15 UNIQUE ABC ALPHABET BOOKS FOR KIDS

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As parents, we’re always trying to find new, fun, and engaging ways to teach our children the alphabet. We all know the alphabet song, and we all have the simplified ways of visually learning our ABC’s. There’s one thing that we all know, that we all learn from different visual cues that capture our attention. 

That’s when I took as a personal challenge to try to find Unique ABC Alphabet Books for Kids. Be warned: These are NOT your run of the mill books to learn your ABC’s from.

Some books will challenge your child’s cognitive thinking process, and some will just make fall on the ground laughing from the obscurity of it all. 

No matter, You will definitely find a book that is fun, engaging, and something that’s just not the traditional pedagogy of learning. I hope you enjoy these books, as much as I had an immense amount of fun researching them!

A B to Jay-Z

If you love Rap, Hip-Hop, or R & B music, then this the alphabet book for you! I mean your child, yeah…that’s it. Your child. You won’t find pictures of apples, butterflies, or cats in this book. Your Hip-Hop game will be on full target with this gem of a book!

O is for Old School alphabet book

O is for Old School: A Hip Hop Alphabet for B.I.G. Kids Who Used to be Dope

Since we’re on the topic of hip-hop, this book is right up your alley! Your child will learning everything from: dawg, crib, grill, and so many other old-school words that we used to use. I might still use some of these words, so don’t judge me dawg.

abc rock and roll book

Rock and Roll ABC Board Book

Rock and Roll is here to stay, and this ABC learning book is here to prove it! How else are we going to teach the future generations about Rock and Roll, then with a dedicated ABC book for famous artists. Don’t be surprised if you’re dancing through memory lane, and you grab a brush to turn into your personal microphone. Rock on!

Apples to Zeppelin - A Rockin' ABC for Cool Kids!

Apples to Zeppelin – A Rockin’ ABC for Cool Kids!

Speaking of Rock and Roll, welcome to Apples to Zeppelin! This book is created in a fun and retro design, and teaches your child over 100 different words! It starts with the basics, and leads into shout out to classic bands, like The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and, of course, Led Zeppelin.

The ABCs of Rock

The ABCs of Rock

Okay gang, I think I found my personal niche of cool, unique, and fun alphabet books. The ABCs of Rock alphabet books shows 26 iconic images that are associated with Rock music! With exceptions of the White Stripes, this book salutes all iconic musicians from the 70’s and 80’s Rock era. 

p is for pterodactyl alphabet book

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

If you’re looking for the worst way to teach your child the Alphabet, then stop right here. You’re journey is over! Rapper LushLife takes a stab in using some of the most awkward words in the English language to help your little one learn their ABCs. 

a is for salad alphabet book

A is for Salad

This book is TOTALLY not what you think, or even prepared for. Everything is literally backwards. We all know that salad doesn’t start with the letter A, but the alligator eating a salad does! Thus begins the spiraling down effect as you get deeper into the book. It’s fun cognitive journey that will be sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

eat the alphabet book

Eat the Alphabet

What a fun way to teach your child about the alphabet, then doing it by food! Your child gets to take an educational journey in learning about fruits and vegetables from around the world. From apples to kholrabi, I’m sure that you might learn a new word, too! I also love how vibrant the colors are in the book to try to keep your child’s attention. 

the day z went first alphabet book

AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First

The alphabet world has gone super crazy in this alphabet learning book! All of the letters are tired of A always going first, so Z wants to go first. All of the letters are in an upheaval about what order everyone should go in. It’s a topsy turvy world and a journey that your child will laugh all the way through in helping them get back into proper order.

construction alphabet book

The Construction Alphabet Book

If you have a child that’s a hands on learning child, then grab this book! It has everything from rock crushers to tree vacuum machines. The author combines facts and humor in his award winning creative alphabet learning book. 

animalia alphabet book

Animalia Alphabet Book

This is one of the most elaborately illustrated books that I’ve come across in teaching your child their Alphabet! The images are grandiose and poignant, and are eye captivating. It’ll make your child look at the images over and over again, and find something new each time. 

paul thurbys alphabet book

Paul Thurby’s Alphabet

This alphabet book is all about the Hipster that’s in all of us. Each letter of the alphabet is placed upon a stunning and vibrantly colored background. That’s sure to help keep the letters engraved into your child’s head when reciting the letters, which could only be done by this amazing graphic artist. 

a is for activist alphabet book

A is for Activist Alphabet Book

This is one of my top unique alphabet learning books! If you want to help teach your child about different types of activism, then here it is. It touches about so many different social issues with fun alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations to help retain child’s attention.

once upon an alphabet book

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

This is one of the most creative usages of the alphabet learning books that I’ve come across! I think it’s so endearing that each letter of the alphabet has it’s very own short story, which is something that I love. You can read your child a new short story everyday, and even use it to read to them at night before going to bed. 

abc what can she be alphabet book

ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?

This book is simply adorable. and is meant for all little girls with big dreams! This little book gives the alphabet 26 careers that any girl can be. This is a great way for parents to introduce their small children to the bright futures before them, and to let them know that they can be and do anything if they want to. 

These are just some of the unique alphabet books for kids that I’ve come seen along the web. These books are super cool, fun, and creative. They’re just the right amount of everything to create a balanced way of learning the alphabet from different perspectives. 

What type of alphabet book are you using on your child? I would love to take a look at them!


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