Teaching Adjectives
with Great Children's Books

Below are some fun books for teaching adjectives. All books have adjectives, of course, but did you know there are also some books that have been written expressly to explain what adjectives and then provide lots of examples to show!

About half the books below directly teach adjectives, and the other books are just good "mentor texts" for adjectives. These are books that do a good job of using adjectives to tell a compelling story or convey information.  And, some of the book listings below have activity and lesson ideas. Be sure to click the links. :)

We'd love to add some more books to this list. Adjectives are something teachers need to teach over and over for it to stick. Know any good ones to add?

Best Books for Teaching Adjectives

If You Were an Adjective
(great introduction, part
of the Word Fun series)

1st grade - 4th grade



The Bug Book 
(Grammar Tales: Adjectives)
1st grade - 3rd grade



Many Luscious Lollipops
A Book About Adjectives  
(World of Language series)
1st grade - 4th grade



Hairy, Scary, Ordinary
What Is an Adjective?
(Words are Categorical series)
1st grade - 4th grade



A is for Angry
An Animal and
Adjective Alphabet

Preschool & Up



Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky
More About Adjectives 
(Words are Categorical)
1st grade - 4th grade



Go, Dog, Go! 
(I Can Read It All By Myself
book with lots of adjectives)

Preschool - 2nd grade



Old Hat, New Hat 
(a Berenstain Bears series
book with lots of adjectives)
Preschool - 2nd grade



Pig Pigger Piggest
(a retelling of the three little
pigs, but full of superlatives)

1st grade - 4th grade



The Woods
(cute story that has lots
of adjectives)

Preschool - 3rd grade



A You're Adorable
(goes thru an alphabet of
kind describing words)

Preschool - 2nd grade



Things that are most
in the world

(comparative adjectives)

Preschool - 3rd grade



Beast Feast
(fun poems about animals,
each FULL of adjectives)
2nd grade - 5th grade



Beetle Bop
(describes different kinds of
beetles, some with adjectives)

Preschool - 2nd grade



Fun Dog, Sun Dog
(a boy describes his dog
using
lots of adjectives)
Preschool - 3rd grade


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books for teaching adjectives