Book Recommendations

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

Alphabet — 5 books about the ABCS.

ANIMALS

Animal Book Lists

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

Colors — 15 books about learning colors.

HOLIDAYS, SEASONS, and SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Back to School:

Back to School — 13 books about going to school.

Preschool —

Kindergarten —

Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year — 6 stories to read for Chinese New Year.

CHRISTMAS:

Elves — 4 fun Christmas elf stories!

Santa — 7 Santa stories.

FALL:

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:

Father’s Day — 3 books to read with dad.

HALLOWEEN:

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.

MOTHER’S DAY

Moms — 10 books that celebrate the special bond between a mom and child.

Mothers Day —

SPRING

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:

Thanksgiving — 6 gratitude stories to share with your little one.

Turkeys — 9 turkey stories.

VALENTINE’S DAY:

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.

WINTER:

Snowman— 8 books about snowmen.

Winter Stories — 15 books about the winter season.

Yetis— 6 books about these snow-loving creatures.

FOOD

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.

OTHER

Beach –7 beach books and activities.

Firefighters — 4 books about firefighters plus other fun activities.

Kindness — 4 books about kindness.

SPACE

Aliens— 8 stories about aliens!

Rockets–9 awesome stories about rockets, spaceships, and UFOs!

Space–

TRANSPORTATION

Rockets –9 awesome stories about rockets, spaceships, and UFOs!

Tractors— 8 preschool level tractor stories.

WEATHER

Rain— 3 stories about rain, rainbows, and puddles.

Rainbows — 5 stories about rainbows!