The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Education and Social Science Library
The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Selected Bibliography of Alphabet Books

Titles in this bibliography are part of the School (S-) Collection of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). Alphabet books published prior to 1946 and pop-up books are in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML), or Rare Book Oak Street (RBOS) and are non-circulating. Search the Online Library Catalog for the location of other alphabet books with a subject search of "alphabet books."


S.811 Ar23n
Archer, Peggy. Name that Dog! 2010.

Base, Graeme. Animalia. 1987.

Bernhard, Durga. Alphabeasts: A Hide and Seek Alphabet Book. 1993.

Q. SE. B531z
Bingham, Kelly. Z Is for Moose.  2012.

Brown, Marcia. All Butterflies: An ABC. 1974.

Cabat, Erni. Erni Cabat's Magical ABC: Animals Around the Farm. 1992.

Hepworth Cathi. Antics! An Alphabetical Anthology. 1992.

Horenstein, Henry. A Is For...? A Photographer's Alphabet of Animals. 1999.

Jonas, Ann. Aardvarks, Disembark! 1990.

Lobel, Anita. Playful Pigs from A to Z. 2015.

Merriam, Eve. Where Is Everybody?: An Animal Alphabet. 1989.

SE.M917v 1997
Mullins, Patricia. V for Vanishing: An Alphabet of Endangered Animals.1997.

Pandell, Karen. Animal Action ABC. 1996.

S.428.1 P363a
Pelham, David. ABC Fun: Applebee Cat's Activity Alphabet. 1997.

Saaf, Donald. The ABC Animal Orchestra. 2016.

Q.S.590.73 Sm622z
Smith, Marie. Z Is for Zookeeper: S Zoo Alphabet. 2005.

Sullivan, Charles. Alphabet Animals. 1991.

Q.S.411 W4958a
Werner, Sharon. Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types. 2009.

Q. S. 428.1 Z198
Woop Studios. A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns. 2011.

S.590 Z833c
Zuckerman, Andrew. Creature ABC. 2009.


Q.S.861 Ad11g
Ada, Alma Flor. Gathering the Sun: An A B C in Spanish and English. 1997.

Borlenghi, Patricia. From Albatross to Zoo: An Alphabet Book in Five Languages. 1992.

Brown, Ruth. Alphabet Times Four: An International ABC. 1991.

S.468 AL28
Connelly, Gwen. El Alfabeto. 1991.

Q.S.599.763 D371o
Delacre, Lulu. Olinguito, de la A a la Z!: Descubriendo el Bosque Nublado. 2016.

Edwards, Michelle. Alef-Bet: A Hebrew Alphabet Book. 1992.

Feelings, Muriel. Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book. 1974.

S. 419 H367si
Heller, Lora.  Sign Language ABC.  2012.

Q.S.613.7042 K255
Maze, Stephanie.  Keeping Fit from A to Z (Mantente en Forma de la A a la Z) . 1992.

S.411 Sa46miE
Salas, Michele. A de Alphabeto (A Is for Alphabet). 2003.

Q.S.495.6 W462a
Wells, Ruth. A to Zen. 1992.

Q.S.975.3 Sm62n
Smith, Marie. N Is for Our Nation's Capital: A Washington D.C. Alphabet. 2005.


S.974.1 B768L
Briggs, Kelly Paul. Island Alphabet: An ABC of Maine Islands. 1995.

Q.S.591.981 D249a
Darling, Kathy. Amazon ABC. 1996.

Q.S.630.973 G277c
Geisert, Arthur. Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey Through America's Farmland. 2010.

S.591.979 H369c
Helman, Andrea. C Is for Coyote: A Southwest Alphabet Book. 2002.

Hodge, Deborah. West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet. 2015.

Lessac, Frane. Caribbean Alphabet. 1994.

Onyefulu, Ifeoma. A Is for Africa. 1993.

Ruurs, Margriet. A Mountain Alphabet. 1996.


Q.S.523.1 Am3513a
American Museum of Natural History. ABC Universe. 2015.

Q.S.567.9 C8868p
Crowther, Robert. Robert Crowther's Pop-Up Dinosaur ABC. 2015.

Q.S.591.92 D7436
Doubilet, Anne. Under the Sea from A to Z. 1991.

Q.S.623.8 K634t
Kirk, Shoshanna. T Is for Tugboat: Navigating the Seas from A to Z. 2008.

Q.S.578.76 P179f
Olivera, Ramon. ABCs on Wings. 2015.

Q.S.578.76 P179f
Pallotta, Jerry. The Freshwater Alphabet Book. 1996.

Q.S.428.13 P281w
Paulauski, Patrick. W Is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet. 2005.

Q.S.520.3 R312a
Ressmeyer, Roger. Astronaut to Zodiac: A Young Stargazer's Alphabet. 1992.

Q.S.551.46 Sp33a
Spencer, Carolyn. Alphabet Sea. 1999.

Q.S.811 St98o
Stutson, Caroline. On the River ABC. 1993.

S.508 V655a
Viano, Hannah. B is for Bear: A Natural Alphabet. 2015.


Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination. 1975.

Baker, Keith. LMNO Peas. 2010.

Cahoon, Heather. Word Play ABC. 1999.

Cleary, Brian P. Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book. 2007.

