Twaddle Free List of Preschool Books

It is important to develop a good taste in books from an early age. What preschooler does not enjoy sitting on a caretaker’s lap with a good book. At this age this love of books is formed by the relationship associated by the preschooler with the caretaker. A natural curiosity about the world is nurtured by opening up a world of books. Just like we teach good eating habits at an early age, we need to teach good reading habits.

Below is a list of “twaddle” free books to enjoy with your preschooler.

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (all Lyle books), by Bernard Waber

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (all “If you give…” books), by Laura Numeroff

Goodnight Moon, by Margret Wise Brown

The Runaway Bunny, by Margret Wise Brown

Winnie the Pooh (classic only), by A. A. Milne

The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

Madeline (all books), by Ludwig Bemelmans

Alexander the Terrible and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst

George and Martha (all books) by James Marshall

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Frog and Toad (all books), by Arnold Lobel

Aesop’s Fables, various good Aesop books exist.

Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf

Best Friends for Frances (all Frances books), by Russell Hoban

This is a list to get you started on your adventure in reading with your preschooler. I am sure you will recognize some of your childhood favorites on this list. How sweet it is to read your favorite books as a child to your child. Be sure to engage your child in the story by asking questions such as: What do you think will happen next? Who is your favorite character? Where does this story take place? What would you do if you were this character? Have fun reading and you will grow a well read bookworm.

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About Richele McFarlin

Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.