Now that we all are nearly sailing in the boat of homeschooling (all thanks to Pandemic), we surely struggle for some good reads for our little stars. With that in mind, I decided to bring together 10 top storybooks every preschooler must-have. It was hard to break it down to such a small list and I know that you will have many books to add so feel free to leave a comment with the titles you suggest for preschoolers and I will be happy to add. Happy Reading!
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A must-have first storybook for every child. The colourful and attractive pictures tell the story of how a caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly. It even gives a moral lesson to kids regarding various varieties of food and food habits.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their friend back on the road.
Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rock and roll story to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger! What is he here for? Tea??
What happens when Tiger eats away all the food available in the house and drank all the water available in the kitchen. It surely promises to take your child into a world of imagination.
This is a hilarious story of Maharaja Icky who was gross and he found Princess Yucky who is even grosser. It is surely a laughing ride for children to learn words like IcKy, Yucky and Mucky. It is just an appropriate book to teach children about table manners and personal hygiene.
Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size.
This is one of my child’s favourite. The story of three little pigs who leave home to seek their fortunes and how they deal with the big bad wolf. The huffed and the puffed wolf is the most awaited character of the story. The moral of the story and the way it has been described is very impressive.
Another hilarious one from Natasha Sharma. From her palace grounds in India to a whirlwind trip around the world, we find that Princess Easy Pleasy is all but easy to please! She drives the royal packer up the wall with her whims that are as seasonal as her royal vacations. From pet elephants to an overloaded plane—this rollicking story guarantees a good laugh and comes with a perfect ending.
With the help of an old man and all of her animals, an old lady realises that her house is not as small as she thought it was.
This book is a winning combination of wonderful rhyming words alongside some great illustrations. “A goat on the bed and a cow on the table tapping out a jig? ” A lovely fun book with a nice repetition of words your Kids would want to read this book over and over again.
Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions’ tango. “Giraffes can’t dance,” they all jeer when it’s Gerald’s turn to dance. But with some sound advice from a wise cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune.
This book is excellent about pointing out that we all have different strengths. A perfect book to let your children know that we all are different with various strengths and abilities.
One of the famous Karadi Tales. A simple yet delightful story on how Maya’s family refuses to believe that she has an elephant in her backyard. But the elephant is not hers and how he needs to return home. How kids fall in love with the name of the elephant is what we love to know.