Top 10 Books for 4 Year Olds 2015-2016

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2015-2016 Best Books for 4 Year Old Children

 
4 year old girl with books in lapOne important factor when it comes to children’s desire to read is having books that are downright fun. The top 10 books for 4 year olds represent a collection of books that parents are searching for and buying the most – the ones that are the most enjoyable for kids in this age range.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best books for kids 4 years of age for the Christmas holiday season of 2015 and into 2016, based on two factors — consumer popularity and higher overall ratings.

For shoppers: For each of books listed on this page, one or more trusted, safe and economical shopping resources are chosen and provided to purchase the book online. (Links to reader reviews are also provided where available.)

What’s Here:

1. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
2. Waiting by Kevin Henkes
3. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
4. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
5. Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
6. National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space
7. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
8. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
9. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
10. Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

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1. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Our first pick this year among the top ten books for four year old kids is Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.

An unusually ambitious giraffe wants to be able to — you guessed it, dance! But with his such long and thin legs and ultra-tall body he has a pretty hard time. This book is about overcoming obstacles and sticking to your dreams no matter what.

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2. Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Waiting by Kevin Henkes makes it to the #2 position among 2015-2016’s best books for 4 year olds.

Addressing a subject that is near and not-so-dear to children, this story is about waiting for things that are longed for – whether it might be going outside to play after the rain, waiting for mom and dad for many, many reasons, etc., etc. Adorable – both the storyline and the illustrations – this book hits home with kids, and helps to impart understanding to parents.

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3. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss hits third place in the list.

When I first saw that this book was on the children’s best-seller list, the one thing that stood out to me the most was, “Where the heck has THIS book been?” This book has fairly recently been discovered in manuscript form and published for all the world to see. For anyone who is a “Seuss his is a must-own book.

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4. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell

Also making a rather high position among this year’s best books for 4 year old kids is Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell.

Thirty years on the shelves of bookstores and libraries does not seem to have decreased the popularity and love for this book. With flaps and “touch and feel” parts, this story is wonderful for any little one and is ideal for those young animal lovers among us.

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5. Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

And at #5 among the best books for kids 4 years of age 2015 and into 2016 – Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry.

This book addresses a subject that many young children are familiar with (bullying), but it does it in a lighthearted way. Rather than addressing self-defense or some other aspect of this issue, it takes up what’s far more important to concentrate on – kindness and friendship. A lovely story an un-surprising repeated favorite on this list.

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6. National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space

Next up on the list – National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space.

I love this children’s book series, and perhaps especially this new addition to the “best of” list. Large and colorful images are what might first catch your attention, then the interesting info that the book offers – the perfect way for kids to become interested in this aspect of science: space! And – it’s getting rave reviews across the boards.

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7. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Marking a positon at #7 of the ten best books for 4 year olds this year – Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

Personally, this book has been a “staple in my children’s book wardrobe,” and is also a favorite of many-a-parent and their little ones. A simple, easy and delightful story to read to kiddos at bedtime – or any time of day. It seems to have a soothing effect with children, and lulls them right off to la-la land with lovely thoughts.

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8. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach comes in at 8th place of the top-selling and highly rated books for 4 year old boys and girls.

How does the bear get to the sandwich in the first place? Well – this book details how the bear makes it from his home in the forest all the way to the park where someone has gotten up and left their sandwich behind. A cute story – and a surprise ending – that kids love.

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9. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch hits 9th place on the list.

If you’re searching for a book that will be a favorite for many years, and will always be a favorite for both little ones and parents, this is a great pick. Since its release almost 30 years ago, this story has been hitting home with parents and conveying to children just how much they are loved. Beautiful. 🙂

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10. Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

And – 2015-2016’s final pick on the list of the top 10 books for 4 year olds is Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall.

The theme of this book has a personal message that may hit home with many kids and parents too – a crayon that has been labeled as something that it is not, creating a rather confused state for the poor little coloring implement. Addressing this issue rather light-heartedly, this book is able to get across an important story moral in an un-serious and fun way.

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 12/06/15.

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