I’ve really enjoyed writing our recent series on our favourite books – here are some more of our choices for books for preschoolers. We wrote this list as our first one was exclusively Australian children’s books – this time the list is international.
When we are travelling we try and limit screen time as much as possible, and books are a great way to entertain the boys while we drive.
If you missed it we also wrote about our favourite books to get your kids excited about a trip around Australia, as well as our favourite Australian kid’s books for early readers.
Here is the list of books for preschoolers – in no particular order.
Grandma Poss makes bush magic and her best trick of all is making Hush invisible, except one day Hush wants to become visible again and Grandma Poss just she can’t find the right magic! Then she remembers that it’s something to do with food! Not possum food; but people food! So the two set off on a captivating culinary tour of Australian cities to find the magic that will make Hush visible again.
The first book in the Pete the Cat series
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street movin’ and a groovin’ and a singing his song because it’s all good, he’s wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue and other colours as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!
But no matter what colour his shoes are, can he keep the music flowing if his shoes aren’t so white any more?
You can even get the songs on YouTube!
A lively read-aloud picture book, as the main character runs into (and away from) a tiger over and over again as the plot gets sillier and sillier. It’s so much fun, perfect for acting out while reading, with just the right amount of excitement without being too scary.
The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no – Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!
There are red sheep and blue sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, all sorts of sheep but where is the green sheep? We are introduced to a flock of whimsical woolly ones before its location is revealed.
Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, as well as being one of the best books for preschoolers, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read.
Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colours and clothes in this Sandra Boynton classic.
Not only does her unique style couple hilarious rhyme with zany characters but is sure to educate and entertain children of all ages. Serious silliness!
Dinosaur masters every challenge with some mighty roars – and he wins every time. Nothing can stop little dinosaur – not talking grown-ups, spaghetti, or even bath time. That is until he goes up against bedtime!
Irresistible dinosaur roaaars, that will have your little dinosaurs begging for this book to be read again and again.
What can I say! I just had to include THE all-time classic picture book for preschoolers, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?
Should you decide to purchase any of the above books for preschoolers, and you don’t have a favourite online or local book retailer, please consider using my link to www.bookdepository.com. Not only will I get commission on any purchases but you will get free Worldwide delivery. My parents in the UK find this a brilliant way to buy books for their Aussie grandsons.