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Best Books For 5 Year Olds

Recommendations from 10 articles, Olivia Wilde, Emily Chang, Gretchen Rubin and 6 others.
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Bob Books, Set 1
Beginning Readers
Bobby Lynn Maslen - 2006-05-01 (first published in 1976)
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Bob Books are back, now with a bright, unique box display and colored illustrations throughout that make learning to read even more fun!Bob Books Set 1: Beginning ReadersTeach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set 1! With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young reade...
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Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin - 2012-06-14
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This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if...
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Charlotte's Web
E. B White - 2016-06-02 (first published in 1952)
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This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's ...
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Rosie Revere, Engineer
Andrea Beaty - 2013-09-03
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Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her cont...
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt - 2013-06-27
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Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. Wha...
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The Kissing Hand
Audrey Penn - 2007-08-15 (first published in 1993)
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School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has tou...
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Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty - 2016-09-06
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Scientist Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada emba...
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Pete the Cat
Rocking in My School Shoes
James Dean - 2011-07-26
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Time to head back to school with this bestselling groovy Pete the Cat book!Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song...because it’s all good.The fun never stop...
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Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Peña - 2015-01-08
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Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty...
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Bob Books Set 2
Advancing Beginners
Bobby Lynn Maslen - 2014-01-02 (first published in 2000)
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The books in Bob Books Set 2 - Advancing Beginners provide your new reader with more material at the beginning level. These twelve stories in mostly three-letter words build confidence for the very youngest readers. Simple text combined with slightly longer stories builds reading stamina. Elements of humor and surprise keep children’s interest high...
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Bob Books Set 3 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate Dicamillo
National Geographic Readers by Laura Marsh
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Ice Cream Soup by Ann Ingalls
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater