Best Books for 6 Year Olds - 2014 Top 5 List

Moving into the realm of "real" reading for kids at or around 6 years of age, which books are the ones to pick? In the earlier months of 2014 there have been some wonderful choices - here they are narrowed down to a stellar top 5 with reviews...


  1. "Award-winning writer/director of film and TV Drew Daywalt, and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers, deliver an entertaining children's story that is playful, and packed with fun. This delightful story will have children laughing, reading, and sharing their own thoughts, while giving crayons a whole new meaning..." (Read more...)
  2. "I got this for my 2.5 year old and we both really like the story. I think it must leave out some key plot elements but overall I like that it shows that "true love" can be sisterly love. I am also a huge fan of the fact that it doesn't encourage girls to be dependent on a man to save them..." (Read more...)
  3. "Rarely has a book managed to distill so finely that primal sense of enchantment that characterizes the best of childhood, and which most of us eventually lose touch with, somehow. That Becker is able to recapture this enchantment using only images -- no words -- is testimony to his great power as an illustrator and storyteller..."  (Read more...)
  4. "This book describes a future filled with unlimited potential ('you can steer any direction you choose'), success ('you'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead'), set-backs ('you can get all hung up on a prickle-ly perch'), and overcoming obstacles ('somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying')..." (Read more...)
  5. "This joke book is definitely a contender for Most Popular Joke Book of the Year. Yes, it has some "groaners" but those are what the kids like the most! The humor is clean, imaginative, and suitable for kids as well as adults..." (Read more...)
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