The Four-Year-Old Best-Loved Book List

A Listmania! list by 3 polkadots (USA)
The list author says: "We love books and are pretty discerning about the ones we purchase for our shelves. Listmania lists have helped me tremendously. Hopefully, this list can help you, too."
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding (Peter Rabbit)
1.  The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter
The list author says:
  "We are big fans of Beatrix Potter, and this is our newest favorite. My son is fascinated by the idea of rats hiding in wall passages and under attic floors. This is a great story."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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No Jumping on the Bed!
2.  No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold
The list author says:
  "My son thinks this book is hilarious. We read it repeatedly in one sitting."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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My Father's Dragon: The Bestselling Children Story
3.  My Father's Dragon: The Bestselling Children Story by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The list author says:
  "Our first chapter book! This was a great adventure story and perfect for a first chapter book. I can't wait to reread it to him."
$5.95   Used & New from: $1.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set (I Can Read Book 2)
4.  The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set (I Can Read Book 2) by Arnold Lobel
The list author says:
  "These stories are delightful. I can't imagine our home being without these books."
$9.23   Used & New from: $0.47
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Tub People
5.  The Tub People by Pam Conrad
The list author says:
  "This is a great book for children who are interested in pipes and drains. Could be scary for children who are nervous about the bathtub drain...it has been a big hit at our home, though!"
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Where Do I Live?
6.  Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow
The list author says:
  "Gives a preschooler a nice perspective on where they live in the grand scheme of things."
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

A House Is a House for Me
7.  A House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman
The list author says:
  "This book has given my son a new way of thinking about everything in his environment."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Grasshopper on the Road (I Can Read Book 2)
8.  Grasshopper on the Road (I Can Read Book 2) by Arnold Lobel
The list author says:
  "Some of Lobel's other books rank higher on my own personal list (Mouse Soup, Mouse Tales, Owl at Home), but my son enjoys this one perhaps the most. All of them have excellent stories."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs
9.  Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs by Leonard P. Kessler
The list author says:
  "My son adores this book. He loves for me to read all of the mistakenly placed signs throughout the book. Laughter with every reading."
$13.83   Used & New from: $4.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
10.  The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan Berenstain
The list author says:
  "Fun, fun, fun!"
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)

The Gruffalo
11.  The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The list author says:
  "A clever book that has fun rhymes."
$6.00   Used & New from: $2.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (465 customer reviews)

Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers
12.  Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers by Bobby Lynn Maslen
The list author says:
  "These are the first books that my son is reading to me. He enjoys them. The text and illustrations are very simple, but pleasant. He has gained lots of reading confidence from these."
$14.04   Used & New from: $6.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (758 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Things That Are Most in the World
13.  Things That Are Most in the World by Judi Barrett
The list author says:
  "This is very entertaining for my son."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Olden Days
14.  The Olden Days by Joe Mathieu
The list author says:
  "A really nice book from my own childhood that I have shared with my son. Lots of informative and interesting information about 19th century life. I think this would be worth purchasing used. We also have Then and Now, which is currently available, but not quite as good."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Fortunately
15.  Fortunately by Remy Charlip
The list author says:
  "This book follows from our three-year-old list. It still is a favorite."
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.73
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Pattern Fish
16.  Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris
The list author says:
  "I snuck this book in to try to actually teach my son something, and he enjoyed this more than I expected. This has been really nice for introducing patterns."
$18.10   Used & New from: $8.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Morning Is a Little Child: A Book of Poems
17.  Morning Is a Little Child: A Book of Poems by Joan Walsh Anglund
The list author says:
  "What a nice introduction to poetry with beautiful, sweet illustrations. Each poem starts a conversation as we talk about how the author chose to use her words. I am partial to Joan Walsh Anglund."
Used & New from: $7.39
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Joan Walsh Anglund Storybook
18.  Joan Walsh Anglund Storybook by Joan Walsh Anglund
The list author says:
  "This is another that has moved from our three-year-old list to this one. A great collection of short stories. Truly special."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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George and Martha
19.  George and Martha by James Marshall
The list author says:
  "Great short stories. Love the illustrations and the humor."
$6.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Piggy in the Puddle (Reading Rainbow Books)
20.  The Piggy in the Puddle (Reading Rainbow Books) by Charlotte Pomerantz
The list author says:
  "This is fun to read and fun for your child to listen to. My son has enjoyed this for over a year now."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Where is the Cake?
21.  Where is the Cake? by T. T. Khing
The list author says:
  "Sadly, no longer in print. Worth finding a used copy - we did. This was a perfect gift for his fourth birthday."
Used & New from: $23.35
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The Brave Cowboy
22.  The Brave Cowboy by Joan Walsh Anglund
The list author says:
  "Such a neat story about what children do best - pretending. J. W. Anglund brilliantly used her illustrations to demonstrate what the imagination is capable of. This is a very special book."
$9.44   Used & New from: $2.43
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Zoomer
23.  Zoomer by Ned Young
The list author says:
  "My son loves this story more than I do, but it does have really vibrant and fascinating illustrations."
$13.59   Used & New from: $0.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
24.  Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert E. Barry
The list author says:
  "This is a favorite Christmas story - we have given it as gifts many times."
$12.53   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)

If I Built a Car
25.  If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
The list author says:
  "Lilting rhymes that remind us of Dr. Seuss. Incredible imagination went into this book, and it captivates my son."
$6.99   Used & New from: $1.31
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

Doctor De Soto
26.  Doctor De Soto by William Steig
The list author says:
  "Great story, amusing illustrations."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

How Do You Lift a Lion? (Wells of Knowledge Science Series)
27.  How Do You Lift a Lion? (Wells of Knowledge Science Series) by Robert E. Wells
The list author says:
  "An informative yet fun book for the child who is interested in how pulleys, levers, and wheels set on axles work."
$7.53   Used & New from: $3.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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