ReadBrightly Picks 50 Best Kids Books for 5- and 6-Year-Olds

By Dianna Dilworth 

readingPenguin Random House’s children’s book blog,, has created a list of 50 Best Books for Five-and Six-Year Olds.

The books were selected by a group of publishing professionals, educators, booksellers and parents based on their ability to “entertain and educate children.” The list includes a variety of picture books, first books to read alone and chapter books. Check it out:

There’s so much happening with 5- and 6-year-olds. They’re learning to tie their shoes, practicing cutting out shapes with scissors, some are even ready to ride a bike. There’s a big continuum of development at these ages, and that applies to children’s reading development, too. Some kids are not yet ready to read, while others are reading independently. And that’s as it should be, according to both developmental and literacy experts.