Preschool is the best time to learn new things about this world. Children are always active, curious, and ready to face anything that you throw in their way. If you have kids and you want them to get the best learning experience, the quickest way possible is by teaching these things yourself! For you to do that, here are some of the best real life read aloud chapter books for preschoolers you can use.

Charles McCheese: And The Childhood News Network, by Emma Jean

Ever since he founded The Childhood News Network, 11-year old Charles McCheese set two rules that his reporters should follow. One is that no grown-ups are allowed inside the news, and two is for them to focus on the Southwest Florida area alone. However, when Naveen showed up with his mom, everyone started to run their own show. Charles’ reporters started making up their own stories, the network is slowly declining, and he might even need to shut things down completely.

Now that the team clearly lost their right state of mind, how will Charles handle things within his network? Are things too late for his entire crew to get themselves together, or is there something wrong with Charles’ management procedures?

Wayside School Boxed Set, by Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar wrote the series about Wayside School to provide an entertaining approach in children’s education. This means that when you buy one of these, you might as well get the other books as well! The Wayside School Boxed Set is filled with fun stories that will definitely get your kids laughing all the way. They are perfect for learning new things, and you might even get to bond with your children on a wackier perspective.

Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote Little House in the Big Woods to catch the readers’ attention and to give them a glimpse into her real life. Of course, this would mean that the story features real-life events and adventures that she experienced first-hand. The book is a timeless classic, and it is perfect for children who are homeschooling. You can use Laura’s experiences with her Ma, Pa, sisters (Carrie and Mary), and the family dog as relatable scenarios to educate your child about the ways of life!

All-of-a-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor

All-of-a-Kind Family, as the title clearly suggests, is a family-centered book focusing on their day-to-day lives within the iconic city of New York. Tight-knit and always ready for crazy adventures, the girls work together to maintain their Mama’s parlor and their Papa’s shop. The family loves working as one, especially during holidays. However, despite everything they have experienced, they are still not prepared for the massive surprise that is coming their way.

Encyclopedia Brown Box Set, by Donald J. Sobol

If your kid loves doing inspections and other detective stuff, this series will surely catch them off guard! Encyclopedia Brown is the best young detective you will find in the field. Inspired by his amazing father (who is the Chief-of-Police), Encyclopedia loves cracking cases with his neighborhood friends. Nothing is more exhilarating than reading these books with the perspective of a curious child.

With his amazing skills and stories cramped into four books, your kids will be surprised with the craziest adventures they could possibly experience! The series has four books altogether, all of which are focused on the life and cases of Encyclopedia Brown. Introduce this young detective to your kids today, and watch them learn all the important things in this world while solving mind-boggling cases.

Beezus and Ramona, by Beverly Cleary

Beezus and Ramona Quimby are not the type of sisters who always get along with everything. Ramona is still four years old and she still has a lot to learn, which means everything will be quite challenging for her older sister. Things may even become harder for them since Beezus’ birthday party is coming up, and Ramona is planning something that might ruin her sister’s big day. Will Beezus be able to handle everything well, or will her patience finally blow up?

A good story about responsible sisterhood, Beezus and Ramona will touch the hearts of parents and children altogether. With their crazy and relatable personalities, siblings might actually learn a thing or two from these girls. If you want to teach your children how to get along with each other, sit them down and start reading this book to them!

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, by Betty MacDonald

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is the typical motherly type you will see in most storybooks. She lives in a unique house that fits her personality well, and her kitchen is the best place on Earth (since there are always fresh cookies from the oven). Although she may seem simple, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is quite an interesting woman. Heck, she even had a husband who was once a pirate!

The best thing about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is that she is great with children. When her children started to talk back, become selfish, and eat slowly, she had the perfect solution to these traits! If you are having minor difficulties with your kids, then maybe it is time to introduce them to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle! Her stories are always fun, and your kids will surely be entertained with them.

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

Charlotte’s Web is one of the best classic books you will find in this list. The story features the life of a simple girl named Charlotte, and her circle of friends who are quite peculiar. If you want your child to learn more about the importance of love and friendship, this is the best read-along book you can use to educate them.

Ever since Charlotte met Wilbur, they have been the best of friends. She always had caring feelings for this little pig, who in fact only wanted a friend. Aside from Charlotte, another girl (Fern) has been taking care of Wilbur all his life. He was born as the runt of the litter, and it is their job to make him feel loved in everything they do.

Frindle, by Andrew Clements

Nicholas Allen is one of the most stubborn boys you will ever encounter. Ever since he started school, he has been causing nothing but mayhem and frustration for his teachers. Back in third grade, he sabotaged the whole classroom and made a tropical island out of it. After that, he made a fool out of his teacher numerous times by making blackbird sounds.

Now that he’s in the fifth grade, Nicholas fears that his troublemaking days are over. Mrs. Granger is not someone that you can easily fool, and it is the only fair circumstance that she is Nick’s teacher for language arts. But Nick is not someone to be messed over with, and he decides to mess with Mrs. Granger in a more creative way. From now on, he is calling the pen a “frindle”, and everyone has been noticing and making a big deal out of it.

“B” is for Betsy, by Carolyn Haywood

First grade has never been the best idea for Betsy. Just the thought of meeting new people and standing in a class troubled her greatly. After wrestling and dealing with her emotions, Betsy realized that school is not that bad after all! It is filled with amazing lessons, good friends, and a whole new world that she could never have imagined.

Since Betsy is such a relatable character for most kids, this is the best way to introduce your child to the idea of going to school. By reading this book to them, you can carefully guide them through easy lessons and amazing thoughts. After bonding with your child, you can let them figure these things out themselves. Little by little, Betsy will accompany them to a more friendly idea of what school is all about!


Aside from the fact that children’s minds are fresh, they are quite sensitive as well. That means that if you are going to teach them something, you have to teach it right. Thankfully, this list of the best real life reads aloud chapter books for preschoolers has everything intact. You do not need to worry about misinformation or anything like that, because these books are focused on realistic characters and abilities.

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