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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

What Underwear Does a Zebra Wear? is a joke book written for kids by a kid.

The word bacteria often gets a bad rap and author S. Kitanovic, PhD, aims to dispel this belief in this fun easy reader in which science and storytelling come together.

Chris Van Dusen won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award for If I Built a House. In addition to his own books, Chris has illustrated Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson and Tales from Deckawoo Drive chapter book series.

Here are some great New York books, completely ensconced in their time and place.

Author Skila Brown and illustrator Jamey Christoph discuss their picture book, Clackety Track.

Which five words best describe Everything is Connected? Jason Gruhl: Curious, Fun, Honest, Respectful, Big

The following picture books, all in their own unique way, provide reassurance.

A House That Once Was is timeless and has a magical feel to it that can be felt by both child and adult.

A great book to gift to your budding astronomer or future astronaut, OUR SOLAR SYSTEM has fun and facts for all.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is a book from our list 27 of the Best Kids Chapter Books and Middle Grade Books of 2019, So Far: Spy Runner by Eugene Yelchin.

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a moving book from our list 34 of the Best Picture Books of 2019, so Far: Because by Mo Willems.

Comforting and sweet, LITTLE BLUE CHAIR reminds children that everything we love comes back to us in one way or another.

Explore the world of engineering and technology with these exciting books that bring STEM to life right in your home.

5 Mindfulness and Meditation Books for Kids: If you're looking for books with child-friendly visualizations or methods for helping kids discover how they can slow down, breathe, become aware of their bodies both mentally and physically, and fall asleep and stay asleep easier, then this list of books is exactly what you're looking for.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission! These incredible books will guide readers through amazing Apollo missions, inspire them with stories of the many people that make space travel possible, and shed light on Earth's incredible moon. Prepare for takeoff

If you’re looking for a book to get your young reader’s nose into, this enjoyable and relatable chapter book will surely reassure families with school-aged children that may be preparing for a surgery.

The Blue Pebble is a beautiful and thoughtful picture book that should be viewed as a treasure. There is a magical aura to this book that can’t be explained with words.

If Polar Bears Disappeared, by Lily Williams, is a timely and well-conceived addition to the genre of climate change.

If you are looking for something unexpected and fun to add to your summer reading list, The Pesky Fly is a catchy little story that would go down well pool-side with some sliced watermelon, while snuggled upon a soft towel.

Which five words best describe Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas That Changed the World? Don Brown: Surprising, provocative, revealing, informative, and funny!