• nighttime

    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 McDermott 
    Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman
    Bear Snores On - Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
    Big Red Barn, The - Margaret Wise Brown 
    Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric Carle
    Caps for Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina
    Carrot Seed, The - Ruth Krauss & Crockett Johnson
    Cat in the Hat, The - Dr. Seuss 
    Chair for My Mother, A - Vera B. Williams 
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault
    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type - Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
    Color of His Own, A - Leo Lionni
    Corduroy - Don Freeman
    Curious George - Margret Rey & H.A. Rey
    Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell
    Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus - Mo Willems
    Earth Book, The - Todd Parr
    Emperor's New Clothes, The - Hans Christian Andersen
    Feelings Book, The - Todd Parr 
    Fish out of Water, A - Helen Palmer
    Frederick - Leo Lionni
    Freight Train - Donald Crews
    Froggy Gets Dressed - Jonathan London
    From Head to Toe - Eric Carle
    Gingerbread Man, The - Fairy Tale
    Giving Tree, The - Shel Silverstein
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site - Sherry Duskey Rinker 
    Good Night, Gorilla - Peggy Rathmann
    Good Night, Moon - Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
    Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
    Growing Vegetable Soup - Lois Ehlert
    Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram
    Hansel and Gretel
    Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson
    House for Hermit Crab - Eric Carle 
    How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers
    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie - Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond
    In the Small, Small Pond - Denise Fleming 
    Inch by Inch - Leo Lionni 
    It Looked Like Spilt Milk - Charles Shaw
    Jack and the Beanstalk
    King Bidgood's in the Bathtub - Audrey Wood & Don Wood
    Kitten's First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes
    Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - Mo Willems
    Lion and the Mouse, The - Aesop's Fable
    Little Blue, Little Yellow - Leo Lionni
    Little Engine that Could, The
    Little Red Riding Hood
    Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans
    Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton
    Millions of Cats - Wanda Gag
    Mitten, The - Jan Brett 
    Mixed Up Chameleon, The - Eric Carle 
    Mouse Paint - Ellen Stoll Walsh 
    Napping House, The - Audrey Wood
    Olivia - Ian Falconer
    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish- Dr. Seuss
    Parts - Tedd Arnold
    Pat the Bunny - Dorothy Kunhardt
    Pete the Cat Series - Eric Litwin 
    Pinocchio
    Planting a Rainbow - Lois Ehlert
    Poky Little Puppy, The - Janette Sebring Lowrey & Gustaf Tenggren
    Princess and the Pea, The - Hans Christian Andersen
    Puss in Boots - Charles Perrault
    Put Me in the Zoo - Robert Lopshire
    Rainbow Fish, The - Marcus Pfister
    Rapunzel
    Runaway Bunny, The - Margaret Wise Brown
    Snowy Day, The - Ezra Jack Keats
    Stellaluna - Janell Cannon
    Stone Soup
    Stuck - Oliver Jeffers
    Swimmy - Leo Lionni
    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig
    Tale of Peter Rabbit, The - Beatrix Potter
    The Day the Crayons Quit - Oliver Jeffers
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Simms Taback
    There's a Nightmare in My Closet - Mercer Mayer
    Three Billy Goats Gruff, The
    Three Little Pigs, The
    Thumbelina - Hans Christian Andersen 
    Time for Bed - Mem Fox & Jane Dyer
    Tiny Seed, The - Eric Carle
    Tortoise and the Hare, The
    Ugly Duckling, The - Hans Christian Andersen
    Velveteen Rabbit, The - Margery Williams & William Nicholson
    Very Busy Spider, The - Eric Carle
    Very Hungry Caterpillar, The - Eric Carle
    When Sophie Gets Angry...Really Really Angry - Molly Bang
    Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
     
    Poetry:
    Shel Silverstein
    Brod Bagert
    Dr. Seuss 
    Jack Prelutsky