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The Best Overall Books for Kids  

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The best overall books for children, ranked by readers of all ages. Anyone can vote on this kids' book list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which books your kids will love. Is a title missing? You can also add your own books to this list, and see how your taste stacks up against everyone else's. No matter if your kids are 9 year old budding lit experts, 5 year-olds just beginning to read on their own, or pre-schoolers still having you read aloud -- these are the books you remember and hope your own kids will.

For children in pre-school or younger, check out this list of the best books for toddlers or the best new children's books.

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Stone Soup is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Marcia Brown
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Little House in the Big Woods is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Snowy Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Ezra Jack Keats
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The Little Red Hen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Jonathan Allen
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Aesop's Fables is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Rudyard Kipling
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Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Dr. Seuss
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Fantastic Mr Fox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Roald Dahl
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Richard Scarry's busiest busyt... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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Frog and Toad Together is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Arnold Lobel
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Love You Forever is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Robert Munsch
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
HeyIrish added Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault
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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Madeleine L'Engle
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NI... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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Island of the Blue Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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Henry Huggins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Beverly Cleary
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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cu... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Roald Dahl
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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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How to Eat Fried Worms is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
Thomas Rockwell
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Are You There God? It's Me, Ma... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids
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There Was An Old Lady Who Swal... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Overall Books for Kids