Must-Have Books for 4-5 Year Olds | Best Kids Books

Must-Have Books For 4-5 Years Old | Best Kids Books

Best Kids Books and Must-Have Books For 4-5 Year Olds, Curated by Stories to Grow By

Welcome to Stories to Grow By, the #1 Kids Book and Bedtime Story website in the world! Kids Books and Stories with positive messages are our focus and with that in mind we have curated a list of the Best Kids Books for the young ones in your life. Here you will find our Must-Have Books for 4-5 year olds, the absolute best kids books we recommend!

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Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

Beautiful Oops! is deceptively profound for such a simple book. On finding beauty and opportunity from simple everyday mistakes. This book demonstrates how every mistake is an opportunity for something beautiful. Beautiful Oops! is full of pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and more, each demonstrating how blunders can become wonders. Celebrate all life's Beautiful Oops! and teach kids that it's perfectly fine, and sometimes fortuitous, to make a mistake. Check it out >


Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Red Pajama is a rhythmic rhyming tale that introduces Llama Llama and his challenges going to sleep after Mama Llama heads downstairs. Llama Llama’s tale of nighttime drama has charmed readers for over a decade. With this board book edition of Llama Llama, Anna Dewdney’s infectious rhyming text and expressive artwork are available to the youngest readers. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message. Check it out >


Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman

In "Lines That Wiggle" - lines can wiggle in many ways -- they swirl, twist, criss-cross, bend. At the end the reader is asked: what other lines you find that are not in the book? Follow the line that runs through "Lines that Wiggle" as it turns itself into all kinds of things: the waves above an octopus, the veins in a leaf, the wrappings curling around a mummy, and the trapping threads of a spiderweb. "Lines That Wiggle" has catchy rhyming text that is brought to life by a host of fun critters. Check it out >


Pete The Cat by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat loves his white shoes, but whenever he steps in something, the sneakers change color. No matter! Pete loves his newly-colored shoes just as much. Pete the Cat is a fictional cartoon cat, created by American artist James Dean. "Pete the Cat" started with four books illustrated by Dean and with text by Eric Litwin; since then, James Dean and his wife Kimberly Dean have written and illustrated the series of books. Check it out >


Press Here by Herve Tullet

In "Press Here", the reader is instructed to push a button, shake the book, or tilt it all around. Who knows what will happen next? Follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey. Each page of "Press Here" instructs the reader to push the button, shake it up, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next. Children and adults alike will giggle with delight at "Press Here" as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size. Check it out >


Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

In "Green Eggs and Ham", Dr. Seuss's wacky Sam-I-am relentlessly insists a nameless skeptic taste green eggs and ham. You already know the ending of "Green Eggs and Ham" but the story stays just as much fun, after all these years. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s "Green Eggs and Ham" has cemented its place as a children’s classic. Kids will love the terrific tongue-twisters as the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham gets longer and longer...and they might even learn a thing or two about trying new things! Check it out >


The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

In "The Book With No Pictures" there are... no pictures but with very large colored print that gets more and more bizarre at each turn of the page. You might think "The Book With No Pictures" seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how "The Book With No Pictures" works: Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds. Check it out >


The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

"The Hiccupotamus" contains silly sentences that rhyme in Dr. Seuss-like fashion: "There was a hippopotamus who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus. And every time he got’emus…he’d fall upon his bottomus!” In "The Hiccupotamus", calamity ensues when an elephant, a centipede, and a rhinoceros try finding a cure for Hippo’s colossal case of hiccups. "The Hiccupotamus" shines through it's colored-pencil artwork in this off-the-wall read-aloud. Check it out >


Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman

"Chickens to the Rescue" contains hilarious, Keystone Kops–style urgency, a flock of chickens repeatedly scurry, flop, leap, flap, peck and stumble to the rescue. From daily crisis to crisis, "Chickens to the Rescue" frames the story with the days of the week. Who will help the poor Greenstalk family? "Chickens to the Rescue" The amazing chickens on the Greenstalk farm race to help various family members and farm animals every day of the week. Check it out >


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