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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!

The Greatest Books to Read to Kids Books
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    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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    P. D. Eastman

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  8. 8
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    H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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    Watty Piper

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    Shel Silverstein

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    Ludwig Bemelmans

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Laura Numeroff

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  16. 16
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    Chris Van Allsburg

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    Toni W Linder

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    Janette Sebring Lowrey

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    John Archambault, Bill Martin, Michael Sampson

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    Munro Leaf

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Gyo Fujikawa

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Robert McCloskey

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    Margaret Wise Brown

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    Doreen Cronin

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Barrie. Wade, Maggie Moore, Hilary Minns

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    Eric Carle

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    Mo Willems

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    Dorothy Kunhardt

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    Judy Blume

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    Martin Handford

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    Laura Numeroff

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    Kurt Wiese, Marjorie Flack

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    Peggy Rathmann

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    Hudson Talbott

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    Judi Barrett

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    Don Freeman

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    Crockett Johnson

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    Marc Brown

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    Taro Gomi

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    Eric Hill

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    L. Frank Baum

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    Dr. Seuss

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