Top 10 Books for Preschoolers

By Lysa Yang, Library Manager, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School

While winter is still here, cozy up with a great book. Here’s a list of books for you and your preschooler to snuggle up with together: 

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

A tiny caterpillar just hatched and he’s very hungry. Learn to count numbers, and the days of the week with him as he eats.

2. Warthog: A Counting Adventure, Birdie Black

A warthog goes walking on a summer day and counts all the things he finds along his way.

3. Bad Kitty, Nick Bruel

This bad kitty is a silly cat. Learn the ABCs as this kitty lists the food he doesn’t like. But you’ll be surprised by the food he does enjoy.

4. Triangle, Mac Barnett

Here is a triangle. Learn about shapes as Triangle has fun with his friends. 

5. The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, Ashley Spires

Lou can become anyone she wants to be, and she can do anything she wants. But, uh-oh, there’s something she can’t do. Find out what, and how she overcomes it. 

6. The Wonderful Things You Will Be, Emily W. Martin

A warm book about parent’s/guardian’s hopes and dreams for their growing child.

7. I Wish You More, Amy K. Rosenthal

A positive, optimistic book about wishing more things to those you love.

8. Corduroy, Don Freeman

A stuffed bear wants a home, but he can’t get one until he finds his missing button. Read to find how he never gives up and gains both in this children’s classic. 

9. Wherever You Go, Pat Z. Miller

Roads give you chances to seek and explore. Want an adventure? Just open your door.

10. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch

A mother’s love is forever.

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