The Best Book Lists for 5-Year-Olds

Are you ready for a ton of books for your new reader? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got an amazing selection of book lists for 5-year-olds to enjoy. Scroll down to find your next favorite read!

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The Best Books for 5-Year-Olds

If you don’t know where to start on your chapter book journey, this is the list for you.

It includes 40+ mini-book reviews separated by sub-genre from animal books to feelings books, bedtime stories, and more. With easy navigation tools and great book recommendations, this is the list you’ll come back to again and again.

Reading Readiness Book Lists for 5-Year-Olds

Depending on your child’s reading level, these reading readiness book lists might be helpful. The beginning readers are for children just learning to decode while the early readers are some basic, easy chapter books for your newly independent reader.

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15 Books Important for Phonological Awareness and Pre-Reading Skills

In this post, we discuss phonological awareness and its importance in developing reading skills in preschoolers.

We recommend books that help with rhyming, alliteration, teaching syllables, phoneme manipulation, and more. Mastering each of these skills is essential to create a good foundation for learning to read.

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The Best Books for Beginning Readers

Get suggestions for decodable books, stories that teach sight words, and phonics books to help your new reader learn the basics of reading.

There is also a section on tips to help encourage your child. These kiddos have a lot of new information to process, so try to keep reading fun!

For more early chapter books, scroll down to see our full collection of book lists for 6-year-olds!

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New and Upcoming Releases

The hottest newest and upcoming books for 5-year-olds so you can find the latest book releases by month or season.

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More Book Lists for 5-Year-Olds

The book lists below are carefully curated with our favorite beginning and early reader books. You’ll find posts featuring books about weddings, pirates, animals, holidays, the alphabet, and more.

Have a special request? Drop a comment or send us an email to let us know if you want a customized list based on your favorite book or sub-genre.

Which book lists for 5-year-olds are your favorite? Did you find anything you are eager to read?

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