Chaplin, Rob. Alien Alphabet.1994.

S.398.8C85a 1981
Crane, Walter. An Alphabet of Old Friends and the Absurd ABC. 1981.

SE. C996ca
Czekaj, Jef. A Call for a New Alphabet. 2011.

Gaiman, Neil. The Dangerous Alphabet. 2008.

Grover, Max. The Accidental Zucchini: An Unexpected Alphabet. 1993.

Q. SE. H785t
Horowitz, Dave. Twenty-six Princesses. 2008.

Q.SE. K8374al
Kontis, Alethea. AlphaOops!: H Is for Halloween. 2010.

Q.SE. K863a
Krans, Kim. ABC Dream. 2016.

McLeod, Bob. SuperHero ABC. 2006.

Q. S.428.1 N536a
Nickle, John. Alphabet Explosion!: Search and Count from Alien to Zebra. 2006.

SE. R727a
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Al Pha’s Bet. 2011.

S.811 St33a
Steig, Jeanne. Alpha Beta Chowder. 2016.

Van Allsburg, Chris. The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents the Z was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts. 1987.

Viorst, Judith. The Alphabet from A to Z (With Much Confusion on the Way). 1994.

Wilbur, Richard. The Disappearing Alphabet. 1998.


Q.S.421.1 G9379a:E
Guery, Ann, et al. Alphab'art: Find the Letters Hidden in the Paintings. 2010.

Isadora, Rachel. ABC Pop! 1999.

Q.S.709.2 J6375a
Johnson, Stephen. A Is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet. 2008.

Micklethwait, Lucy. I Spy: An Alphabet in Art. 1992.

Patterson, Rhodes. ZYX: 26 Poetic Portraits. 1989.

S.746.970973 P281e
Paul, Ann Whitford. Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet. 1991.

S.428.1 P364g
Pelletier, David. The Graphic Alphabet. 1996.

S. 730 R115t
Raczka, Bob. 3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet. 2007.


Andersen, Karen Born. An Alphabet in Five Acts. 1993.

SE. As36m
Ashman, Linda. M Is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty Children. 2008.

SE. B659a
Bottner, Barbara. An Annoying ABC.  2011.

SE.B813sL 2010
Brown, Margaret Wise. Sleepy ABC. 2010.

Bryan, Ashley. Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry. 1997.

SE.B93j 1986
Burningham, John. John Burningham's ABC. 1986.

Q.S.920.72 C4627a
Chin-Lee, Cynthia. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World. 2005.

Christensen, Bonnie. An Edible Alphabet. 1994.

Daleo, Morgan Simone. A Spirited Alphabet From A to Z. 1999.

SE. D7732a
Doyle, Elizabeth. A B See. 2015.

Ehlert, Lois. Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z. 1989.

Elliott, David. An Alphabet of Rotten Kids! 1991.

Falls, C.B. ABC Book. 1998.

S.394.261 F753k
Ford, Juwanda. K Is for Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Alphabet Book. 1997.

S.741.5944 F871p:E
Fred. Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure. 2014.

Gerstein, Mordicai. The Absolutely Awful Alphabet. 1999.

Greenaway, Kate. Kate Greenaway's Alphabet. [1885]

Q.S.797.332 H449t
Herzog, Brad. T Is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet. 2004.

Hubbard, Woodleigh. C Is for Curious. 1990.

S.421.1 J6375al
Johnson, Stephen. Alphabet School. 2015.

Q.S.331.702082 K963w
Kunstadter, Maria A. Women Working A to Z. 1994.

S.821L47e 1999
Lear, Edward. An Edward Lear Alphabet. 1999.

Lionni, Leo. Letters to Talk About. 1985.

Martin, Bill, Jr. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. 1989.

Q.S.796.357 M179b
McGuinness, Lisa. B Is for Baseball: Running the Bases from A to Z. 2009.

Q.S.391.009 M222w
McLaren, Chesley, et al. When Royals Wore Ruffles: A Funny and Fashionable Alphabet! 2009.

Q. S.793.73 M926m
Munro, Roxie. Mazeways: A to Z. 2007.

Q.S.624 P179c
Pallotta, Jerry. The Construction Alphabet Book. 2006.

Q.S.207 P93b
Prieto, Anita C. B Is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet. 2005.

Rey, H. A. Curious George Learns the Alphabet. 1963.

Royston, Angela. The A-to-Z Book of Cars. 1991.

Sabuda, Robert. The Christmas Alphabet. 1994.

S.468.13 Sa315a
Samoyault, Tiphaine. Alphabetical Order: How the Alphabet Began. 1998.

Scarry, Richard. Richard Scarry's Little ABC. 1998.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. The Hidden Alphabet. 2003.

SE.G27d 1996
Seuss, Dr. Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! 1996.

Q.SE. Si176sl
Sierra, Judy. Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town. 2009.

Spirin, Gennadii. A Apple Pie. 2005.

Q.S.796.323 Ul5j
Ulmer, Michael. J Is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet. 2005.

S.811Up1h 1998
Updike, John. Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects: Poems. 1998.

Vamos, Samantha R. Alphabet Trains. 2015.

SE. V326bu
Van Lieshout, Maria. Backseat A-B-See.2012.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. My Little House ABC. 1997.

Wood, Audrey. Alphabet Mystery. 2003.

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