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 Preschool
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.