A Spanish alphabet book is one of the most basic materials you will ever use to teach and practice with kids and new language learners. Learning the alphabet is the first step to help kids recognize the letters and sounds that will lead them to form words. This is the starting point to develop reading and writing skills later.
A good Spanish alphabet book engages the child or student with nice images. The child will also associate or link the image to the letter and the example word used in the book.
Since there are plenty of options, here is an organized list that will help you choose the best Spanish alphabet book for your needs:
1. Essential Spanish Alphabet Books
Here are basic Spanish alphabet books with a variety of topics to choose from.
Abecedario VOX (Book, Workbook, CD and Poster)
Listen, draw, sing and dance the alphabet! The perfect alphabet book for playing at home and learning at school. Discover the alphabet through music and images. Young kids will enter the magical world of letters and learn the alphabet in a fun way with a complete pack that includes: a book, a notebook, a CD and a poster.
Mis primeras: ABC
Didactic and brilliant, this sturdy small book, designed for small hands, teach colors, shapes, numbers, first words, and ABCs.
¡Ya tienes buenos modales!: Consejitos de A a Z para niños de todas edades
This guide to proper behavior at the dinner table provides an introduction to etiquette for kids and a refresher in manners for adults. Spanish translation of the book You've Got Manners!: Table Tips from A to Z for Kids of All Ages
"If you read or speak Spanish, or want your children to learn Spanish, you will want to have this book on your children's bookshelf. The colorful illustrations and friendly, humorous dialog make this a fun read." -R. Rose, Amazon review
Mi día de la A a la Z
An enchanting illustrated ABC book about a child's daily activities at home and school that can also be used to learn and practice telling time. Each page features a gorgeous illustration, accompanied by a digital and an analog clock, a letter of the alphabet, a corresponding word, and a simple sentence. The book's large format and the variety of themes covered make this a unique title that offers multiple storytelling possibilities for teachers, librarians, parents, and caregivers. Spanish version of the book My Day from A to Z
From "aguacate" to "zanahoria," each letter in this book looks good enough to eat! Rhyming text and appetizing photographs teach children the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. This delicious title will leave children hungry for learning! Includes a glossary and four pages of fun facts about the foods mentioned in the text.
"A great guide for those learning the ABC sounds. The author uses proper/neutral Spanish, making it a very educative and pleasurable book to learn." -Amazon review
ABeCedario de plantas
Rhyming Spanish verses reveal characteristics of plants and flowers, from amapola to zinnia. Includes glossary and flower facts.
ABeCedario de profesiones y oficios
From astronauta to zapatero, the children in this book want to have the most amazing jobs! The rhyming text and adorable photographs make learning the letters of the alphabet and their sounds easy and entertaining. Children will also enjoy finding out what each job involves. Includes a glossary and four pages of fun facts about the jobs mentioned in the text.
"The author really knows the language (Spanish). She uses the professions that you wouldn't expect to come out of that letter. Very bright pictures." -Amazon review
From "acordeón" to "zhuihu," the children in this book can play fascinating instruments! The medley of rhyming text and detailed photographs make learning the letters of the alphabet and their sounds easy and entertaining. Includes a glossary and four pages of facts about the instruments mentioned in the text.
"They are all great for the kids but also for parents, teachers, tutors, librarians. This particular book is a happy journey through music, musical instruments and cultures of many countries. Wonderful to introduce children to passion for music while learning the alphabet, new vocabulary and interesting facts about music." -Amazon review
Animales de la A a la Z: Animals from A to Z
A bilingual text which introduces the alphabet to preschoolers with animal names. Includes fascinating and humorous facts about each.
De la A a la Z con los deportes
Sports mean fun, discipline, and health. To play basketball, track and field, volleyball or soccer takes effort and commitment. Letter by letter, step by step, we will run, jump and compete with sports.
Traza el ABC: Aprendo el alfabeto con Pooh y sus amigos (With CD)
Winnie the Pooh and Lumpy guide children as they trace and learn their ABCs. Special textured die cuts make learning fun and interactive. Includes audio CD.
ABC: Gira la rueda, encuentra el dibujo
For children learning to read the letters of the alphabet, this hardcover book is durable enough for young readers and sure to keep them entertained. Interactive pages help children recognize and remember words. As they turn the eight built-in wheels, kids will see pictures and words that will teach them the alphabet. This is an ideal resource for children learning to read and write.
2. Spanish Alphabet Books About Spanish Speaking Countries
Want to know Latin America in a very special way? These Spanish alphabet books feature different Spanish speaking countries’ customs, geography, resources and culture. Beautiful and colorful illustrations expose your children to new words from these wonderful places.
De la A a la Z: Argentina
Through stunning illustrations and catchy rhymes, this book introduces children to Argentina. In a fun way, they will learn about the culture, natural resources, and history of the South American nation.
