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What are some great books for a 5 year old?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42454points) November 13th, 2016

I found an old chair in the basement. It used to belong to her dad when he was a boy. He probably found it in a dumpster! (I have trained my children well.) It’s kind of like a small papasan chair, kind of, but not exactly. Anyway, I have Kilzed it and I’m going to paint it a sparkle red and get a cool pillow for it. I’ll be giving it to my 5 year old grand daughter for a reading chair. She’s inherited my love of books!

I want to get the best books ever for her. I for sure am going to get Look Out For Pirates! because that was one of my absolute most favorite books.
Also Rosalie, another favorite.

I want to get at least 5 books, if not more so I’m asking for opinions.

(This is going to be so much fun as she gets older, and I can get her the best ever, age-appropriate books. A Wrinkle In Time. My Secret Garden. Black Stallion series. JUST SO STORIES!!!)

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ragingloli's avatar

Nathan the Wise
Lineman Thiel
Life of Galileo

Seek's avatar

A Fly Went By

The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Lorax

The Butter Battle Book

Horton Hears a Who

Dutchess_III's avatar

Stinky Cheese Man!

Escha's avatar

My Friend Rabbit
The Monster at the end of this Book: Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover
Amelia Bedelia
The Giving Tree
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Dutchess_III's avatar

We used to have all of the Sesame books!

Oh…Frog and Toad.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Excellent suggestions you guys. Thanks so much. Love the Story About Ping.

Sneki95's avatar

Hans Kristian Andersen’s faurytales
The Little Prince

stanleybmanly's avatar

One of my favorite books that my father would read to us was a collection of short stories entitled “The lively city O’Ligg”. It was published back in 1899 and passed off as a “book of modern urban fairy tales”. The author is a guy named Gellett Burgess. You can access the entire book online from the Internet Archive. Just page through to the index of story titles and you’ll find yourself laughing. The fables are all about misbehaving machines, and they’re really funny.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Excellent @stanleybmanly! I’ll go look!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I liked value tails collection. I read them up to college.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Spencer Johnson Wrote some of them. You can get from Amazon.

Escha's avatar

I forgot one of my favorites. Tufty’s Pot of Paint

cookieman's avatar

The books of David Wiesner are favorites:



Here’s more about him

(Tuesday is my favorite)

janbb's avatar

Just as a point of information, you might want to hold off a little longer in getting her My Secret Garden. I think the title you meant was The Secret Garden. lol

My grandkids and nieces love The Day the Crayons Came Home and the previous title The Day the Crayons Quit. We all love them.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

The cave of time is one of my first books that I read. It’s a number one choose your own adventure books.

si3tech's avatar

@Dutchess_III Give Please a Chance is a new book out by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson. And the Rush Revere series by Rush Limbaugh.

ragingloli's avatar

And do not forget the classic “Mein Kampf”.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t like James Patterson and I loath Rush Limbaugh. I would love a world for my grandkids where that name is never heard again.

Seek's avatar

So cool!

That book would suck for Ian. Be all of three pages long

Dutchess_III's avatar

LOL! Well, stick his middle name in there!

You can try it out first.

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