Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Popular Books for Ages 3-5

We asked parents what books their kids are reading these days. Here are some of the most popular titles they mentioned.
 
Cover image for Heroes
Heroes
Series: Star Wars
by Scholastic

A perfect introduction to the legendary Star Wars characters, this board book features the names and images of the most popular heroes coupled with simple text, as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo fight to save outer space.

Read More
Cover image for Kylie the Carnival Fairy
Kylie the Carnival Fairy
Series: Rainbow Magic
by Daisy Meadows Illustrated by Georgie Ripper

The best part of summer has lost its sparkle!

Jack Frost is at it again! He and his goblins are always causing trouble. This time, they've stolen the three magic hats that make Wetherbury's summer carnival so much fun. If Kylie the Carnival Fairy doesn't get them back soon, the carnival will be ruined!

Read More

Paperbacks : $4.89

Buy Now
Cover image for Clifford's ABC
Clifford's ABC
Series: Clifford
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Clifford tells the children what words begin with a particular letter of the alphabet.

Read More

Paperback Picturebooks : $2.79

Buy Now
Cover image for I SPY An Apple
I SPY An Apple
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Walter Wick

All-new easy-to-read riddles are paired with photographs culled from previous I SPY books to create this early reader that's perfect for fall! With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader.

Read More

Paperback Reader Level 1 : $3.19

Buy Now
Cover image for BOB Books Set #1: Beginning Readers
BOB Books Set #1: Beginning Readers
Series: BOB Books, Book #1
by Bobby Lynn Maslen , John R. Maslen

Teach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set #1! With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q).

Read More
Cover image for Fox in Socks
Fox in Socks
Series: Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss

A collection of tongue twisters that is "an amusing exercise for beginning readers". — Kirkus Reviews Full color.

Read More
Cover image for Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney

A bedtime story. A good-night kiss. And Mama Llama turns off the light. But is everything all right? No! At least, Baby Llama doesn't think so...and soon his whimpers turn to hollers. It's an all-out llama drama! Until Mama returns to set things right.

Read More

Hardcover Picturebooks : $14.39

Buy Now
Cover image for Pinkalicious
Pinkalicious
by Victoria Kann Illustrated by Elizabeth Kann
Read More

Hardcovers : $16.19

Buy Now
Cover image for The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
by Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Lane Smith

Fairy tales are just for little kids, aren't they? Not when they're twisted around and retold in versions tailor-made for a second- or third-grader's sense of humor!

Read More
Cover image for The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen
by Lucinda McQueen Illustrated by Lucinda McQueen

The classic tale of the hen who has no one to help her grow, harvest, and mill the wheat, but several who want to eat the fruit of her labors.

Read More

Paperback Picturebooks : $3.19

Buy Now

Paperback Picturebooks : $3.99

Buy Now

Find Just-Right Books

Sponsor Spotlight