Preschool Books – Top Ten List

Here is my highly recommended list of preschool books your child will enjoy. I have read these books during my story time programs for many years. I guarantee that your child will love them too. These books should be on every child’s book shelf.  Another option is to borrow them from the library.

These are my top ten recommended preschool books:

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

This book teaches colors, numbers, and different types of foods.  It also teaches how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

2.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin, Jr.

This books teaches preschoolers about animals and colors. It is also a rhyming story with lots of  repetition.

3. Old Black Fly
by Jim Aylesworth

This is a great rhyming book with lots of action and great illustrations.  It tells the story of how one fly can cause so much mischief throughout the course of a day.

4. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Anniversary Edition
by Bill Martin, Jr.

This is a great book for teaching your child the alphabet. The rhyming words and the rhythmic chant makes this a fun book to read or listen to.

5. Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown

This book is a poetic story about a young rabbit who is reluctant to go to bed.  The book is perfect for a bedtime story.

6. The Doorbell Rang
by Pat Hutchins

This is a great book for introducing math, sharing, and friendships.

7. It Looked Like Spilt Milk
by Charles G. Shaw

Your preschooler will want to read this book over and over again as he or she tries to guess the interesting shapes that clouds make.

8.  The Lady with the Alligator Purse
by Nadine Bernard Westcott

This is an enjoyable and humorous rhyming book that can be sung or read.  You will find your child singing the song long after the book is done.

9. The Carrot Seed
by Ruth Krauss

A little boy sees what happens when he waters and takes care of his plant.  No one believed the plant would grow except for the little boy.

10.  The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats

This classic story depicts a day in the life of a little boy who ventures out into the snow.

Although there are hundreds of books to share with your child,  the above list of preschool books should give you a headstart.


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