Letter K has been my favorite so far! We found so many new books that our whole family absolutely enjoyed!
I am including a list of picture books about Dr. Martin Luther King as well!
K is for King Book List
Here is a printable K is for King Book List to take to the library! K is for King Book List
- King Hugo’s Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen
- Chris Van Dusen is a talented author AND illustrator. This story is of a proud King who must face the surprising consequences of his huge ego. It feels a bit like a fairy tale and a parable!
- King Baby by Kate Beaton
- This book is HILARIOUS and so true! A realistic and humorous view of what happens when a new baby comes home to rule and reign over his adoring and exhausted subjects (mom and dad)!
- The King of Little Things by Bill Lepp
- A fun book about the surprising importance of little things!
- King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently
- This adorable board book about a make-believe adventure inspired our 5 year old to make a paper crown, build a fort in the living room, and turn a wooden spoon into a sword!
- The King’s Stilts by Dr. Seuss
- This was a new Seuss for us! One of his earlier works written in 1939, it is longer than some of his more familiar books and not written in rhyme. A fun, whimsical story!
- The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
- The Children of the King by Max Lucado
- A sweet reminder of the fact that God loves us not because of what we do, but because we are HIS!
- The Donkey Who Carried the King by R.C. Sproul
- A Gospel-centered story of how Jesus came as the Suffering Servant to save His people, which turn frees us to serve.
- The King with Six Friends by Jay Williams
- This book reads like a fairy tale! It is the story of a goodhearted king who has lost his kingdom and his home and must make his way out in the world.
Dr. Martin Luther King Book List
- My Daddy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Martin Luther King III
- I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Book and CD)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (a Robin Hill School Book) by Margaret McNamara
- The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore
- I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer
- Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
K is for King Literacy Activities
- Talk about the sounds that “K” makes.
- See if you child can find the K on the cover of each of the KING Books you read.
- See if your child can think of any other words that start with the “K” sound: kiss, kitty, kite, kitchen, etc.
- Note: It is okay if they come up with some “C” words (cat, car, camp, etc). It is good that they are recognizing the correct sound.
- Draw “K” bubble letters and have your child put stickers in the open space. This is good for fine motor skills as well.
- Download this free letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF
- Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets that include a letter recognition portion.
- Make the King Craft below!
Additional K is for King Activities
- Make a paper crown
- Talk about the difference between a King and a President
- If it is close to Mardi Gras, make or buy a King Cake (yum!)
- Learn the song Who’s The King of the Jungle