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

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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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430 29
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

2
349 42
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

3
351 47
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

4
310 56
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

5
339 69
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak

6
325 49
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown

7
288 58
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

8
270 41
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

9
295 71
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein

10
300 46
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

11
231 47
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans

12
208 62
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

13
222 37
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
249 24
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

15
229 52
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

16
190 41
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

17
268 60
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

18
209 23
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added Eric Carle

19
200 52
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey

20
216 48
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg

21
212 34
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

22
120 28
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson

23
179 44
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa

24
193 40
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

25
190 19
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
lh821 added Beatrix Potter