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Eating the Alphabet
by Lois Ehlert

Ehlert’s bright illustrations accompany this alphabet of fruits and vegetables. For each letter there are common, and some not-so-common, foods that we eat.

Alphabet City
by Stephen T. Johnson

Johnson’s illustrations depict each letter of the alphabet as seen in an object in the city. This Caldecott Honor Book is good for letter recognition in a more challenging way than the written word.

Tomorrow’s Alphabet
by George Shannon

Each letter of the alphabet represents not the thing mentioned first, but what it will become tomorrow. A great way to talk about growth alongside the ABCs.

Amazing Animal Alphabet
by Brian Wildsmith

A colorfully illustrated animal is depicted for each letter of the alphabet. There are even facts about all of the creatures in the glossary.

The Graphic Alphabet
by David Pelletier

A book of graphic designs by David Pelletier. It is an alphabet book in which the letters may not be found in the image at first glance. Look close!

Alphabet Adventure
by Audrey Wood

Little i loses her dot and Charley’s Alphabet must come together to find it so they can go to school.

Curious George wants to learn how to read, so the man with the yellow hat teaches him his letters. The story is interspersed with descriptors of each letter.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

by Keith Baker

Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.

Z is for Moose
by Kelly Bingham

Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.

I Stink
by Kate and Jim McMullan

A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

Little i
by Michael Hall

A charming and suspenseful picture book about the adventure of growing up. When Little i’s dot falls off, rolls down a hill, over a cliff, and into the sea, Little i sets out on a journey to rescue it.

by Tom Lichtenheld

The letter E has fallen and injured herself– which letters will replace her and how will words be spelled without her?

Apple Pie ABC
by Alison Murray

A story about a girl baking an apple pie and a puppy observing the activities teaches the letters of the alphabet.

Bad Kitty
by Nick Bruel

When a kitty discovers there is no cat food in the house, she decides to become very, very bad– and does misdeeds in alphabetical order.