Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Best Books for Kids with Hyperlexia

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A list of 70+ books for kids with hyperlexia. Yes, finally a list of books that is hyperlexic kid approved!

When my hyperlexic son was a toddler, I read the book Dr. Seuss's ABC too many times to count. It was quickly ingrained in my head because he wanted to read it all the time. Actually, I wonder if I still know it off by heart or not?


When I was reflecting on these memories a few weeks ago, I became curious. What books did other parents of hyperlexic children read on repeat?

Well, I decided to find out!

I recently asked some parents of hyperlexic children to share the titles of the most loved books in their house.

The books their hyperlexic children have read over and over and over...until the spines fall off. Much like our copy of Dr. Seuss' ABC book (scroll down to the bottom of this super old blog post).

The books that get dragged around town, in the car, on the plane, to the playground...

The ones the kids would sign out constantly from the library (I'm looking at you book #5 in the number section!).

The books kids with hyperlexia hang onto while they fall asleep for the night.

Below you will find some of the best loved books for children with hyperlexia. Who knows...maybe you'll find a new favorite for your child!

Yep, I've gone ahead and compiled the ultimate list of hyperlexic kid approved books!

The best books for kids with hyperlexia

70+ Hyperlexic Kid Approved Books!

ABC, Alphabet, & Word Fun Books

  1. Dr. Seuss' ABC by Dr. Seuss
  2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  3. Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry
  4. Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
  5. Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood
  6. Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood
  7. Did You Take the B From My Book? by Beck & Matt Stanton
  8. Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner
  9. Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
  10. Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli
  11. Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs by Nate Evans
  12. Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types by Sharon Werner
  13. P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar
  14. Search and Find Alphabet of Alphabets by AJ Wood & Mike Jolley
  15. AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First by Aleathea Kontis
  16. LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
  17. Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game by Mary Elting & Michael Folsom
  18. Letter Town: A Seek-and-Find Alphabet Adventure by Darren Farrell
  19. Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
  20. If the S in Moose Comes Loose by Peter Hermann
  21. Richard Scarry's Best Picture Dictionary Ever by Richard Scarry
  22. Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book by Richard Scarry

Math, Shape, & Number Books

  1. Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli
  2. The Wacky & Wonderful World Through Numbers by Steve Martin
  3. Bugs by the Numbers by Sharon Werner
  4. How Many Jelly Beans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers by Andrea Menotti
  5. Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E. Wells
  6. Can You Count Ten Toes? Count to 10 in 10 Different Languages by Lezlie Evans
  7. How Much is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
  8. 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story by Tara Lazar
  9. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Telling Time from Usborne Books
  10. Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers by David A. Adler
  11. Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin Jr.
  12. Square (Shape Trilogy) by Mac Barnett
  13. A Place for Zero by Angeline Sparagna LoPresti
  14. 123 Peas by Keith Baker
  15. Apple Countdown by Joan Holub
  16. Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  17. Eric the Red: An Action-Packed Maths Adventure by Caroline Glicksman
  18. Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  19. The Numberlys by William Joyce
  20. Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard by Laurie Keller
  21. Nine Town (Ready, Set, Count!) by Nadia Higgins

Science Books: Space, Periodic Tables, & More!

  1. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space from National Geographic Kids
  2. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs from National Geographic Kids
  3. 100 Things to Know About Space from Usborne Books
  4. 100 Things to Know About Food from Usborne Books
  5. 100 Things to Know About the Human Body from Usborne Books
  6. 100 Things to Know About Science from Usborne Books
  7. The Planets: A Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System presented by Smithsonian
  8. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Computers & Coding from Usborne Books
  9. Usborne Lift-the-Flap Periodic Table from Usborne Books
  10. Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie
  11. Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space by Dominic Walliman
  12. Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey by Dominic Walliman
  13. Basher Science Books

Books That Fit into Multiple Categories

  1. 123 Versus ABC by Mike Boldt
  2. ABCs of Space by Chris Ferrie
  3. ABCs of Mathematics by Chris Ferrie
  4. Eric and the Red Planet: A Space Adventure With Numbers by Caroline Glicksman

Other Favorites Among Hyperlexic Kids!

  1. Elephant & Piggie Series by Mo Willems
  2. The Pigeon Series by Mo Willems
  3. Semicolons, Cupcakes, & Cucumbers by Steve Newberry 
  4. Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray
  5. The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  6. Press Here by Herve Tullet
  7. Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
  8. Little Green Peas by Keith Baker
  9. Old MacDonald's Farm (Poke-A-Dot!) from innovativeKids
  10. This Book is Red by Beck & Matt Stanton
  11. Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
  12. Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  13. This is a Ball by Beck & Matt Stanton

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