Seventh stage: 40 to 60 months

The seventh stage commonly occurs between 40-60 months, depending upon attention span and interests. Most children are more physical and imaginative in Stage 7, and they use language to express these characteristics. Even at this point, with extensive verbal experience, few children have full mastery of all sounds in the language, so rich vocabulary and experiments with silly words are a form of practice. Their grammar is developing but still far from perfect, and they continue to be insatiably curious, asking more questions and demanding more explanations than at any other stage. Illustrations, though still enjoyed, are no longer essential to all reading experiences.

The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries #1) Cover Image
By Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 23rd, 1997

Betsy-Tacy Cover Image
By Maud Hart Lovelace, Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064400961
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Published: HarperCollins - August 14th, 2007

The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home Cover Image
By Jill Tomlinson, Paul Howard (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781405210805
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Published: Egmont Books (UK) - May 1st, 2004

Clementine Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - February 15th, 2008

In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen (Cobble Street Cousins) Cover Image
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 1st, 2000

My Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 1987

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992

Doctor de Soto Cover Image
By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312611897
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Published: Square Fish - April 27th, 2010

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll (Let's Read-And-Find-Out Science) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780808535799
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Published: Turtleback Books - January 1st, 2001

Koala Lou Cover Image
By Mem Fox, Pamela Lofts (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152000769
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 28th, 1994

Skippyjon Jones Cover Image
By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525471349
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Published: Dutton Children's Books - September 1st, 2003

The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi Cover Image
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Published: Allen & Unwin - September 1st, 2012