5 Favorite Books for Preschoolers

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“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald

March is National Reading Month! If your preschooler is not reading yet, or just showing interest, what better time to dive right in than now? To get you off on the right track, a few of my Mom friends shared with us their preschoolers' favorite books and why.

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My preschool-age son, Eddie, loves Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel. For a kid who loves to read books on a tablet, when he asks to read “real books,” he is always grabbing for these. He loves Frog Toad Are Friends because it's divided into a bunch of little stories. I like it because it teaches how friends are kind and do special things for each other. His favorite “story” in the book is the one where Toad can't find his button, and he is super crabby about it, and in the end, it was at home, so he takes all the buttons Frog helped him find, sews them on his jacket, and presents Frog with the gift of a buttony jacket. Eddie told me, “That jacket is so cool. I wish I had a button jacket!”

~ Katie, blogger at Sluiter Nation

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One of my 4-year-old son's favorite books is Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Dunsky Rinker. It has creative and sweet illustrations of construction equipment personified, and it's laid out beautifully. The words are rhythmic and rhyming, and it's fun to read with him.

~ Kristin, blogger Two Cannoli

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Both of my girls are crazy about Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri because A) dragons, B) TACOS, and C) hilarious writing that makes me snort. (Apparently seeing Mommy guffaw is worth the price of admission.) And the super-cute illustrations inspire them to create subplot stories on each page. You haven't lived until you've heard a 2-year-old attempt to explain what kind of taco that dragon REALLY wanted.

~ Keely, blogger at Lollygag Blog

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo Willems the bus is hilarious. Eddie knows it by heart, and we read it together and laugh and laugh. The Pigeon tries to bribe the reader into letting him drive the bus, and he laughs so hard at the Pigeon “meltdown” that he ends up hiccupping from the giggles every time.

~ Katie, blogger at Sluiter Nation

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We love Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.and Eric Carle because of the repetition and the fact that it helps children learn the colors and the animals easily. This book also is one of the first ones all of my kids “read” since it is easy for memorization.

~ Elaine, blogger at The Miss Elaine-eous Life

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5 Favorite Books for Preschoolers

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, she traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison is a former blogger (Writing, Wishing), and her writing has been featured on Mamalode,On Parenting at The Washington Post,The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, andDrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Lynda Lynda says:

    Nice choice. As a parent, you want the best for your kids. Finding good preschool books is important for kids. With so many picture books being published every year, it’s a difficult task finding just the right ones.

  2. Profile photo of LoveMy7Kids LoveMy7Kids says:

    Thanks for the suggestions! We have a vast library but hadn’t heard of Dragons love Tacos, can’t wait to read it!

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