23 ALPHABET BOOKS | Peace, Love, and First Grade


I took a few weeks off, but I'm back.
I'm actually on my way to Vegas right now. 

It's Book Talk Tuesday, friends!

I'm having the best time this summer reading children's books at my leisure.  
Proud Book Nerd!

This week I'm sharing 21 kid-pleasing ABC books with you.

At the beginning of the school year, I read one alphabet book each day. Love them!

 The links take you to Amazon where you can look inside the books. 

A, My Name is Alice by Alethea Kontis
My students love this book about a group of animals (and their spouses)
who sell something from every letter of the alphabet in a place from every letter of the alphabet! Perfect for a BTS writing activity.
Steven Kellogg's beautiful illustrations add to the fun in this book!

A Was Once an Apple Pie  by Edward Lear
Not sure if you can find a new copy of this book, but a used copy is still great!
Such a fun rhyming ABC book!

Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak 
This book is all about a family of alligators!
Boy, are they busy!! Gotta love Sendak!

Alphabeep by Debora Pearson
This one is all about the roadway!
Each letter in this colorful book relate to cars, trucks, road signs, and more!
Lots of fun!

Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
The first in a series of three.
The letters are ready for the first day of school when the lowercase "i" loses his dot.
So cute!!
Others in the series: Alphabet Mystery and Alphabet Rescue

The Alphabet Book by PD Eastman
 It's PD Eastman, how can you go wrong? It's precious!
Each page has the entire alphabet down the side, too.

Just as the title says, the alphabet gets all mixed up when Z decides to be first in line.
I also love The Mixed-up Alphabet by Steve Metzger, but it's hard to find a new copy.

Boys especially will love this alphabet book which uses words like crane and forklift. Love the font and simple pics in this book.

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
The classic story of the letters and the coconut tree!
A favorite for everyone!

Dr. Seuss's ABC  by Dr. Seuss
It's Dr. Seuss! The rhymes are there! The fun pics are there!
It's Dr. Seuss! It's wonderful!

E-Mergency by Tom Lichtenheld
This book is all about what happens when the letter "e" isn't used anymore!

I Stink! by Kate McMullan
After everyone goes to bed, the hungry garbage truck eats up trash from A to Z.

Miss Spider's ABC Book by David Kirk
Miss Spider's friends are throwing her a party, and all the insects are invited!
Just like all the Miss Spider books, this one is gorgeous!

On Market Street  by Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel is brilliant, and this book proves it!
Each letter in the alphabet is transformed into something else.
B is a man made of books. Love Lobel!!

A hit with the kiddos!
Q is for duck because a duck quacks!
So much fun!

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate Alphabet by June Sobel
This adorable pirate crew is out to capture the entire alphabet.
Henry Cole illustrates this one. Love him!

This book reminds me of Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.
It's bedtime, but these little letters have things to do before bed.
Precious rhyming book.

Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
Oh, my goodness!
This book is ALWAYS in someone's book box.
You may as well go ahead and get two or three of this one.
Superhero U is upside-down and wears underwear on the outside.
Need I say more? 

The Vegetable Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Love Jerry Pallotta's alphabet books!
I use this one when learning about plants.
The pictures do such a great job of representing roots, stems, etc.
Fun to use with Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.
Love this whole series.

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Moose really wants to represent the letter M, and things get crazy when he doesn't get chosen. Kiddos love this funny book!

The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg
This one is a little weird to me, but the pictures are amazing! It's Allsburg, after all!

Have a great week!

All the links here are Amazon affiliate links, but these books are available on other sites, as well.