Best Books When You’re Almost 5

Supporting Children's Literacy in SC

Best Books When You’re Almost 5

If I Built a Car

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a new, age-appropriate books to a child every month until their 5th birthday.  For children born in 2012, but haven’t yet turned 5, they can expect to receive some of these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, containing the following age-appropriate characteristics:

  • School preparation and readiness
  • Use rebus (pictures used for words)
  • Science – non-fiction
  • Folk tales
  • Thank you, appreciation
  • Rhymes and poetry

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2012 are:


Interested in the book list for other ages?