Books That Teach Adverbs

If you teach adverbs, the following children's books can help -- adding a little fun and some 'real world' examples to your lessons. Nothing like seeing it in action. If you have students who are struggling with adverbs, hopefully one or more of the books below can help. They were written specifically for this purpose. :)

Adverbs can be a tricky for kids. Actually, they are even tricky for many adults. For example, how many times have you seen 'ly' incorrectly omitted in commercial signage, like: "Slippery surface. Walk slow."  Maybe teachers should carry Sharpies!  We must save the adverbs. :)

For other parts of speech, visit our list of books for teaching language arts.

Great Books to Teach Adverbs

Dearly, Nearly,

What Is an Adverb
(Words are Categorical series)

2nd grade - 4th grade

Suddenly Alligator
Adventures in Adverbs 
(a boy travels thru a swamp
and meets an alligator)
2nd grade - 4th grade

Lazily, Crazily, Just
a Bit Nasally

More About Adverbs
(Words are Categorical series)
2nd grade - 4th grade

Tillie's Tuba
(adverbs describe how a girl
plays her beloved tuba)
Grammar Tales series
1st grade - 3rd grade

Up, Up and Away
A Book About Adverbs
(part of the popular World
of Language series)
2nd grade - 4th grade

The Big Problem
and the Squirrel Who
Eventually Solved It
(we're working on a review)
2nd grade - 4th grade

If You Were an Adverb
what adverbs are and
when & how to use them)
1st grade - 4th grade

by Margaret Wild
(a story that's full of adverbs)

The Maestro Plays
but it'd be great for teaching
adverbs to older kids too!)
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

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