Alphabet Books

Kids will have loads of fun with letters and get a leg up on learning their ABCs with these colorful, inventive alphabet picture books. Check out our list to find a book whose characters -- be they animal, vegetable, or robot -- will click with your toddler or preschooler.  For more great reads for young kids, check out these lists: Best Books for Toddlers and Bedtime Books.

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Alligators All Around Book Poster Image
Alligators take readers through the ABCs.
By Maurice Sendak
(2003)
(1969)
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Colorfully illustrated alphabet rhymes.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(2003)
(1989)
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Part alphabet book, part captivating animal encounter.
By Andrew Zuckerman
(2009)
(2009)
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Imaginative tale of inventing alphabet fosters creativity.
By William Joyce
(2014)
(2014)
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Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
(2014)
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Rhyming ABC book is the perfect amount of fun before bed.
By Judy Sierra
(2010)
(2009)
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For number or letter fans, this adds up to a fun read.
By Mike Boldt
(2013)
(2013)
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Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.
By Stephen T. Johnson
(2009)
(2009)
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Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.
By Nick Bruel
(2016)
(2016)
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Delightful interplay between letters and drawings.
By Dr. Seuss
(2003)
(1963)
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Z Is for Moose Book Poster Image
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Crazy Moose mayhem in freshest alphabet book in years.
By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
(2012)
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Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
(2014)
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