Top 23 Books For Reading With Kids Aged 2-5 years old

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things is reading with kids. Having 5 children of my own and being a childminder, reading with kids is all a part of my daily life.

From a young age, children love to explore and take an interest in books. They love nothing more than to share the experience with their special adult. Kid’s can look at pictures, listen to your voice, and point to objects on the pages.

You can guide your child by pointing to the pictures, and say the names of the various objects. By drawing attention to pictures and associating the words with both pictures and the real-world objects, your child will learn the importance of language.

Top 23 Books For Reading With Kids Aged 2-5 years old

Kids learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page. Reading with kids aloud stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. Which is a vital part of their development.

Reading with kids helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. When the rhythm and rhyme of language become a part of a child’s life.

Here are what I consider the Top 23 Books For Reading With Kids Aged 2-5 years old. 


Top 23 Books For Reading With Kids Aged 2-5 years old

The Tiger That Came To Tea

Going On A Bear Hunt

Not Now Bernard

Each Peach Pear Plum

The Hungry Caterpillar

The Snowman

Room On The Broom

Where the wild things are

The Day The Crayons Quit

Owl Babies

There Was An Old Woman Swallowed A Fly

The Gruffalo

The Jolly Postman

Aliens Love Underpants

The Cat In The Hat

Meg and Mog


Handas Surprise

Funny Bones

The Snail And The Whale

The Rainbow Fish

Dear Zoo

Guess How Much I Love You

Have you already read any of these books?

Which of these are your favourite? Feel free to leave me a comment.

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  1. June 10, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    This is a great list! I love reading to our children. Thank you for sharing your favourite stories with #Blogstravaganza 🙂

  2. June 14, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I remember Not Now Bernard and Meg and Mog from my own school days. I love reading with the kids too – we had a great book shop locally a while back and I always picked lots of books up regularly. #FabFridayPost

  3. June 20, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    There are so many books here that are favourite too. There’re ‘Was An Old Woman Swallowed A Fly’ , ‘The Gruffalos, “Where the while thing are”,

  4. Ella
    July 24, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    We just found Handa’s surprise at the library and love it! The others are classics and we’re working our way through, this is a great list!

  5. August 24, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    When I see posts like this I always click on them to see how many I have read. Usually, I haven’t heard of them and they make for great new books to read. On yours, I have read about 7 which is a higher number than I usually get.

  6. August 30, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Oooh I loved looking through this post – so many happy memories of reading these books with my girls when they were younger (and some being read to ME as a child too!). Room on the Broom has always been a favourite in our house. #blogcrush
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  7. October 7, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Great list of books for young kids. I read a lot of these to my son when he was little. His favorite book then was Billy Goats Gruff, which we owned 6 copies of, haha.
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