Preschool Books

50 of the Best Preschool Books!

I LOVE reading books to my boys! They seem to especially love funny books and books about whatever they are into at the moment. W, who is 3, is obsessed with animals so of course every book he picked out from the library the last time we went had an animal on the cover.

Books are an amazing teaching tool we have as parents and educators.  Books can teach letters, numbers, shapes, or colours, but they can also teach bigger concepts such as feelings and social skills.

This list of 50 amazing preschool books is made up of new favorites and old classics that are perfect to read to your kids!

1. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

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2. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

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3. Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

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4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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5. Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson

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6. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

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7. All By Myself by Mercer Mayer

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8. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krause Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

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9. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

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10. Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

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11. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle

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12. Press Here by Herve Tullet

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13. Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

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14. It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

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15. Bear Sees Colours by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman

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16. Ten Black Dots by Donald Cruz

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17. If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

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18. Pig Meets Pug by Sue Lowell Gallion

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19. Mix it Up! by Herve Tullet

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20. Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems

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21. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey

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22. Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

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23. Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

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24. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

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25. The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

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26. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

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27. Little Cloud by Eric Carle

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28. Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

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29. You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman

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30. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherry Duskey Rinker

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31. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

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32. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

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33. Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

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34. Ninja Baby by David Zeltser

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35. Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacowen and Sherry Scharschmidt

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36. Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

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37. One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

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38. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

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39. The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat

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40. LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

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41. Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

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42. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Heather Avery and Stephen Cartwright

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43. Perfect Square by Michael Hall

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44. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

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45. My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

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46. Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

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46. Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

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47. Mix it Up by Herve Tullet

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48. Five Little Ducks by Penny Ives

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49. If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David A. Carter

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50. I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont

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There you have it – 50 awesome books. There are so many more, I could go on and on! Hope you enjoy reading these stories with your little ones.

What have been some of your favourite books for preschoolers? I’d love to hear from you!