Alphabet books are key in helping young children understand the difference between a letter and a word, and that letters are used in language to create sounds and words. In a clear and simple manner the illustrations in these books connect the letters of the alphabet to things in the world that young children are familiar with and can relate to.
Alphabet books your pre-readers will enjoy:
A Isn’t for Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet by Wendy Ulmer
In an unexpected and playful twist to the traditional alphabet book, Ulmer first describes what each letter does NOT stand for, before saying what it does stand for.
The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell
The letters of the alphabet can become many things if you just turn them around and upside down!
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
The old black fly buzzes through the alphabet, causing chaos in this family’s house!
The Disappearing Alphabet by Richard Wilbur
What would happen to the world if the letters of the alphabet began to disappear? Here are 26 reasons not to let it.
On Market Street by Arnold Lobel
A young child visits Market Street and purchases one item for each letter of the alphabet. Each merchant the child visits is cleverly composed of the wares he or she is selling, such as apples or books or wigs.