My sweet little toddler is now my Two (I can hardly believe it!) and talking up a storm. We love to see how much he’s absorbed what we’ve been saying to him for the first two years of his life — and also to observe what he doesn’t know. (He’s finally figured out that a cat is not a “doggie.”)
My Two loves to page through the emergent readers that I’ve created for his older brothers. They’re just the right size for his little hands. So I decided to create him his own set of little books — but instead of being sight word readers, they would be a set of simple alphabet books.
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Does this post look different than the last time you visited? The books have been updated!
Why I created these simple alphabet books:
- to create a simple library of books that my Two could call his own
- to use simple pictures – mostly photographs – that would catch his eye
- to label each picture with a single word to build his vocabulary and let him read along
- to repeat the letter on each page so that he’d start to recognize the alphabet
- to provide something special that is also replaceable – since many toddlers aren’t always kind to books.
How to use My ABC Books:
- Read them aloud to your baby or toddler.
- Let your little one handle the books himself – you can always come back and print a book that’s been torn.
- Give these to your preschooler to “read” himself. He may even start to recognize some of the words. He may also enjoy reading these to his younger sibling!
- If you’re doing a letter of the week activity in your home or classroom, print out the corresponding letter book for your child(ren).
A quick video of me reading the book to my baby and toddler:
(Please note: the books have been updated, so they look slightly different than what you see in the video.)
How to assemble
- Cut a horizontal line across the center of each page.
- Fit the pages together, making sure the cover is on the front. The other pages can go in any order you choose.
- Staple using a long-armed stapler (they’re cheap – and totally worth it!).
- If desired, cover each book with clear contact paper to make it more durable.
Get an individual book by clicking on the link below. (Pssst… want to save yourself some time? Get all the books in a single file! Yay! Click here to learn more.)
- Letter A
- Letter B
- Letter C
- Letter D
- Letter E
- Letter F
- Letter G
- Letter H
- Letter I
- Letter J
- Letter K
- Letter L
- Letter M
- Letter N
- Letter O
- Letter P
- Letter Q
- Letter R
- Letter S
- Letter T
- Letter U
- Letter V
- Letter W
- Letter X
- Letter Y
- Letter Z
Looking for more free alphabet resources?
Thank you for sharing your wonderful resources!! I remember years ago you had an alphabet book printable that had the whole alphabet in one book, in the same format as your letter books. With the uppercase letter and lowercase on one page, and picture on the next; and then the next letter set when you flipped the page. Do you still have this whole alphabet book somewhere? I remember my daughter loving it! She felt like she was reading and would sleep with it every night! I wanted to print one for my son now! ☺️
Heather Groth, Customer Support
That’s wonderful that she loved it so much, Liz! I don’t know that we have one in this same format, but one of these alphabet books might work for your son: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-alphabet-tracing-book/ or https://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-alphabet-printable-mini-flipbook/. Have a great day!
Thank you very much for the resources you share. I have enjoyed the Alphabet pre-reader books, and they are serving my children well.
Heather Groth, Customer Support
We are so glad to hear that, Remi!
Thank you for sharing free wonderful resources. Good for kids to learn easily.
Thank you so much!!!
I’m a little slow when it comes to putting together books like these. Lo L I cant figure it out. Can you give me specifics once i cut the pages in half horizontally
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. Here are all the assembly instructions:
How to assemble
Cut a horizontal line across the center of each page.
Fit the pages together, making sure the cover is on the front. The other pages can go in any order you choose.
Staple using a long-armed stapler (they’re cheap – and totally worth it!).
If desired, cover each book with clear contact paper to make it more durable.
Thank you for All Of these
Thank you kindly for your free resources. I am an educator in an economically challenged community and for most of the time I buy resources and equipment at school out of my personal account. Your giving heart has certainly brought tremendous joy to my children at school. Stay blessed always.
Love and Light
You’re very welcome, Rita! 🙂
Katherine D Stowell
i really appreciate all your books. They are very helpful as my 22 year old daughter who now has an AAC device that she can use learns to read. I use my sewing machine with a basting stitch to sew the books together. It works great. Thanks.
This is so wonderful to hear, Katherine! :)) Thank you so much for your comment!
thank you so much can i share it ..
Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing resources!
Your site has just everything I wanted to try for my students!
Thank you very much!
Just printed these for my almost 2 year old. He’s suddenly interested in letters and is always bringing me books and showing me he knows what the pictures are. He will love these.
I’m so glad you can use them, Becky!
These books are great! Love the pictures. Thanks so much.
I’m glad you like these books, Ruth!
https://www.themeasuredmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MLQB.pdf – Wrong attachment on the given link
I don’t know what link you’re referring to.
Thank you very much for this wonderful tip
You’re welcome, Fadel!
thank you so much! These are amazing! I will share your page to all my friends
All the best,
You’re very welcome, Jo!
mary ann gamayot
thank you !!!
a big help to me
You’re welcome, Mary Ann!
I was on Google looking for alphabet books for toddlers and this came up. It was exactly what I wanted and more. Thank you so much for sharing this, I really appreciate it!!
You’re very welcome, Sheri!
Thank you so much for making these free. These have really come in handy teaching my toddler the letter of the week. Thanks again and God bless!
I’m so glad to hear that, Stephanie!
These are amazing! I’m about to start more formal teaching with my 2-year-old. He already knows most of his letters but gets some confused. The word associations will be a great help, I think. Thanks for all the hard work you did on these. It really shows!
You’re very welcome, Sydney! I’m so glad you like them!
Hi there Anna,
Just curious if your ABC books are available in B&W. I am interested in having my preschoolers colour the images.
No – these are real images, so it’s impossible to get them in blackline like you can with clip art.
