Childrens Books 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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1
497 35
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
2
403 51
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
3
405 58
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
4
352 71
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
5
392 83
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak
6
369 62
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown
7
332 73
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
8
313 50
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
9
350 85
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein
10
339 58
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
11
263 62
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans
12
237 78
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
13
266 48
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
R20X added Laura Numeroff
14
296 30
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
15
261 64
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
16
223 54
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
17
300 76
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
18
252 34
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added Eric Carle
19
231 68
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey
20
256 43
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
21
242 66
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg
22
150 43
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson
23
203 55
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa
24
222 49
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
25
208 65
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Toni W Linder