What are the best books for 2 to 6 year old boys?

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    #1The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree is a story of unforgettable perception that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. It's beautifully written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein.

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    Samuel Hernandez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "As much as I love Shel Silverstein, I don't think this book is particularly good for very young boys. The story is sad, at best poignant, and so open to interpretation that it's hard for it to be truly appealing to young children. If you really want to talk about nebulous topics with your two-year-old, then this book is great, but I don't know many two-year-olds who really want to dissect ideas. Something simpler and obviously happier and funnier would be better for such young boys."
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    #2Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are
    Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's picture books of all time, written by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.
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    Debra Fisher
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is one of the greatest books for young children. It starts them off on their first adventure while teaching important first lessons."
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    #3Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a classic children's picture book written by Virginia Lee Burton. This tells the story of Mike Mulligan who digs deep canals with his shovel. Published in 1938 by HMH Books for Young Readers.
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    Sunny Wu
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Kids of all ages will love reading this book because it appeals to both boys and girls. For boys, they'll love to see how things are built and all the cool machines, and for girls, there are wonderful illustrations that are wonderfully bright and shiny as steel. The book has the same beauty and touch as Burton's other classic "The Little House" and the story teaches readers to never give up on what you believe in and what get it you best shot as well as getting interested in the world of building, so dig on!"
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    #4How I Became a Pirate

    How I Became a Pirate
    How I Became a Pirate is children's literature graphic novel written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. This picture book was first published in 2003. It won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award.
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    José Guadalupe Hurtado
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "How I Became a Pirate is a heartwarming short story that I read to my son almost every night. It has some beautiful art styles and the characters are very well drawn. I especially like the scenes that are on the ocean because the blue is very relaxing."
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    #5No, David!

    No, David!
    No, David! is a children's picture book written and illustrated by David Shannon. It aims to teach children about the unconditional love of parents by telling the story of mischievous David, who always does something he shouldn't.
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    Christopher Morales
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "No, David! has been my nephew's favorite book for months now. The illustrations are simply amazing, and the story is very interesting too."
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    #6The Story of Ferdinand

    The Story of Ferdinand
    First published in 1936, The Story of Ferdinand is a classic children's picture book written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. It tells the story of Ferdinand, a peaceful young bull who doesn't want to fight in bullfights.
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    Socorro Espinosa
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is an adorable story of a peace loving little bull. While simply written, the story is embellished with wonderful pen and ink drawings. However, this abridged version leaves out many of the original works and is not the quality original illustrated story I had expected."
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    #7Shark vs. Train

    Shark vs. Train
    Shark vs. Train is a train picture book written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. It is first published in 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 
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    Abhinav Chattopadhyay
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Seems a little too competitive oriented for me. I want my younger children to feel cooperation, more than competition. However, some will really like this book."
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    #8Go, Dog. Go!

    Go, Dog. Go!

    First published in 1961, Go, Dog. Go! is a classic children's picture book written by P.D. Eastman. It aims to teach children about simple prepositions by telling the story of a bunch of dogs who are on their way to a dog party.

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    Samantha Wade
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Cute, silly book great for early readers. Covers over/under, up/down, stop/go, colors, and a bunch of other early childhood topics in an easy to read and quick story. It's not thrilling literature, but it's perfect for the 2-5 year old crowd!"
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    #9Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon is a timeless story of the power of a child's imagination. In this story, Harold goes on a moonlit adventure armed only with his big purple crayon.
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    Shreyas Vyas
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Harold and the Purple Crayon is easily one of the best books for 2 to 6 year old boys. I bought this for my son who has a wonderful imagination. We read it together every night before he went to bed. The story is enduring and my son loved it! Perhaps most importantly, we got to spend some quality together. It's such a fun book...and I'm glad I bought it."
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    #10The Little Engine That Could

    The Little Engine That Could

    The Little Engine That Could is a children's book about a train written by Watty Piper and illustrated by Doris and George Hauman. It was first published in 1930. 

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    Crystal Hudson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Classic and inspirational for children. Basically the perfect book for young boys (and girls). It's a classic!"
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    #11Freight Train

    Freight Train

    Freight Train is a picture book for children written and illustrated by Donald Crews. This book with beautiful illustrations was originally published in 1978.

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    Ruth Nelson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I enjoyed reading this book and so did my 6 year old boy. It is a beautifully written and illustrated story."
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    #12The Silly Potty Story

    The Silly Potty Story
    The Silly Potty Story (for boys) by Vanessa Rouse is a children's book on potty training which is specially written for young boys. This book offers an educational and fun way of reading.
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    Marco Antonio Cervantes
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Silly Potty Story is a really amazing and unique book for really young boys to read and enjoy. It is about potty training, yet it somehow manages to remain interesting and engaging to read. This book by Vanessa Rouse is one that you will be thoroughly satisfied having bought. It is an amazing book!"
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    #13Big Boy Potty

    Big Boy Potty

    Big Boy Potty by Mary Lee is a children's illustration book on basic steps of potty training. This book offers a different kind of story about a toddler as a protagonist.

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    Wei Xie
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I was looking for good books for 2 to 6 year old boys and though this is a book for potty training it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I wish it was a better example of a book like a story that i could read with the kids. "
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    #14ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z

    ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z

    ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z by Harriet Ziefert is a non-fiction illustration book for children. This book is about the basic information in a dentist's universe.

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    Robert Schmidt
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Dentists, in the world children, always seemed to be someone tyrant who wants to harm them. Unless they are portrayed in a more warm and benevolent ambiance. I remember as a child, i feared to death when my mom said we would be visiting dentist. But for my kids, I do not want them to live the same experience that I had. ABC Dentist is what is helping me to get to my goal of educating my children about this important aspect of life and prepare them for the process. With the basic, introductory, graphical and interactive nature of its story-telling it makes children feel engaged and feel as if dentists are doing something essential, but more importantly, something good to them and not harming them."

Summary

Best What are the best books for 2 to 6 year old boys
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Giving TreeBooks 40 Paid
2Where the Wild Things AreBooks 37 Paid
3Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelBooks 35 Paid
4How I Became a PirateBooks 32 Paid
5No, David!Books 29 Paid
6The Story of FerdinandBooks 28 Paid
7Shark vs. TrainBooks 26 Paid
8Go, Dog. Go!Books 23 Paid
9Harold and the Purple CrayonBooks 23 Paid
10The Little Engine That Could Books 20 Paid
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