Thanks so much! I’m fortunate to find your web. I’m surprised by the delicate photo of each alphabet. I’m sure it will attract my son deeply.
I’m so glad you can use my resources with your son, Leo!
Keren N Hayes
Thank you for your generosity with your wonderful resources. I teach students with autism and love the clear, uncluttered pictures for them.
I’m so glad to hear that these are helpful for your students, Keren!
Wow! Thank you very much! I recently started teaching English as a Second Language to children 3-5 years old, and your site is WONDERFUL! I will be back!
Yay – I’m so glad you found me, Lori!
Thanks for all the work you put into it and for sharing.
You’re very welcome, Amara!
Thank you very much for all of your materials. They help me a lot to introduce English and activities to my 2 year old son.
I cannot download alphabet books and also song of rhythm for each letter. They get something as error.
Please check your link.
Hi, Lily – All the links are good, but some people run into trouble. That’s why I usually link to this page with solutions. 99% of the time, one of them works. https://www.themeasuredmom.com/how-to-download-free-files/
Thank you so much for sharing these resources..It will do wonders for me and my kindergarten pupils here in the Philippines…I truly appreciated this..I’m teaching in public school and we have limited resources..I’m trying my best to provide them with materials which they can use in learning and your site is such an amazing tool to help us teachers and parents as well..Thank you and God Bless you more 🙂
You’re very welcome, Anne – I’m so glad you can use these! My little ones have really enjoyed this set. 🙂
OMG, these are AMAZING! What a great resource! Looking forward to working my way through these with my toddler. Thanks for making all this available, very inspirational 🙂
You’re very welcome, Shelley! Our current 2-year-old is really enjoying these right now. 🙂
I absolutely love your site and admire all the hard work you’ve put into these learning tools. Truly amazing! My little guy is only 13 months, but I want to start him on some of these tools. I’ve printed out one page of each alphabet book and created one card for each letter (e.g., only Cc for Cow) as a start. What other tools on your site might be appropriate for his age? More generally, is there anywhere on the site where the learning tools are listed chronologically (e.g., according to learning level / age)? Thanks so much for all you do!
I’ve had other requests to list resources chronologically. Maybe some day I’ll be able to do that! For now, I have very little for children of your son’s age, but I do recommend all of these:
a) these letter books that you’ve already seen
b) letter books of songs and rhymes: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-letter-books/
c) these math activities https://www.themeasuredmom.com/baby-toddler-math-activities/,
and d) this book list, along with any other books from my lists that he’ll listen to: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/rhyming-books-for-babies/
is it just me or do they not fold the right way from the printing. I saw you posted a “how to assemble” for someone else, and I’m still not getting it right. The pictures stay to the right and left side blank…what am I doing wrong? 🙁
either way, these books are amazing and thank you so much for sharing!
So sorry for the delay in writnig you back here. Are you printing with Adobe Reader? It’s free, and you can get it here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/ Usually, that solves printing problems. Let me know if you still have trouble!
well done great job!!we use a lot of ur resources for our kids…. I was trying to download the letter q book…their seems to be an error can you please help
Hi Farida – did you try the tips here? https://www.themeasuredmom.com/how-to-download-free-files/ I would try the one where you right click and choose “save link as.” See if that works!
This picture books are so amazing and perfect for pre school children.
Thanks for making and posting them.
You’re very welcome, Meena!
I am not able to download the books. Can you help?
Please click the image that says “having trouble downloading or printing” for tips!
Maybe I’m a ding a ling, but do you have a visual on how to assemble these??
You can find one here, Elise!
Thank you so much! These are amazing! I will share your page to all the teacher I know.
All the best,
You’re very welcome, and thanks so much for passing on my site!
Thank you for sharing.
You’re very welcome, Ayesha!
You’re so kind to share this beautiful information with us . God bless you .
I hope you enjoy them, Lindi!
thank so much for your printables and ideas to learn, i try to teach my son learn English langue. im come from vietnam.
I think these letter books are great for learning basic English vocabulary, Haiyen! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
You are amazing. I love all of your printables and ideas. We will be following along with the letter of the week activities! I really like the variety of activities for each letter. Thank you!
I’m so glad you’ll be following along with us, Katie! It’s so much fun to find a variety of ways to learn the alphabet. My 3 year old is always asking to do “pwojects” with me. 🙂
Fantastic,! I really love this great work. Easy to understand and recognize letters for our kids. All thevery best. Thank yousi much.
Heather Groth, Customer Support
You’re welcome, Dhammika!
You are fantastic! Well done! I live in Oman, in the Middle East where it is hard to come by books and activities for learning to read. Your site is awesome! Thank you!
Thank you so much, Emma! It’s such a blessing to have the Internet, where we can share things with people all over the world!
Thank you so very much for your wonderful resources! It is so great of you to share all of these with us…and they are very much appreciated! As I was downloading all of the alphabet books, I noticed that the Letter Q book is actually another copy of the Letter R book. Can you send me a link to download the Letter Q book, so that I can add it to my set of books I have already printed for use with one of my struggling little PK’ers?
Again, thank you so very much for all that you do and your willingness and generosity to share with us! Be blessed!
Wilson Elementary School
Sorry about that, Julie! I fixed it, so you can get the letter Q book now.
Your site is so full of AWESOME ready to go resources. I am forever grateful!!!!
You’re very welcome, Jess! So glad you can use them. I’ll give you an FYI that these are going to be updated soon with different covers and (in some cases) different images. Plus I hope to have them in just a few downloads instead of 26. 🙂 Stay tuned!
Thank you for these! What an amazing thing for a preschool teacher and mother it find 🙂
You’re very welcome, Connie – hope you enjoy them!