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.
Where the Wild Things Are
You probably already know this essential Sendak title, but (like Goodnight Moon on ... read more
The Little Engine that Could
“Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong. The little train rolled over ... read more
My Very First Mother Goose
No child’s bedroom is complete without a collection of Mother Goose tales, and ... read more
Make Way for Ducklings
Expecting the birth of their ducklings, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard search for a ... read more
The Poky Little Puppy
What is it about The Poky Little Puppy that has such lasting appeal? ... read more
The Cat in the Hat
Ah, the perils of letting a stranger in the house when one’s parents ... read more
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
With this fractured fairy tale told, literally, from A. Wolf’s perspective, this inimitable ... read more
Frog and Toad All Year
Frog and Toad are best friends. These five brief stories follow the duo ... read more
George and Martha
George and Martha’s experiences teach them how to be even better friends. In ... read more
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
Energetic Dog and thoughtful Bear may be different, but they feel just the ... read more
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester Duncan, a donkey, collects “pebbles of unusual shape and color,” but he ... read more
Leo the Late Bloomer
This tiger cub may lag behind the rest, but he catches up in ... read more
Who wouldn’t love the story of Madeline? “In an old house in Paris/ ... read more
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Every child needs to meet Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter, a family of ... read more
Millions of Cats
Whether your child loves cats or rhythmic, rhyming language, or both, he or ... read more
In the Small, Small Pond
Glorious illustrations reveal the large number of creatures whose lives revolve around a ... read more
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
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel are inseparable. They go everywhere together. She’s ... read more
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Here is a heroine for every child with a lot of panache and ... read more
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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