Phonemic Awareness Books for Children

Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made of discrete sounds. If children cannot distinguish individual sounds, or phonemes, within words, they have difficulty learning to read and write. 

The books on this list help pre-readers focus on the sounds in words. They are meant to be read to the child, and caregivers can guide listening by asking questions such as: “What sound do most of those words end with?” or “Where do you hear the /b/ sound?”

"Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire
Artist/Author/Cast:
Martin Jr., Bill; Egielski, Richard (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.8 M3792f
Description:

Once Mrs. McGuire points out the fire, other working women with rhyming names help spread the word.

ABC I Like Me!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carlson, Nancy
Call Number:
JP Carlson
Description:

See how easy it is to feel good about yourself letter by letter.

Asana and the Animals
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nichols, Grace; Adams, Sarah (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811 N6186
Description:

Follow Asana through her charming encounters with the animals of her real and dream worlds.

Bear Snores On
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wilson, Karma; Chapman, Jane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Wilson
Description:

Everyone comes into Bear's cave to warm up, but Bear just snores on!

Dinosaur Roar!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stickland, Paul; Stickland, Henrietta
Call Number:
JP Stickland
Description:

Pint-sized paleontologists will be roaring for more after reading this fun-filled book.

Down by the Cool of the Pool
Artist/Author/Cast:
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Call Number:
JP Mitton
Description:

It's hot, and Frog and the other animals have found the perfect way to stay cool!

Edwina the Emu
Artist/Author/Cast:
Knowles, Sheena; Clement, Rod (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Knowles
Description:

What's the perfect job for an emu? Read this delightful rhyming story to find out.

Good Night Pillow Fight
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cook, Sally; Cornell, Laura (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Cook
Description:

No one wants to go to sleep in this funny story.

Grandma`s Cat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ketteman, Helen; Winborn, Marsha Lynn (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Ketteman
Description:

Grandma's cat is so furry and cute, why won't he hold still long enough to be friends?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane; Teague, Mark (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Yolen
Description:

Find out how little dinosaurs get ready for bed in this funny story.

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