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Instructional Media Center: Children's Literature Titles by Speech Sound

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Vowels

Close front rounded vowel  "y"

I went walking -- Williams E W675i

Yo! Yes? -- Raschka E R182y

r-colored or rhotic vowel 

/ɝ

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad dad --- Viorst E V814a

Are you my mother? -- Eastman E Ea79a   

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear -- Wood E W852l

/ɚ/

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad dad --- Viorst E V814a

Are you my mother? -- Eastman E Ea79a   

Jamberry -- Degan E D363j1

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear -- Wood E W852l

The three bears -- Barton E B285th

Consonant sounds

/θ/  (Voiceless dental non-sibilant fricative; "th")

The little engine that could -- Piper E P661l

/dʒ/ (Voiced palato-alveolar affricate; dg or "j")

The giant jam sandwich -- Lord E L884g

Jump, frog, jump -- Kalan E K124,

/ʃ/ (Voiceless palato-alveolar sibilant fricative)

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish -- Dr. Seuss E Se45one

/(Voiceless palato-alveolar sibilant affricate)

Chicka, chicka, boom boom -- Martin E M363c

Clusters

/r/

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear -- Wood E W852l

/s/

Amy loves the snow -- Hoban E H649a

Curious George goes to school -- E R33cs

Peter's chair -- Keats E K225p

Put me in the zoo -- Lopshire E L881p

Sammy the seal -- Hoff E H674s

The snail's spell -- Ryder E R975sn

The snowy day -- Keats E K225s

Some smug slug -- Edwards E Ed975s

Snow day -- Joosse E J741s

We're going on a bear hunt -- Rosen E R721w

complex /s/

Curious George goes to an ice cream shop -- E R33i

Blends

/l/

Sledding -- Winthrop E W737sl

/s/

Caps for sale -- Slobodkina E Sl53c

Fox in socks -- Dr. Seuss E Se45fox

The itsy, bitsy spider -- Trapani 782.42 T688i

Sledding -- Winthrop E W737sl

The very busy spider -- Carle E C192ve

White snow, bright snow -- Tresselt E T725w

Target sounds B - M

/b/

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see -- Martin E M365br

Chicka, chicka boom boom -- E M363c

Clifford the small red puppy -- Bridwell E B764c

The wheels on the bus -- Owen 782.42162 Ow2w

/ch/

Chicka, chicka boom boom -- E M363c

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

A fish out of water -- Palmer E P182f

Peter's chair -- Keats E K225p

/d/

The doorbell rang -- Hutchins E H97do

Barnyard dance -- Boynton E B711b

Digging up dinosaurs -- Aliki 568 Al45d

Harry the dirty dog -- Zion E Z67h

No David! -- Shannon E Sh19n

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

/f/

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

A fly went by -- McClintock E M131f

The foot book -- Dr. Seuss E Se45fo

Four famished foxes and Fosdyke -- Edwards E Ed975f

Little fur family -- Brown E B815lf

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish -- Dr. Seuss E Se45one

The three little pigs -- Marshall Em365t

/g/

Go, dog, go! -- Eastman E Ea79g

The three little pigs -- Wiesner E W638th

/h/

Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? -- Martin E 192p

/j/

The complete adventures of Curious George -- REy E R22co

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

A fish out of water -- Palmer E P182f

George Washington and the general's dog -- Murphy B W277Mu   

The giant jam sandwich -- Lord E L884g

Johnny Appleseed: my story -- Harrison B APPLESEED Ap52Ha         

Jump, frog, jump! -- Kalan E K124j

Me...Jane -- McDonnell B G61m                                          

Peter's chair -- Keats E K225p

/k/

Caps for sale -- Slobodkina E Sl53c

The carrot seed -- Krauss E K868c

The chick and the duckling -- Suteev E Su83c

Henny Penny -- Chicken Little [Zimmermann, illus.] 398.42 C432hz

Five little ducks -- Ives 808.8 N439h

From head to toe -- Carle E C192fro

Good morning, chick -- Ginsberg E G435g

Make way for ducklings -- McKloskey E M132m

One duck stuck -- Root E R678o

Two cool cows -- Speed E Sp32t

/l/

The grouchy ladybug -- Carle E C192g

Guess how much I love you -- McBratney E M122g

It looked like spilt milk -- Shaw E Sh26i

Leo the late bloomer -- Kraus E K867l

Library lion -- Lnudson E K7811

Little cloud -- Carle E C192l

Llama, Llama, red pajama -- Dewdney E D513lr

Leo the late bloomer -- Kraus E K867l

Look book -- Hoban 779 H652l

Love you forever -- Munsch E M927l

Lyle, Lyle crocodile -- Waber E W111l

Madeline -- Bemelmans E B423ma

There's a nightmare in my closet -- Mercer E M453t

/m/

Chicka, chicka, boom boom -- Martin E M363c

City mouse-country mouse -- Wallner 398.2 Ae88cw

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

Goodnight moon -- Brown E B815g

Green egss and ham -- Dr. Seuss E Se45gr

If you give a moose a muffin -- Numeroff E N917i

