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Age-by-Age Guide to Classic Books Every Kid Should Read

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best classic childrens book, The Cat in the Hat

Ages 3-8: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Dick and Sally have the rainy day blues — until the Cat in the Hat shows up and leads them through a magical and messy adventure. On your next rainy day, check out any of Dr. Seuss's 46 zany children's books.

Next: Ages 5-8: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


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