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RANKED! The Best Children’s Books of All Time

There’s something about children’s books that burns into our brains. Maybe it’s the repetition, the colorful illustrations, or the infectious rhymes. Whatever the reason, the stories we heard as children stick with us more than anything we’ve ever read in adulthood. Certain children’s books have longevity that other literature doesn’t; generations have grown up on the same tomes as we did because they’re just that good.

Whether you’re nostalgic for the tales of your youth or are looking for the perfect book to read (again and again and again) to your own kids, we’ve scouted out the best children’s books of all time and ranked them for your reading pleasure.

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