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Chapter Books for Preschoolers

Check out these versions of classic tales with less text and more colorful illustrations than the originals. Perfect for preschoolers!

Learning Benefits

Children this age are ready to begin carrying characters and story lines across longer texts, and are building attention and concentration for more sophisticated tales. Read the below books over multiple settings, helping your child recall previous events or predict what she thinks will happen in the next installment! Check out these Young Reader’s versions of classic tales, or books with collections of related stories. They have less text and more colorful illustrations than the originals and will sustain young children’s attention and interest:

  • The Classic Tale of the Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real by Don Daily and Margery Williams OR by Liz Vogues and Margery Williams
  • The Classic Treasury Of Aesop's Fables (Children's Illustrated Classics) Don Daily (Illustrator)
  • The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit: From the Collected Stories of Joel Chandler Harris by David Borgenicht (Adapter), Joel Chandler Harris Uncle Remus (Author), Don Daily (Illustrator)
  • The Wind in the Willows (Children's classics) [Abridged] by G. C. Barrett, Kenneth Grahame, Don Daily
  • The Complete Tales Of Peter Rabbit And Other Favorite Stories by Beatrix Potter and Charles Santore
  • The Wizard of Oz [Abridged] by Frank L. Baum and Carrels Santore


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