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The Greatest Books to Read to Kids 

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Originally by Ranker Community
Updated November 21, 2019 24.7k votes 950 voters 35.5k views 106 items

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
Dr. Seuss
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How the Grinch Stole Chr... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown
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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
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Where the Wild Things Ar... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak
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One Fish Two Fish Red Fi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein
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The Little Engine That C... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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If You Give a Mouse a Co... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
R20X added Laura Numeroff
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The Very Hungry Caterpil... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added Eric Carle
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Alexander and the Terrib... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans
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Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
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The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey
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The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
dreapress added
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Oh, the Places You'll Go... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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Goldilocks and the Three... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
lh821 added Beatrix Potter
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Harold and the Purple Cr... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson
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Where the Sidewalk Ends ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein