Posted by My Chapter One on 17.07.2022

Why booklists are important?

Are you looking for a booklist to read along with your child? Are you confused about the titles of what kind of books your child would enjoy? – look no more!

In this blog, we have curated a booklist of titles for ages 3.5-6 years that will make your reading time fun, engaging, and insightful with your child. This booklist with a brief about each book will make your task of choosing books for your child easier and more convenient.

Booklists are important because they make choosing the right books for your child easier and faster. A booklist with a brief summary of the book can help you choose the kind of book your child would enjoy. Age-appropriate booklist recommendations are always something that all parents always look up on the internet to make sure that their child is reading the books that they easily understand.

Reading books gives them a headstart on learning

If you nurture certain skills during the first 5 years of your child’s life, you create a solid foundation from which your child can build for the rest of their life. This helps to give them a head start to learning. Your child’s reading skills influence their performance in all subjects. Reading for pleasure starting at an early age can help children build creativity, peace of mind, analytical and cognitive skills. Readingfosters a love of learning which leads to higher grades.  All it takes is a few books, motivation, and a little time – just 20 minutes per day! 

Why is Literacy important from an early age?

If you want to start right, then literacy is one of those skills that you as a parent can nurture in the early years of your child. Literacy from an early age is important because reading and writing are the fundamentals of early education, not to mention that they crop up multiple times every single day. From reading road signs and writing shopping lists to learning a new language, literacy is a skill that is vital for everyone.

Booklist for 3.5-6 years 

Here is a booklist of titles that your little one will enjoy reading. 

The Tiger Who Came To Tea – Judith Kerr

The tiger who came to tea – Judith Kerr

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a beautifully illustrated  picture story book for very young children. This book concerns a girl called Sophie, her mother, and an anthropomorphized tiger (attribute human characteristics or behavior to an animal) who interrupts their afternoon tea and consumes all of it.

No Place Like Space – Dr.Seuss

No Place Like Space – Dr.Seuss

This book is an educational rhyming classic by Dr.Seuss. It revolves around the basic facts about space, planets, and the solar system fun. It also includes a few pages about the night sky and stars. To all our little astronauts in the making, this is one book that they will thoroughly enjoy!

Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You – Dr. Seuss

Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You – Dr. Seuss

This book takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living. The cat talks about the importance of eating right, staying active, getting enough sleep; handwashing; brushing and flossing; wearing protective gear when playing sports and the right way to sneeze when you don't have a tissue handy!

The Day The Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt

The Day The Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt

When Duncan opens his box of crayons to color he finds only letters written by his crayons saying that they’ve had enough and they quit!  For eg: Beige Crayon is tired of substituting for Brown Crayon. Black questions his identity and wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue is tired of  coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are at loggerheads about the color of the sun—each believes he is the true color of the sun. Read this book to find out what each crayon has to say about itself and what poor Duncan does to pacify them!

The Day The Crayons Came Home – Drew Daywalt

The Day The Crayons Came Home – Drew Daywalt

After pacifying the crayons who threatened to quit, Duncan has to solve the issue of this whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued.With the Maroon Crayon complaining about being lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks.. (ewww!) after they both ended up in the dryer together; —each and every crayon has a miserable tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box from wherever they are lost, stuck, broken, forgotten!

The Girl Who Named Pluto – Alice B. Mcginty

The Girl Who Named Pluto – Alice B. Mcginty

A nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930. When Venetia Burney's grandfather informs her about a new discovery of the "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named--her eleven-year-old who is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology, her mind starts whirring. "It might be called Pluto," she says, thinking of the dark underworld. 

Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet.

Here is a picture book perfect for all children who have ever dreamed of becoming a scientist.

Amma, Tell Me About Diwali – Bhakti Mathur

Amma, Tell Me About Diwali – Bhakti Mathur

Amma Tell Me books are an informative series of children's books about Hindu festivals and culture. This book introduces the story behind Diwali to children. This book is an excellent way to introduce the story of Rama and his homecoming to the children, and why do we pray to Ganesha and Lakshmi?

Join the two brothers Klaka and Kiki as they light diyas and firecrackers, buy new clothes, and get Amma to answer their countless questions about Diwali. This book is written in a rhyming way with colorful illustrations which help children understand the story through the pictures.

The Story Of Ferdinand By Munro Leaf

The Story Of Ferdinand By Munro Leaf

This book tells the story of a peaceful bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. It emphases on the topic of  value of peace vs. aggression. All the other bulls like to run and buck, but Ferdinand likes to sit under his favorite tree and smell the flowers. Ferdinand did not possess the more violent tendencies that bulls his age had. Read the book to find out the story of Ferdinand.

These lovely books definitely make for fun-filled reading sessions along with a lot of learning and value adds. We hope you enjoy reading these as much as your child! 


“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

- C.S. Lewis.

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