Alphabet books

How Rocket Learned to Read

By Tad Hills

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A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

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D Is for Dragon Dance

By Ying Chang Compestine

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"In this alphabetical celebration of the Chinese New Year, a boy and a girl prepare for the festivities with their family. Each page or full spread, representing one letter, includes such headings as A is for Acrobats, I is for Incense, and P is for Peking Duck. One- to two-sentence subtitles under some of these headings explain the traditions. The Z is for Zodiac page includes a circular chart to allow children to find their own Chinese sign. The back matter includes an authors note on the traditions surrounding the New Year, an artists note on the calligraphy appearing in the background, and a recipe for dumplings." (School Library Journal)

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Twenty-Six Princesses

By Dave Horowitz

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Twenty-six princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, go to a party at the prince's castle. JE Fic Hor Suggested for ages 3-5.
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The Queen's Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet

By Celeste Mannis; illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline

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"Rhymed verses, stunning illustrations, and a fascinating text all come together to form this imaginative story about Queen Elizabeth and her progresses, or journeys, through England's countryside. Ibatoulline's illustrations are not only beautiful colorful works of art, they also tell a story within a story-one about the attempted murder of the queen and about her loyal servants who seek revenge. The main text follows Elizabeth's travels and is filled with anecdotes and historical details. Perfect for history-lovers, alert readers, and suspense-seekers, this multi-layered picture book reveals something new with each reading."

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St. Patrick's Day Alphabet

By Beverly Barras Vidrine

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For each letter of the alphabet, presents and defines a word relating to Saint Patrick or to the holiday that celebrates him.
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The Icky Bug Alphabet Book

By Jerry Pallotta

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Bugs from A to Z. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Discovering Nature's Alphabet

By Krystina Castella, Brian Boyl

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A beautiful book which finds letters in nature. Suggested for ages 7 and up.
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Ellsworth's Extraordinary Ears and other Amazing Alphabet Anecdotes

By Valorie Fisher

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Photographs depict twenty-six scenes, one for each letter of the alphabet. Suggested for ages 3-9.
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My Little Sister Hugged an Ape

By Bill Grossman

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Little sister is on a hugging spree, out to hug a different animal for every letter of the alphabet. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P My sister's on a hugging spree! Hugging her way from A to Z. Suggested for ages 5-8.
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Bestiary : an Illuminated Alphabet of Medieval Beasts

By Jonathan Hunt

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An alphabet bestiary featuring mythical animals such as the amphisbaena, basilisk, and catoblepas. Suggested for ages 5-10.
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