Inside: Wanting to add more books to your classroom library? Check out these favorite preschool books!
Recently one of my readers messaged me asking about favorite preschool books.
I’m desiring to make my classroom book collection more meaningful. I would wonder if you could ask your followers for the top 3 books they wouldn’t want to be without in their classroom.
And so, I posted this question on my Facebook page and got lots of wonderful responses. I’m sharing them today, along with some articles supporting the importance of reading aloud to children.
And while these were put together with the teacher in mind, they are also favorites for home!
Favorite Preschool Books for Your Classroom Library
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A hungry caterpillar eats his way through a large quantity of various foods until he’s finally full. He forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. When we emerges from the cocoon, he is a beautiful butterfly.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat is wearing this favorite shirt that has four groovy buttons. When one button falls off, Pete doesn’t cry. He just keeps on singing his song. We count down as Pete eventually loses all four buttons.
Three baby owls wake up one night to find their mother gone. Where is she? What is she doing? When will she be back? The owls are frightened and worried until mother owl returns.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Four children and their father go on a bear hunt and they’re not scared!
This is a classic that is still as popular as ever with young children!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Children love the boldly colored collages in this story, calling out each animal that Brown Bear sees.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Will there be enough room when all the letters of the alphabet race up the coconut tree?
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Gerald the giraffe wants to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. However, with some advice from a wise cricket, Gerald learns to dance to his own sweet tune.
Little Blue Truck
Young children love Blue, a little pick-up truck. When Blue gets stuck in the muck, his animal friends help get him back on the road.
Not a Box
A box may seem like just a box … until it because something like a rocket ship or anything your imagination allows.
More Favorite Preschool Books
Since originally writing this post, I’ve continued to ask my readers what their children’s favorite books are. Here you go!
Articles about reading aloud to children:
- The Importance of Reading Aloud
- Why Read Aloud? (Jim Trelease)
More favorite collections:
The Best Books for Busy Toddlers
12 of the Best Gardening Books
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