Top 10 books for preschoolers

books for preschoolers

Reading with a preschooler can be a fun and engaging activity for both the child and the adult. Choosing books for a preschooler can be a fun and exciting task. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Consider the child’s interests: Think about what the child enjoys doing or talking about. For example, if the child likes animals, you might choose books about different kinds of animals or animal stories.
  2. Look for age-appropriate books: Books for preschoolers should be easy to understand and have simple language. Choose books with colourful illustrations and simple text that is easy for the child to follow along.
  3. Choose books with a simple plot: Preschoolers have short attention spans, so it’s important to choose books with a simple story that is easy to follow.
  4. Incorporate educational themes: Look for books that can help teach the child about letters, numbers, shapes, colours, and other educational topics.
  5. Consider diverse representation: Choose books with diverse characters and perspectives to help your child learn about different cultures and experiences.


We're Going on a Bear Hunt

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” is a classic children’s book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. The book follows a family’s adventure as they journey through various terrains, such as grassy fields, deep rivers, and thick forests, in search of a bear. It’s aimed at young children and is designed to be read aloud, with engaging and colourful illustrations that help bring the story to life. “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” is a fun and exciting adventure that teaches children about perseverance, teamwork, and the joys of exploration.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop- Up book

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Pull-Out Pop-Up” is a children’s book written and illustrated by Eric Carle. It is a special edition of the classic picture book and features interactive pop-ups and pull-out tabs that bring the story to life.

The story follows the journey of a very hungry caterpillar as it eats its way through a variety of foods before transforming into a beautiful butterfly.
In the pull-out pop-up edition, readers can watch the caterpillar munch through the pages, pull tabs to reveal hidden surprises, and even see the butterfly emerge from its chrysalis.

Oi Frog collection

The Kes Gray “Oi Frog and Friends” collection includes seven books that introduce rhyming and wordplay in a fun and engaging way. Each book features a different group of animals and explores the different things they can and can’t sit on according to their species. The collection is ideal for children aged 3-7 years old and makes a great addition to any child’s bookshelf or library.

Dear Zoo

“Dear Zoo” is a popular children’s book written by Rod Campbell. It follows the story of a child who writes a letter to the zoo asking for a pet. The zoo responds by sending a series of animals, each with a problem that makes it unsuitable as a pet. Finally, the zoo sends a perfect pet – a puppy – that the child is thrilled to keep.

The Gruffalo

“The Gruffalo” is a children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
The story follows a mouse as he walks through the woods, encountering various animals who all want to eat him. To avoid being eaten, the mouse invents a fictional creature called the Gruffalo, describing him as a fearsome monster with terrible claws, tusks, and teeth in his terrible jaws. The mouse thinks he has successfully scared off the other animals until he actually encounters a real Gruffalo, who wants to eat him for dinner. The quick-witted mouse then uses his cleverness to outsmart the Gruffalo and save himself.

There's a Dragon in Your Book

“There’s a Dragon in Your Book” is an interactive children’s book that allows young readers to engage with a friendly dragon as they turn the pages. The book is written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott.

Throughout the book, the dragon interacts with the reader in various ways, such as asking for help to find hidden objects, or inviting the reader to play along with him. The book also includes interactive elements such as shaking the book to make the dragon sneeze or blowing on the pages to help the dragon fly.

Kipper the Dog Collection

The “Kipper the Dog Collection” by Mick Inkpen is a set of 10 books featuring the lovable character Kipper and his adventures.

These books are aimed at young children and are filled with colourful illustrations and simple, easy-to-read text. The stories are designed to entertain and engage young readers, while also teaching them important life lessons about friendship, sharing, and perseverance.

Guess How Much I Love You

“Guess How Much I Love You” is a heartwarming children’s book by Sam McBratney that tells the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and his father Big Nutbrown Hare as they try to express their love for each other in bigger and bigger ways.

The Hardcover Box Set edition of the book published by Walker Books includes a hardcover copy of the original book and a plush toy of Little Nutbrown Hare. The set is designed to make a perfect gift for young children and parents who want to share a special moment together while reading the story.

Tales From Acorn Wood Series Collection 4 Books Set

The “Julia Donaldson Tales From Acorn Wood Series Collection” is a set of four children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Each book in the collection follows the adventures of a different animal in Acorn Wood, as they go on various fun and exciting journeys. These books are perfect for young children who are learning to read, and the colourful illustrations by Axel Scheffler make the stories even more engaging.

The Dinky Donkey

It is a sequel to the popular book “The Wonky Donkey” and follows the adventures of a small, cute, and feisty donkey with a big personality. The book features playful rhyming text and whimsical illustrations that are sure to delight young readers. “The Dinky Donkey” has received positive reviews for its humour, engaging story, and catchy wordplay.

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