Oh how I love ABC books for kids! There are some amazing titles on just about any topic or theme you can brainstorm. Here are 26 different topics and an alphabet book to go with each one.
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A is for apple pie.
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray is about a puppy who can’t think of anything else except getting his paws on a freshly baked apple pie sitting on the table.
B is for ballet.
On Your Toes by Rachel Isadora is perfect for any child who loves the ballet. Lots of vocabulary specific to dance!
C is for construction vehicles.
B is for Bulldozerby June Sobel is perfect for construction vehicle lovers.
D is for dogs.
For the Love of Dogs by Allison Weiss Entrekin is everything you wanted to know about dog breeds, care of pups and fun facts.
E is for emotions.
Feelings to Share from A to Zby Todd and Peggy Snow is a great conversation starter about different feelings and emotions that children experience.
F is for Fall.
A is for Autumn is a beautiful book full of photographs that capture the season.
G is for gardening.
A Gardener’s Alphabet by Mary Azarian takes you through a tour of all the things happening in a garden.
H is for hidden.
Find an object within each letter in Hidden Alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Each hidden picture begins with a different letter of the alphabet.
I is for I Spy!
Can you spot different things that begin with each letter of the alphabet in 26 pieces of art work? I Spy!: An Alphabet in Artby Lucy Micklethwait turns looking at art into an alphabet experience.
J is for Jamaica.
J is for Jamaica by Benjamin Zephaniah expands our world knowledge with a look at all things related to Jamaica.
K is for kitten.
K is for Kitten by Niki Clark Leopold is perfect for cat lovers. My little one is obsessed with kittens and begs for this book to be read over and over. Rosie moves from the alley to a family home and has lots to get use to in her new surroundings.
L is for library.
ABC Letters in the Library by Bonnie Farmer is a fun look at all the parts of a library. You will find everything from encyclopedias to volunteers inside one of the best places to visit!
M is for military.
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie by Chris Demarest takes you into the United States military and a look at the International Communications Alphabet that is used.
N is for numbers.
So Many Bunnies by Rick Walton is a bedtime abc and counting book. Mama Rabbit has 26 bunnies that need to be tucked in for the night. Where will Mama find spots in her shoe house for all the bunnies to sleep? Each animals name begins with a letter of the alphabet. Count the bunnies from 1 to 26 in this rhyming tale.
O is for ocean.
Jerry Palotta dives under the sea in The Ocean Alphabet Book. Lots and lots of information about life in the ocean.
P is for pumpkins.
Patty’s Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat shares the busy YEAR that occurs at the pumpkin patch.
Q is for quilts.
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet by Ann Whitford Paul is FULL of information about different pioneer quilting practices. This one is for a bit older children since there is a lot of text.
R is for robot.
R is for Robotby Adam Watkins is a very entertaining book where the robots are busy making the letters of the alphabet.
S is for superheroes.
Superhero ABC by Bob McCleod is a fun book to fuel your child’s imagination. Ask your child which superhero he or she would like to be from the story. You could even write an abc book all about your own little superhero!
T is for trucks.
Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos is another favorite in our house. It’s hard to imagine that there is a different kind of truck for each letter of the alphabet! It is also fun to find all the letters on each page too.
U is for USA
America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney takes us through an alphabet look at the people, events and ideas that make the country so unique. The illustrations are beautiful to study on their own too.
V is for vegetables (and fruits).
Lois Ehlert brings us Eating the Alphabet. The book is wonderful for introducing young children to different vegetables and fruits that are grown.
W if for wind.
Go on a weather alphabet adventure with W is for Wind by Pat Michaels. A fun way to learn about science.
X is for x-ray.
X is a tough one but we are going with My Doctor and Me ABC by Dr. Stephanie Cox. This colorful story will help your child prepare for a visit to the doctor’s office. Kids will also learn about healthy habits.
Y is for yoga.
Giselle Shardlow’s site Kids Yoga Stories has some amazing yoga resources. Check out her yoga alphabet book called The ABC’s of Australian Animals. The book includes an alphabet list of yoga poses to do with kids!
Z is for zoo babies.
Zoo Borns! by Andrew Bleiman takes us on a photograph journey into the world of newborns at the zoo.
What are your favorite ABC books?
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