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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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1
488 33
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

2
397 47
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

3
396 54
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

4
345 66
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

5
379 80
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak

6
358 60
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown

7
324 67
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

8
306 46
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

9
339 81
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein

10
329 55
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

11
255 60
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans

12
291 26
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

13
233 75
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

14
256 45
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
R20X added Laura Numeroff

15
220 49
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

16
256 62
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

17
291 73
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

18
244 31
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added Eric Carle

19
224 66
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey

20
247 41
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

21
239 61
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg

22
145 41
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson

23
199 52
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa

24
202 62
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Toni W Linder

25
216 48
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids