Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray: When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z to get his paws on it. He Ogles it. He Pines for it. But will his ABC antics land him a slice? Apple Pie ABC is a delicious twist on traditional verse brought to life by Alison Murray’s simple words and whimsical illustrations. Sure to delight readers of all ages, it’s a book to savor again and again.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, 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! Now a modern classic, this rhythmic alphabet chant rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert’s rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss: With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C. An alphabet book with zany drawings and nonsensical verse provides an entertaining way for small children to learn the letters and their sounds.
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel: The riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy when she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate my homework, Bit grandma, Clawed the curtains, Damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive (An Assortment of Anchovies, Buffalo Burritos, Chicken Cheesecake...) does she Apologize to Grandma.
Alpha Oops: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis: Z is tired of always having to be last when the alphabet family lines up. He is demanding fair and equal treatment! The letters (more or less) agree to go backwards, but it's not long before P has some ideas of his own. And so does H, for that matter. In fact, it seems as if almost every letter has a different opinion about how the alphabet should be arranged. It's chaos! It's pandemonium! And it's definitely not as easy as A-B-C! Filled with visually humorous details, Bob Kolar's colorful illustrations are the perfect foil for Alethea Kontis's snappy story about the comic confusion that comes when the letters of the alphabet, like a class of unruly children, step out of order and show that each one has a mind of its own.
Other titles to check out include:
- Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak
- Click Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
- Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming
- Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson
- E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld
- LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
- Z was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts by Chris Van Allsburg
- Animalia by Graeme Base
- Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald