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best preschool books for letter Ss

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Here are our favorite preschool books for the letter Ss!  We love visiting the library and finding new books each week! Reading takes a huge priority in our home — we like to read every morning, noon, and night!  Children will love to read if we give them the tools — I hope this list is helpful to you! My four year old son is incorporating beginning sounds with words all the time — and the reason is because he reads.  We read together, and he reads on his own.  Even looking at the pictures, generating the storyline in his head, and looking at letters — this is reading.  Reading opens a world of imagination and creativity for our children. We are still floating through the alphabet, though in a more relaxed way, and one of the main reasons why we focus on one letter at a time is to find new books from our home library or city’s library.  I will usually collect a small stack of books and read them at breakfast time and try to emphasize the beginning of words. We cycle through the small stack throughout the week during meal or other quiet times in the day. This is a fun way to read new books and reinforce some beginning sound phonics work. Reading benefits a child’s mind, a child’s speech, a child’s life. You can read more about why reading is one of the most important things you can do with your baby or child at 10 reasons to read to your child.  And I am making a preschool list for all of our favorite books from A to Z.  I hope you and your child enjoy our children’s books selections for letter Ss! {This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy.}

Our list for the Best Preschool Books for Letter Ss

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown Three soldiers come marching down the road towards a French village. The peasants, seeing them coming, suddenly become very busy, for soldiers are often hungry. All their food is hidden under mattresses or in barns. Then follows a battle of wits, with the soldiers equal to the occasion. Why, of course—even with no food, they can still make a wonderful soup! All they will need is three round stones. But to make a truly perfect stone soup, they will of course also need a carrot or two…a cabbage…and so it goes.

Sheila Rae, The Brave by Kevin Henkes “I am very brave,” Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn’t afraid of anything—not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn’t, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits.

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola Strega Nona—”Grandma Witch”—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting During the Los Angeles riots, Daniel and his mother witness the night’s events unfold from the safety of shelter after they are forced to leave their apartment.

Sam and the Firefly by P. D. Eastman Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky. The dynamic duo soars through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs.

The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown This tender and funny story celebrates the tradition of passing knowledge from one generation to the next, and the exuberance of reaching one’s potential. Especially perfect for sharing during the Halloween season.

The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman A funny picture book about solving—finally!—a growing family’s picky-eater problem! Peter wants only milk, Lucy won’t settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce… Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What’s a mother to do?

Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton Meant for “bigger things,” Scuffy the Tugboat leaves the man with the polka-dot tie and his little boy and sets off to explore the world. But on his daring adventure down the river, Scuffy realizes that home is where he’d rather be, sailing in his bathtub.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. Universal in its appeal, this story beautifully depicts a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The quiet fun and sweetness of Peter’s small adventures in the deep, deep snow is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day.

Saves the Day! by Georgina Deutsch Wolf, Owl, and Moose hear scary noises coming from the forest. They need a brave superhero to help! Guess who? Die-cuts throughout this interactive, personalized book allows the child to be featured on every page. Fun stickers are located at the back of book to spell out the child’s name.

Six Little Speckled Frogs adapted by Russell Punter This much-loved counting rhyme has been specially extended. Now young readers can have even more fun counting spotted frogs as they hop in and out of their cool pool.

A Squirrel’s Tale by Richard Fowler This activity book features a cardboard character which takes the reader on an exciting adventure as it passes through a slot on each page. The book is designed to orient youngsters toward reading and the story-building process.

Stellarphant by James Foley Stella wants to be an astronaut… but Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she can’t join, but where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.

Splash by Claire Cashmore This fun-filled and uplifting sports story is based on UK Paralympic gold medalist Claire Cashmore’s real-life childhood experience: she was afraid of water! A story brimming with positivity, it will inspire readers, differently-abled or not, to persevere and overcome their fears.

The Smile by Marie Voigt A smile is a beautiful gift. Follow one smile’s journey to discover all the joy it brings. A celebration of kindness, no matter what form it may take.

Soon by Libby Gleeson Gentle, lyrical text and sweet watercolor art perfectly capture the excitement of waiting for the arrival of a new baby.

Steve, Terror of the Seas by Megan Brewis Steve is not very big. His teeth aren’t very sharp. And even though he’s no Angel Fish, there are far scarier fish in the sea. So why are all the other fish so frightened of him? Real facts introduce sea creatures in a fun and appealing way. Spot Steve’s friend George on every page!

Superhero Baby! by Patricia Hegarty Hold on to your diapers! Keep your rattles at the ready! There’s a new hero in town… and she means business! GO-GO BABY POWER!!! A laugh-out-loud rhyming caper.

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