Category Archives: Ages 4-8

The Best Kids Books for ages 4-8.

1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland

Author: Gillian Doherty Publisher: Usborne Books Product Description Discover the magic of fairyland in this enchanting picture book, which will provide hours of puzzle-solving fun. Search for pretty flower fairies in a secret garden, look for frog princes at fairy school and see if you can find bluebirds flying somewhere over the rainbow. 32 pages.

The Sailor Dog (A Little Golden Book)

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Scuppers the Dog wants to be a sailor. He was born at sea and all he wants to do is go to sea. When Scuppers finally gets a chance to go to sea he is shipwrecked. But he doesn’t let that bother him. He fixes his […]

Cam Jansen & The Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen)

Author: David A. Adler Publisher: Puffin Product Description The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades. Now the first ten books in the series have updated covers that bring new life […]

The Problem With Chickens (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))

Author: Bruce McMillan Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description The ladies of Iceland have a problem: the birds lay their eggs in nooks on the sides of steep cliffs, so the ladies have a very difficult time getting any of the eggs for baking. They go to town to buy chickens to lay […]

Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree

Author: Jeannie St. John Taylor Publisher: Lobster Press Product Description (ages 4 – 6) Penguin really wants to win “Santa’s Best Tree Award,” but he can’t think of anything special enough to go on the top of his Christmas tree. Penguin’s little Angel friend pitches in to help his buddy, and together they try all […]

The Golden Rule

Author: Ilene Cooper Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Product Description This book is a gentle reminder of a timeless rule for parent and child: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule. But what does it really mean? And how do you follow […]

The Animals’ Christmas

Author: Cheryl Peterson Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Father Christmas (Picture Puffin)

Author: Raymond Briggs Publisher: Puffin Product Description “In a sequence of enchanting vignettes, Father Christmas makes careful preparations for his annual sleigh ride. . . . One of the most irresistible yuletide books to appear in many years.”–Horn Book. A Kate Greenaway Medal Book.

A Christmas Guest (First Ave Edns)

Author: David LaRochelle Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Product Description A young child and his mother help an old woman seeking a bit of warmth on Christmas Eve, only to find out later that she was a very special guest.

Funny Hunny Christmas (Pictureback(R))

Author: RH Disney Publisher: RH/Disney Product Description “Think, think, think!” Pooh does not know what to give his friends for Christmas. Will pots of honey do? Find out in this festive, full-color storybook.

My Little Library of Christmas Classics: The Night Before Christmas; The Nutcracker; Christmas Carols; The Fir Tree

Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Ian Beck Publisher: Oxford University Press Product Description Ian Beck’s delicate, nostalgic illustrations are known and loved throughout the world. His work evokes a gentle ideal of childhood in the tradition of Kate Greenaway and Edward Ardizzone, and his books for young children are full of humour and fun, while at the same time […]

There Was No Snow On Christmas Eve

Author: Pamela Munoz Ryan Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description There was no snow on Christmas Eve. Instead, a desert zephyr blew And palm fronds sang a rustling tune To welcome the awaited birth. There was no snow, no fireplace, no need for woolen caps and gloves on that very first Christmas. Instead there was […]

A Fruitcake Christmas (Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends)

Author: Troy Schmidt Publisher: Product Description It’s Christmastime in the garden and Hermie and his friends are hustling and bustling to prepare for the big day. But more than anything, they all eagerly anticipate the crowning moment of the holiday season: the arrival of Grannypillar’s scrumptious fruitcake. Suddenly Christmas is hijacked when Iggy and Ziggy […]

Warton’s Christmas Eve Adventure

Author: Russell E. Erickson Publisher: Dell Pub Co Product Description Lost in a blizzard the day before Christmas, Warton the toad makes two new friends during his attempts to get home in time for his favorite part of Christmas Eve.

The Golden Christmas Tree (Big Little Golden Book)

Author: Jan Wahl Publisher: Golden Books Product Description From the Golden Books archives comes a classic Christmas tale by a master storyteller and one of the great Golden Books illustrators. A forest is hushed for the animals’ Christmas. The elephant brings a fir tree from far away, and the animals gather silently. . . . […]

The Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement C. Moore Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Santa’s Christmas Eve visit to a sleeping houshold is observed by the father of the family.

