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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

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295 34
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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300 37
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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263 47
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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291 53
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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281 44
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

7
248 50
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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228 33
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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256 61
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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260 37
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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175 47
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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196 38
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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205 18
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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178 31
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
R20X added If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff

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196 48
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Best Car Games for Kids Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes

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154 33
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss

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233 51
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Lorax Dr. Seuss

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166 18
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

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162 46
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey

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185 39
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg

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168 26
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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151 37
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Mother Goose Gyo Fujikawa

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90 24
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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161 31
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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146 45
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Rainbow Fish Toni W Linder

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142 13
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
lh821 added The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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104 31
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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149 58
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin^! Jr., John Archambault

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126 59
The Story of Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Best Things To Do With Your Kids in LA Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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122 21
Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

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130 19
Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
wiabux added Clifford, the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell

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100 14
Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Knight_2k1 added Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

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98 51
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That T... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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92 35
The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
AxelEscaloni added The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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109 20
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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109 24
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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108 27
Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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97 29
If You Give a Moose a Muffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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114 21
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
patrox68 added Corduroy Don Freeman

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110 44
The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown

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117 40
Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

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72 41
Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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79 34
Yertle the Turtle and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Best Board Books for Toddlers The Very Best Coconut Water Brands

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94 30
And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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111 13
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
dreapress added The Berenstain Bears

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101 8
Winnie The Pooh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chic Barna added Winnie The Pooh The Walt Disney Company

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102 43
Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Pat the Bunny Dorothy Kunhardt

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74 77
Everyone Poops is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Everyone Poops Taro Gomi

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69 46
Where's Wally? is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
orry nelson added Where's Wally?

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71 37
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
HoserUSC added Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett