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

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

Preschool Letter Books For the Letter L

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

These letter L books are not only fun, but a great way to reinforce the letter L 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 L words. There are 10 books that start with the letter L to choose from. From the classic books to newer books, we have a great list of stories to help your child learn the letter l.

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

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Letter L: Words that start with L like lion
Let’s read about the letter L!


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

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- are you a ladybug
Letter L Book: Llama trick or treat

1. Llama Llama Trick or Treat

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In Llama Llama Trick or Treat, little llama finds the perfect costume, picks out a pumpkin for a jack-o’-lantern, and then goes trick-or-treating with Mama and his friends! With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- are you a ladybug
Letter L Book: Are You A Ladybug?

2. Are You A Ladybug?

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From egg, to winged beauty! This beautiful story book is a great educational resource beyond featuring the letter L. This book was especially helpful when my youngest was afraid of ladybugs, when she was 3!

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- listening to my body
Letter L Book: Listening To My Body

3. Listening to My Body

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Developing a language for sensations is so helpful when children are trying to express themselves. This engaging and interactive book practices experiencing and giving names to our feelings. And, beyond our feelings, the physical sensations that accompany them. A free activity guide can be found on the author’s website!

Letter L Books for Preschoolers

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- Lights-Out Leonard
Letter L Book: Lights-Out, Leonard

4. Lights-Out, Leonard

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Leonard doesn’t like bedtime, especially when there’s a five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster hiding in the corner of his bedroom. It seems like Leonard (and his parents) will never sleep again… until he discovers a mysterious book called How to Frighten Monsters.

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- Little Bear Needs Glasses
Letter L Book: Little Bear Needs Glasses

5. Little Bear Needs Glasses

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Little Bear can’t see very clearly, and his friends are worried! His friends let him borrow their glasses. None of their frames fit quite right. Everything is still blurry. Turns out, he needs glasses of his very own! Little readers will love helping Little Bear pick out the pair that are “just right” for him using the 5 re-position-able, reusable stickers.

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- Little Red Riding Hood
Letter L Book: Little Red Riding Hood

6. Little Red Riding Hood

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Not only is this book beautifully illustrated, it comes with cute masks! That is a sure fire way to get my kids interested!

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks

Our Favorite Letter L Books with Big Meanings

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- Love You Hoo
Letter L Book: Love You Hoo

7. Love You Hoo

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Little Owl and Big Owl are cuddled up at bedtime. Big Owl reminds Little Owl about all the special times they’ve had together and all the exciting adventures the future holds. It is a joyous, call-it-from-the-treetops rhyming salute to the love between a caregiver and child. Love You Hoo and Big Owl give voice to what every child deserves to know: that they are, and always will be, loved; that life is a journey; that there will be good times and bad, but that their Big Owl will always, “Love you Hoo.”

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- Luna Loves Library Day
Letter L Book: Luna Loves Library Day

8. Luna Loves Library Day

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Though her parents live apart, they both love Luna so much! As excited as Luna is to see her dad, each week, she is most excited to go to the library! Big books and little, adventures await Luna and her father!

Letter L Rhyming Books

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- Lizard In A Blizzard
Letter L Book: Lizard In A Blizzard

9. Lizard In A Blizzard

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A cloud is blocking the sun and Lizard is determined to move it… But lizards are not wizards whatever Lizard thinks! This fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, has wonderful illustrations by David Semple. The book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

Letter L:  Books that start with the letter L- LLamas in Pajamas
Letter L Book: Llamas In Pajamas

10. Llamas In Pajamas

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Adorable and goofy, this is a family favorite. I can’t get over how cute each of the llamas are in their pajamas! This letter L book made rhyming fun and easy! My kids were very quickly able to read it on their own.

More Letter Books For Preschoolers

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More Letter L Learning For Preschoolers

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

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

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