Want to expose your kiddo to the ABCs years before he’s ready to read? These 11 great picture books will do just that. We’ve got sturdy board books, one for dino-lovers and even a book that will make it through teething time. Research shows that reading books has awesome brain-boosting power (even with teeny tiny babies!). It’s never too early to snuggle up with a good story.

Touch and Feel ABCs

Alphablock is a clever board book with thick, carefully cut pages that give little ones the chance to trace the curve of an S or the sharp angle on a K. This one has an element of surprise, too. Readers can look at each letter, like O with it's tiny illustration hints like gentle waves and fish, then flip the page to discover that this O is for a friendly red octopus.

Available on Amazon.com, $15.94.

  • Touch and Feel ABCs
  • For Future Inventors
  • B is for Boom Boom
  • Letters Take Flight
  • A Book to Chew On
  • An Animal Alphabet
  • The Edible Alphabet
  • DIY Alphabet Book
  • Pop Goes the Alphabet
  • Dino Delight
  • An Alphabet Tale

What’s your favorite ABC book to read to your baby?

–Oz Spies