I LOVE books! I love to read them, share them, and talk about them 🙂 It is so important to read to your kids. Sometimes it can be a struggle to find books that your kid enjoys. As a good rule of thumb, preschoolers like books that rhyme; books with bright pictures; interactive books; silly stories; and books that feature families. For younger kids, you want to make sure that the text is not too long. A guideline for read-alouds is 2 minutes per year old. So for a 3 year old, you ideally don’t want a book that takes longer than 6 minutes to read. Here is a list of book recommendations by topic. Check your library for these and ask your librarian for other book recommendations too!
Alphabet — 5 books about the ABCS.
Bats — 10 books about bats!
Birds — 3 bird books and a craft.
Bunny books — 12 great stories about bunnies/rabbits/& hares.
Dogs — 5 stories plus activities.
Dragons — 10 fun dragon books to read together.
Penguins — 10 books about these adorable birds!
Sharks — books to sink your teeth into!
Sheep — 8 sheep stories to share with your preschooler.
Squirrels — 10 great squirrel stories!
Turkeys — 9 turkey stories.
Colors — 15 books about learning colors.
HOLIDAYS, SEASONS, and SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Back to School:
Back to School — 13 books about going to school.
Chinese New Year:
Chinese New Year — 6 stories to read for Chinese New Year.
Elves — 4 fun Christmas elf stories!
Santa — 7 Santa stories.
Fall Books– 12 books to celebrate the fall season, plus fun activities.
Pumpkins –12 pumpkin books to enjoy in the fall.
Scarecrows –6 stories about scarecrows.
Tractors — 8 tractor books.
Father’s Day — 3 books to read with dad.
Frankenstein — 5 books featuring Dr. Frankenstein’s famous monster.
Monsters — 12 monster stories appropriate for preschoolers.
Ghosts – 6 not-scary ghost stories for preschoolers.
Skeletons — 8 skeleton stories to share.
Zombies — 7 zombie stories for kiddos who don’t want to be scared.
Moms — 10 books that celebrate the special bond between a mom and child.
Mothers Day —
Garden — 7 stories about gardens to read in the spring.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day — 17 stories about leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day, shamrocks, and lucky four-leaf clovers!
TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY:
Pirates— 10 preschool pirate books.
Thanksgiving — 6 gratitude stories to share with your little one.
Turkeys — 9 turkey stories.
Hugs — 7 stories about hugs!
Love— 12 books about love to read with your little one.
Valentine’s Day— 14 stories to read for Valentine’s Day.
Snowman— 8 books about snowmen.
Winter Stories — 15 books about the winter season.
Yetis— 6 books about these snow-loving creatures.
Apples — 7 apple stories plus craft and STEM activities!
Cookies — 6 cookie stories to read at Christmas and all year-long.
Fruit — 2 books and crafts about yummy fruit!
Vegetables— 10 awesome stories to get your kid excited about vegetables.
Beach –7 beach books and activities.
Firefighters — 4 books about firefighters plus other fun activities.
Kindness — 4 books about kindness.
Aliens— 8 stories about aliens!
Rockets–9 awesome stories about rockets, spaceships, and UFOs!
Rockets –9 awesome stories about rockets, spaceships, and UFOs!
Tractors— 8 preschool level tractor stories.
Rain— 3 stories about rain, rainbows, and puddles.
Rainbows — 5 stories about rainbows!