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ABC Books
Learning letters in an informal way and through stories is your opportunity to get an early start for your child on the road to reading and writing.


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The Turn-Around, Upside-down Alphabet Book

Illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 2004

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: ABC Books

This intriguing concept book will fascinate readers young and old. With bold paper cut illustrations, you can play with the visuals on each page. For example, an X can be a railroad crossing, but if you turn the book it can change into a treasure map or if you turn it again, you’ll see a ballerina’s shoe ribbons. MORE...


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Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game

by Michael FolsomMary Elting

Illustrated by Jack Kent

Clarion Books 2005

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: ABC Books

“A is for Zoo. Why? Because Animals live in the zoo.” Thus begins this clever alphabet book with 26 riddles for your kids to figure out while they get acquainted with the alphabet. In addition, they will also learn some interesting facts about animals. MORE...


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What Pete Ate A - Z

by Maria Kalman

Puffin Books 2003

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: ABC Books

This book will engage your child! Pete first ate ”an accordian. All of it!” Then this dog devours such things as “Mrs. Parsley’s pink Pocketbook”, “a stinky sneaker” and yes, even “underpants”. But he is still loved, “Quite a lot”. MORE...


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Animal Antics: A to Z

by Anita Lobel

Greenwillow 2005

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: ABC Books

Adoring alligators, charming camels and elated elephants are joined by impish ibexes and unlikely unicorns in this circus themed alphabet book. The rich elegant paintings and especially the clowns that bend in shapes of letters will entice children to this cheerful alphabet book. MORE...


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Chika Chika Boom Boom

by Bill Martin Jr.John Archambault

Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Aladdin 2000

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: ABC Books

“ A told B and B told C, I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.” As all the letters race up the tree in this lively rhythmic rhyme, the tree begins to groan and bend with all the weight and the letters begin to tumble. MORE...


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Peter Rabbit's Hide and Seek ABC

by Beatrix Potter

Warne 2004

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: ABC Books

In this interactive book, you can pull the tabs on the 26 changing pictures from Beatrix Potter’s tales and you will find an object for every letter of the alphabet. MORE...


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Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC

by June Sobel

Illustrated by Henry Cole

Harcourt Children's Books 2006

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: ABC Books

A crew of swashbuckling pirates and their parrot try to capture all the letters of the alphabet. A good introduction to letters with an engaging story. Your child will “yo-ho-ho” with you when all the letters are captured. MORE...


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B is for Bulldozer : A construction ABC

by June Sobel

Illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Gulliver Books 2003

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: ABC Books

This is a perfect book for those kids who love trucks! There’s a big yellow bulldozer, a tall shiny crane and a rusty dump truck. So what are they building at this construction site? You won’t find out until you get to the letter Z but on the way you’ll learn all the tools that are used at a construction site. MORE...