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.
November is Picture Book Month | What is a Picture Book? by Katie Davis – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Originally posted by April S. on ToledoLibrary.org/blog/13-fun-and-entertaining-picture-books-your-preschooler-will-adore