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14 Best Children’s Story Books In English

14 Best Children’s Story Books In English

Best Children's Story Books In English


The kindergarten classroom is a busy and exciting place! Children are just learning to read, write, count, and do basic math. Kindergarteners need to have access to good books that will help them learn these skills. In this article, we’ll share 14 of the best children’s story books in English. These books are perfect for teaching kindergarten students about reading comprehension and writing.

Importance Of Children’s Story Books In English:

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Kindergarteners should start reading books for many reasons, like:

  • First of all, kindergarten is a time to introduce children to the joy of reading.
  • Second, kindergarten is when kids learn about letters and sounds, which will help them read better in later grades.
  • Finally (and most importantly), kindergarten is an important year for learning how to write!

Children’s Story Books In English We Recommend!

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Children’s story books in English should not only be fun, but they should also teach children about reading and writing because these books lay the foundation for all future learning! 

Thus, these fourteen Children’s story books in English must be known by all parents!

Hello, Elephant by Sam Boughton

Hello, Elephant is one of the sweetest and delightful Children’s story books in English that teaches kids about letters. This touching story features an elephant who wants to say hello to all of her friends but can’t find the right word for each animal until she meets a little bird! The illustrations are adorable, and this is one kindergarten kids book you won’t want to miss!

The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

One of the best children’s story books to read, this is a classic tale of life in China, with beautiful illustrations. The story follows the adventures of an ever-hopeful little duckling who sets out to find his mother after she leaves him alone on their family farm during the day. Ping is a little duckling who lives with his mother and four other ducks on the family farm.

Where Do I Go When It Rains? by Pamela Ann Taylor

The story follows Sally Sue and her Mom as they learn what to do when it rains, with rhyming text that is fun to read aloud. “Where do I go when it rains?” Sally Sue asked her Mom. “Under the umbrella,” said her Mom, and that’s what they did – right away! This is an excellent book for kindergarten-aged children.

Catch That Chicken! by Atinuke

Catch That Chicken! is a story about how easy it can be to find new friends, even in your kindergarten classroom. The happy little boy in this book has just moved from Africa and wonders if he will make any friends at his new school.

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Wibble Wobble by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

It is a chunky board book with lots of things for little fingers to do – there are flaps, a mirror, thick pages that make satisfying crinkles when you turn them, and plenty of rhymes about wiggling and wobbling on every page.

Jamberry by Julia Donaldson

A celebration of the absurd, sometimes hilarious world around us that children will recognize in themselves is a beautiful book to share with them as they start school for the first time.

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

In a New Orleans library, the books fly off their shelves and must be caught to save them. As they embark on an adventure through time and space, Morris Lessmore—along with his faithful dog Rocket J. Squirrel–learns that love is more important than anything.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

A story about a tree that gives her apples to a little boy in different seasons of his life then must give her branches to him for firewood, and finally, the tree is chopped down so that he might have something to sit on.

The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

This is one of the timeless Children’s story books in English. It is about an unruly cat who shows up at a house with two messy children still wearing their outdoor clothes and creates havoc as he tells them about the history of Halloween.

The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

This is a story set in Narnia where four children enter through an old wardrobe into a magical world with talking horses and beavers who tell them they have to confront the powerful White Witch.

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Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

This is a story of Max, who has been sent to bed without his supper and grows increasingly angry. He begins imagining that he is a wild thing and has loud, nocturnal adventures.

Aladdin by Walt Disney Company

This story tells the tale of Aladdin, who lives in Agrabah with his mother and father. He falls in love with Princess Jasmine, but he must have all three magic items: a lamp, a magic carpet, and the genie’s lamp to win her hand. Where he has friends/family members, Harry never knew about until now.

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger

A book about the adventures of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield as he attempts to navigate New York City in 1951. The book has themes around mental health and teenage angst.

The Adventures of Robin Hood by P.J. Lynch

Robin is a brave Englishman who leads an army to protect the people from Prince John, The Sheriff of Nottingham’s tyranny and exploitation, while King Richard fights in the Crusades. This book will make you believe that anything can happen!

Final thoughts

We hope this list of children’s story books in English has helped you gain some insight into the best books for kindergarten. Next time you’re in the library or a bookstore, make sure to grab one of these titles. 

Also, if there are any other good children’s story books in English Suggestions, do leave a comment below!

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