Our Preschool Book List (For 4 Year Olds)

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Preschool Reading List for 4 year old

Something about a new year energizes me for reading. With all that we had going on last year, reading and homeschooling sort of fell to the back burner. Now we are ready to dive back into books. I love cuddling up with my babies and reading a good story! Here is our preschool book list!

Preschool books

Our latest library haul minus a Disney Cars reader that Bug picked out. I let them choose some “fun” books, too!

This particular reading list is geared for my four-year-old, but my other kids do listen in. My two-year-old sometimes really enjoys the stories, too! Most of our books will be checked out from the library, but I am buying some that I think will make wonderful additions to our home library.

Preschool book shelf

Our ever-changing kids’ bookshelf. Their books are mostly stored in their room, but we put books we are reading more frequently in the living room.

  • The Little House (Bug loves this book)
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • Curious George Books (Always a hit)
  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • A New Coat for Anna
  • One Morning in Maine
  • The Giving Tree
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy Stories
  • Courderoy
  • Little Toot
  • Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny
  • The Little Engine that Could
  • The Story About Ping
  • The Ox-Cart Man
  • Stone Soup
  • Miss Rumphius
  • The Story of Little Babaji
  • Brer Rabbit Books

The books above will be checked out from our library!

We will continue reading through The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh, as well as our Little Boys Bible Storybook. We have several books in our collection that we keep going back to. My kids love a few Dr. Seuss books in particular, so they are always pulling a book off of one of our shelves!

I just put in an order for some children’s books that I feel will make an awesome addition to our home library.

Poems and Prayers for the Very Young

A Child’s Garden of Verses

The Real Mother Goose

Aesop’s Fables for Children

Pretty much all of these titles came from Ambleside Online or Simply Charlotte Mason. I’m a lover of good literature and I want my children to love good literature, too. I know we will read other books, but these are the books I definitely want to read aloud to my children!

 What are some books on your preschooler’s list?

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  1. Great list! I loved Curious George when I was young…

  2. This is a great list. We love books – I can’t even start a list of all the books we read. And weekly trips to the library are a must.

    I’d love for you to share this with Cozy Book Hop, where we all share posts on books and reading. It’s open all week, so stop by whenever you want.


  3. Love books for this age! My current preschool and toddler age kiddos love:
    Curious George
    Katy-No Pocket
    Gossie and others about Gossie and her friends
    The Katie Books by James Mayhew, top 2 from him today are Katie and the Dinosaurs and Katie’s Picture Show.
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit and others by Beatrix Potter (she wrote more than 20!)

    • Oh, Tristan, I love reading Beatrix Potter to my kids. I have a big book with all of her stories and beautiful illustrations and love reading it with the kids. Thanks for sharing your kids’ favorites!

  4. I love book lists, and I think we’ve either read most of these or have them on our list to read also 😀 Such great stories!
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  5. Love the list with some good old time classics on it! I am a sucker for books for my kids and they have a rather large collection of books already. Thank you for sharing the love of reading.
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