Picture Books ~ Alphabet Books

Todd, Traci

C is for Caboose

JUV 385.C1c

An alphabet book containing entries about the history of railroads and popular terms used to describe trains and railway work. 2007.

Agee, Jon
Z Goes Home
JUV 398.8.A265z
Everybody has a job to do, and so does the letter Z. But when the workday's done, Z goes home. 2003

Aylesworth, Jim

Little Bitty Mousie

JUV 398.8.A978l

Rhyming text and bold illustrations enhance a fun-filled introduction to the alphabet for preschoolers as Little Bitty Mousie explores the contents of a house using her sense of sight, smell, sound, and touch. 2007


Demarest, Chris L.

All Aboard!

JUV 398.8.D392a

With an O for a looped overpass and a B to denote the arches of a bridge, this easy-to-read alphabet book provides a creative presentation of the common structures one sees and uses while getting from place to place. 2008.

Fisher, Valorie
Ellsworth's Extraordinary Electric Ears and Other Amazing Alphabet Anecdotes
JUV 398.8.F5384e
Photographs depict twenty-six scenes, one for each letter of the alphabet. 2002

Floca, Brian, 
The Racecar Alphabet
JUV 398.8.F651r
An exciting day at the races highlights the letters of the alphabet as a variety of automobiles burn fuel speeding through the curves of the track. 2003

Geisert, Arthur

Country Road ABC

JUV 398.8.G2776c

Presents the alphabet using words related to a country farm.  2010

Grossman, Bill
My Little Sister Hugged an Ape
JUV ME COLL 398.8.G915mh
Wild animals don’t scare Little Sister. And to show how much she likes them, she’s going to hug them all, from an Ape to a Zebra, whether they like it or not! 2004

Jacobs, Paul DuBois

Nascar ABC's

JUV 398.8.J1544n

Young NASCAR fans can discover the ins and outs of stock-car racing with this fun alphabet primer that uses car terminology, race-day lingo, and exciting illustrations to introduce young readers to the thrills of the race and reading. 2007.


Kontis, Alethea

Alpha Oops!: H is for Halloween

JUV 398.8.K8373a

While putting on a Halloween pageant, the alphabet mixes things up with some spooky, and funny, results. 2010.


Lester, Mike
A Is for Salad
JUV 398.8.L5678a
Each letter of the alphabet is presented in an unusual way, such as: A is for salad showing an alligator eating a bowl of greens. 2000


O'Keefe, Susan Heyboer

Hungry Monster ABC

JUV 398.8.O4133h

When a child tries to teach the alphabet to ten insatiable monsters, things quickly get out of hand and chaos abounds until the teacher returns with just the right threat to chase them all away. 2007

Rash, Andy
Agent A to Agent Z
JUV 398.8.R1828a
Agent A is on Assignment to find the spy not in alignment --Whose actions don't quite match his name.  2004

Sierra, Judy

The Sleepy Little Alphabet

JUV ME COLL 398.8.S572sl

Sleepy letters of the alphabet get ready for bed.  2009

Sobel, June
B Is for Bulldozer
JUV 398.8.S6773b
As children watch over the course of a year, builders construct a rollercoaster using tools and materials that begin with each letter of the alphabet. 2003

Winter, Jeanette
Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book
JUV Holiday 398.8.W732ca
Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mache skeletons, or calaveras, for Mexico's Day of the Dead fiesta. From Angel and Doctor to Mariachi and Unicornio, each letter of the alphabet has its own special calavera. 2004

Wood, Audrey
Alphabet Mystery
JUV 398.8.W849am
Little x is missing from Charley's Alphabet and the other lowercase letters go off to solve the mystery of his disappearance, learning in the end how valuable a little x can be. 2003.

Michaels, Pat

W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet

JUV 551.6.P2816w

An A-Z pictorial for children including weather terms such as barometer, cloud, tornado, and sunshine introduced with poems accompanied by expository text to provide detailed information. 2005.


Zuckerman, Andrew

Creature ABC

JUV 590.Z8334c

Alphabet book featuring two wildlife photographic portraits for each creature, offering an up-close view of the animal kingdom. 2009.


McLimans, DAvid

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet

JUV 591.68.M2257g

Feast your eyes on these amazing creatures before they disappear.  This stampede of wild animals, from Chinese Alligator to Grevy’s Zebra, are so rare, they're all endangered.  David McLiman’s bold and playful illustrations transform each letter into a work of art, graphically rendered with animal characteristics.  Scales, horns, even insect wings transform the alphabet into animated life. 2006.


Pallotta, Jerry

The Construction Alphabet Book

JUV 624.P1797c

The author's trademark humor punctuates the informative text of a lively alphabet book that explores the many uses of construction equipment. By the creators of The Airplane Alphabet Book. 2006.


Johnson, Stephen T.

A is for Art

JUV 709.2.J6374a

Can you find the hidden letters? Look closely and you will see a letter C made of colorful candy, a letter H hidden in a hook, and an S in a soft shadow. This colorful alphabet book also features a candy collage, a receptacle for recycling, and fake French fries.2008.


Belle, Jennifer

Animal Stackers

JUV 811.54.B4152a

An illustrated collection of children's poems about animals. The first letter in each line of verse spells the name of a particular animal. The animals are in alphabetical order. This is an alphabet and poetry book. 2005.


Scillian, Devin

P is for Passport

JUV ME COLL 910.S4167p

A passport and rhyming text celebrate the author's adventures discovering differences as well as similarities, from "A" for the variety of animals that populate the planet to "Z" for the time zones that mark the days around the world. 2003.

Mannis, Celeste D.
The Queen's Progress
JUV 942.05.M3163q
Uses the letters of the alphabet to provide an account of Queen Elizabeth's annual holiday, known as a "royal progress". 2003

Krach, Maywan Shen

D is for Doufu

JUV 951.K8537d

An alphabet-book approach to exploring the beauty and richness of the Chinese culture. 1997.


Cheung, Hyechong

K is for Korea

JUV 951.9.C4266k

A photographic alphabet that reveals the customs, cultures and traditions of Korea in all their colorful diversity. 2008.


Whelan, Gloria

K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet

JUV 952.W5717k


Cheney, Lynne V.
America: A Patriotic Primer
JUV 973.C4212a
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by important people, ideas, and events in the history of the United States. 2002


Raven, Margot Theis

M is for Mayflower

JUV ME COLL 974.4.R1967m

Presents information about the state of Massachusetts in an alphabetical arrangement. 2002