Is your mama a llama? -- Guarino E G92i

Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel -- Burton E B957m

The mitten: a UIkranian folktale -- Brett E B756m

My world: a companion to Goodnight moon -- Brown E B815m

Target sounds N - Z

/n/

Here are my hands -- Martin E M 365h

The teeny tiny woman: a ghost story -- Galdone E G132t

The mitten -- Brett E B756m

No, David -- Shannon E Sh19n

/p/

Clifford the small red puppy -- Bridwell E B764c

Hop on Pop -- E Se45pop

I am invited to a party -- Murphy 513 M959p

A pair of socks -- Murphy 513 M957p

/ps/

Caps for sale -- Slobodkina E Sl53c

/r/

Frog and Toad are friends -- Lobel E L783f

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear -- Wood E W852l

Mary wore her red dress and Henry wore his green sneakers -- Peek E P344m

My red umbrella -- Bright E B768u

The very hungry caterpillar -- Carle E C192v

/s/

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

A fish out of water -- Palmer E P182f

I see, you saw -- E K147i

If you give a mouse a cookie -- Numeroff E N917mc

The itsy, bitsy spider -- Trapani 782.42 T688i

Miss Nelson is missing -- Allard E Al52m

Oh, cats -- Buck E B853o

Seaweed soup -- Murphy 511.3 M957s

Sid and Sam -- Buck E B853s

Silly Sally -- Wood E W851s

Some smug slug -- Edwards E Ed975s

Town mouse, country mouse -- Brett 398.2 B756to

/sh/

A fish out of water -- Palmer E P182f

Peter's chair -- Keats E K225p

Sheep on a ship -- Shaw E Sh27sh

Splash! -- Jones E J692s

Splish, splash! -- Weeks E W418sp

/sp/

Each peach pear plum : an "I spy" story -- Ahlberg E Ah47e

Where's Spot? -- Hill E H5512w

/st/

Draw me a star -- Carle E C192dr

/t/

The teeny tiny woman: a ghost story -- Galdone E G132t

Where's spot -- Hill E H5512w

/v/

Does a kangeroo have a mother too? -- Carle E C192dk

Guess how much I love you -- McBratney E M122g

Fix it -- McPhail E W4352f

Love you forever -- E M927l

The very busy spider -- Carle E C192ve

The very hungry caterpillar -- Carle E C192v

/w/

The wheels on the bus -- Kovalski E K851w or Owen 782.42162 Ow2w

Where the wild things are -- Sendak E Se55w

Where's spot -- Hill E H5512w

Whistle for Willie -- Keats E K225w

The worrywarts -- Edwards E Ed975w

/y/

Yo! Yes? -- Raschka E R182y

/z/

If I ran the zoo -- Dr. Seuss E Se45if

Multiple target sounds

/w/ and "y"

I went walking -- Williams E W675i

Yo! Yes? -- Raschka E R182y

/x,y,z/

Feast for 10 -- Fallwell E F199f

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

Initial sounds

/ch/

Chicka, chicka boom boom -- E M363c

/f/

Gingerbread boy -- Galdone 398.2 G131g

The foot book -- Dr. Seuss E Se45fb

/g/

Three billy goats gruff -- Galdone 398.481 As16Tg

/h/

Hop on Pop -- Dr. Seuss E Se45hop

I want my hat back -- Klassen E K666i

/k/

The carrot seed -- Krauss E K868c

Three little kittens -- Galdone E G132th

/m/

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed -- Christelow E C462f

Goodnight moon -- Brown E B815g

If you give a moose a muffin -- Numeroff E N917i

/p/

The three little pigs -- Galdone E T414g

/r/

Are you my mother? -- Eastman E Ea79a  

The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear -- Wood E W852l

A rainbow of my own -- Freeman E F877r

/s/

Silly Sally -- Wood E W851s

 

Final sounds

/f/

Give me half -- Murphy 513.2 M957h

Three billy goats gruff -- Galdone 398.481 As16Tg

Three little pigs -- Galdone E T414g

/g/

Hello red fox -- Carle E C192he

/k/

Duck on a bike -- Shannon E Sh19d

One duck stuck -- Root E R678o

/sh/

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish -- Dr. Seuss E Se45one

The rainbow fish -- Pfister E P482r

/t/

I went walking -- Williams E W675i

Katy no-pocket -- Payne E P292k

Multiple sounds

Final /s/ and /z/

Fox in socks -- Dr. Seuss E Se45fox

Millions of cats -- Gag E G121m

The rose in my garden -- Lobel E L783r

Who's sick today -- Cherry E C424w

Initial and final /k/ and /g/

Caps for sale -- Slobodkina E Sl53c

Bark, George -- Feiffer E F323b

Whose mouse are you? -- Kraus E K867w

Ten black dots -- Crew E C867te

Initial and medial /s/

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? -- Martin E M365br

Initial, medial, and final /s/ clusters

Any "I Spy" book -- Micklethwait

Goodnight, moom -- Brown E B815g

Goodnight, goodnight -- Rice E R361g

Initial /sh/ and /ch/

Dots, spots, speckles, and stripes -- Hoban E H652d

Each peach pear plum : an "I spy" story -- Ahlberg E Ah47e

Shoes, shoes, shoes -- Schereiber 391 M831s

Sleepy book -- Zolotow 591.5 Z75sl

Some smug slug -- Edwards E Ed975s

Initial, medial, and final /th/

The little engine that could -- Piper E P661l

Kiing Bidgood's in the bathtub -- Wood E W851k

Thump, thump, rat-a-tat-tat -- Baer E B145t2

Thunder cake -- Polacco E P757tc

Little Rabbit's loose tooth -- Bale E B315l

Over, under and through -- Hoban E H652o

The bear's toothache -- McPhail E M241b