Check out our Letter M book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter M!
My Teacher Is a Monster by Peter Brown
My Teacher Is a Monster is the hilarious story of a little boy who is convinced his teacher is a monster. Ultimately, he attempts to forget about his “teacher problem” by going to the park. He’s in for an awkward surprise, however, when his teacher shows up! Your children are sure to enjoy this comical story and the transformations that take place. It’s a great reminder of how perceptions change, due to time and/or experiences.
Moo! by David LaRochelle
Who knew a book with only one repeated word could be so entertaining? Moo! is especially great as a read-aloud text, provided you pay attention to how each “Moo” is depicted in the text. It’s the fun story of a cow that finds a car for sale and takes it for a spin. The adventure, hilarious illustrations and excessive “Moo-ing,” not to mention the surprise ending, make Moo! a must for your bookshelf!
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
The story starts simply enough: a woman has a son who eats some weird things. Then she calls in a doctor, a nurse, and the lady with the alligator purse. They each take a turn diagnosing and treating the boy, and their antics lead up to a fun ending. Even though this is a quick read, this could easily become a story your child will want to read again and again!
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Mustache Baby is a giggle-worthy story about a baby born with a mustache! Once born, a nurse wisely advises the family to wait and see “if this mustache is a good guy mustache, or a bad guy mustache.” While mustache baby Billy performs good deeds throughout much of the story, trouble brews when his mustache turns into a “bad-guy mustache.” The book reminds us that we can be a good guy or bad guy, and even have moments of both within a day. But, it concludes, we can always change ourselves and our actions for the good!
Mouse by Zebo Ludvicek
In Mouse, an adorable mouse shares a cherry with the letter M, a talking character complete with eyes, eyebrows, and a mouth. As the M and the mouse interact, M transforms into various letters, and ultimately the duo become unlikely friends. Full of dialogue, alliteration, and interesting vocabulary, Mouse will not only reinforce the letter M, but other letters as well!
Duck, Duck, Moose by Joy Heyer
When his goose friend leaves for the winter, Duck finds himself alone and lonely. So he makes his way around the farm in search of a new friend. When each animal asks him to play their own version of “duck, duck, goose” (such as “duck, duck, pig”), the grumpy, lonesome duck refuses to be consoled, instead exclaiming, “I can’t wait until Goose gets back!” Check it out to discover the happy ending. It’s a lovely story about overcoming the grumps, finding and making new friends, and enjoying new games and activities!
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
This is another great read—or sing!—aloud text for your little ones! With fun illustrations, engaging text, and a hilarious surprise ending, this cute version of the classic rhyme is delightful. Check it out!
1, 2, 3 Moose: An Animal Counting Book by Andrea Helman
Starting at 1 and continuing up to 12, along with a bonus page of ‘‘too many to count,” this book is full of beautiful photographs, interesting animals, and lots and lots of counting! With a different animal on each page, your child will not only see and count moose, but they’ll also see cougars, auklets, dall sheep, bears, and more! And with a fun fact or two on each page, both you and your little ones will learn all about these unique and amazing animals!
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys by Anne Schreiber
While this National Geographic series is a bit long for really young readers to read through, they are still great for any age, as parents and/or children can pick and choose chapters that are interesting to them. Children will love all the awesome photographs and cool facts about monkeys, and parents will appreciate all that their children will learn! Each page is stuffed with information and photographs. Many photographs also include labels, and many pages include small sections of “Monkey Talk,” where readers can learn new words, like ‘habitat,’ thanks to definitions written in kid-friendly terms. And did we mention the maps, the ‘Stump Your Parents’ six-question quiz, and the picture glossary at the end? There’s even a photographic chart that highlights the differences between apes and monkeys! Whew! Obviously, this is a great nonfiction choice to reinforce the letter M.
A Look at Magnets by Barbara Alpert
What is a magnet? How does it work? All this and much more is answered in A Look at Magnets. With chapters such as “How Magnets Work” and “Magnets at Work,” it shares oodles of interesting info. After reading this book, your child will better understand the role magnets play with regard to compasses, MRI machines, and even in the Earth itself. There’s a good chance your children will be inspired to play with magnets for the rest of the day— but that's a fun activity in itself, so why not?
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