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November 19, 2015

english-language-dayAre you ready to learn English? Each of these great children’s books can help you focus on important grammatical and verbal elements of the English language, and they’re also fun and easy to understand.

1. Dr. Seuss Books

Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, is the author of fun, easy-to-read, and impossible-to-put-down books such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat and the Hat, and many more. These books are perfect for learning auxiliary verbs, sentence structure, and negative words.

2. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

This delightful book is about the relationship between a boy and a mouse. Not only is the story humorous and engaging, but it’s also a great way to practice the future tense and if-clauses.

3. Amelia Bedelia

This hilarious series is about a maid who doesn’t understand that idioms are not to be taken literally. If you’d like to learn English idioms, this book is a great place to start.

4. Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones

Clever Aunt Ant writes a letter to her nephew Dear Deer in this creative book about homophones. This book makes learning about word use, spelling, and meanings of identical-sounding words both fun and exciting.

5. One Foot, Two Feet

This illustrated picture book is perfect for learning about words with irregular plurals.

6. My Dog Is as Dirty as Smelly Socks

Do you have trouble with similes? This book helps to explain this figure of speech, and it also encourages readers to create similes of their own.

7. Did You Say Pears?

Homonyms and homographs can be tricky, but both are made simple with this colorful picture book.

8. Misery Is a Smell in Your Backpack

Often, the same word can have multiple meanings. This book examines the richness of words in an easy-to-understand way.

9. A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes

Words can be used in unusual ways. This book takes a look at all the different ways to use words outside of their typical meanings.

10. Twenty-Odd Ducks

Punctuation is important! This silly picture book illustrates the difference that punctuation can make in a sentence.

These are only a few of the many great books that can help students of all ages learn English. The English language is tricky, but with a little bit of practice, words and grammar will start to become easier. Do you have a favorite book for practicing English?


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