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Best Books for Kids Age Five - Top Reviews List 2016

What would be the "ultimate" in entertaining books for both girls and boys age 5? While every child is different, it can still be said that some books are just better than others in drawing kids' interest at this age in general.

With that said, here are what I have found as being the top reviewed and best-selling picks in books for 5 year old kids in 2016.

(Note: Additional lists, reviews and reading tips are also included here for kids at or around this age.)

Source: http://top-10-store.com/top-10-books-for-5-year-olds/

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend...

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

One day, a bear cub finds something strange and wonderful in the forest. When he touches the keys, they make a horrible noise. Yet he is drawn back again and again. Eventually, he learns to play beautiful sounds, delighting his woodland friends...

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a...TRUCK?! With a DIG DIG here and a SCOOP SCOOP there, this classic folk song just got revved up! Beloved machines—the excavator, dump truck, bulldozer, and more...

My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook

All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text...

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