The Greatest Books to Read to Kids Books

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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    Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Maurice Sendak

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    Dr. Seuss

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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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    Shel Silverstein

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    P. D. Eastman

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    Watty Piper

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Ludwig Bemelmans

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    Laura Numeroff

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Chris Van Allsburg

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    Toni W Linder

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Doreen Cronin

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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    Munro Leaf

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    Robert McCloskey

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    Dr. Seuss

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    James Marshall

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    Eric Carle

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    Crockett Johnson

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    Judy Blume

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    Mo Willems

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    Laura Numeroff

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    Robert Munsch

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Marc Brown

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    Hudson Talbott

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    Peggy Rathmann

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    Taro Gomi

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    Judi Barrett

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    Eric Hill

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    L. Frank Baum

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    Jeff Kinney

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