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K is for King

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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.


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Dr. Martin Luther King Book List


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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!

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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

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