Check out our Letter D book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter D!
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Who doesn’t love dragons… and tacos?! Featuring a boy and his dog and lots and lots of taco-loving dragons, this story teaches readers all about what to do when it comes to both dragons and tacos, and, well, taco parties for dragons! Readers will truly enjoy the hilarious taco party-mix up, and the fiery result of the boy’s errors! Overall, a clever story that is fun both to read and listen to!
Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein
When Dinah hatches out of her egg, she quickly discovers there is much to see and do in the world around her. And when she sees two dinos kissing, she decides she wants to try that, too! However, Dinah soon realizes it’s not as easy as it looks. After plenty of whomping, chomping, stomping, and even accidentally eating, she finally figures out how to give a dinosaur kiss. A hilarious story with lots of action words and cute illustrations, we think you’ll love this one for letter D!
No, David! by David Shannon
Based on a book he wrote when he was a child that consisted entirely of the words “no” and “David,” author David Shannon wrote No, David! as a means of “celebrating those familiar variations of the universal ‘no’ that we all hear while growing up.” Throughout this book, David gets into lots and lots of trouble by doing things like tracking mud in the house, running through the streets naked, playing with his food, breaking things, playing ball in the house, and so much more! Children will love David’s mischievous ways and will be grateful they aren’t the ones in trouble!
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
In this story, a duck in a truck gets stuck in the muck! Luckily, he finds animals who are willing to help, and the story follows their adventures as they try to get him unstuck! This book has plenty of rhymes, repetitive text, and an unexpected ending, making it a fun read-aloud book. And because Duck’s character is not always kind or polite, his antics can spark a great discussion on how to treat others!
How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Go to Sleep? is a funny book that many children can relate to, as the dinosaurs do all sorts of comical things to get out of going to bed, including hiding in the closet and begging for more stories. But the dinosaurs do lots of traditional things, too, like taking a bath before bed, brushing their teeth, and snuggling into bed! This book has plenty of rhyming words, fun illustrations, and lots of dinosaurs! It’s the perfect book for dinosaur lovers, those in need of a bedtime story, or kids learning about the letter D.
Doggies by Sandra Boynton
Just as the cover suggests, Doggies is a counting book, full of counting to 10, 10 different dogs, and barking, barking, and more barking! With all sorts of interesting sound words for the variety of barks, kids can bark along with a traditional “woof,” “yap, yap!” or a “bow wow wow wow wow!” As the back cover declares, this book is “serious silliness for cool little kids!”
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
We love the “If You Give a….” series and the Numeroff-Bond author-illustrator match-up. In If You Give a Dog a Donut, you’ll learn all about what will happen if you give a dog a donut, including apple picking, playing ball, playing pirates, and many more fun adventures! Children will love the repetitive feel to the text, silly dog actions , and learning about the letter D.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes
This is a really BIG book filled with even bigger dinos! Longer than most of our National Geographic book recommendations, this book is organized by small dinosaurs, big dinosaurs, giant dinosaurs, and even gigantic dinosaurs! It includes a dinosaur map, glossary, and an index. It even has a helpful Parent Tips section that includes 12 different ways to extend your child’s learning. On each page, readers will find a large colorful illustration of the featured dinosaur, a fact sheet that includes when it lived, its food, its size relative to humans, and a “say my name” guide in easy-to-pronounce words/syllables (particularly helpful to parents or caregivers reading this book aloud!). It also includes several paragraphs of interesting facts for each dino. Even though it includes over 50 dinosaurs, it is still written in kid-friendly language so kids can learn and understand all about these unique creatures!
Dog by Matthew Van Fleet
Looking for an interactive book? You’ve come to the right place! Dog is full of flaps to open, things to touch and pull, dogs that wag their tails, shake their heads, scratch, and even a dog who lifts his leg to pee! Things to touch include sticky icky dog tongues, fluffy fur, and more. The text includes plenty of rhymes, descriptive words, and opposites, so there are plenty of opportunities for learning. At the end, there’s even a section that gives the name and breed of every dog featured in the book. Combined with tons of amazing photographs, children will enjoy all they can read, see, and do with this clever book!
Explore My World Dolphins by Becky Baines Stewart
Yay! A nonfiction book intended for beginner readers! Simple text and explanations help young readers easily grasp new dolphin-related content and vocabulary. Large photographs also fill the pages for kids to enjoy. Although there is no table of contents, the book is organized by short chapters, such as “Splash,” “Chow Time,” “Oh, Baby,” and several others. Each chapter is informative without being overwhelming, with no more than 4 sentences per page! The “Explore My World” series makes a great beginning nonfiction series, and Dolphins is a perfect way to learn more about the letter D!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top 10 books for the Letter D! For more letter-themed ideas, including letter-themed crafts, snacks, and activities, check out our letter blog posts, like the Letter D post. And don’t forget to subscribe, so you can be the first to see our future letter book lists!!