Top 10 Books for 6 Year Olds 2017


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2017 Best Books for 6 Year Old Children

 
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Make exploring new worlds and learning new concepts a fun treat with the top 10 books for 6 year olds. Nourish young brains with a comprehensive list of books that make them laugh, helps them realize the importance of compassion and understanding, unearth new galaxies, and stresses the necessity of environmental protection. This amazing compilation of the top 10 books for 6 year olds offers everything a young brain could want, from classic wording by Dr. Seuss to the humorous poems of Shel Silverstein. Enjoy enriching the mind of your kindergartener with books that emphasize a love of learning and everything the world has to offer.

Make it easy to instill a love of learning and the written word with this diverse, wonderful list featuring some of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. Read them with your child..and have fun revisiting favorite verses and discovering new authors that simply must make their way into your home’s library.

What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the ten best books for children 6 years of age for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators who enjoyed these books themselves or taught them in class. Numerous types and themes of books are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.

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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017


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

Top 10 Books for 6 Year Olds:


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

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At the very top of the 2017 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

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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.

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud.

 

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3. The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems

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Another book by Mo Willems ranks highly among books for 6 year old kids in 2017  – 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

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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

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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 2017 .

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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6. I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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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

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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

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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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9. 5-Minute Star Wars Stories by LucasFilm Press

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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

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And – the final pick of the top ten books for kids age 6 in 2017 – 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 Top 10 Books for 6 Year Olds 2017 page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.