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The 15 Best Children’s Books From 5 Years Old – Guidebook

Finding the right children’s book for the appropriate age group is not always easy. Children from the age of 5 are gradually opening up their world and make their first reading experiences in preschool. In view of the approaching start of school, it is therefore already sensible to teach children the joy of reading through play. But which children’s books are best suited for this purpose and what things should be considered?

To help you in your search, we have created a checklist that you can use as a guide to finding the perfect children’s book for your child. For further support, we have also compiled popular children’s books for ages 5 and up in our product recommendations for you as a recommended purchase.

Checklist For Children’s Books From 5 Years

The right size
  • 80 to 100 pages are particularly suitable for reading aloud.
  • it makes sense to take breaks from time to time so that the child is not overwhelmed when reading aloud.
  • approx. 10,000 characters (incl. spacing).
  • the font should be large and easy to read.
  • some words can also be replaced by pictures, as children from the age of 5 can then already actively read along themselves.
Exciting Content
  • playful language and reading promotion is important, otherwise, boredom arises too quickly.
  • knowledge books can also be read aloud by parents, as long as they are specially designed for children – curiosity and a thirst for knowledge are satisfied in this way.
  • Non-fiction books also broaden horizons, so that children can learn more about their own bodies or the animal world, for example, without pressure, and at their own pace.
  • multi-volume book series can also be interesting for children as young as 5 years old.
  • Content and topics should be adapted to the age of the child,
  • Children from the age of 5 enjoy coherent narratives in sections or chapters, so the structure is already comparable to a “real” novel.
  • Pictures and drawings are becoming less important, but still provide variety at this age
  • at the age of 5, children are particularly sensitive to content that deals with bonds and friendships.
Individuality
  • Not only is every child different, but so is every day. Pay attention to the shape of the day and the individual focus.
  • Tip: Do not over- or under-challenge children so that the joy of reading is maintained in the future.
  • Reading together and/or reading aloud should be fun and not dull the desire for books and stories. Therefore, look for books about topics that are of particular interest to your child.

We have compiled a list of recommended children’s books for ages 5 and up.

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The Bestsellers Of Children’s Books From 5 Years

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular children’s books from 5 years for you.

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1 Drachenhelden - Die magische Kraft des grünen Drachens (Kinderbuch ab 5 Jahren für Jungen und Mädchen) (German Edition) Drachenhelden - Die magische Kraft des grünen Drachens (Kinderbuch ab 5 Jahren für Jungen und...
2 1000 Spiel Wortschatz Daf Deutsch English 1. Klasse Lesen Lernen Vorschule Kinderbuch für Erstleser ab 5 Jahren: Das umfangreiche Übungsheft für gute ... von Lehrern empfohlen (German Edition) 1000 Spiel Wortschatz Daf Deutsch English 1. Klasse Lesen Lernen Vorschule Kinderbuch für Erstleser...
3 Wings of Fire (Band 5) - Die letzte Königin: Actionreiches Kinderbuch für Jungen und Mädchen ab 11 Jahre (German Edition) Wings of Fire (Band 5) - Die letzte Königin: Actionreiches Kinderbuch für Jungen und Mädchen ab...
4 In jedem steckt ein Held – Geschichten für mutige Jungs : Inspirierendes Vorlesebuch über Mut und Selbstbewusstsein stärken für Kinder (Erstlesebuch, Kinderbuch ab 5 Jahre) (German Edition) In jedem steckt ein Held – Geschichten für mutige Jungs : Inspirierendes Vorlesebuch über Mut...
5 Ausschneidebuch Dinosaurier Ab 5 Jahre: Aktivitätsbuch Ausschneiden Vorschule & Schneiden Lernen Und Malen Üben Für Die Schule | Bastelbücher Für ... Ab 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 Jahre (German Edition) Ausschneidebuch Dinosaurier Ab 5 Jahre: Aktivitätsbuch Ausschneiden Vorschule & Schneiden Lernen...
6 Drachenmeister Band 5 - Das Lied des Giftdrachen: Kinderbücher ab 6-8 Jahre Drachenmeister Band 5 - Das Lied des Giftdrachen: Kinderbücher ab 6-8 Jahre
7 2-Pack Make A Wind Chime Crafts Kits, Arts and Crafts for Kids Toys for Boys Girls Age 3-5 4-8 8-12 2-Pack Make A Wind Chime Crafts Kits, Arts and Crafts for Kids Toys for Boys Girls Age 3-5 4-8 8-12
8 Hasbro Gaming: Jenga Classic Game Hasbro Gaming: Jenga Classic Game
9 Ponyherz 5: Anni rettet das Fohlen (German Edition) Ponyherz 5: Anni rettet das Fohlen (German Edition)
10 Gooidea 3-Pack Make A Wind Chime Kits- Arts and Crafts for Kids Ages 4 5 6 7 8 DIY Kids Crafts Kits Christmas Birthday Gifts for Boys & Girls Gooidea 3-Pack Make A Wind Chime Kits- Arts and Crafts for Kids Ages 4 5 6 7 8 DIY Kids Crafts Kits...
11 Vinsguir Ab Roller Wheel, Abs Workout Equipment for Abdominal & Core Strength Training, Exercise Wheels for Home Gym Fitness, Ab Machine with Knee Pad Accessories Vinsguir Ab Roller Wheel, Abs Workout Equipment for Abdominal & Core Strength Training, Exercise...
12 Zorro, der Mops (Band 1) - Abenteuer im Bammelwald: Vorlesebuch für Kinder ab 5 Jahre (German Edition) Zorro, der Mops (Band 1) - Abenteuer im Bammelwald: Vorlesebuch für Kinder ab 5 Jahre (German...
13 Bibelverse für Kinder ab 2-6 Jahren: Individuell gestaltete Illustrationen mit christlichen Versen aus der Bibel für Kleinkinder (German Edition) Bibelverse für Kinder ab 2-6 Jahren: Individuell gestaltete Illustrationen mit christlichen Versen...
14 Die Tiere im Zoo: Ein Bilderbuch mit Reimen für Kinder von 3-5 Jahren (German Edition) Die Tiere im Zoo: Ein Bilderbuch mit Reimen für Kinder von 3-5 Jahren (German Edition)
15 Hotel Tierlieb - Leserabe ab Vorschule - Erstlesebuch für Kinder ab 5 Jahren Hotel Tierlieb - Leserabe ab Vorschule - Erstlesebuch für Kinder ab 5 Jahren
16 Skillmatics Card Game : Guess in 10 Animal Planet | Gifts for 6 Year Olds and Up | Quick Game of Smart Questions | Super Fun for Outdoors, Travel & Family Game Night Skillmatics Card Game : Guess in 10 Animal Planet | Gifts for 6 Year Olds and Up | Quick Game of...
17 Die Schule der magischen Tiere 5: Top oder Flop! (German Edition) Die Schule der magischen Tiere 5: Top oder Flop! (German Edition)
18 Malbuch Baufahrzeug Ab 3 Jahren: Färben Von Baufahrzeug : Bagger, Muldenkipper, Trecker, Kräne und Lastwagen Bulldozer und andere | Kinderbuch Bagger ... Zeichnungen Für Kleinkinder. (German Edition) Malbuch Baufahrzeug Ab 3 Jahren: Färben Von Baufahrzeug : Bagger, Muldenkipper, Trecker, Kräne und...
19 Das magische Baumhaus (Band 1) - Im Tal der Dinosaurier: Entdecke die spannende Welt der Dinos - Kinderbuch ab 8 Jahren (German Edition) Das magische Baumhaus (Band 1) - Im Tal der Dinosaurier: Entdecke die spannende Welt der Dinos -...
20 Welches Tier reimt sich auf ... ?: ein lustiges Sprachspiel-Bilderbuch für Kinder von 3-5 Jahren (Kinderbücher) (German Edition) Welches Tier reimt sich auf ... ?: ein lustiges Sprachspiel-Bilderbuch für Kinder von 3-5 Jahren...

