Letter L Books

Letter L Books

Reading books starting with L or books featuring letter L words can really help as you teach your child about recognizing the letter L and learning it’s sound. Here I’ve rounded up a list of some great letter L books for preschool that will be a blast to read with your child.

Letter L Books

Letter L Books for Preschool



Lana Llama's Little Lamb by Barbara deRubertis

Lana Llama’s Little Lamb by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

Lana Llama loves little Lucky Lamb. But Lucky has a problem―the sly and sneaky wolf down the lane! Luckily, Lana and her teacher, Alpha Betty, know just what to do!




Lost! by David McPhail

Lost! by David McPhail

On his way to school, a small boy befriends a very large bear who is lost.




Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.




Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn’t come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama’s need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama’s reassuring message.




Listen and Learn by Cheri J. Meiners

Listen and Learn by Cheri J. Meiners

Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others. Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop skills for listening, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening.




Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons

Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons

Everything you ever wanted to know about ladybugs— and why they’re crucial to our environment. Bright illustrations and an easy-to-read text make this ideal for young readers studying the natural world.




The Lost Lake by Allen Say

The Lost Lake by Allen Say (Sandpiper Books)

Luke and his father, who is disgusted by the tourists surrounding the once secluded lake of his childhood, hike deeper into the wilderness to find a “lost lake” of their own.




In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer

In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer

A fresh take on a familiar saying, perfect for the first rainy days of spring. From hail and wet snow to vibrant green fields full of blossoms, the illustrations grow brighter, springing into new life—and hinting and the summer to come. The lively text and paintings illustrate the ways in which we personify spring weather, making this book a perfect introduction to figurative language—and lots of fun to read as well.




Lots of Lambs by Laura Numeroff

Lots of Lambs by Laura Numeroff

“Happy lambs, / grumpy lambs, / Lambs in a coat. / Grandpa lambs, / Baby lambs, / Lambs on a boat.” Jaunty rhymes make for excellent read-alouds on their own, but add flaps to flip and textures to touch and storytime success is inevitable. Colorful lambs in contrasting situations (indoors/outdoors, for instance) help reinforce the concept of opposites.




The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn

The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn (Pictureback(R)

Delectable photographs illuminate this appealing story of a little girl and a lamb.


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This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

An illustrated version of the classic Woody Guthrie folk song, perfect for a family singalongs! Since its debut in the 1940s, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” has become one of the best-loved and most timely folk songs in America, inspiring activism and patriotism for all. This classic ballad is now brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the whole family to share. Detailed paintings invite readers on a journey across the country and create an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it.




Lightning Bug Lantern by Andrea Skuta

Lightning Bug Lantern by Andrea Skuta

Lightning Bug Lantern is a heartwarming story for children that emphasizes the importance of teamwork and friendship through the eyes of Maggie, a young girl whose biggest wish is to catch enough lightning bugs to fill her campsite with magic light.




The Lantern Hill Light Parade by Meadow Rue Merrill

The Lantern Hill Light Parade by Meadow Rue Merrill (Lantern Hill Farm)

“You are invited to Lantern Hill Farm, The harvest is ready, the hay’s in the barn…” So reads six-year-old Molly’s invitation to Aunt Jenny’s harvest party at Lantern Hill Farm. But when the sky grows dark on the day of the party, Molly is scared. Thankfully, she and her friends have each brought something that glows for a special parade. While marching together, they learn about Jesus, the light of the world, who overcomes the dark and helps us be brave.




Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Leo isn’t reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo’s mother isn’t. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he’s ready. With its message of patience and humor, Leo the Late Bloomer is more timely than ever.




Mrs Lather’s Laundry by Allan Ahlberg

Mrs Lather’s Laundry by Allan Ahlberg (Happy Families)

Mrs. Lather is getting quite worked up in her laundry. She hates washing socks, she hates washing vests, she really doesn’t much like washing trousers or dresses either. But her job gets rather more difficult when her customers start bringing in more unusual washing loads…




Larry the Lawnmower by Jeanne Archambault

Larry the Lawnmower by Jeanne Archambault

Larry is a dedicated little lawnmower. It’s a delightful story all written in rhyme. Larry shares many emotions to which all children can relate. It incorporates an important message about recycling and the values that are instilled in Larry.




Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Join Mama and Buddy Bear’s stroll through the seasons as they examine the development of leaves on their favorite trees. In early spring, Buddy wonders when the leaves will emerge from their buds and blossom into the wonderful shapes he and Mama like to collect in the summer months. Mama, a treasure trove of tree facts, shares Buddy’s love of leaves and encourages him to use his eyes and hands to explore how a tree produces, maintains, and then sheds its foliage.




Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

This simple, charming story of a young bear’s first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.




Little Lu Learns to Love by Leah Vis

Little Lu Learns to Love by Leah Vis

Kindness and love can be challenging, right? Little Lu has the perfect day planned. New paints = a full day of painting bliss. All of her plans come crashing down when she ends up having to entertain her little cousin instead. Mama takes this opportunity to teach Little Lu that love can be tricky, but it is also worth the effort. Little Lu tries, flounders, and eventually discovers the joy in putting someone else first.




Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs

Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs

Think before you leap! Lemmings look alike, sound alike, and act alike. If one jumps off a cliff, the others jump right after him. . . except Larry. Larry’s very independent and won’t follow his fellow lemmings blindly to their doom. But can he teach them to use their brains and stop making terrible group decisions? A wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself with witty illustrations that capture all the humor and pathos of Larry’s situation.


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Lemons and Lemonade by Nancy Loewen

Lemons and Lemonade by Nancy Loewen (Money Matters)

Provides a small business scenario using a lemonade stand. Topics discussed include capital, gross profit, net profit, marketing, supply and demand, monopoly, and competition.




Lemurs by Claire Throp

Lemurs by Claire Throp (Living in the Wild: Primates)

Lemurs explores the fascinating world of primates. The title includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains, behavior, and intelligence. Readers will also learn about the threats these creatures face, how they can help protect them and their habitats, and what the future holds for them.




How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon

How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon

Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. That’s just what happens to a little boy when a lemur begins to follow him in the park one day—and more of the adoring animals join in. The boy does everything to ditch the playful creatures, from jumping on a train to flying in a hot-air balloon to climbing the highest mountain. But nothing works—AND he’s lost, too! It’s then that his constant companions show just why they make the very best of friends. The parade of lovable lemurs, and the playful illustrations, will have children laughing, reading this again and again-and wishing they could have a pet like that, too.




