Best Books for 6 Year Olds

Collection of 7 Best Books for 6 Year Olds

Selecting appropriate books for 6 year olds can be a challenge, and there are so many to choose from. You want time reading with your little scholar to be meaningful, so what we’ve done here is collect 7 of the best books for 6 year olds. Check them out and see if you feel they deserve a spot on your child’s bookshelf.

Lion Who Has Never Given Up

The free video version that comes with the book has captured my 6-year-old daughter’s heart and attention. She loves to read, but I have noticed how she loves watching the video.

As a mom, I give the book 5 stars because children can learn the essence of strong determination and perseverance in order to reach their goals in life. Leo’s story is cute and displays a good lesson about being a cub having tiny voice.

However, with everyday practice, Leo developed a strong roar that everyone in the jungle heard. Since my daughter likes this book, I believe other children will also love reading or watching it. It is easy to understand as well, as the story moved quickly.

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Give Up, Gecko

by Margaret Reed MacDonald is actually the retelling of an old folk tale from Uganda. When it comes to books for six year olds, this teaches one of the best lessons: the importance of determination, and not giving up just because something is difficult.

One at a time the other animals give up on their task to find water, but the determination of the gecko will inspire your child to accomplish whatever they set their mind to despite those who would say to give up.

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Who’s on First

by Abbott and Costello is a retelling of their classic comedy routine in childrens book format with illustrations. Sometimes the best kids books are the ones that parents don’t mind reading over and over again.

If you are a fan of old style comedy, this is a good opportunity to introduce your child to some good, clean humor, and get some laughs yourself.

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Diary of a Worm

by Doreen Cronin is one of the most highly recommended kid books. This springs from the fact that it is a really funny read. Parents and children enjoy laughing along together at the life of a worm.

It addresses some of the challenges of being a worm, but the main character also looks on the bright side of the situations he finds himself in.


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Three Hens and a Peacock

by Lester L. Laminack is another one of those popular kids’ books that teaches an important lesson. When the three hens and the peacock have a dispute, they learn to appreciate each other by spending some time in each other’s shoes.

It has some good lessons about envy, and how the grass isn’t always green on the other side. While the peacock can’t lay eggs, the hens have trouble strutting around and bringing in business. It’s a good lesson on teamwork, and how people excel at different things.

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The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery

is another favorite from Doreen Cronin and it definitely falls into the category of books for 6 year olds who love animals. There are chickens, possums, and dogs. Oh my! This is actually the sequel to the book “The Trouble With Chickens”, so if you enjoy that book, definitely check this out.



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One Cool Friend

by Toni Buzzeo is a whimsical tale of a child who sneaks a penguin home from an aquarium. Books for children don’t usually end up having the main lesson be for parents, but this one certainly teaches parents to be attentive to their children, or who knows what you may find them up to! Elliot manages to keep his pet penguin in his room, and antics ensue. Plus, it has a surprise twist at the end.

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Smarter Than Squirrels

by Lucy Nolan is one of those humorous books for kids that doesn’t make dogs out to be the smartest animal around. It has some good laughs for both kids and parents, as a wild dog chases squirrels and avoids a cat. The names are great! The dog actually thinks her name is Down Girl because of how often she hears it.






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Books have been bringing parents and children together for years. Whether reading bed time stories, traveling in the car, or teaching your child to take a break from the TV, there is no better way to raise a child who loves to read and is good at it than by reading together.

Of course, the content of those books is an important consideration for parents, and you’ll no doubt want to look them over yourself before you share them to ensure that the values being taught are in line with your goals for your child’s upbringing. With that in mind, hopefully you enjoyed this list of books for 6 year olds.

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