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?”
"Slinky Malinki was blacker than black, a stalking and lurking adventurous cat!" You'll love reading about Slinky's nighttime adventures!
Snort out loud at the surprise ending for this smug slug — as you practice finding and hearing the letter "s".
Tanka the elephant and Skunk the skunk play the drums, finding music in the sounds of the other animals' names.
Follow ten little caterpillars on their adventures.
When lonely Miss Mary Lynn MacIntosh brings Blue home from the pound, all of his friends soon follow.
A humpback whale makes friends and has adventures with a tiny snail.
This boy has some crazy creatures living in his house!
A simple counting book about two little girls in a Mexican market who are buying presents for their mother.