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

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

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

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

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

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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

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

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

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
lh821 added The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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There's a Wocket in My Pocket! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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

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Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
wiabux added Clifford, the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell

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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

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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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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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Guess How Much I Love You is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
AxelEscaloni added The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
patrox68 added Corduroy Don Freeman

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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The Runaway Bunny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
The Runaway Bunny Margaret Wise Brown

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

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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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Winnie The Pooh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chic Barna added Winnie The Pooh The Walt Disney Company

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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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And to Think That I Saw It on ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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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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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What D... is listed (or ranked) 48 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

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
HoserUSC added Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett

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Where's Wally? is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
orry nelson added Where's Wally?