Chapter Books for Preschoolers #2: Winnie-the-Pooh

I’ve had lots of questions about when to start reading chapter books and what chapter books to start with, so I thought I’d keep a running log of the chapter books I’ve read with L&L:

#2 Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

This is a book that we have read 4-5 stories from so far.  Each chapter is it’s own stand-alone story, so you don’t have to read it cover to cover all at once to enjoy it.  


  • A. A. Milne also has two books of children’s verse entitled When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, available in this boxed collection.
  • There is a recent movie (2011) which might be a good follow-up to reading the book(s).  We haven’t seen it yet, but it is supposed to be inspired by 5 stories by A. A. Milne.  There are many other Pooh movies and videos out there, but I’m not sure how closely they follow the original stories.

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • Andrea Dalton says:

    Winnie the pooh was the first chapter book we read with my girls and it is fantastic. The stories are short and funny and of course very sweet and as enjoyable to read out-loud as they are to listen to. A lovely way to start a lifetime of literacy. As for the movies I would go with the original Disney Winnie-the-Pooh and the 2011 movie and skip the others (not nearly as good.)

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