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best preschool books for the letter Pp

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Here are our favorite preschool books for the letter Pp!  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 son is incorporated beginning sounds with words all the time — and the reason is because he read!  We read together, and he read on his own, even from a very young age.  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.  

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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 Pp! 

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Our list for the Best Preschool Books for Letter Pp

Mr. Pine’s Purple House by Leonard P. Kessler Mr. Pine lived on Vine Street in a little white house. “A white house is fine,” said Mr. Pine, “but there are FIFTY white houses all in a line on Vine Street. How can I tell which house is mine?” Mr. Pine had a big problem. But he solved that problem in his own special way. 

Petunia by Roger Duvoisin Petunia finds a book–and, deciding that if she owns a book she must be wise, dispenses hilariously mistaken advice to the other animals in the farmyard.

Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes’ peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath. She’ll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles… Readers will delight in the story of an accommodating little girl who tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig.

Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats How can you enter a pet show when your pet runs away? That’s the question Archie faces when he can’t find his cat to enter in the neighborhood pet show. Fortunately, he does some fast thinking to win a prize in this beloved classic.

The Little Pig by Judy Dunn The adventures of Michael and his pet pig, Lucy, a piglet with a mind of her own.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up, she even grows to love her stinky baby brother, Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse to school and can’t wait until sharing time to show off the purse and her movie star sunglasses, her teacher, Mr. Slinger, has to take away her prized possessions. Lilly’s fury leads her to draw a mean picture of her favorite teacher. It isn’t until Mr. Slinger gives her belongings back to her with a kind note and snacks that Lilly realizes she owes Mr. Slinger an apology.

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss Full of short, simple words and silly rhymes, this book is perfect for reading alone or reading aloud with Dad!  The rollicking rythym will keep kids entertained on every page, and it’s an especially good way to  show Pop some love on Father’s Day!

The Little Puppy by Judy Dunn Follow Charlie the puppy as he explores the exciting world around him with his best friend, Tim, right by his side. Featuring charming photographic pictures, this sweet and adventurous story will wag its way into the hearts of young readers everywhere.

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack Ping’s home is on the beautiful yellow water of the Yangtze River. Hunting for fishes with his siblings one day, Ping is the last duck home. Worried about being punished by his parents, he hides to avoid punishment, but is captured instead by a young boy, and almost ends up as dinner. Finally, the boy sets Ping free, and Ping cherishes his return to family and home!

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. A simple rhythmic text introduces the reader to a menagerie of wild animals from a roaring lion to a fluting flamingo and a trumpeting elephant.

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire Spot longs to be in the zoo with all the other animals, but the zoo doesn’t want him! In this beloved Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss, Spot shows a young boy and girl all the exciting things he can do with his spots—from changing their color and juggling them, to moving them onto different objects! Beginning readers will be delighted by Robert Lopshire’s lively, rhymed story that not only teaches about colors, but proves there is a special spot for everyone, including Spot. 

Polite Elephant by Richard Scarry When it comes to visiting a neighbor, enjoying a meal, or hosting a playdate, no one does it with better manners than the polite elephant. Richard Scarry’s witty, colorful artwork of the elephant and his friends at play will delight young readers. They’ll want to follow the elephant’s gracious example as he waits in line for the bus, helps out, and passes the salt! Most importantly, they’ll learn just how fun and easy it is to be polite.

Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up—hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack’s mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. . . The story of a curious puppy, who digs holes under fences and who has to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake, is the bestselling picture book of all time!

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit, a mischievous bunny, sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden to snack on lettuce and radishes. When Mr. McGregor finds Peter near his cucumbers, a chase begins. This beloved children’s story by Beatrix Potter is full of suspense and delight.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

Press Here by Hervé Tullet Press the yellow dot on the cover of this interactive children’s book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising touch book instructs the reader to push the button, shake it up, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next!

Politeness for Penguins by Zanna Davidson Some rude and naughty penguins put on a show of politeness in order to impress the Emperor, who is coming to judge THE BEST TOWN COMPETITION. The penguins are desperate to win first prize – a year’s free supply of fish! When the Emperor arrives though, the penguins are in for a shock… he is the rudest penguin they have ever met! Perhaps it’s time to teach the Emperor some manners?

Poppy and Sam’s Favorite Fairy Tales Poppy and Sam love fairy tales, and in this collection, you can enjoy six of their favorites: Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Sleeping Beauty, and Three Little Pigs. With simple text and delightful illustrations, this is a perfect introduction to fairy tales for little ones.

Poppy Pickle by Emma Yarlett Lift the flaps to see Poppy Pickle’s extraordinary imagination come alive! Poppy’s joyful enthusiasm is infectious and sure to inspire similar creativity in young readers!

The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears by Alastair Chisholm When Jamie and his Dad create a bedtime story, a predictable fairy tale soon transforms into an energetic, hilarious story of bears and princes jostling with broccoli-wielding frogs, evil-eyed ninja witches and jewel thief princesses. An action-packed adventure that will inspire parents and children to embark on their very own storytelling journeys together.

The Perfect Shelter by Claire Helen Welsh A story about sisters. A story about love. A story about how it feels when someone close to you is diagnosed with a serious illness. A book to help name and explore the complicated feelings borne of heartbreaking situations.

The Perfect Fit by Naomi Jones No matter how hard she tries, Triangle doesn’t roll like the circles, or stack like the squares. Off she goes to find friends that look exactly like her, only to discover playtime isn’t as fun. But what if she can get all the different shapes playing and having fun together?

Make sure to check out more: 

Tot School: Letter P

Our growing collection of over 50+ free printables!! 

10 reasons to read to your child

Check out our Preschool Book Lists for every letter of the Alphabet!

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