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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    Ludwig Bemelmans

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    Laura Numeroff

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    Chris Van Allsburg

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    Toni W Linder

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    Eric Carle

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    Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault

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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Doreen Cronin

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


    James Marshall

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    Munro Leaf

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    Robert McCloskey

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Crockett Johnson

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    Judy Blume

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    Laura Numeroff

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    Mo Willems

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    Don Freeman

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    Taro Gomi

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    Marc Brown

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    Hudson Talbott

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    Time For Bed Spot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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    Eric Hill

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    Robert Munsch

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Judi Barrett

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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack

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    Jeff Kinney

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    Norman Bridwell

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