Here's a list of the best selling, kid tested, and mother approved
children's books of all time for the preschool age group. Be sure to
add these to your children's collection or give them as gifts this
1. Caps For Sale
By Esphyr Slobodkina
A great, timeless story about a hat seller who encounters monkeys who change his plan. It is a surefire hit among the preschool set with simple pictures and a touch of humor.
2. The Little Engine That Could
By Watty Piper
The inspirational classic of the little engine who helps bring happiness to those on her path. A treasured book among the young and the old.
3. Pat The Bunny
By Dorothy Kunhardt
This interactive board book for ages 1 and up includes pictures that inspire hands on learning for little ones.
4. Good Night Moon
By Margaret Wise Brown
This story of a bunny on his way to bed soothes like a lullaby and is certain to become a cherished tale for your little boy or girl.
5. The Complete Adventures of Curious George
By Margret Rey
The story of Curious George, a mischevious little monkey, has captured over four generations and will continue to many more.
6. The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein
Silverstein weaves life lessons regarding aging, love, and values into this story of a boy and a tree.
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle
An absolute must for any child's library with a fantastic pictures and caterpillar's journey as he transforms into a butterfly.
8. Where The Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
The epic story of Max, the monsters he befriends, and his travels after being sent to his room without any supper for misbehaving.
9. The Tall Book of Nursery Tales
By Feodor Rojankovsky
Great illustrations provide the backdrop for the some of the world's most enchanting stories not found anywhere else.
10. Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen By The One and Only Dr. Suess
By Dr. Suess, Designed By Molly Leach
This is of the best collections of Dr. Suess' work ever in print and includes biographical information, original drawings, and photographs of sculptures created by Ted himself.
By Don Freeman
This forty year old gem tells the tale of a bear who loses a button and finds a friend.
12. The Velveteen Rabbit
By Margery Williams Bianco
A fantastic read for children and adults of all ages which exemplifies the importance of being "real."
13. The Little Prince
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The most frequently translated French children's book teaches little ones the important life lesson that "one sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes."
14. Big Book Of The Berenstain Bears
By Stan Berenstain
A great collection of gentle humored wisdom focusing on important life issues: going to the doctor, cleaning up, addressing fears of the dark, babies, and baby sitters.
15. Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorst
A funny glimpse into Alexander's good day gone wrong from a kid's perspective and a great way to gain perspective through the eyes of your little one.
16. Harold And The Purple Crayon
By Crockett Johnson
The story of Harold, his purple crayon, and the many adventures he encounters o nhis way to bed.
17. Frog And Toad Are Friends
By Arnold Lobel
A warm, endearing story of a pair of friends who hop along on five adventures.
18. The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book)
By Marian Potter
The story of a caboose who longs for the position as a steam engine until the caboose becomes a hero when the train begins to roll backward down a mountain. A great read for children struggling with identity issues.
19. Little Bear
By Else Holmelund Minarik
The wonderful stories of an imaginative Little Bear, his friends, his parents, and all of the best things about childhood.
20. Guess How Much I Love You
By Sam McBratney
The story of two hares "battling" over how much they love each other complete with simple wording, nice illustrations, and a powerful theme.
21. Love You Forever
By Robert Munsch
The story of a mother's love and a little boy as he grows up to become a dad.
22. On The Day You Were Born
By Debra Frasier
A fantastic, universal read for nature lovers depicting the birth and life cycle.
23. Little Critter
By Mercer Mayer
The antics of Little Critter and many true to life experiences most children face at one point, including: delaying bed time, sharing, cleaning up, emotions, and fears.
24. Danny And The Dinosaur
By Syd Hoff
The tall tale of a boy who meets a dinosaur in a museum and all of the fun that ensues.
25. The Going To Bed Book
By Sandra Boynton
Boynton's book is a surefire way to convince even the most willful child to go to bed with lyrical words, cute animals, and great drawings.