Aurebesh Alphabet of the Star Wars Galaxy.  Text in In English reads, "Anakin, turn the ship around and go back home right away."
Aurebesh Alphabet of the Star Wars Galaxy. Text in In English reads, "Anakin, turn the ship around and go back home right away."

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Classic Alphabet Books
Picture Books
Apps for Alphabet Learning
History of the Alphabet
  • Phoenician Writing
  • Egyptian Writing
  • Greek Writing
  • Roman Writing
  • Chinese Writing


Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 12.54.20 PM.pngClassic Alphabet Books


The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Edward Gorey.

On Market Street. Arnold Lobel. Illustrated by Anitia Label.

Alligators All Around. Maurice Sendak.

The Dangerous Alphabet. Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Gris Grimly.

Alphabet Soup. Kate Banks, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988

Dinotopia written in the Dinotopian script
Dinotopia written in the Dinotopian script

Curious George Learns the Alphabet. H. A. Rey. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012


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Lexie The Word Wrangler. Rebecca Van Slyke. Illustrated by Jessie Hartland, Nancy Paulson Books, 2017

The Alphabet Thief. Bill Richardson. Illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff. Groundwood, 2017

How Rocket Learned to Read. Tad Hills. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2010.

Baloney, Henry P. Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Lane Smith. Puffin Books, 2005


The Construction Alphabet Book. Jerry Pallotta. Illustrated by Rob Bolster. Charlesbridge, 2016
  • See also The Ocean Alphabet Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, the Dinosaur Alphabet Book and many more by the same author.



Computer.pngApps for Learning


Alphabet Apps from Common Sense Media

Best Android, iPhone and iPad Alphabet Learning Apps for Kids and Toddlers






History of the Alphabet

Cmbyses in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Old Persian Cuneiform & Greek
Cmbyses in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Old Persian Cuneiform & Greek


Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.27.26 AM.pngHistory of the Alphabet from Kahn Academy

Alphabet Origins: From Kipling to Sinai, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Phoenician Writing

Egyptian Writing
Greek Alphabet/Upper Case
Greek Alphabet/Upper Case

Greek Writing

Roman Writing

Chinese Writing





Mayan Writing

The word 'kakaw', Mayan for 'cacao'
The word 'kakaw', Mayan for 'cacao'

Link to material on Mayan Writing