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

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

Preschool Letter Books For the Letter J

There are so many fun letter books for preschool age kids. They tell the letter J 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 J With Books

These letter J books are not only fun, but a great way to reinforce the letter J 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 J words. There are 8 books that start with the letter J to choose from. From classic books to newer books, we have a great list of stories to help your child learn the letter J.

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

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Letter J- Words that start with the letter J like Jellyfish
Let’s read about the letter J!


Just a quick jump through this list will give you so many ideas! The options are endless, once you pick up a good book with your children.

Letter J- Letter J Book: Jamberry Book
Letter J Book: Jamberry

1. Jamberry

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This is a best-selling classic! A lovable rhyming bear and a berry-living boy embark on an adventure! Together, they gather all sorts of berries to make delicious jam, together!

Letter J- Letter J Book: jack and the beanstalk
Letter J Book: Jack and the Beanstalk: Children’s Board Book

2. Jack & the Beanstalk: Children’s Board Book

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What if Jack had journeyed up the beanstalk while the giants were on vacation? The chunky little board book is easy for little hands to hold. My preschooler started reading out loud, with this book! She loved the bright illustrations and the padded cover was a sensory joy.

Letter J- Letter J Book: How many jelly beans?
Letter J Book: How Many Jelly Beans?

3. How Many Jelly Beans?

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This giant picture book offers kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with 10, each page shows more and more colorful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise—ONE MILLION JELLY BEANS! Having books that serve more than one purpose can be so helpful! This letter j book helps them get comfortable with the j sound in jelly as well as counting skills!

Letter J- Letter J Book: Jeremy Jackrabbit's Jumping Journey
Jeremy Jackrabbit’s Jumping Journey

4. Jeremy Jackrabbit’s Jumping Journey

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A jump rope contest!? Hopefully Jeremy Jackrabbit will not get the jitters! He knows he is the best jumper around. Is that enough for this joyful jackrabbit to win a trip to the Jump Rope Hall of Fame? This book is part of the A to Z Animal Antics collection!

Letter J- Letter J Book: Jabari jumps
Javari Jumps

5. Jabari Jumps

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A wonderful story about overcoming fears, is this sweet tale. Jabari is ready to jump from the diving board. He’s not scared at all. Or so he says. This letter J book is full of great practice!

Letter J- Letter J Book: Julius
Letter J Book: Julius

6. Julius (An I Can Read Book)

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After leaving the jungle for a circus job, Julius has an adventure! His fun skills make him a delight to all he meets. Julius’ many circus friends teach about loving and accepting one’s talents.

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

Letter J Books for Preschoolers

Letter J- Letter J Book: Jonathan James and the What if Monster
Letter J Book: Jonathan James and the What If Monster

7. Jonathan James and the What If Monster

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Whenever Jonathan James finds himself in a new situation, he hears his Whatif Monster asking all kind of questions to stop him trying something new: What if it’s scary? What if they laugh? What if it’s hard?  Finally, Jonathan James has some questions of his own: What if they don’t? What if it isn’t? What then?

Letter J- Letter J Book: Just So Stories For Little Children
Letter J Book: Just So Stores For Little Children

8. Just So Stories For Little Children

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Have you ever wondered why kangaroos are so jumpy, why the camel is so humpy, or how leopards got their spots? Six wonderfully illustrated tales have been adapted in this collection of Rudyard Kipling’s delightful “Just So Stories.”

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More Letter J Learning For Preschoolers

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

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

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