Kingly Preschool Letter K Book List


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

Some of our favorite books to teach the letter k
Check out these great books to help you learn the Letter K!


There are so many fun letter books for preschool age kids. They tell the letter K 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 K like koala are in each book on the list
Let’s read about the letter K!

Books to Teach the Letter K

Whether it be phonics, morals, or math, each of these books goes above and beyond teaching the letter K! Check out some of my favorites.

1. Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Get ready for school with these fun poems! This adorable picture book celebrates all the familiar kindergarten milestones and moments. Whether it’s the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem–not to mention charming illustrations. Includes a sheet of stickers!

2. The Knight and the Dragon

Kn is a hard sound, even for some adults! This whimsical tale is a great way to introduce some of the tricky k sounds. Wonderful illustrations bring life to the journey of a curious young knight.

3. K Is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo

This book technically goes through the whole alphabet! But that adorable kangaroo on the cover makes it a perfect letter k book! The brightly colored images on each page depict goofy scenes your child is sure to love.

4. Kite Flying

Kite Flying celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying. It lovingly depicts a family bonded by this ancient and modern pleasure. Join the family as they take a journey for supplies. And then, as they build the kite, together!

5. The King, the Mice and the Cheese

This book is eternal. I read it to my children, and now I read it to my grandchildren. You have no idea how many thousands of times we turned those pages. I replaced my beat-up copy with a new clean printing for my 3 yr old granddaughter, and watched her mesmerized by the beautiful pages, the colors, and the gorgeous graphics. In no time she got the story and could read it along with me. Great book. Could not find a better introduction to the joy of reading for a toddler.” – Debby Lampert

6. Koala Lou

The inspirational and adorable story of young Lou has touched millions of hearts. These Australian Koalas help make the difficult subject of trying hard, and losing, easily understood by young children. The show of support by the mother Koala is a reminder that we will love our children, no matter what.

7. King Midas and the Golden Touch

The gorgeous and detailed artwork of this book captures the eye, and draws one into the story. Learning that a granted wish does not always equal happiness is a classic fable. [Some children may be bothered by the fact Midas accidentally turns his daughter into a golden statue.]

8. The Kissing Hand

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. This book is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

Letter K Books for Preschoolers

I am so glad that I can always find safe and age appropriate books for my children, on UsBorne! The titles are all fantastically written and well illustrated.

kangaroo at the zoo
Kids love Kangaroos!

9. Kangaroo At The Zoo

A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a new kangaroo arriving at the zoo, which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. The simple rhyming text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been?
Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? London!

10. Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been?

Join Kitty Kat on his journey across London. See the Crown Jewels, ride on the London Eye, and even visit Buckingham Palace. Imaginative text accompanies spectacular illustrations in this captivating new version of the classic rhyme. From the Colosseum to the Eiffel Tower, all the major tourist attractions are covered as Kitty Kat travels the world. As well as introducing young children to how things look today, Kitty Kat’s imagination shows them what life was like in the past, too!

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