The Letters Are Lost! by Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Letters Are Lost! by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Once upon a time, all the letters of the alphabet were together. But now they’re lost! One showed up in the Bath. There was one under a Hat, another one on a Quilt, and even one in the Sandbox. Where are the rest? Readers will delight in finding out in this vibrant, charming introduction to the alphabet.




Lettuce! by Diana Kizlauskas

Lettuce! by Diana Kizlauskas

Good fortune runs amok as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW! What will he do with all this leafy goodness? His crew of wacky friends helps him solve his curly green dilemma. The story told with humor works as a lesson in friendship, sharing and values as well as all-around entertainment.




Lightbulbs by Joanne Mattern

Lightbulbs by Joanne Mattern (Rookie Read-About Science)

How does a lightbulb work? Press a button. Flip a switch. And – like magic – light fills a room. It’s all thanks to the humble lightbulb. This book introduces readers to the simple science of the lightbulb. And it explains how science has continued to improve upon the little glass bulb that so brightens our world.




The Lighthouse by Tracy Blom

The Lighthouse by Tracy Blom

This beautifully illustrated storybook tells the tale of an old man who embarks on a journey at sea. While on his voyage, he encounters a mighty storm and becomes scared, lost, and tired. Through the darkness, a lighthouse calls to him and guides him to an extraordinary place where he is reminded of the beautiful things that make life worth living.




Lucy's Light by Jo Rooks

Lucy’s Light by Jo Rooks (Once Upon a Garden)

Lucy is a lightning bug and the most talented flyer in the squad. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t light up! When it’s time to learn night flying, Lucy is anxious. She tries everything to get her light to shine but nothing works. Lucy is about to give up when her friends are captured by a nasty toad and his gang, who hatched a plan to brighten up their bog. Does Lucy have what it takes to save her friends? Or is she just an “ordinary” bug after all? A sweet story which shines a light on inner confidence, selfacceptance, and courage. Lucy learns that doing a good deed will always make you shine bright!




Lizards by Laura Marsh

Lizards by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Readers)

From geckos to iguanas, komodo dragons to chameleons, lizards are about the most awesome animal around! They inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Some are lethal. Some change color. Some have suction cups on their feet. There is enough fascinating information about these animals to fill an entire library of readers! But we’ve taken the absolute coolest information about the coolest animal and compacted it in this fascinating reader, perfect for anyone who loves slippery, slimy, creepy, and crawly.




Lobsters on the Loose by Jennifer Ginn

Lobsters on the Loose by Jennifer Ginn

A routine trip to the grocery store turns into an amazing adventure as a brave young boy helps the lobsters in the seafood department make a great escape. The crustaceans flee their tiny tank, but can they make their way back to the sea? Follow the lobsters as they embark on a fun-filled journey and later reward the young boy who saved them with a spectacular celebration in the sea.


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A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer

A Log’s Life by Wendy Pfeffer

An informative and creative tale about a fallen oak tree in the forest, teaching young readers about the various purposes it serves in the ecosystem during every step of its life cycle. One stormy day a strong wind rages through the forest, causing an old oak tree to bend and sway. Lightning strikes; the tree crashes to the ground. Now it’s a giant log. This fascinating book introduces readers to the life cycle of a tree. The informative, lyrical text is complemented by stunning, three-dimensional paper sculptures that showcase the forest ecosystem, inspiring readers to take a close look at the trees—and logs—in their own backyards.




Lunch by Denise Fleming

Lunch by Denise Fleming

It’s time for lunch, and one little mouse is famished! In fact, he’s so hungry that once he starts eating, he can’t stop. He sinks his teeth into a crisp white turnip, gobbles up some orange carrots, devours an ear of yellow corn, then tosses back some tender green peas. He’s full, but this mouse keeps on munching until his bulging belly won’t hold another bite.


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Did I miss any other great letter L books that you like to read with your preschooler? Leave a comment below and share your favorite books beginning with L words or featuring words that start with L.

Letter P Books

Letter P Books

Teaching your child about the letter P with letter P books can really help them to grasp the various letter P words and what the letter P sounds like in context. As you read these, be sure to point out the letter P on the cover of any of the books starting with P to help them not only learn about it’s sound, but also what it looks like.

Letter P Books

Letter P Books for Preschool



Polly Porcupine's Painting Prizes  by Barbara deRubertis

Polly Porcupine’s Painting Prizes by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

I really love the Animal Antics A to Z series. They are the first books I head for when teaching about a certain letter to my children. Not only are they fun, but they very prominently (and creatively) feature the letter for each book. In this one Polly Porcupine has a painting problem. Her paintings are sloppy and drippy and different – and Papa Porcupine does NOT appreciate the mess. Can Polly solve her problem and paint a picture for the art show at the same time?




Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Meet Poppleton — he’s the new pig in town! He makes friends with his new neighbor, Cherry Sue. He goes to the library every Monday to read adventure stories. And he helps his friend Fillmore take his medicine when he is sick.




Penguin and Pinecone  by Salina Yoon

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

When little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, an unlikely friendship blossoms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones don’t belong in the cold: they need to be in the warm forest far away. Although he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his proper home.




Smart About the Presidents  by Jon Buller, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Dana Regan, Susan Saunders, and Jill Weber

Smart About the Presidents by Jon Buller, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Dana Regan, Susan Saunders, and Jill Weber (Smart About History)

Kids will love discovering the floor plan of the White House, a list of presidential perks, and lots of interesting info about all the presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama. (Did you know he is the only president born in Hawaii?) Each page is jam-packed with trivia, fun facts, and information on the historical events of each presidency.




The Poky Little Puppy  by Janette Sebring Lowrey and Gustaf Tenggren

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey and Gustaf Tenggren

Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. . . . The Poky Little Puppy was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, and went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. The story of a curious puppy, who digs holes under fences and who has to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake, has delighted families for generations. it is, quite simply, an icon. Delightful to read aloud, The Poky Little Puppy is a cherished story that every child should know.




Perfectly Percy  by Paul Schmid

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

This is Percy. Percy loves balloons. Balloons are fun! But Percy has a small problem . . . . . . and to solve it, he’ll need a really big idea! Paul Schmid, the author and artist of Hugs From Pearl, presents a story about an adorably prickly character with a big heart. Percy shows that there is no problem too big for a plucky porcupine to solve!




The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch

The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch

Full of tongue-in-cheek references to stories like Rapunzel, Snow White, and the Princess and the Pea, this fractured fairy tale is an hilarious twist on traditional tales in which a young woman’s practicality, good humor, and intelligence let her shape her own happy ending – with extra cheese and all the toppings her heart desires.




