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Culture Good Books for 5 Year Olds  

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This list features great books for 5 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best books for 5 year olds come in many forms - from poetry to fairy tales and beyond. Some good books for five year olds tell playful tales while other great books for 5 year olds get young ones reading on their own for the first time. Many of the best books to read to 5 year olds have fun illustrations and simple language even early readers can master.

What stories are ranked on this best books for 5 year olds list? Five years old is a perfect age to introduce kids to the imaginative world of Roald Dahl. The Fantastic Mr. Fox has memorable characters and and adventurous storyline that will have your kids eager to turn the next page. Frog and Toad are Friends is another great book to read to a five year old.

“The Truth About Llamas” and “Don't Tell Me” are just two of the great poems that kids will love from Shel Silverstein's classic collection Where the Sidewalk Ends. Other stories that appear on this top books for five year olds list include The Dot, Slinky Malinki, and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

Do you have a favorite book for five year olds? Take a look at this list and give the best books a thumbs up to make sure they rank in the top spots!
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Piggie Pie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Margie Palatini

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Where the Sidewalk Ends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Shel Silverstein

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The True Story of the Three Li... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

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The Dot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Peter H. Reynolds

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Frog and Toad are Friends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Fantastic Mr Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Roald Dahl

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Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quac... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Lion at School and Other Stori... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Miss Nelson is Missing! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
James Marshall, Harry Allard

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Eloise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Kay Thompson

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Slinky Malinki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Lynley Dodd

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Bonjour, Babar! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Woof! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Allan Ahlberg

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The Incredible Shrinking Kid! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Scarface Claw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Lynley Dodd

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How to catch a star is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Oliver Jeffers

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Clementine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Sara Pennypacker

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Pants is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Giles Andreae

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Duck! Rabbit! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Skeleton Island is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
James Pattinson

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A summery Saturday morning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Ruby Lu, empress of everything is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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The Lamb Who Came for Dinner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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The Incredible Book Eating Boy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds

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Actual Size is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Books for 5 Year Olds
Kevin Osborn