107 Books to Read Before Age 7 (FREE Printable List!)

AN AWESOME printable list of 107 books for kids under 7, that's clean, Christian, encouraging, fun, great quality, and trustworthy. These are NOT all huge, long books either. Some great picture book recommendations for toddlers here!

Wow! Have you looked lately for books for your little ones and been completely overwhelmed? There are SO many- and how can we know they are good books that are of high literary quality and don't counter with our beliefs and family culture until we've bought them? My sweet friend Hayley and I wanted to combine forces and share a powerful list of 107 books that we feel like every child should have read to them (or read) before age 7.

So- let's be honest... who doesn't judge a book by the cover? I frequently find these great lists... then I have to pull up amazon, search for the book, and see by the cover that we already own it. It's super time-consuming to research these lists, and that's why I've compiled ALL 107 books for you, here on this page! You can scroll through them at your leisure and shop via Amazon if you would like! If you prefer the printable version, scroll to the bottom where you can subscribe and get it right away!


Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 (Chicka Chicka Book, A)
By Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson
By Paul Fleischman
The Runaway Bunny
By Margaret Wise Brown
Good Night, Gorilla
By Peggy Rathmann
By Ludwig Bemelmans
Miss Rumphius
By Barbara Cooney
The Mitten
By Jan Brett
Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats
Goodnight Moon
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
By Michael Rosen
By Alice McLerran
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter
Ten Apples Up On Top!
By Theo. LeSieg
By Janell Cannon

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King Jack and the Dragon
By Peter Bently
Peanut Butter & Cupcake
By Terry Border
If I Built a Car
By Chris Van Dusen
I Know a Wee Piggy
By Kim Norman
The Mine-O-Saur
By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Not Quite Narwhal
By Jessie Sima
The House of Four Seasons
By Roger Duvoisin
Llama Llama Red Pajama
By Anna Dewdney
Miss Maple's Seeds
By Eliza Wheeler
As an Oak Tree Grows
By G. Brian Karas
Ish (Creatrilogy)
By Peter H. Reynolds
Ladybug Girl
By David Soman, Jacky Davis
Rosie Revere, Engineer
By Andrea Beaty
Truck Stop
By Anne Rockwell
The Gruffalo
By Julia Donaldson
Tea Party Rules
By Ame Dyckman
By Loren Long
Little Owl's Night
By Divya Srinivasan
Caterina and the Lemonade Stand
Penguin Young Readers
The Seven Silly Eaters
By Mary Ann Hoberman
One Cool Friend
By Toni Buzzeo

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