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    26 Totally Fun ABC Books For Teaching Your Kids The Alphabet

    And no, they're not in alphabetical order.

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    1. This TouchThinkLearn: ABC thicc boi features "raised shaped letters and objects that fit into scooped cutouts" on opposite pages for a fully tactile for a real hands-on learning experience.

    Chronicle Books

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $22.49, Bookshop for $22.49 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    2. The letters/animals in Flora Forager ABC (from Instagram impresario Bridget Beth Collins) are all beautifully created from flowers and natural materials found in the Pacific Northwest.

    Litte Bigfoot

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $13.49, Bookshop for $13.79 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    3. There will always "be enough room" for Chick Chicka Boom Boom in your child's library, but parents be warned — this book is an earworm that will most certainly get stuck in your brain.

    Little Simon

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.19, Bookshop for $7.35 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    4. B Is For Baller not only teaches the ABCs of basketball but also some interesting "facts." For example: "The Wright Brothers invented flight. Michael 'Air' Jordan perfected it." And if you don't know, well, now you know.

    Triumph Books

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $16.16, Bookshop for $16.51 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    5. Co-written by Raj Haldar (the rapper known as Lushlife), P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever deftly explains the intricacies and anomalies of the English language that can be very confusing to kids (and adults). Like why do "gnat" and "knot" both have different first letters that are silent but still sound the same?

    Sourcebooks

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $16.19, Bookshop for $16.54 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    6. The large grooved type and "lift-a-flaps" of A Is For Apple offer a hands-on way for the kiddies to get a real touch and feel for the shapes of letters.

    Tiger Tales

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.95, Bookshop for $7.31 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    7. Teach some super serious alliteration with A B See where every letter is illustrated and comprised of a myriad of animals, objects, and other interesting items that start with, wait for it...that very same letter.

    Little Simon

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $8.99, Bookshop for $8.27 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    8. Not the NYC neighborhood, this version of Alphabet City still happens in an urban environment but takes everyday objects and shows kids that letters are hidden everywhere in the city.

    Penguin Young Readers Group

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $17.09, Bookshop for $17.47 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    9. Each letter is a guessing game/flip-a-flap in the beautifully illustrated (and thick as a brick) Alphablock, which is part of the entire Block series of children's books.

    Abrams

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.26, Bookshop for $15.59 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    10. Alligators All Around, a lesser-known work from the incomparable Maurice Sendak, follows a family of gators through their daily lives with each letter of the alphabet serving as its own little, leathery, reptilian tale.

    Harper Collins

    Get it from Amazon for Barnes & Noble for $7.95, Bookshop for $7.31 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    11. An entire universe of anthropomorphic green peas highlights various careers like "Truckers and Teachers" or "Scientists and Sailors" in the super colorful LMNO Peas.

    Beach Lane Books

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.99, Bookshop for $7.35 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    12. Remember when Kanye jumped onstage at the VMAs during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech? That's pretty much the plot of Z Is For Moose, except with a Zebra and a Moose and the alphabet standing in for a music awards show.

    Harper Collins

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.29, Bookshop for $15.62 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    13. For parents who are fans of New Yorker cartoons, Oops Pounce Quick Run: An Alphabet Caper follows the the case (both upper and lower) of a dog, a mouse, and a missing ball. Your kids will totally XOXO it too!

    Harper Collins

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $16.19, Bookshop for $16.55 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    14. For little eyes, I Spy Letters is chock full of picture clues and rhyming riddles for learning all of those letters. Great for bedtime reading when the kids are "undercover."

    Scholastic

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $3.99, Bookshop for $3.67 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    15. Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First is a letter-based tale of the last being first. The letter Z finally has finally had enough of always coming in last in alphabetic order. But once those letters start to get out of order, watch out because all heck breaks loose.

    Candlewick Press

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $6.99, Bookshop for $17.80 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    16. With plenty of flaps and foldouts, each page of Animalphabet poses a question/clue to move kids to the next critter in (alphabetical order of course) "Who can slither better than a rabbit? A snake! Who can growl better than a snake? A tiger!"

    Penguin Young Readers Group

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $18.89, Bookshop for $18.89 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    17. "We hiss. We hum. We hoot. We howl." Arf! Buzz! Cluck! A Rather Noisy Alphabet is a literary tour de force of noises made by our most well-known and unlikely animal friends.

    Little Simon

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.99, Bookshop for $7.35 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    18. From the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle's ABC keeps it simple yet beautiful with classically illustrated pages featuring the tried-and-true combination of letters and animals.

    Penguin Young Readers Group

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.99, Bookshop for $7.35 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    19. It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it. So why not make the most of it. That's the premise of, I Stink!, which follows the alphabetic eating habits of a garbage truck. Remember, even if you don't, kids love things that are gross!

    Harper Collins

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.99, Bookshop for $7.35 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    20. So what if you can't make it to the Met, your kids can spend a night (or day) at the museum learning their letters through art from different time periods and cultures with Museum ABC: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $17.99, Bookshop for $18.39 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    21. Dr. Seuss's ABC, as you can clearly see, is a wonderful reading experience for children ages two through three. Between A to Z, you'll find letters like C, D, and E, and illustrations and characters that will make you ask, "How could that possibly be?"

    Random House Children's Books

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $4.99, Bookshop for $4.59 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    22. Eating the Alphabet is all about teaching children the wonders of a healthy diet fueled by colorful fruits and veggies (from apples to zucchinis) with the help of both upper- and lowercase letters.

    HMH Books

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $7.99, Bookshop for $7.35 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    23. From astronauts to zoologists ABC What Can She Be? lays the groundwork for introducing exciting careers to young girls with each letter of the alphabet. The future is indeed female!

    Walter Foster Jr.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $15.26, Bookshop for $15.59 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    24. For the young Padawan in your life, look no further than this galaxy for Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book. That first rhyming Admiral Ackbar entry was enough to get me to buy this book without turning another page. "It's trap!" Indeed it is you magnificent Mon Calamari. Indeed it is.

    Disney Press

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $12.04, Bookshop for $11.95 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    25. OK, we've had our fair share of alphabet books about animals but now we finally have one that also includes flatulence (which the little ones just adore). F Is For Fart is the book you will regret buying but the kids will giggle so hard you'll be willing to overlook the seemingly noxious content.

    Mr. Smelt It & Mrs. Dealt It

    Get it from Bookshop for $11.87 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    26. The ABCs of Space is so smart! This scientific series of books grows with its curious young readers starting with the basics like "A is for Asteroid" then getting into deeper explanations and factoids for fertile young minds.

    Baby University Series

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $9.99, Bookshop for $9.19 (to support local bookstores), or find it at your local library.

    And pretty soon you'll be reading them Stuart Little (who, despite the look on his face, probably feels that the title of the book he's holding was super misleading).

    Sony Pictures / Via giphy.com

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