Alphabet Books that aren't Boring
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by In a series of 10 haiku,
Gravdahl (The Tale of Dog Giovanni) follows an inquisitive
black feline (named Nosy, according to her food bowl) as she
chases a butterfly and other flying creatures along a Golden
Gate-like suspension bridge. Dodging painters and
maintenance workers, the cat scrambles across cables and up
towers, occasionally stopping to savor the commanding views
of the bay.
What Pete Ate
from A to Z by Maira Kalman.
RACECAR ALPHABET by Floca
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
know one lettter ---"R" .
Matthew ABC by Peter Catalanotto
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate,
Naughty Little Monkeys by Jim Aylesworth
Title: Old black fly / Jim Aylesworth ; illustrations by Stephen
Title: Autumn : an alphabet acrostic / by Steven Schnur ; illustrated
by Leslie Evans.
On Market Street by Anita Lobel
Q is for Duck
(You may ask
why..because a duck quacks!)
Toot and Puddles ABC by Holly Hobbie
L is for Library, everything that is listed is something you can do or
find in the library.
"Antler, Bear, Canoe" By Betsy Bowen.
It has been
well reviewed, especially for its quality wood-cut illustrations and the
way it moves through the year in the north country as it moves through
the alphabet. The story is that of the north woods, rather than a
strong character base.
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
Tickets to Ride by Mark Rogalski
A is for Salad by Mike Lester
teaches inference as the children have to realize that the words aren't
talking about the items, but the animals in the pictures)
The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst
(excellent visual twist on letters & they get to expand their
A,B, SEE by Tana Hoban
No words, just black and white silhouettes of somewhat common
objects.The students are given a full alphabet on the bottom to prompt
them as to what letter the objects start with, it is great for beginning
The Cow is Mooing Anyhow: A Scrambled Alphabet Book to Be Read at
Breakfast by Laura Geringer
the alphabet isn't in order so it doesn't behave like a typical ABC book
which is good, because I use it as the last book in my alphabet book
unit and by then they have a strong sense of the order of the letters
and can make the mental leaps to see what is missing and make good
Alphabet Adventure, by Audrey Wood.
A fun story
about the alphabet searching for the dot on little i.
Nick Bruel's Poor Puppy
that has abc’s
ABC Superheros by Bob Mcleod
Agent A to Agent Z.
format. Better for 3-6 than k-2 though.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Van Allsburg's The Z was Zapped
McMullan, I'm Dirty
Thomas' (tank engine) ABC
"Alphabet Adventure" by Audrey Wood.
"I Stink" by Kate & Jim McMullan
garbage truck with an alphabetical list of the things he eats.
Bad Kitty by
An Alpha list
of all the things that kitty does to get back at the owners.
Letter of the
A- Amelia Bedelia Books by Peggy Parish
Arthur Books by Marc Brown & Lillian Hoban
B- Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle
C- Curious George books by Margaret & H.A. Rey
Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett
Clifford books by Norman Bridwell
D- Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
E- Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles
Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles
Ella the Elegant Elephant by Carmela & Steven D'Amico
F- Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni
Frederick by Leo Lionni
G- George & Martha books by James Marshall
H- A House is a House For Me by Mary Ann Hoberman
Harry's Visit, Harry's Mom, Harry's Dog books by Barbara Porte
I- Ira Sleeps Over, Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber
Indian Two Feet books by Margaret Friskey
J- Jimmy's Boa books by Trinka Noble
K- Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
L- Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
M- Mike Milligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Burton
N- The Napping House by Audrey Wood
O- Over & Over by Charlotte Zolotow
Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
P- Pig Pig Grows up, Pig Pig Rides, & Pig Pig Goes to Camp by David
Q- The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston & Tomie de Paola
Q is for Duck by Mary Elting & Michael Folsom
R- Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton
S- Sheep on a Ship, Sheep in a Jeep, & Sheep Takes a Hike by Nancy Shaw
T- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
U- The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson
V- The Very Lonely Cricket and other Very books by Eric Carle
W- Whitefish Will Rides Again by Arthur Yorinks
X- The Fox with Cold Feet by Bill Singer
Y- My Favorite Time of Year by Susan Pearson
Z- One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell