Teaching Nouns with Great Kids Books

We really like teaching nouns. Children seem to "get" them fairly quickly -- easier than other parts of speech! The books below can add some fun to those language arts lessons.  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. 

We definitely need to grow this list with more great children's books for teaching nouns. If you happen to know any children's books that are great to use when teaching nouns, please do let us know!

Books for Teaching Nouns
with links to buy from Amazon

Nouns and Verbs
Have a Field Day

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

by Robin Pulver

1st grade - 4th grade

A Book About Nouns

(teaches all about nouns,
including common nouns,
proper nouns, 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 Cache of Jewels
and Other Collective
(defines collective nouns, then

gives 25 vibrant examples)
by Ruth Heller

1st 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

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

collective nouns)

by Rick Walton
Kindergarten - 5th 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

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