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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493 35
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
2
399 50
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
3
402 57
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
4
349 69
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
5
389 81
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak
6
366 62
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown
7
330 71
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
8
309 49
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
9
346 84
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein
10
336 56
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
11
261 61
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans
12
236 76
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
13
293 29
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
14
262 47
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
222 51
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
16
259 63
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
17
298 75
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
18
248 33
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added Eric Carle
19
229 67
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey
20
253 43
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
21
240 65
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg
22
147 43
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson
23
202 53
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa
24
207 63
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Toni W Linder
25
219 49
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids