Find the perfect alliteration book to read to your students or child! When working on alliteration and phonological awareness for kindergarten or preschool, having a great alliteration read aloud is a great tool to help children listen for alliteration. Older children can read these books and work on identifying alliteration.
After you’ve appreciated and absorbed the alliteration allegories, take a peek at some of our other favorite reads in our blog post about the best preschool books!
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
A perfect book for kids who love superheroes and comic books! Drawn in a comic book style, this ABC book follows superheroes from A to Z with some pretty silly superhero skills. From Bubble Man to Volcano Man, these zany superhero powers will have your kids laughing and coming up with some of their own alliterative superhero ideas.
Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Trouble awaits the slug as he heads to the top of the slippery slope. The other animals try to warn him but he smugly sludges on with his slimy self. What kind of trouble is waiting for him at the top of the slope? This book is packed with alliteration using the letter ‘S,’ which makes it super fun and silly to read and so engaging for preschoolers. My four-year-old son absolutely loves this book, plus he loves looking for the hidden letter ‘S’ on each page!
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James Dean
Everyone loves Pete the Cat and this book gets kids excited about the perfect pizza party! The authors use alliteration to focus on the letter P sound and the story gets pretty silly as the animals consider pickles, popcorn, and pistachios as pizza toppings. Such a fun read and a great introduction to alliterative concepts.
Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards
A book full of alliteration and designed to build confidence and encourage children to be happy with who they are. Clara Caterpillar is full of confidence and courage as she changes into a lovely butterfly. She turns out to be a cream-colored butterfly and is able to camouflage herself from a nearby crow as she saves her butterfly friends from nearly being eaten. Clara learns to help others and be completely content with her characteristics.
Old MacDonald Had a Dragon by Ken Baker
Kids love dragons and this version of the classic song is perfect for teaching alliteration. The farmer loves his dragon but there is one big problem… the dragon is eating up all of his farm animals! The author does a great job infusing alliteration throughout the story and the dragon is especially good at using fun vocabulary to describe those tasty animals. Kids love this silly rendition of a favorite song!
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson
These peeping piggies find themselves in some trouble as they wander through the garden and the pumpkin patch and even into the bull’s pen! The author cleverly uses alliteration and rhyme on each page to share of these adventurous piggies and their day on the farm.
The Spaghetti Slurping Sewer Serpent by Laura Ripes
This book is a perfect example of how alliteration adds interest and fun to a story. In this book, a young boy believes that there is a spaghetti slurping serpent in his sewer and makes a plan to find out once and for all! The focus letter in this story is the letter S and the author does an outstanding job making this book fun, silly, and tongue twisting!
The Worrywarts by Pamela Duncan Edwards
These worrywarts have a big problem on their hands… they can’t stop worrying about what will go wrong on their walk! Wasps? Warthogs? Wild weather? With an alliterative focus on the letter ‘W,’ this fun kids book is alliteration at its best.
Chips and Cheese and Nana’s Knees: What is Alliteration? by Brian P. Cleary
Perfect for elementary aged kids, this book provides details into how alliteration works, gives lots of fun and interesting examples, and even shares some alliteration rules. The bright and colorful illustrations give the alliterative sentences even more interest.