9 Children's Books for the Letter A
One of the best ways to practice letter sounds and focus on your child's reading skills and language acquisition is by choosing books that focus on specific letters. Here is a list of 9 books that will help you focus on the letter A!
1. There's an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
The nightmare's gone, but what about that alligator? You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure him into the garage will do the trick. In this funny and beloved follow-up, Mercer Mayer faces another nighttime fear head-on.
2. The Ants go Marching! by Dan Crisp
The ants are marching through the rain, but there is always something to distract Little Ant! Can you find him on each page, even though the column of ants gets bigger? Can you count the ants on each page? Rows of ants help introduce the concept of repeated addition.
3. Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
As leaves fall from their trees, animals huddle against the cold, and frost creeps across windows, everyone knows―winter is on its way!
Join a brother and sister as they explore nature and take a stroll through their twinkling town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the setting sun to curious deer, they say goodbye to autumn and welcome the glorious first snow of winter
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day by Judith Viorst
Alexander could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
5. Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
Buckle up to learn all about flying! Amazing Airplanes follows the animal crew, as they become pilots, baggage handlers, and air stewards. Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids love, such as the cockpit, landing gear, and much more. This book is perfect for budding pilots or happy vacationers!
6. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer
Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.
7. How to Make Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This picture book takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients for a delicious apple pie. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don't forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple pie is included.
8. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia is hired as a maid for the wealthy Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. Despite meaning well, she cannot seem to do anything right because she misinterprets the Rogers' instructions—many of which are idioms. Mrs. Rogers gives Amelia a list of chores to complete while the couple go out for the day. After choosing to make a lemon meringue pie to surprise the Rogerses, Amelia proceeds to take all the instructions literally: she dresses the chicken by fitting it into tiny clothes, draws the drapes by sketching them onto a piece of paper, dusts the furniture by covering it with cosmetic dusting powder, and puts the lights out by hanging lightbulbs on a clothesline.
When the couple returns home, Mrs. Rogers is bewildered that none of the chores have been done and Amelia has wreaked havoc throughout their house. Mrs. Rogers is on the verge of firing Amelia when Mr. Rogers puts a bite of Amelia's lemon meringue pie into his wife's mouth. Mrs. Rogers finds it so delicious that she forgives Amelia and decides to continue to employ her—but vows to write more explicit instructions in the future.
9. The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Two sisters rejoice as the colourful blossoms on their tree develop into big, red, and ready-to-pick apples. This concept book about how things grow includes an easy recipe for apple pie.
We hope you enjoy this list, now let's get reading!