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ABC books can be so fun and a great tool for children to start recognizing letters or reinforcing what they already know.  We read them for fun, so there’s no pressure and learning happens more organically.  Authors can be so creative with ABC books!  Here are a few of our favorites that we own as well as some we have enjoyed from the library.

ABC, An Amazing Alphabet Book by Dr. Seuss.  I know I already mentioned it, but we love Dr. Seuss.  And it fits with the topic of today’s post.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault.  Letters come to life in this classic.  Our children’s museum had a special exhibit on this book, which was fun!

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker.  This one was gifted to us, and it’s awesome!  Enchanting artwork and creative use of words and ideas.  There’s a ladybug hidden on every two-page spread, which is an exciting challenge for kids and gives it an extra dose of fun.  I can’t recommend this one enough.

Autumn, An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur.  May be I should have listed this one in yesterday’s post!  This author has done one of these “alphabet acrostics” for each season, but this is the only one we’ve read so I can’t speak for the others.  Now that I think about it, I’m going to add those to our “to read” list…

A is for Annabelle: A Doll’s Alphabet by Tasha Tudor.  Charming illustrations, of course.  I mean, who gets tired of looking at Tasha Tudor’s artwork??

What are your favorite ABC books for children?

This post is part of a 31-day series on Enjoying Children’s Literature.  To read all the posts, click here.

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