Books For Children: 4 – 5 years

JoChildren's Books

Fiction books for 4-5 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 4 – 5 years, as part of our books for children list.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
I have not found a child or adult who doesn’t like one tale or another by Dr. Seuss, and this is one of our favourites. Simple rhyme, a great idea (easy for us to adapt when introducing new food) and straight forward for children who are beginning to read too.

The Owl and The Pussycat by Edward Lear
Bookshelves don’t seem complete without some classics, and this story is as imaginative and fun as it was when I fell in love with it 30 years ago! No doubt it was just as popular from its first publication back in 1871. A tale which truly transcends time to enchant audiences young and old.

Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers by Jan Fearnley
We were bought this book by a friend last Christmas and have barely put it down since! There’s danger, intrigue, kindness and heroism all rolled into one lovely tale about Harry and his boat. A firm favourite in our house, and although it was bought for our four year old, our six and two year olds often listen in too!

Traction Man Is Here by Mini Grey
Despite being first published in 2005, this book feels timeless. The imagination of the author creates a perfect world for Traction Man and his sidekick. Good old fashioned super hero style action which will appeal to children of many ages. This is one of my favourites to read!

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Our sons love the idea that each animal in the story has a special role to play, and that by the end they are accommodating of duck’s desire to stir the soup. They worry when the duck goes away and think of thoughtful things that Cat and Squirrel could do to resolve the problem. All in all a good fun book, with a gentle steer towards solving conflict with your friends and sharing fun activities together. The illustrations are fantastic too!