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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

This month the best selling picture book from our affiliate store is a book from our list 5 Books for Teaching Your Kids About Body Safety and Consent: Jayneen Sanders' My Body! What I Say Goes! 

Author-illustrator Carmen Gloria shines a spotlight on the smallest, fastest, and innermost planet in the solar system, Mercury.

Deborah Freedman is a trained architect who now works as an author/illustrator. She is the author-illustrator of Carl and the Meaning of Life.

The following books remind me of the promise that exists between the rising and setting sun, the too-hot for your feet pavement, and the cool, crisp chlorine-filled water.

Which five words best describe Hedy Lamarr's Double Life? Laurie Wallmark: Surprising, fascinating, informative, inspiring, science-y

We have 5 fun fiction dinosaur books for a playful prehistoric storytime to share with you!

Wordless picture book Here Comes Ingo is a special visual story for mindful parents and inventive young readers to bond over open ended creative experiences.

Odeta Xheka is an artist and author. Most recently, she has published Here Comes Ingo, a picture book invested in open ended creative experiences.

Gift-wrapped books that are delivered directly to the home can only have a positive impact on young readers.

James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time, Story Thieves, and Revenge of Magic series.

Adults and children alike will find joy in this spunky story that aims to empower readers to take their actions into their own hands.

Any family with spiritual beliefs that has experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy will be bound to find Happy Tears and Rainbow Babies a beneficial read.

The sweet, rhyming text flows well with the stunning full page, watercolor illustrations by wildlife artist, Guy Hobbs. 

Recommended for any new golfers—or any sports players—that could do with a little reminder on the power of positivity.

My Name Isn’t Oof!: Warren the Warbler Takes Flight is a lovely little tale of one bird’s first attempt at flying. It offers a nice introduction to the message of perseverance for young readers ages 3 through 7.

From fossils, facts, and favorite foods, here are six non-fiction books that cover the world of dinosaurs. 

Spring, summer, fall, or winter, these books embrace the seasons beautifully, highlighting the delights of our extraordinary weather and ecology here on Earth!

Sandy Stark-McGinniss uses beautifully lyrical prose to make this tender story sing like the extraordinary birds that she describes throughout her unique debut novel.

My Second Year of Kindergarten is a picture book with a specific goal: to create an encouraging and supportive story to be read to children that will repeat kindergarten.

Dr. Peter J. Isikwe is just your average pharmacist turned children’s book author, with a love for literature and education that dates back to his childhood.