De la A a la Z: Chile
A is for Araucaria. E is for Estribo. F is for Fiestas Patrias. G is for Gabriela Mistral. H is for humita, a typical summer dish. N is for Pablo Neruda. This wonderful book provides a poem for each letter of the alphabet. It offers children a wonderful introduction to Chile.
De la A a la Z: Colombia
A is for accordion. B is for Bogota. The A to Z poems in this book introduce children and adults alike to the beauty and rich diversity of Colombia.
Each letter includes a poem of 2 to 4 stanzas that describes things, places and food from Colombia.
De la A a la Z: Costa Rica
G is for Guanacaste. H is for Humedales. U is for Ujarrás. Children will love learning about Costa Rica from A to Z.
Boyeo, kápi, Monteverde, tambito... Get inside this natural paradise surrounded by two oceans.
Costa Rica ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Costa Rica
In English. Coffee and brightly painted oxcarts. Quetzals, coastlines, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Learn the ABCs of Costa Rica in this exotic, colorful tour of the small but treasure-filled Central American country.
"The pictures make you feel like you have actually visited the country." J. H. Wetzler, Amazon review
De la A a la Z: Cuba
Celebrated writer Yanitzia Canetti has created a poetic tribute to her native Cuba. Children will discover the history and beauty of the island, as they are introduced to vocabulary words such as bohío and tocororo.
"It is indeed a beautiful alphabetical journey regarding Cuba." - L. Lacroix review on Amazon
De la A a la Z: Ecuador
A is for the Andes. B is for Bolívar. Q is for Quito. Short verses teach children 28 different things about Ecuador.
De la A a la Z: Guatemala
Following the alphabet, the author has picked 28 words about different aspects from Guatemala. A is for Antigua, C is for Ceiba, H is for Hermano Pedro, J is for Jade, N is for Nahual o Q is for Quetzal. These are some examples of the words used to present us this beautiful country.
Guatemala ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Guatemala
In English. Brightly woven cloth and spicy coffee. Tiny villages and the riches of the Mayan Civilization. Explore the pages of this vibrant ABCs book to find out why Guatemala is often called the”Land of Eternal Spring.”
"I absolutely think you should have this book as part of your collection. The pictures come to life along with the description. The wording is simple and sweet. I am a first grade teacher and taught using this book. All my students enjoyed the memory this book brings to life. Vivid pictures and colors are an absolute gift from the artist." -C.C. Morales, Amazon review
De la A a la Z: Mexico
In this colorful collection, children will travel through the extraordinary country of Mexico, and discover through every letter of the alphabet and whimsical rhymes what makes specific regions of Mexico uniquely special.
Mexico ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Mexico
In English. "It covers all aspects of Mexican culture, including many words in Spanish along with the pronunciation in parenthesis. The illustrations are colorful and well done. It's a great children's book and a good one for adults who'd like to learn a little Spanish." -Good Reads review
De la A a la Z: Peru
I is for Inca. M is for Machu Picchu. T is for Titicaca. Come learn about the amazing country of Peru in an A to Z format.
The greatness of Machu Pichu is just a sample of the richness that the Peruvian culture has to offers, from the Incas to the present day.
De la A a la Z: Puerto Rico
Georgina Lázaro invites you on an alphabetical tour through her native Puerto Rico. Children will delight in learning about the geography and beauty of the island. Ñame, querequequé, famboyán y coquí… This is not a tongue twister, but these beautiful words could form one. They are things of Puerto Rico that you will discover throughout these pages.
"Very good for those who live abroad and want to introduce their kids the language, customs and history the country." -Amazon review
De la A a la Z: República Dominicana
D is for Duarte. M is for merengue. S is for Santo Domingo. Come take a colorful tour through the history and culture of the Dominican Republic.
Venezuela ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Venezuela
In English. Oil, mangoes, and Angel Falls. International beauty contest winners and the golden legend of El Dorado. Wander inside this beautiful book to learn the ABCs of what makes Venezuela a South American jewel.
3. Spanish Alphabet Books About Historical Characters
De la A a la Z Con Don Quijote
Reviewing the alphabet can be a fun activity, especially if we do it with Don Quixote. The letters bring us to the unique and special world of this famous knight while we learn new and fun words. The text is composed with beautiful rhymes. Illustrations help focus the attention level and present the characters in a fun way. An amazing work that will delight children and adults.
De la A a la Z con Cristóbal Colón
Letter by letter we review the alphabet and learn about Christopher Columbus. A great way to bring the young reader the figure of the famous admiral and his way of getting to America.
De la A a la Z con Mozart y la música
Reviewing the alphabet is always fun. With this book, we do it by learning musical terms and precious pieces that will help us identify the sound of a piano, the voice of a soprano or the sound of an orchestra. Letters bring us to the world of music and life of the great composer, Mozart.
Pintores mexicanos de la A a la Z
Introduces one Mexican painter for every letter of the alphabet, showing examples of their work, and telling a little about their lives.
Bring children to the art world with this book featuring 80 Mexican artists from the XX century.
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