Are you ready to read through the alphabet with me? In this post you’ll find several options to choose from for Letter A Books! If you haven’t noticed, I love reading with my children! I hope my letter of the week book lists provide you with quality lists of books for your young learners.
We either own these or have read them from the library. I will never suggest a book I haven’t personally read. I have specifically geared these books towards children learning their letters between ages 3-7! Although, they should be loved by a greater range of children.
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Letter A Book List
In these books, we are featuring the words apple(s), ants, astronaut, & alligator for the short a sound and airplane & acorn for the long a sound. You may also be interested in my letter A tracing pages with pictures of apples, ants and astronauts to color or my alligator coloring page, or apple coloring page, as you learn all about the letter A!
The Lady with the Alligator Purse
The Lady with the Alligator Purse adapted by Nadine Bernard Westcott – “The Lady with the Alligator Purse” is a popular children’s song that tells the story of a woman who goes to the doctor to cure a strange ailment. The doctor prescribes various remedies, but none of them seem to work.
In the end, the woman discovers the cure for her ailment. The song is often accompanied by hand motions and is a favorite among young children. Read our full review on The Lady with the Alligator Purse and even watch it read aloud on YouTube!
Amazing Airplanes by Tony Milton – a children’s book that explores the world of airplanes and aviation. This letter a book introduces young readers to the different types of airplanes, from small private planes to jumbo jets. It also explains the various parts of an airplane, such as the cockpit, wings, and engines.
The book also covers the history of flight and the pioneers of aviation, such as the Wright Brothers. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text make the book engaging and accessible for young readers. Overall, “Amazing Airplanes” is a fun and informative book that encourages children to explore the exciting world of aviation. Read our full review on Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton!
10 Apples Up on Top
10 Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss – This is one of my favorite first readers for my children! We love reading about how the animals balance apples on top of their heads, while trying to out-do each other. Once they all get to 10, the whole city tries to knock down their apples because of the ruckus they are causing.
This is a great book for reinforcement for counting and sequencing. Read our full review of 10 Apples Up On Top by Dr Seuss and watch it read aloud on YouTube!
Acorn to Oak Tree
Acorn to Oak Tree by Lisa Herrington – This letter a book is all about the life cycle of an oak tree from the seed to tree. This non-fiction book is part of the Rookie Read About Science Life Cycles. With colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand language, this book takes young readers through the journey of an acorn growing into a mighty oak tree.
We appreciate how the book covers all the important stages of the life cycle, from germination to seed dispersal. Read our full review of Acorn to Oak Tree!
10 Red Apples
10 Red Apples By Pat Hutchins – Ten red apples hanging on a tree. Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee! But they are not there for long. Horse, cow, donkey, pig, hen, and the other farm animals each eat one. “Save one for me,” calls the farmer. But what about the farmer’s wife?
Count on Pat Hutchins to solve the problem happily. And count the red apples before they are all gone! This letter a book is my preschoolers favorite at the moment! Read our full review of 10 Red Apples plus you can watch it read aloud as well!
Hey Little Ant
Hey Little Ant by Philip and Hannah Hoose recites the conversation between an ant and a little boy. This father-daughter author team gets kids to think twice about squishing that ant as they use the ant to recount the reasons ants should not be squished.
This book is such a great introduction into the power of persuasion and leaves the question hanging, “What do you think that kid should do?” Don’t miss the song at the end of the book as it is fun to learn together! Read our full review of Hey, Little Ant!
Making learning fun!
Hand-drawn colorful interactive resources are our jam! If we can make learning more hands-on, we will. And we bet you’ll love it as much as we do!
Print. Play. Learn. That’s what it’s all about!
Little Acorn Grows Up
Little Acorn Grows Up By Edward Gibbs – Little Acorn proves that great things come in small packages as it grows from a tiny nut to a big tree that shelters its forest friends. Poignant and thoughtful, this board book comes with soft cloth leaves attached to the front cover. With 20 pages of colorful illustrations and simple text, Little Acorn Grows Up tells the story of an acorn that grows into a mighty oak tree.
The book is both entertaining and educational, teaching children about the life cycle of trees and the importance of patience and perseverance. Read our full review of Little Acorn Grows Up and Watch it Read Aloud on YouTube!
Eating the Alphabet
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert is a vibrant book about different kinds of fruits and vegetables from A to Z. While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
This board book features vibrant illustrations of fruits and vegetables for each letter of the alphabet, making it a great way to introduce your child to new foods and encourage healthy eating habits. The simple text is easy for young children to follow along with and provides an opportunity for them to practice their letter recognition skills.Read our full review of Eating the Alphabet and watch as its read aloud to see if you would like to add this gem to your home library!
I want to be an Astronaut
I want to be an Astronaut by Byron Barton. This book takes young readers on a journey through space, teaching them about the different aspects of being an astronaut. This delightful 32-page paperback takes young readers on a journey through the world of space exploration, introducing them to the basics of what it takes to become an astronaut.
The book is aimed at preschool to third-grade level readers. The illustrations are colorful and captivating, making it easy for children to understand complex concepts such as zero gravity and spacewalks. Read our full review of I want to be an astronaut here!
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World By Majorie Priceman. An apple pie is easy to make…if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This letter a picture book takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients for a delicious apple pie. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don’t forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple pie is included. Which we also tried and is delicious! Watch How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Read Aloud by Heather Carter here!
The Apple Pie Tree
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall. In this letter a book two young sisters follow the progress of their apple tree through the seasons, from a bare tree in the winter, through the pink blossoms of the spring, to the apple picking in the autumn.
This colorful book is a great addition to our library for the letter a but also for our yearly seasonal readings during fall. Read our full review of The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall here!
The Ants Go Marching
The Ants Go Marching by Dan Crisp. The ants in this letter a book are marching through the rain, but there is always something to distract Little Ant! Can you find him on each page, even though the column of ants gets bigger? Can you count the ants on each page? Rows of ants help introduce the concept of repeated addition. Bouncy illustrations, innovative die cutting and popular rhymes make Books with Holes a must for every child. Read our full review of The Ants Go Marching by Dan Crisp here!
These letter a books are a fun way to learn all about the letter a! Check out all of our free printables here!