Must Have Preschool Books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

A delightful story that you will surely be asked to read nightly.  Children will giggle with all the funny requests while learning sequencing.




If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’s going to ask you for a straw. When he’s finished, he’ll ask for a napkin…

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carl


A lovely story that teaches endurance and nature from a tiny seed as it embarks on a adventure.




It is Autumn. A strong wind is blowing. It blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One of the seeds is tiny, smaller than any of the others. Will it be able to keep up with the others? Where are they all going? One of the seeds flies higher than the others. Up, up it goes…



Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson


If you have a child with imagination then this is the book for her!  Harold has a big imagination and expresses it with a simple purple crayon.  Simply Charming.




One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. There wasn’t any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. And he needed something to walk on. He made a long straight path so he wouldn’t get lost. And he set off on his walk, taking his purple crayon with him…

If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss


Another crazy, funny, and delightful book that celebrates imagination!  This is a fun book for kids to explore their own creative imagination as they can think of wacky animals they would have in their own zoo.I




“It’s a pretty good zoo,” said young Gerald McGrew. “And the fellow who runs it seems proud of it, too. But if I ran the zoo,” said young Gerald McGrew, “I’d make a few changes, that’s just what I’d do…

Wacky Wednesday by Theo Lesieg


Wacky is right and you and your children will enjoy picking out all the wacky images on the pages.




It all began with that shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall…? Shouldn’t be there at all! Then I looked up. And I said, “Oh man!” And that’s how Wacky Wednesday began…




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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.