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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Preschool to Elementary, 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?


Children's Book Reviews for ages 4 to 8

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:

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

The article 5 Books That Teach Kids How to Work Together was written by Mariam Gates, author of Yoga Friends: A Pose-by-Pose Partner Adventure for Kids.

Here are some of Russell Ginns, author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans, favorite puzzling books, and a few clever classics, too.

Get to know The Train of Lost Things from Ammi-Joan Paquette’s novel The Train of Lost Things—a magical story about a boy's love for his dying father and his journey to the mythic Train of Lost Things.

Sew What?, by Glen A. Penrod | Dedicated Review

Which five words best describe The Parker Inheritance? Varian Johnson: Puzzle mystery, contemporary, historical, fun!

This picture-book tells the heart-breaking story of James Castle, an artist who grew up unloved by his family and community because of his deafness.

Here are five family favorites that stand out the most to Lauren Abbey Greenberg, author of The Battle of Junk Mountain.

Scott Magoon has been designing, writing, and illustrating books for young readers since 2003. Be inspired by Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship.

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Remaining the same as last month, our most popular kids series sold was the 101 Series For Kids (Walter Foster Jr.).

For the month of April, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up is at the top of our best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store.

Back in January we selected Little Mouse's Big Breakfast as a best new picture book of 2018, this month it is the best selling picture from our affiliate store.

Don’t Feed the Elephant! is a bright and entertaining picture book that is likely to appeal to fans of Laura Numeroff’s ever-popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Sherry Ellis Discusses Don’t Feed the Elephant!, a picture book that boasts some seriously messy fun with food!

Real Friends is a memoir by Shannon Hale about friendship. Journey through this excellent graphic novel and find the true meaning of friendship.

These books are the springboard to help children to bring their ideas to reality by creating apps and games. Coding is the future.

We’ve picked 15 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of March.

We have 10 excellent picture books to share with you this month.

The 3 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of March 2018. Ready. Set. Read!

In No Night-Night, author Zena Bailey-Harris writes a simple story with a surprising twist: it is simultaneously translated into American Sign Language (ASL) through the use of ingenious illustrations.

Come and see Peggy Archer’s selfie with her picture book A Hippy-Hoppy Toad!