The Best Books Age by Age: Big Kids
Bread and Jam for Frances
By Russell Hoban
Struggling with a picky eater? Give this book a go to show your kids that branching out those taste buds can be a good thing!
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
By William Steig
When your kindergartner's got a case of the gimmes, this book is a great reminder that we may already have all that we really need.
Make Way for Ducklings
By Robert McCloskey
You just have to love this classic tale of a mother duck's unconditional love for her ducklings.
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The Little Engine That Could
By Watty Piper
This book's famous line -- "I think I can, I think I can" -- will inform your mommy pep talks for years and years to come.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorst
You can't teach this lesson too early: There are days when just everything seems to go wrong -- but tomorrow is always another day!
By Erik Kraft
We love how this "grass is always greener" tale sparks kids' limitless imaginations.
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
By Kevin Henkes
A few weeks before your child's ready to start kindergarten, he'll love reading this tale about "Big Kid School."
By Wong Herbert Yee
What's better than a fireman saving the day? Firetruck-obsessed kids will definitely enjoy this inspiring read.
By Marcia Brown
This great trickster tale will have your impish kindergartner laughing.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
By Mo Willems
Kids will find relief in their advanced language abilities when they read about a young girl who loses her bunny -- but isn't yet able to articulate to her parents what's happened!
Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the March 2008 issue of Parents magazine.