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Make Reading Fun with These Cute Books for 4-Year-Old Boys

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At age 4, many kids are still learning to read, and turning the pages of a favorite book with a parent, grandparent or sibling will help them keep learning. Fortunately, books with captivating stories for 4-year-old boys — tales packed with animals or big adventures — are abundant. From rhyming books you can read together to classics that beginners can read alone, you’ll find plenty of books that are sure to encourage a life-long love for reading.

Though he’s a superhero in training, Danny has to make choices in this story that any kid might face in his day-to-day life. This children’s book includes nine stories in which, based on the decisions children make at certain points in the story, the outcomes can change. They’ll love exploring how the story changes when they make different decisions.

Best Imaginative Book

This children’s book highlights the importance of being quick-witted. The vibrant illustrations will keep little ones glued to this cute page-turner, and kids will love reading the fun rhymes out loud with an adult or older sibling.

In this children’s book, kids will follow along as a newly hatched baby bird tries to find his mother, and the wacky predicaments he finds himself in as he asks the dog, the hen and the cow, “Are you my mother?” Thankfully, he’s reunited with his mom at the end of this classic beginner read.

This children’s book is part of the Beginner Books collection originally created by famed author Dr. Seuss. Kids will love the story of a sneaky dinosaur who loves to play hide and seek.

Expert Commentary

It’s never too early to get your children excited about reading. I find that books with large, colorful illustrations and rhymes tend to be the best at keeping young readers engaged and interested. These books are great stepping stones for young boys, leading them to read fun chapter books in the coming years.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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