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List Of Picture Story Books

Story books anchor an idea into our brains. Reading a story to your students helps to develop their brains with a narrative and a visual. The storybooks in this list support the learning of different letter sounds.
In our Classroom Alphabet Program I have listed four picture storybook titles for every letter of the alphabet. Your students get to hear the sound being introduced repeated in different ways in different stories. I thought this might be a good resource for busy teachers, so have listed the books in this article. The list is in alphabetical order rather than following a scope and sequence.

A For apple

  • The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
  • Are You An Ant? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
  • Amanda And Her Alligator by Mo Willems
  • Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

B for ball

  • How Far Will It Bounce? My Blue Ball (How High Will It Fly) by D C
  • Swain and Luliana Lordaschescu Brontorina by James Howe and
  • Randy Cecil The Adventures Of Beckie: The Unimaginary Friend by
  • Dan Santat The Bouncing Ball by Deborah Kelly and Georgia Perry

C for cat

  • If You Give A Cat A Cupcake by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson and Megan Lloyd
  • The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss

D for dog

  • Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham
  • The Dot by Peter H. Reeds
  • A Dog Wearing Shoes by Sangmi Ko
  • Lazy Dave by Jarvis.

E for elephant

  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev and Taeeum Too
  • How To Find An Elephant by Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov
  • Elmer by David McKee
  • Empty Pot by Demi

F for fish

  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr Seuss
  • Fish Is Fish by Leo Lionni
  • I Don’t Want To Be A Frog by Dev Petty and Mike Boldt
  • My New Friend Is So Fun! by Mo Willems

G for goat

  • Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist
  • Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter
  • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  • Gregory The Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat, Joe Aruego, and
  • Ariane Dewey

H for hat

  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
  • You Must Bring A Hat! By Simon Philip and Kate Kindly
  • My Blue Is Happy by Jessica Young and Catia Chien
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

I for ink

  • Ike’s Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley
  • Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni
  • Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

J for jam

  • Sam Likes Jam by Niki Morris
  • Jump by Scott M. Fischer
  • No Jumping On The Bed by Tedd Arnold
  • Zoe’s Jungle by Bethanie Murguia

K for kite

  • Kite Flying by Grace Lin
  • Kite Day: A Bear And Mole Story by Will Hellenbrand
  • Koala Lou by Men Fox
  • Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too by Eric Carle

L for leaf

  • Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
  • The Listen Walk by Paul Showers
  • The Lion And The Mouse by Teresa Mlawer and Olga Cuellar
  • Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

M for Mouse

  • Mary And The Mouse, The Mouse An Mary by Beverly Donofrio and
  • Barbara McClintock
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
  • Millie Waits For The Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

N for nest

  • A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hurts Aston and Sylvia Long
  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
  • The Gift Of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
  • Never Tease A Weasel by Jean Wonder Soule and George Booth

O for octopus

  • How To Hide An Octopus by Ruth Heller
  • Good Thing You’re Not An Octopus by Julie Market and Maggie Smith
  • Oliver by Judith Rossell
  • Olivia by Ian Falconer

P for pig

  • The Tire Story Of The Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin
  • The Pigeon Needs A Bath by Mo Willems
  • Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Q for queen

  • The Queen’s Feet by Sarah Ellis and Susan Petricic
  • The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken
  • Queenie, One Of The Family by Bob Graham
  • Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

R for rabbit

  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and William Nicholson
  • Rabbits And Raindrops by Jim Arnosky
  • Roslyn Rutabaga And The Biggest Hole On Earth! by Marie-Louise Gay
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

S for Sun

  • Pete The Cat And His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean and Kimberly Dean
  • Sam And The Firefly by P. D. Eastman
  • Stella Star Of The Sea by Marie Louise Gay
  • The Biggest House In The World by Leo Lionni

T for tiger

  • Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue and Pamela Zagarenski
  • It’s A Tiger by David LaRochelle
  • One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies and Jane Chapman
  • Follow The Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson

U for umbrella

  • The Umbrella by Jan Brett
  • Up Above And Down Below by Sue Redding
  • The Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert
  • Underground by Denise Fleming

V for violin

  • Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss and Marjorie Priceman
  • Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood and Sally Wern Comport
  • Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson
  • My Mouth Is A Volcano! by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman

W for watch

  • Telling Time With Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper, Barry Moser, and Cara Moser
  • Diary Of A Worm by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss
  • The Worrywarts by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole
  • The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

X is at the end of fox

  • I’ll Always Be Your Friend by Sam McBratney and Kim Lewis
  • Max And The Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper
  • Max The Brave by Ed Vere
  • Not A Box by Antionette Portis

Y is for yoyo

  • The Yoyo And The Piggy Bank by Susan Werner Thorensen and Keith Eveland
  • Extra Yarn byt Marc Barnett and Jon Klaassen
  • Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
  • Little Blue And Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

Z is for zebra

  • Greedy Zebra by Mwenya Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway
  • Z Is For Moose by Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky
  • Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
  • The View At The Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom and Guy Francis
There are many other book titles you can add to this list. Add your favourites to the letters they work best with and choose books you enjoy reading.