Category Archives: Ages 4-8

The Best Kids Books for ages 4-8.

Indestructibles Wiggle! March!

Author: Kaaren Pixton Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description Announcing a brand new idea in publishing books for babies: the completely durable, completely safe Indestructibles. Published on the same paper-like material used in shipping envelopes, Indestructibles are 100% baby-proof: chew-proof, drool-proof, and rip-proof. That’s because Indestructibles not only will not tear or turn gummy with […]

Fish is Fish

Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, […]

A Bear for Christmas

Author: Holly Keller Publisher: William Morrow & Co Product Description Joey sneaks his Christmas present, a toy bear, out of its box before Christmas and is upset when he accidentally rips it.

The Attic Christmas

Author: B.G. Hennessy Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description When Angel, Mr. Macaroni, Silver Bell, Skier, Special Delivery, Santa, and Camel find themselves stuck in the attic one year, they realize something is wrong. Lily always hangs them on the tree for her grandchildren, but now her house seems empty. The ornaments try to cobble together […]

Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books)

Author: Kerry Lee Maclean Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Product Description Sometimes life seems like it’s all about hurrying–so many places to go! And sometimes it’s hard when things don’t go your way–it can make a piggy angry and sad. So how do young piggies find a peaceful place in a frustrating world? They meditate!

FUZZY RABBIT SAVES CHRISTMAS (Picturebacks)

Author: Vanessa Julian-Ottie Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Ellen and Robert leave Fuzzy Rabbit under the tree on Christmas Eve and he is thus on hand to save the holiday when Santa falls asleep in their sitting room.

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

Author: Mo Willems Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad […]

The Perfect Christmas Picture (An I Can Read Book)

Author: Fran Manushkin Publisher: Trophy Pr Product Description Mr. Green tries repeatedly to get perfect Christmas picture of his rambunctious family.

The Cat That Climbed the Christmas Tree (Little Golden Book)

Author: Susanne Santoro Whayne Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Benny the cat and his adventures climbing the christmas tree…seen from a cat’s perspective! Little Golden Book #458-03

The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas

Author: Laura Dower Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description The Powerpuff Girls’ spoiled rival, Princess Morbucks, has a plan to spoil Christmas for all the good little boys and girls in Townsville. She’s switched Santa’s “naughty” and “nice” lists — and now all the bad kids are getting sweets and treats while all the good kids […]

What Are You So Grumpy About?

Author: Tom Lichtenheld Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Any parent of a small child knows that the best cure for a youngster’s bad temper is to redirect his or her attention toward something humorous. Lichtenheld demonstrates just how this works in a collection of large, double-spread cartoons depicting a variety of […]

The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)

Author: Janette Sebring Lowrey Publisher: Golden Books Product Description EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY of the poky little puppy, who had to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake. This book, which was one of the original 12 Little Golden Books that launched in October 1942, is now available in an upscale, 52-page edition that features […]

Christmas Wishes (Care Bears)

Author: Ellie O’ryan Publisher: Scholastic Product Description Wish Bear can’t wait to celebrate Christmas in this 8×8 storybook. But when she comes down with a cold, who will make all of the Care Bears’ Christmas wishes come true?

Mouse and Mole and the Christmas Walk

Author: Doug Cushman Publisher: W H Freeman & Co (Sd) Product Description From the author/illustrator of Mouse & Mole and the Year-Round Garden, this warm tale is a delightful way to learn about nature’s gifts. Together with his wise friend Mole, Mouse searches for and finds the perfect Christmas tree. The borders of each page […]

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Author: Kadir Nelson Publisher: Dial Product Description What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, […]

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

Curious George Visits the Library

Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Product Description George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour. But it’s not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George’s day at the library makes reading fun.

Twin to Twin

Author: Margaret O’Hair Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Double born. Twice the blessing. Double kids. Twice the messing. Twins mean double the kisses and double the fun. It’s double the joy for everyone!

Paul Revere’s Ride

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Publisher: Puffin Product Description Longfellow’s classic tribute to the famous revolutionary hero is brought to vivid life by luminous paintings that follow the journey of a daring man riding on horseback under the full moon. Reprint. K. AB. Amazon.com Review “Listen, my children, and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of […]

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Author: Alice Dalgliesh Publisher: Aladdin Product Description “There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, No bears, no bears at all…” Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone over Hemlock Mountain. But as Jonathan discovers on that cold winter night, grown-ups don’t always know… And there are bears on […]

Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory

Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Product Description When George and the man with the yellow hat stop to shop at a chocolate factory store, George becomes curious about how chocolates are made. Though he begins to follow the factory tour, George is soon off on his own to investigate. The adventures of Curious […]

Read ‘n’ See DVD Bible

Author: Publisher: Integrity Publishers Product Description Forty Bible stories come to life on 3 hours of accompanying DVDs. It is the goal of every parent to instill God’s Word into their child’s heart, and now kids can read Bible stories and watch them come to life in the only DVD Bible. Also included on the […]

One Windy Wednesday (Giggle Club)

Author: Phyllis Root Publisher: Candlewick Product Description What happens when the wind blows and BLOWS! Well, one windy Wednesday, Bonnie Bumble found out! The wind blew so hard it blew the quack right out of the duck…and that was just the beginnning!

