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Top 10 Best Books for 6-year-olds

The sensational stories in this dazzling list of the 10 best books for 6-year-olds are sure to inspire a lifelong love of books in young readers. Discover some of the best children's authors - including Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen - and pore over plenty of stunning illustrations in these brilliant books.

1. The Snake Who Came to Stay

Julia Donaldson & Hannah Shaw

Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, presents this wonderful story starring Polly, who sets up a pets' holiday home for the summer and has to contend with greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and ssslithering sssnakes! Mum grows more exasperated by the day! And will Polly be able to find missing snake Doris before it finds its guinea pig prey? An exciting tale for all youngsters, including reluctant and dyslexic readers.

2. How are You Feeling Today?

Molly Potter

This fully-illustrated book helps children understand and recognise their emotions and provides various coping strategies to help them through whatever they're dealing with. Covering a range of positive and negative emotions, this book is an invaluable resource for young children as they start to feel emotions they are unfamiliar with. There is also a set of notes for parents at the end to give advice on how to support your children as they work through their feelings. 

3. Beginning to Read Collection - 20 Books

If your little one is learning to read but prefers facts to fiction, this Beginning to Read Collection is ideal. With 20 books covering three different levels, they'll have plenty of reading material to keep them going. The books are al focused on science, technology, history and nature topics and can be used as resources for homework help too!

4. Project Science Collection - 10 Books

Young scientists will love reading these interesting Project Science books. The topics range from Animal Homes to Weather to Rocks and Fossils so there is plenty to learn from this informative reads. Each book features photos and eye-catching colours and is written in age-appropriate language so your children can enjoy these reads whilst they're building in their reading confidence. 

5. Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

Kes Gray

Award-winning author Kes Gray's Daisy series sees school-kid Daisy take on various hilarious scenarios in books illustrated by Nick Sharratt. In this particular addition to the series, Daisy is going on a school trip to Bobbington Hall. With secret passageways through the Hall, it looks like Daisy might be about to have an unusual adventure...

6. Giant Adventures: Where is the Bear? 

Camilla De la Bedoyere

This is a large hardback is filled with facts and information about the wild animals that live in forests around the world. The star of the book is a panda that has lost his friend and your child can help find him by completing the activities and spotting the clues. Along the way they'll learn all about the animal kingdom and have some interactive fun.

7. Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates Collection - 4 Books

Michael Anthony Steele

This hilarious series about sea-faring monkeys will be a barrel of laughs for your budding bookworm. The Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates are on the hunt for treasure to please Captain Banana Bread but things always seem to go wrong somehow... Quirky and fun, your six-year-old will adore these wacky books. 

8. Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy

Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake

This stunning set is a combination of two poetry books, created by wonderful writer Michael Rosen and brilliant illustrator Quentin Blake. It comes complete with a spellbinding CD, in which Michael Rosen reads his wacky poems aloud! This must-have collection is guaranteed to inspire a love of poetry in youngsters.

9. A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond & Peggy Fortnum

When Mr and Mrs Brown stumble across a small, polite bear in Paddington Station, they are startled to find a curious label around his neck, which reads: "Please look after this bear. Thank you." This begins a long line of hilarious stories featuring the adorable bear and his marvellous adventures! This funny, endearing classic has delighted children for generations.

10. The BFG

Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by an enormous giant, she's a bit surprised to say the least! But she discovers that this big, friendly giant has a big, warm heart to match. Together, they set out to rid the world of rather less kindly giants. This exciting, lively tale comes from sensational storyteller Roald Dahl, and is complemented by the inspired illustrations of Quentin Blake.

Top 10 Best Books and Good Reading Books for 6-Year-Olds and Kids

  • The Snake Who Came to Stay by Julia Donaldson and Hannah Shaw
  • How Are You Feeling Today? by Molly Potter
  • Beginning to Read Collection
  • Project Science Collection
  • Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips by Kes Gray
  • Giant Adventures: Where is the Bear? by Camilla De la Bedoyere
  • Nearly Fearless Monkey Pirates by Michael Anthony Steele
  • Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake