Check out our Letter T book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter T!
This is a fun twist on the original Old MacDonald song. In this version, Old MacDonald had more than just animals. Your child will be surprised to learn he had an excavator, front loader, bulldozer, and more! Each machine reference includes its own sounds, like a “scrape rake” here or a “squish smash” there. Check this book out to read or sing, and get ready to laugh!
In this story, a lonely giant turtle lucks out when shipwrecked visitors take refuge on his shell. Unfortunately, they can’t stay forever, and the giant turtle fears he’ll be alone for good. With a happy ending, fun illustrations, and a reminder of the importance of family and friends, this book is sure to be a winner on your shelf.
Steam Train, Dream Train is a great way to expose your children to rich vocabulary words! It is packed with rhyming words, sound words, and verbs, as well as train-related words like gondolas, tankers, boxcar, and more. And once you’re hooked, the Steam Train, Dream Train series also includes books that teach about colors and numbers. The fun story and colorful illustrations of trains and animals (and even some dinosaurs!) will definitely be a hit with your child!
This simple board book makes for an easy but fun read for you and your little one. It not only showcases different body parts, but it also encourages children to do the actions in the book (Woot, woot!), such as “touch your ears, make them wiggle.” It may be short, but it’s a great way to learn about body parts and do a little moving, too!
This book will excite not only train lovers, but any child in need of a bedtime story. It’s the perfect sleepy-time book, complete with fun phrases, lots of sound and train words, and beautifully illustrated pictures with engaging human and animal characters. The story takes the reader through the Goodnight Train’s nightly routine as it tucks everyone in, travels to Sleepytown, and finally arrives at its own home. This is the perfect book to add to your bedtime story collection, as its gently rhythm will hopefully make your little ones sleepy, too!
This fun and silly story tells the tale of a monster from Planet Tickle who comes to share his great tickling talents. The book is filled with silly words, fun language, quirky sounds, and a bit of suspense and surprise as to where the Tickle Monster will want to tickle next! Beware— Tickle Monster definitely encourages tickling “adorable footsies,” “underarm-pitties” and more! The book ends with a nice sentiment of love, making it a great one for parents to share with their little ones.
Talk about a gorgeous book! Tree showcases an apple tree as it varies through the seasons, from spring to summer, fall, winter, and finally back to spring once again. The illustrations are rich in color, with adorable tiny cutouts that expose what’s hidden inside the tree. With colorful pages, pictures, animals, and descriptive language, this book is sure to impress.
This book is is part of a terrific “What if?” series. In this case, the reader imagines they’ve lost their two front teeth, and then imagines what it would be like if animal teeth grew in instead! Each two-page spread showcases the teeth of a different animal, including a photograph of the animal, an up-close photograph of their teeth, a quick description about their teeth and purpose, and a fun fact. It also includes an illustration of a child with that set of animal teeth! Kids can read these books cover to cover or skip around to find the animals that interest them. As an added bonus, it ends with tips and recommendations for human teeth care, along with a fun page that answers the question “Where do teeth come from?” Your children will love learning all about teeth with this book.
Once again, we love the National Geographic Readers because they are a fantastic way to research new topics with little ones! In the nonfiction book, Turtles, you and your young reader will learn all about these amazing reptiles. With tons of cool facts, interesting and beautiful photographs, and simple and engaging text, it is a great book to read when learning about the Letter T.
Like we’ve said (over and over!), we can’t get enough of the National Geographic Kids’ series! The Explore My World series reads more like a story, sharing oodles of interesting facts (about tigers, in this case) along the way. As we’ve come to expect from National Geographic, there are also plenty of beautiful photographs to illustrate the text. This book is a great way to learn about tigers, their behavior, how they communicate, and even how they play—oh, and it reinforces the letter T sound besides!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top 10 books for the Letter T! For more letter-themed ideas, including letter-themed crafts, snacks, and activities, check out our letter blog posts, like the Letter T post. And don’t forget to subscribe, so you can be the first to see our future letter book lists!!