Check out our Letter X book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter X!
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss warns us from the first page to “Take it SLOWLY. This Book is DANGEROUS!” And true to his word, this book is extremely difficult to read fast. That being said, it’s still fun/funny to try! In Fox in Socks, Mr. Fox tries to teach another creature both word games and phrases. But despite Mr. Fox’s ease, his friend struggles with all the tongue twisters! As always, Dr. Seuss’ stories are packed with creative words, creatures, animals, actions, and so much more! A fun read!
Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle
Hello, Red Fox encourages readers to slow down and interact with the book “quietly and peacefully.” This unique and interactive story begins with Mama Frog, who throws a birthday party for Little Frog. However, each animal that attends the party look the wrong color to poor Mama. Red Fox looks green, Orange Cat looks blue, and so on! It isn’t until Mama Frog heeds the advice of Little Frog to look a little longer that she finally sees their true colors. As the story is told, readers must focus on each animal for a long time (ten seconds), before shifting their eyes to the next page, where they can “see” the animal in its true colors. Such color tricks will surprise and create a bit of “magic” for all readers!
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli
Parents know that when it comes to kids’ gifts, it’s not the toy, but the box that makes for the best gift of all! This book celebrates such boxes and all of the fun and imaginative things someone can do with a box. A box can become an airplane, a boat, a sled or a robot, and the list goes on forever. Your child will enjoy all the clever ideas in this book, and will likely want a box of their own, too!
Xavier Ox’s Xylophone Experiment by Barbara deRubertis
This darling story centers on Xavier Ox, who enrolls in Alpha Betty’s school. Alpha Betty is a wonderful teacher who encourages Xavier to be himself and do what he loves, which is music! When Xavier breaks his homemade drum set, she quickly helps him overcome his disappointment, encouraging him to build something new by thinking about a solution, relying on the help of friends, and experimenting until they get it just right. It’s full of great “x” words, like “ox,” “excellent,” “exceptions,” and more. Overall, this is a great story about creating, helping others, and following your passions. It’s a great choice when learning about the letter X!
My Mom Has X-ray Vision by Angela McAllister
Ready for a laugh, moms? Then this book is for you! In My Mom Has X-Ray Vision, a little boy is convinced his mom has x-ray vision. How else could she know he was standing in the tub, or jumping on his bed, or using her good pots outside? Along with his friend Emily, he attempts to not only test, but prove her x-ray powers. Readers will delight in the fun story, as well as the colorful and engaging illustrations. And moms will love the takeaway, as stated in the warning, “Watch out! Moms know everything!”
Max the Brave by Ed Vere
Max the Brave is an utterly fearless kitten “who chases mice.” The problem is, he has no idea what a mouse actually looks like. So he sets out to find one of those big, scary creatures—and a hilarious adventure ensues. With a fun surprise ending, Max the Brave will delight its readers.
Max’s ABCs by Rosemary Wells
Max and his sister Ruby can’t help but dig up trouble on their hilarious adventures! In Max’s ABCs, their story begins with the letter A, when “Max’s ants escaped from their ant farm!” Each page introduces not only a new letter, but a new part to the story, filled with lots of words that use the letter. This fun alphabet book is also an actual story, which we love!
X-treme X-ray: See the World Inside Out! by Nick Veasey
Speaking of x-ray vision—as kids explore this awesome book, they will see x-ray photos of individuals, spiders, cell phones, a busload of people, a high-rise building, and so much more! Not only that, but each page is complete with descriptions and fun facts. X-treme X-ray: See the World Inside Out! Is a great nonfiction book for the letter X!
Jessica’s X-Ray by Pat Zonta
In Jessica’s X-Ray, Jessica is having a perfect day until she falls out of a tree! She heads to the hospital for x-rays, and as she waits for her cast to dry, she tours the hospital and learns about MRIs, cat scans, and ultrasounds. She also learns about breaking bones, how babies sometimes swallow things, dental x-rays, pregnancy ultrasounds, and getting a cast! Whew! Not only that, but the book includes actual x-rays, pictures of MRIs, and ultrasounds. There’s even a “Questions and Answers” section about x-rays at the end. Overall, this is a very informative book that uses story to teach a nonfiction subject.
My First Music Book: Xylophone by IglooBooks
My First Music Book: Xylophone is an interactive book that actually includes an easy-to-use xylophone! With bright rainbow colors, children will enjoy playing their own music. As they turn the pages, they will find six classic songs, such as Old MacDonald and Wheels on the Bus, along with a corresponding button to listen and play along! We love this book— what better way to teach about the letter x than by going to town on a Xylophone?