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The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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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    Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Maurice Sendak

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    P. D. Eastman

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    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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    Watty Piper

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    Shel Silverstein

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    Judith Viorst

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    Ludwig Bemelmans

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    Dr. Seuss

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    added by R20X Laura Numeroff

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    Chris Van Allsburg

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    Toni W Linder

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    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    John Archambault, Bill Martin, Michael Sampson

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    Munro Leaf

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Doreen Cronin

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Robert McCloskey

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    Mo Willems

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    Judy Blume

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    Barrie. Wade, Maggie Moore, Hilary Minns

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    added by orry nelson Martin Handford

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    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Taro Gomi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Crockett Johnson

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    Peggy Rathmann

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Marc Brown

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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack

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    ranked low on reranks & added by patrox68 Don Freeman

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    Hudson Talbott

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    Dr. Seuss

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    added by Bootsdad Time For Bed Spot Eric Hill

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