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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491 35
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

2
398 50
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

3
397 57
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

4
346 69
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

5
386 81
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak

6
364 61
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown

7
328 70
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

8
307 49
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

9
343 82
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein

10
333 56
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

11
259 61
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans

12
235 76
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

13
292 29
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

14
259 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
221 51
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

16
258 63
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

17
293 75
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

18
246 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
226 67
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey

20
250 43
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

21
239 63
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg

22
146 43
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson

23
201 53
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa

24
204 63
The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Toni W Linder

25
217 49
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids