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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.