Check out our Letter N book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter N!
Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar
Goodnight, Numbers illustrates families as they wind down with their little ones and ultimately snuggle into bed and fall asleep. Each page includes a number, the corresponding number word, and a cute poem, highlighting each number in order with real-world objects. The book also includes a special author’s note from Danica McKellar herself, encouraging parents to help children see math as “friendly and relevant in their lives.” She even suggests real-life ways to incorporate math into a child’s life—at the grocery store, bedtime, or while cooking! There’s even a special page entitled “How to Get the Most Out of Goodnight, Numbers” with 5 helpful tips for extending learning. We think this is a great book to learn about rhymes, numbers, and the letter N!
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett
This clever book stars a very noisy apartment building that poses the question, “What is going la la la above my head?” Each turn of a page moves up a floor, with a new noisy scene and sound, such as “ma, ma, ma” or “cha cha cha.” Each group wonders what the noise is above their heads, until finally the top floor is revealed! Noisy Night is a fun repetitive text, full of rhymes and sound words, making it the perfect noisy book to read with the letter N!
Night Animals by Gianna Marino
Night Animals is a hilarious story about night animals scared of other night animals. Jump into the story with a raccoon, possum, wolf, and bear, as their paranoia inspires all sorts of shenanigans. This book is full of funny text, illustrations, and dialogue, and it’s a great book to read with the letter N!
10 Little Ninjas by Miranda Paul
Reminiscent of the children’s song “Five Little Monkeys,” this book features gobs of fun characters, including all sorts of beloved kid favorites—10 little ninjas, 9 tiny astronauts, 8 rapid racers, you get the picture. Your child will be sure to find a character they love! And to match these diverse characters are colorful illustrations for each number. As the story unfolds, it counts backwards from 10, providing extra practice with numbers. 10 Little Ninjas is a great sleepy time bedtime story that’s fun enough to be read anytime!
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
This adorable story follows a unicorn named Kelp, who was born deep in the ocean amongst a pod of narwhals. Though he realizes he is a bit different, he tries his best to fit in. Then he sees something that looks like him ashore! After swimming slowly to land, he searches for the mysterious creature, which he’s dubbed a “land narwhal.” But once he find them, should he join his fellow creatures on land or remain in the sea? This is a great book that talks about being different and fitting in, and come on—who can resist narwhals and unicorns?
This Is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming
A spin-off of “The House That Jack Built,” this fun story features all sorts of woodland creatures as they help Robin build her nest. The repeating text gradually builds, which makes it a great read-aloud. It even includes a fold-out page revealing all the things Robin did to build the nest for her eggs. Not only is it engaging, the book is also very informative, teaching children how a robin builds a nest with content-related vocabulary. Overall, this is a great choice to read with the letter N!
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
If you haven’t read The Book With No Pictures, it is a must-read! As the warning on the back cover reads, “This book looks serious, but is actually COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS!” Make sure to read it aloud—it’s a book that your kids will ask to read again and again!
Narwhal by Katie Marsico
Narwhal is a fabulous nonfiction introduction to these mysterious creatures. Readers will learn about narwhal behavior, habitat, traits, and more! And it provides a great introduction to nonfiction text features. It even includes a labeled narwhal body map! How cool is that?! This is a great way to explore more about narwhals and the letter N!
A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston
A Nest is Noisy is a beautifully-written and illustrated text showcasing unique features of various nests. From a tiny hummingbird to a flamingo, a prairie dog, crocodile, orangutan and more, this book teaches children about all kinds of creatures and their nests. While the book can be read straight through as a poetic story, each page also includes smaller text with added detail about each animal and their particular nest. Inside the front and back covers there is even a a picture-glossary of sorts, with 24 different types of nests and the 24 creatures that live in those nests. Children will learn so much from this book!
Numbers by John J. Reiss
This is a really, really great counting book! It counts from 1-20, but it also counts by 10s to one hundred, and it even includes a page of 1000! Numbers is full of color as your child counts legs, wheels, plants, cakes, birthday candles, bananas, and so much more! What a great choice for the letter N!
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