One Christmas in Lunenburg

Author: Amy Bennet Publisher: Lorimer Product Description Do the animals know it’s Christmas Eve? It’s Christmas Eve on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and nine-year-old Rachel and her younger brother, Nathan, are caught up in the excitement of the season. This year, Rachel is less interested in coloured lights and gifts than finding out whether the […]

Cock-A-Doodle Christmas

Author: Will Hillenbrand Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books Product Description When Old Rooster leaves the farm to live with his sister, young Harold takes over the job of waking the farm animals each morning. But Harold has a soft voice, and nobody can hear his cock-a-doodle-doo. Then one evening, the sky lights up and a […]

I Loved You Before You Were Born

Author: Anne Bowen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description “Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.” A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby’s soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time. […]

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face PB

Author: Lisa Mccourt Publisher: Cartwheel Product Description “What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?”As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. But as an extra safety measure, Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape. “Cheerful, lighthearted images […]

Christmas Tree Farm

Author: Ann Purmell Publisher: Holiday House Product Description Grandpa switches on the colored lights, puts up the OPEN sign, and the Christmas Tree Hut is open for business. From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve people will come from all over to find just the right tree. But most shoppers don’t know that Grandpa […]

The First Christmas

Author: Carol Heyer Publisher: Ideals Children’s Books Product Description This title is suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a town called Bethlehem. This is the story of Jesus’ birth, retold by Carol Heyer in clear and simple language for little ones. Her […]

The Miracle of the First Poinsettia: A Mexican Christmas Story

Author: Joanne Oppenheim Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd Product Description Originally native to Mexico, beautiful poinsettia plants decorate homes around the world every Christmas. In this extraordinary collaboration, Fabian Negrin brings his warm, glowing scenes to Joanne Oppenheim’s thoughtful narrative which explores the traditional Mexican tale of how the first poinsettia came to be, transporting readers […]

Christmas Pea Coat

Author: Richard H. Schneider Publisher: Ideals Publications Product Description Young Henry is heading home after attending Christmas Eve service at his church when he runs into the neighbourhood bully, Buck. Henry invites Buck home with him for Christmas Eve dinner where Henry learns that it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. Brightly […]

The Christmas Witch

Author: Steven Kellogg Publisher: Dial Product Description Gloria is the worst student ever to attend Madame Pestilence’s Academy. Not only does she muddle her magic spells and flunk broom drill, she gets in trouble for smiling too much! When Gloria hears about a wonderful holiday called Christmas, she decides she wants to be a Christmas […]

Willow at Christmas

Author: Camilla Ashforth Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Product Description An exquisitely cosy water-colour book about the gentlest bear you’ll ever meet. Willow is the gentlest bear you ever will meet. He lives at the foot of the Appleby Downs on Paradise Farm. He loves the crisp, cold days and cosy nights of Christmas and for […]

Peter and Lotta’s Christmas: A Story

Author: Elsa Maartman Beskow Publisher: Floris Books Product Description Peter and Lotta go to live in the country with Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender, and Uncle Blue. As Christmas approaches, Peter and Lotta discover all kinds of new surprises, but best of all is their discovery of where the presents come from. Is it […]

A Christmas Story

Author: Brian Wildsmith Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Rebecca, a young girl living in Nazareth accompanies a small donkey searching for its mother to a stable in Bethlehem where they both witness a special event.

Dandelion’s Christmas

Author: Emma Thomson Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Product Description There’s lots to do for Dandelion before Christmas Day—decorating his burrow, wrapping presents, and sending cards to all his bunny friends.

Flamingo’s First Christmas

Author: Nancy Raines Day Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Product Description This hilarious holiday book celebrates Christmas-Miami-style! It’s Christmas time when a flamingo peers out of the tropical garden where he lives and notices downtown Miami; a city aglow in red and green lights and Christmas trees. Curious, he decides to investigate this strange […]

A Christmas Story

Author: Brian Wildsmith Publisher: Oxford University Press Product Description An original account of the events of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of a small child. Rebecca and her little donkey go in search of the donkey’s mother, which Mary and Joseph have taken with them to Bethlehem. By the author of “Carousel”.

Rudolph’s Second Christmas

Author: Robert Lewis May Publisher: Applewood Books Product Description In the author’s sequel, penned in 1947 but discovered only recently, to his world-famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rudolph and Santa receive a note from two children who had been forgotten the Christmas before and come to their rescue.

