Favorite Alphabet Books

Alphabet books can be great fun. I usually try to have at least 1-2 out of the library at a time, to work into our daily reading time. And of course, a few are in our permanent collection. Here are some of our favorites.

6949680LMNO peas by Keith Baker: lots of cute little peas with character, through every letter of the alphabet.


AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis: what happens when the alphabet is out of order? A fun different way to look at the alphabet. We also love AlphaOops: H is for Halloween.

51EUbm+yphL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham: We discovered this book last fall at the school book fair. Poor Moose is very eager for his turn, and tries everything he can to be included.

z-goes-home-by-Jon-AgeeZ Goes Home by Jon Agee: the illustrations of the letters are great. With a little boy in our house with the special letter of Z, this book is a winner.

dr.-seuss-abc_thumb9Dr. Seuss’s ABC: this book is classic alphabet. It can be a little long, so someday we just read one or two letters and tie it into our topic for the day.

Sleey-Little-AlphabetThe Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra: focusing on the lowercase alphabet, cute bedtime story.

chica-chica-boom-boomChicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr: classic, must have.

51+dukURzQL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types by Sharon Werner: this book is very clever and amazing. There is a lot of text to appeal to older readers, but the illustrations and dinosaur subject matter appeal to all ages.

Amazing Action AlphabetThe Amazing Action Alphabet by See Hear Do Company: this book is more of a method to teach letters and sounds. We use this when we are doing letter of the day/week activities. But if we read one letter, the kids invariably ask to read more. Learn more about it here.

superhero-abc-bob-mcleodSuperhero ABC by Bob McLeod: great for any child who loves superheroes!

For even more ideas check out this list of 50 Fantastic Alphabet Books at No Time for Flashcards.

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