Books meant for preschoolers are some of my favorites. They’re simple and relatively quick to read, the illustrations are usually amazing, and the message is typically clear. However, let’s be honest. A 3 year old preschooler is very different from a 5 year old preschooler. For this page, I’ve mainly tried to stick with the more simple preschooler books, so if your child is ready for something a little more advanced, please check out the Best Books for Kindergarten list. You’ll notice many of the same titles here on this Best Books for Preschool list, since several of these books will be enjoyed for years to come.
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I love so many of these books- especially The Little House. Such a great list!
Oh Yes! This is a most excellent list. Our bookshelves are right now over-flowing, and we are expecting our literature based curriculum to come in soon. Oh boy! LOL!
Anne at Left Brain Craft Brain
Love your blog and love this list of books. Definitely some of my and my daughter’s favorites. Thanks for sharing at the Love to Learn Linky!
Love this great list of books! I’m a speech and language therapist (and a blogger) and often use literature in my therapy sessions, so appreciate your book suggestions, Michelle!
Thank you! We could probably use a speech and language therapist at some point. My 3 year old has the cutest little lisp, but I’ve been assuming she’ll grow out of it someday. Hope you enjoy the books!
This is a fabulous list! Such great books! My child loves Tale of Peter Rabbit (Potter). I think it is important to get our children excited about reading from a young age. My child’s library also has, ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Curious George’. I recently purchased a few educational books for my two year old child. I loved the books listed on this list https://iraparenting.com/child-development/best-preschool-books-1-to-4-years-old/ as well. Thanks once again for this.
No problem! I always love learning about new books to read with my kids!
Our main goal is to train and educate our kids or children through different Rhymes for kids and attractive poems for children
Picture books are a wonderful way to teach kids literary concepts.