Favorite Books for Preschoolers

The Adventures of Max and Pinky, Best Buds

by: Maxwell Eaton III – (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2006) 32 pages.

The hook: It’s an enjoyable storybook for little ones who love to read independently. Even if a parent or a teacher chooses this adventurous book on the theme of friendship, the kids are surely going to have a fun time. The text of the book is quite simple and the cute illustrations make it even easier to grasp it in the full mood. The story also contains dialogues of the boy Max and his pig friend Pinky which make it even more interesting to read.

Perfect for: Kids who love spending time with their friends.


by: Eve Titus, illustrated by: Paul Galdone – (Knopf, 2006) 40 pages.

The hook: Anatole is the story of a friendly mouse who’s determined to gain dignity for the meek mice. This anthropomorphic mouse is always looking for ways to prove the talents of mice to humans. It’s an award-winning book series with10 adventurous stories. The very first book, titled Anatole, got the Caldecott Award and got published for the first time in 1956.  There are 9 more titles in the set, each containing a new story of the mouse’s struggle to achieve honor in the human world by winning their hearts with his friendly gestures.

Perfect for: Kids who believe in proving themselves.

Angelina Ice Skates

by: Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig – (Pleasant Company Publications, 2001) 32 pages.

The book: Angelina, a marvelous creation of Holabird with such lively illustrations by Craig, manages to earn the same popularity as each book of the series. In this new title, you’ll find Angelina preparing for a dance with the ice skates for the New Year party. It’s an adventurous story of this ballerina mouse and her friends facing all the challenges to celebrate New Year’s Eve just the way they like.

Perfect for: Adventure-loving kids, especially girls who love ballet dance.

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

by: Dr. Seuss – (Random House, 1949) 48 pages.

The book: It’s a hilarious story of how a smart little boy Bartholomew helps King Derwin in saving the kingdom from Oobleck. The story and dialogues follow a typical Seussian style making it super fun to read aloud to kids. The funny situation with the sticky and gooey oobleck falling from the sky and the king getting in trouble with that makes it so funny to imagine. Kids also love to look at wacky illustrations while reading books.

Perfect for: Kids who love humourous stories with zany illustrations.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by: Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by: Lois Ehlert – (Simon and Schuster, 1989) 36 pages.

The book: It’s a cute story of all the alphabets racing to reach the top of a coconut tree. As the letters a, b, c, d, and e start climbing up, the others follow too, but can they all fit in? Your kids would love to find out as you read aloud the cool rhythmic text. They’d love to listen to this funny story of all the letters in a harmonious tone and will soon get interested in reading it themselves again and again.

Perfect for: Kids who like rhythmic and humorous stories.


by: Don Freeman – (Viking Press, 1968)

The book: It’s an ideal bedtime story for the little ones. A friendship tale of the cute teddy bear Corduroy and a girl named. Lisa. She found Corduroy on a shelf of an apartment sore ignored for missing a button. Corduroy had been trying hard to find his missing button and even went to another floor on an escalator to explore. Lisa brought the teddy bear home and fixed a new button on his overalls. They both always longed for a friend and were now having such a good time together.

Perfect for: Kids who love teddy bears.

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?

by: Barney Saltzberg – (Candlewick Press, 2005) 28 pages.

The book: Cornelius P. Mud follows an unusual bedtime routine of his own. Kids would love to read about the strange things he’s doing just before going to bed. The hilarious illustrations make it even more fun to see what Cornelius P. Mud is up to. He stuffs all the toys in the refrigerator, gives cookies to the fish, and plays rodeo in the washroom. The whole story is full f silly and exciting activities of Cornelius P. Mud which kids cant help laughing at.

Perfect for: Kids who like hilarious stories with funny illustrations.

Escape of Marvin the Ape

by: Caralyn and Mark Buehner – (Puffin, 1992) 32 pages.

The book: It’s a humourous and adventurous story of a missing ape Marvin. He nicely manages to escape the zoo on his fifteenth birthday and celebrates the day in full mood in the city. Strangely, no one could notice him anywhere. This huge gorilla somehow keeps himself hidden in the toy store, on the ferry, and in many other busy places. Let’s find out if anyone can solve the mystery of the missing ape.

Perfect for: Kids who like mysterious and adventurous stories.

Flower Fairies of the Winter

by: Cicely Mary Barker – (Penguin, 1990) 80 pages.

The book: The all-time favorite, winter fairies book by Cicely Mary Barker has now been republished in a hardcover. The book contains all the original classic poetry and adorable artwork by Baker. It’s a perfect read-aloud book with such sweet poetry about all the 20 guardian fairies of winter flowers. It keeps the charm of the same traditional favorite fantasy intact in a new and improved printing to pass it on to the new generation. 

Perfect for: Kids who love classic literature and fairy folk.

A Good Day

by: Kevin Henkes – (Greenwillow Books, 2007) 32 pages.

In the book: A bird, a dog, a fox, and a squirrel looked so sad for facing a bad day. Just a small displeasing event was ruining their day. But what happens then? Yes, But then;…. everything turned out to be good for them. This simply marvelous creation of Kevin Henkes develops empathy towards those animals for feeling and looking so sad. With this emotional connection, kids can see how a seemingly bad day for these animals turned out to be good. They can imagine how anything can have a positive impact on us eventually; they can learn to be positive and to be happy. 

Perfect for: Kids who are sensitive towards their feelings and others.

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