Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 4-6

Books for readers aged 4-6 for Christmas
Posted on December 2, 2022

Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying this festive season in different age groups, so I can pull them together in one handy book list.

This year, we’re calling them the Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive lists and this one is the list of gift books for 4-6 year olds (find the YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 0-3 here).

It’s a collection of recommendations from the group as well as from team members Megan Daley, Allison Rushby and me. Click the title of the book to read more about it, and to purchase*.

Hope it helps!




Do Not Open This Book (series) by Andy Lee, ill. by Heath McKenzie (4+)


School of Monsters (series) by Sally Rippin (4+)


Picture books for ChristmasBillie and the Blue Bike by Ambelin Kwaymullina (4+)


Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett (4+)



Santa Post by Emma Yarlett (4+)


It Fell From The Sky by Eric and Terry Fan (4+)


Picture books for ChristmasA is for Bee by Ellen Heck (4+)


Emergency! Emergency! Vehicles to the rescue by Rhian Williams, ill. Tom Jellett (4+)



The Wild Life (series) by Laura Bunting, ill. by Philip Bunting (4+)


Be Careful, Xiao Xin! by Alice Pung, ill. Sher Rill Ng (4+)


Picture books for ChristmasWild Bush Days by Penny Harrison, ill. By Virginia Gray (4+)


Charlie’s Whale by Libby Gleeson, ill. by Hannah Somerville (4+)



Ceremony by Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing, ill. by David Hardy (4+)


Bush Magic by Kylie Howarth (4+)


Books for ChristmasRabbit & Bear (series) by Julian Gough, ill. by Jim Field (5+)


Cranky Chicken (series) by Katherine Battersby (5+)



The Muddy Chef by Penny Whitehouse (5+)


Come Over To My House by Eliza Hull, Sally Rippin, ill. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (5+)


Picture books for ChristmasThe Best Hiding Place by Jane Godwin, ill. Sylvie Morris (5+)


My Deadly Boots by Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler, ill. by Samantha Campbell (5+)



Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall (5+)


My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder (5+)


How Do You Say I Love You? by Ashleigh Barton, ill. by Martina Heiduczek (4+)



Allison Tait Your Kid's next ReadAre you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of middle-grade series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, The Ateban Cipher, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries. You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.

If you’re looking for book recommendations for young readers, join the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community, and tune in to the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast!


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