These printable books definitely belong in your collection of free preschool printables! They’re perfect for your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kids.
The various emergent readers shared below help kids learn and practice so many important early literacy skills. But literacy isn’t the only topic they cover! Math, fine motor, science, and social studies skills are found throughout the printable mini books.
In addition to all of that, most of the book printables are very low-prep. So you can have them printed and ready for the kids fast. And the printable readers can easily be differentiated to meet the individual needs of your students.
I LOVE making books with the kids, how about you? They’re ripe with learning opportunities, and the kids have a blast being authors and illustrators.
This page is home to ALL of my printable books. I put it together so that you can find the emergent readers you’re looking for all in one place. And I plan to keep adding more, so save this page.
Below you’ll see links out to all of my free printable easy readers. The links are blue with underlined text. Click on each individual link to read about each individual book. At the end of each individual post is where you’ll find access to the free printables.
To make things a little easier, I’ve broken the books down into seasonal categories for now. I might change things up in the future, but this works for the moment. So you’ll find a spot for each season, as well as a spot for non-seasonal books and such.
Please remember that you need to click on the individual links to get access to each of the free books. This page is just a spot to house all of the links so you don’t have to spend your time searching for all the books on your own.
Winter Printable Books for Kids
Let’s kick things off with winter emergent readers!
- This winter printable book touches on different wintertime activities kids enjoy.
- Children retell a favorite story with the gingerbread man printable book.
- Have the kids practice colors along with sight words with my Christmas lights printable book. Here’s a quick video that shows off the book:
- The Mitten printable book is a great way to extend a Jan Brett author study.
- Counting and one-to-one correspondence skills abound in the counting hearts printable book.
Spring Printable Emergent Readers
Next up, here are my spring-themed printable books for kids.
- Have the kids share what they’ve learned about butterflies with the butterfly life cycle printable book.
- Use the counting eggs printable book during your Easter activities or your next bird theme.
- Let the children explore numbers and colors with the counting flowers printable book. Here’s a short video showcasing the book:
- The spring printable book lets kids explore their favorite spring activities.
- The ladybug printable books definitely need to be included in your next ladybug unit.
Summer Printable Mini Books
Next up in our printable books are those emergent readers perfect for the summertime. Apparently, I haven’t shared all of my summer books yet as there are only two at the moment. Don’t worry, I’ll come back with more soon!
- Your students practice math and literacy with the watermelon printable book. Take a look at this video overview:
- The summer printable book lets kids discuss and explore their favorite activities during summer.
- The pirate printable book is great for a pirate summer camp or even Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Fall Printable Easy Readers
While my summer printable books seem to fall short, the same cannot be said of my fall printable emergent readers! There are over 10 available on Fun-A-Day now.
- Use the pumpkin seed counting book with crayons, pompoms, or even real pumpkin seeds.
- Lots of high frequency words and numbers in the bat emergent reader. See it in action here:
- The little red hen printable book lets the kids retell another favorite story in an age-appropriate way.
- Have your students work on their colors with the Thanksgiving emergent reader.
- The fall printable book isn’t up yet, but it talks about kids’ favorite fall activities.
- Talk with the children about what they observe in the fall with the I see fall printable book.
- Explore colors and high frequency words with your students as they make an I see a pumpkin printable book.
- Help the kids count backwards with the ten red apples printable book.
- Discuss apple colors with the I see apples printable book.
- The Halloween emergent reader touches on some of the costumes they see when trick-or-treating.
- Let your students discuss their favorite parts of the holiday with the I see Halloween emergent reader.
- The pumpkin life cycle printable book is great practice for your little pumpkin scientists.
- Work on math skills during your next apple theme with the apple counting book.
- The spider counting book is a not-so-scary addition to a unit on arachnids.
Non-Seasonal Emergent Readers for Kids
Here are my printable books that don’t quite fit into a seasonal category. You can use them any time of the year or as part of some of your thematic units.
- The dinosaur emergent reader is a favorite with dino-loving kids!
- Use the all about me printable book at the beginning of the year, or as part of an all about me theme.
- The my 5 senses printable book is a great extension of your next five senses unit.
- Discuss important local careers with the community helpers printable book.
Printable Text for Homemade Books
In addition to all the simple printable books I’ve shared above, I also have printable text you can use to make more in-depth books with the kids. Some of these are class books, while others are readers kids make by combining printable text with their art.
- Make turkey tracks art with your students, and then turn that art into a fantastic class book about turkeys hiding.
- Encourage the kids to make some fun monster art with the colorful monsters book.
- Set up an apple tasting for the children. Then make a class book about everyone’s favorite apples.
- Kick off the holiday season with a Christmas 5 senses book that has the kids engage each of their senses along the way!
- Merge the kids’ farm animal art with printed words for the on the farm book.
- Create a book of world structures with these free printable block building cards.
- Use these printable nursery rhymes to make a simple nursery rhyme journal for your students.
- Make an “If I Were a Leprechaun” class book as part of your St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers and kindergartners.
- Turn these preschool sign-in sheets into a class sign-in book.
Now, the big question is . . . which of these printable books are you going to use with your students first?
What Do Kids Learn with Printable Books?
I mentioned earlier that children can learn A LOT with printable emergent readers and homemade books. In case you were wondering, I wasn’t exaggerating that at all! Here is a list of some of the concepts kids practice with printable emergent readers:
- Basic book knowledge (front and back of the book)
- Directionality (we read left to right, top to bottom)
- Concept of word
- High frequency words
- Letter-sound correspondence
- Context cues
- One-to-one correspondence
- Life cycles
And that list is by no means an exhaustive one. You can use homemade easy readers to teach an almost endless amount of early learning concepts. And the kids can use those same books to practice what they’re learning.
How to Prep the Printable Books
Start off by grabbing all of the materials you’ll need to prepare the emergent readers. Here’s what I usually use (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
And that’s about it! Of course, you might also want to grab other supplies in case you want to prep the books in a different way. Here are some ideas:
- Scissors (or paper cutter)
- Binder rings
- Hole punch
Once you have the supplies, it’s time to fold the emergent readers. Even though I try to include directions in all of the individual posts, I’ll touch on it here, too. I design most of my printable mini books to be printed, folded, and stapled. This way you don’t have to hunt down the scissors. But of course, if you’d rather just cut the pages in half and then staple them you can!
Here’s a short video that shows how to fold the little books:
And once you’ve got them printed, folded, and staples, you’re ready to go! Now decide which of the readers you and the kids are going to try next. Be sure to let me know what the children think about the mini books.
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