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We are a house of readers. One (my husband) might even say I’m a book hoarder, but I have always felt that books are money well spent. They inspire the imagination, help you learn new things, and can be handed down to the next generation.
I always give my kids a few books for birthdays and holidays so I love to see what other kids are enjoying that we may not be aware of. If you’re also looking for some great preschooler books for your little book lover, these are the books that four-year-old Dub is loving these days. I also love these books and recommend them for their original stories and wonderful illustrations.
Not to be mistaken for Christmas books, these are books for your child to enjoy all year.
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
Mr. Wuffles is a colorful book about not just a cat, but also aliens. We love that this title has beautiful pictures but doesn’t have any words. My four-year-old is able to use his imagination to create his own story and it can be different every time.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Do you have a kiddo who is afraid of the dark? This beautifully illustrated book follows Laszlo on his journey through the house with The Dark. Finally, they go down to the basement where The Dark lives where Laszlo learns that there is nothing to be afraid of.
Journey by Aaron Becker
Journey is another book without words. This beautifully drawn book brings you on a magical adventure with a girl and her red crayon. She draws things she needs to help her along on her journey and your child will love going along with her.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Join Annabelle as she knits everyone and everything a sweater with her magic yarn to make her dark and drab world a bit warmer and more colorful. Extra Yarn is one of my personal favorites.
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
I Want My Hat Back has you wondering who stole Bear’s hat. Read along with him to find out who it was and what Bear did about it.
Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border
Peanut Butter is new to the neighborhood and just wants a friend to play with. Peanut Butter & Cupcake is a cleverly written and photographed book that will entertain both parents and kids. Not to mention, it’s a great story about making friends.
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
Sam and Dave want to find something spectacular and dig a hole in the back yard in search of it. Do they find it?
Have You Seen My Dragon by Steve Light
There’s a dragon loose in the city (or is he?) and his owner is trying to find him. Can your child help find him? This book is mostly drawn in black and white but each page has a number of items 1-20 on it that are in color. Have You Seen My Dragon? is a fun story that can also help your child learn how to count.
There you have it! These eight preschooler books have been some of our favorites this year and we think any of these selections will make an excellent gift for your little bookworm.
If your preschooler has a favorite book, I’d love to hear about it! Add it to the comments and if we haven’t read it yet, I would love to check it out.