This list of 13 alphabet read aloud books are a great addition to your family library. They help solve the problem of how to teach the alphabet by giving kids a fun way to learn letters of the alphabet. Trust me, the children’s read aloud books in my preschool and kindergarten classes were chosen by my kiddos for me to read over and over during afternoon story time. Grab one or more of these awesome children’s alphabet books to help your little one love reading while learning the alphabet! Don’t forget to download some freebies just for you below!


A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book

Book cover for A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book for learning letters of the alphabet

A happy read aloud book for kids helps them to look for all the great traits they have. It not only helps them learn their letters but also encourages them to think about who they are and what they bring to the world.


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book cover for learning alphabet letters

This classic alphabet read aloud is written with a great rhythm. You can’t help but fall into the beat as you and your child read this story together. There’s also a great song here


The Very Hungry Caterpillar ABC

Illustrated cover of a classic book for learning the alphabet: The Very Hungry Caterpillar ABC

This children’s alphabet book puts a spin on a classic that my kiddos loved. Children will love to follow their friend The Very Hungry Caterpillar as they discover letters of the alphabet. 


K is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book

Book cover for "K is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book" a book that teaches diversity and about alphabet letters

This letter book for kindergarten and preschool children teaches the letters of the alphabet while learning about Kwanzaa. This impactful book also gives adults some background about Kwanzaa. So even if you don’t celebrate, it’s a great way to teach about appreciating the beautiful diversity of our world.


Dr. Seuss’ ABC

Dr. Seuss’ ABC book for learning letters of the alphabet

One teaching tip we love is using Dr. Suess books to teach all manner of reading skills. This children’s letter book brings Dr. Suess’ classic style to young children as they learn the ABCs.


Alphabet Under Construction

alphabet letters book illustration

This is one of my kiddos’ favorite children’s read aloud books. This allowed my little ones who were more interested in blocks than the library to still learn their letters because it was around a topic they loved.  


Eating the Alphabet

This letter book for preschool and kindergarten blends children’s knowledge of foods with their growing awareness of the letters of the alphabet. Kiddos will love this more when you bring it to life through fun tasting activities!


B is for Baby

This children’s picture book focuses on all things B. It takes young children on a trip to Baba’s house with a little surprise tucked in the basket.



Children enjoy rhymes and are exposed to all types of jobs and hobbies in this fun children’s read aloud book. So help your little one develop rhyming skills, a key pre-reading skill, while learning about the letters of the alphabet.


Alphabet Mystery

Get ready to solve a great mystery in this fun children’s picture book. Kindergarteners and preschoolers are captivated from beginning to end as they see how the letters in this book solve the mystery! 


T is for Tutu

In this children’s read aloud, little one get to explore the world of ballet while learning the letters of the alphabet. Get ready to stretch, point and pose as young children dance through this read aloud book for kids. 


M is for Melanin

book cover with illusttrated multi-racial children holding up letters of the alphabet

An alphabet book that celebrates the African American culture. It encourages young children to see the positive aspects of themselves.


Alpha Ooops! the Day Z Went First


The mixed up alphabet makes for a fun reading experience in this silly alphabet book. Can your little one figure out where each letter should be?


These are just a few letter books for kindergarten your child will love. Children’s read aloud picture books have always been my go to with preschool and kindergarten kiddos.  

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