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Preschool Books FAQs

The most engaging popular books for preschoolers tend to be ones that can teach kids things they enjoy. Granted, reading skills are in extremely early developmental stages at this age, so books that offer more than just words and letters are ideal.

Picture books, activity books, books with games and puzzles...anything with interactivity is ideal for preschoolers. Most kids' classic books fit in this category. Dr. Seuss books are another great example.

You might even want to consider special interests like kids' dinosaur books to get them interested in sitting down for reading time.

If you're looking for highly-rated books for preschoolers, here are a few we love:

  • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  • The Backyard Bug Book for Kids by Lauren Davidson
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
  • I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

For starters, many books come with recommended reading ages. For books for preschool, you want books that are labeled as ideal for kids between three and five years old.

From there, choose books that have subjects that you and your child are interested in. If your kid is really into princesses and magic, kids fantasy books are a great place to start.

If you want your child to learn more about colors and shapes, you can find interactive books that teach these concepts in an engaging way.

Choosing the best preschool children's books really is a matter of matching interests to their reading level.

The following books have all made best-seller lists for young children:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea by Dav Pilkey
  • How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace
  • Little Blue Truck's Springtime by Alice Schertle
  • Biscuit's Pet & Play Easter by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
  • My First Library by Wonder House Books

Find all of these and thousands of titles on our marketplace, including the best preschool books. Alibris is proud to help parents find kids' books at the lowest prices.