No things says Christmas like Gingerbread; so we’ve put together this list of the BEST gingerbread books! Here are some delightful twists on the classic The Gingerbread Man story to delight and engage your kids imagination! These gingerbread books for kids are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-l, kindergarten, and first grade students during December. The hardest part is deciding which ginger bread books to read first!
Kids love listening to the re-telling of the silly, mischievous Gingerbread Man with one of these clever gingerbread books. You will be amazed by the variety or renditions that each give this classic Christmas story a unique twist that will delight toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. My kids love to read several versions – they can’t get enough of these gingerbread books for kids. So whip up a batch of gingerbread cookies and have fun reading this gingerbread book together!
So whether you opt the traditional The Gingerbread Man, or one of these other spins of the children’s story in these gingerbread books for preschool – you will have fun reading about the zany adventures of this delicious Christmas cookie…. You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!
Gingerbread books for kids
In case you’ve never read the classic Gingerbread Man story, here is a lovely easy-to-read folktale for kids of all ages.
This silly twist on a classic story is sure to amuse school going children who will be eager to see where the Gingerbread is off to when he jumps out of the principals lunchbox.
Why not a Gingerbread Girl? This twist follows the sister of the Gingerbread Boy and her silly antics. Kids will love her licorice hair and candy clad dress.
The Gingerbread Baby is a favorite at our house. In this delicious re imagined story the gingerbread cookie doesn’t get eaten at all.
Read this Gingerbread Man version for the charming illustrations that received New York Time best illustrated awark.
“Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa. But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun?
The Gingerbread Pirates is my son’s all-time favorite Christmas book. The bright illustrations and clever story are sure to charm your little pirate. If you read this version, don’t miss our FREE Gingerbread Pirate Worksheets for PreK-2nd grade to sneak in a little educational fun.
On a snowy winter’s night, Gingerbread Mouse is snug in her bed. Then…crack! A tree branch falls and destroys her house! It’s up to Mouse to find a new place to live in time for her to enjoy the season. With determination, resourcefulness, and a good amount of Christmas wonder, Mouse finds not only another house but also a place she can truly call home.
Young readers will love counting along in this Gingerbread Men counting book.
You may not stop giggling as you read about this silly Gingerbread Man who leaps off the library shelves and attempts to escape all the while the librarian is chasing him throughout the library.
Find out what happens to this Gingerbread Man when he is left behind at recess time . . . .
She’s fast. She’s feisty. And she outsmarted that sly fox in her boisterous debut. Now the gingerbread girl is back with a new batch of friends – the animal crackers! Unfortunately, the animal crackers don’t want to listen to the advice of the gingerbread girl.
I just love all the detail in Jan Brett books! Kids will love following along as the Gingerbread man sets out to find new friends in this fun new rendition of the classic.
Such a fun twist; this Gingerbread Boy is on the loose in none other the New York City. What will happen when he taunts construction workers, taxi drivers, and more?!
Ever heard of The Gingerbread Bear? Lost in a national park, this cookies seeks the help of park rangers and campers to navigate his way home.
Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can’t wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it’s time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven . . . they’re gone! Find out if they can Catch That Cookie!
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