Favorite Books for a Four Year Old

We read many, many books this year - here are our very favorites!

Picture Books: 

  • A Baby Sister for Frances (and others)
  • A Giraffe and a Half
  • A House for Hermit Crab
  • Aaron’s Shirt
  • All Join In
  • All the Colors of the Earth
  • Anna’s Secret Friend
  • An Octopus is Amazing
  • Around the Clock with Harriet
  • Arthur’s Chicken Pox
  • Beady Bear
  • Caps for Sale
  • Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens
  • Catastrophe Cat books
  • Catherine and the Lion
  • Changes, Changes
  • Chewy Louie
  • Chicka Chicka 123
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Chicken Soup with Rice
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Clyde Monster
  • Corduroy
  • Crafty Chameleon
  • Cranberry Thanksgiving
  • Crictor
  • Dandelion
  • Deep in the Forest
  • Donald says Thumbs Down
  • Duncan and Dolores
  • First Nature Encyclopedia
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Five Little Monkeys sitting in a Tree
  • Franklin’s Family Treasury
  • Froggy gets Dressed
  • Giraffes can’t Dance
  • Good-Night, Owl!
  • Guinea Pigs Far and Near
  • Happy Birthday, Moon
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon (and other Harold books)
  • Harry the Dirty Dog (and other Harry books)
  • Henry and the Dragon
  • Here are my Hands
  • Hippo goes Bananas!
  • How the Rooser saved the Day
  • I Get Wet
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • If you Give a Mouse a Cookie (and others by the author)
  • Jamberry
  • January Brings the Snow
  • Let’s try it out in Water
  • Little Bear’s Trousers
  • Little Miss Spider books
  • Look who lives in the Desert
  • Lost in the Woods
  • Maggie and the Monster
  • Make way for Ducklings
  • Mama, do you Love Me?
  • Marcel the Pastry Chef
  • Mary Wore Her Red Dress
  • Max
  • Max Cleans Up (and other Max and Ruby books)
  • May I bring a Friend?
  • Millions of Cats
  • Miss Nelson is Missing
  • Moongame
  • Mr. Bear’s Chair
  • Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash
  • Mrs. McNosh hangs up Her Wash
  • My Five Senses
  • My Little Sister ate One Hare
  • No Jumping on the Bed!
  • No Peas for Nellie
  • Norman the Doorman
  • Not the Piano, Mrs. Medley!
  • On Market Street
  • One Crow
  • One was Johnny
  • Papa, please get the Moon for Me
  • Peabody
  • Peace at Last
  • Pet of the Met
  • Picnic
  • Play with Me
  • Rosie’s Walk
  • Sheila Rae, the Brave
  • Sitting in my Box
  • Small Brown Dog’s Bad Remembering Day
  • Something is going to Happen
  • Ten Black Dots
  • The Beautiful World that God Made
  • The Bee Tree
  • The Big Sneeze
  • The Cake that Mack Ate
  • The Chick and the Duckling
  • The Day the Teacher went Bananas
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • The Flea’s Sneeze
  • The Greedy Triangle
  • The Grouchy Ladybug
  • The Jacket I wear in the Snow
  • The Lion and the Little Red Bird
  • The Little House
  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Luckiest one of All
  • The Mixed-Up Chameleon
  • Thy Mysterious Tadpole
  • The Napping House
  • The Popcorn Dragon
  • The Rag Coat
  • The Secret Birthday Message
  • The Secret Shortcut
  • The Snail’s Spell
  • The Story about Ping
  • The Wing on a Flea
  • Three Little Kittens
  • Water Dance
  • What do you say, Dear?

Transitioning from picture books to longer books:

  • Storytime with the Millers
  • The Complete Adventures of Curious George
  • Usborne Little Book of Bedtime Stories
  • Winnie-the-Pooh
  • The House at Pooh Corner
  • The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter

First Chapter Books: My Father's Dragon, series

Poetry:

  • When we were very Young
  • Now we are Six
  • The Random House book of Poetry for Children

Bible Time:

  • Everything a child should know about God
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible
  • My ABC Bible Verses
  • The Beginner's Bible

Tonia L

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