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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

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

Favorite Visit to Papa’s Farm is a story with many themes: the joy of family; the slow march of change and the inevitable turn of the seasons; and the pleasure of making, learning, and doing things for oneself.

Mommies Work is an enjoyable read with an empowering and positive message despite its apparent simplicity.

AudioFile editors have chosen these five audiobooks to engage young listeners from ages 4-6 (and up) and their families.

WHO LOVES THE DRAGON is sure to be your child’s new favorite book! Highly recommended.

This selfie of Joanna Ho was taken exactly one week before EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS was released into the world.

Join us on this virtual tour for the heartfelt picture book I Miss You Most, by author Cassie Hoyt.

Join us on this virtual book tour for the adorable picture book Who Loves the Dragon? by bestselling author Bianca Schulze and illustrator Samara Hardy.

Harrison Waits is a wonderful story about a young boy who is anxiously waiting for … what? See how Harrison patiently passes the time while he anticipates the arrival of something special he has been looking forward to for a long time.

Join us on this virtual book tour for The Sea in Winter by award-winning author Christine Day.

Happy Love Sprinkles is a charming picture book that makes a thoughtful gift for any young reader who may be shy or needs a little help to find meaningful friendships.

Guardian of the Groceries celebrates the power of imaginative play and its ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. It’s a fun story for bored young readers everywhere.

A Day of Pride emphasizes this message: that everyone deserves to love, be loved, and be themselves. Told through simple, rhyming couplets, the story itself is about inclusiveness, acceptance, and joy.

Genny and Bug’s Big Adventures: Genny Faces the Green Knight offers a longer story, in picture book format with plenty of colorful illustrations and dramatic adventure to boot.

Susan R. Stoltz's Imara's Tiara sparkles with great facts about giraffes, lots of interesting information about being a zoologist, and the gorgeous illustrations!

Leigh’s Wheelie Adventures: Squishy Sand manages to be a book that is more about the shared experiences of friendship and determination than about disability.

For kids ages two through twelve, these interactive books are the ones your kids will absolutely love and will reach for again and again.

The Miracle of Monarchs is a fact-filled rhyming story book. Author Cathie Moog shares her insights and photographs of the majestic Monarch butterfly.

Scruffy: Our Loyal Pandemic Pooches and the Good, the Bad, and the Crazy Haircuts We Gave Them would make a lovely gift for any dog-loving family.

Meditation Station, by Susan B. Katz, is an outstanding choice for parents looking to introduce their children to the practice of meditation.