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The 7 Best Alphabet Books for Babies

Posted on November 03 2021

The 7 Best Alphabet Books for Babies

There’s nothing quite like the first book you give your child. Even if your kids can’t read just yet, they get immersed in the bright illustrations, delighted by the fanciful stories, and inspired to know more. Reading to your children, or helping them learn to read, before they officially start school puts them at a great advantage and sets them up for a lifetime of success. 

Reading is a crucial aspect of a child’s education. It helps them gain confidence, develop basic language skills, and increase their vocabulary. Not to mention, it instills a sense of fond memories and bonding between child and parent. 

With an overwhelming number of early learning baby books, it can be hard to find the right ones for your child. The best place to start is with a simple alphabet book. These are as educational as they are fun and a great way to introduce your kid to reading. 

Discover our recommendations for the best alphabet books for babies and toddlers below and get ready to sing those ABCs.

Our Top Recommendations For The Best Alphabet Books Online


#1 - Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book 

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To kick things off let’s start with a timeless classic beloved by millions around the world. This might even have been a book you read as a child yourself! Full of wonderment and silliness, the lively art and rollicking rhythms of Dr. Seuss's celebration of the alphabet presented in this colorful book was published in a format especially designed for babies and toddlers. 

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#2 - Search And Find Alphabet of Alphabets  

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Take a ride through 26 fully-illustrated alphabets, each one an A to Z adventure of things to spot. From an A to Z of Birds (A is for Albatross, B is for Bluebird), to an A to Z of Zoo (A is for Aardvark, B is for Baboon), this is an alphabet of alphabets. Jam-packed full of funny things to spot and plenty of Where's Wally-style humour, this the best way for your little one to learn their ABCs and lots of new words as well.

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#3 - ABC For Me: ABC What Can She Be?

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An inspiring alphabet book for your little girl or toddler, this book not only teaches the ABCs but encourages young girls to follow their dreams. In fact, not even the sky's the limit with this fun approach to learning the alphabet. This exciting board book presents a colorful variety of choices for future careers.

Talented illustrator Jessie Ford artfully pairs the letters of the alphabet with vibrant, eye-catching illustrations that paint an inspiring picture for budding trailblazers everywhere. Representing all kinds of girls, ABC What Can She Be? depicts girls with different colors, sizes, shapes, and abilities in both traditional and nontraditional occupations. ABC What Can She Be? explores 26 different career paths, including engineer, writer, neurosurgeon, software engineer, and pilot. Each page introduces a letter of the alphabet with bright artwork and highlights a career that is fun, challenging, and makes a big impact in its own way. 

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#4 - First ABC

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Perfect for your very young baby this touch and trace book will help spark their imagination and love of reading. Complete with very large letters filled with grooves and helpful directional arrows, this book carefully guides new readers as they touch and trace the correct pattern. Packed full of exciting elements, there are also liftable flaps that expose photographs of things that begin with that letter to further educate your little one. 

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#5 - ABC Mindful Me 

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We all want to instill a sense of kindness and gratitude in our children and the best way to teach these strong values is by starting early. Combine the education of the alphabet with greater lessons of compassion with ABC Mindful Me

Pairing simplified mindfulness principles with each letter of the alphabet, this book features colorful illustrations of children and animals, as well as playful rhymes to explain each concept to toddlers (and their parents!). A fun read for the entire family, this book is not  only perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs, but also for introducing them to key mindfulness tenants which promote physical and mental wellness, like proper breathing, compassion, gratitude, and kindness. These key concepts will help to grow young readers' concentration, listening skills, and ability to manage emotions, stress, and anxiety. 

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#6 - Little Concepts: ABC Shapes

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Tackle more than one subject at a time with this extra educational (but still fun!) book that teaches both the alphabet and identifying shapes. Your child or toddler will learn all about unusual shapes along with the alphabet in this fun and educational board book.

Going beyond the typical preschool shapes like circles and squares, ABC Shapes introduces arches and ellipses, cubes and wedges, and even helixes and nanagons. Each page highlights an unusual shape, one for every letter of the alphabet, and features a colorful illustration. The beautiful and engaging illustrations of animals, people, and objects prominently feature each shape, ensuring parents and children love learning the fundamentals of shapes and the alphabet together.

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#7 - ABC French

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Has your child already mastered the alphabet? Are you looking to boost their knowledge while they’re still young? Then learning the easy ABCs of another language is a great option. ABC French is a gorgeously illustrated, engaging read that makes learning the alphabet and French words fun for the entire family. Learning French has never been more fantastique!   

This book pairs each letter of the French alphabet with a French word and its English translation. The included pronunciation guide helps teach the proper pronunciation of each word, making this book a perfect introduction to the French language. With colorful, engaging illustrations, both children and adults will love learning a new language with ABC French

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Looking For More Baby Books?

Safe to say, we didn’t even scratch the surface on all the amazing baby books you can find for boys and girls online. There are great ways to find new educational books to delight your children and teach them new skills; ask school teachers, speak with other parents, or explore Marissa’s Books diverse collection of classic nursery rhyme books, educational reads, and other fun baby books. Shop the best books for baby girls and boys below. Plus, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $40. Happy reading!

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