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Books for Pre School to Elementary School Grade Children, Ages 4-8


Did you know that you could boost your preschool or elementary child’s intelligence simply by ensuring that reading books is a part of their day-to-day life?


Books for Pre School to Elementary School Grade Children


An abundance of research all points to the same thing: kids that read (or kids that are read to) daily from an early age perform better on their report cards. As children move through the phases of listening to stories, sounding out words, stringing words together to make a sentence, and then, eventually, reading a complete book, they begin to master language, improve communication skills, and their comprehension blossoms. Finding books for kids ages 4-8 is all about connecting your child with books that will peak their individual interests, while also entertaining them so much that they can’t wait to pick up another good book—keeping that healthy reading habit of reading for pleasure, going!

In this section of The Children’s Book Review’s online reading oasis, our reviews and book lists cover a wide variety of subjects: picture books to chapter books, funny books, sports books, biographies, books about dinosaurs, books about ballet, mysteries, and, well, you get the idea—just about any kind of book suitable for kids ages 4-8. Check out these reviews to get started:

My Writing and Reading Life with Josh Funk | Author Interview

Return, by Aaron Becker | Book Review

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, by Emily MacKenzie | Book Review

Five Family Favorites with Lauren Wolk, Author of Wolf Hollow

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Books for Ages 4-8

Hansel and Gretel meets Jack and the Beanstalk in this entertaining and contemporary picture book fairy tale, The Burping Pumpkin.

Broccoli Rob and the Garden Singers is a bright and cheery picture book that encourages kindness, teamwork, and believing in oneself.

The following picture book selections will help kids (and you) remain mindful and connected during remote learning.

The holiday season is full of traditions, but have you heard of the Festival of the Elves? It's a welcome new Christmas custom that is as charming as the picture book that explains it!

Middle-grade listeners connect with many topics that touch their lives. In this month’s selections, we feature our standout listening recommendations for tweens ages 8 to 12.

In Joshua Little and the Leaves, author Andrea Cluff has created an instant classic that will resonate with children and adults alike, particularly in these constantly changing times.

Here we get to know all about Maureen Wright's writing and reading life, as well as her new picture book Super Rooster Saves the Day—a hilarious farmyard romp!

With an adorable main character, dressed in her cute one-piece red striped pajamas, What to Do About Your Monsters addresses messy feelings and fears.

What To Do About Your Monsters by Jessica Woo is a heartfelt story about a girl who has sleep issues. Join us on this virtual book tour!

Join us on this virtual book tour for Cassie Hoyt's charming picture book Hatch!

From sweet to spooky and picture books to novels, we're excited to share with you our list of the best new Halloween books for kids.

With a list of picture books and board books in the double digits, Sherri is making her chapter book debut with the sweet and funny Revver the Speedway Squirrel (Bloomsbury Children’s). It’s a fantastic segway from picture books to chapter books, especially for animal lovers and young revheads!

Get to know Lorena from Award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s Saucy, an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig.

Holly Hatam is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Dear Girl and Dear Boy, and now Dear Baby. Here she talks about why she makes art!

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is New Kid by award-winning creator Jerry Craft.

From color-themed board books, Spanish translations, enchanting illustrations, and zany interactions with crazy animals, here is a list of beautiful bilingual books (Spanish and English) for young readers.

This adventurous tale of a boy and his dog, My Blank Page: The Power of Imagination by Tracy Weldon, demonstrates the endless possibilities of a blank page.

We're thrilled to share this conversation with Sophie Blackall in which we dove deep into the meaning and the creative process behind IF YOU COME TO EARTH.

Wholly fulfilling is two-time Caldecott award-winning author-illustrator Sophie Blackall’s If You Come to Earth, which is inspired by the thousands of children she has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.

Here's a new crop of audiobooks to engage you and your youngest listeners, ages 3-6+.