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

2
325 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

3
328 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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287 53
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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321 60
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

6
307 48
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

7
271 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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250 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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275 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
281 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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196 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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217 43
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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200 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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226 22
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Best Car Games for Kids

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214 50
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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173 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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251 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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186 21
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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183 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

20
199 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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192 29
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

The Top Must-Read Books of All-Time

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108 27
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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166 41
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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177 36
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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162 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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117 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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166 18
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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164 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

The Best Things To Do With Your Kids in LA

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141 64
The Story of Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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142 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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152 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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115 17
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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108 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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104 38
The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
AxelEscaloni added The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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122 25
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

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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119 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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129 24
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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108 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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120 29
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

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122 48
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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129 42
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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133 16
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
dreapress added The Berenstain Bears

The Best Pets for Kids

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91 37
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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81 43
Superfudge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Superfudge Judy Blume

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120 10
Winnie The Pooh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chic Barna added Winnie The Pooh The Walt Disney Company

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106 32
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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113 47
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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111 18
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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83 40
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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79 79
Everyone Poops is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Everyone Poops Taro Gomi