Reading is one of the best ways for children to learn, which is great, because reading is fun! Most of the time, children learn while reading without even knowing it. Their little brains absorb the information they see and hear like sponges. So even if you’re not strategically choosing books from the library to teach your child certain concepts, rest assured that they are still learning through the simple act of reading or being read to. 

That being said, if there is a certain concept you’d like to introduce or work on with your little one, choosing books focused on that subject is a great idea. Colors, animals, numbers, and letters are just a few of the subjects you might look for books on. Opposites are another! If your child is starting to grasp the concept of opposites, or if you’d just like to introduce the concept, here’s a list of books to read together.

Children’s Books about Opposites

The Opposite Zoo, by Il Sung Na

Opposites, by Sandra Boynton

Yummy Yucky, by Leslie Patricelli

We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant

No Two Alike, by Keith Baker

Big Bear, Little Chair, by Lizi Boyd

Some Dinosaurs are Small, by Charlotte Voake

You and Me: We’re Opposites, by Harriet Ziefert

You And Me: We're Opposites: Ziefert, Harriet, Long, Ethan: 9781934706480: Books

A Garden of Opposites, by Nancy Davis

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Snacks, by Eric Carle

Opposite Surprise, by Agnese Baruzzi

Opposite Surprise - By Agnese Baruzzi (board Book) : Target

Big Bear, Small Mouse, by Karma Wilson

Opposnakes: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Opposites, by Salina Yoon

Hot Dog Cold Dog, by Frann Preston-Gannon

Hot Dog, Cold Dog: 9781576876794: Preston-Gannon, Frann: Books -

Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton

Big and Little: A Story of Opposites, by Cheryl Pilgrim

Bubbles, by Ben Clanton

Goodbye Friend! Hello Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld

The Perfect Seat, by Minh Le

Hippopposites, by Janik Coat

Russell and the Lost Treasure, by Rob Scotton

Polar Opposites, by Erik Brooks

Polar Opposites: Brooks, Erik, Brooks, Erik: 9780761456858: Books

Marta! Big & Small, by Jen Arena

Up Up Up Down, by Kimberly Gee

So Far Up, by Susanne Strasser

The Same But Different Too, by Karl Newson

The Same But Different Too: Karl Newson: 9781788003995: Books

Opposites are fun! While you’re reading and learning about opposites, don’t be afraid to get silly with it! Have an opposite day, where everyone says the opposite of what they want or what they see, and you have to try to remember the opposite.

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