I can blend-in with a leaf or tree—changing colors, so you can’t see me!
Marcus Pfister’s playful rhymes highlight the distinctive features of each animal—from alligator to zebra—allowing little listeners to guess the name of each animal. Pfister’s bold, colorful illustrations capture each critter in all of their glory and name the animal in bold letters so children can see if their guesses were correct—a ferociously fun way to learn about the alphabet and animals.
• A basic concept book with Pfister’s identifiable style.
• Read-aloud rhymes that make learning your letters fun!
• Pfister is the bestselling author of the Rainbow Fish series.
“ABC” means “Animal Baby Cuteness” in this darling alphabet book from the creators of ZooBorns.com.
Calling all animal enthusiasts—the ZooBorns are back! It’s time to scamper through the alphabet with a herd of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest ABC book ever to hit the shelves!
Z Is for Moose
Z is for Zebra.
Zebra is absolutely certain he’ll be able to direct everyone to appear on the correct page, at the appropriate time, without any mishaps, unnecessary drama, or hurt feelings. It’s the ABCs, for goodness’ sake. How difficult can it be?
Zebra forgot about moose.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
There is always enough room on your child’s bookshelf for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for over thirty years!
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!
Countless children—and their parents—can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has made the Chicka Chicka series an enduring classic.
This special paperback edition comes with a CD so you can listen as you read along!
Square Cat ABC
Enjoy the alphabet with this charming tale about a curious mouse and the delightful Eula from Square Cat, which School Library Journal said was “perfect for storytime or sharing one-on-one.”
Each letter of the alphabet tells the story of an adorable mouse who discovers Eula, a hip-yet-square cat, in her garden. Mouse wants a taste of his favorite vegetable, spinach, but our four-sided feline hates the green leafy stuff. Enter the threatening, pointed quills of a porcupine, and Mouse is ready to run! One letter leads to another and by the story’s end, Mouse and Porcupine are pals—and Eula might even try a taste of zesty spinach.
D Is for Dress Up
Maria Carluccio's playful fashion alphabet celebrates the fun of getting dressed—and getting dressed up! From a sophisticated bow tie to a warm wool hat, this diverse celebration of what we wear from A to Z invites kids to get creative and embrace their own unique style.
Let's Go ABC!
The alphabet comes to zooming, vrooming life with vehicles for every letter, A to Z! A big, boxy bus drives up for letter B, a kayak floats by for letter K, and a rocket blasts off for letter R. A fun and thrilling range of planes, trains, automobiles, and more take readers on a ride through this charming early-learning book.
Beloved picture book author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Daniel Kirk join forces for another classic rhyming story for every fan of things that go!
Every Little Letter
For fans of The Word Collector and Be Kind comes a story of words, walls, and widening your world, by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood
Small h has always lived with the other H's in a city surrounded by walls that keep them safe. At least, that's what the big H's say. But one day, a hole in the wall reveals someone new on the other side. When little h and little i meet, they make a small word with big meaning: "hi!" The other H's find out, though. They fill the hole. But it won't be enough to keep these little letters apart--or twenty-four of their newest friends. Every Little Letter shows how even the smallest among us can make a big impact, and how a single act of friendship can inspire whole communities to come together. How do you tear down walls? With words, at first. Then brick by brick.
"Rich for exploration . . . Adorable." --SLJ (starred review)
"This message of friendship . . . bears repeating, especially for the youngest readers." --Kirkus
"Smartly executed . . . Underlines how diversity leads to strength." --Publishers Weekly
"This [book] goes beyond to incorporate the alphabet and word-learning, as well as the importance of listening to young people." --Shelf Awareness
Eating the Alphabet
A vibrant and sturdy word book starring fruits and vegetables from around the world from Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert. Features upper- and lowercase letters for preschoolers just learning language.
Each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. Lois Ehlert's lively watercolors paired with bold easy-to-read type make for a highly appealing and accessible book for parents and children to devour.
At the end of the book, Ehlert provides a detailed glossary that includes pronunciation, botanical information, the origin and history of the particular plant and occasional mythological references, with a small watercolor picture to remind the reader of what the plant looks like.
Apple to Zucchini,
come take a look.
Start eating your way
through this alphabet book.
Which alphabet animal can you see? It's time to learn your ABCs! Children will have fun meeting each animal friend for plenty of alphabet fun in this delightful rhyming book. From an alligator to a zebra, there's a colorful critter for every letter of the alphabet. Adults and children will love reading and learning together with the help of their trusty animal friends and catchy rhyming words throughout.
Last summer I found myself feeling a bit unprepared for sending my oldest to kindergarten. We had missed the kindergarten open house that took place in the spring, and while we were registered before school started, I still wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t know if I had prepared my son enough for what was to come. I found a list at my library of things to help ensure he was ready and found many things that were quite helpful. I thought I would share them with you!
Tucked away in a corner of the Marguerite deAngeli Children’s Room sits a collection of stories that many library visitors might not know about. The collection is called one-sit reads, and contains everything from real-world, everyday stories to folklore and mythical tales told in longform, descriptive language and pictures. While unknown to many, these titles make a great transition tool for young readers.