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Uncover the world of words with these spectacular ABC books.
 
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ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book
by Alison Jay Illustrated by Alison Jay

B is for boy . . . but in Alison Jay's ABC, B also stands for basket, beehive, and butterfly! Simple in format, with a letter and word on every page and bright paintings of everyday items, "ABC" is perfect for toddlers.

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A Is for Salad
by Mike Lester
Mike Lester's humorous, woodcut-like pictures illustrate how "A" can stand for salad, "G" for soccer, and "U" for "Go Fish!"--especially when they include an Alligator, a Goat, and a Unicorn.
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Alphabet City
by Stephen T. Johnson

In this wordless book, through realistic pastels and watercolors, Johnson proposes a new look at the urban landscape, pointing out how letters appear in a variety of places, from interstates to a simple sawhorse at a construction site.

A 1996 Caldecott honor Book

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Alphabet Mystery
by Audrey Wood Illustrated by Bruce Wood

Bestselling writer Audrey Wood and artist son Bruce present a second alphabet book with a twist: a fun mystery that will let young readers learn their lower case letters without having to study!

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $13.59

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Animalia
by Graeme Base

Animalia is a book like no other. Abounding with fanciful, gorgeously detailed art, it is an alphabet book, a guessing game, and a virtual feast for the eyes. Each page features one letter and images related to that letter — as well as a hidden picture of Graeme Base as a child!

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $18.95

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
by Margaret Musgrove Illustrated by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon

Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. This Caldecott Medal-winning book gives fascinating facts about African tribes and customs. The different tribes are listed in alphabetical order, and the illustrations are rich and beautiful.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr. , John Archambault Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

"A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree."

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no — Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

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Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure
by Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Animals awake beneath blue blankets

Clickety-clack!

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Dr. Seuss's ABC
by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in color. " An alphabet book with zany drawings and nonsensical verse provides an entertaining way for small children to learn the letters and their sounds." --"Booklist.    "
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Paperbacks : $8.95

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The Dog from Arf! Arf! to Zzzzzz
by The Dog Artlist Collection

Arf!
Arf!

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Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears and Other Amazing Alphabet Anecdotes
by Valorie Fisher
Quirky scenes of ducks driving pink dump trucks, mistake-prone mechanical moustache machines, and zippy zigzagged zebras are presented using alliterative anecdotes and photographs of miniature objects.
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Farm Alphabet Book
by Jane Miller

Rustic barns and shingled roofs make up the landscape of this delightful picture book. Young readers follow color photos and easy-to-read text through every letter in the alphabet and nearly every aspect of farm life.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $2.80

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I SPY Little Letters
Series: I SPY Classics
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Walter Wick

The letters of the alphabet are introduced to young children in a clever and engaging way, with pictures of beautiful hand-painted letters, and a playful rhyming text.

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Board Picturebooks : $5.59

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Into the A, B, Sea: An Ocean Alphabet
by Deborah Lee Rose Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Swim the ocean waves with me and dive into the A, B, Sea … where a wondrous array of creatures swim, crawl, cling, sting, prance, prey, dive, and thrive.

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The Jazzy Alphabet
by Sherry Shahan Illustrated by Mary Thelen

The ABC's explode in a creative flurry of color and cadence in this stimulating mix of contemporary abstract images and playful jazz lingo.

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K Is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo
by Giles Andreae Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

K is for kissing a cool kangaroo
L is for loving, like Daddy loves you
M is for mischievous monkey and mat
N is for naughty and "No, don't do that!"

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Max's ABC
by Rosemary Wells

Everybody's favorite bunnies Max and Ruby are back, starring in their very own ABC concept book. Max's ants have escaped from their farm, and now they're searching for food. The ants start with Max's sandwich, and soon they're everywhere! Fortunately, Ruby comes to the rescue.

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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
by Joseph Slate Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

In an inviting look at the first day of school, simple rhyming text tells of animal children getting ready for the big event. The use of extinct animals for the more obscure letters only add to the fun.

Praise for Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

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Paperbacks : $6.99

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Miss Spider's ABC
Series: Miss Spider
by David Kirk Illustrated by David Kirk

She gave a tea party. She got married. Then she bought a new car. Now Miss Spider prepares for her birthday party in a story that takes readers through each letter of the alphabet. Featuring his trademark brilliantly colored illustrations, David Kirk takes fans on a new round of Miss Spider magic!

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Museum ABC
by Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Museum ABC" is a unique and colorful picture book that uses the alphabet to introduce children to more than 100 works of art. A full spread is devoted to each letter of the alphabet and four pictures of the object represented. Full color.

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Now I Eat My ABCs
by Pam Abrams Illustrated by Bruce Wolf

From blueberries to grapes, noodles to watermelon, this book is stuffed with fun, kid-friendly foods. On each full-color spread are photos of foods that begin with and form letters: a B is made out of blueberries, an O is made out of an orange, a Z is made out of zucchini sticks, and more!

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Board Picturebooks : $6.39

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Rin, Rin, Rin/Do, Re, Mi: A Picture Book in Spanish and English
by José-Luis Orozco Illustrated by David Diaz

This lively bilingual Spanish-English picture book depicts how everyday family activities such as cooking, singing, and storytelling prepare children for reading and life.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $2.80

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Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC
by June Sobel Illustrated by Henry Cole

The captain of this brave and bumbling pirate crew has ordered them to capture the entire alphabet — and they'll walk the plank if they're missing a single letter!

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SuperHero ABC
by Bob McLeod Illustrated by Bob McLeod

Humorously named superheroes, such as Goo Girl and The Volcano, represent the letters of the alphabet from A to Z.

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