Favorite Elementary Aged Children’s Books

INSIDE : Check out our family favorite Elementary Aged Children’s Books for both girls and boys.  From activity and learning books to age appropriate chapter books, your children will love these reads!

Elementary Aged Children's Books

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This post has been updated from it’s original July 2018 publish date.

A few months ago, I had a reader email asking me what my favorite children’s books were.  I loved this question and the more I thought about it, the more my book list grew!  I have always done a lot of reading with my kiddos and am so happy to say that now that they are old enough to do some reading of their own, they enjoy it!  Today, I am sharing my Favorite Elementary Aged Children’s Books.

Today’s list of book are my favorite Elementary aged books because that is where my kids reading levels are currently.  You can check out our Younger Board Book favorites, too.  Scroll to the end of this post for the entire list of books.

Favorite Chapter Books

My daughter will be entering 5th grade this year and she has really started devouring chapter books.  She often will read an entire book in a day or two.  We have a few new favorites around here!

Favorite Beginner Short Chapter Books

My son just finished the 3rd grade and slightly smaller chapter books are his current favorite.  He loves books full of imagination and curiosity.  Any book I find that encourages a brave creative spirit, I know both my kids will love.

Favorite Easy Reading Books

Even thought some of these books are below my kid’s current reading level, who doesn’t love a silly or fun read?  We have all adored the Chris Van Dussen books, “If I built a car” “If I built a house” and “A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee”.  They are fun to read and have such imaginative illustrations.

Favorite Activity + Learning Books

During the last few summers, we go through the Summer Brain Quest books and have LOVED them.  And even more importantly, my kiddos have LOVED doing them.

We typically put on a timer for about 15 to 20 minutes and work on their grade appropriate books.  Their favorite part is that after completing a page, they put a sticker along a map to show their progression.

Also any time we go out to a restaurant, I bring a “paint by sticker book.”  I love doing them as much as the kids, do!

All our favorite Elementary aged books

Interested in some other great books, you might want to check out these below or shop my favorite books here.

Painted Nature : A Book that takes it’s time

Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
Weaving Within Reach

Creative book full of simple weaving projects

Home Sweet Rented Home

Home Sweet Rented Home

And if you are interested, you can check out all my past gift guides here!




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