Happy Preschool Letter H Book List

Let’s read books that start with the letter H! Part of a good Letter H lesson plan will include reading. A Letter H Book List is an essential part of your preschool curriculum whether that is in the classroom or at home. In learning the letter H, your child will master letter H recognition which can be accelerated through reading books with the letter H.

Check out these great books to help you learn the Letter H!


There are so many fun letter books for preschool age kids. They tell the letter H story with bright illustrations and compelling plot lines. These books work great for letter of the day reading, book week ideas for preschool, letter recognition practice or just sitting down and reading!

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

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Words that start with the letter H like horse are important to learn, when one is ready to read books!
Let’s read about the letter H!

Books to Teach the Letter H

These are some of our favorites! Learning the Letter H is easy, with these fun books to read and enjoy with your little one.

1. The Hiccupotamus

“There was a hippopotamus who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus. And every time he got’emus… he’d fall upon his bottomus!” Calamity ensues when an elephant, a centipede, and a rhinoceros try finding a cure for Hippo’s colossal case of hiccups. Author-illustrator Aaron Zenz’s creativity shines through in his colored-pencil artwork in this off-the-wall read-aloud.

2. There’s a Mouse in My House

This adorable book is a perfect before bed read. From babies, to toddlers,to young readers, its easy rhyming is sure to be much loved. The simple rhyming scheme is perfect for helping your children learn new words and phonics.

4. I Need a Hug

A tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who’s happy to hug — a snake! I Need a Hug is a sweet story about friendship and learning not to judge a book by its cover. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day that requires a hug!

5. You Must Bring a Hat!

Come join the fun—but only if you have a hat. AND you know the entry rules. Unfortunately, there seems to be a surprising number of those, as a young boy discovers. Will he—and the cool collection of animals he befriends along the way—ever get in? Gloriously illustrated, the art contains loads of details that serve as clues to the satisfying surprise ending. Kids will read this thoroughly hilarious cumulative picture book again and again!

6. Tractor Mac Harvest Time

When the nights start to get cooler and the corn is ready for picking, it’s time for autumn fun at the farm! Tractor Mac loves the fall, but he’s just too big for the orchard, where he is stuck harvesting apples that Farmer Bill will make into delicious treats. Across the road, Small Fred the tractor is busy with the Pumpkin Picking Festival, but he’s just too small to pull all of the people who want to go on a hayride. Working together, Tractor Mac and Small Fred figure out a way to share their chores and share the fun.

Letter H Books for Preschoolers

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Hero is a great letter H word!

7. My Mommy Is A Hero

In this book from the Everyday Heroes Series, learn about military mommies! Military mothers do incredible jobs, all over the word. No matter how far away they may be, celebrate your child’s favorite hero.

H is for Hippo!

8. Don’t Tickle The Hippo

Hahaha! Hehehe! Hohoho! Don’t tickle the hippo, you might make it snort! This sensory play book makes story time even more exciting. Interact with your children using both of your voices to reenact the animal sounds, together!

Home is where the heart is!

9. Home Sweet Home

Explore homes from around the world and through time, celebrating different cultures and what is central to each and every home: the family who lives there!

Hullabaloo is a word my son couldn’t stop saying!

10. Hullabaloo At The Zoo

This happy, heart-warming tale is eye-catching in its illustrations. Phonics is fun, with this unique rhyming tale. Bring the story to life, with your children! Read together, or encourage their growing skills. A phonics guide at the end of the book can help parents talk their children through tricky words.

A hyena ballerina!? Sounds hilarious

12. Hyena Ballerina

A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents are included at the back of the book.

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