Books My 6 Year Old Loves

Friday 5 - books for 6 year olds

The boys love scrolling through my photos on Instagram, and when my older boy saw the collages from my book recommendation posts, he asked ‘What’s that?’ So I told him. He looked through them all, and spotted the one of Books for 2 Year Olds. His next question was, ‘Why is there not one with books for 6 year olds?’ So, here it is! He even chose the books for it himself. Clockwise, starting from the top:

  • On Sudden Hill, by Linda Sarah (author) and Benji Davis (illustrator) – This is one of his absolute favourite picture books right now, and the first one he picked for this round up. It’s a moving childhood story of two best friends, and what happens when a new boy joins them. Also, my boy now wants to build his own Mr Climbfierce, but if you want to know what that’s all about, you’ll need to read the book!
  • The Dark, by Lemony Snicket (author) and Jon Klassen (illustrator) – This story follows Laszlo, who is afraid of the dark, and what happens when the dark – which mostly spends its time in the basement – visits Laszlo’s room one night. A great book to help children overcome any fear of the dark.
  • Jacob O’Reilly Wants a Pet, by Lynne Rickards (author) and Lee Wildish (illustrator) – This rhyming story really struck a chord with my boy, as he’d really love a pet too but a) our rental contract doesn’t allow pets and b) daddy is allergic to almost everything. Will Jacob have any more luck persuading his parents? Read the book to find out!
  • Wolfie the Bunny, by Ame Dyckman (author) and Zachariah OHora (illustrator) – There are many books out there about becoming an older brother or sister, but what when you are a bunny and your new little brother is a wolf? Big sister Dot is not very happy, and convinced Wolfie will end up eating them all. Until the day, her little brother is the one in danger. A sweet and funny story about family, relationships and acceptance. The illustrations are adorable too.
  • You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus, by Patricia Cleveland-Peck (author) and David Tazzyman (illustrator) – Finally, another rhyming story. Find out why you can’t take an elephant on a bus, a tiger on a train or a camel on a boat. My boy thinks it’s hilarious, and has fun making up other animal rhymes of his own.

Do you have any book recommendations that a 6 year old would love? Please do feel free to share them in the comments below!


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10 Comments on Books My 6 Year Old Loves

  1. Lynne Rickards
    May 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm (7 months ago)

    Hi Jenni,
    Thanks for including Jacob O’Reilly in your lovely book list! My daughter wanted a dog for ages but we live in a flat on the 2nd floor, so we got gerbils instead. Pets are hard work, as Jacob discovers!
    Lynne x

  2. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    June 23, 2017 at 7:44 am (5 months ago)

    These all look like great books! I especially like the look of Woolfie the Bunny

  3. Michelle Kellogg
    June 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm (5 months ago)

    I love that you included books your older son would love. I love that he points it out too. Kids aren’t shy about speaking up and its great:)

  4. Carla S
    June 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm (5 months ago)

    I love that your son wanted to get involved! So positive to hear of little ones that enjoy reading; he choose great books!

  5. Cath - BattleMum
    June 24, 2017 at 10:39 am (5 months ago)

    I haven’t come across any of these yet but I’m sure my son would love the elephant one! Great that your son chose them himself too!

  6. Talya
    June 24, 2017 at 11:11 am (5 months ago)

    A fab selection of books here my daughter is four but I can absolutely imagine her loving You Can’t Take An Elephant book in a couple of years!

  7. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    June 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm (5 months ago)

    So nice that your son made his own list of favourite books. It’s fab when they have such a love of books at such a young age. Both of my boys 2 & 7 are little bookworms x

  8. kerry norris
    June 25, 2017 at 6:19 am (5 months ago)

    I’ve not heard of any of these. They all look adorable with lovely illustrations x

  9. Anosa
    June 25, 2017 at 11:26 am (5 months ago)

    It’s always lovely when kids take an interesting in Reading and actually enjoy it. I know my nephew loves to read sometimes the same book 20+ times

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