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All of these titles can be found in the Juvenile Picture Books section under the author’s last name.

Anno’s Alphabet
by Mitsumasa Anno
Each letter of the alphabet accompanies a full-page picture puzzle of an object whose name begins with that letter: anvil, bicycle, etc.

M is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children
by Linda Ashman
A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet describes the misbehavior of a child, from Angry Abby to Zany Zelda.

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

A Gardener’s Alphabet
by Mary Azarian
An alphabet book featuring words associated with gardening, includes bulbs, compost, digging, insects, and weeds.

LMNO Peas
by Keith Baker
A whimsically illustrated series of exuberant peas demonstrate a range of interests, hobbies and careers themed around the letters of the alphabet, from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas. 

An Excessive Alphabet
by Judi Barrett
The reader is invited to identify items in the illustrations that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

Z is for Moose
by Kelly Bingham
When Zebra directs a play that celebrates the alphabet through a sequence of animals and objects representing letters, his exuberant friend Moose works to liven up Zebra's simple plans with his own creative contributions, causing the other animals to run for cover.

Clifford’s ABC
by Norman Bridwell

Sleepy ABC
by Margaret Wise Brown
Simple rhymes for each letter of the alphabet are illustrated with an array of toddlers and babies saying goodnight.

Poor Puppy
by Nick Bruel
The alphabet, geography, and counting are combined in this colorful picture book about a playful puppy who engages in various games throughout his busy day before settling down for an afternoon nap that is filled with dreams of exotic places, including Antarctica, Brazil, and Denmark.

ABC, I Like Me!
by Nancy Carlson
A companion book to I Like Me! follows a cheerful pig and his merry companions as they learn to feel good about themselves, and they introduce the alphabet with the help of some colorful illustrations adorned with large letter blocks. 

The Hullabaloo ABC
by Beverly Cleary
An alphabet book in which two children demonstrate all the fun that is to be had by making and hearing every kind of noise as they dash about on the farm. 

Quilt Alphabet
by Lesa Ransome-Cline
From apples to cows, kettles to scarecrows, warm country images abound in a delightful alphabet poem which is accompanied by striking folk-art illustrations.

Click, Clack, Quackity Quack
by Doreen Cronin
An assortment of animals gathers for a picnic.

Dog’s ABC: A Silly Story About the Alphabet
by Emma Dodd
Dog sets out for a great day of adventure as he gets hit by an apple, startles a bird, and engages in other activities that highlight the letters of the alphabet. 

The Guinea Pig ABC
by Kate Duke
An entertaining and educational alphabet book features a host of beguiling guinea pigs involved in all kinds of antics and adventures.

Take Away the A
by Michael Escoffier
Describes how taking away a letter of the alphabet can change one word into a different word, including taking away the letter "A" which changes beast into best and taking away the letter "M" which changes farm into far.

ABC Letters in the Library
by Bonnie Farmer
An alphabet book offers a tour of the library, from aisles of authors arranged alphabetically to pages that become pillows, bringing "zzzzzz," or sleep. 

Alphabet Under Construction
by Denise Fleming
Mouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet. He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F. Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imagination.

Shout! Shout it Out!
by Denise Fleming
Mouse invites the reader to shout out what he or she knows as they review numbers, letters, and easy words.

The Racecar Alphabet
by Brian Floca
An exciting day at the races highlights the letters of the alphabet as a variety of automobiles burn fuel speeding through the curves of the track.

A Fabulous Fair Alphabet
by Debra Frasier
Letters of the alphabet in various graphic styles accompany words associated with fairs.

Pigs from A to Z
by Arthur Geisert
Seven piglets cavort through a landscape of hidden letters as they build a tree house.

I Spy on the Farm
by Edward Gibbs
An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

Alphabet Soup
by Scott Gustafson
When Otter throws a housewarming party to celebrate his arrival in his new home, each of his friends comes to the party bearing a meal representing a different letter of the alphabet.

The Accidental Zucchini
by Max Grover
An unusual and colorful journey through the alphabet, featuring Fork Fences, a Macaroni Merry-Go-Round, and Umbrella Underwear, makes everyday objects seem suddenly surprising, while unfamiliar things become commonplace.

Alphabet Soup
by Scott Gustafson
A host of animals from A to Z come to Otter's housewarming party, bringing a wide variety of foods for his alphabetical soup.

