Who has not played with empty carton boxes as a kid! We all did! If there was ever one big enough to fit into, it really fell into the prized possession category. Now get this old-world charm back with a touch of creativity, with these fun books. They are easy to read aloud with some fun illustrations! Suitable for preschoolers to beginner-reader levels.

9 Best children’s books about boxes

books about boxes for kids

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Here is a great collection of books about boxes for kids.

You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.

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Not A Box picture book shows how creative kids can be. And adults are sure to remember playing with boxes from their own childhood.

There is practically no story in it. Just a rabbit sitting on top of a box. But then imagination takes over. And it turns into a car. And more such things. A book preschoolers can easily relate to. The drawings are simple. (Ages 1-3 years)

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Big Box for Ben is a board book taking toddlers and preschoolers on an imaginary adventure. Read how Ben and his dog Wags transform an ordinary box. A box can be anything you want.

The book scores a few points on diversity with some cool illustrations. (Ages 2-4 years)

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The Nowhere Box is a cute bedtime read-aloud about sibling love. Little George has had enough of his younger brothers. They break his toys and follow him everywhere. So gets into an empty box and builds his own space around.

Of course, he soon gets bored and misses his brothers. The pictures are quirky. (Ages 4-8 years)

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Sitting In My Box has entertained preschool & kindergarten kids for decades. Read about a boy with a book and box. And about all the other imaginary animals. They all try to fit into a tiny box.

The illustrations are cartoon-like. Kids would surely love reading about all types of wild animals. (Ages 3-6 years)

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The Secret Box is a wordless adventure book. Kids in a school find an old mysterious box with a secret message left inside. There are photos and maps. Following them takes kids to a seaside carnival. The book emphasizes that children remain the same curious and imaginative through decades. (Ages 4-7 years)

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What To Do With a Box gives ideas on how to play with an empty cardboard box. Read with delight as it transforms into a boat, a library, a hiding play, a flying object, and more.

The illustrations are dreamy with very few words on each page. A good book for kids just learning to read. (Ages 4-8 years)

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The Big Brown Box turns into a house, a cave, and more. Sam does not want to share his bix with his little brother. Then Mama comes up with a solution in which everyone is happy. (Ages 4-8 years)

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A Box Can Be Many Things is an easy kindergarten read. Two kids find a discarded large box. And then imagination takes over. Just keep a box handy before starting with this book. And watch your child play for endless hours. (Ages 5-7 years)

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Boxitects is the story of a little girl- Meg, who builds things out of empty boxes. She is creative and brilliant at her craft. But then there is a new kid in school, Simone. She is also a Boxitect. Read to find out what happens when they pair up together for the annual maker match. (Ages 4-7 years)