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
503 36
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
2
408 53
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
3
411 59
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
4
359 71
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
5
394 85
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak
6
375 63
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown
7
337 73
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
8
318 50
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
9
354 85
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein
10
342 59
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
11
267 63
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans
12
241 78
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
13
271 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
301 30
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
15
265 65
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
16
226 55
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
17
304 77
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
18
259 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
235 69
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey
20
260 44
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
21
246 67
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg
22
154 44
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson
23
207 55
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa
24
225 51
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
25
211 67
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Toni W Linder