These 20 books recommended for ages 4-7 focus on early independence, friendship, and the feelings associated with venturing out from beyond the safety of the family circle. The hardcover edition is listed with the idea that you’ll want a book that endures. We think these will be read over and over again.
1
Where the Wild Things Are
You probably already know this essential Sendak title, but (like Goodnight Moon on ... read more
2
The Little Engine that Could
“Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong. The little train rolled over ... read more
3
My Very First Mother Goose
No child’s bedroom is complete without a collection of Mother Goose tales, and ... read more
4
Make Way for Ducklings
Expecting the birth of their ducklings, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard search for a ... read more
5
The Poky Little Puppy
What is it about The Poky Little Puppy that has such lasting appeal? ... read more
6
The Cat in the Hat
Ah, the perils of letting a stranger in the house when one’s parents ... read more
7
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
With this fractured fairy tale told, literally, from A. Wolf’s perspective, this inimitable ... read more
8
Frog and Toad All Year
Frog and Toad are best friends. These five brief stories follow the duo ... read more
9
George and Martha
George and Martha’s experiences teach them how to be even better friends. In ... read more
10
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
Energetic Dog and thoughtful Bear may be different, but they feel just the ... read more
11
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester Duncan, a donkey, collects “pebbles of unusual shape and color,” but he ... read more
12
Leo the Late Bloomer
This tiger cub may lag behind the rest, but he catches up in ... read more
13
Madeline
Who wouldn’t love the story of Madeline? “In an old house in Paris/ ... read more
14
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Every child needs to meet Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter, a family of ... read more
15
Millions of Cats
Whether your child loves cats or rhythmic, rhyming language, or both, he or ... read more
16
In the Small, Small Pond
Glorious illustrations reveal the large number of creatures whose lives revolve around a ... read more
17
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
For Trixie, her Knuffle Bunny is one-of-a-kind—until she sees that classmate Sonja has ... read more
18
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel are inseparable. They go everywhere together. She’s ... read more
19
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Here is a heroine for every child with a lot of panache and ... read more
20
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
Chickens “cluck,” ducks “quack,” and cows go “moo,” as every child knows. But ... read more
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