Check out our Letter W book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter W!
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
This story follows a bunny family that comes home to find a bundle outside their door. When they peek inside, they find it’s a baby wolf! While the bunny parents love the little wolf right away, sister Dot is not so accepting. She is convinced “He’s going to eat us all up!” This wonderful story includes “sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies!” With Zachariah Ohora’s beautiful illustrations as an added bonus, this is a book your little ones will adore!
What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward
In What Will Hatch? children can interact with the simple text and make lots of guesses! Each page includes a two-word description, such as “sandy ball,” a gorgeous illustration of eggs in their natural setting, and the titular question: “What will hatch?” With a flip of a page, readers will see which animal or creature was hidden inside the egg! Although the book itself is fiction, it still helps to teach children about oviparous animals (animals who lay eggs) and includes 8 creatures to guess. At the end, there’s a special section about each animal, with a short description for each that includes the length of time spent in an egg, where they lay eggs, and how many siblings they may have. On the last page, there’s even an illustration of “Chicken Egg Development,” complete with a peek inside eggs on days 1, 7, 14, and 21. Overall, this is a great book for little ones to learn more about eggs and take an active role in their reading or listening!
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
This beloved children’s story follows Max and his big imagination—an imagination which gets him in trouble and sent to his room without any supper. But in his room, Max travels further into his imagination until he arrives at a faraway place—where the wild things are. There, he becomes “king of all wild things,” participates in a “wild rumpus,” and has plenty of fun and adventures until he’s ready to return home. The poetic language and beautiful illustrations make Where the Wild Things Are a timeless classic.
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Greg Pizzoli’s debut picture book is hilarious and delightful! It is about a cute little crocodile who absolutely loves watermelon. All is well, until he accidentally swallows a seed! Your children will enjoy the crocodile’s hilarious antics as he ponders all the awful things that might happen to him! This book also includes adorable illustrations—it’s a great choice to read with your little ones for the letter W!
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Wanna know what worm life is really like? Worm describes his surprisingly relatable life as he goes to school, plays with his friends, wakes up from a bad dream, and so much more! The text is simple but clever, full of funny situations your little ones will love! Although this book is a work of fiction, it may give your little ones a better appreciation for worms and all the good they do for the earth!
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss and his crazy rhymes? There’s a Wocket in my Pocket is packed with all sorts of interesting creatures and made-up animals, from a Wasket, to a Zelf, Vug, and dozens more. This is a fun book to read aloud and will instigate plenty of silliness and laughter! It may even inspire your child to make up their own rhyming creatures!
Snail and Worm by Tina Kugler
Snail and Worm tells three stories about Snail and Worm, two small but adorable best friends who always find a way to have a good time! Their antics are quite comical —things like confusing a dog with a spider or playing tag with a stick will put smiles on your kids’ faces as they enjoy their silly adventures! The stories are short and simple, and the stories can all be easily read in one sitting or spaced into three.
National Geographic Readers: Water by Melissa Stuart
This National Geographic Reader is organized into ten main chapters. It includes a short quiz at the end and a picture glossary featuring 11 content-related words, their definitions, and a photograph or picture to go with each. It’s a level 3 reader, so while your child may not be able to read this book on their own, with the help of an adult, they will be able to learn so much about how amazing and important water is! Chapters touch on a wide variety of information, from the water cycle, to conservation, how water and the weather are related, solids, liquids, and gases, ocean currents, clouds, and more. Your child will be amazed to see how much of the world around them is affected by water!
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales by Laura Marsh
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales features the largest toothed predator in the world: the sperm whale! These creatures aren’t only huge, they are also fascinating! In ten chapters, readers will learn all about these massive creatures, including their size, body parts, where they travel in the world (complete with a map!), their food, babies, and more. There’s even a special section at the end that helps readers find ways to take action, either by helping whales specifically or helping control pollution. And with a picture glossary featuring ten whale-related vocabulary words, your children will be exposed to new and exciting vocabulary, too! Check this one out!
A Walrus’ World by Caroline Arnold
This is a great nonfiction text that reads like a story as it tells about a Pacific mother walrus who gives birth to a baby in the spring. As the story is told, readers will learn all about the life of a walrus, including their habitat, their bodies, and how they hunt. Each page also includes additional walrus facts. The beautiful illustrations, walrus habitat map, “Walrus Fun Facts” section, glossary, index, “More Books to Read” section, and internet sites make this book a fantastic choice when learning about the letter W!