Books for Children – A Favorite List for Kids 3 to 6

Books for Children – A Favorite List for Kids 3 to 6

As grown-ups, one of our most important responsibilities is to cultivate a love of reading in young children. With thousands of books for kids, the choice of, which book will be up to task, is sometimes difficult. I find that entertaining books work best to encourage kids to read. They may not have a hidden message or a moral lesson embedded in them, but you know what, we don’t like to be patronized, and neither do children.

The major first step to literacy is realizing that reading is enjoyable, that flipping the pages of a book can actually be fun. So, here is a list of my favorite books for children between the ages of 3 and 6.

Molly Wonders How Did You Get The Hiccups?


Laugh out loud funny story that has little to do with hiccups. Jack and Molly are having a snack break at school, when Jack suddenly gets the hiccups. His ever curious best friend, Molly, embarks on a quest to determine why he might have got the hiccups. She wants to know if Jack did this or that, but the questions are more related to the kid’s limitless imagination. Average rating 4.5/5.0Look Inside The Book!

Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!


A fun book that is easy to share with young children. Pigeon doesn’t want to go to bed and it’s up to the reader to put him to sleep. Pigeon argues, and argues, often with reasoning that makes everyone giggle. As usual, Mo Willems effortlessly strikes a chord with his young audience. Read it and enjoy. Average rating 4.5/5.0Look Inside The Book!

Scaredy Squirrel


A neurotic squirrel is exceptionally meticulous about his daily routine. Unlike his tree, which is safe, the rest of the world is “the unknown” and to be feared, so he keeps to his tree. Suddenly comes the supposed attack of the killer-bee and scaredy squirrel must face his worst fear. In doing so, he discovers he can glide, adding a new experience to his everyday routine. I have shared this book in many book reading events, always accompanied with wonderful sounds of children’s laughter. Average rating 4.5/5.0Look Inside The Book!

The Gruffalo


One of the very best books ever written for young children. A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents a monster . . . the Gruffalo! The rhythm and the simplicity of the text combined with the clever quickness of the mouse make for a fantastic read. Average rating 5.0/5.0Look Inside The Book!

Room on the Broom


Another brilliant work by Dame Julia Donaldson. The witch and her cat are flying on the witch’s broomstick. The wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, then the wand. Three animals find the lost items, in return they want to ride on the broom. Is there room on the broom for so many passengers? What if the broomstick breaks and a hungry dragon wants to eat the witch? Average rating 5.0/5.0Look Inside The Book!

The Tiger Who Came To Tea


An unexpected guest asks Sophie and her mother if he could join them for tea. It’s a tiger! A very hungry tiger! Will there be anything left for daddy’s supper? A delightful book that is still loved 40 years after its first publication. Average rating 4.0/5.0Look Inside The Book!

Mr. Happy


Mr. Happy lives in Happyland, where everyone and everything is….wait for it….HAPPY! Mr. Miserable lives nearby but separate from everyone else. Once, he surrounds himself with happiness, something very surprising happens. His down-turned mouth starts to change direction and he becomes…. Average rating 5.0/5.0Look Inside The Book!