10 Great Books for Idioms & Figurative Language

by FS&TS

By Kelsey Wegner, MA/CCC-SLP

Understanding different phrases in the English language can be a sticky subject.  Someone who has a tough time with figurative language might think you’re off your rocker if you mention that it’s raining cats and dogs.  Finding plenty of examples of idioms and a description of their meaning is a piece of cake with these books.  The illustrations and stories make learning about figurative language a blast! 


1. There’s a Frog in my Throat—440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me

by Loreen Leedy & Pat Street

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2. Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards

by Serge Bloch

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3. Reach for the Stars and Other Advice for Life’s Journey

by Serge Bloch

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4. You Are What You Eat and Other Mealtime Hazards

by Serge Bloch

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5. Why the Banana Split

by Rick Walton

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6. Parts , More Parts, and Even More Parts

by Ted Arnold

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7. Super Silly Sayings that are Over Your Head

by Catherine Snodgrass

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8. In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms

by Marbin Terban

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9. It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

by Jackie Franza

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10. Amelia Bedilia series

by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril 

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