First Concepts

Alphabet & ABC Books

  • ALFW Babies
    Babies
    • £3.99
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    The Alphaprints artwork combines fingerprints with everyday items to create something that is eye-catching and incredible. In this book, it's used to introduce children to various first words.

    The artwork is refreshingly different and the fingerprints are embossed, making this book a visual and tactile treat. The first words are also ones that babies and toddlers will recognise from their day-to-day lives.
  • Peppa Pig: Wipe-Clean Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780241313947
    PWCP 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Peppa Pig is here to help your children learn all about first handwriting skills and many other early learning concepts in this brilliantly interactive five-book collection.

    The familiar character of Peppa helps make these wipe-clean activity books appealing and they provide accessible introductions to the likes of handwriting practice, first words, telling the time, counting and numbers.

    This collection includes a special wipe-clean pen.
  • TTCA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This placemat-sized activity pad provides a fun way for children to get to grips with the alphabet.

    There is plenty of colouring fun to be had and there is a page dedicated to each letter of the alphabet. There are also number recognition and writing activities to complete. The pad also comes with over 100 stickers to further delight children.
  • FCZ2 3 years +
    Collins Easy Learning
    3 years +
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    These flashcards are full of colourful pictures that introduce children to every letter of the alphabet. They provide a fun and easy way of helping children recognise both upper and lower case letters.

    Ideal for helping children build their reading confidence, they're essential for learning before heading to school and even have plenty of ideas for fun games to play to help make the letters even more memorable.

    They also come with helpful guidance for parents.
  • FWP2 3 years +
    Collins Easy Learning
    3 years +
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    Introduce young learners to phonics with these flashcards full of colourful pictures and words. They provide a fun and easy way of helping children recognise letters and sounds and build their confidence while reading at home.

    Perfect for preparing your children for school, this set contains letter and sound cards and provides advice on blending sounds to read words and is bursting with ideas for fun games to play. There is also plenty of helpful guidance for parents.
  • Letts Monster Practice: Ages 3-5 Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780007957231
    MPRA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Providing children aged 3 and over with an introduction to subjects and topics they'll be studying when they go to school, this eight-book collection contains a number of fun-filled activities.

    Especially written for preschool children, the friendly monsters will introduce the fun learning activities and help kids build up their numeracy and literacy skills. From phonics, writing and the alphabet to numbers and counting - and even an introduction to what to expect when they start school - these books will prove invaluable.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, these books provide Monster fun for children who want to learn in exciting ways. Each book even comes with a monster mask!
  • Collins Easy Learning: Ages 3-5 - 15 Books - Collection - 9780007953646
    XCELA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Please note: This collection is shrink-wrapped and does not come in a box.

    Written especially for children aged 3 and over, these easy learning books from Collins are designed to give children a sense of achievement as they learn a range of skills.

    Supporting the National Curriculum, the activities will also help children boost their confidence, develop their learning skills and motivate them to want to find out more.

    A trusted brand when it comes to teaching children all about the key skills of school, these 15 books will prove essential as children begin to learn their A-Zs, 123s and so much more.
  • ED2102 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Featuring vintage Ladybird artwork, these Flash Cards will introduce your children to the alphabet and numbers 1-12.

    The alphabet cards have the big and little letter shapes on one side and a word that uses them on the other. Not only do they help young children recognise these letters but they also will help with learning about the phonic letter sounds.

