Best Books Under $5 for Ages 6-8

From early chapter books to leveled readers, explore great new ideas to build your child’s home library on a budget.

Jul 15, 2024



Best Books Under $5 for Ages 6-8

Jul 15, 2024

Putting new books into kids’ hands helps them remain engaged and excited about reading. Plus, refreshing your child’s home library is the perfect way to support their curiosity for new genres and uncover different interests. 

Discover great ways to save on books kids love to build their capsule-collection library. 

Luckily, refreshing your child’s library doesn’t have to break the bank! These books under $5 make it easy to build a budget-friendly library and offer a diverse selection of titles — all at a great value.

Whether they’re exploring leveled readers, chapter books, or anything in between, there are plenty of picks to help your child discover new favorites to read. 

Plus, check out this list of 100 incredible books under $5 to inspire a love of reading.

If your child is a newly independent reader, try the Branches line of early chapter books. Featuring fast-paced plots, easy-to-read text, and illustrations on every page, these books are designed to help kids transition from picture books and leveled readers to chapter books. Start with Diary of a Pug #1: Pug Blasts Off, which will have your child laughing out loud as they follow the hilarious, yet relatable antics of Bub.

Meanwhile, animal lovers and fans of nonfiction will delight in the captivating Who Would Win? book series.

Packed with fun facts, colorful photos, and realistic illustrations, readers will learn about the anatomy and behavior patterns of 16 ferocious reptiles in Who Would Win? Ultimate Reptile Rumble. By comparing and contrasting the battling animals, kids can predict which animal will win the fight. 

Shop books under $5 for ages 6-8 below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store

Leveled Readers

Early Reader Books

Chapter Books

Engaging Nonfiction Titles

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