parenting The Greatest Books to Read to Kids  

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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

Celebrities Who Never Had Kids The Best Novelists of All Time

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320 37
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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321 40
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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283 51
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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315 59
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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300 48
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

7
266 54
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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244 37
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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271 64
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

10
274 41
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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191 51
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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211 41
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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191 35
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 13 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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221 22
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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209 50
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

Famous Only Children The Best Books Written Under Pen Names

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167 36
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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245 54
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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179 48
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey

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179 21
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

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195 43
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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185 29
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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102 26
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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164 40
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Mother Goose Gyo Fujikawa

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175 35
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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157 48
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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113 33
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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161 17
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
lh821 added The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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158 60
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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137 63
The Story of Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Best Movies for Kids The Worst Things You Can Make Jokes About

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139 24
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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148 24
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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102 37
The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
AxelEscaloni added The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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104 53
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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110 17
Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Knight_2k1 added Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

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120 23
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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116 29
Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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119 28
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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104 32
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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123 24
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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119 47
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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126 41
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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80 43
Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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87 36
Yertle the Turtle and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Best Kids & Family Movies On Amazon Prime The Best Netflix Original Documentary Movies

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103 31
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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128 16
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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116 10
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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112 46
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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81 39
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
HoserUSC added Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett

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78 78
Everyone Poops is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Everyone Poops Taro Gomi

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105 18
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
dreapress added Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle