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Books About Deserts for Preschoolers

Go on a journey with these books about deserts for preschoolers. From adventurous to informational, there are many books to choose from.

Books about deserts for preschoolers

You don’t have to go far to explore the sandy deserts of the world with your little ones. Just open a book and discover all there is to know about the desert. By sharing stories about deserts with preschoolers, they can have fun while they learn and grow. Whether the books you select are informational, imaginative, or both, reading with preschoolers will most surely take them on an adventure into the desert. 

Preschool desert books are great to introduce during a desert theme to little ones. Stories about deserts are also good to share during a geography or science unit. In addition, including books about deserts at any time will always make learning fun and exciting.  

Take a look at this collection of preschool books about deserts.  

Books about deserts for preschoolers

Preschool Desert Books

Way Out in the Desert by T. J. Marsh

Take little learners on a trip to the desert with this sing-along book. The great illustrations and good rhymes make this an engaging story time read for preschoolers.

Deserts by Gail Gibbons 

Study up on deserts with this informative read. The easy-to-understand text makes this a wonderful learning tool for young minds.  

Why Oh Why Are Deserts Dry?: All About Deserts by Tish Rabe

Dare to discover the desert with the Cat in the Hat. Both educational and entertaining, this book will be loved by little ones.

The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell 

Meet the javelinas of the Southwest in this desert inspired version of the ‘Three Little Pigs’. Children and adults will adore this unique tale.

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World by Marianne Berkes

Discover a variety of animals in their desert habitats with this incredible read. The unique sensory experience makes this book a favorite with preschoolers.  

There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward 

Get ready for giggles with this silly book set in a desert. Little learners will enjoy the wacky storyline and incredible imagery.  

Books about deserts for preschoolers

Deep in the Desert by Rhonda Lucas Donald 

Explore a variety of desert habitats around the globe with this engaging read. The colorful illustrations and rhyming texts fill the pages from beginning to end.  

Bedtime in the Southwest by Mona Hodgson

Introduce desert critters with this adorable tale. The beautiful artwork and simple story will captivate young learners.  

Will You Be My Desert Friend by Jay Rochlin

Make friends in the desert with this creative read. Toddlers will be encouraged to use their imagination while developing a love for different plants and animals.

Who Lives Here? Desert Animals by Deborah Hodge

Uncover what type of animals call the desert their home. The realistic illustrations combined with playful language make this book a perfect read for young learners.

Desert Books for Homeschooling Toddlers

Make learning about the desert anything but dry with these incredible preschool books. From educational to entertaining, books about deserts are an amazing addition to any preschool homeschool library. 

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