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Curricula and Learning Links - Language Arts

Suggested Books for Four- to Eight-Year-Olds

Participants on our message boards recommend these books. As always, you should peruse the book first to make sure it agrees with your family's beliefs and standards. Most of these books may be found at your public library, but if you would like to buy them, please use our links for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Alibris, or Christian Book Distributors, and help support our site.

Some of these may be best as read-alouds depending upon your child's ability.

  • Berenstein Bears
  • 100 Dresses
  • Any board book by Sandra Boynton
  • The Napping House
  • The Day Mother Played
  • The Sunflower Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Going to Sleep on the Farm by Wendy Lewison
  • Ruff by Jane Hissey
  • Poems to Read to the Very Young a Random House Book
  • The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
  • The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
  • Little Black Sambo
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Runaway Bunny
  • Verdi
  • The Giving Tree
  • I Love You
  • Corduroy
  • Are You My Mother (Dr Seuss)
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • When I Was Young in the Mountains
  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • The Tub People
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Stellaluna
  • Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • Make Way for Ducklings
  • My Father's Dragon
  • Little House on the Prairie series
  • Marguerite De Angeli books
  • Up the Hill
  • Bright April
  • Elin's Amerika
  • Henner's Lydia
  • Petite Suzanne
  • Skippack School
  • Yonie Wondernose
  • Thee Hannah
  • Lion in the box
  • Copper-Toed Boots