Tip: You can find lots more information about children’s books in our guide to children’s books.

Current Offers Of Children’s Books From 5 Years

Find the best current offers on children’s books for ages 5 and up in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover Book; White, E. B (Author); English (Publication Language)
$9.99 −45%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
100 Singalong Songs For Kids
100 Singalong Songs For Kids
084418053520; Audio CD – Audiobook; English (Publication Language); 07/03/2022 (Publication Date) - Provident Music Group (Publisher)
$9.98 −22%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon
Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories; Mary Pope Osborne (Author)
$23.96 −54%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
The Night Before Kindergarten
The Night Before Kindergarten
Grosset Dunlap; Wing, Natasha (Author); English (Publication Language); 32 Pages - 07/09/2001 (Publication Date) - Grosset & Dunlap (Publisher)
$4.99 −20%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
Ladybug
Ladybug
English (Publication Language)
$44.50 −33%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series)
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series)
Hardcover Book; Adir Levy (Author); English (Publication Language); 68 Pages - 05/17/2017 (Publication Date) - Elon Books (Publisher)
$21.99 −37%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
Toddler Favorites
Toddler Favorites
Shrink-wrapped; Audio CD – Audiobook; English (Publication Language); 03/01/1998 (Publication Date) - Music For Little People (Publisher)
$6.98 −20%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Beethoven / Beethoven's 2nd / Beethoven's 3rd Triple Feature [DVD]
Beethoven / Beethoven's 2nd / Beethoven's 3rd Triple Feature [DVD]
Charles Grodin, Judge Reinhold, Bonnie Hunt (Actors); David Mickey Evans (Director) - Jeff Schechter (Writer) - David Bixler (Producer)
$9.99 −50%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Used Book in Good Condition; Steinberg, D.J. (Author); English (Publication Language); 32 Pages - 06/14/2012 (Publication Date) - Grosset & Dunlap (Publisher)
$5.99 −33%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 7th Edition: Birth to Age 5
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 7th Edition: Birth to Age 5
American Academy Of Pediatrics (Author); English (Publication Language); 960 Pages - 09/24/2019 (Publication Date) - Bantam (Publisher)
$24.00 −21%

FAQ About Children’s Books From 5 Years

Which children’s books are particularly popular?

Well-known authors include Astrid Lindgren and Liane Schneider. While Lindgren writes more for school children, Liane Schneider’s Conny series is also suitable for younger children

Which children’s books are suitable for which age?

Of course, every child develops individually, but it is still possible to assume certain phases in which children react particularly sensitively to certain stimuli and content. For example, care should be taken not to overwhelm young children with overly detailed pictures. Nevertheless, they need pictorial support at this age. Older children can usually follow a narrative without continuous pictorial support

When is a children’s book a good book?

Children’s books should always be selected according to their age. The expression, words and illustrations should be understandable for the child and provide room for new insights. The child should enjoy reading or listening and not be overwhelmed by overly complicated or scary content.

What topics are particularly appealing to children ages 5 and up?

Children 5 and older continue to be interested in animal and friendship stories. But nonfiction is also slowly taking on a greater importance in their lives. Particularly popular here are short read-aloud stories in which, for example, funny children’s questions are answered.

Which children’s books from the age of 5 are educational?

Children from the age of 5 are already of preschool age and are beginning to take a closer look at their environment. It can therefore make sense to discuss more challenging topics together with the child and thus give him or her a first feeling for letters and spelling. However, the child should not be overburdened, as he or she will not learn to read and write until later in school.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.