This Sense of Hearing Books for Kids list will go great with the 5 Senses theme. Kids will learn more about how we experience our surroundings with our ears through these beautifully illustrated and engaging picture books.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr
Bill Martin’s playful story introduces a parade of rowdy zoo animals. As each new animal appears on the bright, colorful pages, children will love to imagine and copy the noises that the braying zebra, roaring lion, fluting flamingo and other amazing animals make.
Say Zoop! by Herve Tullet
Through simple instructions, this book guides its readers to run their fingers along the shapes and lines while making lots of fun sounds. The sounds start off simple and then grow in complexity as the book progresses. It’s a fantastic book for working on speech difficulties.
Too Much Noise, by Ann McGovern
Peter complains his house is too noisy so a wise man advises him to obtain some rather unusual house guests. With easy to read text and lots of repetition without being dull, this story is always a hit. A perfect addition to this Sense of Hearing Books for Kids list.
Bark George, by Jules Feiffer
A hilarious story about a dog who can’t… Bark. When George’s mother tells her pup to bark, George goes “Meow,” When she asks him again, he goes “Oink.” What’s going on with George? Readers will be delighted with the surprise ending.
Down by the Station, by Jules Feiffer
There are so many things to see down by the station; engines, buses, taxis and more.
Mice Squeak, We Speak, by Tomie dePaola
Crickets creak. Mice squeak. Sheep baa. But I SPEAK! Three children lead us through a crazy quilt of animals and the sounds they make. Listeners won’t be able to resist roaring, hooting, and neighing along!
The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak
A book with no pictures might seem boring and serious. Except for one thing … Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say Blork. Or Bluurf! And even if the words include things like Blaggity Blaggity and My Head is Made of Blueberry Pizza!
Dogs Noisy Day, by Emma Dodd
Dog is on the go from the moment a bird makes it’s very first chirp in the morning. He barks and barks at all the wonderful animals he sees and hears throughout the day.
The Listening Walk, by Paul Showers
A girl takes a quiet walk with her dad and identifies the many different sounds they hear. Give it a try! Close your eyes at home, school or anywhere you go. It might just remind you of all the wonders around us.
Sounds All Around, by Wendy Pfeffer
Sounds are all around us. Just by clapping your hands and snapping your fingers, you’re making sounds. Kids will love to find out how people and animals use different kinds of sounds to communicate.
The Sounds Around Town, by Maria Carluccio
Children will love mimicking the sounds and sights of the city in this busy, interactive book that is designed to boost listening skills! The vibrant collage illustrations will keep the kids looking for new sounds to learn.