Books, Stories, and Games that Reinforce Speech Sound Targets

Final "s' and "z" (possessives, plurals, and other words)
  • Any counting book
  • Any book with simple, repetitive phrases that incorporate "is," or contractions like "What's?" or "Where's?"
  • Double Decker, Double Decker, Double Decker Bus, Wolcott
  • Fox in Socks, Dr. Suess
  • Millions of Cats, Gag
  • Possessives:Monkey's Banana...Monkeys' Bananas, and Other Words That Show Ownership, Hanson
  • The Rose in My Garden, Lobel
  • Sam's Teddy Bear, Lingren
  • Who's Sick Today?, Cherry
  • Whose Footprints, Coxe
  • Whose Mouse Are You?, Kraus
  • Here Comes a Bus. Ziefert
  • Who Hops?, Davis
  • Ten Black Dots, Crew
Initial and medial "s"
  • Any dinosaur book
  • Any counting book ("six, seven...")
  • Who is the Beast?, Baker
  • I See, You Saw, Karlin
  • Suddenly!, McNaughton
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Martin
Initial, medial, and final "s" clusters
  • Any book about snow, snakes, stars, space, spiders...
  • Any book about winter ("snow, skate, sled...")
  • Any "I Spy" book
  • The Snake That Sneezed, Leydenfrost
  • The Big Sneeze, Brown
  • Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!, Thomas
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a , Fly, Westcott
  • Each Peach Pear Plum, Ahlberg
  • Dots, Spots, Speckles, and Stripes, Hoban
  • The Visit, Wolkstein
  • Sleepy Book, Zolotow
  • Some Smug Slug, Edwards
  • Pets a Pizza, Stegi
  • I Need a Snake, Jonell
  • Sit Still!, Carlson
  • Can You Spot the Spotted Dog?, Rowe
  • Why is Stella Standing Still?, Bassemir
  • Big Bear, Small Bear, Berenstain
  • Hide and Snake, Baker
  • "Spin for Spots" game, by Mattel
  • "Don't Spill the Beans" game, by Milton Bradley
  • "Sesame Street My First Games Stop and Go," by Milton Bradley
Initial "l"
  • I Love Mud and Mud Loves Me, Stephens
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk, Shaw
  • Look At Me In a Funny Hat, Johnson
  • I Like it When..., Murphy
  • Little White Dog, Godwin
  • Zoo Looking, Fox
  • The Luckiest Leprechaun, Korman
  • Granny, Let Me In, Barnes

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Initial and final "k" and "g"
  • Any book about colors
  • Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?, Lass and Sturgis
  • Cars, Cars, Cars!, Maccarone
  • Caps for Sale, Slobodkina
  • C is for Clown, Berenstain
  • Cows Can't Fly, Milgrin
  • Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck, Peters
  • Bark, George, Feiffer
  • Shut the Gate, Devons and Raynor
  • Goodnight Gorilla, Rathmann
  • Goodnight Moon, Brown
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Rice
  • Boo to a Goose, Fox

Initial "sh" and "ch"

  • Any book about sharks or shapes
  • Short Train, Long Train, Asch
  • Whose Shoe?, Miller
  • Shoes, Shoes, Shoes, Schereiber
  • Sheep on a Ship, Shaw
  • "Hi-Ho Cherry-O" game, by Golden
  • checkers

Initial, medial, and final "th"

  • Thump, Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat, Baer
  • I Thought I Heard, Baker
  • Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth, Bale
  • Over, Under and Through, Hoban
  • The Bear's Toothache, McPhail