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The list of 19 Opposites Picture Books are perfect for read-alouds. They are also great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. The books are all about the concept of opposites.
Through this list of 19 Opposites Picture Books, you are sure to find at least a couple that interest your kids. There are opposite books on animals, art, and nature.
19 Opposites Picture Books
Contrary Dogs by Elo – Lift the flaps to learn about opposites from the lovable dogs in this humorous board book. Toddler – Kindergarten
Opposites by Eric Carle – Unfold the full-page flaps to explore opposite. Toddler – Preschool
Opposite Things by Anna Kovecses – Learn opposites in this lift-the-flap board book. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Happy Little Yellow Box: A Pop-Up Book of Opposites by David A. Carter – A friendly yellow box travels looking for the perfect resting spot while introducing first concepts of colors, counting, shapes, and opposites. Preschool and up
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss – This is a hilarious exploration of simple concepts such as colors, numbers and opposites. The girls both love this book. It is so odd and random but fun! Preschool – 2nd grade
What’s Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills – Duck and
Goose introduce the concept of opposites. Preschool
Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks – These two best friends Alex and Zina are opposites in every way yet they still meet in the middle for their friendship. Preschool – 2nd grade
Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson – Join Bear and Mouse as they spot all the opposites in their little glen. Preschool – 2nd grade
Curious George’s Opposites by H. A. Rey – George, in his typical inquisitive manner, explores opposites in this simple book. Preschool
Opposites Chunky Lift-a-Flap Children’s Board Book by Scarlett Wing -The concept of opposites, including cold and hot, in and out, big and little, and more in this adorable lift-a-flap board book. Baby – Toddler
Opposites by Sandra Boynton – From heavy and light to wet and dry, opposites are full of fun. Baby – Toddler
Big Dog…Little Dog by P.D. Eastman – Though one is big and one is little, and one loves green and one loves red, these pup pals prove that opposites can be the very best of friends. Preschool – 2nd grade
Opposites! by Books For Little Ones – Learn all about opposites in this picture packed early learning book. Discover the opposite of simple, strong and slow – plus many more! Baby – Toddler
Opposites with Frank Lloyd Wright by Mudpuppy – Using Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous works, colorful spreads illustrate hard and soft round and pointy, city and nature, and more. Baby – Toddler
Up, Down & Other Opposites with Ellsworth Kelly – Featuring Ellsworth Kelly’s paintings and sculptures the pairings range from together/apart to vertical/horizontal, from full/empty to front/back, providing readers with both expected and unexpected visual vocabulary. Baby – Toddler
Evita: Opposites – Opuestos by Patty Rodriguez – This bilingual book teaches key opposites via images that also illustrate the impact of Argentina’s First Lady Eva Perón. Preschool
Hippopposites by Janik Coat – Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Toddler – Preschool
London: A Book of Opposites by Ashley Evanson- Explore opposites through the sights of London in this gorgeous board book! Toddler – Preschool
Walk and See: Opposites by Nosy Crow – Follow two friends on a wintry walk through the countryside as they teach opposites by looking over and under a bridge, and hiding behind wide and narrow trees. Preschool
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