Books for 5 year olds can be aimed at extending their written vocabulary. Phonics and spellings are part of the learning focus for 5 year olds. But your child can still enjoy the pictures and illustrations in their books, from Eric Carle to Quentin Blake and many others.
Sometimes the timeless classics or traditional fairy tales are the best, whether they're read together with an adult or by a child independently. There are lots of great books for 5 year olds by modern authors in our collection too.