So many sight word books are available on the market for teaching emergent readers. Check out these tried and true sight word books and sets.
When kids first learn how to read, it’s important for them to learn sight words alongside phonics. Give kids these top sight word books to expand their knowledge!
Sight Word Books for Teaching and Reading with Kids
Because sight words cannot be sounded out, they must be memorized. When kids learn to read, knowing the most common sight words helps them be more successful. The more sight words they know, the more confidently they read an unfamiliar text. These books are the best for helping kids reach their reading potential.
Table of Contents
- Sight Word Books for Teaching and Reading with Kids
- Book Sets
- Nonfiction Sight Word Books
- Resources to Help You Teach Sight Words
- More Sight Word Teaching Ideas
Sight Word Books Series and Individual Books
Look for sight word books that kids will love, and that include interesting characters and storylines. Choose ones that look interesting on the cover, and have fun illustrations inside. Also, take a look inside with the child to see if the sight words used are familiar. If they aren’t, practice them ahead of time. In doing so, kids feel more successful when they read the text. These top sight word books include the most common sight words and will keep kids’ interest.
1. Ed & Fred Books: Fun with Ed & Fred and See Fred Run – Kids will have fun learning with Ed and Fred, two silly characters who help kids learn more than 50 sight words. Emergent readers will learn the most common sight words, as well as more advanced ones.
2. Learn to Read with Fat Cat – Here’s a book that is both educational and funny! Kids practice the most common Dolch sight words with this set of silly stories about, well… a fat cat.
3. Sight Word Readers by Rozanne Lanczak Williams: Each book in this series introduces a new sight word within a delightful story. Written by a popular children’s author. Titles include:
- Here Is My Cat – Your emergent reader will love reading this sight word book, filled with cats as pets!
- What Can I Be? – The possibilities are endless with this sight word book. Have fun discussing what your kids want to be after reading this story.
- The Dog – What would it be like to take care of a dog? Kids will discover the answer while also learning about sight words.
- My Friends – Kids will love reading about this group of friends as they practice those sight words.
- Sisters and Brothers, Brothers and Sisters – It’s amazing what sisters and brothers can do when they work together! The pictures enhance the text, creating a story that kids will enjoy.
- We Are the Monsters! – Monsters aren’t scary at all with this book. What a fun way for kids to learn about sight words!
- Bugs in Your Backyard – Have you ever wondered about the bugs that live in your backyard? Discover more about them with this sight word book.
- My Loose Tooth – What happens when a tooth is loose? Kids will enjoy finding the answer with this book.
4. Sarah Gets Angry – Will the main characters in this story solve their problems? Kids will enjoy discovering the answer.
5. High-Frequency Readers: Books such as School and I Can See in this series by Scholastic keeps children’s attention. They have vibrant photos that will keep kids interested as they learn all about topics like school days and wildlife.
Book sets are ideal for emergent readers. They include different topics and characters that will help keep kids reading. Many times, you can find popular characters that will spark your kid’s interest. From Disney princesses to Curious George, these book sets are perfect for helping kids practice their sight words.
1. Sight Word Readers: Learning the First 50 Sight Words in a Snap – This sight word set comes complete with parent tips and a mini-workbook! Each book practices a different set of sights words, helping kids achieve mastery.
2. Meet the Sight Words: This series of book sets expand in levels to meet children’s needs.
- Meet the Sight Words: Level 1 – When introducing sight words to your child, start with just a few of the most common sight words. These books are level 1, making them perfect for your beginning reader.
- Meet the Sight Words: Level 2 – Kids will learn some of the top Fry and Dolch sight words with this book set, helping them succeed at reading.
- Meet the Sight Words: Level 3 – These books teach sight words to your advanced reader, giving kids loads of practice.
3. Sight Word Tales – Read-alouds are often used to help teach sight words. This is a set of storybooks that help teach kids the top 100 of them.
4. Curious George Sight Words – Here are some great sight word books for kids who love Curious George. This boxed set also comes with flashcards, an achievement chart, and a parent guide.
5. Bob Books: A simple but well-known and highly adored set of easy readers. The short, repetitive stories encourage reading success.
- Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten – Get kindergarteners started with 30 high-frequency sight words.
- Bob Books Sight Words: 1st Grade – Here’s a great sight word set for practicing more complex sentences, for kids reading at a 1st-grade level.
6. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sight Words Book Set – Teach your child all about sight words using Mickey Mouse! This lovable character will get kids excited about reading.
7. Disney Princess Reading Adventures: Level 1 – The Disney Princesses are here to teach kids how to read sight words. This boxed set has 10 books filled with princess adventures.
Nonfiction Sight Word Books
In addition to fiction books, be sure to expose kids to nonfiction ones. Nonfiction books include different vocabulary and writing styles. These nonfiction sight word books are a great place to start!
1. Nonfiction Sight Word Readers by Scholastic: The real-world descriptions and facts included in these books will spark children’s interest as well as allow them sight words practice.
- Nonfiction Sight Word Readers: Level A – Kids will love practicing sight words while learning about interesting nonfiction topics with these sight word books. Be Kind, The Eagle Can Fly, and Blue For You are just a few of the titles that will keep kids engaged and reading.
- Nonfiction Sight Word Readers: Level B – As your child’s reading level progresses, use this level B pack to practice even more sight words. This set includes fun nonfiction topics such as animals, seasons, and even cars!
2. National Geographic Kids Sight Words Box Set – There are adorable animals in these sight word books! The vivid photos in each book will make each topic fun to learn.
3. Nonfiction Sight Word Readers by Newmark Learning: A boxed set of perfectly written books filled with interesting topics that kids love. Of course, sight words are placed throughout the book as well!
- Nonfiction Sight Word Readers: Set 1 – Use science, social studies, and math to learn all about sight words. It includes 24 books, such as At the Shore and Look at the Shapes.
- Nonfiction Sight Word Readers: Set 2 – These nonfiction books will teach kids all about important topics, as well as sight words. Kids will learn more than 24 important sight words.
4. Emergent Reader Science Series: With books that cover Science topics, curiosity keeps children reading. Learn Science as well as sight words with these books, such as:
- The Four Seasons – What makes each of the seasons unique? Kids discover the answer in this book.
- How’s the Weather? – This book teaches sight words while sharing important vocabulary and facts about weather.
The best sight word books are ones that will help kids develop their reading skills. There are so many topics and titles available, which means that there’s something for every emergent reader. Try some of these books out today!
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