TOP 5 books to learn English with children from 6 to 9 years old -

TOP 5 books to learn English with children from 6 to 9 years old

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 26/10/2022

Author: Anna Steindel

Date: 26/10/2022

Our goal is to teach your children English. In addition, we want them to have fun and have a good time while doing it. One of the things that most engages children between 6 and 9 years old is books. 

Discovering new characters, imagining distant places, coming up with fantastic plans… All this happens in children’s minds while reading, and it can happen while your children are learning English too. You just need to know how to choose the right books. 

In this article on the Meridian School of English blog, we will present our TOP 5 English language books for children from 6 to 9 years old. We have prepared a list of magical stories, funny situations, charismatic characters and exciting experiences in books that your children won’t want to put down. All the while their language skills will be improving, building on what they have learned in our online English classes for kids

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Surely, the perfect book for girls! You have already seen it on our social media channels. It’s true, we love the work of Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. 

This fantastic book brings together a hundred stories of extraordinary women from around the world, from musical artists like Beyoncé or Madonna to great writers like J. K. Rowling. All the stories are presented with the designs of the most famous illustrators in the world, creating incredible work. 


Scientists, astronauts, weightlifters, judges, chefs, and many more characters will help your children to learn English with this book

Each short story is narrated using simple language that makes it easy for kids to learn vocabulary and read at the same time in English. You can check out the book on Amazon by clicking here. 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A classic of children’s literature illustrated by Robert Sabuda. Children will have fun following the story easily and learning English.  

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most popular children’s books. Children will be impressed by its design and tactile resources. Six-year-olds will enjoy their first reading experience in English. 


With 7 spreads and special effects made on paper, this book is one of the most highly recommended options for children to learn English by reading. We leave you the link to Amazon here so you can see it for yourself.  

Dear Greenpeace

This is another book you’ve probably seen. Dear Greenpeace is a beautiful novel, written by Simon James, in which Emily exchanges letters with Greenpeace, telling them about a whale trapped in a pond. 

This book talks about the importance of taking care of the environment and combines simple and clear language with an exciting story. This makes it ideal for children aged around 7 years to improve their English skills and learn new vocabulary in an entertaining way. 

Dear Greenpeace is an ideal book for children between 7 and 8 years old who have already started their adventure with the English language

Here, we’re sharing the link to see Dear Greenpeace on Amazon so you find out the details of this fantastic story. Together with your children, you will spend a magical time reading it. We assure you that they will love it and it will reinforce their knowledge of English 

In addition, it is one of the most highly recommended books to learn English by the  Meridian School of English teachers. 

The Gruffalo

This book is sometimes used in some schools to introduce boys and girls to reading in English. If your kids haven’t encountered it at school, you should try it. The Gruffalo tells the story of a mouse who is able to get the better of his predators with his ingenuity. 

The combination of Julia Donaldson’s poetic writing and Axel Scheffer’s illustrations, make up a fantastic book which will prime your children to read books in English. You can have a look at the video below to see a narrated version: 

Critics of children's literature consider The Gruffalo one of the best books for learning English for children of different ages

We also told you about The Gruffalo in one of our publications on Instagram, in our post about International Children’s Book Day. You can find out more about this story and buy it using this Amazon link. 

Emotionary. Say what you feel

We have left this one for the end of our TOP 5. That book is not only useful for learning English the illustrated dictionary of emotions is also a fantastic tool for all parents when teaching children to express emotions. In addition, it also helps your children to learn English by reading. 

This work by Cristina Núñez Pereira and Rafael R. Valcárcel will help children to recognize their emotions and talk about their feelings in a simple way. In this way, they will build their emotional literacy as well as their English skills. 

This "Emotionary" will teach your children to express their emotions through wonderful illustrations and simple texts while improving their English

If you want to know more about the Emotionary, we leave you the Amazon link with some information. This and the rest of the books presented in this article are perfect as a complement to our online English classes for kids. 

That‘s our TOP 5 recommended books to learn English for children between 6 and 9 years old. If you think we have forgotten any, you can write to us in the comments! Or if you’ve already read some, and would like to share your experience with us, we’d love to hear about it in the comments too. If you are interested in receiving information about our online English classes you can write to us at We will be glad to help you and solve all your doubts.


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