Alphabet books for kids are loved by parents and teachers alike! We have put together for you a comprehensive list of fun, interesting, and informative alphabet books available. Alphabet books are definitely some of the best preschool books!
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The Best Alphabet Books for Kids
Teaching the alphabet is some serious business! Kids are going to need that alphabetical foundation for the rest of their lives and as they enter the reading stage, it’s even more important to have the letter names and letter sounds mentally available for easy recall.
When we use high-quality literature, alphabet games and activities, plus engaging alphabet songs and letter-sound songs to teach the alphabet, among other things. This gives the repetition that young children need to learn the alphabet and to shift the alphabet sounds into long-term memory.
Our alphabet wall cards and posters are another great teaching tool and a fun visual accompaniment to alphabet books! They’re perfect for hanging in the home or classroom, and you can print them out to whatever size you need. There’s even an included card game, a fun hands-on activity for your literacy center. Check it all out in our store!
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Whether you are just starting your school year or nearing the end, alphabet books for kids are a staple in any early childhood classroom, no matter the season! We hope you love our alphabet book picks!
Fun Fiction Alphabet Books
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Chicka, chicka, boom, boom! This classic tale has been read millions of times in the last 30 years in classrooms all over the world. Its zany and silly rhythmic beat brings the alphabet to life as the lowercase letters try to make it up the coconut tree. The tree topples over sending all the bruised and battered letters falling to the ground. Mamas and daddies come rushing to help their poor little loves. Kids absolutely ADORE this book. It is an absolute must-have! Don’t miss this list of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom-themed activities, either!
AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis
It’s hard to always be last in line and no one feels this weight more than the letter Z. Always last and tired of it! So he decides to mix it up a bit and go first. However, the other letters, especially the ones that are ALWAYS stuck in the middle, decide to go out of turn as well. Before you know it, there is a big mess on their hands! The letters are all mixed up, no one knows whose turn it is, and some letters are feeling left out. This hysterical book is great fun and will have your kiddos laughing out loud.
A New Alphabet for Humanity: A Children’s Book of Alphabet Words to Inspire Compassion, Kindness, and Positivity by Leesa McGregor
With 26 valuable alphabet lessons, this book is among the best alphabet books for kids. It is well-designed and builds compassion, love, and kindness. With concepts like abundance, bravery, and gratitude, children are exposed to important life lessons and the value of being a loving and kind human being. The best part is that this book really encourages meaningful conversations and encourages social-emotional development. A truly stand-out book!
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
This naughty kitty is about to be BAD when she finds out all her favorite foods are gone and she’s stuck with 26 of the alphabet’s worst vegetables. She takes us back and forth through the alphabet while getting into all sorts of trouble. She even clawed the curtains and bit grandma! This book is full of laughs and gasps as the bad kitty just keeps getting naughtier. It’s a hysterical trip through the ABC’s and one that keeps kids coming back for more.
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
A true treasure hunt of pirate proportions! The best part about this book is the opportunity for little ones to search the page for the letters that are hiding from the pirates. Help the pirates make their way all the way through the ABCs and learn more letters than just ‘R’!
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Perfect for a garden or healthy eating theme, this book is full of vibrant, colorful pictures of delicious fruits and vegetables. Learn new fruits like currant or huckleberry and say hello to some old favorites too! With each page representing a letter of the alphabet, this book is ideal for preschoolers learning their ABCs.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
Get ready alongside Miss Bindergarten’s 26 students as they each get ready for their first day of kindergarten. From A to Z, these friends start the day by brushing their teeth, riding their bikes, or saying hello to a new friend. And as the children get ready… so does Miss Bindergarten. Feel the excitement as she prepares their classroom, sets up the paint and art area, stocks the library, and welcomes everyone with a big hug!
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell
A wordless book like this one can be so very fun for young children! The story can be different each time you read it but the idea behind it stays the same… the little red cat runs away and encounters some very dangerous animals, harsh conditions, and silly stops through the alphabet along the way. Such a clever read and preschoolers and kindergarteners will love re-telling this story in new and zany ways!
