Alphabet Books

8: An Animal Alphabet
Cooper, Elisha
Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu!
Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.
Item No. 9780545470834
$17.99
A Farmer's Alphabet (Papaerback)
Azarian, Mary
An alphabet book of woodcuts featuring activities and objects associated with New England farm life, from Apple, Barn, Cow through aX, Yawn, Zinnia.
Item No. 9780879233976
$15.95
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Hruby, Patrick
ABCISFORCIRCUS celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Young children will enjoy memorizing letters and words like A is for Acrobats, B is for Big Top, and C is for Calliope in this imaginative, hardcover book. ABCISFORCIRCUS is an awesome addition to our artist-centric line of ABC books and is sure to delight an audience of children and adults alike.
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Item No. 9781623260064
$16.95
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Bataille, Marion

"Easily the most innovative alpabet book of the year, if not the decade... Beyond clever." The Washington Post

Prepare to be amazed. From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U...Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.

"ABC3D" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year."

Item No. 9781596434257
$24.99
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Arsenault, Isabelle
Discover the NATO phonetic alphabet and find layers of connection in every letter in a stunning abecedarian from celebrated artist Isabelle Arsenault.
"Alpha, Bravo, Charlie . . . "Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from firefighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision infused with a singular wit and whimsy award-winning author-illustrator Isabelle Arsenault interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant "Tango"to the enigmatic "Echo, "from the humorous "Kilo "to the haunting "Romeo "and "Juliet, "the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the viewer back again and again."
Item No. 9780763678524
$18.99
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Nelson, Sarah

Declared a "thrilling spin through the alphabet" by "Publishers Weekly" (starred review), this first book in Werner Design Werks' award-winning series turns letters into an artistic menagerie of animalsfrom Alligators to Zebra. It's a dazzling package of language arts, design smarts, humor, and fascinating nonfiction content. It's alpha-mazing!
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Item No. 9781934706787
$19.99
Alphabet Limited Edition Print

Eric Carle Alphabet signed limited edition of 500 prints

18” x 24” 100 lb text weight paper
Pond Ekberg Company, Chicopee, MA


Actual print not watermarked with "The Carle"

Item No. X8965
$250.00
Alphabet Postcard
Carle
Item No. 12928
$1.00
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Franceschelli, Christopher
With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I's ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F's fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter's physicality--angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. With Peskimo's animated, stylish visuals, this fresh ABC book encourages readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way. Note: illustrations have a retro feel, with imperfect variations in color and texture.
And also available: COUNTABLOCK, with pages cut into the shape of numerals from 1 to 100!
Praise for Alphablock
STARRED REVIEW
"All the parts together make an appealing and fun way for youngsters to interact with the alphabet, and for slightly older children to enjoy the clever artwork."
--School Library Journal, starred review
"The straightforward vocabulary, cheery vintage-style graphics, and neat incorporation of cut-out letters make for a sharply designed package."
--Publishers Weekly
"With a pleasing, retro feel, Peskimo's art uses bold colors in a slightly muted hue and the weathered look of woodblock prints... A visually captivating delight for careful little ones."
--Kirkus Reviews
"While it's graphically sophisticated enough to please adults, little children can happily flip through this book on their own."
--The New York Times
"The baby, toddler or nursery-schooler who tears the gift wrapping off Christopher Franceschelli's Alphablock may think that she has just opened a toy, for how lively and tactile the thing in her hands will be."
--The Wall Street Journal
Awards
Parents 10 Best Children's Books of 2013
Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014
Item No. 9781419709364
$16.95
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Base, Graeme
Base's masterful illustrations will sweep readers into a world of richly colored and intricately illustrated animals and objects with the turn of every page. A delightful visual feast.--Publishers Weekly.
Item No. 9780140559965
$7.99
Animalia - Hardcover
Base, Graeme
An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as Lazy lions lounging in the local library..
Item No. 9780810919396
$13.95
B is for Blue Planet
Strother, Ruth
How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? How do the northern lights get their colors?


Planet Earth has been home to mankind for hundreds of thousands of years and while scientists have learned a lot about it, they're still unraveling many of its mysteries. B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet explains what we do know about our planet and what more we have to learn. Examine Earth's diverse ecosystems (deserts), discover geological wonders (karst caves), learn about weather phenomena (hurricanes), and much more.


Ruth Strother has been in the publishing industry for more than twenty years and is the author of fifteen books for children. She also wrote Sleeping Bear's W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet. Ruth lives in Southern California.


Bob Marstall was a K-12 art teacher for many years, and today he is an award-winning children's book illustrator. He tours all over the country, lecturing in schools on the integration of art and science. Bob lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Item No. 9781585364541
$16.95
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Munari, Bruno
In this imaginative ABC, acclaimed artist, designer and children's author, Bruno Munari shows how fun letters can be. From an Ant on an Apple to a Blue Butterfly to a Cat in a Cage, Munari pairs words in whimsical ways until Fly frees itself from its page, lands on the Hat, buzzes near the Ice Cream and provides the final sound for Zzzzz.
Item No. 9780811854634
$19.99
Bryan Book Plate & Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry - Hardcover
Ashley Bryan

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

Why an alphabet book of African American poets? Simply as a way of presenting the work of many poets, poets who write for adults as well as children, in a form that both children and adults can enjoy. Though this is not an alphabet book in the traditional sense, it is an A to Z look at twenty-five poems and one African American spiritual selected by Ashley Bryan from a wide range of African American poets.
His selections are, for the most part, not complete poems, but fragments -- samples that are complete in their own way, and that inspired him to create pictures that capture the essence of the poetry in another form. his marvelous paintings, in tempera and gouache, are his salute to the twenty-five poets whose works are included.
Well known for his story-telling, his picture books, his own poetry, and for his lectures on African American poetry, Ashley Bryan here gives readers of all ages a chance to share the joy he has experienced in the work of some of the poets he especially enjoys.
Item No. 9780689812095
$17.99
Bryan Book Plate & Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry - Softcover
Ashley Bryan

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

"And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
I'm lonely -- I'll make me a world."

-- James Weldon Johnson
Thus begins Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's collection of inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American poets. Beautifully illustrated with his own tempera and gouache paintings, Ashley Bryan's unique alphabet book will delight readers of any age.
Item No. 9780689840456
$7.99
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Judge, Lita
Did dinosaurs really die out or is it possible they are still with us today? And what's bigger and scarier than the T-rex? From A to Z, D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet provides the answers and current theories behind these questions, along with other fascinating aspects of prehistoric life. Paleontologists aren't the only ones who have made contributions to the study of dinosaurs. Some important discoveries were found by children, including 12-year-old Mary Anning! Dramatic, action-filled paintings let readers of all ages roam the prehistoric world. From the ferocious Giganotosaurus (the biggest meat-eater known) to the most famous dinosaur that never lived (Ultrasaurus), budding scientists will discover new facts and explore challenging new theories in D is for Dinosaur.
Item No. 9781585362424
$17.95
Eating the Alphabet - Autographed Hardcover

While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

Item No. AUTOLE9
$17.00
Eating The Alphabet Board Book
Ehlert, Lois
While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
Item No. 9780152010362
$6.95
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Beskow, Elsa
Here is a charming alphabet book for everyone who loves Elsa Beskow s classic picture books. Journey through the world of Elsa Beskow, from Accordian to Zzz, with everything in between: Cow and Elephant, Flowers and Igloo, and even Jack Frost and Queen. This beautifully presented gift book gathers illustrations from Elsa Beskow s lesser-known and most-loved work, including The Flowers Festival; The Sun Egg; Pelle s New Suit; and Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip."
Item No. 9781782502050
$16.95
Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards
Chronicle Books
These beautiful flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle's familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in a child's room.
Item No. 9780811852562
$14.95
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Pallotta, Jerry
Come take a swim with freshwater creatures from around the world! Meet a fish that has no eyes and one that has four of them. Get to know an eel that carries enough electricity to light up a light bulb and a glacier-dwelling worm with blood that works like antifreeze.
Jerry Pallotta has done it again! The acclaimed alphabet-book author has joined forces with illustrator David Biedrzycki to create an exquisite and informative introduction to freshwater dwellers.
Item No. 9780881069006
$7.95
G is for Goat
Polacco, Patricia
Letter by letter, meet cart-pulling goats; clothes-munching goats; head-butting, hill-climbing, tail-wagging goats! Cats, chicks, dogs, and bunnies play along with these friendly goats, joining in the fun. From A is for Apple to Z is for Zoe, these rascally animals just won t stop until they ve romped through the whole alphabet. Patricia Polacco, beloved author and proud owner and friend of many goats, has created another wonderful book to be treasured by all."
Item No. 9780142405505
$6.99
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DiTerlizzi, Tony
Welcome to my silly dilly
take on ABC
It's lots of fun and really odd,
as you will quickly see
For they're no "leaping lizards" here
No "bears that bounce a ball"
In fact, these zany critters have
never been seen at all!
So turn the page and cast a gaze
on this menagerie,
but don't forget the beasts within
were all made up by me!
-- Tiny DiTerlooney
Item No. 9780689852909
$16.95
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The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art
Simple and elegant counting book from the world's most renowned museum, numbers are introduced to children through masterpieces of art.
Item No. 9780316160445
$16.99
Once Upon an Alphabet
Jeffers, Oliver
Perfect for gift-giving, here isTHE alphabet book to top all others, an over-sized work of brilliance from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling"The Day the Crayons Quit"!
"If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters."
The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, "Once Upon an Alphabet" is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar.
In "Once Upon an Alphabet," #1 "New York Times "bestseller Oliver Jeffers has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one.
Praise for ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET:
An Amazon""Best Book of 2014!
A "Publishers Weekly"Best Book of the Year!
A"School Library Journal"Best Book of the Year!
A" New York Times" Bestseller!
* "The silly, spare, slightly surreal text occasionally rhymes and endlessly surprises.An utterly delightful alphabet book." "Kirkus Review," starred review
* "With wry humor, equally droll ink illustrations, and a solid dose of alliteration, Jeffers creates delightful mini-narratives for each letter of the alphabet." "Publishers Weekly," starred review

*"An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience." "School Library Journal," starred review
* "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive." "Horn Book," starred review
"Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again." "BookPage"


"Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, [this]is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. [T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable." "The Wall Street Journal"
"[W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house.Think of it as Edward Goreyfor the preschool set and their hip parents." "The Washington Post""

Item No. 9780399167911
$26.99