Check out our Letter E book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter E!
Do Your Ears Hang Low? by Jenny Cooper
Following the text to the well-known children’s song, “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”, this book highlights the ears of adorable creatures, from a bloodhound to a llama, rabbit, and piglet. There are also cool and interesting “ear” facts included at the end, not to mention a mirror, so readers can see themselves and their own wonderful ears! Do Your Ears Hang Low? is a fabulous book to sing or read when learning about the letter E!
The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
The Little Engine that Could is a classic story about a happy little train full of “good things for boys and girls.” But when her engine breaks, she can’t travel over the mountain to deliver her goodies to the children. The little train tries to flag down help from a Shiny New Engine, a big Passenger Engine, and a Freight Engine, all of whom are quite capable, but much too busy and important to help. Finally, a little blue engine chugs by the poor broken engine, and although the blue engine is quite small herself and has never travelled over the mountain, she takes the job, tugging and pulling and repeating to herself, “I think I can- I think i can!” A great book that teaches about kindness, helping others, the power of positive thinking, and, of course, the letter E!
The Ear Book by Al Perkins
The Ear Book by Al Perkins showcases all of the wonderful sounds our ears can hear! With oodles of sound words like ding, dong, boom, tap, clap, and more, this book is a really fun read. And it reminds us to appreciate our ears and all the sounds they hear, all while learning about the letter E!
Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems
Elephants Cannot Dance! follows Elephant and Piggie, two friends who always have fun and share hilarious adventures. In this story, Piggie tries to convince Gerald the Elephant to dance with her, but “Elephants cannot dance!” he declares! Piggie encourages him to try by showing him lots of dance moves. This leads to plenty of giggles as Gerald attempts to go forward, backward, up and down, spin, stop, wiggle-waggle, and robot walk, to name a few. This read encourages us to try new things, overcome disappointment and struggles, and simply have fun!
But No Elephants by Jerry Smath
Grandma Tildy lived all alone. So when she was repeatedly approached by a door-to-door salesman selling pets, she often agreed, while declaring, “But no elephants!” However, when winter approaches, the salesman takes off and leaves an elephant behind, despite Grandma Tildy’s requests. The elephant and Grandma Tildy find themselves in a funny and troubling predicament, and readers will delight in the twists in this story! With a great pattern to the text, But No Elephants is also fun to read aloud in class or at home.
E-mergency by Ezra Fields-Meyer and Tom Lichtenheld
It’s an alphabet emergency! One morning in the alphabet house, letter E came down the stairs too fast and ended up in the ER with instructions for rest and recuperation. But how can E rest? Who will take her place in the alphabet? Read about all the comical things that happen when O tries to fill in for E. With lots of witty text and dialogue, language, and a ton of alphabet letters, this story will be sure to entertain while providing terrific alphabet practice along the way!
Egg by Kevin Henkes
In beautiful pastel illustrations, watch three eggs hatch and encourage the fourth egg to do the same. Then, when it finally hatches, the fourth egg reveals a surprise! With minimal, strategic text, and lots of repeating words and phrases, this book is an excellent choice for beginning readers.
Elephants by Steve Bloom
With over 80 color photographs, this book will captivate its readers! It begins with a fun elephant rhyming poem, then continues with plenty of information about elephants. Chapters are organized into chapter sections, including categories like “Trunks, Tusks, and Tails; Family and Friends; From Dawn to Dusk; and Elephants and Humans. With each category organized and separated into smaller chunks, young readers can follow along more easily. Plus, organized chapters help moms pick which and how much information to explore with their little ones. Overall, this is a wonderful book to add to your letter E nonfiction collection!
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty
In this engaging look at Earth, planet Earth is personified as a talking planet which teaches kids about itself (and the solar system) in an easy-to understand, story-like format. Referring to himself as “Planet Awesome,” the Earth gives an historical overview that both kids and adults will appreciate. Although written like a story, Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years still includes many nonfiction features, like diagrams that showcase the Earth’s crust, mantle, inner and outer core. Finally, the author includes a special note at the end, addressed “Dear Alien Visitors.” There she writes, “I’ve made every attempt to bring you an accurate, brief (and entertaining) history of the planet Earth,” claiming she is an expert “since I’ve lived here my entire life.” This is a fabulous twist on a traditional nonfiction book, and we think you and your little ones will love it!
The Bald Eagle by Elaine Landau
Organized into five main chapters, The Bald Eagle includes a table of contents, as well as sections such as True Statistics, Resources, Important Words, and an About the Author section. It is full of beautiful photographs, and kids may particularly enjoy seeing how big a bald eagle’s wingspan actually is, complete with illustrations to compare it to a 43” child, crow, and seagull! This book not only includes interesting facts about bald eagles— readers will also learn how these birds are connected to US history and military. We love the “A True Book” series for its content, information, and kid-friendly text and layout, and this book makes a great choice for the letter E!
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