Children have always loved storybooks, and today’s e-readers and tablets take advantage of children’s natural affinity for technology. You and your kids will enjoy reading stories together on an iPad or Kindle Fire with all the brilliantly colored illustrations intact. Here are 10 of the most popular eBooks available for children ages 5 to 7.
1. I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
Ethan doesn’t know what to do when the monster under his bed goes on vacation for a week. He just can’t fall asleep until his monster returns.
2. Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! By Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
Inspired by a true story, Dewey tells of a cat rescued by a librarian who becomes a library’s faithful mascot. Dewey takes his responsibility as the official library cat seriously.
3. Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery, and Kirby Larson
This heartwarming true story describes the friendship formed between a lonely stray dog in Iraq and the Marine who starts to take care of him.
4. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
A young raccoon nervous about starting school receives a reassuring story from his mother that helps him accept their brief separation. A New York Times bestseller, the story helps children deal with separation anxiety.
5. The HICCUPotamus by Aaron Zenz
A delightful story to read aloud with its playful rhyming, The HICCUPotamus tells of one hippo’s bad case of the hiccups and his friend’s attempts to cure him.
6. Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie
Two cute pigs named Toot and Puddle share postcards with one another as one travels the world and the other finds fun things to do at home.
7. The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
A boy has a strange and funny nightmare about his new teacher who becomes a fire-breathing monster. This amusing story will appeal to children just starting school who are a little hesitant because it shows the character facing his fears.
8. Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson? By Lois B. Grambling
A boy comes up with creative excuses to bring his pet pterodactyl to school. Kids who love dinosaurs will delight in the illustrations and funny adventures of these characters.
9. Pirate Bob by Kathryn Lasky
Swashbuckling tales of Pirate Bob and Yellow Jack will delight children who enjoy thrilling adventure stories. The colorful characters sail the seas in search of treasure.
10. I’m Really Not Tired by Lori Sunshine
An amusing, tongue-twisting bedtime story, I’m Really Not Tired convinces young readers that Mom and Dad don’t have any fun after the kids go to bed.
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