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Top 6 Books to Read with Your Preschooler

From older classics, to books turned movies this fun list will engage your preschooler while keeping you entertained, as well.

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

It is a classic that has stood the test of time.


Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers



“And [he] sailed back over a year
and in and out of weeks
and through a day
and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
and it was still hot.”




Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett



You may have watched it in 3-D at the movies, but this zany story is definitely worth reading with your little bookworm. First published in 1978, the book tells the story of a town called Chewandswallow where the daily forecast includes downpours of soup, mashed potatoes and of course, meatballs. With detailed illustrations and clever writing, this deliciously fun tale will leave your kiddo laughing—and hungry!




The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats



No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. ~Amazon

“One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.”

 The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak

books for preschoolers


You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .


Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.







Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

One day Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. Later, he falls in mud, gets soap in his eyes, and finds out he has a

cavity. The loveable grump hilariously recounts how his day goes from bad to worse in a series of unfortunate events any kid (and parent!) can relate to—who hasn’t had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days?

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle



This story of struggle and survival, illustrated in Eric Carle’s unique, brilliantly colorful style, follows a tiny seed as it beats the odds and fulfills its purpose…growing and blooming into a beautiful flower.


It is Autumn. A strong wind is blowing. It blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One of the seeds is tiny, smaller than any of the others. Will it be able to keep up with the others? Where are they all going? One of the seeds flies higher than the others. Up, up it goes… ~LittleHeartsBooks


What’s your preschooler’s favorite book?


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Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at
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