Best Books for Preschoolers

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The Best Books For Preschoolers

Preschool books are great resources for engaging young children and promoting literacy, speaking and social skills. Today I am sharing a list of the best preschool books to read with young children.

I’m sure you will agree that reading books regularly with preschool children both at home and in the classroom will help children to develop a life long love for books and reading, encouraging exploration and benefiting them in the future.

best books for preschool kids

How to Choose Books for Preschoolers

With so many fun and interesting books you could get overwhelmed trying to find the best books for preschoolers. My advice would be to go with the books with interesting images. Choose books that rhyme and have alliteration or fun sounds.

Also observe what the children enjoy and listen to and you’ll be able to pick out more similar books by the same authors or with similar styles!

The Benefits of Reading Books for Young Children

There are so many benefits to reading with kids and the most important is to help them gain a love of books and literacy. Reading at an early age can help little ones to build a life long love of books and start them on the path for a good education.

Books not only educate kids and help them to develop basic literacy skills, they can teach important morals and messages, help children to learn about the greater and wider world, about colors, animals and the community.

Books can also help a child who is having a new experience to prepare. For example reading about new siblings or about going to the dentist can help a child know more about what to expect when they have a new experience.

Reading books to preschoolers is so important and the benefits are huge. I’m sure you will enjoy this list of pre-k books. Enjoy!

Preschool Books Children Will Love

Here is a fantastic list of preschool books for children to read in the home and classroom setting.

Rainbow Fish 

Have you read the story of Rainbow fish? This is a great one and there are also plenty of crafts you can make using the themes from this book.

rainbow fish book for kids

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

if you give a mouse a cookie preschool book for kids

Brown Bear What Do You See

Brown Bear Brown Bear is a great Eric Carle book with is not too long but fun enough to keep a child interested as they follow along.

brown bear brown bear book by eric carle

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Have you ever read Chicka Chicka boom boom. This is a great book and helps to teach kids the alphabet.

chicka chicka boom boom

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Have you read the book Cloudy with a chance of meatballs? This is a fun story full of quirky illustrations the kids will enjoy.

cloudy with a chance of meatballs book for preschoolers

Harold Purple Crayon Book

If your child enjoys drawing, they will enjoy this fun preschool book about Harold and the purple crayon.

harold-purple-crayon- preschool-book for kids

Alexander Terrible

Alexander the terrible is a fun story for children and always a great read during mat time.

alexander and the terrible preschool books

Giving Tree

Beautifully written and illustrated The Giving Tree is a great book to teach children about kindness, acceptance and the importance of loving others.

the giving tree preschool books

Where The Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are is over 50 years old and is a great story about the imagination. Read this super fun book with the kids today. They will love it.

where the wild things are preschool book

Have you heard of Corduroy. He is a cute teddybear who waits on the shelf of the toy store for a child’s friendship. This is a lovely story for little ones to enjoy.


corduroy preschool book


Madeline is a great story about a young girl in France. This is a great rhyming book and one full of adventure and fun.

madeline preschool book for kids

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight

If the kids love Dinosaurs then they will love this book about how how to say goodnight to a dinosaur. It’s quite fun to read and one my child enjoys.

how do dinosaurs say goodnight book for preschoolers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very hungry Caterpillar is a family favourite and is always super popular in the classroom. Read about the caterpillar, the food he eats and the process of changing from caterpillar to Butterfly.

the very hungry caterpillar book

Love You Forever

Love you forever is a fantastic book for kids and one you will absolutely enjoy reading with the little ones. No matter what you do in life, you are loved forever.

love-you-forever preschool book

Guess How Much I Love You

How much does mama love baby hare? To the moon and back! This is a heartwarming story about a mother and child’s love for one another and a fantastic preschool book!

guess how much i love you preschool, book for preschoolers

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Have you read Giraffes Can’t Dance? This great book is fun and shares the story of a Giraffe who want nothing more than to dance.

giraffes-cant-dance preschool book for kids

Pout Pout Fish 

The pout pout fish is a fun book. Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. This is a great rhyming book that teaches you to be happy!

pout-pout-fish preschool,  book for preschoolers

Goodnight Moon 

This is a great bedtime story for kids and a good book to read to teach about going to bed and saying goodnight.

goodnight moon book for preschool kids

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Have you read Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus yet? It’s a great story and quite funny. This sure is a good preschool book to enjoy with the kids.

dont let the pigeon drive the bus preschool book

No David

If you haven’t read this book you really need to. No David is such a fun children’s story and one we love to read over and over.

no david preschool book for preschoolers

For more fun preschool books check out some of the following:

Princess books for kids

Fantastic Frog Books To Read With Kids

Brilliant Preschool Books About Insects

best books for preschool kids

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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