Pirates Love Pajamas by Sarah Hadsell

Pirates Love Pajamas by Sarah Hadsell

Riotous rhymes follow the course of a typical wacky day in the lives of a crew of pirates, from hoisting sails and laughing to dancing in cozy pajamas.




The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven

The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven

While sensible Sol collects things like feathers and shells, Ernst has a more whimsical approach: He wants to collect puddles and all they reflect–clouds, stripes, colors, and stars. Ernst’s imagination soars once he begins his amazing collection. Two brothers have very different ideas about what to collect–one likes bottlecaps, the other likes…puddles!




The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood

The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood

Every story needs a problem. But Panda doesn’t have a problem. Unless . . . Panda is the problem.


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The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman

The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman

This retelling of the Princess and the Pea is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, except the characters become penguins and do penguin-like things.




Pigs Love Potatoes by Anika Denise and Christopher Denise

Pigs Love Potatoes by Anika Denise and Christopher Denise

One pig wants potatoes . . . then so does his brother . . . his sister makes it three pigs, and Papa makes four. Then there are the neighbors! Now all the piggies want potatoes, and soon it’s one big potato party! Anika and Christopher Denise have teamed up to create this most charming, classic counting book, full of picture-perfect pigs and pleasing rhyme. Children will love Pigs Love Potatoes as much as, well, pigs love potatoes. And as you’ll see, that’s quite a bit!




Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can’t wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.




A Poodle in Paris by Connie Kaldor

A Poodle in Paris by Connie Kaldor

In this charming story featuring funny illustrations by Fil & Julie and 12 catchy songs written and performed by Connie Kaldor, a dog named La Grande Fifi strolls through the streets of Paris bumping into a wide assortment of friends, including her Bichon Frise band who plays for her in a club called “Le Bow Wow!”.




The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen and Jana Christy

The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen and Jana Christy

A Little Golden Book version of the timeless fairytale of a princess and her sleepless night. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Princess and the Pea is a timeless story beloved for its bold princess and a little pea that ends up causing a big problem. Featuring beautiful illustrations filled with a bright array of colors, this charming Little Golden Book makes for a perfect bedtime read.




Plant Packages: A Book About Seeds by Susan Jane Blackaby

Plant Packages: A Book About Seeds by Susan Jane Blackaby (Growing Things)

A seed is like a little package – it has everything that it needs to make a new plant. Learn how tiny seeds can grow into big, leafy foliage.




A Pail Tale by Debbie Farrand

A Pail Tale by Debbie Farrand

A lonely pail on the beach finds its true self worth. Finding out what it is NOT, Pail realizes that it can bring happiness to a little girl and at the same time, understands its purpose during a fun day at the beach.




Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

Pajama Time! is a good-night book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create. A jump-roping chicken and a pig on a swing. A Scottie in plaid pajamas and an elephant in a fuzzy one-piece with feet. And in sing-along nuttiness reminiscent of Barnyard Dance!, it’s time to head to bed-to the beat: Pajammy to the left. Pajammy to the right. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J! Everybody’s wearing them for dancing tonight. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J!




Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson

Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson

In this charming counting book, children will learn the importance of inclusion. Join one hungry elephant, two carsick lions, three pigs running from a wolf, and dozens of other playful yet famished animals as they swing, bound, and bounce into the Panda Palace for a hearty meal. But when the restaurant is totally full, will Panda make room for one more guest?




If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath. She’ll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles… Readers will delight in the story of an accomodating little girl who tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig.


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Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

A potato and his eggplant nemesis struggle to find the perfect pants in this hilarious, heartwarming tale of forgiveness by bestselling Geisel-Award winning creator Laurie Keller. Potato is excited because today―for one day only― Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling . . .POTATO PANTS! Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and―of course―Potato Pants!




Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim

Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim

Princesses Wear Pants follows the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple, who knows how to get the job done while staying true to herself. Princess Penelope lives in a beautiful palace with a closet full of beautiful dresses. But being a princess is much, much more than beauty. In fact, every morning Princess Penelope runs right past her frilly dresses to choose from her beloved collection of pants! What she wears each day depends on which job she has to do. Will she command the royal air force sporting her sequined flight suit? Or, will she work in the kingdom’s vegetable garden with pocketed overalls for all of her tools? Unfortunately for Princess Penelope, not everyone in the Pineapple Kingdom thinks pants are always appropriate princess attire. When the grand Lady Busyboots demands that Princess Penelope must wear a gown to the annual Pineapple Ball, the young royal finds a clever way to express herself. Penelope’s courage (and style choices) result in her saving the day!




Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian

Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian

Join a brilliant, but stubborn, parrot as he endures the banality of the pet store before being purchased by an equally insufferable young man. But while things between parrot and owner get off to a rocky start, the delights of having a pet (or human) bring them both around in the end.




I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems

I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie is invited to her first party. She doesn’t know what to wear, though, so she asks her best friend Elephant for help. Elephant’s advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.




Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

It’s a party, a party, a perfect pizza party! That’s what Pete thinks as he piles the pie high with his favorite topping—pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete’s perfect pizza be ruined?




Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy – so starts the classic story from best-selling author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.




Parade by Donald Crews

Parade by Donald Crews

Illustrations and brief text present the various elements of a parade–the spectators, street vendors, marchers, bands, floats, and the cleanup afterwards




The Peas Say Please by Tori Hane

The Peas Say Please by Tori Hane (I Can Do It)

This shaped board book is perfect for little ones who are growing up and trying new things–like sitting at the table. Is your child ready to transition from high chair to booster seat? These polite peas and other mealtime friends are ready to help! Reinforces manners & socializing Supports language & comprehension skills Encourages healthy food choices




Pencil: A Story With A Point by Ann Ingalls and Dean Griffiths

Pencil: A Story With A Point by Ann Ingalls and Dean Griffiths

Jackson and Pencil used to have loads of fun drawing together. But after Tablet arrives on the scene and takes over, Pencil is no longer #1. He feels pointless. In a digital world, a perfectly punny celebration of imagination and hands-on creativity. Pencil and his boy Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can’t compete with Tablet’s videos, games, and movies. How will Pencil ever reclaim Jackson’s attention? With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends (and a drooling, pencil-chomping dog), Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship. Pencil: A Story with a Point is a gentle reminder that technology is no match for imagination.




Penguins! by Anne Schreiber

Penguins! by Anne Schreiber (National Geographic Readers)

They waddled into stardom in National Geographic’s March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature’s ROCK STARS! If you’re age 5, you’re probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all!


