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6-Year-Old Approved: The Ultimate Reading List

Would you like your little ones to love reading?

Do you want them to inculcate the habit of reading?

Inculcating a love of reading in kids can be a wonderful gift that lasts a lifetime. As reading exposes them to new ideas and perspectives, teaches them about different cultures and experiences, and helps them build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Plus, reading can be a great way to relax and unwind, as characters and stories capture their imagination and transport them to new worlds, providing them a healthy way to deal with everyday life situations.

Here are some tips to help you use books to encourage your child's love of reading:

Start early:

Even babies and toddlers can benefit from books, and reading to them regularly can help establish a lifelong love of reading.

Make it fun:

Choose books that are age-appropriate and engaging, with colorful illustrations and interesting stories. Encourage your child to participate in the reading process by asking them questions, making silly voices, or letting them turn the pages.

Make it a habit:

Set aside a regular time each day for reading, whether it's before bedtime, during lunchtime, or on the weekends. This can help establish reading as a regular part of your child's routine.

Here is the list of the best books for 6-year-olds to make them love reading:

1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein:

The Giving Tree is a heartwarming story about a tree who selflessly gives everything she has to a boy throughout his life, until she is left as only a stump.

2. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss:

A classic children's book about a mischievous cat who shows up uninvited and wreaks havoc in two children's house while their mother is away.

3. Where the Wild Things Are:

Maurice Sendak tells the story of a boy named Max who goes on a wild adventure to a place where the wild things are, but eventually returns home to a hot meal and a warm bed.

4.Charlotte's Web by E.B.

White is a beloved tale about the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte, who tries to save Wilbur from becoming bacon.

5.The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle:

Follows the journey of a caterpillar as it eats its way through various foods and eventually transforms into a butterfly.

6.The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is a beloved children's classic that follows the adventures of a playful young rabbit who finds himself in trouble after venturing into Mr. McGregor's garden.

7.The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum:

A fantasy novel that takes readers on a journey with Dorothy and her dog Toto as they navigate the strange land of Oz and try to find their way home.

8.Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown:

A comforting bedtime tale that helps children relax and settle down for the night. The story takes readers on a journey through a cozy room, saying goodnight to various objects along the way.

9.The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler:

Warner is a mystery book that follows the adventures of four siblings who run away from their grandfather's house and live in a boxcar in the woods.

10.Corduroy by Don Freeman:

Is about a teddy bear named Corduroy who longs for a home and a friend. One day, a little girl takes him home from the department store, and Corduroy's life is forever changed.

11.The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats:

The Snowy Day is a delightful children's book that follows a young boy named Peter as he embarks on a snowy adventure in the city. The story captures the wonder and magic of a snowy day, as Peter explores his neighborhood and makes new discoveries along the way.

12.The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Is a collection of charming stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, a honey-loving bear, and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

13.Caps for Sale by Esphyr:

Slobodkina is a humorous book about a cap salesman who falls asleep under a tree, only to wake up to find a group of mischievous monkeys wearing his caps.

14.Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a lively and engaging children's book that teaches the alphabet in a fun and memorable way. Through the story of the letters racing to the top of a coconut tree, children learn the alphabet and enjoy the playful rhythm and rhyme of the book.

15.The Story of Babar" by Jean de Brunhoff:

A classic children's book that tells the tale of a young elephant who becomes king after leaving the jungle and embarking on a series of adventures.

16.The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" by Beatrix Potter:

A charming story tells the tale of a mischievous squirrel named Nutkin, whose antics lead to a confrontation with an owl.

17.The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" by Dr. Seuss:

Is a sequel to "The Cat in the Hat" and follows the mischievous cat as he returns to the children's house and creates even more chaos.


Reading gives kids the sense of adventure, new knowledge and endless entertainment. Whether they're reading alone or with someone else, books can be a wonderful way for kids to learn, explore, and grow.

If you're looking to inspire a love of reading in the children in your life, then help encourage them to read.

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Hi there! I’m Muzna, the Founder and Editor of The Bliss Key, I live in San Francisco with my family and by profession I’m an eLearning consultant with more than a decade of experience, and a degree in Business Management and Instructional Design

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