Fraidyzoo
by Thyra Heder
Little T remembers that she was frightened last time her family visited the zoo but not why, so her creative family helps by imitating animals from A to Z until she recalls exactly what caused her fear.

If the S in Moose Comes Loose
by Peter Hermann
When Moose loses the last two letters of his name and disappears, Cow begs, borrows, and steals to find the necessary letters so that she can be reunited with her best friend.

Toot and Puddle : Puddle’s ABC
by Holly Hobbie
Puddle teaches his friend Otto the letters of the alphabet so that Otto can write his name.

ABCDrive!: A Car Trip Alphabet
by Naomi Howland
A car trip provides the opportunity to see or experience things for every letter of the alphabet, from "ambulance" to "zoom.”

Alfie’s ABC
by Shirley Hughes
An alphabet book using Alfie and his sister Annie Rose to illustrate the letters from A to Z.

Kipper’s A to Z
by Mick Inkpen
Kipper the dog and his friend Arnold work through the alphabet by collecting animals and other things for each letter. 

Once Upon an Alphabet
by Oliver Jeffers
A wryly whimsical alphabet primer reinforces letter-recognition skills by introducing an Astronaut who is afraid of heights, a Bridge that ends up burned between friends and a Cup that is stuck in a cupboard. 

Alphabet City
by Stephen Johnson
Paintings of familiar objects in Alphabet City reveal letters of the alphabet everywhere, from a "G" in the neck of an ornate lamppost, to a "P" formed by the curve of a subway railing, to a "V" on a telephone pole. 

What Pete Ate from A-Z
by Maira Kalman
In this alphabet book, a child relates some of the unusual things eaten by Pete the dog, including an accordion, a lucky quarter, and cousin Rocky's underpants.

ABC School’s for Me
by Susan B. Katz
Simple rhymes for each letter of the alphabet introduce babies to school activities.

Miss Spider’s ABC
by David Kirk
Jumping junebugs, very vivid violets, entertaining earthworms, and other friends of Miss Spider gather to celebrate her birthday.

ABC Dream
by Kim Krans
A picture book alphabet primer by the creator of the Wild Unknown lifestyle website combines clever ink-and-watercolor images with clever alliterations on spreads dedicated to the letters of the alphabet. 

May I Have a Word?
By Caron Levis
The letters C and K have an argument when K accuses C of stealing all the good words that start with the "k" sound.

E-mergency!
by Tom Lichtenfeld
The letter E has fallen and injured herself-- which letters will replace her and how will words be spelled without her?

The Awful Aardvarks Go to School
by Reeve Lindbergh
An alphabetical listing of the acts of destruction committed by mischievous aardvarks on their animal classmates during a visit to school.

Playful Pigs from A to Z
by Anita Lobel
One golden morning, twenty-six pigs leave their pen, race along a country road, and find a field of letters, where they play all day until Zeke Pig falls asleep on a Z and they wearily return home by moonlight.

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)
by Patrick McDonnell
In a nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again.

If Rocks Could Sing
by Leslie McGuirk
A nature-inspired alphabet book features unique rocks found on a stretch of beach by the author's home that are presented in the shapes of letters, numbers and alphabetical figures. 

A is for Autumn
by Robert Maass
Partake in the wonders of the fall through rich images of nature, family, and friends. Perfect for preschoolers, this alphabet book features the special and often magical moments of the season—complete with apples, leaves, frost and more.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin
In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter, Z!
by Steve Martin
Presents a rhyming couplet featuring each letter of the alphabet, with such characters as David the dog-faced boy, who dons a derby despite being dirty, and Victor, whose frequent victories have made him vainglorious.

An Artist’s Alphabet
by Norman Messenger
Surreal, elaborately rendered letters of the alphabet, shaped from flora, fauna and other natural elements, evoke the styles of famous artists or create fantastical associations in a strikingly detailed picture book that employs engaging imaginative artwork to encourage repeat exploration

Apple Pie ABC
by Allison Murray
A whimsical concept story in verse follows the efforts of a determined young pup that tries 26 alphabetical ways to convey his desire for a share of a piping-hot apple pie.

Danny is Done with Diapers!: A Potty ABC
by Rebecca O’Connell
Celebrates the accomplishments of children, from Adam to Zach, as each learns to use the toilet for him or herself.