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Pool Party! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Pool Party! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (A Click Clack Book)

On a hot summer day, Farmer Brown and the animals have a pool party! One by one, everyone gets cool in the pool. Splash! Splash! Splash! Everyone except the cows, that is. The cows don’t like to be splashed. The cows don’t like noise. The cows don’t like a crowded pool. Will everyone have fun in the sun?




A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes

Could anything possibly be more fun than a pig parade!? You wouldn’t think so. But you’d be wrong. A pig parade is a terrible idea. Pigs hate to march, refuse to wear the uniforms, don’t care about floats, and insist on playing country music ballads. Those are just some of the reasons. And trust me, this hysterical book has plenty more!




People by Peter Spier

People by Peter Spier

In this encyclopedic picture book, Spier celebrates mankind in all its diversity-how we are similar and how we are different; in what we wear, eat, play, and how we worship. Small vignettes fill each page, illustrating the wonderful variety that exists among peoples of different cultures and races.




Pie by Sarah Weeks

Pie by Sarah Weeks (Scholastic Gold)

When Alice’s Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It’s up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.




Pilgrims Progress: A Poetic Journey by Paul Cox, Stephanie Cox, and John Bunyan

Pilgrims Progress: A Poetic Journey by Paul Cox, Stephanie Cox, and John Bunyan

Inspired by John Bunyan’s beloved story, “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” this book takes its readers on an incredible, poetic journey, filled with inspiring illustrations of the trials and triumphs of one man’s pilgrimage. Children of all ages will love it! Paul Cox of RefToons has put together this excellent kids version of an introduction to The Pilgrim’s Progress.




Curious George: Pinata Party by Marcy Goldberg Sacks

Curious George: Pinata Party by Marcy Goldberg Sacks

At a birthday party, Curious George discovers how hard it is to hit a pinata without being able to see. He sets out on a trek around the city with the help of Charkie, the dog, to explore using his other senses. When he returns to the party, George applies his heightened senses to make a direct hit at the pinata! Activities include fun suggestions for exploring your senses and a five senses quiz.




Pandas Love Pickles by Liz Lynch

Pandas Love Pickles by Liz Lynch

Pandas Love Pickles is a whimsical ABC book that explores animals, food, different cuisines, and alphabet letters in a way that will inspire your young eater to try new things at mealtime. Through gorgeous illustrations of animals paired with silly foods to try, your little one will be excited to discover new things to eat.




Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Most importantly she loves eating pink cupcakes. Mommy and Daddy warn her not to eat too many, but Pinkalicious can’t help herself. They’re just too good! But when Pinkalicious eats one too many, she turns pink herself! What will she do?




Pinwheel by Salina Yoon

Pinwheel by Salina Yoon

Turn the wheel and watch each scene transform with spinning, eye-catching designs! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon’s spectacular display of kinetic art immerses readers in a colorful, poetic journey. From a balloon-filled sky to the deep blue sea, Pinwheel reminds readers of the beauty all around them. Let the fun begin with every spin!




Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows

Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows

After Mama has put her kids to bed, she settles in to make some phone calls. But she keeps hearing things from upstairs. Could her little piggies be jumping on the bed or playing dress-up instead of sleeping? But every time Mama goes up to check on them, they are all tucked in…until the noises begin again! Kids and parents alike will relate to the eternal bedtime struggle so playfully depicted in this delightful picture book.


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The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall

In a text that mirrors their language and thoughts, Marcia Sewall has masterfully recreated the coming of the pilgrims to the New World, and the daily flow of their days during the first years in the colony they called Plimoth. When the pilgrims set out for America, they brought with them a dream for the future. Sickness, hardship, and heartache stood in the way of that dream. But the pilgrims worked hard, keeping their dream close to their hearts, until they were finally able to make it come true.




Richard Scarry's Planes by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry’s Planes by Richard Scarry (Richard Scarry’s Busy World)

Climb into the cockpit and take-off with this board book of Richard Scarry’s fast and fun planes! Featuring jet planes, helicopters, parachuters, and even Santa’s sleigh, little pilots will be searching the skies for vehicles as whimsical as these.




Planets by Elizabeth Carney

Planets by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Readers)

This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children’s natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This level 2 reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts.




A Platypus, Probably by Sneed B. Collard III

A Platypus, Probably by Sneed B. Collard III

What has a bill like a duck’s and the body of a beaver? A platypus, probably. Engaging text follows a female platypus through her life, while sidebars offer in-depth information about this unique monotreme and her environment. Vivid, accurate illustrations capture the wonder of this amazing creature.




Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

Police rush off to start their day. Who know what jobs will come their way! Police keep us safe and protect us. They direct traffic, give directions, and provide first aid. The police are our friends!




Porcupine's Pie by Laura Renauld

Porcupine’s Pie by Laura Renauld (Woodland Friends)

Porcupine can’t wait to share Fall Feast with her woodland friends, so when everyone she greets is unable to bake their specialty due to a missing ingredient, Porcupine generously offers staples from her pantry. When Porcupine discovers that she, too, is missing a key ingredient, the friends all work together to create a new Fall Feast tradition. Porcupine’s Pie will inspire children ages 4-8 to act generously.




Pandas Love Pizza by Liz Lynch

Pandas Love Pizza by Liz Lynch

Calling all young readers and picky eaters! If you loved Pandas Love Pickles, you have to try Pandas Love Pizza. Featuring ALL NEW ANIMALS exploring ALL NEW FOODS, this charming book of ABC’s inspires children to always keep trying new things at mealtime!




Pray & Play Bible for Young Children by Group Publishing

Pray & Play Bible for Young Children by Group Publishing

This Bible story and activity book is certain to become a classic! 14 favorite Bible stories are beautifully bound in a large 9×12 hardcover complete with four-color artwork throughout. Bible stories spring to life with beautiful…easy, child-friendly language…and fun play that helps children enjoy and remember. Children will experience and remember each important Bible story!




Perpetually Preying Praying Mantis by Marilyn Anderson and Marilyn Kent

Perpetually Preying Praying Mantis by Marilyn Anderson and Marilyn Kent

An educational, entertaining and beautifully illustrated book about the praying mantis. The book includes limericks, science fun facts, care of the praying mantis, puzzles and a finger puppet project.




Propeller Plane by Nancy Robinson Masters

Propeller Plane by Nancy Robinson Masters (How Does It Fly?)

The earliest airplanes all used propellers to fly. Find out how these planes work and how they were used.


