One of the greatest joys as a parent is reading to your child! The day is winding down, the kiddos are in their pajamas, you're cuddling together in your favorite comfy place, the light is soft, and getting a good night's rest is just around the corner. This is a time you look forward to every single night. Serenity!!
Then, there are the books. So many favorites from your childhood to share with your little one! The books from your library visit together you can't wait to dig into! The books you just purchased for your home library that you know your kiddo is going to absolutely love! The beauty of the pictures. The sound of the words. The stories...
It really doesn't get any better than this!
Below is a list of suggested books that are perfect for you and your preschooler to enjoy together! This is a short list as there are many amazing stories out there but it's a good start!Anansi the Spider - Gerald McDermottAre You My Mother? - P.D. EastmanBear Snores On - Karma Wilson & Jane ChapmanBig Red Barn, The - Margaret Wise BrownBlueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskeyBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric CarleCaps for Sale - Esphyr SlobodkinaCarrot Seed, The - Ruth Krauss & Crockett JohnsonCat in the Hat, The - Dr. SeussChair for My Mother, A - Vera B. WilliamsChicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin, Jr., John ArchambaultClick, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type - Doreen Cronin & Betsy LewinColor of His Own, A - Leo LionniCorduroy - Don FreemanCurious George - Margret Rey & H.A. ReyDear Zoo - Rod CampbellDon't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus - Mo WillemsEarth Book, The - Todd ParrEmperor's New Clothes, The - Hans Christian AndersenFeelings Book, The - Todd ParrFish out of Water, A - Helen PalmerFrederick - Leo LionniFreight Train - Donald CrewsFroggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan LondonFrom Head to Toe - Eric CarleGingerbread Man, The - Fairy TaleGiving Tree, The - Shel SilversteinGoldilocks and the Three BearsGoodnight, Goodnight Construction Site - Sherry Duskey RinkerGood Night, Gorilla - Peggy RathmannGood Night, Moon - Margaret Wise Brown & Clement HurdGreen Eggs and Ham - Dr. SeussGrowing Vegetable Soup - Lois EhlertGuess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney & Anita JeramHansel and GretelHarold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett JohnsonHouse for Hermit Crab - Eric CarleHow to Catch a Star - Oliver JeffersIf You Give A Mouse A Cookie - Laura Numeroff & Felicia BondIn the Small, Small Pond - Denise FlemingInch by Inch - Leo LionniIt Looked Like Spilt Milk - Charles ShawJack and the BeanstalkKing Bidgood's in the Bathtub - Audrey Wood & Don WoodKitten's First Full Moon - Kevin HenkesKnuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - Mo WillemsLion and the Mouse, The - Aesop's FableLittle Blue, Little Yellow - Leo LionniLittle Engine that Could, TheLittle Red Riding HoodMadeline - Ludwig BemelmansMake Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskeyMike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee BurtonMillions of Cats - Wanda GagMitten, The - Jan BrettMixed Up Chameleon, The - Eric CarleMouse Paint - Ellen Stoll WalshNapping House, The - Audrey WoodOlivia - Ian FalconerOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish- Dr. SeussParts - Tedd ArnoldPat the Bunny - Dorothy KunhardtPete the Cat Series - Eric LitwinPinocchioPlanting a Rainbow - Lois EhlertPoky Little Puppy, The - Janette Sebring Lowrey & Gustaf TenggrenPrincess and the Pea, The - Hans Christian AndersenPuss in Boots - Charles PerraultPut Me in the Zoo - Robert LopshireRainbow Fish, The - Marcus PfisterRapunzelRunaway Bunny, The - Margaret Wise BrownSnowy Day, The - Ezra Jack KeatsStellaluna - Janell CannonStone SoupStuck - Oliver JeffersSwimmy - Leo LionniSylvester and the Magic Pebble - William SteigTale of Peter Rabbit, The - Beatrix PotterThe Day the Crayons Quit - Oliver JeffersThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Simms TabackThere's a Nightmare in My Closet - Mercer MayerThree Billy Goats Gruff, TheThree Little Pigs, TheThumbelina - Hans Christian AndersenTime for Bed - Mem Fox & Jane DyerTiny Seed, The - Eric CarleTortoise and the Hare, TheUgly Duckling, The - Hans Christian AndersenVelveteen Rabbit, The - Margery Williams & William NicholsonVery Busy Spider, The - Eric CarleVery Hungry Caterpillar, The - Eric CarleWhen Sophie Gets Angry...Really Really Angry - Molly BangWhere the Wild Things Are - Maurice SendakPoetry:Shel SilversteinBrod BagertDr. SeussJack Prelutsky