Alphabet books are a fun way to introduce youngsters to their ABCs and to foster a love of reading early on. From beloved classics to great new additions, there are so many alphabet books to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town by Judy Sierra combines a charming read aloud ABC book with a great bedtime story. Accessible to your littlest learner, this book will introduce your child to all 26 letters as they get ready to be tucked into bed.
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert is a delightful depiction of the alphabet through tasty images of fruits and veggies. A glossary at the end of the book includes the history, origin, and botanical information for each featured food.
Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson is a sophisticated, wordless ABC book featuring realistic and beautiful pastel drawings, each with a subtle letter tucked into a rich landscape.
The award-winning Animalia by Graeme Base teaches the ABCs with striking and complex drawings for each letter of the alphabet. While each drawing is focused on one animal, there are hidden gems buried on each and every page.
Dr. Seuss's ABC is a timeless classic for a reason. Unique and creative, Dr. Seuss uses far-out rhymes and wacky characters to teach the ABCs. First published in 1963, this book remains a favorite to this day.