    The number cards again have the retro illustrations and teach numbers 1-12 in both words and numerals. They're perfect for helping children learn to count.
    Box size: 175 x 205mm
  • ADUVV 3 years +
    Felicity Brooks
    3 years +
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    This is a fantastic new title with wipe-clean pages and a special pen, loaded with special activities to help children learn their first ABCs. This title includes each activity that is specially designed to help children learn to read and write either by themselves or with the help of a parent or carer. Activities include tracing the letters to help improve handwriting and doodling to complete the simple letter-themed scenes. Each brightly-illustrated page is wipe-clean so that children can write on them with the special pen over and over again.
  • AHAPE 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Learning to write is fun with "Topsy and Tim's Wipe Clean First Writing". "Start School with Topsy and Tim: First Writing", brought to you by Ladybird, is a lovely, easy-to-use activity book for children who are starting to learn the alphabet. Help your child practise writing letters with this bright, colourful wipe-clean book. Each letter is shown with a picture (such as 'A for Apple') and with two rows of letters drawn in dotted lines that children can draw over with their special pen. Then they can wipe the page clean and practice again! Each letter is also shown with arrows so children know where to place the pen. Left-handed options are shown in blue. A free pen is included with the book. Topsy and Tim are lovely, friendly characters who do all the things real children do. Learning with Topsy and Tim is fun and reassuring. Look out for "Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Numbers" and all the other Topsy and Tim books: "Topsy and Tim: Help a Friend"; "Topsy and Tim: Go on a Trainl Topsy and Time Meet the Police"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Doctor"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Zoo"; Topsy and Tim Visit London"; "Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane"; Topsy and Tim: Go Camping"; "Topsy and Tim Safety First"; "Topsy and Tim: The New Baby"; "Topsy and Tim Meet the Firefighters"; "Topsy and Tim have Itchy Heads"; "Topsy and Tim: Play Football"; "Topsy and Tim: Buckets and Spades"; "Topsy and Tim: Car Games"; "Topsy and Tim: little Shoppers"; "Topsy and Tim: At the Farm"; "Topsy and Tim: Little Lost Rabbit"; "Topsy and Tim: The Big Surprise"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to the Park"; "Topsy and Tim: Look After their Pets"; "Topsy and Tip: Have Chickenpox"; It also includes "Topsy and Tim: Make a New Friend"; "Topsy and Tim: Busy Builders"; "Topsy and Tim"; "Meet the Police"; "Topsy and Tim: Red Boots, Yellow Boots"; "Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Start School"; "Topsy and Tim: Start School"; "Topsy and Tim: Learn to Swim"; "Topsy and Tim: Have a Birthday Party"; "Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Have a Happy Birthday"; "Topsy and Tim: Go to Hospital"; "Topsy and Tim Go for Gold"; "Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Go on an Aeroplane".
  • AKAQH Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Learn your ABC with Peppa in this colourful board book. A first concept book perfect for the very youngest Peppa Pig fan! With simple text and pictures this chunky book is perfect for little hands. Look out for more Peppa Pig books from Ladybird including: 123 with Peppa and many more!
  • AAOVI Toddlers
    Rosalinde Bonnet
    Toddlers
    • £9.89
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    This is a warmly illustrated picture book to help young children learn their ABCs. Each page features a simple scene illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet with a central object, animal or person so children can begin to associate sounds with letters. Tabs allow favourite pages to be located quickly and easily, making the book look and feel even more luxurious.
  • AFVQZ 3 years +
    Dr Seuss
    3 years +
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    From Aunt Annie's alligator to the colourful Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, Dr. Seuss's delightful book introduces early learners to the letters of the alphabet through an amazing array of crazy creatures. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.
  • AEBCP Toddlers
    Sam Taplin
    Toddlers
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    The ABC Sticker Book is a brilliant book that offers children aged 12 months and over a fantastic introduction to the alphabet through a series of amazing, colourful stickers. It will really help your child learn their ABCs in a fun and exciting way!
  • AFHCW 3 years +
    Alain Gree
    3 years +
    • £12.29
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    In this title, the reverse of the jacket has been printed to be used as a wall poster. In this delightful series of books, under GMC's exciting new imprint, Button Books, Alain Gree's stunning vintage illustrations leap out from every page. With three titles, "Alphabet", "Transport" and "Nature", aimed at 2-4 years, children will love to be taught their first words with the aid of such absorbing and vibrant illustrations. Despite their simplicity there is a richness of content that children will be fascinated by, and this wealth of information will be a joy for adults to share and discuss, making the potential for learning endless. As an educational tool and a pleasure to own, this fabulous series of books is a wonderful investment for families.
