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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431 29
Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

2
350 42
The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

3
352 47
How the Grinch Stole Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

4
311 56
Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

5
340 69
Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Maurice Sendak

6
326 49
Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Margaret Wise Brown

7
289 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 42
The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

9
295 72
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Shel Silverstein

10
301 46
Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

11
232 47
Madeline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Ludwig Bemelmans

12
209 62
Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
P. D. Eastman

13
223 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
250 24
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

15
230 52
Alexander and the Terrible, Ho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

16
191 41
Hop on Pop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

17
269 60
The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Dr. Seuss

18
210 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 53
The Poky Little Puppy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Janette Sebring Lowrey

20
217 48
The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Chris Van Allsburg

21
213 34
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

22
120 29
Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Crockett Johnson

23
179 45
Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids
Gyo Fujikawa

24
193 41
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Books to Read to Kids

25
191 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