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Fun Alphabet Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Alongside our counting books in our book basket for our toddlers and preschoolers we always include a fun ABC book that they will enjoy.

Many times we can find themed books that will work at the library or in second-hand books however when we can’t we like to pick from the selection of alphabet books we have collected over the years.

Here’s our favourite fun alphabet books for toddlers and preschoolers that you can read together.

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ABC Books for Toddlers

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We’ve picked a selection of books that range from basic board books that you can let young toddler explore and read on their own through to ones that you and they will enjoy reading together.

So here you go our pick of the best abc books for toddlers and preschoolers.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book)
  • Bill Martin Jr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 36 Pages – 07/20/2024 (Publication Date) – Little Simon (Publisher)

One of our favourite abc books to share with our tots is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr illustrated by Lois Elhert.

This classic alphabet books the letters of the alphabet race each other to the top of the coconut tree.

Will there be enough room for all 26?

Well if you are like us you know the answer as the book has been read millions of times and you know exactly what will happen.

A firm family favourite that your kids will love.

Check out these other fun ways to learn the alphabet with our Fun and Simple Alphabet Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Eating the Alphabet

Eating the Alphabet
  • Ehlert, Lois (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 28 Pages – 04/01/1996 (Publication Date) – Clarion Books (Publisher)

Eating the alphabet by Lois Elhert is another family favourite.

Full of beautiful illustrations this book is an alphabetic journey through fruit and vegetables.

With each picture you get the upper and lowercase spellings of the word to read together.

This is great as it will help you to point out that each letter has 2 variations and start to work towards letter recognition for both.


LMNO Peas (The Peas Series)
  • Baker, Keith (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 36 Pages – 01/28/2014 (Publication Date) – Little Simon (Publisher)

Another food themed alphabet LMNO Peas by Keith Baker features a cute set of peas that take you and your tot on a journey through the alphabet.

With rhymes and fantastic illustrations this introduces activities, jobs and hobbies for each letter that can spark your toddlers interests and ask more questions.


Looking for alphabet activities to do with your toddlers and preschoolers?

Then check out our Monster and Animals ABC Packs in our store.


A B See
  • Doyle, Elizabeth (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages – 07/21/2015 (Publication Date) – Little Simon (Publisher)

Another favourite of ours is ABC See by Elizabeth Doyle.

In this wonderfully illustrated book each letter is made up of objects that start with that letter and is ideal for helping your toddlers and preschoolers to identify the beginning sounds of objects.

You can spot the object mentioned in the text or point out and identify the other objects found in the letter.

Why not play our beginning sounds farm animal letter game to help with your child’s phonic recognition and start on steps to read and spell.


Alphablock (An Abrams Block Book)
  • Franceschelli, Christopher (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 104 Pages – 08/06/2013 (Publication Date) – Abrams Appleseed (Publisher)

With thick cut out pages and bright illustrations Alphablocks by Christopher Franceschelli stands out amongst the other alphabet books.

Each page features a cut out of the uppercase letter and as you turn it over reveals a picture that starts with that letter.

Young children can trace the letter forms seeing how they are written and start to recognise and associate them with the sounds they make.

More Alphabet Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The five above are our family favourites however, we have a few others of note below.

Fun Alphabet Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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