  • AGOOJ 3 years +
    Little Tiger Press
    3 years +
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    Use this colourful book and puzzle pack to familiarise your child with the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. The durable, double-sided jigsaw is an excellent way to stimulate problem-solving skills while benefiting hand-eye co-ordination.
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    Toddlers and babies will giggle in delight as Sophie the Giraffe teaches the ABC in this fun, touch-and-feel, peekaboo book A is for Apple! Help your little one learn their ABC with this beautiful peekaboo board book for babies and toddlers. Sophie La Giraffe Peekaboo ABC is ideal for fans who use the Sophie toy when teething and makes a great early learning toddler gift too! Perfect for reading aloud this lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel book is just the right size for your toddler's little hands to hold and encourages first words and early learning, too. It includes touch-and-feel patches stimulate senses, surprise flaps develop memory skills and fine motor skills, while simple text fosters language, introduces letters, and builds early reading skills. Your little one will love the bright ABC images, intriguing textures, and the animals hiding under flaps - perfect for toddlers' early learning and development.
  • AAOSG 5 years +
    David Wojtowycz
    5 years +
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    Explore the animal alphabet from Angel Fish to Zebra in this brilliant bouncy rhyming romp. This new picture book from Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz includes some material from the bestselling 'Rumble in the Jungle' and 'Commotion in the Ocean', alongside lots of fabulous new animal rhymes and illustrations! An absolute read-aloud classic little ones will love!
  • ACQSM 3 years +
    Al MacCuish
    3 years +
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    'Welcome to a very secret world. Not many people know this, but inside a special, little red postbox in London, close to Big Ben, there exists a top secret department. It is so top secret that only the Queen of England, her Prime Minister, Spies and Cats know about it. And now you...'. This book part of "The Ministry of Letters" series recounts the adventures of the top-secret government department 'The Ministry of Letters', the place where all the letters and all the words in the world are created. We are introduced to this secret and then told the story of 'Operation Alphabet', one of the most famous adventures ever to have happened to the letters who work in the Ministry. The star of the story is Charlie Foxtrot, who starts school aged five and finds learning the alphabet confusing and strange. We learn how the members of the Ministry's Special Alphabet Service (SAS) set off on an adventure to Scotland to find Charlie and teach him, by song and rhyme, the alphabet and the joy to be found in letters and words. They succeed he goes to school the next day and gets full marks in a test and the world lives happily ever after! "Operation Alphabet" also comes with a special jacket that folds out into an alphabet poster.
  • AMDHP
    Rod Campbell
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    Rod Campbell, the creator of DEAR ZOO, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan is proud to publish EARLY STARTERS, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. ABC is a first alphabet book that introduces your child to letters and sounds. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn as they learn about the alphabet with the help of a gently rhyming story and a collection of farm and zoo animals. Also available: 123, WHAT'S THAT?, HOW MANY?, MY DAY and CAN YOU?
  • AIOPZ
    Rod Campbell
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    Rod Campbell's classic alphabet and numbers board books FARM 123 and ABC ZOO can now be enjoyed as large paperback editions. In ABC ZOO you can make all sorts of animal friends as you read through the alphabet -- all the way to Z for zebras. With bright, bold illustrations and a simple, engaging text, plus lots of flaps to lift, learning your ABCs has never been so much fun. The perfect first alphabet book.
  • AUTLE
    Xavier Deneux
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    Using the same innovative production technique and brilliant aesthetic cheered by parents, educators, and children alike in the acclaimed TouchThinkLearn series, here is an alphabet that literally adds a new dimension to learning. Raised die-cut pieces nestled in mirroring indented cut-outs engage readers on both visual and tactile levels. An impressive gift, this exquisitely executed design object is above all else a fabulously fun and educationally essential alphabet book.
  • AUTMU
    Ingela Arrhenius
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    Over thirty different animals are illustrated in striking graphic style by Ingela P Arrhenius in this stunning and stylish large gift book from Walker Studio. Bold typography and retro charm make this a book that all ages will enjoy.
  • BCVFA
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    Help young children learn the names of all the key things that go with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950s and 60s and in the classic Ladybird format with one clear word on the left page, and image on the right. Taken from favourite vintage Ladybird books such as The Story of Flight, Underwater Exploration and Merchant Ships, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike. Vehicles featured include car, train, aeroplane, ship, submarine, rocket and lorry.