Alphabet books

K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book

By Juwanda G. Ford

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Bold illustrations and simple text introduce children to the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

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P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet

By Carol Crane, illustrated by Helle Urban

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Looks at the history and lore of Thanksgiving from A for "across the Atlantic Ocean" to Z for the "zeppelin-like" balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Alligator Arrived With Apples: A Potluck Alphabet Feast

By Crescent Dragonwagon

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When mouse brings a mocha mousse and elephant brings an elderberry elixir, how can Thanksgiving dinner be anything but wonderful? Bright illustrations make this a cheerful alphabet read-aloud.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

By Bill Martin, Jr.

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“A told B and B told C, I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree!”

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The Everything Book

By Denise Fleming

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Everything from colors to shapes to rhymes and more.

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Kipper's A to Z

By Mick Inkpen

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Join Kipper and his friend Arnold on a lively romp through the alphabet! JE Fic Ink

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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The Eerie Worlds of Chris Van Allsburg

Mysteries for the mind and the eye, that's what Chris Van Allsburg creates for his readers. His drawings seem quite still and perhaps a little dull-until you notice the huge snake slithering across the mantelpiece (Jumanji) or the brambles stealthily growing out of a sleeping girl's book in The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

The Art and Craft of Mary Azarian

Author Facts:

  • Born on December 8, 1940, in Washington, D.C. to L.G. and Eleanor Schneider
  • Received a B.A. in art from Smith College in 1963
  • Married Tomas Azarian, a musician, that same year
  • Mother of three sons—Ethan, Jesse, and Timothy
  • Now resides in Plainfield, Vermont

Mary was raised on a small farm in Virginia, yet her life's road would take her into the New England countryside where she would create folk art that celebrates the region's traditional farming culture. She has illustrated more than 50 books and written several of her own, often employing a 19th-century hand press to create her woodcut designs.