Alphabet Books for Your Little Linguist

by Janssen Bradshaw

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Alphabet books are a far more enjoyable way for children to learn the alphabet than flash cards.

Plus, seeing all the different objects and animals associated with letters helps strengthen their understanding of the sounds letters make and how letters are used to make words.

And ABC books can just be plain fun. I love watching how a talented author and illustrator can take these building blocks of the English language and create something beautiful and original out of them.

These eight books — a mix of classics and new releases — explore the alphabet in a creative way.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2021.