The Finest Christmas Tree

Author: Ann Hassett Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description Every year Farmer Tuttle loads his truck with Christmas trees fresh from his farm and drives down to the city to sell them. Then he picks out a special Christmas hat to bring home to Mrs. Tuttle. But one year, people stopped buying real […]

The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Amazon.com Review Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out […]

Stephanie’s Ponytail (Classic Munsch)

Author: Robert N. Munsch Publisher: Annick Press Product Description A little girl who is determined to strike a blow for nonconformity manages to arrive at school every day with a hairdo more outraegous than the day before. And each time, the cast of copycats grows and grows — until the day she threatens to shave […]

Good Night, Gorilla

Author: Peggy Rathmann Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description A zookeeper finds his normal nighttime routine upset when a mischievous little ape steals his keys and lets all his animal charges out of their cages. Amazon.com Review “Good night, Gorilla,” says the weary watchman as he walks by the gorilla cage on his nightly rounds at […]

The Story of the Easter Bunny

Author: Katherine Tegen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description On a snow-cold day in a snug little house . . . Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny comes every year with a basket of painted eggs and chocolates. But who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story? At last, the famous bunny’s secrets are revealed […]

The Ugly Duckling (Caldecott Honor Book)

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney’s spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers.With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale’s timeless appeal: The journey of the […]

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy

Author: Oliver Jeffers Publisher: Philomel Product Description Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favorite). And the more he eats, […]

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman […]

How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book)

Author: Caron Lee Cohen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description In the bay… There are six little fish. Along come six little feet. What will happen when they meet?

Scrambled Eggs Super

Author: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in color. “Riotous humor in picture and verse as an enterprising Seuss creature hunts uncommon eggs for a super deluxe dish.”–Child Study Assn. Amazon.com Review Starring the same perky boy who captured Thing One and Thing Two in The Cat in the […]

Happy Birthday, Moon (Moonbear)

Author: Frank Asch Publisher: Aladdin Product Description When a bear discovers that the moon shares his birthday, he buys the moon a beautiful hat as a present.

The Family Read Aloud Christmas Treasury

Author: Alice Low Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv) Product Description No holiday touches the heart as powerfully as Christmas, and this large-format gift book overflows with the special poems, songs and stories of the season. What better way to express the feelings common to us all during this time of sharing and fellowship? (Nonfiction)((Joy […]

Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Naomi Judd Publisher: Product Description Introducing…. Gertie the Goldfish! In this delightful book from one of the most admired women in the entertainment industry, Naomi Judd speaks through a little goldfish with a unique perspective. Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise takes place in a Christmastime frenzy. All the kids at school are […]

The Leprechaun’s Gold

Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description In this classic Irish legend, two harpists — merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom — set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to […]

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So […]

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)

Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. Amazon.com Review Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. He likes it there, and his hosts, the Primms, […]

How Things Work Encyclopedia

Author: DK Publishing Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Looking at the technology all around us-and then explaining how it works, the How Things Work Encyclopedia lifts the hood of a car engine, gets inside a TV set, and discovers the power of invisible microwaves. With close-ups, cutaways, and diagrams bringing the technology to life, and […]

Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Pet the fuzzy yellow chick and hunt for shiny Easter eggs as you join Biscuit in this Easter touch-and-feel adventure!

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford Publisher: Puffin Product Description There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change. This event […]

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

Author: Stephen Krensky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with […]

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

Author: Demi Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl. Amazon.com Review Exotic, beautiful, and instructive, this “mathematical folktale” by author-illustrator Demi emerged from her love of India. The narrative […]

Little Dracula’s Christmas (Little Dracula Books)

Author: Martin Waddell Publisher: Puffin Product Description The members of a vampire family fail to catch Santa as he makes a delivery of unusual presents.

Santa’s Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas

Author: Hisako Aoki Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Discover the true meaning of the holidays with Santa’s Favorite Story.

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Author: Marc Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Arthur is certain that this Christmas will be perfect–lots of snow, a beautiful tree, and a delicious turkey dinner. But when it doesn’t snow, D.W. decorates half the tree with trolls and unicorns, and Dad decides to make an authentic ancient Christmas dinner, […]

The Beginner’s Bible for Toddlers (Beginner’s Bible, The)

Author: Mission City Press Inc. Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description The Beginner’s Bible, the bestselling Bible storybook of our time, now in a special edition just for toddlers. Toddlers will love this special edition of The Beginner’s Bible created especially for tiny hands to carry with them wherever they go. The toddlers edition features a smaller […]

The Children’s Illustrated Bible

Author: Selina Hastings Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Clear, easy-to-understand language and beautiful artwork make this little book is a treasure for young readers. Written in conjunction with educators, scholars, and religious advisors, Old and New Testament tales including the Birth of Jesus, Jacob¹s Ladder, Noah¹s Ark, and the Resurrection fill this little book that¹s […]

Christmas for a Kitten

Author: Robin Pulver Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Product Description It’s winter, and a lonely abandoned kitten is trying to survive in the woods. Each night, as he hunts for food, the warm glow of houses fills him with longing. While a family carries in its Christmas tree, the kitten slips into their house. Then–danger–a […]