12 Amazing Alliteration Books for Little Learners

Alliteration books for little learners

Welcome to the place where all my passions come together. Language and literacy come together in these fun alliteration books. Wonderful words meet adorable illustrations in these tongue-twisting tales.

As a Speech and Language Pathologist with more than 20 years of experience working in schools and with private clients, I can tell you how important it is for kids to have the proper foundation before they can learn to read. Alliteration is one of the pieces of the foundation and the best part is that practicing alliteration is one of the most fun things you can do with your kids. Who doesn’t love a great tongue twister?

Not only will these alliteration books help develop reading readiness skills, but they will be fun for all ages. Whether you are a parent, aunt, teacher, or book lover, you are in for a treat with these alliteration picture books.

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Alliteration Books

What is Alliteration

Alliteration is the same sound repeated in words that are next to each other or close together. An example is: the sweet sound of singing

Why are Alliteration Books Important?

Alliteration books are important because of the emphasis on the sounds of the words. This is one of the first steps in reading readiness.

Preschool Alliteration Books

jamberry

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

This was Kirsten’s favorite book to read to her kids and as soon as you look at the pictures and start reading it, you will understand why. The rhythm of the story and the non-sensical rhymes make the book completely captivating. 

A boy and a bear head out on an adventure to pick berries in this delightful classic kids book. Marshmallow Cattails? Waffle and butter lily pads? Yes, please!

As a bonus, there is counting in this alliteration picture book as well. No list of first books for baby would be complete without this adorable read.

Why We Love This Book: It has rhythm and rhyme, counting, and alliteration, and it is adorable.
Appropriate for ages 0-5
Find this book in Alliteration Books / Counting Books / Rhyming Books / Best Board Books / Kids Food Books

Sheep in a jeep

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw

These sheep are driving and get stuck in the mud. The entire story does not rhyme but there are many rhyming words from the same word family. It is funny and perfect for a young reader. Everyone in my family can still recite every word of this one!

This is a perfect book to include in a list of children’s books with alliteration because there are a few examples in this hilarious and silly book.

many marvelous monsters

Many Marvelous Monsters by Ed Heck

Join these marvelous monsters in their talent show where they each perform amazing monster feats like performing puppet plays and lifting large lizards.

Your preschool-aged child will laugh out loud at the hilarious monsters in this pick from our list of alliteration books.

Alphabet Alliteration Books

Dr. Seuss ABC

Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s by Dr. Seuss

This book is a classic. It is hilarious enough to read over and over!!! Told with his signature illustrations and wacky words, Dr. Suess’s take on the ABCs is sure to delight toddlers everywhere.

This is a perfect pick in alliteration books for preschool kids. It is just silly enough to keep even the littlest readers engaged.

chicka chicka

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Rhyming? check. Letters? check. This classic book checks so many boxes with the added bonus that it is fun to read with your kids.

Even the name itself is a perfect example of alliteration in books. If you have not picked up this alphabet book, it is a must-read for any preschool child and a perfect book to help with reading readiness as well.

superhero ABC

Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod

I have never met any child who didn’t think this book was hilarious.  The funny superhero names on each page have kids laughing in this alphabet book.

Children’s Books with Alliteration

fox in socks

Fox in Sox: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Tongue Tanglers by Dr. Seuss

This classic alliteration book is a twisty, turny, tongue-scrambling dream come true for word-lovers like me and a nightmare if you try and read this too quickly.

I absolutely love to read about the Tweetle beetle battles with their paddles in puddles… If you are looking for alliteration in books, this one is the clear champion.

Absolutely Awful Alphabet

Absolutely Awful alphabet by Mordechai Gerstein

This pick from our alliteration books could also find itself on our list of 22 Alphabet Books Helpful for Toddlers Learning Their ABCs.

This alphabet is not nice. The B is a bully and P is particularly putrid. Your little alliteration lover will get a kick out of these hilarious examples of alliteration in books.

Great Fuzz Frenzy

The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Susan Stevens Crummel

When a tennis ball rolls into a prairie dog hole, everyone wants a little piece of the fuzz- until the fuzz runs out and the frenzy begins.

This is a hilarious children’s book with alliteration!

z was zapped

Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

This is one of the alliteration books that is a little darker. One at a time, each letter of the alphabet meets the end in some obscure way that is also alliteration.

As an alphabet book, this is not great for young kids but older children will find this book absolutely hilarious and we love it.

Alliteration in Books for School Aged Children

animalia

Animalia by Graeme Base

In 10 years, I don’t think I have ever found everything on ANY page in this book. The illustrations are completely amazing, creative, and mesmerizing as well. This is the alphabet book that I can read with all my kids (including my 16-year-old).

This is one of the best alliteration books I have ever read and the fact that it is also a mystery makes it a wonderful pick for the whole family.

if you were alliteration

If You Were Alliteration by Trisha Speed Shaskan

If you are not sure what alliteration in books looks like, this is the picture book that will explain it all. With its adorable pictures and amazing alliteration examples, this is the perfect book for an alliteration lover.

Princess Prunella

Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood

Just in time for International Tongue-Twister Day (The second Sunday in November), we have THE alliteration book. This is one of the alliteration picture books that is more than a few tongue twisters on each page.

It is the story of Princess Prunella who grows a peanut on her nose when she says mean things. She has to learn to be kind. What is better than children’s books with alliteration and a lesson?

fishing the air

Fishing in the Air by Sharon Creech

This beautifully illustrated book is filled with similes and metaphors in which trees become standing soldiers. The river is clear and cool.

This is a book that older children will love because the descriptions are as gorgeous as the illustrations.

The importance of Reading

The Importance of Reading and 7 Helpful Reading Readiness Tips

If you love these alliteration books, check out this post on the importance of reading.

Alphabet Books for Learning ABCS

22 Alphabet Books Helpful for Toddlers Learning Their ABCs

If you are looking for more alliteration books, check out these alphabet books.

Which are your favorite alliteration books?

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