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 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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