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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    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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    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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    P. D. Eastman

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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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    Dr. Seuss

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    Toni W Linder

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    Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    Doreen Cronin

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    Munro Leaf

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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    Robert McCloskey

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Eric Carle

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    Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids


    James Marshall

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Crockett Johnson

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    Judy Blume

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    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    Mo Willems

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    Laura Numeroff

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Robert Munsch

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack

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    Marc Brown

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    Hudson Talbott

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    Time For Bed Spot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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    Eric Hill

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    Llama Llama Red Pajama is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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    Peggy Rathmann

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    Taro Gomi

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    L. Frank Baum

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    Judi Barrett

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    Jeff Kinney

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