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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

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315 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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315 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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277 51
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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311 58
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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295 47
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

7
262 52
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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240 36
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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267 62
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

10
271 39
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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187 49
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Go, Dog. Go! P. D. Eastman

12
207 40
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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187 34
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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216 21
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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163 35
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss

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205 50
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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241 53
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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176 20
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

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175 48
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey

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193 41
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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181 28
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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98 25
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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161 39
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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155 46
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Rainbow Fish Toni W Linder

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171 34
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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110 31
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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158 16
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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155 59
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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134 61
The Story of Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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135 23
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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145 22
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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108 15
Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Knight_2k1 added Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

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100 36
The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
AxelEscaloni added The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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101 52
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That T... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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117 22
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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114 28
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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116 27
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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121 22
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
patrox68 added Corduroy Don Freeman

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101 32
If You Give a Moose a Muffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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116 46
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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123 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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76 42
Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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84 35
Yertle the Turtle and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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100 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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125 15
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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112 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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110 45
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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80 38
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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76 77
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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72 46
Where's Wally? is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
orry nelson added Where's Wally?