The Best Gingerbread Books for Preschool


These gingerbread books for preschool are perfect for your little learners. From the classic tale to fun, modern twists, kids LOVE the engaging gingerbread books on this list.

the best gingerbread books for kids

Are you looking for some great books for your upcoming gingerbread theme?  From the traditional to fun twists on the classic tale, here is a collection of some of my favorites…the best gingerbread books for preschool.  Is your favorite on my list?

Traditional Gingerbread Books for Preschool

If you are looking for the classic version of the tale, these are the best Traditional gingebread books for preschool.

The Gingerbread Man

There are several versions of the classic tale.  This is a good one with great illustrations.

gingerbread man

Gingerbread Man by Paul Galdone

Here is the classic tale by the classic nursery tale illustrator, Paul Galdone.

Additional Gingerbread Tales for Preschoolers

I love all the different ways that authors and illustrators have put their creative twist on the classic story.

Gingerbread Family

This book is short and sweet….perfect for little learners.  I love the simple rhyming text.

Gingerbread Family

Gingerbread Mouse

A little mouse settles into a new home….a gingerbread house.  In this story, Santa helps her find a better home.

Gingerbread Mouse

Gingerbread Cowboy

The Gingerbread Cowboy puts a big ole Texas twist on the familiar gingerbread man story.  Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can.  I admit that since I moved to the great state,  I am a lover of all things Texas.  But I don’t think that you have to be a Texas resident to fall in love with this fun book.

Gingerbread Cowboy

The Gingerbread Girl

The gingerbread girl is one smart cookie!  This book is a little long, but I love how the gingerbread girl outsmarts and tames the fox.

Gingerbread Girl

Ten Tiny Gingerbread Men

Kids can count along as the tiny gingerbread men disappear and then are reunited in the rhyming counting book.  I like that this book has peek-through pages.

Ten Tiny Gingerbread Men

Catch That Cookie

Marshall and his class make gingerbread cookies.  The gingerbread men send the kids on a fun scavenger hunt through the classroom.  This can be a fun jumping-off point for your own classroom scavenger hunt.  Can Marshall and his friends find the cookies?  I’m not going to spoil it for you!

The Gingerbread Baby

The Gingerbread Baby goes on an adventure throughout the farm and village.  The amazing illustrations by Jan Bret really add so much to the story.  I love the illustrations on the side of each page.

Gingerbread baby

Gingerbread Friends

A sequel to the Gingerbread Baby.  The little gingerbread baby is lonely in this tale.  He visits a bakery on a mission to find friends.   Your kids will enjoy this gingerbread version with a fun chorus and some familiar elements. The gorgeous illustrations and descriptive text by Jan Brett are my favorite part of the book.

Gingerbread Friends

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

This is a silly story about the adventures that a Gingerbread man finds in an elementary school building.  This time, the gingerbread man is doing the chasing and the comic-book-like format is really different too.

gingerbread man loose in the school

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the Zoo

The gingerbread man joins his class on a field trip to the zoo.  The gingerbread man loses the class and goes on a fun rhyming scavenger hunt.  Your kids will enjoy playing along too.  Will the smart little cookie find his friends?

The Gingerbread Man Loose on a Firetruck

If your kids enjoy hearing stories about the gingerbread man on the loose, they will love this too.  This time, the smart cookie joins his class on a field trip to the fire station.  This is also a great addition to a unit about fire safety or community helpers.

Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck

Maisy Makes Gingerbread

Maisy shows your kids step-by-step how to make gingerbread in this short and sweet story.  I love how Maisy doesn’t make a traditionally shaped gingerbread man.  Check it out.

Maisy Makes Gingerbread

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this list of the best gingerbread books for preschool. Do you have a favorite gingerbread book that I didn’t list?  I can’t wait to hear your suggestion. Check out these additional books for preschoolers.

Additional Gingerbread Theme Activities for Kids

Are you looking for additional seasonal activities for your kids? Check out these gingerbread activities in the store.

printable gingerbread fine motor crafts - a gingerbread man craft, gingerbread girl craft, and gingerbread house craft

Purchase the Gingerbread Activities on TPT

Do you prefer to purchase from Teachers Pay Teachers? You can also purchase the gingerbread activities in my TPT store.