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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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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 Christmas... 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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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
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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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The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein
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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak
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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
SollyFlox added Eric Carle
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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
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The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
lh821 added Beatrix Potter
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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
R20X added Laura Numeroff
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Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
wiabux added Norman Bridwell
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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 Lorax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss
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Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey
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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman
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Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
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Winnie The Pooh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chic Barna added The Walt Disney Company