The 12 Best Books for 4-Year-Olds

They're probably not in school yet, but what should your budding reader be reading?

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8 different books for 4-year-olds

The best books for 4-year-olds provide educational fun that takes into account certain age-appropriate markers. As 4-year-old kids get into preschool, they begin to develop new and interesting emotional relationships with other kids. Those new social bonds color their experiences, meaning books about friendships really start to hit the sweet spot. Rounding out a 4-year-old library should be books that reflect their big feelings and lean into empathy. These best books for 4-year-olds are classics or soon-to-be classics, and they’ll do the trick when it comes to that empathy.

The Best Books for 4-Year-Olds

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