A Busy Creature’s Day Eating by Mo Willems
The famous Mo Willems is at it again with this funny take on an ABC book. A wild and busy creature munches and chews its way through yummy foods and some unusual items like furniture and kilts. But when he reaches the letter P, it leads him straight to the potty! You’ll have to read on to find out what happens to the poor sick creature when he reaches the letter V! Kids love this book because it is written in typical Mo Willems style, full of funny illustrations and laugh-out-loud moments.
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Learn With Informational Alphabet Books
Wild Animal Babies ABC by Katie T. Christiansen
Journey through the wild animal alphabet and learn about different animal babies from all around the world! There is an animal baby for each letter of the alphabet, along with fun and exciting facts that kids will love learning (and you will too!) The hand-drawn and watercolor art illustrations make for absolutely enchanting animal images. Alphabet books for kids can teach more than letters, and this book proves it!
Bugs A to Z by Caroline Lawton
Perfect for the bug lover in your life. The simple and concise text teaches you buggy facts from A to Z and includes up close and colorful photographs of each insect. Learn about some common insects like ants, bees, and flies as well as unusual finds like locusts, praying mantis, and glowworms!
Dinosaur A to Z by Dustin Growick
If you have a young dinosaur lover in your midst, this is THE book. Spotlighting 26 different dinosaurs with simple facts, proper pronunciation breakdown, and a photo with labels on each page, this book will turn any kid into a dinosaur expert. Plus, each page contains bonus facts and tidbits about the dinosaur. Did you know that Diplodocus had a 45-foot long tail?
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
This book is so timely as a new generation learns to care for and raise our earth. Why trash the foods that could be used to make delicious nutrient-based soil for our gardens and grounds? Take your scraps and head through the compost ABCs and help little ones learn how to be good to our earth with just a little extra love and care.
The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
If you have a construction-crazed kiddo in your life, this is the book to satisfy. With details about all kinds of heavy machinery and construction equipment, this book gives great detail about how each machine operates, safety rules, and even sound effects as the construction site comes to life!
Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
When a wildlife photographer creates an ABC kids book, you know that the photos are going to be stunning! Each letter of the alphabet spotlights two pictures of a gorgeous photo of an animal against a stark white background with only the name of the animal in the text. The glossary at the end of the book features facts and info about each animal, as well.
Interactive Alphabet Books Kids Will Love
The ABCs of Yoga For Kids by Teresa Ann Power
Mindfulness is an amazing gift that we can share and help develop in children. This book offers a fun and inviting way to calm our bodies and we get the chance to try a new silly pose! Each page is full of loads of yoga ideas and simple text and catchy rhymes to model what our bodies should look like when we enter each pose. Perfect for little ones to choose the pose for the whole class and build great habits and thoughts.
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Animal Alphabet: Slide and Seek the ABC’s by Alex A. Lluch
The more hands-on the book, the more appealing it is to the youngest of readers. This book includes sliding panels for each letter of the alphabet so that your little ones can guess what animal starts with the letter on the page. Slide the panel and see if that prediction was correct! Such a fun and interesting way to practice learning the alphabet!
Letter Town: A Seek-and-Find Alphabet Adventure by Darren Farrell
For the true seek and find master, this book invites kids to find the letters hidden on each page as your drive through the alphabet town. Don’t forget to help Detective D catch Robber R as you journey through the town! The illustrations in this book are outstanding! They include so much color that you can’t help but be mesmerized on each page. Such a great example that alphabet books for kids can also help you teach appreciation for beautiful art.
Alphabet Street by Jonathan Emmett
More than just a book, this oversized board book doubles as a play scene! Lift the flaps and learn all about the letters of the alphabet and their role on Alphabet Street, and then turn it around and use it as an imaginative play backdrop for your favorite play figures. The colors and illustrations are captivating, making this book a real winner!
An Alpha Eye Spy by Melissa & Doug
The push and pop style of this book automatically calls to little ones as they learn their ABCs and engage their hands too! The story design sends kids on a hunt to pop the item that begins with that same letter. This book helps build letter sound recognition in a fun and unusual way. Plus, adults love to pop the dots with kids too!
We hope you’ve loved learning about all the incredible alphabet books there are! Check out our other book lists below for even more great book ideas, or see out our entire list of best preschool books!
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