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Best books for 4-year-olds

I am Bear

Why not try some of our favourite books that are just the ticket for 4-year-olds - slightly longer stories full of fun that they'll love chatting to you about.

From bad bunnies making mischievous magic to aliens in underpants and bug school, storytime giggles are guaranteed.

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  • Swapsies

    Author: Fiona Roberton

    Interest level: 2-4

    Reading age: 5-6

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  • Swapsies

    Author: Fiona Roberton

    Interest level: 2-4

    Reading age: 5-6

    This clever and minimal little story about three friends, their favourite toys and what happens when you share is very good indeed…

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  • Billy and the Beast

    Author: Nadia Shireen

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Billy and the Beast

    Author: Nadia Shireen

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Billy and her friend Fatcat are enjoying a walk in the woods when they notice that the bunnies and mice have gone missing – a…

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  • I am Bear

    Author: Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyüz

    Interest level: 0-5

    Reading age: 4+

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  • I am Bear

    Author: Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyüz

    Interest level: 0-5

    Reading age: 4+

    Meet Bear: the rebel hero of the forest. This charming and anarchic picture book celebrates a mischievious and loveable character.…

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  • The Cat in the Hat

    Author: Dr Seuss

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Cat in the Hat

    Author: Dr Seuss

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    When Sally and her brother are left alone on a rainy day, they think they are in for a dull time - but then the Cat in the Hat app…

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  • Too Many Carrots

    Author: Katy Hudson

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Too Many Carrots

    Author: Katy Hudson

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 5+

    Rabbit loves carrots so much that his whole burrow is full of them, and there's no room for him to sleep! Katy Hudson explores the…

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  • Aliens Love Underpants

    Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Ben Cort

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Aliens Love Underpants

    Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Ben Cort

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Underpants are a source of humour whatever your reading age, even, it appears, when it comes to aliens!

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  • Tiddler

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Tiddler

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Although he looks small and ordinary, Tiddler is a fish who loves to tell tall tales. But one day he is swept up in a fisherman's …

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  • Mr Big

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Mr Big

    Author: Ed Vere

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    With its gruff hero, vibrant, strong colours, bold design and spare text, this story about looking beyond appearances has a satisf…

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