Check out our Letter V book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter V!
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! by Lloyd Moss
Beginning with a lonely trumpet playing a solo, each turn of the page in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! adds another musical instrument until an entire orchestra is assembled. Readers not only learn about each of the many instruments, but they will also learn the names for musical groups, starting with a duo for two, a trio for three, and ending with a chamber group of ten! With lots of rhymes, your little ones will be sure to delight in all that they will learn and see in this lyrical book!
Let’s Talk about Vehicles by Ronne Randall
What kid isn’t fascinated by all the vehicles that criss-cross our world? This book is stuffed full of all sorts of interesting vehicles in nearly every shape and size! With text that is perfect for reading aloud, this book is entertaining and informative for parents, too! Add to that the bright and bold illustrations, and your child won’t be able to get enough of this book!
My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook
This fabulous book “teaches children to manage their thoughts and words without interrupting.” What parent doesn’t need that in their lives?! The story begins with Louis, a seemingly happy little guy. However, poor Louis soon realizes he has a problem, as words keep erupting from his mouth. “My mouth is a volcano!” he exclaims. He struggles in vain to control the volcano in his mouth, until ultimately his mom helps him discover a way to keep from interrupting. This is a great book for all the little interrupters in our lives, and it reinforces the letter V!
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Growing Vegetable Soup is a bold and colorful book with simple, engaging text. Throughout the story, seeds are planted, watered, weeded, harvested, washed, and ultimately made into a delicious soup! Readers will learn the basics about growing vegetables and all the work that goes into them before they can be eaten. Each page also includes smaller text that allows readers to expand their learning to include various types of seeds, plants, vegetables, gardening tools and supplies, and much more! A delicious choice for the letter V!
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin follows Hana, a young girl who decides she will play the violin for her school talent show. Even though her brothers think she’s crazy for attempting such a foolish feat, she is determined to prove them wrong. Using the memories of her Ojiichan in Japan to inspire and guide her, Hana learns to overcome her fears. Hopefully this beautiful story will inspire your little ones to overcome their fears, too!
It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
With simple text, Hillary Rodham Clinton writes inspirational messages to remind all readers, both young and old, that we are all important and have a place in this world. She reminds us that we are ever learning, growing, and in need of help from others around us. In short, “The village needs every one of us to help and every one of us to believe in each other.” Along with Marla Frazee’s beautifully detailed illustrations, children and their caregivers will delight in this inspirational book!
van Gogh and the Sunflowers by Laurence Anholt
Based on the time when Vincent van Gogh travelled to the south of France “looking for sunshine and brighter colors,” this story tells the story of his visit with Camille’s family, where he supposedly painted more than 150 paintings! At this time in van Gogh’s life, he was often criticized, lonely, and poverty-stricken. But despite what others said and did, Camille and his family befriended van Gogh. With plenty of reproductions of van Gogh’s work, your little ones will learn not only about this famous artist and his paintings, but how to accept those who are different.
National Geographic Kids: Volcanoes! by Anne Schreiber
This is a level 2 early reader, which means it is “perfect for kids who are ready for longer sentences and more complex vocabulary.” It is filled with photographs, diagrams, tons of content-related vocabulary and definitions, cool volcano facts, and even occasional jokes—a fantastic nonfiction choice! It even includes a special section that features volcanic rocks, their names, how they form, and their special power! With a table of contents and picture glossary, readers will also be exposed to various nonfiction text features. Overall, this is a great book to learn more about volcanoes and the letter V!
Vegetables by Victoria Parker
This book not only includes tons of information about vegetables themselves, it is also full of how-tos! From instructions for growing your own cress plant to recipes for vegetable pitas and zucchini boats, this book can help your little ones stay busy and full of good food, too! Vegetables also gives steps for growing peas, carrots, zucchini, and potatoes. Not only that, it includes basic nonfiction text features, including a table of contents, maps, glossary, index, and even a special section called “Next steps” that provides 8 different ways to extend learning! Each page is loaded with colorful photographs and interesting facts, making this book an excellent (and healthy) choice!
Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, Vulture View features these often-misrepresented creatures in a new light. The book is full of informative text that teaches readers all about vulture behavior in beautiful, poetic form! It also includes a “Get to Know Vultures” section at the end, which includes much greater detail about these fascinating creatures. Readers will gain a new appreciation for vultures, all while learning about the letter V!