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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

In Dinosaur Pirates, by Penny Dale, a group of dinosaurs have become pirates in search of treasure on a secret island.

This is Katy Duffield showing off her latest picture book, Aliens Get the Sniffles, Too!

Five Family Favorites with Laura Gehl, Author of Peep and Egg: I’m Not Taking a Bath: Iwill happily read aloud to all four of my kids as long as they will let me!

Rendered in a combination of traditional and digital color, Mary Had a Little Lizard is a silly, satisfying celebration of new experiences and friendships that can never be broken.

These board books are not only good for toddlers, but for beginner readers as well, as they travel the world without having to leave their bedroom. Let the dreaming begin!

This Little President: A presidential Primer, by Joan Holub, will capture the hearts of children, as well as the presidential history-buff in your family!

Enter to win an autographed copy of Dynomike: Magical Space, signed by Frankie B. Rabbit, and a $100 Amazon gift card. Giveaway begins November 6, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 6, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series.

For the month of November, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions is the best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store.

Topping off the list of best selling picture books from our affiliate store is The Book of Mistakes, a picture book about the creative process, and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange, is an EXCELLENT novel that you will not want to put down!

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 October.

We have 20 A-mazing picture books to share with you this month. We're almost positive there are some soon-to-be award-winners hidden among this list.

The 5 fun new board books listed here are the titles we feel represent the best of October 2017.

These fantastically narrated audiobooks bring stories to life, and have the ability to educate in a way that just feels like fun.

Here's an effervescently deep conversation between beloved children's book author Stacy McAnulty and award-winning illustrator David Litchfield. They discuss their picture book Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.

This valuable and unique perspective, coupled with Lucy’s determination and Wilbur’s endearing spirit, paint The Crystal Navigator as an entertaining and inspiring novel suitable to be shared aloud with boys and girls.

Check out Shelly Brown and Chad Morris’s selfie from the shelfie with Mustaches for Maddie.

Authors Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans have teamed up with illustrator AG Ford to bring you the tale of a cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him.

Baby Animals and Animals on the Move are two more beautiful additions to the Animal Bites series, which takes young readers for a walk through many different natural habitats and introduces them to the extraordinary diversity of wildlife on our planet.