The Texas Night Before Christmas (Night Before Christmas (Sweetwater))

Author: E. J. Sullivan Publisher: Sweetwater Press Product Description Twas the night before Christmas, and all through El Paso to Houston, Texas is ready for the holidays. From Abilene to Padre Island, the state slumbers on Christmas Eve. There isnt even a cowboy with his boots on! All is quietexcept for one young boy and […]

Christmas in the Stable (Sandcastle Book)

Author: Astrid Lindgren Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group Product Description As a young girl listens to her mother tell the story of the first Christmas, where else would she imagine the miracle taking place but in the stable and fields she knows so well? “Simple loving text and radiantly beautiful pictures in rich colors by Sweden’s […]

Christmas at Grandma’s House

Author: P. K. Hallinan Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books Product Description When the gifts are all opened, and the stockings emptied, too, There’s still one wonderful thing left to do: It’s Christmas at Grandma’s, where the whole family meets For a day full of laughter and holiday treats! And so a little boy and girl set […]

Unplug the Christmas machine: How to have the Christmas you’ve always wanted

Author: Jo Robinson Publisher: Quill

The Littlest Magi SEA: A Christmas Tale

Author: Chris Auer Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description A delightful Christmas tale of a young servant boy who becomes a hero when he rescues a Baby King.

The Wee Christmas Cabin of Carn-na-ween

Author: Ruth Sawyer Publisher: Candlewick Product Description First published in 1941 and set in Ireland during the potato famine, this lyrical and haunting story tells the tale of a poor and kind-hearted woman whose lifelong goodness seems to go unrewarded.

Merry Un-Christmas

Author: Mike Reiss Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The first Un–Christmas classic from the bestselling team of How Murray Saved Christmas. When Noelle wakes up every morning, she must put her new pony in the backyard with all of her other ponies and her new bike in the garage with all of her other bikes. It […]

The Georgia Night Before Christmas (Night Before Christmas (Sweetwater))

Author: E. J. Sullivan Publisher: Sweetwater Press Product Description ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and from Dalton to the Okefenokee, Georgia is ready for the holidays. From Dahlonega to the waters of Savannah, the state slumbers on Christmas Eve. Even the Atlanta beltway is peaceful. All is quiet except for one young boy and his […]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Author: Tracey Campbell Pearson Publisher: Dial Product Description An illustrated version of the traditional English carol centering on good cheer and figgy pudding.

Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Publisher: Brighter Child Product Description Between the pages of these delightfully illustrated books are the classic stories of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these tales will capture children’s interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a […]

Dinosaur Roar (Picture Puffins)

Author: Paul Stickland Publisher: Puffin Product Description Dinosaurs of every shape and size race, roar, and stomp through this colorful book of opposites. And where are all these silly-looking creatures off to? A dinosaur picnic, of course! These prehistoric pranksters and the simple, playful rhymes that accompany them will delight young children. Dinosaur Roar! gives […]

The New Adventures of Curious George

Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Product Description This collection includes eight full-length stories including Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory, Curious George and the Puppies, Curious George Makes Pancakes, Curious George Feeds the Animals, Curious George Goes to a Movie, Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon, Curious George in the Snow, […]

This is London (This is . . .)

Author: Miroslav Sasek Publisher: Universe Product Description Following on the runaway success of This is New York, Universe is thrilled to reissue two more titles from M. Sasek’s beloved children’s travel series: This is London and This is Paris. Like This is New York and This is San Francisco, This is London and This is […]

Gingerbread Baby

Author: Jan Brett Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale. It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Baby. He leads Matti’s mother and […]

Best Dad in the Sea (Finding Nemo Step into Reading, Step 1)

Author: Amy J. Tyler Publisher: RH/Disney Product Description A Step into Reading Book. Nemo loves his father Marlin, and Marlin loves his little Nemo. In this Step 1 story based on Disney/Pixar’s new feature film Finding Nemo, young readers will love watching Marlin gain courage as he searches the ocean for his son–and seeing Nemo […]

Dora’s Storytime Collection (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Various Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Dora and her best friend, Boots, go on more adventures than you can count. Now Dora fans can enjoy many of their favorite Dora stories all in one book! This best-selling collection includes: Dora’s Backpack Little Star Happy Birthday, Mami! Meet Diego! Dora Saves the Prince Dora’s Treasure […]

If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart

Author: Jill Roman Lord Publisher: Candy Cane Press Product Description This title suitable for ages 2 to 5 years. If Jesus lived inside our hearts, would it show? This delightful little story explores just that as the toddlers in the story learn to be kind and generous in a variety of situations. This is the […]