Top 10 Best Children's Books By Age Books

    The Wheel on the School
    7.0
    01
    The Wheel on the School
    Written by Meindert DeJong & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    7.0
    02
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Written by J. K. Rowling & illustrated by Mary GrandPré
    Eyes
    6.8
    03
    Eyes
    Written by Michael E. Smith
    The Secret Garden
    6.6
    04
    The Secret Garden
    Wherever You Go
    6.5
    05
    Wherever You Go
    Written by Pat Zietlow Miller & illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
    The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR!
    6.4
    06
    The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His GRRRRR!
    Written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph
    This Little Explorer
    6.4
    07
    This Little Explorer
    Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
    Little Pea
    6.4
    08
    Little Pea
    Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace
    Little Blue Truck
    6.4
    09
    Little Blue Truck
    Written by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Jill McElmurry
    More Than Balloons
    6.3
    10
    More Than Balloons
    Written by Lorna Crozier & illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller

Watching children progress in their reading abilities is an incredible experience. Not only is it thrilling to see them begin to recognize and read words, but it's also thrilling to watch their comprehension of stories improve. This list shows the best children's books by age and recommends titles across ages newborn to 10 years old. The books highlighted for newborns emphasize color contrasts for the developing eyesight of infants. We also include some of the titles that tenderly celebrate new life and parenthood. From there, books progress from ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 through increased levels of detail in illustration, interactivity, and storyline. Some of our selections at ages 5 and 6 revert back to simpler text because at this age, many young readers can begin reading these stories on their own! At ages 6 and 7, we also begin to include simple chapter books, many of which are classics you might recognize. For ages 7, 8, 9, 10, titles increase in length, vocabulary, and story complexity. Some titles also begin to introduce stories that are deeper, more intense, or more emotionally engaging.

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6.3
Mrs. Peanuckle's Fruit Alphabet
6.2
fruitalphabet (ABCs)
The Nice Book
6.1
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
6.1
This Little Hamster
6.1
Let's Go, Hugo!
6.0
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
6.0
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
6.0
Jane Foster's ABC
6.0
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
5.9
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
5.9
Duncan the Story Dragon
5.8
Pride & Prejudice
5.8
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
5.8
Edmund Unravels
5.7
Little House in the Big Woods
5.6
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
5.6
The Bfg
5.5
Opposites
5.5
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
6.3
McToad Mows Tiny Island
6.2
Amelia Bedelia
6.1
Warning: Do Not Open This Book!
6.1
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
6.0
LMNO Peas
6.0
The Going-To-Bed Book
5.9
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
5.9
The Tale of Despereaux
5.9
A Girl and Her Gator
5.8
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
5.8
The Velveteen Rabbit
5.7
Tap the Magic Tree
5.6
Corduroy
5.6
Blue Chicken
5.5
The Templeton Twins Have An Idea
5.5
Ivy
5.5