B is for Bedtime by Margaret Hamilton and illustrated by Anna Pignataro is one of our new favorites. As a mom I love it because it is a beautifully illustrated story where the character is moving from being wide Awake after dinner to Yawning and Zzzzz in the matter of a few pages and it helps Sterling move towards Zzzzs as well. Sterling loves it because there are additional items shown on each page that go with the letters that are fun to find.
A to Z by Sandra Boynton has been on our bookshelf since before Sterling was born. We have a lot of Boynton’s books because the short catchy lines and silly illustration are fun for kids and adults alike.
Dr. Suess’s ABC is a classic that every family should have. The silly tongue twisters and rhythms makes it great for toddler’s learning their letters and for learning to read later on. This book come in both a large hardback and a smaller board book and while the board book is great for little hands just take note that some of the rhythms have been shortened in it. Both are lots of fun but the larger hardback is best.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert seems to be the go to for alphabet books in recent years and for good reasons. It’s full of bright bold colors, is almost song like with it’s repetitive rhythms and is full of movement. Don’t expect your kids to sit still for this one but they’ll definitely love it!