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Never Touch a Porcupine by Stuart Lynch

Never Touch a Porcupine by Stuart Lynch

You must never touch a porcupine . . . except in this book! This woodland-animal-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. They will love reading the funny rhymes that warn of the dangers of touching the animals . . . and then ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread.




The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs (Parable Series)

This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.




Patty Panda's Perfect Patches by Betty Ward Cain

Patty Panda’s Perfect Patches by Betty Ward Cain

Patty Panda is great at sewing. Her specialty is making unusual patches for pants with holes. She can make any hole in pants look special and unique. It is fun to try and guess what her patch will look like when you see the hole she is trying to cover. Patty’s name makes the “p” sound. Can you think of other words that begin like Patty’s name? Patty has a special song and she loves to play letter sound games. She also has a guessing game. Can you remember what patch she made for each hole shape?




Pyramids by Laura Marsh

Pyramids by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Readers)

Travel to ancient Egypt to learn all about its amazing pyramids in this National Geographic Kids Reader.


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Did I miss any other great letter P books that you like to read to your preschooler? Leave a comment below and share your favorite books beginning with P words or featuring words that start with P.

Letter O Books

Letter O Books for Preschoolers

Need some ideas for letter O books for your preschool letter of the week? I’ve rounded up a big list of books starting with O and featuring letter O words for you here to incorporate into your homeschool preschool and homeschool for younger elementary kids.

Letter O Books for Preschoolers

Letter O Books for Preschool

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letter o booksOliver Otter’s Own Office by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

This series of books are PERFECT for letter of the week books. They each feature a different letter prominently and all told in a really fun and cute story. In this one Oliver Otter loves his little sister and brother. But the twins are always tearing or poking or losing or soaking Oliver’s homework. What will Oliver do about his double dose of trouble?


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Owen by Kevin Henkes

Owen had a fuzzy yellow blanket. “Fuzzy goes where I go,” said Owen. But Mrs. Tweezers disagreed. She thought Owen was too old for a blanket. Owen disagreed. No matter what Mrs. Tweezers came up with, Blanket Fairies or vinegar, Owen had the answer. But when school started, Owen’t mother knew just what to do, and everyone — Owen, Fuzzy, and even Mrs. Tweezers — was happy.


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Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes

Learning becomes fun with this book about the ecosystem of the ocean. In Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate the world around us! Brilliant artwork is the star of this oceanic counting book, based on the classic children’s song “Over in the Meadow”. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that “puff,” gruntfish that “grunt” and seahorses that “flutter,” and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.


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An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston

Plump, juicy oranges are one of the great pleasures of winter?and one that is usually taken for granted. Now here?s an eloquent, celebratory picture of how those oranges have found their way to the grocery store shelves, and then into kids? tummies! With vivid, glowing paintings, this unique picture book offers a poetic lesson about a plant?s growth cycle and about the produce industry. We follow an orange from blossom to ripe fruit, from tree to truck to market . . . and into the hands of a boy who shares this treat with his friends on the playground, ?so that everyone could taste the sweetness of an orange in January.?


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Oscar Otter by Nathaniel Benchley

Oscar Otter builds his very own slide, far up in the mountains. No one can bother him there. Not even his family. But Oscar doesn’t know he is in danger. His enemy, the fox, is watching. But what the fox doesn’t know is that someone is watching him….


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Octopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone

Empty, full; push, pull; young, old; hot, cold! The creatures in this vibrant book range from friendly elephants to exotic kookaburras, each with an opposite to share. A companion to Alligator Alphabet and Counting Cockatoos, Octopus Opposites will encourage youngsters to find opposites all over the place in their own worlds.


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Olivia by Ian Falconer

Have fun with Olivia…dressing up, singing songs, building sand castles, napping (maybe), dancing, painting on walls, and — whew! — going to sleep at last.


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Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

Owl lives by himself in a warm little house. But whether Owl is inviting Winter in on a snowy night or welcoming a new friend he meets while on a stroll, Owl always has room for visitors!


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An Octopus is Amazing by Patricia Lauber

Where can you find 1,920 suction cups? Under the ocean on a common octopus! That’s 240 suction cups on each of its eight arms. And if an octopus loses an arm, it will eventually grow another one. Amazing! Read and find out about the many other ways an octopus is amazing. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.


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Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti Jr.

If each orange has 8 slices and each slice has 2 seeds, then how many seeds are there in all? You’ll have fun multiplying, adding, and counting your way through the math puzzles hiding in the world all around you.

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If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail by Josh Gregory (If You Were a Kid)

As Josephine Jenkins sets off on the Oregon Trail with her mother and younger brothers to reunite with her father out West, she realizes that her beloved diary has gone missing. Meanwhile, her fellow traveler Stephen Byrd is sad to be leaving his friends behind as his family makes the move to Oregon. Readers will follow Josephine and Stephen along the trail as they camp in the wilderness, look out over incredible landscapes, and prepare for their new lives in the West.


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Ostriches (Meet Desert Animals) by Rose Davin

Ostriches can’t fly, but they can run! Learn about how these birds survive in their desert home in this simple Pebble Plus non-fiction book about ostriches for preschoolers and young children.


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letter o books
I Am Otter by Sam Garton

The curious, charming, playful, and internet-famous Otter makes her picture book debut in I Am Otter by author-illustrator Sam Garton. Here’s what Otter has to say about her book: “Hi! I am Otter, and this is a book about me and my best friends, Otter Keeper and Teddy. And it’s about the fun and messy (and little bit scary) adventure we had one day when Otter Keeper was at work. I hope you like the story! (And if you don’t, it’s probably Teddy’s fault.)”


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Outdoor Opposites by Brenda Williams

Grab your backpack and head into the countryside for a camping adventure full of contrasts! Little ones love to try out the opposite actions as they sing and dance along. Rhyming lyrics teach about opposites, including high and low and fast and slow.


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letter o books
Outside by Deirdre Gill

In this gentle picture book fantasy, a child’s world transforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence when he opens the door and steps outside, into to the brave new world of his imagination.


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Olivia Ocelot Comes to the Rescue by Anne Crary Jantz

Olivia Ocelot lives in the Rainforest in Costa Rica with a lot of other very interesting animals. They all know she is the one to come to if they have a problem, because Olivia Ocelot cares about her friends, and she is a very good detective. In this episode, a bird, Penelope Oropendola, comes to Olivia Ocelot for help. Penelope and her friends have a big problem. Olivia goes out and visits a lot of her neighbors, and asks them all for advice. When she gets an answer, she helps Penelope and her community solve their problem. Olivia Ocelot has come to the rescue, and she is very happy. Next, she is summoned by the dangerous and powerful Jason Jaguar, King of the Rainforest. She goes to see him with great fear and trembling, and the story comes to a happy ending. Olivia Ocelot is very, very happy. Adventurous, exciting, educational, and filled with Nature’s wonders, “Olivia Ocelot Comes to the Rescue” captures the enchantment of the Rainforest, and the tropical beauty of Costa Rica. Olivia’s story emphasizes the power of a community, and celebrates the friendships between some very unique animals.


