TRENDING The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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List Rules 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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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

The Best Movies for Kids The Best Collections of Short Stories

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Curious George H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Go, Dog. Go! P. D. Eastman

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Lorax Dr. Seuss

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Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss

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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg

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Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey

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The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Rainbow Fish Toni W Linder

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin^! Jr., John Archambault

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Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Mother Goose Gyo Fujikawa

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Corduroy Don Freeman

The Best Children's Museums in the World The Best Qualities in a Man

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That T... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Story of Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown

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Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Clifford, the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell

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Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

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Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle

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Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Pat the Bunny Dorothy Kunhardt

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The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Stella Luna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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Yertle the Turtle and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Arthur's Reading Race is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Where's Wally? is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids