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Alphabet

ABC Animal Jamboree
by Giles Andreae
Short, silly poems celebrate the animal alphabet from Angelfish to Zebra. 
ABCs
by Charley Harper
A classic ABC board book featuring the colorful wildlife illustrations of Charley Harper. Young children can learn their ABC's through the delightful and graphic images of animals created by American illustrator Charley Harper. 
Alpha Oops!: The Day Z Went First
by Alethea Kontis
Chaos ensues when Z thinks that its time for him to go first in the alphabet for a change. 
Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types
by Sharon Werner
From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal 'beasties' for each letter of the alphabet. 
Ballroom Bonanza: A Hidden Pictures ABC Book
by Stephen Harris
Animals from alpacas to zebras gather in for the annual dance competition, while the monkeys hide twenty-six musical instruments for which the reader is invited to search in the illustrations. 
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. 
Creature ABC
by Andrew Zuckerman
From alligator to zebra, each featured animal boasts two striking studio portraits against a clean white background, offering a unique up-close view of the animal kingdom. 
Dr. Seuss's ABC
by Dr. Seuss
With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C. 
Eric Carle's ABC
by Eric Carle
Unfold the full-page flaps to reveal an ant, bear, camel, and duck! Eric Carle’s illustrated alphabet and animals make learning your ABCs as easy as . . . well, A, B, C! 
Goodnight Moon ABC: An Alphabet Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
From kittens to stars to yarn, there are so many things that can be found in the great green room. Search for them all as you learn your ABCs. This comforting alphabet book links words and phrases with familiar images from everyone's favorite bedtime book, Goodnight Moon. 
I Stink!
by Kate McMullan
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini. 
LMNO Peas
by Keith Baker
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist. 
My First ABC
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by a word and a related detail from a work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
Old Black Fly
by Jim Aylesworth
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be. 
Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book
by Brian P Cleary
Hidden pictures, funny illustrations, and silly rhymes fill this wacky alphabet book. 
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC
by June Sobel
Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet. 
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
by Judy Sierra
It's bedtime in Alphabet Town, but the 26 little letters of the alphabet all have something they need--or want--to do before big-letter moms and dads tuck them in. 
A Was Once an Apple Pie
by Suse MacDonald
A collection of twenty-six nonsense rhymes, one for each letter of the alphabet. 
The Zoo I Drew
by Todd H Doodler
A child who visited the zoo at age two shares drawings and rhymes featuring an animal for each letter of the alphabet. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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