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Orangutan: A Day In The Rainforest Canopy by Rita Goldner

When a young orangutan wakes in his nest of leaves, his day in the rainforest begins. He swings through the canopy searching for food, visits the river below, and encounters other Borneo wildlife-some of which create great danger. At day’s end, the young orangutan settles into a new nest of leaves with his mother, ready for another adventure tomorrow. Full of colorful, whimsical illustrations, the book also includes words to know, fun facts, and activities on related website.


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Ovals by Julia Vogel

The Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on common shapes. Rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to where ovals are found in the world around us.


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Oranges to Orange Juice by Inez Snyder

Ever wonder how oranges become orange juice? A young girl and her father use a juicer to make orange juice from fresh oranges in this simple non-fiction book about where orange juice comes from.


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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes—just like this book! When Joseph’s coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that? As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat, while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.


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Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods – the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese. He travels over hills, through valleys, by streams, past farms and villages. At Portsmouth Market he sells his goods, one by one – even his beloved ox. Then, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, buying provisions for his family, and returns to his home. And the cycle begins again.


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The Oyster’s Secret by Traci Dunham

Mr. Oyster lives by himself on the ocean floor, patiently waiting to show everyone his beautiful secret. He doesn’t mind when the other sea creatures swim by to show off all their amazing talents and gifts — the crab’s sharp claws for catching food, the angel fish ‘s pretty scales that sparkle and dazzle, the bright pink jelly fish’s long tentacles, and more. What is so special about Mr. Oyster, they all ask? He can’t even swim! But Mr. Oyster knows his true value lies on the inside, and that is what matters. When Mr. Oyster finally reveals his secret, they realize too – true beauty does not rely on what’s on the outside, because it’s inner beauty that matters most of all.


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Orangutangled by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Two orangutans jump for some yummy, juicy mangoes and the next thing they know, Thump! Bump! Crash!—they fall into a gooey, gummy mess and start rolling through the jungle, completely oranguTANGLED! Soon they are passing by a nosy boar, and then he’s quickly swept up, not to mention the frog, the yak…and even a tiger. How will they ever get untangled? Bursting with fun, the bold illustrations and rhyming text filled with sound words make this the perfect read-aloud story for little ones.


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Ocelots by Henry Randall (Cats of the Wild)

About twice the size of a house cat, ocelots once awed the ancient people of South America. These small, but powerful hunters continue to captivate the imaginations of people today. Young readers will get a sneak peek into the lives of these wild cats that make their homes in parts of South America, Central America, and North America.


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Orange by Sarah L. Schuette (Colors Books)

I really love these very simple books about colors by Sarah L. Schuette. They are short enough for young children and can help to re-enforce colors for them. This basic non-fiction color book for preschoolers introduces some common objects that are orange in color including carrots, pumpkins, and basketballs.

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Are there any other awesome letter O books for preschool that you know of? Be sure to share them in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your favorite books starting with O words or featuring letter O words.

Letter N Books

Letter N Books for Preschoolers

Find the perfect letter N books for your preschooler to enjoy that feature letter N words. Reading books beginning with N can really help to re-enforce the letter N sound and make the connection between the letter and the words that it starts with.

Letter N Books for Preschoolers

Letter N Books for Preschool

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Nina Nandu’s Nervous Noggin by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

We love the Animal Antics A to Z books and are working on collecting them all for our own homeschool library. They are so perfect for preschool letter of the week lessons because they incorporate words that start with the letter all throughout the book. In this one Nina Nandu has just moved to a new neighborhood, and she does NOT want to go to a new school. But Granny Nandu and teacher Alpha Betty have other ideas―plus a big surprise for Nina!

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The Napping House by Audrey Wood

A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing–WAIT! There’s a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again. So pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless cumulative tale that’s truly like no other.

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The Nose Book by Al Perkins

“I see a nose on every face. I see noses every place!” Noses come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and are handy to have for sniffling, smelling, and . . . playing horns? This simple, sometimes silly story offers little ones a first ode to the nose and all that it does.

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A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston

A gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent’s lap.

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The Neighbors by Einat Tsarfati

As a young girl climbs the seven stories to her own (very boring!) apartment, she imagines what’s behind each of the doors she passes. Does the door with all the locks belong to a family of thieves? Might the doorway with muddy footprints conceal a pet tiger? Each spread reveals—in lush detail—the wilds of the girl’s imagination, from a high-flying circus to an underwater world and everything in between. When the girl finally reaches her own apartment, she is greeted by her parents, who might have a secret even wilder than anything she could have imagined!

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Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney

For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great floodand only Noah could save life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor-recipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important message of peace. This elegant edition of Noah’s Ark promises to give readers strength and hope for many years to come.

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Goodnight Numbers by Danica McKellar

This deceptively simple bedtime book, the first in the McKellar Math line, gives your child the building blocks for math success. As children say goodnight to the objects all around them—three wheels on a tricycle, four legs on a cat—they will connect with the real numbers in their world while creating cuddly memories, night after night.

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I’m a Narwhal by Mallory Loehr (Little Golden Book)

There’s nothing quite as cute as a narwhal, and now Little Golden Book fans can take a dive into the sea and meet one of the ocean’s most mysterious animals. With lots of endearing and interesting information and bright illustrations, young readers will be eager to jump into this underwater adventure time and time again!

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Usborne Lift the Flap Nativity Book by Felicity Brooks

My children love this version of the story of the nativity. It has so many different little flaps all throughout the book for them to look at as we read it. All the beauty of the story of the birth of Jesus is captured by this charming retelling for very young children, brought to life by Jo Lightfield’s delightful and richly detailed models.

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Map My Neighborhood by Jennifer Boothroyd (First Step Nonfiction)

Come along as a girl maps her neighborhood to show her visiting grandmother where everything is. Simple text takes early readers step by step through the types of features a neighborhood map needs to have.

