Alphabet books are a great way to learn about new places, animals, and so many other things. This ABC list is all about America; states, cities and regions. If you are planning a trip, an ABC book about the area would be a great way to start the trip and get your little one excited. And if you aren’t traveling, an ABC book can be a fun way to expose kids to different geographic areas.
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
ABC Books About American Regions
C is for Coyote: A Southwest Alphabet Book by Andrea Helman
C is for Coyote focuses on the Southwest region of America. Each letter feathers a full color photograph and brief description. If you are planning to visit the Southwest area with your little one, this is a great book to read before your trip.
O is for Orca: An Alphabet Book by Andrea Helman
O is for Orca is by the same author as C is for Coyote. This book is about the Pacific Northwest and features photographs and information about Y is for Yakama, A is for Auklet. F is for Fir Tree, and H is for Haida Totem Pole.
A is for Appalachia: The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage by Linda Hager Pack
A is for Appalachia is a beautiful book that looks at the traditions, history, and life of Appalachia. The illustrations on each page are watercolor and show the daily life of families that live in Appalachia.
A Seaside Alphabet by Donna Grassby
A Seaside Alphabet is all about seaside places along the New England coast. From Nova Scotia on down, this alphabet books looks at different places using short sentences and alliteration.
A Prairie Alphabet by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
A Prairie Alphabet includes beautiful illustrations that show the landscape, people and animals found in the prairie. For kids that do not live in the heartland and are not familiar with this region, this is a great books.
ABC Books About Cities
New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed
New York, New York! Is a colorful and fun book for little ones. The book covers New York City from A to Z. Each page shows a New York landmark, information and illustration about the landmark, and short additional facts on each place.
Journey Around Boston from A to Z by Martha Zschock
Journey Around Boston features landmarks and historical information. Each page includes illustrations, information about the letter, and a hidden duck.
ABC New Orleans: An Alphabet Book, Map and Souvenir all-in-one by Matthew G. Rosenberger
ABC New Orleans is one book in a series by Matthew G Rosenberger featuring different cities from around the country. Each book features photographs from around the city and information about each letter.
ABC Books About States
A is for America by Devin Scillian
A is for America is part of the Discover America State by State series. The series includes an alphabet book about each state which includes landmarks, famous people from the state, and historical facts.
More Alphabet Fun
Reading ABC books together is just one way to learn the alphabet. Read more about how to teach the alphabet in a playful way.
Make the most out of teaching with ABC Books with these tips.