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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
    Green Eggs and Ham

    Dr. Seuss More
    100
  2. 2
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    Dr. Seuss More
    93
  3. 3
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    Dr. Seuss More
    87
  4. 4
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    Dr. Seuss More
    86
  5. 5
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    Maurice Sendak More
    82
  6. 6
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    Margaret Wise Brown More
    80
  7. 7
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    P. D. Eastman More
    78
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    77
  9. 9
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    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey More
    75
  10. 10
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    Watty Piper More
    74
  11. 11
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    Shel Silverstein More
    70
  12. 12
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    Dr. Seuss More
    70
  13. 13
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    Judith Viorst More
    69
  14. 14
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    Ludwig Bemelmans More
    68
  15. 15
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    Laura Numeroff More
    66
    added by: R20X
  16. 16
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    Chris Van Allsburg More
    63
  17. 17
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    Crockett Johnson More
    63
  18. 18
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    Munro Leaf More
    62
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    Janette Sebring Lowrey More
    62
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    John Archambault, Bill Martin, Michael Sampson More
    61
  21. 21
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    Toni W Linder More
    61
  22. 22
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    Dr. Seuss More
    61
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    Dr. Seuss More
    59
  24. 24
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    Gyo Fujikawa More
    59
  25. 25
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    Dr. Seuss More
    58
  26. 26
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    Doreen Cronin More
    57
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry More
    56
    added by: AxelEscaloni
  28. 28
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    Robert McCloskey More
    56
  29. 29
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    Dr. Seuss More
    56
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    Barrie. Wade, Maggie Moore, Hilary Minns More
    56
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    Mo Willems More
    54
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    Margaret Wise Brown More
    54
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    Judy Blume More
    54
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    Dorothy Kunhardt More
    53
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    Eric Carle More
    53
    added by: SollyFlox
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    Martin Handford More
    52
    added by: orry nelson
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Everybody Poos

    Taro Gomi More
    52
  38. 38
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    Laura Numeroff More
    52
  39. 39
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    Llama Llama Red Pajama

    51
    added by: AnnaChristineLeonardHuff
  40. 40
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    Peggy Rathmann More
    51
  41. 41
    Up 10
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    Dr. Seuss More
    50
  42. 42
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    Hudson Talbott More
    50
  43. 43
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    Marc Brown More
    50
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    Llama Llama Misses Mama

    49
    added by: AnnaChristineLeonardHuff
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    Dr. Seuss More
    49
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    49
  47. 47
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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack More
    48
  48. 48
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    Time For Bed Spot

    Eric Hill More
    47
    added by: Bootsdad
  49. 49
    Up 11
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    Judi Barrett More
    46
    added by: HoserUSC
  50. 50
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    R. L. Stine More
    46
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