Check out our Letter L book list!
We’ve included 10 great books, including fiction and nonfiction, to reinforce your child’s love of the Letter L!
Lucy LadyBug by Sharon King-Chai
Lucy LadyBug is all about Lucy, a ladybug with no spots! Cast out by the other ladybugs, Lucy visits with many other spotted animals, including a frog, caterpillar, fish, and bird. As they chat, she wishes she could be just like them, and in turn, they each give her one of their spots. Despite their help, Lucy ultimately realizes that being different isn’t such a bad thing after all. Lucy LadyBug is very colorful and a beautifully illustrated book, with a huge open-up surprise page at the end. Use this book to learn about colors, animals, counting, and especially the letter L!
Llama Llama, Wakey-Wake by Anna Dewdney
In yet another adorable Llama Llama story, Llama Llama wakes up and gets ready for a brand new day! With simple and fun lyrical rhyming text and sweet illustrations, young readers will enjoy and relate to this cute llama and his mama. Also available in board book format, this is a story your little one will read again and again!
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
In Lost and Found, a boy is greeted by a penguin on his doorstep. Realizing that the penguin must be lost, the boy takes off on an adventure to figure out where the penguin came from and how to get him back home. This is a great story about helping others, friendships, and the letter L!
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
Need a cuddly warm-fuzzies book? Check out this sweet story. I Love You Through and Through expresses all of things we love about those close to us. From “your giggles and cries” to “your inside and outside,” your children will enjoy all of the opposites and sense the love you feel for every bit of them! Complete with darling pictures, colorful illustrations, and sweet and simple text, this is a perfect quick read when learning about the letter L!
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
In Leaves, a young bear experiences his first fall. Everything seems in order until a leaf falls from a tree, and then another, and another! This concerns the bear, who grows alarmed for the poor leaves—are they all right? David Ezra Stein tells the bear’s story in both word and illustration. With simple text, readers will enjoy following this lovable bear as he experiences Fall, Winter, and finally Spring!
Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
Kids can literally count on this book, with its 10 raised ladybugs! The story begins with 10 little ladybugs, but they disappear, one-by-one, with each turn of the page. Ten Little Ladybugs is full of rhymes and lyrical text, making it a great read-aloud choice. And each page not only includes ladybugs, but also another animal, such as a duck, fish, bee, or turtle. Use it to reinforce counting, counting backwards from 10, and of course, the letter L!
Ladybug Girl by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Lulu is “Ladybug Girl!” But not at first. After breakfast, her brother runs off to play baseball and refuses to let her come along, and Mama and Papa have housework to do. Stumped and lonely, she stares at her room full of toys and declares, “There’s nothing to do!” Finally, Lulu discovers ways to use her imagination to adventure with her dog, Bingo. That’s when Ladybug Girl is born. This is a fun read and a great reminder that you’re never “too little” to do big things!
Zoom in on Ladybugs by Melissa Stewart
What a great book! Zoom in on Ladybugs includes a table of contents, words to know, simple text, and lots of cool photographs of—that’s right—ladybugs! It also includes diagrams, like the parts of a ladybug and the life cycle of a ladybug, along with lots and lots of unique facts. This book really does “zoom in” on these cool creatures!
National Geographic: Lions by Laura Marsh
The National Geographic Kids series makes great books for kids who want to learn about a specific topic—in this case, lions! This one is a Level One reader, so young readers may soon be reading sections of this book on their own. Children will learn about lions’ size relative to humans, the differences between males and females, where lions live in the world (complete with a map!), their behavior, and so much more! With lots of interesting photographs, including a picture glossary, and tons of fascinating lion facts, your little ones will be sure to enjoy this book!
National Geographic: Lizards by Laura Marsh
As mentioned, we love the National Geographic Kids series! Lizards is a Level Two book, which means more text and more challenging words. It makes a great choice for a read-aloud, as it is packed full of different types of lizards, cool facts and interesting details. And, of course, lots and lots of amazing photographs: lizards in flight, underwater, and climbing walls, to name a few. Children will enjoy all this book has to offer!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top 10 books for the Letter L! For more letter-themed ideas, including letter-themed crafts, snacks, and activities, check out our letter blog posts, like the Letter L post. And don’t forget to subscribe, so you can be the first to see our future letter book lists!!