I love it when I find a fun, unique alphabet book! There are times it feels like we talk about letters all day, so I’ll do whatever I can to make it interesting for my little reader (and myself too)! There’s only so many times you can read “D is for Duck” and “Z is for Zebra” right? We love these creative ABC books in our home and we hope you do too.
Alfie and Bet’s ABC
It’s a pop-up ABC book, with a story! Join Alfie and Bet on their journey to find the letter they like the best. It’s not as easy as it sounds, because they don’t always agree! This hardcover book features bright illustrations with lots of cute animals, thick pages, and rhyming text.
The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures by Katie Abey
Move aside horses and tigers, and make way for hyrax and tarsiers! Learn weird and fascinating facts about an alphabet of unique, unusual, and underappreciated animals who at last get their chance in the limelight. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know how to say grimpoteuthis, there’s a pronunciation guide with every animal name! But did you know, okapis are shy creatures with smelly feet that can lick their own ears? Well, now you do!
The Usborne Illustrated Alphabet
This was the very first ABC book we owned, so of course, it holds a special place in our home. The Illustrated Alphabet takes you on a silly journey through the zoo, one letter at a time, with animals from furious foxes to wild wombats. Alliteration and rhyming assist in helping children remember letter shapes and sounds. This beautiful cloth-bound book, with its slipcase cover, makes a perfect baby shower gift.
These preschool lift-the-flap books are a current favorite in our home! They are interactive and make learning fun. There are lots of flaps to lift, matching games, a picture alphabet, and finger tracing – these all encourage skills essential for learning how to read and write. This series of books (colors, numbers, shapes, and more) is designed to focus on concepts at different stages of development, allowing the book to grow with your child and remain a favorite in your home library for years to come.
As always, we love matching our books with activities whenever possible.
Here are some of the letter crafts we’ve done and some we still plan to do.