My Picks for the Best Books 4 Year Olds Love!

by Laura Wallis | Follow Her on Twitter Here

best books for 4 year oldsIt’s hard to believe but your little one has been drinking in all the books you have been reading. They say that one of the predictors for schools success is reading with your little one. Here are my picks for the best books 4 year olds enjoy time after time.

They are a little more sophisticated, so you can move beyond board books and simple word books to more interesting and longer stories. Cherish these cuddly moments you have, reading with your little one!

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[easyazon-link asin=”0142401919″ locale=”us”]Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms[/easyazon-link], by Christine Kole MacLean: Your child will get a kick out of this little boy and his sister who are so busy rocketing off to space,  fighting fires and other daring adventures to hug his mom. Or, is he too busy? You will love the illustrations that pick household items being used in creative ways. Why shouldn’t a plate be a steering wheel?

[easyazon-link asin=”0312492545″ locale=”us”]Dinosaur A to Z[/easyazon-link] by Roger Priddy: Got a dinosaur lover on your hands? Step away from the Barney books and read this great alphabet book about all the different kinds of dinosaurs.

[easyazon-link asin=”125000473X” locale=”us”]Every Friday[/easyazon-link] by Dan Yaccarino; What does this dad do every Friday? Takes the day off to spend with his boy, a lovely ritual that your child and dad will love to read together.

[easyazon-link asin=”044845257X” locale=”us”]The Little Engine That Could[/easyazon-link], by Watty Piper: I Think I Can, I Think I Can! Introduce your little one to one of life’s most amazing lessons. If you think you can do it, you can!

[easyazon-link asin=”0688128971″ locale=”us”]Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse[/easyazon-link]by Kevin Henke: What?! Her teacher took away all her favorite things? What will Lilly do next? Well she’s not just going to take it, that’s for sure!

[easyazon-link asin=”0439443377″ locale=”us”]Alphabet Mystery[/easyazon-link] by Audrey Wood: Which letter is missing? The lower case letters are on the, uh, case. Clever and fun.

[easyazon-link asin=”0375842144″ locale=”us”]Big Book of the Berenstain Bears[/easyazon-link]  by Stan and Jan Berenstain: Whether coping with a messy room, getting a new sibling or accidentally telling a lie, Brother and Sister Bear deal with many of the same issues your little cub does. The tales have a moral without being preachy.

[easyazon-link asin=”0698118979″ locale=”us”]Sitting Ducks[/easyazon-link] by Michael Bedard: A duck and his unlikely alligator friend are on a mission to save the other ducks, who are being held captive to be fed to the alligators. A great story of friendship.

[easyazon-link asin=”0547516185″ locale=”us”]Lyle Lyle Crocodile[/easyazon-link] by Bernard Waber: What’s in the bathtub at the Primm’s home on East 88th street? Why it’s Lyle! After he causes a commotion at the department store he is sent to the …gasp…zoo! But not for long!

[easyazon-link asin=”0547391005″ locale=”us”]The Complete Adventures of Curious George[/easyazon-link], by H.A. Rey: This anthology contains the original stories of Curious George, from his arrival, to his escape from the zoo, to his harrowing adventure on a kite. Charming and fun to read!

All these books — new and old — are such fun to read! What ones do you enjoy with your 4 year old? Tell us in the comments.

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