Top 10 Books for 6 Year Olds 2016

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2016 Best Books for 6 Year Old Children

 
6 year old boy reading book in libraryFor those young lads and ladies who fall into the six year old age group, you will likely find one or more among the top selling books will not only be a good choice for that general reading level, but will also be entertaining – making reading way more fun. 🙂

About this page: On this page are the ten best books for children at or around 6 years of age for the spring and summer of 2016, based on a couple of criteria – consumer popularity plus overall higher ratings.

Recommended shopping: For each of the books listed on this page, one or more resources are researched and linked to in order to buy it online – safely, securely and for a great price. (Review links also given here where available.)

What’s Here:

1. The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems
2. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
3. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems
4. The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
5. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
6. I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
7. Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin
8. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
9. 5-Minute Star Wars Stories by LucasFilm Press
10. Owl Diaries #1 – Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott

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1. The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

At the very top of the 2016 top 10 books for 6 year olds is The Thank You Book by Mo Willems.

Gerald the Elephant and Piggie the…errr, piggie…are best friends, but complete opposites. Gerald is conservative, quiet, and cautious, where Piggie is loud, boisterous, and brave. In this story, Piggie is in a “thank you” mood, thanking everyone—except for the one friend that truly matters. Whimsical illustrations and quirky humor.

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2. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

A returning favorite – The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak also hits high among the best books for 6 year olds this year.

For most youngsters, picture books are the end-all, be-all of reading fun. However, this book aims to change that. This book is interactive, and each page is a new, funny way of reading. Only words and actions, like fun instructions.

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The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak.

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3. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems

Another book by Mo Willems ranks highly among books for 6 year old kids in 2016 – The Story of Diva and Flea.

Diva is a pint-size, brave pup living the good life in a Paris high-rise. Whereas, Flea is a streetwise alley cat with enough curiosity to hinder his nine lives. When the two form a fast, close friendship, laugh-out-loud adventures ensue.

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4. The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

Next up on the list – The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt.

In the sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit, this book once again follows Duncan’s art supplies. He has made amends and his crayons are coming home, but they are bringing a few dozen extras. All of the lost, thrown-away, hidden, broken crayons are making a comeback. Funny, colorful read!

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5. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is one of the classics that remains a hit, and falls into one of the top six year olds’ books for 2016.

Where the Sidewalk Ends was a childhood must-read of mine—one I have held onto over the decades. Great memories, for sure. This commemorative edition marks 40 years of funny, thought-provoking poems, quirky illustrations, and the awesomeness of Shel Silverstein.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein [Hardcover]

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6. I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Sixth up on our list this year – I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

As parents, we look at our kiddos and wish the world for them. We hope and wish that they will grow into beautiful, imaginative, creative people—never losing their wonder and awe. Unfortunately, most societies ruin those wishes, but this book gives your childhood imagination back with wishes to spare.

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7. Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin

Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin marks its place at #7 among the best books for six year old kids this year.

Robots are super-cool, no doubt. They have heaps of awesome gadgets, like lasers, rockets, and super computers. They can do anything. Or, they can do nothing and still look cool. In this story, kiddos discover they can become robots too with a special, delicious dose of Robo-Sauce. Features fold-out surprises!

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8. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

A “must-have” book for kids at or around 6 years of age – The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss had a knack for taking real world problems and expressing concern for them in unique, beautiful, thought-provoking ways. The Lorax is a story that addresses the need for humanity to save the Earth and take care of nature.

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The Lorax Go Green Activity Book by Dr. Seuss

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9. 5-Minute Star Wars Stories by LucasFilm Press

5-Minute Star Wars Stories by LucasFilm Press is a fun new addition to the list.

Lightsabers, intergalactic adventures, a bit of romance, and lots of action—all must-have elements for a good Star Wars story. Or 11. This collection of 5-minutes Star Wars stories is action-packed, with appearances by character favorites, like Chewbacca and Yoda.

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10. Owl Diaries #1 – Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott

And – the final pick of the top ten books for kids age 6 in 2016 – Owl Diaries #1 – Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott.

Eva is a sweet-hearted owl with over-the-top creative flow and a bigger-than-life imagination. She keeps all of her thoughts and adventures documented in a series of Owl Diaries—and this is the first book, her introduction. Great for novice readers.

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/11/16.

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