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany
by Jane O’Connor
Fancy Nancy provides one or more of her favorite fancy words for each letter of the alphabet, defines them, and uses some in sentences that show what they mean to her, such as that she yearns--wants really badly--to visit Paris someday.

Animal ABC
by Marcus Pfister
Playful rhymes highlight the distinctive features of each animal, allowing little listeners to guess its name.

ABCers
by Carole Lexa Schaefer
On a warm summer's day, children in a park find fun things to do from A to Z.

Walter was Worried
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Children's faces, depicted with letters of the alphabet, react to the onset of a storm and its aftermath in this picture book, accompanied by simple alliterative text.

The Jazzy Alphabet
by Sherry Shahan
Enhanced with eye-catching collage illustrations, preschoolers are introduced to the alphabet through lively hip phrases, such as "alley cat" and "zoot suit." 

Patty’s Pumpkin Patch
by Teri Sloat
Rhyming text and illustrations featuring the letters from A to Z follow Patty as she plants pumpkins and watches them grow.

Picture a Letter
by Brad Sneed
Presents a wordless alphabet book which challenges readers to decipher pictures into words.

B is for Bulldozer
by Jane Sobel
As children watch over the course of a year, builders construct a rollercoaster using tools and materials that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

Shiver me Letters: A Pirate ABC
by Jane 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. 

Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!
by Mike Twohy
When a bouncing ball wakes a sleeping mouse, it's just the beginning of an alphabet adventure. 

A isn’t for Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet
by Wendy Ulmer
Rhyming text humorously points out first what each letter of the alphabet is not for and then gives an example of a word that does begin with the letter.

The Alphabet Theater Proudly Presents the Z was Zapped: A Play in 26 Acts
by Chris Van Allsburg
Depicts how A was in an avalanche, B was badly bitten, C was cut to ribbons, and the other letters of the alphabet suffered similar mishaps.

Backseat A-B-See
by Maria Van Lieshout
A striking introduction to both the alphabet and the world on the road is comprised of illustrations designed in the style of familiar road signs that encourage young transportation enthusiasts to become familiar with letters and make observations while traveling in vehicles.

So Many Bunnies
by Rick Walton
Old Mother Rabbit's twenty-six children, each named for a letter of the alphabet, are lovingly put to bed.

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating
by Mo Willems
Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.

Alphabet Mystery
by Audrey Wood
Little x is missing from Charley's Alphabet, and the other lowercase letters go off to solve the mystery of his disappearance, learning in the end how valuable a little x can be.

Readers
All of these titles can be found in the Juvenile Readers section under the author’s last name.

Dear Dragon’s A is for Apple
by Margaret Hillert
A boy and his pet dragon learn their ABCs.

Hooper Humperdink? Not Him!
by Theo LeSieg
A youngster plans a huge, spectacular party, inviting friends whose names begin with every letter from A to Z--except for one person.

Dr. Seuss’ ABC
by Dr. Seuss
Colorful illustrations help demonstrate the sound of each letter in the alphabet.

Spanish Books
 
All of these titles can be found in the Juvenile Spanish Book section under the author’s last name.

A is for Airplane = A es par Avion
by Theresa Howell
Bright illustrations and simple text, in both English and Spanish, present the twenty-eight letters of the Spanish alphabet.

Abecedario salvaje
by Yanitzia Canetti
Rhyming Spanish verses relate how animals (from "ardillo" to "zorro") behave in their natural habits. Includes animal facts. 

Non-Fiction
All of these titles can be found in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section under the numeric call number.

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Military Alphabet (J355.00973)
by Chris L. Demarest
Provides an historical overview of the International Communications Alphabet, while examining how the letters work and why this special alphabet was created.

J is for Jack-o-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet (J394.2646)
by Jane Bunting
Presents the letters of the alphabet with each letter represented by a symbol of Halloween, including B for boo, F for Frankenstein, and S for the scarecrow.

ABC School Riddles (J398.6)
by Jane Bunting
Rhyming alphabet-based riddles challenge the reader to identify items, people, and activities found in schools from clues, including the first and last letters of the word.

A Apple Pie (J398.8)
by Gennady Spirin
A timeless celebration of the alphabet introduces the letters A through Z while following the delicious and whimsical fortunes of an apple pie.

