What are the best chapter books to read aloud to preschoolers?

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    #1The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh

    The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
    The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh is a deluxe and unabridged edition of stories by A.A. Milne from the books Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. It also includes full-color illustrations by Ernest Shepard. 

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    Richard Reyes
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Ok, who doesn't love Winnie the pooh. I bought The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh for my preschool class. How could one not love this book, even the illustrations are as profound as the words. Not just for a Child, but for anyone who can look at life with the joy of Pooh, the concerns the helplessness and helpfulness of one another through all the hope of life. Do not think this book just for children, it is for everyone. the ids in my class love this book and are very attentive during circle time when I read it."
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    #2Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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    Larry Carlson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is such a classic but i dont know if preschoolers is the right age group. I loved this book when i was younger but i cannot remember how young."
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    #3The BFG

    The BFG

    The BFG, or the Big Friendly Giant, is Roald Dahl's 1982 classic about a young girl named Sophie and a gentle giant. One evening, the BFG picked Sophie up from her orphanage, and the unlikely friends had the most colorful experiences together. 


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    Alan Thompson
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I bought The BFG for my daughter who is five. This book was pretty good. There were some language barriers since the dialogue was in Great Britain English, which made some of the contents hard to follow. "
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    #4Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.

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    Joseph Collins
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "My daughter loves this book! I actually enjoyed reading as well! Very well thought out book"
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    #5Little House in the Big Woods

    Little House in the Big Woods
    Little House in the Big Woods is an autobiographical children's book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, based on her own experiences as a child in a pioneer family in the American frontier. This is the first book in the Little House series.

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    Christina Olson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I feel like this solution is really good as it fits exactly what I am looking for. This is a really good childrens book that is known that can be read aloud to children so this solution is really good."
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    #6Beezus and Ramona

    Beezus and Ramona
    Beezus and Ramona is a children's book by Beverly Cleary, renowned author of children's literature. It tells the story of two sisters, Beezus and her four-year-old little sister Ramona. This is the first book in the Ramona Quimby series.

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    Jack Aguilar
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I remember reading Beezus and Ramona in school and I still enjoy reading it now. It is the best book to read to preschoolers as it keeps their attention and they have fun while listening!"
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    #7Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is a children's book by the acclaimed British author, Roald Dahl. It tells the story of the sly and cunning Mr. Fox as he steals from three mean farmers and stays one step ahead of them.


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    Keith Lucas
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I had bought this book thinking that this book would be great to read to my preschoolers. The pictures are what attracted at first. Although, the meaning of the story was not something I really wanted to pass onto my students. First of all, the "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is a thief, and I do not want my students to think being a thief is anything noble. "
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    #8The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses

    The Hundred Dresses is a Newbery Honor children's book by Eleanor Este. It tells the story of Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in America, as she gets bullied in class for wearing the same dress every day. 


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    Sara Lawrence
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "As my child got older I started to look at books to read aloud to her. I figured this would help with her development so I started looking at lists of some of the best books to read. The Hundred Dresses was pretty high up on the list so I purchased the book. My daughter really seemed to enjoy the story."
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    #9A Bear Called Paddington

    A Bear Called Paddington

    First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is a classic children's novel by Michael Bond. It tells the story of Paddington Bear as he travels from Peru to London, where he gets adopted by the Brown family.


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    Harold Alvarez
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "This is one of the most beloved and classic children's books of all time. Paddington is the perfect companion to read to any child."
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    #10My Father's Dragon

    My Father's Dragon

    My Father's Dragon is a fantasy children's book written by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It was published on December 27, 2005 by Yearling. It follows the story of Elmer Elevator as he runs to save a baby dragon.


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    Larry Hayes
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "So most children can't sit still for longer than 5 minutes everyone knows that I feel this book, with it's sections broken up into chapters would be great at keeping children's attention as it would allow the parent to take a break as not to lose interest to quickly at each chapter and come back at a later timer to pick up where they left off. The subject matter of a dragon is also very interesting to child and something that would be great read out loud to a group of pre-schoolers."
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    #11Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)

    Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)

    Dinosaurs Before Dark tells the story of Jack and Annie after discovering a magic tree house. They need to get home before it gets dark or they may become the dinosaur's dinner. This book is ideal for middle-grade children.


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    Russell Garrett
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I really enjoy reading books to my preschool aged brother. I love the feeling of helping a little mind expand. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House) was a book that he helped me pick out and we have been reading every night! He really loves this book a lot."
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    #12A Light in the Attic

    A Light in the Attic

    A Light in the Attic is another best-selling collection of poems and illustrations created by Shel Silverstein. In this book, Silverstein presented various poetry depicting imaginative and humorous childhood situations.


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    Angela Woods
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "A Light in the Attic is a great choice for teachers to read aloud to pre schoolers. This book has been around for a very log time. I remember having it read to me when I myself was younger! "
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    #13Henry And Mudge

    Henry And Mudge

    Henry and Mudge is a children's picture book for early readers, written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson. It is the first book in the Henry and Mudge series, and it tells the story of their shenanigans.


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    Ruth Medina
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Very cute. Who doesn't love a story about a boy and his dog? "


Best What are the best chapter books to read aloud to preschoolers
1The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-PoohBooks 35 Paid
2Charlotte's WebBooks 31 Paid
3The BFGBooks 31 Paid
4Pippi LongstockingBooks 28 Paid
5Little House in the Big WoodsBooks 27 Paid
6Beezus and RamonaBooks 23 Paid
7Fantastic Mr. FoxBooks 22 Paid
8The Hundred DressesBooks 19 Paid
9A Bear Called PaddingtonBooks 18 Paid
10My Father's DragonBooks 16 Paid

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