Simple Books for Kids Learning Their ABC's

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

age 2+

Alligators take readers through the ABCs.

By: Maurice Sendak (1969)
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Astronauts Zoom!: An Astronaut Alphabet

age 2+

Cheerful pictures and the ABCs of life on the space station.

By: Deborah Lee Rose (2021)
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

age 2+

Colorfully illustrated alphabet rhymes.

By: Bill Martin Jr. (1989)
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Creature ABC

age 3+

Part alphabet book, part captivating animal encounter.

By: Andrew Zuckerman (2009)
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The Numberlys

age 3+

Imaginative tale of inventing alphabet fosters creativity.

By: William Joyce (2014)
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R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet

age 3+

Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.

By: Adam F. Watkins (2014)
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Roar Like a Dandelion

age 3+

Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.

By: Ruth Krauss (2019)
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The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town

age 3+

Rhyming ABC book is the perfect amount of fun before bed.

By: Judy Sierra (2009)
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123 Versus ABC

age 4+

For number or letter fans, this adds up to a fun read.

By: Mike Boldt (2013)
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A Is for ART

age 4+

Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.

By: Stephen T. Johnson (2009)
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Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat

age 4+

Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.

By: Nick Bruel (2016)
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Dr. Seuss's ABC

age 4+

Delightful interplay between letters and drawings.

By: Dr. Seuss (1963)
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Z Is for Moose

age 4+

Crazy Moose mayhem in freshest alphabet book in years.

By: Kelly Bingham (2012)
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Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

age 5+

Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.

By: Oliver Jeffers (2014)
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