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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

Aye-Aye Gets Lucky is a fun choice for animal lovers and budding conservationists.

If spreading kindness is important to you—and we hope it is—Dynomike: Pay it Forward is a winner. It’s upbeat, cheery, and full of high-fives!

A MAGIC JOURNEY TO THINGS PAST  brings together five generations through the grandmother’s memories.

Mirela Roznoveanu is a native of Romania who immigrated to the United States. Here she discusses her latest book, A Magic Journey to Things Past.

In our list of the best kids chapter books and novels of 2019—perfect for ages 6 through 14—you'll find a fantastic and colorful selection of realism, historical fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, and even a joke book!

I recommend reading the following Holocaust stories with your children. As I said above: We must not forget. We must remember. And we must not repeat!

We can't get enough of these amazing picture books! Here are 25 titles that we're willing to call the best picture books of 2019.

These are our picks for the best board books of 2019. Ready. Set. Read!

Here are five picture books that will help you learn to be proud of who you are!

Join us on this virtual book tour for Sara Pennypacker's Here in the Real World.

The Door to the Moon is a sweet, illustrated bedtime story in which Taye discovers, as the title suggests, a door to the moon.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is super exciting to us! A bunch of you have pre-ordered our most anticipated picture book of 2020, Don’t Wake the Dragon.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is an outstanding cookbook for young foodies!

Fantastically bright and engaging pages draw young readers into the exciting world of dolphins in DOLPHINS!

If an introduction on the topic of equal rights and activism is on your agenda, starting with Baby Trolls Gets a Bad Rap would be a great choice!

As much of a story about the circle of life as it is a meditation on the natural world, The Big Adventures of Little O highlights how one person can change the world. “It takes one single seed to grow a forest.”

Bill Cotter is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Don’t Push the Button! series, now with over 1 million copies sold worldwide.

Your young readers are going to love these five splashtacular kids' books about bathtime. Dive right in and read away!

From meditation to yoga to eating healthy, here are five sweetly illustrated kids' books that encourage mindfulness through genuine, loving, and wise words.

The Moon Show is an entertaining picture book that introduces the moons from our solar system to young readers ages four and up.