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Books About Reading

15 Best Books about Reading For Children of All ages

Reading deserves to be celebrated big-time! Reading develops imagination and creativity, builds language skills, and allows children to discover new things. It introduces kids to different cultures and time periods, fosters self-esteem, enhances social skills, and provides an opportunity for parent-child bonding. Here are 15 Reading Boots favorite books about reading that will engage young children in developing a lifelong love for books. Let the celebration begin!    

Books About Reading For Babies & Toddlers Ages 0-3

Read to Your Bunny

Read to Your Bunny, by Rosemary Wells. A sweet, simple board book, with Wells’ endearing illustrations, conveys the pleasures of reading together anytime and anywhere. (Ages 2-3)

Maybe A Bear Ate It- Book Cover. A great book about reading!

Maybe a Bear Ate It, by Robie H. Harris. A delightful story about a comical cat who can’t find his favorite book at bedtime and thinks up all kinds of imaginary scenarios regarding the fate of his book. Humorous illustrations and a happy ending. (Ages 3-5) 

Reading Makes You Feel Good

Reading Makes You Feel Good, by Todd Parr. Parr’s signature happy face characters enjoy reading in different places that kids can relate to. Boldly colored illustrations with humorous details encourage little ones to interact with this joyful read aloud.

Books That Celebrate Reading For Children Ages 3-6

Llama Llama Loves to Read

Llama Llama Loves to Read, by Anna Dewdney. Llama Llama’s first experience at school, learning letters, words and all about books. Through simple rhyming text and colorful pictures, little ones can learn reading skills along with Llama Llama.

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 I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, by Dr. Seuss. In this classic beginning reader, the adored Cat in the Hat shares, through rhyme and whimsical illustrations, all of the things you will learn when you read with your eyes open.

How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read

How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read, by Jane Yolen. Perfect for dinosaur fans and fans of Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs series. Engaging, rhyming questions about dinosaurs’ bad behavior at bedtime, along with big, beautiful illustrations, make this amusing and interactive read aloud a bedtime favorite.

Wild About Books

Wild About Books, by Judy Sierra. A clever, rhyming story about a bookmobile that mistakenly drives into a zoo and all of the animals become wild about reading. Fabulous and fun illustrations of zoo animals enthusiastically engaged with books send a strong message to children about the joys of literacy.

Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library, by James Dean. Pete makes his first visit to the library and discovers that there are lots and lots of books that can take him on all kinds of imaginary adventures. Great introduction to the library for little ones, and another groovy Pete the Cat book for his fans.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers. Henry loves to eat books, and the more he eats, the smarter he gets, until one day he has eaten too much. Oliver Jeffers’ quirky humor and stylized illustrations (The Day the Crayons Quit) make this a fun and outrageous read aloud experience.

Engaging Titles About Reading For Children Ages 6-8

How To Read A Story

How to Read a Story, by Kate Messner. Literally a “how-to” book, and a fun read aloud. Book teaches important reading strategies through its storytelling.

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book, by Kwame Alexander. The author, poet, and educator has created a poetic ode to reading that children will find visually and linguistically appealing.

I Hate Picture Books

I Hate Picture Books, by Timothy Young. A boy starts to pack away his picture books thinking he’s too old for them, only to discover his love for certain books and his inability to part with them. Children will delight in seeing their favorite books and characters recognizably drawn in this super fun read aloud.

It’s A Book

It’s a Book, by Lane Smith. A clever story about a monkey reading a book and his two tech-savvy animal friends who continually ask what the book can do. With minimal text and winning illustrations, this book makes an amusing statement about growing up in the digital age.

Books For Partner Reading

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You- A great book about reading to partner read with your child!

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together, by Mary Ann Hoberman. A partner reading book and a must-have for beginning readers. Short, rhyming, one-page stories with color coded text and amusing illustrations will entice even the most reluctant readers to join in the fun.

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We Are in a Book!

We Are in a Book, by Mo Willems. The beloved duo, Elephant and Piggie, discover they have the power to make the reader say whatever words they choose. Great interactive book for beginning readers and a fun read aloud.

In the words of Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Get your Reading Boots on and enjoy books about reading with your little one!  

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