Books can teach our children a lot, so we need to pick out the best books for them. If they see us reading, then they may eventually start loving reading books too. It can definitely prove challenging when it comes to picking the books that your child would like. Especially since all of them are pretty different from each other.
There are definitely books in the market that are perfect for 4 year old children, as well as with people of any age. So, if you’re looking for the best books for 4-year-old children, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Here’s a list of books that I’m sure any 4 years old or any age would love and enjoy listening to or reading.
What are the Best Books for 4-year-olds?
Title: Pip & Posy The Big Balloon
Author: Axel Scheffler
What We Like LessIt may sound too simplistic for a 4-year-old kid.
Why You Are Going to Like itIt is a story of losing something we love and then discovering new ways to overcome our sadness. Gift Ideas:
Title: The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Author: Emily Winfield Martin
One of the things that definitely catch children’s attention is the fun and colorful illustrations that can be found in books. And The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin certainly does have exactly just that. A book written in rhymes is a warm hymn in life, curiosity, and dreams. But this story is not only enjoyable for children but to us as parents. It is a book about the anticipation, hope, and how parents are willing to give everything just so that their child’s dream comes true.
What We Like Less
Your kid may enjoy the illustrations more than the story. Parents will probably love both.
Why You Are Going to Like it
The book has humorous and beautiful illustrations that will enjoy by your child. It has a truthful and loving message that will endure for lifetimes. It also has a beautiful message to be whatever you want to be, and everything is possible. The book is also a New York Times bestseller.
Title: What a Wonderful World
Author: Bob Thiele
What We Like LessPlease check some of the versions do not hold the audio-cd.
Why You Are Going to Like itA short book to introduce kids to Louis Armstrong’s song.
Title: Grumpy Monkey
Author: Suzanne Lang
What We Like LessSome parents may not agree with the ideas explored in the book and find it a sad read.
Why You Are Going to Like itThe book has a lot of humor, and you will be able to explore the idea of accepting or letting things go.
Title: The Little House
Author: Virginia Lee Burton
What We Like LessIt is a long read for your kid.
Why You Are Going to Like itYou are going to like it as it allows your children to compare the city and the country. Young children, will enjoy the story and pictures and it is amazingly relevant for today.
Title: The Day You Begin
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
What We Like LessIt is a bit long.
Why You Are Going to Like itThe book will help you open discussions about feeling different and community.
Title: How to Hide a Lion
Author: Helen Stephens
What We Like LessMaybe too simplistic story at times.
Why You Are Going to Like itWe were reading this books when my children were younger. It is a sweet book about friendship that your child will love. Gift Ideas:
Title: I Love You Always
Author: Astrid Desbordes
What We Like LessNothing negative to think of here.
Why You Are Going to Like itMany parents will cry by reading this simple masterpiece but with a great story.
Title: The Gruffalo
Author: Julia Donaldson
What We Like LessIt’s a little long for young kids.
Why You Are Going to Like itIt is a wonderful story with vibrant colors and lively animal drawings.
Title: Something Else
Author: Kathryn Cave
What We Like LessThe story does not fit well with younger kids.
Why You Are Going to Like itIt is a straightforward story with a beautiful lesson. But this book can also end up teaching your child about labels. My kids love it!
Title: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author: Eric Carl
What We Like LessPlease double-check the edition you order. The book is smaller in size compared with what you may expect.
Why You Are Going to Like itBeautiful story and illustrations. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is perhaps the first picture book in the world to become a reference point for generations.
Title: Goodnight Already!
Author: Jory John
What We Like LessNothing that I can thing of.
Why You Are Going to Like itIt has cute illustrations and you will definitively relate to the tired Bear. If you are looking for a good read in your evening nights, get “Goodnight Already!” hug your little angel and read it together.
Title: The Pout-Pout Fish
Author: Deborah Diesen
What We Like LessIt leaves a bit “strange” feelings as the fist is a little sad 🙂
Why You Are Going to Like itA sweet book that uses rhymes and that’s making this story funnier.
Title: Bear Snores On (The Bear Books)
Author: Karma Wilson
What We Like LessSome of the printed versions are small in size.
Why You Are Going to Like itYou will probably select it as one of the first options for bedtime reading under your reading light.
Title: Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?
Author: Richard Scarry
What We Like LessBeware, the book is a bit dated. Some of the jobs referred to in the book might be presented in an old fashioned way.
Why You Are Going to Like itFollow the lives of construction workers, firefighters, farmers, doctors, and a lot more. Along with the beautiful artwork, this book is definitely something you should read to your children.
Title: Kindergarten, here I come!
Author: D.J. Steinberg
What We Like LessThe book is not a single story. It is a collection of poems that may seem disconnected at first, portraying the kindergarten activities.
Why You Are Going to Like it“Kindergarten, here I come!” is a sweet book and will help your kid know what they should expect in kindergarten.
Title: The Rabbit Listened
Author: Cori Doerrfeld
The Rabbit listened, illustrated and written by Cori Doerrfeld, is one of the more wholesome and on the more emotional side of books for young children. This story is about a girl named Taylor, who has just experienced a somber day. All of her animal friends then try their best to cheer her up, but not one of them succeeded until the rabbit eventually came.
What We Like Less
Nothing negative I can think of. It’s a sweet book, and sometimes, just being there and listening is the best help.
Why You Are Going to Like it
Doerrfeld wrote a great book about empathy and listening. The rabbit did nothing but listen, which was actually exactly what Taylor needed. Your kid will surely enjoy the beautiful illustrations along with the wholesome story.
Title: The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
What We Like LessThe story might be a bit hard for 4-year-olds to understand without some guidance from an adult.
Why You Are Going to Like itIt is a charming and unique story with a slightly ethical message behind it, in a way that children can easily understand. The fabulous illustrations and unique concept make it an entertaining read for your kid. Gift Ideas:
Title: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Author: Crocket Johnson
What We Like LessThe book has very simple but beautiful illustrations. Though it may not keep your kid’s interest for long.
Why You Are Going to Like itRegardless of its simplicity in the illustrations, I’m sure that you and your child will enjoy this timeless story and read it repeatedly.
I hope you like the above listings. As soon as we read something awesome I will update this page.