Brilliant ABC, alphabet picture books.

I am celebrating the love for ABC picture books in this blog post.

Picture books have been great exposure for my girls in terms of imagination, vocabulary, discussion, diversity, exploration and a plethora of other positives and now my eldest is noticing something else about the delights of books … letters.

We have a selection of ABC picture books that we think are pretty fab which I shall be sharing in this post.

Alphabet Street

This fantastic book has previously been shared on the blog and you can find the post here. This is a brilliantly presented read that goes far beyond an alphabet book. The book is interactive, could be a colourful frieze and can be used in play. Super!

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ABC Pop-Up by Courtney Watson McCarthy -Old Barn Booksimg_7733

This ABC book is absolutely stunning and secretly I want it for my bookshelf. Courtney Watson McCarthy has done a brilliant job at creating a fun, slick, exciting ABC book that you just want to keep exploring. I speak on behalf of all my family!

Each time Little One has read this she beams with happiness.

Set against clean, white backgrounds, each double page pops with a brilliant scene displaying things beginning with particular letters.

The garden page, seen in the photo, is showing you that F is for flowers and G is for grass. The book is brilliant at showing you connections between words. How clever and also so well planned by Courtney Watson McCarthy.

We love this ABC book because it is so different to other ABC books. It is giving Little One an appreciation for creativity and brilliant paper engineering which in turn is making her take care of the book.

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London ABC by Ben Hawkes -Random House Kids

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My husband occasionally jokes about my love for London as not only do I have family and many dear friends there it has also been a place I have called home. What can I say it is a great place and this ABC picture book continues to be loved in our home.

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Ben Hawkes has produced a quirky, retro feeling ABC picture book. The book goes beyond A being for apples and is filled with brilliant London. Iconic landmarks, destinations and all things London feature in this book where you can see G is for Globe (Shakespeare’s Globe) and H is for the well known park, Hyde Park.

As well as the book exploring the alphabet it also follows the story of a lost penguin who eventually finds his home at the end of the alphabet… Z for ______.

This is a book that celebrates England’s capital and could double up as a great text to use when introducing this city to young ones and could even be used as a check list when visiting.

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Little Concepts: ABC Shapes: Beyond Squares and Circles to Cubes and Squircles

ABC shapes is a rather fun read all about shapes. Show young readers that there are shapes beyond squares and circles and introduce them to quatrefoils and reuleaux triangles and more. It is an alternative to a typical ABC book and shows children the connection to new concepts.

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My First abc from the Quran by Sadia Khan – Goodworld.

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This is a book I purchased last year (amongst others) during the month of Ramadan. img_7714

Different to the other ABC picture books I have included and perhaps memorable of ABC books that I read when I was younger, this is a bright, bold book with a page dedicated to each letter of the alphabet. Some of the choices of animals and objects may not seem particularly profound but they are all connected to a surah (chapter of the Quran). A list of the relevant surahs can be found  at the back of the book.

Some pages do perhaps stand out more then others though. The Kabah is considered by Muslims to be the house of God and prayers are to be read facing the direction of the Kabah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Having such images used in this particular picture book encourages discussion not just for mini Muslims but for everyone.

Of course the images may well remind some children of things they have at home or pictures they have seen in other books but ultimately this is a book that embraces a religion and informs you in a colourful, sweet alphabet read.

This would be a great resource to have in schools when exploring different faiths.

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A is for Alice: An Alphabet Book By Lewis Carroll.

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This is a stylish alphabet book using the theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This sturdy board book is enjoyed by both my girls.

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This sturdy board book is enjoyed by both my girls.

Each page is filled with a super illustration of characters and objects from the world of Alice. The illustrations are captivating and the Victorian style is to be appreciated. I also approve of the clean background used on each page which doesn’t distract or confuse young ones.

The letter of each alphabet is clearly printed and each illustration is captioned. This is such a great book for fans of Lewis Carroll’s work and also for those who are wanting to introduce the alphabet with more of a story theme.

I am sure many young and older fans of Alice in Wonderland will enjoy this book.

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Alphabet Flashcards by The Jam Tart.

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These brilliant flashcards were part of a bundle in a festive package from The Busy Box Company. The Jam Tart have produced bold, colourful, quirky cards that my eldest daughter thinks are fab.

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We’ve used the flashcards many times now. One side of the card has the letter printed in upper case and on the other side it shows you an object starting with that letter. This pack of flashcards was a Christmas pack so all the pictures are very festive but The Jam Tart also produce animal ones too.

Do you and your young ones have a favourite ABC picture book?

Disclaimer: Books included are mainly our books but thank you to publishers also. All words and opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

 

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