Your Kids Will Love
Alphabet books are a great tool for teaching reading, but they have to do more than just identifying letters with illustrations.
They should be colorful, creative and have stories your kids will want to hear over and over again.
ABC books should get your kids familiar with the different letters and the sounds they make, help them recognize rhymes, introduce them to new vocabulary, and should be enjoyable so your kids will want to read it many times.
Choose books that can be read aloud and that are also visually appealing to your kids. There are hundreds of books to choose from so make sure to select ones your children will love and you will love reading to them. This is the time that they will fall in love with reading and the books you choose are very important at this early stage.
Here are some of our favorite books that teach the alphabet and will make teaching reading an enjoyable experience for you and your kids. Don’t be concerned if your toddler enjoys a book geared toward older children or your first grader still enjoys a preschool book; they like what they like.
Beginning Readers: Toddlers and Preschoolers
Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood
Alphabet by Matthew Van Fleet
Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
The Racecar Alphabet by Brian Floca
ABC Safari by Karen Lee
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
An A to Z Walk in the Park by R. M. Smith
My First ABC by the (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art
A You’re Adorable by Buddy Kaye
For Kindergarten and Up:
Alphabeasts by Wallace Edwards
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis
Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest
Kindergarten ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Aardvarks, Disembark! by Ann Jonas
Animalia by Graeme Base
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