Best Children’s Books, 4 and Up

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Reading to your child is one of the most valuable gifts that you can provide to your little one. Not only do you allow your child to unleash their creative abilities, you’re also teaching them a number of lessons while creating a lifelong reader.

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Boys and girls both love to read, especially when mommy is narrator and cuddling through the story. If you’re searching for a great story to share with your child, take a look at 7 classics that you will love to read to your child.

These are books that you all will remember for the rest of your life! Do not miss out on the opportunity to read these titles to your child.

1. “I’ll Love you Forever” – Robert Munsch

Written in 1995, this classic storybook shares a sentiment that all parents feel toward their children: I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always.

As long as I’m living, my baby you will be. This is a story that might bring a few tears to your eyes, but will certainly be a read that your child enjoys hearing time and time again.

2. “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – Beatrix Potter

Another classic children’s fairytale written more than 100 years ago. The Tale of Peter Rabbit explores the adventures of Peter and Mr. McGregor, with full color illustrations and catchy lines throughout the book. Whether you have a son or a daughter, this is a classic that you must share.

3. “Alexander the Terrible and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” – Judith Voist

Written in 1972, this book tells the tale of Alexander. If you think that you are having a bad day, the day that Alexander is having will certainly make you think again.

It isn’t just a bad day: it is a no good, very bad, terrible day. This is a book that will keep your child on their toes eager to find out what happens next.

4. “Green Eggs & Ham” – Dr. Seuss

Everyone’s favorite children’s author wrote this classic in 1960. It is a longer story with lots of funny illustrations and rhyming words. This book will help your child’s creativity skills and is so much fun.

Do you like green eggs and ham? Sam and the ham story is sure to put a smile on the face of your child, and you if you’ve not already read the book.

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5. “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” – Judy Blume

Judy Blume is one of the most phenomenal children’s book writers in history. If her name is attached to the author line, you can count on it being a good read.

This book is no exception. This is one that you might have read if you are young enough. Blume wrote this book in 1972, and it has been a classic, beloved story ever since.

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” – Maurice Sendak

This book was written in 1963. In these pages your child will hear the tale of a few different monsters who come out when kids need to escape when they’re having a bad day. This is a fun read for kids.

7.  “Harold and the Purple Crayon” – Crockett Johnson

You or your child may have seen this cartoon that aired on HBO but it began as an incredible children’s story. Written by Crockett Johnson, this story follows Harold, who uses his crayon to draw the things that he sees in his imagination.

Sometimes Harold has a very big imagination and sees some pretty wild stuff! There is no doubt your child will love to go along with Harold on all of these adventures.

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