The A to Z Beastly Jamboree (J421.1)
by Robert Bender
Presents an alphabet book with a twist as a wild cast of characters does the oddest things, such as zebras zipper a Z and lions launch an L, with fun-filled illustrations to enhance the children's journey through the alphabet.

Goodnight Moon ABC (J421.1)
by Margaret Wise Brown
From kittens to stars to yarn, familiar images from the beloved classic "Goodnight Moon" are linked with words and phrases to create an alphabet book.

The ABC Exhibit (J428.1)
by Leonard Everett Fisher
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a painting of a familiar subject, includes acrobats, balloons, oranges, and sailboats.

ABC: A Child’s First Alphabet Book (J428.1)
by Alison Jay
Filled with hidden surprises, a wonderful introduction to the alphabet features ordinary objects, which have been transformed into something extraordinary with the author's trademark, vibrant paintings.

ABC (J428.1)
by Bruno Munari
Beginning with an "Ant on an Apple," illustrations, simple text, and a pesky fly who will not stay on his page introduce the letters of the alphabet. 

The Graphic Alphabet (J428.1)
by David Pelletier
A graphical representation of the alphabet gives a new view of the letters, from the A that crumbles as an avalanche approaches to the D that glows with the light of the devil.

The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book (J428.13)
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
A concept book with bright and bold illustrations that are designed to inspire youngsters to examine the shape of each letter of the alphabet is presented in a unique way with simple accompanying text.

ABCs (J428.13 HARP)
by Charley Harper
Pairs the late artist's iconic illustrations of animals and nature with the letters of the alphabet, in a volume designed to promote early skills and introduce Harper's acclaimed artwork to a new generation.

An Around the World Alphabet (J428.13)
by Charley Harper
Introduces the letters of the alphabet with illustrative words drawn from various cultures around the world.

A, B, See! (J428.13)
by Marilyn Janovitz
In a book with flaps to lift, alphabet letters transform into animals whose names start with each letter, leaving readers to guess the animal hidden under the flap.

An Around-the-World-Alphabet (J428.13)
by Jeanne Jeffares
Introduces the letters of the alphabet with illustrative words drawn from various cultures around the world.

A Child’s Day: An Alphabet of Play (J428.13)
by Ida Pearle
Presents three stories about Kate Higgins who wouldn't take her pill; Miss Goggins who wouldn't open the classroom door to a gorilla; and Martha Matilda O'Toole who kept forgetting what she needed for school.

Max’s ABC (J428.13)
by Rosemary Wells
When Max's ants escape from their farm, they start on a search for food, spreading everywhere, until his sister, Ruby, comes to the rescue, in a text which includes a different letter of the alphabet on each page. 

Navajo ABC: A Dine Alphabet Book (J497.2)
by Anne Geddes
A simple alphabet book describes aspects of Navajo life, joining A with Arroyo, B with Belt, C with Cradleboard, and so on, in an introduction to one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States.

S is for Scientists (J500)
by Larry Verstraete
Explores the origins behind some of the most important scientific discoveries as well as the everyday inventions, events, and people that have shaped our lives. 

Discovering Nature’s Alphabet (J508)
by Krystina Castella
Colorful pictures of shapes that look like letters of the alphabet found in nature. 

8, an Animal Alphabet (J513.2 COOPER)
by Elisha Cooper
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.

Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types
by Sharon Werner
The dinosaurs in this stylish book are ingeniously engineered out of letters.

Creature ABC (J590)
by Andrew Zuckerman
A deluxe alphabet book includes two studio portraits of an animal representing each letter of the alphabet, from alligator to zebra, and includes a helpful glossary in the back for extra information.

A Bold Carnivore (J591)
by Consie Powell
A simple text is combined with illustrations of predatory animals to provide an introduction to the natural world, in an alphabet book that also furnishes descriptions of each animal's habitats and behaviors.

The Alphabet Tale (J591.0222)
by Jan Garten
A story designed to teach the alphabet and identify various animals.

ABC Zooborns (J591.39207 BLEI)
by Andrew Bleiman
Calling all animal enthusiasts! It's time to scamper through the alphabet with a herd of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, a zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest ABC book ever to hit the shelves!

ABC Dentist (J617.601)
by Harriet Ziefert
Informative text and color illustrations take readers on a trip to the dentist's office and can help calm their fears through an ABC exploration of what they will find there.

