Here are some of the best alphabet books for preschoolers of various levels. You’ll definitely want to include these in your how to teach the alphabet toolbox!
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Preschool Alphabet Books
Below, you’ll find books to help introduce kids to the alphabet, books for kids just learning letters, and books that are great for children secure in letter identification.
I’ve even included a few ABC books that might entertain you, too! I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
Alphabet Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Let’s kick this list off with some simpler alphabet books for preschoolers and toddlers.
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Eric Carle’s ABC by Eric Carle
A sweet and simple alphabet book that pairs the letters with Eric Carle’s famous illustrations.
A to Z by Sandra Boynton
Boynton’s alphabet book touches on each letter of the alphabet, with an animal and an action to pair with the letters. Fast and simple.
The Hidden Alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A must-have for your collection of alphabet books for preschoolers. My version of this lift-the-flap ABC book has been well-loved over the years.
The children see pictures based on the letters’ sounds, lifting the flap to find the letters.
ABC Touch, Think, Learn by Xavier Deneux
A simple, but very aesthetically pleasing, tactile book focused on the letters of the alphabet.
Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
This ABC book is super simple, with the letters paired with real photos of animals around the world.
They don’t always match up with the first sounds taught for each letter, but I love the concept of this engaging book.
Backseat A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout
Environmental print is so important to young children. This book encourages children to see the letters in signs all around them.
Books That Help Teach Letters
Next, let’s look at alphabet books for preschoolers that move beyond simple lists of letters.
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
This book about those letters climbing up the coconut tree is a classic for a reason!
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
A group of very busy peas walks kids through the alphabet with words beginning with each letter.
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis
Oh what chaos occurs when those silly letters get all out of order!
Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming
Kids can follow along as Mouse builds each letter of the alphabet.
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
Old Black Fly’s had a rough day getting into problems from A to Z.
I would highly suggest having this in your own stack of alphabet books for preschoolers!
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
Explore each letter of the alphabet while learning about a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin
The author of the favorite Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type brings the kids on a silly alphabet adventure back on the farm.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
It tells the story of a teacher and her students (one for each letter of the alphabet) gearing up for a new school year.
Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood
Little x can’t be found at bedtime, so the rest of the alphabet goes on an adventure to find him.
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate’s ABC by June Sobel
A group of animal pirates make it their mission to capture each and every letter of the alphabet.
Beyond the ABCs with Children’s Books
These alphabet books for preschoolers help kids make connections and challenge them to really apply what they know about the alphabet.
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The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni
This is a great book to show children the difference between letters, words, and sentences.
Q is for Duck: An Animal Guessing Game by Michael Folsom
This one is perfect for discussing the sounds each letter makes!
A Isn’t for Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet by Wendy Ulmer
In rhyme, each page discusses what the letter is NOT for . . . before touching on a word that does indeed begin with said letter.
Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner
I have to admit, I am in love with this book! It’s important for children to learn that letters are the same no matter what font they’re in.
The illustrations AND the text explain this concept in a way kids will easily understand.
Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson
Kids who already recognize most of the alphabet will get a kick out of finding each letter.
A is for Salad by Mike Lester
What a fun way to really get the kids engaged and focused on the alphabet.
They’re going to have to decide if A is for salad . . . or the alligator eating that salad.
Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan James Patterson
Each letter of the alphabet has a super fun word (think “catawampus” and “bibliomania”) and definition for the kids.
Plus, the illustrations are colorful and striking.
Letter Books for Kids YOU Might Be Entertained By
As I was putting together this list of alphabet books for preschoolers, I happened upon a few alphabet books that I found very amusing.
And I just had to share them with you!
Not all of them would necessarily fit in in a preschool classroom . . . but they sure are amusing!
Marvel Alphablock: The Marvel Cinematic Universe from A to Z, An Abrams Block Book
If you and your family are Marvel fans, this might be fun to read to your own kids at home!
DC Super Heroes ABC 123 by David Bar Katz
Now I didn’t want to take sides, so I wanted to let you know that there’s an alphabet book for preschoolers from DC-loving families too!
F is for Fart by J. Heitsch
Yes, this is a real book. I’m not making it up. It did make me laugh when I happened upon it.
Originally, I was going to leave it out of this list of alphabet books for preschoolers.
BUT if your own child is amused by potty humor but isn’t so sure about this whole “learning the alphabet” thing . . . this book might be a funny way to connect with that child and help him/her make some progress learning the ABCs.
P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar
This really isn’t meant for preschoolers, but the title was just begging to be shared.
If you have a precocious child who understands that letter sounds are rather complex, you might want to share a few of the pages from this book.
Or you can just read it yourself and be entertained.
Be sure to leave me a comment with some of YOUR favorite alphabet books for preschoolers!
Resources for Teaching the Alphabet
Take letter learning to the next level with these done-for-you resources from Preschool Teacher 101.
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