother?

    P. D. Eastman More
    79
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    often listed
    Go, Dog. Go!

    78
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    Curious George

    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey More
    76
  10. 10
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    Watty Piper More
    75
  11. 11
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    Shel Silverstein More
    71
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    Judith Viorst More
    70
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss More
    70
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    often listed
    Madeline

    Ludwig Bemelmans More
    69
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    Laura Numeroff More
    67
    added by: R20X
  16. 16
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    Crockett Johnson More
    63
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    The Story of Ferdinand

    Munro Leaf More
    63
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    Janette Sebring Lowrey More
    63
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    John Archambault, Bill Martin, Michael Sampson More
    62
  20. 20
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    Toni W Linder More
    61
  21. 21
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    Dr. Seuss More
    61
  22. 22
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    Chris Van Allsburg More
    60
  23. 23
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    Gyo Fujikawa More
    59
  24. 24
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    ranked high on reranks
    There's a Wocket in My Pocket!

    Dr. Seuss More
    59
  25. 25
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    Dr. Seuss More
    58
  26. 26
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    Doreen Cronin More
    57
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    Robert McCloskey More
    57
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    Dr. Seuss More
    55
  29. 29
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    Barrie. Wade, Maggie Moore, Hilary Minns More
    55
  30. 30
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    Mo Willems More
    55
  31. 31
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    Margaret Wise Brown More
    54
  32. 32
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    Judy Blume More
    53
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    Dorothy Kunhardt More
    53
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    Taro Gomi More
    53
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    Martin Handford More
    52
    added by: orry nelson
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    Laura Numeroff More
    51
  37. 37
    Up 27
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    Peggy Rathmann More
    51
  38. 38
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    Llama Llama Red Pajama

    51
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  39. 39
    Up 20
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    Marc Brown More
    50
  40. 40
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    Dr. Seuss More
    50
  41. 41
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    Hudson Talbott More
    49
  42. 42
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    ranked high on reranks
    FAMILY BEAR POP UP BOOK

    49
  43. 43
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    Dr. Seuss More
    49
  44. 44
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    49
  45. 45
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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack More
    49
  46. 46
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    Llama Llama Misses Mama

    49
    added by: AnnaChristineLeonardHuff
  47. 47
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    Time For Bed Spot

    Eric Hill More
    47
    added by: Bootsdad
  48. 48
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    R. L. Stine More
    47
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Paper Bag Princess

    Robert Munsch More
    47
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    ranked high on reranks
    Let's Go to Sleep

    Campbell Books More
    46
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