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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
    92
  3. 3
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    Dr. Seuss More
    86
  4. 4
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    Dr. Seuss More
    84
  5. 5
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    Maurice Sendak More
    79
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    Margaret Wise Brown More
    75
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    P. D. Eastman More
    74
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    74
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    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey More
    71
  10. 10
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    Watty Piper More
    70
  11. 11
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    Judith Viorst More
    64
  12. 12
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    Shel Silverstein More
    64
  13. 13
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    Ludwig Bemelmans More
    64
  14. 14
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    Dr. Seuss More
    63
  15. 15
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    Laura Numeroff More
    61
    added by: R20X
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    Chris Van Allsburg More
    58
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    John Archambault, Bill Martin, Michael Sampson More
    57
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    Janette Sebring Lowrey More
    56
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    Toni W Linder More
    56
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    Munro Leaf More
    56
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    Dr. Seuss More
    55
  22. 22
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    Gyo Fujikawa More
    52
  23. 23
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    Dr. Seuss More
    51
  24. 24
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    Doreen Cronin More
    50
  25. 25
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    Margaret Wise Brown More
    50
  26. 26
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    Robert McCloskey More
    49
  27. 27
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    Dr. Seuss More
    49
  28. 28
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    Mo Willems More
    49
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    Judy Blume More
    49
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    Dr. Seuss More
    48
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    Martin Handford More
    47
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    Barrie. Wade, Maggie Moore, Hilary Minns More
    47
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    Dorothy Kunhardt More
    46
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    new! Everyone Poops

    Taro Gomi More
    46
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    Llama Llama Red Pajama

    45
    added by: AnnaChristineLeonardHuff
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    new! Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Crockett Johnson More
    45
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    Eric Carle More
    44
    added by: SollyFlox
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    Laura Numeroff More
    44
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    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry More
    44
    added by: AxelEscaloni
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    Peggy Rathmann More
    44
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    Judi Barrett More
    43
    added by: HoserUSC
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    Marc Brown More
    42
  43. 43
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    Dr. Seuss More
    42
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    Dr. Seuss More
    42
  45. 45
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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack More
    42
  46. 46
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    Llama Llama Misses Mama

    42
    added by: AnnaChristineLeonardHuff
  47. 47
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    Hudson Talbott More
    42
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    Time For Bed Spot

    Eric Hill More
    41
    added by: Bootsdad
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    40
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    Jeff Kinney More
    39
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