ABC Books

Our Best Alphabet Book List

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Our one-of-a-kind list of ABC books

There are tons of alphabet books, and since we don't have the expertise to state definitively which are the best, we went to some folks who did!

We found four sites with impressive credentials and checked out their children's alphabet book lists. Then we looked for the books that showed up on more than one list. We figured these must be the best of the best!

(A list of our sources appears at the bottom of the page.)

Recommended Alphabet Books for Kids!
(Titles that appear as links are reviewed on this site)

Appearing on all 4 alphabet book lists:

Appearing on 3 children's ABC book lists:

  • The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

Appearing on 2 kids' alphabet book lists:

  • Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Contis and Bob Kolar
  • Animalia by Graeme Base
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault and Lois Ehlert
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC
  • From Albatross to Zoo by Patricia Borlenchi and Piers Harper
  • Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans
  • The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier
  • The Hidden Alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • I Stink by Kate and Jim McMullan
  • Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel and Tom Feelings
  • Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America by Joseph Bruchac and Robert F. Goetzl
  • Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth and Stephen Gammell

We have some other terrific ABC books for children reviewed on the site.

*These books aren't alphabet books per se, but they all feature the alphabet in some way.

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Our children's alphabet book sources:

  • The Early Literacy Project
  • The Boston Children's Museum
  • The Best Children's Books.org - A site by three teaching sisters.
  • Children's Book Guide.com - A thoughtful site with some great lists.

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