ABC Doctor (J618.92007 ZIEFERT)
by Harriet Ziefert
A is for appointment, B is for bandage, and C is for checkup." Introduces and defines the ABC's of visiting the doctor, from examinations and fevers to nurses and urine samples.

ABC For You and Me (J618.92858)
by Margaret Girnis
Captioned photographs show children in activities with objects corresponding to the letters of the alphabet.

T is for Tugboat: Navigating the Seas from A to Z (J623.8)
by Shoshanna Kirk
Introduces young readers to the alphabet with a variety of words from the nautical world, from A for anchor to Z for zodiac.

F is for Firefighting (J628.92)
by Dori Hillestad Butler
Alphabetically arranged entries describe the equipment and the different types of vehicles that fire fighters need to do their job.

Country Road ABC (J630.973)
by Arthur Geisert
Intricately detailed spreads take readers on an ABC journey down an Iowa country road that introduces the alphabet through classic and atypical aspects of an American farm, in a volume complemented by a continuous panorama that runs across the bottom of each page.

A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet (J709.2)
by Stephen Johnson
Bright and bold artwork leaps from the pages in this colorful alphabet book featuring a candy collage, a receptacle for recycling, and fake French fries. 

The ABC Book of American Homes (J728.0973)
by Michael Shoulders
An alphabetical celebration of American architecture, wherein such housing styles as Cajun cottage, pueblo, and Victorians are described.

ABeCedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCS in English and Spanish (J745.9072)
by Cynthia Weill
Delicate hand-carved animals from Oaxaca for each letter of the traditional Spanish alphabet lead little ones through their first alphabets in English and Spanish, with remarks about some letters in English. 

M is for Music (J780.3)
by Kathleen Krull
From anthems to zydeco, the language of music and the music of language harmonize through playful text that will open up the world of music to the youngest readers.

On Your Toes: A Ballet ABC (J792.8)
by Rachel Isadora
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an illustration of a ballet-related word.

I Spy A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles (J793.73)
by Jean Marzollo
Presents picture puzzles in which forty-six objects are paired up with the letters of the alphabet, inviting young readers to find the items depicted on the bottom of each page.

Sleepy ABC (J811.54)
by Margaret Wise Brown
Simple rhymes for each letter of the alphabet are illustrated with an array of toddlers and babies saying goodnight. 

My Beastie Book of ABC (J811.54)
by David Frampton
Illustrations and brief rhymes present an alphabet of animals from alligator and hippo to parrot and zebra.

A was Once an Apple Pie (J811.54)
by Suse MacDonald
Cats, dogs, eels, zebras, and more are presented in an amusing concept book that introduces the alphabet to beginning readers through simple rhymes and bold, cut-paper illustrations.

Halloween ABC (J811.54)
by Eve Merriam
A poem for each letter of the alphabet introduces a different, spooky aspect of Halloween.

Blue’s Clues ABCs (J811.54)
by Tish Rabe
It's alphabet time with Blue's ABC rhyme!

There’s a Zoo in Room 22 (J811.54)
by Judy Sierra
Each of twenty-six poems describes the antics and habits of a zany classroom pet whose name begins with a different letter of the alphabet.

On the River ABC (J811.54)
by Caroline Stutson
An ant encounters an alphabet of wildlife as it is swept down a river during a summer storm.

K is for Kitten (J811.6)
by Nikia Speliakos Clark Leopold
A rhyming alphabet book which follows a kitten named Rosie from the alley in which she is found to the "ZZzzs" she enjoys with the family that gives her a home. 

All Aboard! A Traveling Alphabet (J910.4)
by Bill Mayer
An alphabet book provides a presentation of the common structures one sees and uses while getting from place to place, using such images as an "O" for a looped overpass and a "B" to denote the arches of a bridge.

P is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet (J972)
by Tony Johnston
Using the alphabet, Mexico is introduced in this picture book using poetry and detailed expository text. A through Z topics include: adobe, Diego Rivera, Lady of Guadalupe, lava, prickly pear, and skeleton.

Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1776 from A to Z (J973)
by Wendell Minor
An A to Z of the American Revolution.

G is for Golden (J979.4)
by David Domeniconi
An alphabet of things characteristic of the state of California, which consists of a short rhyme for each letter followed by further explanation of the item associated with that letter and its place in California history.