Friday, July 20, 2012

ABC books

Hey everyone, today we have another comprehensive book list.  This time Alphabet Books.  I for one love the sub genre of ABC books in children's literature (Whit-alics here, me too!), it's such a fun category of books to dive into.

There's SO MUCH diversity when it comes to ABC books!  You have the traditional style, artistic books, silly books, educational, rhythmic... they cover the gamut.  (They come in every type from A to Z if you will- haha! And they can be fun for more that just kids who are trying to learn their letters.)

ABC books have been around for as long as picture books have been written, and they'll keep making new ones- you can bet on that.  Here's our list so far. (Remember an asterisk means we've posted on that book before-- click that if you want to see the post.)

A is for Annabelle: A Doll's Alphabet by Tasha Tudor *
A is for Salad by Mike Lester (as you see by the title, this one's a little different)
A, My Name Is Alice by Jane Bayer
ABC Animals: A Bedtime Story by Darice Bailer
Abc Bunny by Wanda Ga'g
All about Arthur: An Absolutely Absurd Ape by Eric Carle *
Alligators All Around (The Nutshell Library) by Maurice Sendak
Alphabatics (Caldecott) by Suse MacDonald
Alphabeasts by Wallace Edwards
Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner
Alphabeep: A Zipping, Zooming ABC by Debora Pearson
Alphabet Book Series by Jerry Pallotta 
Alphabet City by Stephen Johnson
Animalia by Graeme Base
Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals (Caldecott) by Fritz Eichenberg
Bruno Munari's ABC
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr
Eric Carle's ABC (the world of Eric Carle)
I Spy: An Alphabet in Art by Lucy Micklethwait
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker *
Max's ABC by Rosemary Wells
My Alphabet (a First Little Golden Book) by E. K. Davis
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
Puddle's ABC (Toot & Puddle) by Holly Hobbie
So Many Bunnies by Rick Walton
The Alphabet Book by P.D. Eastman
The Graphic Alphabet (Caldecott) by David Pelletier
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts by Chris Van Allsburg 
26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban

We'd like to keep adding to this list.  Tell us, do you have a favorite alphabet book?  What have we missed that we should add?  (Happy reading, and happy alphabetizing!)
Whitney&Robyn

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