Top 10 Books for 6-Year-Old Kids

By the time children are six years old, they’re learning to do so many things by themselves like learning how to cycle, drawing and painting, learning how to tie their shoelaces themselves and so much more! This is the age when children are developing a lot. Therefore, it is necessary to get your children to read and read a lot. It’s important to sit with them during these years and read with them as much as possible because in the next few years parents would want to try to get their children to read themselves. It’s imperative that parents help their children with this hobby and make it as fun and exciting as possible so kids go and grab a book themselves. Keeping this in mind, we’ve created a list of 10 books for 6-year-old kids which kids would absolutely love and at the same time learn important lessons! So keep scrolling for more!

1. The BFG by Roald Dahl

It’s a story about a big friendly giant who has lived around other giants all his life. But unlike the other giants, he’s against eating human beings, lives on snozzcumbers and frobscottles and spends his time catching dreams and blowing those dreams into children’s bedrooms with his trumpet. When he befriends Sophie, they take the help of the queen and punishes all the heartless giants and as a punishment make them live in an unknown area. This book teaches children all about teamwork.

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2. Don’t Let Pigeon Drive Bus by Mo Williams

This one’s a hilarious picture book which draws an analogy to a child’s temper tantrums!

When a bus driver takes a break, he gives the reader just one instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” But the pigeon really tries every trick in the book to get into the driving seat! It touches philosophical issues, which range from moral responsibility and blame, persuasion, and even punishment! This book is great for children and parents! 

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3. Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

The book revolves around a bear named Paddington who comes from a place called “Darkest Peru” to live with the Brown Family in London! He makes friends and enemies when he stays there! Read all about his stay in London and how he finds himself in trouble but in the end somehow gets away with it!

There’s also a film named Paddington, so once kids have read the book, parents can watch it with the kids!

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4. Mr and Mrs Bunny Detectives by Polly Horvath

Another hilarious book but this time filled with mystery! When a girl’s parents have been kidnapped mysteriously by some disreputable foxes, a pair of detectives in the form of bunnies help her find them! 

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5. Dog Man 9: Grime Punishment by Dav Pilkey

The series focuses on the fact that good will always triumph over evil. It’s appealing to all ages and revolves around positive themes such as empathy, kindness, persistence and the importance of doing good!

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6. Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Another detective book for the kids! The kids will definitely want to be detectives like Sherlock when they grow up! This one’s perfect for beginners and will encourage children to solve problems with Nate using logical thinking!

Get your kids to read how Nate helps his friend Annie find a lost picture by gathering all the facts, ask the right questions and depending on those facts, narrows the list of suspects to solve the mystery!

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7. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

The book is about the eponymous Clementine who is eccentric, impulsive and absolutely lovable! In spite of her good but misunderstood intentions, she frequently finds herself being sent to the principal’s office for her lack of cooperation and characteristic imperfections.

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8. Click, Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin

The quirky book tells the story of a labour-management dispute between Farmer Brown and his resident bovines, who, upon finding an old typewriter in their barn, air their grievances in writing. The fun starts when a bunch of literate cows turn the Farmer Brown’s farm upside down. It’s a clever book and will lead to some interesting discussions about who is in the right and who is in the wrong with kids. 

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9. The Giving Tree by  Shel Silverstein

The story is about the kindness of a tree that keeps giving and giving to a boy and never expecting anything in return or asking for her due and most importantly never reminding the boy all that she has sacrificed. A classic example of altruism!

One of the best books on the list which every parent should read aloud to their children!

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10. The Bird is On Your Head by Mo Williams

Again, Willems has simply, humorously and powerfully imparted to the young reader an important life lesson: standing up for oneself. And where the birds end up will have your young readers rolling on the floor with laughter!

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Let us know which book did you like the most or if you want to add more to this list in the comment box below!

Also read: 10 Best Books for 7-year-old Kids

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