Fairytale and Sci-Fi Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers

Fairytale and Sci-Fi Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers


Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum have we got some wonderful fairytale and sci-fi books to read aloud to your preschooler! Reading is wonderful for the imagination. It allows your preschooler to explore, dream, and wonder. Children love it when their parents or preschool teachers read to them. Sometimes your preschooler will want you to read the same book over and over, and that’s perfectly okay! Repeating the same book allows them to learn words, concepts, and comprehend the storyline. Soon they will want to read to you! It’s a great moment when that comes to be… Happy reading!

Fun Books To Read Aloud For Ages 0-2


That’s Not My Dragon

by Fiona Watt

Little ones will enjoy this bright, colorful book of dragon illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills. 



Today I'll Be a Princess

Today I’ll Be a Princess

by Paula Croyle

Wake up and decide to be a princess! Imagine getting to wear pretty dresses, sparkling shoes, and travel around in a royal carriage. So fun! This beautiful book invites young readers to imagine the joy of being a princess, while also reminding them that being yourself is a pretty great thing, too!



Fantasy Books To Read Aloud For Ages 3-4

Pete the Cat - Robo-Pete

Pete the Cat : Robo-Pete

by James Dean

Pete is a well-known children’s book character with many books available to read for ages 2-8 years old. This is a wonderful story about how he becomes creative and builds a robot that looks just like him. This book touches on friendship and kindness. Also, for even more fun your child can make a popsicle stick robot for Pete the Cat!


Not Your Typical Dragon

Not Your Typical Dragon

by Dan Bar-el

Not Your Typical Dragon is a silly story about Crispin the Dragon who is supposed to breathe fire but shoots out everything but fire! This book will have your kiddo laughing as different items come out of Crispin’s mouth. We like this book because it celebrates being different and unique. 



Great Imagination Books To Read Aloud For Ages 5-6

Toys in Space

Toys in Space

by Mini Grey

Imagine being a toy in space because that’s what happens to these toys when they realize they’re not on Earth anymore. They’ll be traveling in a spaceship and meet an alien who is in need of friends. Children will definitely use their imagination as they read through this book. 




The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

by Margaret McNamara

This is a fun fractured fairy tale retelling of the story of the Three Little Pigs. Children will laugh as the three aliens chase across the solar system when the big bad robot comes to smack their houses down. The book also shows a diagram of all the planets so children can learn the names of each.


Staff Favorite Pick for Ages 3-6

The Paper Bag Princess

The Paperbag Princess

by Robert Munsch

When a dragon comes and smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her smart thinking and nothing but a paper bag to wear, she must go to save her prince! Children will love how this story makes the princess the Prince-saving hero!


Looking for More Ways to Engage Your Preschooler?

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