Aliens are a popular topic for preschoolers! It seems lots of their favorite shows and movie feature creatures from outer space. Here are 8 great alien stories to read with your preschooler so that they can further grow their imaginations!
1. Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort–
Using silly, rhyming text, Aliens Love Underpants explains that aliens come to planet Earth is search of underwear! So you had better check your undies for aliens before you put them on! Check your library for this one, or you can buy it on Amazon here. There are several sequels to this book: Aliens in Underpants Save the World, Aliens Love Dinopants, and Aliens Love Panta Claus!
2. There’s an Alien in Your Book by Tom Fletcher —
This is a fun, interactive book about a little alien who crash lands in your book! Meeting an alien seems scary at first, but the reader learns that being mean is not the answer. Fletcher incorporates a gentle message of acceptance mixed in with lots of humor that will keep your preschooler entertained. My son enjoyed the interactive components to the book and had fun shaking and flapping the book to try and rid it of the alien.
3. Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara—
Loosely based on The Three Little Pigs story, this book is a giggle-inducing space and robot adventure. The little aliens set out to build themselves homes, only to have the big, bad robot knock down the first two homes. Will the aliens be safe in a house made of bricks with solar panels and a telescope? Great tool for learning about the planets and interstellar travel! This book is little on the long side and may not be ideal for wiggly kiddos; parents can skip parts to make it shorter if needed.
4. Chase’s Space Case (Paw Patrol) by Kristen L. Depkin —
Preschoolers’ favorite Paw Patrol Pups plus aliens makes this book a winner! This book is based on the TV episode about an alien who crash lands in Adventure Bay. Mysterious giant bubbles begin lifting up the animals on Famer Al and Farmer Yumi’s farm and Paw Patrol comes to the rescue. Join Chase and the other pups as they save the animals, find the alien, fix the spaceship, and help get the alien back to space! The book is quick read with great pup pictures and it has stickers (which my child always likes).
5. The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson—
Julia Donaldson creates a silly, rhyming story about two aliens (one is a Smed and one is a Smoo) who are star-crossed lovers. Since the Smeds and the Smoos have a long-standing feud, these two aliens wed secretly and leave their home planet in search of a place where their families will not come and tear them apart. The Smeds and the Smoos are both worried about the missing aliens and they team up to find them. Along the way, the Smeds and the Smoos realize that they actually like each other in spite of their differences. Everyone gets a happily ever after when the runaways are reunited with their family and everyone becomes friends.
6. Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-choo! by Katy Duffield—
Oh no, Little Alien has a cold and nothing anyone does seems to help make Little Alien feel better. Mars Rover, the aliens’ three-eyed pup, is determined to make Little Alien smile. The pup does all sorts of tricks to finally earn a smile. Filled with space puns and lots of spacey-words that preschoolers will recognized, this story and its cute pictures will have your preschooler entertained.
7. Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis–
Aliens, Yelfred and Omek, have been best frints forever. But when Omek takes Yelfred’s new toy without asking and then breaks it, the two aliens get in a fight. Is their frintship over? No! Eventually the two aliens realize that their frintship is stronger than their fight. Filled with funny words and bright illustrations, your preschooler will enjoy reading this story with you.
8. Spacebot by Mike Twohy—
My son LOVES this book! He actually clapped after I read it to him! A mysterious UFO lands in Dog’s backyard. A robot space dog appears and Dog is excited to someone who looks like a dog. However, it is the household appliances that the visitor is here for, and they come to life and start to fly around! When play time is over, the appliances return home. Poor Dog feels left out of the fun! Robot space dog gives Dog a special nose and now it is Dog’s turn for adventure! This poetic, rhyming book is absolutely amazing. The story and the pictures will capture your child’s imagination.
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