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best preschool books for letter Jj

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Here are our favorite preschool books for the letter Jj!  We love visiting the library and finding new books each week! Reading takes a huge priority in our home — we like to read every morning, noon, and night!  Children will love to read if we give them the tools — I hope this list is helpful to you!

preschool books for the letter j

My four year old son is incorporating beginning sounds with words all the time — and the reason is because he reads.  We read together, and he reads on his own.  Even looking at the pictures, generating the storyline in his head, and looking at letters — this is reading.  Reading opens a world of imagination and creativity for our children.

We are still floating through the alphabet, though in a more relaxed way, and one of the main reasons why we focus on one letter at a time is to find new books from our home library or city’s library.  I will usually collect a small stack of books and read them at breakfast time and try to emphasize the beginning of words. We cycle through the small stack throughout the week during meal or other quiet times in the day. This is a fun way to read new books and reinforce some beginning sound phonics work.

Reading benefits a child’s mind, a child’s speech, a child’s life. You can read more about why reading is one of the most important things you can do with your baby or child at 10 reasons to read to your child.  And I am making a preschool list for all of our favorite books from A to Z.  I hope you and your child enjoy our children’s books selections for letter Jj!

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Our list for the Best Preschool Books for the Letter J

Jemima Puddle Duck by Beatrix Potter is the story of a sly fox and a rather dim-witted duck.  This sweet board book from the 19th century is timeless and can be held confidently in the hands of a small child.

Jamberry by Bruce Degen is the story of a young, adventurous boy and a bear as they travel across a land of berries Bruce Degen’s exuberant tale, with his equally energetic and vibrant illustrations, is a classic for any child.  The rhymes are perfect for memorizing!

Just Me by Marie Hall Ets.  This Caldecott Honor book is the lovely story of a boy who tries to act like all the animals he sees around him.  And he discovers a little truth along the way.

Just Me and my Little Sister by Mercer Mayer.  We love this series — though sometimes the critters can be a bit mischevous… My son loved this one and it helps him love his sister for a minute. A good big brother takes his energetic little sister to the park for an exhausting day.  Here is the Little Brother one.

Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes tells that tale of a jealous older sister.  But the jealous and sometimes abusive older sister become very defensive when someone else makes fun of Julius!  A great book about sibling rivalry — we love all of Henkes’ mouse books.

Juliusby Syd Hoff is the story of Julius the gorilla who leaves the jungle for a circus job. This I Can Read Book is the sweet tale of his surprising talents and his fun with the circus people.

Norma Jean Jumping Beanby Joanna Cole is the sweet story of an over-excited little kangaroo. Her jumping seems to get her in trouble.  This easy reader is a great story for children to understand their bodies — I remember reading this hilarious book as a kid!!

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw is a hilarious rhyming story about some silly sheep who simply don’t know how to drive a jeep!  Shaw’s series about the sheep are very funny for little ones and the rhymes are perfect for learning ending sounds!

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom What does a little bear wear while he romps through a bright and sunny day? In the morning, his pants that dance, a rose between his toes, and the sun on his legs that run. At lunchtime, an apple to bite and a moustache of white, and juice from a pear and rice in his hair. And at night, his pjs with feet and face on the seat, and sleep in his eyes and stars in the skies, as he dreams of the fun he’ll have tomorrow. See all the other books in this series here.

Jessica’s Box by Peter Carnavas: Will Jessica find a friend at school? It’s not easy when you’re shy, so every day she brings her cardboard box filled with something different to share. Until, finally, she discovers that all she truly needs to share is herself. Jessica’s Box will capture the heart of every child, parent, teacher … and friend.

Picture of Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster

Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster by Michelle Schmidt: 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?

Picture of Just Imagine

Just Imagine by Nick Sharratt: Just imagine what it would be like to be as small as a mouse, or to travel into the future… This wonderfully inventive and interactive book allows a child to tell their own story, combining new elements each time.

Jack and the Three Bears by Tracey Turner Jack is not expecting to bump into Baby Bear in the Giant’s castle. When Mommy Bear and Daddy Bear arrive, they are just as confused, and the Giant’s footsteps are getting closer…

Just So Stories For Little Children retold by Anna Milbourne 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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