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13 Fun and Entertaining Picture Books Your Preschooler Will Adore

Posted about 6 days ago by April S

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Picture Book Month - A Celebration!

Did you know November is Picture Book Month?

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Join the celebration by reading a variety of picture books to the children in your life. Encourage a love of reading and support early literacy in the process.


What is a Picture Book? - video from YouTube


If you're looking for some great books to read to your child, check out the books below. Some of them (not all) are from our 101 Picture Book Challenge, which is designed to provide all children with a strong foundation of words, reading and stories to build literacy. We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them, too. Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

Fun Picture Books to Read to Your Preschooler

These fun and entertaining picture books will definitely induce giggles in your preschooler. And don't be surprised if they ask you to read them multiple times.

Frog on a log? / Kes Gray and Jim Field

1. Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray and Jim Field

In rhyming text, cat explains why frog has to sit on a log, even if he finds it uncomfortable.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

2. I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

If you're groovy and you know it, hug a friend! / story and performance by Eric Litwin ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

3. If You're Groovy and You Know It, Hug a Friend! by Eric Litwin

Set to the rhythm of the classic children's song, Groovy Joe invites the reader to laugh, sing, explore, and best of all, hug a friend.

Rhyming dust bunnies / [text and illustrations by Jan Thomas]

4. Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger.

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

5. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

Kids will love this noise-filled classic from the one and only Dr. Seuss! Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! Encouraging imaginative play while learning to read, "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" will keep kids laughing. Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early Books are an ideal way to introduce the joys of reading to children.

Me and Annie McPhee by Oliver Dunrea

6. Me and Annie McPhee by Olivier Dunrea

In this cumulative rhyme, a tiny island in the middle of the sea "just big enough for me and Annie McPhee," rapidly becomes very crowded with increasingly larger groups of animals.

Nothing rhymes with orange / Adam Rex

7. Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex

All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything--until Apple invents a new word.

Billy Bloo is stuck in goo / by Jennifer Hamburg ; illustrated by Ross Burach

8. Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg

Told in rhyme, a parade of characters tries to help Billy Bloo free himself from the goo, but only manages to get trapped in the goo instead.

Pigs by Robert Munsch

9. Pigs by Robert Munsch

Megan is told to feed the pigs, but not to open the gate. She does of course, and the results are hilarious as the pigs help themselves to coffee and the newspaper at the breakfast table, follow Megan to school, and ride home by way of the school bus. The Overdrive Read version is especially entertaining.

Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins

10. Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins

Rupert the mouse wants to star in an artistic, wordless picture book, but his animal friends cause problems by talking too much.

Ah-Choo! by Lana Wayne Koehler & Gloria G. Adams ; illustrations by Ken Min

11. Ah-Choo! by Lana Wayne Koehler & Gloria G. Adams

When a young boy decides to get a pet, he discovers it's not as simple as ABC. Every animal he brings home makes his poor sister sneeze! Follow along on a funny, furry adventure that features animals of every size and stripe, from Antelopes and Bobolinks to Yaffles and Zebras!

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

12. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his performances in The Office presents a silly read-aloud book that combines a deliberately image-free format with wacky nonsense text, goofy song lyrics and more. The Overdrive Read version is fun for all ages.

Rhyme crime / John Burgerman

13. Rhyme Crime by Jon Burgerman

A thief wreaks havoc by switching things out for rhyming counterparts, until he's stumped by an unrhymable word.

Articles, Blog Posts and Resources for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers of Young Children

Ready to Read - TLCPL

Why Picture Books Are Important by Mo Willems

Picture Book Month - National Education Association (NEA)

14 Laugh-Out-Loud Picture Books for Little Kids by Iva-Marie Palmer - Brightly

The 50 Best Books For Preschoolers - Early Childhood Education Zone

Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers by Reading Rockets

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