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What Color Is Night? by Grant Snider

Look closer. Grant Snider’s beautiful debut picture book explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. For night is not just black and white. Ending in colors yet unseen, and a night of sweet dreams, this lilting lullaby is sure to comfort those drifting off to sleep. With luminous art as spare and glowing as the moon, and lyrical text that reads like a friend leading the way through the wilderness, What Color Is Night? is a rich and timeless look at a topic of endless fascination, and a perfect bedtime read-aloud.

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Neptune by Melanie Chrismer (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Space Science)

Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Space Science series gives the youngest reader an introduction to Space. Each book includes chapters that help readers identify key details while the photographs, and other text features encourage students to make connections on their own.

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The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing

Another title in Natasha Wing’s bestselling Night Before series! It’s the night before New Year’s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone?s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

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The Berenstain Bears’ New Neighbors by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister are getting new neighbors – The Panda Family. However, Papa isn’t sure that he likes the new neighbors because they are different than the rest of the bears. It’s up to both families to help Papa see that although the Panda family may look different – they are just like everyone else.

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A Night Night Prayer by Amy Parker

Amy Parker’s original A Night Night Prayer was remarkably successful, and this new edition offers fresh, whimsical art for a new generation of kids. As toddlers settle in for bedtime, they will love repeating the sweet rhyming text and helping little alpaca say “night night” to lots of his blessings, including his puppy, his kitty, his mommy and daddy, and most of all to God! A Night Night Prayer is a perfect way to settle little ones down for a peaceful sleep and will quickly become a read-it-one-more-time book for children.

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Oodles of Noodles by Diana Hendry

Ava and Ben’s mother has gotten a new pasta-making machine. But as soon as the kids leave for school, something very strange happens. The pasta maker goes berserk and soon noodles fill the house, slither under the door, down the sidewalk and all the way to the school! It’s up to Ava and Ben to rescue their mom and stop the flood of noodles before the whole town gets noodled!

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North America by Rebecca Hirsch (Rookie Read-About Geography: Continents)

An introduction to the physical features, people, and wildlife of North America. Rookie Read-About: Continents series gives the youngest reader an introduction to the components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents’ geography, history, and wildlife.

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Numbers by John J. Reiss

From kites, cakes, and candy kisses, young readers can count from 1 to 1,000 using illustrations of fun, familiar objects. With bright, bold artwork, this board book is perfect for parents and little ones to share.

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Nurse Nancy by Kathryn Jackson (Little Golden Book)

Nancy loves to play Nurse, but her older brothers are always too busy with their big boy games to play with her. One day, when brother Billy falls and hurts himself, Nurse Nancy is at the ready! This lively, charming book from the 1950s is still fresh today.

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Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics

Is your child afraid of the dark? Are you having trouble with bedtime? You are not alone! Even those least likely to have a fear of the dark may have a story to share. In this book you will meet Brady, a bat who oddly has a terrible fear of the dark. This poses quite a dilemma for a creature that sleeps in a dark cave and comes out to play at night. Learn how Brady discovers a creative way to solve this problem…with a little help from some special, glowing friends.

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letter n books
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin

It’s bedtime at the Nut House, but little Wally and Hazel Nut aren’t ready to go to sleep. “We’re Nuts! We’re Nuts! We’re Nuts!” Why go to bed when you could be singing and howling at the moon? But Mama Nut insists… “All little Nuts need to go up to bed!” Who will win this bedtime tug-of-war? In an unforgettably catchy bedtime adventure, Eric Litwin, author of the best-selling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and artist Scott Magoon invite readers to chime in and join the nutty fun!

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Screws, Nuts, and Bolts by Sian Smith (How Toys Work)

Each book in this series focuses on a type of simple mechanism and examines how it is used to make different toys work. This book examines screws, nuts, and bolts, and uses simple language and labeled photographs to explain the scientific principles behind their use.

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The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors by Jan and Mike Berenstain

This book is a story that’s inspired by the story of the Good Samaritan from the Bible. Young readers will understand what loving your neighbor looks like in this addition to the Living Lights series of Berenstain Bears books. Children will learn that being a good neighbor takes more than having a nice home.

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Did I forget any other great letter N books for preschool? I’d love to hear about them. Be sure to drop a comment below and share any other great books starting with N words or featuring letter N words that you think I should add to the list.

Letter M Books

Letter M Books for Preschool

If you’re looking for letter M books for your preschool letter of the week program you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of books starting with M and featuring letter M words.

Letter M Books for Preschool

Letter M Books for Preschool

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Maxwell Moose’s Mountain Monster by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

I always have to include this series first in my letter book lists because we love them! They are so perfect for letter and sound recognition with the repetitiveness. And all wrapped up in an interesting and fun story.

In this one Maxwell Moose loves camping out and making s’mores and telling spooky stories. But what if Maxwell’s imaginary Mountain Monster stories aren’t as imaginary as he thought?

 

 

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Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make.

 

 

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff

If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. When he’s eaten all your muffins, he’ll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix.

 

 

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The Mitten by Jan Brett

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax. As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.

 

 

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Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley

There’s a mouse in the house, and when he wakes up, he’s going to be hungry for a snack. From cookies and crackers to olives, cheese, and sticky jam, MOUSE joyfully munches his way through the kitchen and makes a big MESS!

 

 

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Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat! That’s the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely’s garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he’s dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first! Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw! That’s the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the sun comes up and the moon goes down and he sees what those twitch-whiskers have done….Nibbled leaves! Empty stalks! Mr. McGreely will build something bigger and better, sure to keep even pesky puff-tails away.

 

 

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Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

Millie is unlike most other cows. She chews her cud and grazes in the fields with the others, but she doesn’t enjoy that nearly as much as she loves scaring the mail carrier. It’s too bad the mail carrier doesn’t have as much fun each time Millie comes up with a new way to surprise him. Who knew delivering the mail was going to be such a difficult job?

 

 

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Mitt, the Michigan Mouse by Kathy-jo Wargin

This isn’t a picture book, it’s a chapter book with some pictures. But I had to include it because my children (2 and 5) loved this book as our family read aloud. It is the first in a series of about four books. We’re in the middle of reading the second book, Minn from Minnesota and my children are still loving them. Action packed and engaging.

Mitt, as young white-footed mouse, lives happily in a wool mitten deep in the forest until a boy happens by with his rather large dog who snatches Mitt’s beloved home. Mitt embarks on a journey across Michigan to retrieve his warm and cozy mitten, seeing many sights and having many adventures.

 

 

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M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, “M is for Melody” gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork.

