5 Best Books for Preschoolers in 2021

Preschoolers never get tired of listening to you read their favorite books, do they? But after the millionth read, even classics like Goodnight Moon can get a bit tiresome. So if you’re looking to add some fun, age-appropriate books to your preschooler’s collection, check out five of our favorites for 2021.

I Love You This Much  -     By: Lynn Hodges, Sue Buchanan

I Love You This Much

By: Lynn Hodges, Sue Buchanan

This precious book not only describes the love a parent has for their child but also how amazing and big God’s love is for us! It reminds us of Ephesians 3:17-19:

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

What an important, beautiful message to read over and over again to our preschoolers!

Picture of Secrets of the Apple Tree - Shine-a-Light

Secrets of the Apple Tree – Shine-a-Light

by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner

This book is interactive, which is great for preschool-age children! Your little one will love shining a flashlight behind each page as they learn all about apple trees and the treasures to be found in them.

The Rabbit Listened

by Cori Doerrfeld

Around preschool age, your child might start to experience some big emotions including anger, sadness, and loneliness. No doubt the pandemic has brought a lot of those emotions out in your child, and perhaps navigating that has been difficult for you as a parent. The Rabbit Listened follows a boy named Taylor as he processes some big emotions.

Each of Taylor’s friends offers advice, but none of their ideas are helpful or healthy…except for the rabbit. This book teaches preschoolers that the best way to deal with big emotions is to talk about them, and the best way to love friends is to show empathy and listen. This book belongs on every child’s shelf!

Find Fergus

by Mike Boldt

Another interactive book! Find Fergus is about a bear who isn’t too good at hiding but gets the hang of it as the book goes on. (You and your preschooler both will be delighted by the “hidden pages” that pop up towards the end of the book!)

“Where’s Waldo?” is still a bit too advanced for preschoolers, so this is a good gateway to seek-and-find books.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

by Mem Fox

This book is beautifully illustrated and the concept is simple and sweet. Preschoolers get to learn about babies around the world and see how they go about their day. It keeps coming back to the same conclusion: while each baby is special and different, each baby has something in common too! Preschoolers tend to love babies and repetition, so this book is sure to be a hit with your little one.