June 15, 2009

More Alphabet Books









by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich

Each animal in this inventive book was created using the letters contained in its word.

-a Caldecott Honor book

The realistic paintings in this fascinating book represent the letters of the alphabet as found on the streets of New York City.


by photographer Zoran Milich

A whole alphabet world can be found in the lines, designs and architecture of Toronto.



by David McLimans

McLimans' illustrations transform the alphabet into a bold work of art. Sporting whiskers, horns, and scales, each letter represents an endangered animal. Sidebars provide brief details about habitat and threat levels, while the descriptive end pages point out the unique characteristics of each animal.




Painter Charles Pachter has created a very Canadian alphabet book. An excellent way to introduce children to art and Canadian history. Supported by notes about historical figures, games to play, and recipes for butter tarts, this book will be read again and again.


by Wallace Edwards

An unusual and imaginative collection of animal portraits that is sure to intrigue children of all ages.



by Marion Bataille

A clever alphabet pop-up book. Even the cover will amaze you.


by Lucy Micklethwait

The twenty-six paintings in this book contain hidden items that begin with each letter. The artists represented include Vermeer, Renoir, Seurat and Chagall.  A clever way to introduce children to fine art.


by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Lift the flaps and a picture of an inkblot magically transforms into the letter I, a mouse into the letter M, and an egg yolk into the letter Y. This simple alphabet book will surprise readers again and again.


by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault
illustrated by Lois Ehlert

The letters of the alphabet dare each other up the coconut tree, but will there be enough room? Read this classic book and find out!

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