My children have always loved A to Z books – the ones that list a different word or concept for each letter of the alphabet. So I thought it would be neat to have one resource for all of the A to Z book I could find!
With my other book lists, I make sure I’ve read each book so I can fully recommend that it is safe for you to read to your kiddos.
Please note that this is an exception and I have not read each of these books, although I have read through quite a few!
Go reserve a few of these books at the library and have fun reading from A to Z!
The books are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
NOTE: This post was originally published in December 2015. I’ve just updated it with some new additions!
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✔ Do you love to read with your children? Make sure you follow along with my 365 Days of Children’s Books series! I include our tried-and-true favorites with suggestions for hands-on learning activities.
While I have many favorites on this list, my all-time top choice is Dr. Seuss’s ABC. I have such fond memories of reading it over and over with my kiddos!
A Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, as you can plainly see!
Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book – The nonsensical rhymes are what make learning the alphabet with Dr. Seuss so easy!
Children’s Books from A to Z
A is for Appalachia! – A look at Appalachian life, including recipes, folklore, and more
A Paddling of Ducks: Animals in Groups from A to Z – Learn the collective names of different groups of animals (a skulk of foxes, a labor of moles, etc)
A to Z – Neat twist on learning the alphabet; includes tons of alliteration!
A Merry Little Christmas from A to Z – The Mouse House in their miniature Christmas world from A to Z!
A to Z Cookbook for Kids – After School Apple Dip to Zebra Cupcakes!
A to Z: Do You Ever Feel Like Me? – A neat riddle for each letter of the alphabet; reader fills in the blank
A to Z Picture Book – Beautifully illustrated alphabet book by the infamous Gyo Fujikawa!
Abe Lincoln His Wit and Wisdom from A to Z – A biographical look at Abraham Lincoln; amazing facts, quotes, and illustrations!
Apples A to Z – Learn all about apples, including 26 different varieties, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet
Alphabet Art – Animal art and fingerplays with every letter of the alphabet
Animal A to Z – A different animal for each letter of the alphabet
Animals A to Z – Includes a beautiful photograph of an animal for each letter of the alphabet; minimal text; best for toddlers and early preschool
Arctic A to Z – Beautiful photography showcasing the arctic from A to Z
Around the World from a to z – A unique book that offers sandpaper-style finger tracing of each letter; each letter includes an activity and famous location around the world
Baseball from A to Z – Lively illustrations to accompany each baseball term starting with a different letter of the alphabet
Ben Franklin His Wit And Wisdom from A to Z – A biographical look at Benjamin Franklin; wonderful quotes, facts, and illustrations!
Benjamin Franklin from A to Z – Explore the exciting accomplishments of Franklin, from A to Z!
Birds A to Z – Beautifully illustrated dictionary of birds, A to Z
Bugs A to Z – Presents buggy facts and figures
Cars and Trucks from A to Z – Transportation alphabet, Richard Scarry style!
*** An absolute favorite!!
Click, Clack, ABC – Journey through the alphabet with this hilarious barnyard animals!
Colonial Times from A to Z – Highlights colonial life from the 18th century
Community Helpers from A to Z – A community helper for each letter of the alphabet; also receives excellent reviews!
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth – A neat look at all of the materials that can be composted; includes composting tips
Coral Reef Creatures from A to Z – a marine animal for every letter of the alphabet
D Is for Dahl: A gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl – A to Z facts about this interesting author
Dinosaur A to Z – One dinosaur for each letter of the alphabet
Drawing Animals from A to Z – An animal drawing lesson for each letter from A to Z
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z – Excellent variety of fruits and vegetables from A to Z!
Exploring Biltmore Estate from A to Z – Biltmore can be overwhelming (we’ve been there several times), but this looks like a perfect A to Z guide
Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words – Discover Fancy Nancy’s favorite words from ‘accessories’ to ‘zany’
Feelings to Share from A to Z – Help build your child’s vocabulary of emotions and feelings
Firefighters A to Z – Introduces fireman-themed vocabulary; receives excellent reviews!
Forestry A to Z – Examine how plywood is made, why it’s important to plant new trees, and more
Geography from A to Z – 63 entries from A to Z that describe the earth’s features
*** We have this book and turn to it time and time again! An excellent resource.
Girls A to Z – Encouraging girls to dream big from A to Z!
God’s Creation A to Z – Set of 26 family devotion cards
Hieroglyphics from A to Z – A rhyming book that explains the hieroglyphic code; includes stencils for kids
I Spy A to Z – Easy-to-read riddles with 46 A to Z photographs
*** We have this book also – a perfect before-bed activity!
Insects A to Z – Beautifully dictionary of 26 different insects
Junkyard Dig!: Building from A to Z – Finding building materials at the junkyard from A to Z
Kipper’s A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure – Kipper and Arnold find something for every letter!
Lights on Broadway: A Theatrical Tour from A to Z – Broadway and theater vocabulary from A to Z
Mary Poppins from A to Z – 26 vignettes, each with a neat look at the characters from Mary Poppins
–> This is a great vocabulary building book!
Monkey World: An A to Z of Occupations – A plethora of occupations from A to Z for this little monkey; the rhymes are super cute!
My Favorite Places from A to Z – A variety of places that are special to children, each with a beautiful rhyme
New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z – The city that never sleeps from A to Z!
Ocean Animals A to Z – Each letter of the alphabet is matched with its own ocean animal; author provides unique ways to trace the accompanying letter
Ocean Life A to Z Book and DVD – Includes a variety of ocean life, plus a 45-minute DVD
Prairie Primer A to Z – A fun look at what life was like on the prairie, all from A to Z
Race from A to Z – For the kiddos who love All Things Transportation! Axle, Bumper, Construction…all the way to Z!
So Many Bunnies – Mama Bunny puts each one of her 26 babies to bed, from A to Z
**Another Hill Family Favorite!
Sports from A to Z – Exposes kids to a variety of sports from archery to zamboni
Swedish Christmas A-Z: An Activity and Coloring Book – Explore all 29 Swedish alphabet words and learn about Swedish Christmas traditions
The A to Z Book of Wild Animals – An amazing alphabet of animals with 22 stunning illustrations
The Alamo from A to Z – Includes details about the 13-day siege, including heroes and facts
The Alphabet from Z to A (with much confusion on the way) – A unique look at the alphabet – backwards!
Anything Judith Viorst (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) writes is just gold!
The American Revolution from A to Z – Learn about battles, heroes, and details of the American Revolution
The Declaration of Independence from A to Z – Tells the story of how our nation’s founding document came to be
The National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z – Lists each country, including a detailed map and physical and political details
The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving From A to Z – Learn about the Pilgrims, including a variety of vocabulary – all from A to Z
Vietnam A to Z – Includes bilingual text; neat way to introduce your children to Vietnam’s culture
What is a Community? From A to Z – Introduces children to the basic concepts of a community, from A to Z
What Pete Ate from A to Z – There’s nothing Pete won’t eat! From glue sticks to underpants and every letter in between!
Who Visits Me from A to Z: An Alphabetical Adventure to the Dentist – Each letter of the alphabet corresponds to an animal trying to go to the dentist!
You’ve Got Manners! Table Tips from A to Z – An introduction to etiquette for kids; offers three tips for each letter of the alphabet
Z is for Zeus – An A to Z look at Greek Mythology
Z is for Zookeeper – An A to Z look at a zookeeper’s daily list of jobs and responsibilities
Mary McKenna Siddals
I’m delighted to discover my COMPOST STEW on this terrific list, and thank you so much for including it!
Sure! My pleasure!