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

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Check out these great books to help you learn the Letter Y.


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


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

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks!

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Letter Y: Words that start with the letter Y like yak
Let’s read about the letter Y!


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

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: can you yawn like a fawn
Letter Y Book: Can You Yawn Like A Fawn?

1. Can You Yawn Like a Fawn?

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When getting your child to sleep can be a nightly challenge, Can You Yawn Like a Fawn? uses clinical sleep strategies for a calming, restful reading experience to tell a story of sleepy animals getting tucked in at night. With each dreamy illustration of yawning baby animals, your child will be prompted to yawn along with them. This suggestive, tranquil repetition will have your child sleepy and snug as the story comes to an end. This book will have your child yawning like a fluffy fawn and to settle into dreamland while learning the letter Y!

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: yes day!
Letter Y Book: Yes Day!

2. Yes Day!

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The simple text coupled with delightful illustrations will send kids on a journey into their wildest wishes. With humor and appreciation for life’s little pleasures, Yes Day! captures the excitement of being a kid.

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: yoko yaks yakety yakking
Letter Y Book: Yoko Yak’s Yakety Yakking

3. Yoko Yak’s Yakety Yakking

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Yodel-odel-odel, yak yak yak! Yoko Yak can’t seem to stop chatting! And it makes her classmates wonder—what do you do with a yakety yak?

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: see the yak yak
Letter Y Book: See the Yak Yak

4. See the Yak Yak

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Have you ever seen a fly fly, or a duck duck? You will have when you read this book! In See the Yak Yak, comical illustrations help beginning readers decode the simple text and decipher the riddle rhymes while they learn about homonyms, words that sound alike but that have different meanings. This melodious menagerie will have kids kid-ding around for hours!

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: you be you
Letter Y Book: You Be You

5. You Be You

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When Adri sets out to explore the ocean, he has no idea how colorful the world is. He quickly discovers that there are all kinds of fish in the deep blue sea—big and tiny, smooth and spiny, colorful and plain, different and the same. Join Adri as he travels the ever changing currents of the ocean and see if you can find your favorite rockfish among the waves in this letter Y book!

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: yellow hippo
Letter Y Book: Yellow Hippo

6. Yellow Hippo

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Young children find out all about colors, shapes, weather, travel, and motion while they enjoy hearing the adventures of a cast of funny animal characters. Bright, colorful pictures with only one sentence to a page. Surprise lift-the-flap endings let kids help tell the story.

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: yo yes
Letter Y Book: Yo! Yes?

7. Yo! Yes?

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Two kids meet on a street. “Yo!” says one. “Yes?” says the other. And so begins a conversation that turns strangers into friends. With vibrant illustrations, Chris Raschka’s rhythmic read-aloud is a celebration of differences — and how it just takes a few words to overcome them. More relevant than ever in our divided world, this 1993 Caldecott Award-winning classic is presented in an accessible paperback format.

Related: Check out our list of best preschool workbooks

Letter Y Books for Preschoolers

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: yoga animals in the forest
Yoga animals?

8. Yoga Animals In The Forest

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Bear emerges from hibernation in a forest and seeks a way to energize, think clearly, stay calm, be positive, and finally relax before bedtime. As she goes about her day, she meets a variety of forest animals that show her how to achieve these states of mind through simple yoga poses. Each are demonstrated in the artwork by the animals and explained in the text by a yoga expert.

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: you are a star
Your preschooler is certainly a shining star!

9. You Are A Star

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Gorgeous illustrations and a positive message celebrate all the things you can do and the importance of finding your own voice – a perfect gift for readers on any occasion, big or small.

Letter Y: Books that begin with the letter Y: You choose
You Choose is such a fun book!

10. You Choose

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Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would your friends be? This book supports speech and language development, encourages independent thinking and makes decision making fun!

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More Letter Y Learning For Preschoolers

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

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

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