Teaching Nouns
with Great Kids Books

We really like teaching nouns. The kids get them quickly -- easier than other parts of speech! The books below can add some fun.  The children's books at the top of this list are for early introductions to nouns -- essentially defining nouns and giving engaging examples. Then, further down this list are noun books for older kids, especially books focused on collective nouns.

If you know other great children's books that are good for teaching nouns at the elementary school level, please let us know!

Nouns and Verbs Have
a Field Day

(cute story that teaches that
sentences need nouns & verbs)

by Robin Pulver

1st grade - 4th grade

A Book About Nouns
(teaches all about nouns, including common, proper, abstract...)

by Ruth Heller
3rd grade -7th grade

One Sheep, Two Sheep:
A Book of Collective Nouns

(adorable counting book that
also teaches collective nouns)
by Patricia Byers

2nd grade - 4th grade

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink:
What is a Noun?

(Words are CATegorical)
by Brian Cleary
2nd grade - 4th grade

Chicken in the City  
(country chicken LuLu heads to
the big city where she finds a
plethora of nouns)

by Maria Fleming
2nd grade - 4th grade

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of
Slime: More about Nouns

(Words are CATegorical)
by Brian Cleary
2nd grade - 4th grade

Incredible Ned: You Could
See What He Said
(every time
Ned says a noun, it
appears over his head)
by Bill Maynard

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

If You Were a Noun   
(a Word Fun series book that
uses an outer space theme
to teach about nouns)

by Michael Dahl
1st grade - 3rd grade

A Rattle of Bones:
(A Halloween Book of
Collective Nouns)

by Kipling West
2nd grade - 5th grade

Herd of Cows!
Flock of Sheep
animals team up to save the
farm! -- teaches
collective nouns)

by Rick Walton
Kindergarten - 5th grade

A Cache of Jewels
and Other Collective Nouns
(defines collective nouns, then

gives 25 vibrant examples)
by Ruth Heller

1st grade - 4th grade

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