Alphabet Books for Preschoolers
Alphabet books belong on every preschooler’s bookshelf and in every preschool classroom. Of course there are old favorites like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom that you probably already have (and love). But there are many unique alphabet books for preschoolers that you may not have discovered yet!
These 21 preschool alphabet books are fun and unique, and they’ll quickly become favorites of your little learner! I’m sharing Amazon links to each book so you can add them to your collection. Please read my disclosure about affiliate links.
Alphablock – With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letter form itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I’s ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F’s fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will become familar with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter’s features–angles, holes, and curves, both front and back.
ABC Animals– ABC Animals presents the alphabet as it’s never been seen before. In a romping, stomping journey from A to Z, watch the Alligator snap, the Bats swooping, the Camel trot. There’s L for the Lion proudly prowling along, and M for the Mouse scurrying inside his wheel. Each page features scanimation. Scanimation is a state-of-the-art animation process that creates the illusion of movement in each picture. The perfect alphabet book for preschoolers, it’s like a video without a screen.
Alfie and Bet’s ABC : A Pop-Up Alphabet Book- Join Alfie and Bet on their journey through this colorful pop-up extravaganza and learn the letters of the alphabet along the way! Pop-up books are always a kid favorite!
You Don’t Begin with that Letter- Can you find the vehicle that doesn’t begin with K? Can you find the animal that doesn’t start with D? In the book, each puzzle focuses on a different letter of the alphabet, showcasing different foods, animals, toys and objects beginning with that letter, but there’s always a sneaky picture that doesn’t belong. This book will challenge preschoolers to think critically.
Beautiful Alphabet Books
Animalphabet- From ant to butterfly to caterpillar . . . to zebra and then back again, Animalphabet is an entertaining puzzle as well as a gorgeous alphabet book to treasure. Who can slither better than a rabbit? A snake! Who can growl better than a snake? A tiger! There are hints and peekaboo holes within the artwork that will thrill young children. This is a preschool must-have.
Flora Forager ABC- Bridget Beth Collins, known as Flora Forager on Instagram, has created this beautiful ABC book from natural materials gathered from her botanical foraging where she makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. Children will be fascinated by her amazing botanical creations, from angel fish to zebra as they learn their ABCs.
AB SEE- If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s in a single letter? Everything in A B See! Because hidden in each graphic letter are tiny troves of ABC treasures waiting to be found by sharp-eyed readers. Can you find the apple, arrow, and armor in the letter A? Or the bear, banjo, and bike buried in the letter B? Read along in this unique alphabet board book that asks audiences to A B See beyond the ABCs.
Inspiring Alphabet Books
ABC What Can She Be?– Not even the sky is the limit with this fun approach to learning the alphabet! In this title from Walter Foster Jr, ABC What Can She Be? encourages young girls by presenting a colorful variety of choices for their future careers. From astronauts to chefs, deep sea divers to engineers, this book will inspire little girls!
ABC What can He Be?- We can’t leave the boys out! Whether they’re fascinated by construction sites, fire trucks, teaching, dancing, music, books, or any other thing, boys can grow up to be whatever they want! ABC What Can He Be? presents a whole alphabet full of exciting, thoughtful, and wonderful things boys can do, including environmental engineering, fashion design, carpentry, quantum physics, and yoga instruction. This book shows that there are no limits to what boys can pursue.
ABC Mindful Me- A fun read for the entire family, ABC Mindful Me is not only perfect for teaching preschoolers their ABCs, but also for introducing them to key mindfulness tenants which promote physical and mental wellness, proper breathing, compassion, gratitude, and kindness. These key concepts will help to grow young readers’ concentration, listening skills, and ability to manage emotions, stress, and anxiety.
Thematic Alphabet Books
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet- Mrs. Peanuckle’s Vegetable Alphabet introduces children to a colorful variety of vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini. Perfect to read aloud, this vegetable buffet will delight children and parents alike with its yummy vegetable facts and vibrant illustrations. Learning the ABCs has never been so delicious! You’ll definitely want to add this book (and the entire series of Mrs. Peanuckle’s abc books) to your collection of alphabet books for preschoolers!
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet- From the aster to the zinnia, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces very young children to 26 types of flowers from across the globe. For each one, she offers a single defining characteristic, some of them very surprising.
ABC’s of Space- The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for toddlers―and grownups―to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this cosmic primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little astronomer.
ABC Dinosaurs- From Apatosaurus to Zupaysaurus, the 26 dinosaur friends in this oversized board book will enchant preschoolers and help them learn their ABCs. Developed in conjunction with paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History, it features extra-large letters; bright, detailed illustrations of the dinos (many on display in the museum); information about each creature; and an embossed tactile cover that feels like bumpy dinosaur skin!
ABCs of Art- With a fun rhyming scheme and large, colorful text, ABCs of Art will inspire your budding art lovers as they learn the alphabet and new words by finding objects in paintings. Then, as your child grows, you can read the playful poems aloud together and answer the interactive questions that accompany each painting. In this collection, children will discover artwork by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, and many others.
Alphabet Trucks- Everyone’s heard of a tow truck. And a pickup truck. An ice-cream truck? Of course! But what about a quint truck? A lowboy truck? A knuckle-boom truck? Readers will learn about these kinds of trucks–and many more–while learning the alphabet in ALPHABET TRUCKS. Each letter of the alphabet is accounted for in this introductory concept book for young readers. From the familiar to the unusual, Samantha Vamos writes in snappy verse to present twenty-six different kinds of trucks, explaining where they work and what they do.
Fun Alphabet Books
Arf! Buzz! Cluck!: A Rather Noisy Alphabet– Arf…Buzz…Coo…Animals sure are noisy! With rhyming text and bright and goofy illustrations by David Creighton-Pester, little ones are sure to learn, laugh, and mooo along with this alphabet concept book!
Animalicious: A Quirky ABC Book- This is a seriously silly ABC book packed with imaginary animals. From A is for Anonymouse and I is for Incredibull, to K is for Kangarude and R is for Rocktopus, this ABC book will have readers laughing out loud as they learn the alphabet with animals they may never have seen–or even heard of–before.
ABC Pasta: An Entertaining Alphabet– A is for angel hair acrobat, M is for Macaroni the Magician, and T is for tortellini trapeze artist.
It’s an ABC circus that’s good enough to eat! This hilarious book combines photos of actual pasta along with illustrations to create unique artwork!
Old Black Fly- This isn’t one of your typical alphabet books for preschoolers. But the funny story follows the alphabet as a crazy fly drives a family crazy. And this fly is as bad as they come. He knows every low-down trick in the book–and won’t rest until he’s gone through them all. This fly buzzes through the house and the alphabet as he wreaks havoc.
I Spy Letters- This book is based on the bestselling I SPY LITTLE LETTERS. Toddlers and preschoolers can search photos from the original I Spy series for letters to help them learn the alphabet. Simple picture clues and rhyming riddles guide the youngest readers through 14 interactive, fun-filled spreads.
Which preschool alphabet book is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know what books are on your bookshelf!
Check out these other alphabet ideas and activities for preschoolers:
- Hands on Alphabet Activities
- Best Youtube Videos for Teaching the Alphabet
- Magnetic Letter Activities