The Best Gingerbread Books for Preschool

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

Are you looking for some great books for your upcoming gingerbread theme?  Here is a collection of some of my favorites.  Is your favorite on my list?

These gingerbread books for #preschool are perfect for little learners.  From the classic tale to fun modern twists, kids love the engaging books on this list. Counting books, rhyming books, classic gingerbread tales, and modern twists...your kids will love these. Perfect for your circle time or class library at Christmas or any time of year. My favorite is the Gingerbread Cowboy. Which one is your favorite? #gingerbreadbooks #gingerbreadtheme #christmasactivities #preschoolactivities

The Gingerbread Man

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

Gingerbread Family

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

Gingerbread Mouse

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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