Gingerbread is a great theme to introduce to little learners, and weaving it into holiday fun is the perfect time! In this post, I share my favorite gingerbread books for little learners. If you have yet to discover my Gingerbread Centers, head on over for some great ideas that all involve this adorable holiday cookie! There are so many amazing gingerbread books available that you can even present a Gingerbread Book Comparison activity with your students. Check out the Little Learners Gingerbread 5 Senses Science Unit to explore the 5 senses with a holiday twist!
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Gingerbread Books for Little Learners
This story continues the original fairy tale of the gingerbread man! The story is very clever and full of laughs.
Gingerbread Baby is on the hunt for some friends. After a missed connection with a sugar cookie girl, he heads home to find a bunch of gingerbread friends!
Gingy takes on the wild west in this re-creation of the classic fairy tale. Giddy up! It’s time to ride off into the sunset with the best cookie ever.
Join Captain Cookie and his pirates on an adventure only the Gingerbread Man can conquer…especially when they are up against Santa Claus himself.
Here is the classic fairy tale told with colorful images in this My First Fairy Tales book. As you read along, ask your students what they think will happen to the Gingerbread Man.
This time around, mom bakes a yummy gingerbread bear. But instead of sticking around the kitchen, this bear makes a run for it. Will anyone be able to catch him?
When the Gingerbread Boy breaks loose in this modern-day story, he finds himself in New York City! Will he survive the hustle and bustle of the city?
I chose this book for the list because it is meant to be read aloud to children. The large text allows them to read right along with you! Plus, it is full of colorful illustrations.
This story starts off where the Gingerbread Man left off when he ran away. This time, the lonely bakers make a Gingerbread Girl, but she runs off too. Will she meet the same fate as the Gingerbread Man?
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
What happens when the Gingerbread Man gets left behind at school? He tries to find his friends, and with the help of the principal, art teacher, and more he’ll have no problem at all.
This counting book follows the adventures of ten gingerbread men. My favorite part is the surprise pop up at the end of the story.
Here is another gingerbread counting book to read to your little learners. This one counts backward from ten to one.
Meet the Gingerbread family with this adorable scratch and sniff book! Explore the lemon drop forest and more in this candy-filled world.
This clever cookie can get away from everyone. Until one day, he meets the fox who outwits him without a second thought.
The adventures of Gingerbread Fred awaits students in this ready-to-read book. It is full of fun phrases and fantastic illustrations.
After mouse’s house is destroyed by a falling tree branch, she heads out to find a new home. Before long she finds the perfect new home, a gingerbread house!
Half of the fun of gingerbread comes from making your very own. This adorable story follows Maisy as she makes a batch of gingerbread.
Get ready for some laughs with this fun story that is full of ninja cookies, fox, and even a ninja mouse!
After Georgie faces some competition selling her delicious gingerbread, she turns to the holiday spirit to spread some warm wishes.
The creative author of this gingerbread story uses the cunning cookie to talk to kids about self-care. It is a perfect story for little learners.
The gingerbread man has come a long way since the classic fairy tale started! He is the star of many spin-off stories that would be perfect to share with our little learners.
You can grab all the gingerbread printable activities in my Gingerbread Centers Math, Literacy, and More pack, my Gingerbread Book Comparison Pack, and the Little Learners Gingerbread 5 Senses Science Unit. Click on the pictures to see MORE gingerbread posts for the classroom!
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Want more to check out more of my favorite books for little learners? Check out my Book List Blog Series with over 33 different themed book lists (and growing)! If there is a book list for a theme you need, just let us know so we can create it for you.