 

 

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Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins

Most marshmallows are born into marshmallow families, play with marshmallow friends, and go to marshmallow school where they learn to be squishy. Most marshmallows read a book before bed and then fall asleep to dream ordinary marshmallow dreams. But, this book isn’t about most marshamallows, is it? No. That’s because author Rowboat Watkins knows that, just like you, some marshmallows have big dreams, and just like you, these marshmallows can do anything they set their minds to. This sweet and silly book is an inspiring reminder to everyone that by being true to ourselves, each of us has the power to be extraordinary.

 

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Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty

Meet Moon! She’s more than just a rock―she’s Earth’s rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she’s always facing Earth with the same side!). These two will stick together forever. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Moon in this next celestial “autobiography” in the Our Universe series.

 

 

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Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni by Marilyn Sadler

Picky eaters everywhere will identify with young Tony, who will eat nothing but macaroni. This charming tale about a limited palette that is expanded, step-by-step, on a tour through noodle-dom is told in singsong verse. The importance of a balanced diet is addressed ever so subtly in this engaging story.

 

 

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Magnets Push, Magnets Pull by David A. Adler

Magnetism is all around us–even the earth is a giant magnet. A world without magnets would be a world without cell phones, computers, and more!

 

 

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The Matzah Man: A Passover Story by Naomi Howland

We are Christians who observe Passover each year. So this year we came across this book during the week of Passover. My kids got quite a kick out of it and thought it was pretty fun. It’s a matzah cracker version of The Gingerbread Boy story.

A bold little man made of matzah jumps out of the baker’s oven and leads him and everyone in the neighborhood—all of whom are preparing for Passover—on a merry chase. With colossal chutzpah, the Matzah Man taunts Cousin Tillie as she is cooking brisket, Auntie Bertha trying on her new spring shoes, and Grandpapa Solly making gefilte fish. He at last arrives on the doorstep of clever Mendel Fox, who offers him a hiding place under the Passover matzah cover—and when the seder meal begins, that’s the end of the Matzah Man!

 

 

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Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney

Maps can show you where you are anywhere in the world! A beloved bestseller that helps children discover their place on the planet, now refreshed with new art from Qin Leng. Where are you? Where is your room? Where is your home? Where is your town? This playful introduction to maps shows children how easy it is to find where they live and how they fit in to the larger world.

 

 

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Over in the Meadow by Olive A. Wadsworth

Over in the Meadow in the sand in the sun Lived an old mother turtle and her little turtle one. So begins this classic nursery poem, written by Olive A Wadsworth in the late 19th century, a favorite counting rhyme for generations of children. Anna Vojtech’s sweet illustrations depict a sun-drenched meadow filled with loving animal families-from mother turtle with her one baby to ten little beavers embraced by their doting mother. There are lots to count in the cleverly designed pictures, and sharp-eyed youngsters will delight in finding a corresponding number of background details on each spread.

 

 

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Memorial Day by Emma Carlson Berne (Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme)

Memorial Day honors soldiers who fought and died for the United States. On this day, communities gather to remember soldiers’ sacrifices and celebrate the beginning of summer. Sing along as you explore Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme!

 

 

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Milk: From Cow to Carton by Aliki (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

In this non-fiction book, readers take a fun-filled and informative tour of the milk’s trip from green grass, to cow, to a cool glass on the table. It begins with grazing cows, proceeds through milking and a trip to the dairy, and ends with some different foods made from milk.

 

 

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Mirror Me! by Julie Aigner-Clark (Baby Einstein)

Okay you might argue that this is a baby book. And while you would be right, I can assure you that most preschoolers will also love it. All of my children (7 months, 2, and 5 at the moment) still love this book. Each page has a mirror on it and an action your child should “try” for themselves while looking in the mirror. Like Can you stick out your tongue like Frog? Puff up your cheeks like Cow? Scrunch up your nose like Jane the Monkey? Look in the mirror and try! Babies don’t necessarily copy the action, but my five year old (and sometimes my 2 year old) love to do that part. But all babies and children love to look at themselves in the mirror. It’s a really simple yet fun book.

 

 

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Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole by Wong Herbert Yee

This isn’t a picture book, it’s a beginning chapter book but it includes lots of colorful pictures. So it would be a great early read aloud option.

Mouse and Mole are neighbors. Mouse lives inside an oak tree, and Mole lives in a hole underneath. They are neighbors, but they are also friends. Sometimes friends make mistakes—but they always try to help each other out. That is what Mouse and Mole do.

 

 

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Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending a special day with his mom in this classic, funny, and heartwarming story. Whether the duo is at the museum, the aquarium, or the toy store, both parents and children alike will relate to Little Critter’s beloved story.

 

 

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Money Madness by David A. Adler

What’s all this madness about money? Long ago, people traded rocks or sheep for the items they wanted, but rocks were heavy and sheep ran away. This beginning guide to economics will have readers thinking about the purpose, and not just the value, of money.

 

 

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Mole Music by David McPhail

Mole has always led a simple life, but lately he feels something is missing. When he first hears someone playing a violin, Mole realizes that he longs to make beautiful music, too. Through practice and patience, Mole learns to play. And even though he plays alone, in the privacy of his underground home, his music has an effect on others that is more magical than Mole will ever know.

 

 

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Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals, everything from jumping like kangaroos to waddling like penguins! Open this book and play along with them.

 

 

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Move! by Robin Page

Animals move! Follow them as they swing, dance, float, leap, and slide from page to page, then learn why these animals move the way they do, from the jumping spider who dances to impress and then floats away on a thread of silk, to the roadrunner who flies, but not too far, and would rather run to catch its prey.

 

 

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The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel

Elise Gravel is back with a whimsical look at one of her family’s most beloved pastimes: mushroom hunting! Combining her love of exploring nature with her talent for anthropomorphizing everything, she takes us on a magical tour of the forest floor and examines a handful of her favorite alien specimens up close. While the beautiful coral mushroom looks like it belongs under the sea, the peculiar Lactarius indigo may be better suited for outer space. From the fun-to-stomp puffballs to the prince of the stinkers―the stinkhorn mushroom―and the musically inclined chanterelles, Gravel shares her knowledge of this fascinating kingdom by bringing each species to life in full felt-tip-marker glory.

 

 

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Music Is… by Brandon Stosuy

From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief Brandon Stosuy, comes an entertaining new board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles—because music is for everyone, and music is for you.

 

 

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The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine

Discover the surprising potential of one small seed in The Marvelous Mustard Seed. Based on Jesus’ parable of the Mustard Seed, this inspiring children’s book shows young readers that one tiny seed—just like one small child—carries a world of potential.

 

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Did I miss any of your favorite letter M books for preschool? Be sure to share any other books starting with M words that you think I should add to the list.