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20+ Best Books For 4 Year Olds

All Books are born out of human need to tell stories about one self or others. All the tales, myths and novels help children in their learning about the world around them. Publication of children's books always has been diverse. The stories for 4 year olds mainly deal with subjects of intrigue and curiosity among growing kids. The implied messages also teach kids about social morals and values. It's important to read such books to your kids as the books not only entertain, but also educate. Here are some of the best books for 4 year olds:



We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

(By: Mo Willems )

An Elephant and Piggy series made its first debut in 2007 and since then it has been an all time favorite of the early readers. It is written in an interactive and comic style blended with rich vocabularies, perfect for beginners. Mo Willems has introduced three cartoon figures -- Gerald, piggy and elephant, and they are too hilarious. The series has been awarded many a times. An elephant and piggy series is a perfect gift for any kid which ensures both fun and laughter in the process of learning. The cover and illustrations are pretty pleasant and the book can be bought at highly discounted rate.


The Best Nest

The Best Nest

(By: P.D. Eastman )

It's story of Mr. and Mrs. Bird. Mrs. Bird is picky and is looking for an ideal nest and eventually finds one after a long struggle. The book is full of fun and mirth.Introduction of passages from classic literature and moral connotations are simply outstanding. The Best Nest is a typical form of rhyming book, a suitable bed time story.


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

(By: Bill Martin Jr , John Archambault )

The story is about personified alphabets and their lively experiences. The idea of rhyming scheme in the book is notable which will not only entertain the little kids but also enable the process of quick learning. Furthermore, the novel is available in audio version.


Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

(By: Maurice Sendak )

It's basically a story of a small child and his imaginations, where his bedroom gets transformed in a forest place, where he is a king and his subjects include wild animals. It's an animal oriented picture book which debuted in 1963. From the book, the children can learn the art of naming and recognizing various animals. A very informative and a contender for the best book for 4 years old.


Corduroy

Corduroy

(By: Don Freeman )

Its a classic book first published in 1968. The book narrates the story of a toy teddy bear named Corduroy. It highlights the basic values and adventures of real life. Corduroy has appealed to young readers for its concept and brightly colored pictures.Vocabulary is very easy to grasp by the little ones. So for teddy lovers, this can be the ultimate choice.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

(By: Judith Viorst )

This book narrates the story of Alexander and his terrible day where he wakes up to find everything in disarray in his home. The book primarily teaches kids about keeping things in order and the importance of discipline. A movie based on this story had been released some time ago.


Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale

(By: Esphyr Slobodkina )

A great classic and highly appreciated by generations of readers. The story is about a shrewd cap seller and a couple of mischievous monkeys. The lucid, humorous and witty technique is unique and loved by all. The book consist of three plots- first, middle and end which creates suspense and curiosity in the mind of little listeners.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

(By: Bill Martin Jr. )

It's is a picture book. Animal characters like a huge happy frog, a fat chubby purple cat,a handsome blue horse and a soft yellow duck can be seen in picturesque forms all over the book. Illustrations and appearance is quite glossy and enchanting as well. It truly entertains little listeners with its theme and rhyme appeal.


The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess

(By: Robert Munsch )

The book is a modern classic. The story is about Elizabeth and her daring attempts to save the life of her beloved prince Ronald from the hands of a powerful dragon. At the end, they marry and live happily ever after. The story has a moral note -- good always triumphs over evil.


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

(By: Judi Barrett )

It's a story of Flint Lockwood, a wannabe scientist and a weather girl. Now both of them attempt to discover the facts behind rainless condition in their small town. At last, they succeed. The story features quirky humors, funny characters and a hilarious plot. For all these reasons, this book is regarded as one of the best books for 4 years olds. In 2009, a film was released based on this book and it was a huge hit.


Curious George Complete Adventures: 70th Anniversary Edition

Curious George Complete Adventures: 70th Anniversary Edition

(By: H. A. Rey )

It's a collection of venturesome and enthralling stories of curious George. This allows the kids to read along the tales and enjoy the bright pictures. This can help children familiarize themselves with many new synonyms and also helps them recite. Furthermore, the story book comes with an unabridged audio and video CDs,so that the kids can educate themselves while enjoying it.


Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

(By: Margaret Wise Brown )

The story takes children to it's vivid imaginary world where 'the cow jumps over the moon'. It has pleasant and soothing rhythmic patterns. In this modern classic, the quiet poetry of words is so gentle that it produces a lulling impression on the little ones.


Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

(By: William Joyce )

It's is a classic story where at the end, we find Morris flying off with his favorite books. His life was a book dealing about his own life experiences. The story has a deep meaning. Pictures are very pretty, amusing and lively. This book is a masterpiece replete with precious passages and poetry that 4 year olds would love.


The Snowy Day Board Book

The Snowy Day Board Book

(By: Ezra Jack Keats )

It is a timeless tale of a kid's adoration for snowy evenings.The illustrations are very cute, bright and lovely to suit a child's temperament. The story portrays snowy landscapes where a child celebrates his freedom. The composition is beautifully blended with collages and art paintings and one is reminded of the poetry of Keats.


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

(By: Virginia Lee Burton )

Gone are the days of fantasy. The book is one of the examples where the idea of fantasy is completely blurred. It is regarded as a modern classic where Mike and Marry Anne face competition from modern steam shovels. It focuses upon the theme of industrial development and has a deep influence on the 4 year olds who remain spellbound. The book has some fantastic crayon drawings as well.


The Real Mother Goose

The Real Mother Goose

(By: Blanche Fisher Wright )

Its one of the best books for 4 year olds. Illustrations are full of water color art forms. The poems are lucid and amiably interactive. The rhyming skills are excellent as well as well collaborative to enhance the mind of little learners. So parents can opt for this book to nourish their little child's creative skills.


Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia

(By: Peggy Parish )

It's a well renowned children's story book written in an old fashioned vintage form which includes many versions. Illustrations are nicely decorated. Amelia Bedelia has been portrayed as a classic maid heroine. The little ones enjoy reading it without getting bored. The plot development is full of suspense and creatively blended.


Owen

Owen

(By: Kevin Henkes )

Owen is basically a childhood based story. It is the story of Owen and his baby blanket, fondly named fuzzy. Owen is a freedom loving kid who maintains kinship with his beloved blanket throughout the story. The theme is touchy and hilarious. The writer brings out the fanciful and soft hearted nature of Owen which is truly an admirable and unique quality.


And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

(By: Justin Richardson )

Its' based on a heart rendering true story of a penguin family living in New York City. The book describes the relationship between the penguin couples and their wish to become parents. The whole story is uplifting with illustrations and comic expressions.


The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant

The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant

(By: Jean De Brunhoff )

The story is a timeless adventure of an enduring and adorable elephant called Babar. The elephant has to face many struggles in his life but at last he achieves a great success. The story is amusing as well as thought provoking.


Bread and Jam for Frances

Bread and Jam for Frances

(By: Russell Hoban )

The story is of Frances who loves nothing but bread and jam. It is a charming and amusing tale where simple storytelling and unique collages are the awesome features of this popular book.


These are some of the best books for 4 year olds which can impart your little kids with true inner abilities. These books will not only enrich and entertain kids, they will also be a great way to forge a stronger tie with your kid.


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