Teaching Similes with Children's Books -- Best Books ListHanoch Piven. Loaded with delightful similes. Lots of potential for kids to create their own portraits or portraits of their favorite book characters. Picture Book. All the Places to Love.
Metaphors and Similes
Below are great kids books to use when teaching similes and metaphors to kids of all ages. Children's book authors are well known for peppering their books with similes and metaphors. This is page two of our list. Page one has our favorite similes and metaphors books. If you haven't seen that list yet, check there first in order to see the best books for teaching similes.
The list below contains the books I have used over the years for teaching figurative language. Some of them are designed to teach about figurative language and some of them are books with figurative language woven naturally into the poem or story. We have a free graphic organizer and figurative language definition cards included in that post. These are books with a purpose of teaching kids about figurative language. Some are explicit, while others are just plain silly and would need a little explanation for some children.
Picture Books to Teach Similes and Metaphors
Read aloud picture books to exemplify how writers use smilies and metaphors to convey meaning. Use these mentor texts to teach similes and metaphors in your writing workshop. And that makes everything feel better.
Carolinda Clatter! Mordicai Gerstein. Roaring Brook Press, The town of Pupickton is very quiet because it is built on top of a sleeping giant. Carolinda is born a very noisy child who inevitably awakens the giant. Picture Book. The Barn Owls.