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

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

Preschool Letter Books For the Letter I

There are so many fun letter books for preschool age kids. They tell the letter I 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!

While these books are great for preschoolers, you can use them for toddlers, and even kids in grade school. These books will not only teach kids consonants and vowels, but letter sounds, pronunciation, and other language skills.

Learning The Letter I With Books

These letter I books are not only fun, but a great way to reinforce the letter I lesson plan that you are teaching. Not to mention, reading is also a great way to help with reading comprehension and will help your child’s vocabulary, in this case with the letter I words. There are 10 books that start with the letter I to choose from. From classic books to newer books, we have a great list of stories to help your child learn the letter I.

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

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Letter I- Words that start with the letter I like Iguana
Let’s read about the letter I!


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

Letter I Book: I Am A Tiger
Letter I Book: I Am A Tiger

1. I Am a Tiger

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This is a story about a mouse with BIG ideas. Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he convinces Fox, Raccoon, Snake, and Bird he’s one, too! After all, Mouse can climb a tree like a tiger and hunt for his lunch, too. And not all tigers are big and have stripes. But when a real tiger shows up, can Mouse keep up his act? This imaginative picture book is a delight!

Letter I Book: I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations For Kids
Letter I Book: I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations For Kids

2. I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids

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This book is timeless, and great to keep on the shelf through the ages. Affirmations are a great part of building self confidence in children. Introducing affirmations early on makes them easier to commit to memory.

Letter I Book: Manana, Iguana
Letter I Book: Manana, Iguana

3. Manana, Iguana

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A fun retelling of the classic tale of the Little Red Hen! Adorably illustrated, this cute story helps to introduce a Spanish vocabulary. It also allows your little one to practice the hard i sound in Iguana – sometimes I can’t even say that one right!

Letter I Book: Inch by Inch
Letter I Book: Inch By Inch

4. Inch by Inch

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Inch by inch, a small inchworm can measure anything! He delights in his skills and abilities. Your children will love to seek out the adorable little hero, on each page. What happens, though, when a bird asks him to measure her song?

Letter I Book: should I share my ice cream
Letter I Book: Should I Share My Ice Cream?

5. Should I Share My Ice Cream?

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Gerald worries about all of the things. Gerald is careful. Piggie is everything Gerald is not. But still, they are best friends! In this adorable story, Gerald is faced with a difficult decision. The lesson in kindness and thoughtfulness is sure to be loved by all!

Letter I Book: Immi's gift
Letter I Book: Immi’s Gift

6. Immi’s Gift

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This adorable book follows a young child who seems to find small gifts in the ocean. She wonders where they are coming from. Nevertheless, she delights in them and eventually gives a gift back to the ocean. Though a message about the dangers of littering needs to accompany this story, it is so good. It helps children understand the way the world around them is connected.

Letter I Book: Imogene's antlers
Letter I Book: Imogene’s Antlers

7. Imogene’s Antlers

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A classic Reading Rainbow story that still delights children, 30 years later. Follow the story of Imogene, and the morning she discovers she has grown antlers! It is whimsical and adorable, sure to inspire a slew of new jokes from your children.

Letter I Book: the iguna brothers
Letter I Book: The Iguana Brothers

8. The Iguana Brothers: A Tale of Two Lizards

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Tom and Dom, a young pair of iguanas, come to believe that they are dinosaurs. While Dom is just happy with being himself, Tom is uncertain about whether iguana life is right for him. A goofy story that presents a strong message of expressing one’s true self.

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

Letter I Books for Preschoolers

Letter I Book: I'm a dirty dinosaur
Letter I Book: I’m A Dirty Dinosaur

9. I’m A Dirty Dinosaur

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Stomp, splash, slide, dive … This little dinosaur just loves mud! What does a cheeky little dinosaur with a dirty snout do? Why stomp about getting dirtier and dirtier, of course! Children will delight in this dirty dinosaur’s playful antics and just may want to join in with the sniffing, snuffing, shaking, tapping, stamping, splashing and sliding, not to mention the mud! A celebration of messiness and an irresistible read-aloud!

Letter I Book: I'm A Hungry Dinosaur
Letter I Book: I’m A Hungry Dinosaur

10. I’m A Hungry Dinosaur

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Shake, stir, mix, bake . . . . This little dinosaur just loves cake! The illustrator had great fun painting with flour, cocoa, icing and sprinkles with adorable results that will inspire lots of rumbling tummies and cake making! Bright simple illustrations, card pages and rounded corners make this a perfect book for the very young.

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More Letter I Learning For Preschoolers

Pair these letter I books with our other great letter I activities such as: trace letters worksheets, crafts that teach uppercase and lower case I, and even coloring sheets that teach the ninth letter of the English alphabet.

Which letter I book was your child’s favorite letter book?

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