The Greatest Books to Read to Kids Books
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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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    Judith Viorst

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    Shel Silverstein

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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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    John Archambault, Bill Martin, Michael Sampson

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    Toni W Linder

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    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    Munro Leaf

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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Doreen Cronin

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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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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    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    new! Harold and the Purple Crayon 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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    Hudson Talbott

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    Jeff Kinney

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