Favorite Books for a 5 year old

We love good books for kids around here! There are books all over the house, piled high. And picture books top the list of some of our favorites. A great picture book is just as fun for older kids and adults as it is for children. The read alouds listed below are some of our favorites for young children (but I'm sure you'll enjoy them too!). You'll find picture books, short stories (which are a great first step for chapter books), and even recommendations for poetry.

Books for kids! Looking for some great read aloud ideas for your 4 and 5 year old little ones? Here's a great list of picture books, short stories, and poetry - perfect for little ones!

Favorite Books for Kindergarten Kids

The books below are divided into 3 sections - picture books, favorite authors, short stories & chapter books, and poetry for kids. Let me know about your favorite read alouds for kindergarten!

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Favorite Picture Books:


Fun with books!

This printable collection includes plenty of ideas and resources for reading fun. With plenty of book recommendations, narration tips, and printable activities, you’ll have lots of ideas to engage your kids with the books you love.

Favorite Read Aloud Authors:

Look for any of these authors and you will find some outstanding read aloud selections.

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Robert McCloskey

  • Virginia Lee Burton

  • Ezra Jack Keats

  • Charlotte Zolotow

  • Patricia Polacco

  • William Steig

First Short stories and Chapter books:

Favorite Poetry Read-Alouds:

Tonia L

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