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