Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Coolest Books for 7-Year Old Kiddos in 2014

The coolest books for 7 year old kids this year combine various themes – some of them are hilarious with giggle-worthy rhymes and kid-friendly one-liners. Others strive to evoke heart-warming feelings of love, friendship, and the ever-enduring greatness of a close-knit family. And out of these various books, a simple trio have made this list because of their thought-provoking content and laugh-out-loud scenarios.

These are also my personal favorites among the best books for 7 year olds as one has been around for decades, another is new AND humorous, and the last is educational with an encouraging life-lesson. All 3 are guaranteed to be timeless must-haves for bedtime rituals – or anytime, really.


LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life by Daniel Lipkowitz

I love LEGOs! To this day, I can sit for hours and play LEGOs with the kiddos, racking my brain to make houses, dinosaurs, and anything fantastical. This book inspires with pictures and step-by-step instructions to get LEGO-loving brains moving. There are over 200 building ideas, broken into sections of fantasy, future, small worlds, untamed wilderness, and monsters.

Youngsters (and those young-at-heart) can build troll bridges, fairytale castles, giants, enchanted forests, and under-the-sea scenes. They can also construct amazing, witchy hovels, zoo animals, dragons, and hundreds of “vacation” areas where they would love to go one day.


The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Despereaux Tilling is a brave mouse with an adventurous spirit – much to the dismay of his meek family.

After being banished for being too courageous, the little gentleman befriends a rat named Roscuro. Together, the duo traverse a lonely kingdom where the King is always sad and the Princess longs for normalcy, purpose, and happiness.

There’s also a stable girl turned hand-maiden, and she only wants to be recognized. Their stories intertwine, weaving new fates that give them all exactly what they want and need.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie Bucket is a poverty-stricken little boy from a poor family of 7 – all of them live in a tumble-down shack, feasting on cabbage-water soup with crusts of bread for their evening dinners.

Charlie longs for change, something better for him and his family – he wants an adventure. And that is exactly what Charlie gets when he finds the golden ticket that allows him and 4 other children to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory; a place of oddities, wonders, and Oompa Loompas.


Here is a video about the first book on this list - the LEGO Play Book (possibly my favorite kids' book this year)...

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