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

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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 to verify the location of a book and look for other alphabet books.


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

Q.SE.An231a
Andersen, Karen Born. An Alphabet in Five Acts. 1993.

SE.An78a
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination. 1975.

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

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

Q.SE.B1744lm
Baker, Keith. LMNO Peas. 2010.

Q.SE.B291a
Base, Graeme. Animalia. 1987.

Q.SE.B457a
Bernhard, Durga. Alphabeasts: A Hide and Seek Alphabet Book. 1993.

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

SE.B6445f
Borlenghi, Patricia. From Albatross to Zoo: An Alphabet Book in Five Languages. 1992.

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

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

SE.B812a
Brown, Marcia. All Butterflies: An ABC. 1974.

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

SE.B8144a
Brown, Ruth. Alphabet Times Four: An International ABC. 1991.

Q.SE.B382a
Bryan, Ashley. Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry. 1997.

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

SE.B1123e
Cabat, Erni. Erni Cabat's Magical ABC: Animals Around the Farm. 1992.

Q.SE.C119w
Cahoon, Heather. Word Play ABC. 1999.

Q.S.818C136i
Calmenson, Stephanie. It Begins with an A. 1993.

SE.C3652a
Chaplin, Rob. Alien Alphabet. 1994.

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

SE.C4627e
Christensen, Bonnie. An Edible Alphabet. 1994.

SE.C581p
Cleary, Brian P. Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book. 2007.

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

Q.SE.C819f
Cory, Fanny Y. The Fairy Alphabet of F.Y. Cory. 1991.

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

Q.SE.C959a
Cushman, Doug. The ABC Mystery. 1993.

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

SE.D156s
Daleo, Morgan Simone. A Spirited Alphabet From A to Z. 1999.

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

Q.SE. D634g
DiTerlizzi, Tony. G Is for One Gzonk! : An Alpha-number-bet Book. 2006.

S.567.91 D668a
Dodson, Peter. An Alphabet of Dinosaurs. 1995.

S.590 D698a
Dolphin, Colleen. Armadillos to Zorillas: Animals from A to Z. 2008.

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

SE.Ed97a
Edwards, Michelle. Alef-Bet: A Hebrew Alphabet Book. 1992.

Q.SE.Eh56e
Ehlert, Lois. Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z. 1989.

SE.EL583a
Elliott, David. An Alphabet of Rotten Kids! 1991.

SE.F149h
Fain, Kathleen. Handsigns: A Sign Language Alphabet. 1993.

Q.SE.F197a
Falls, C.B. ABC Book. 1998.

SE.F321j
Feelings, Muriel. Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book. 1974.

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

Q.SE.G127d
Gaiman, Neil. The Dangerous Alphabet. 2008.

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

S.428.1G325a
Gerstein, Mordicai. The Absolutely Awful Alphabet. 1999.

S.745.6G82a
Greenaway, Kate. Kate Greenaway's Alphabet. [1885]

Q.SE.G919a
Grover, Max. The Accidental Zucchini: An Unexpected Alphabet. 1993.

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

SE. H231ab
Harper, Charley. ABCs. 2013.

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

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

Q.SE.H412a
Hepworth Cathi. Antics! An Alphabetical Anthology. 1992.

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

SE.H651a
Hoban, Tana. A, B, See! 1982.

S.590H781a
Horenstein, Henry. A Is For...? A Photographer's Alphabet of Animals. 1999.

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

SE.H795i
Hosta, Dan. I Love the Alphabet. 2004.

Q.SE.H861c
Hubbard, Woodleigh. C Is for Curious. 1990.

SE.H874a 1998
Hughes, Shirley. Alfie's ABC. 1998.

S.428.1Is1a
Isadora, Rachel. ABC Pop! 1999.

SE.J193ab
Jahn-Clough, Lisa. ABC Yummy. 1997.

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

Q.SE.J692a
Jonas, Ann. Aardvarks, Disembark! 1990.

S.973.2 K126c
Kalman, Bobbie. Colonial Times from A to Z. 1998.

S.331.702 K126c
Kalman, Bobbie. Community Helpers from A to Z. 1998.

S.550 K126e
Kalman, Bobbie. The Earth from A to Z. 1999.

S.305.2355 K126w
Kalman, Bobbie. The Wonders of Me from A to Z. 1998.

Q.SE.K6342mi
Kirk, David. Miss Spider's ABC. 1998.

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

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

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

Q.S.371 L454t
Layne, Steven L. T Is for Teachers: A School Alphabet. 2005.

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

SE.L477e
Lear, Edward. Edward Lear's ABC: Alphabet Rhymes for Children. 1986.

Q.SE.L5662c
Lessac, Frane. Caribbean Alphabet. 1994.

SE.L661le
Lionni, Leo. Letters to Talk About. 1985.

Q.SE.L78a
Lobel, Anita. Alison's Zinnia. 1990.

Q.SE.L78aw
Lobel, Anita. Away from Home. 1994.

Q. SE.M126t
Maccarone, Grace. The Three Bears ABC: An Alphabet Book. 2013.

Q.SE.M3632c
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, Chelsea, et al. When Royals Wore Ruffles: A Funny and Fashionable Alphabet! 2009.

Q.SE.M225s
McLeod, Bob. SuperHero ABC. 2006.

Q.SE.M55w
Merriam, Eve. Where Is Everybody?: An Animal Alphabet. 1989.

SE.M5832i
Micklethwait, Lucy. I Spy: An Alphabet in Art. 1992.

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

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

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

SE.On9a
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. A Is for Africa. 1993.

Q.S.629.13334 P179a
Pallotta, Jerry. The Airplane Alphabet Book. 1997.

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

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

Q.SE.P179v
Pallotta, Jerry. The Victory Garden Vegetable Alphabet Book. 1992.

SE.P192a
Pandell, Karen. Animal Action ABC. 1996.

Q.SE.P277z
Patterson, Rhodes. ZYX: 26 Poetic Portraits. 1989.

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

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

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

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

SE.P597ab
Pienkowski, Jan. ABC Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures. 1993.

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

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

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

SE.R329CL
Rey, H. A. Curious George Learns the Alphabet. 1963.

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

Q.SE.R816a
Royston, Angela. The A-to-Z Book of Cars. 1991.

SE.R94m
Ruurs, Margriet. A Mountain Alphabet. 1996.

S.595.7R972a
Ryden, Hope. ABC of Crawlers and Flyers. 1996.

Q.SE.Sa132c
Sabuda, Robert. The Christmas Alphabet. 1994.

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

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

SE.Sca77rsLa
Scarry, Richard. Richard Scarry's Little ABC. 1998.

SE.Sch66o
Schories, Pat. Over Under in the Garden: An Alphabet Book. 1996.

S.428.1Se326h
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. The Hidden Alphabet. 2003.

SE.Sa326w
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Walter Was Worried. 2005.

Q.S.811Se34b
Seeley, Laura L. The Book of Shadowboxes: A Story of the ABCs. 1990.

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.

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

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

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

SE.A91
Spirin, Gennadii. A Apple Pie. 2005.

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

Q.SE.St98p
Stutson, Caroline. Prairie Primer: A to Z. 1996.

Q.SE.Su53a
Sullivan, Charles. Alphabet Animals. 1991.

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.

Q.SE.V263z
Van Allsburg, Chris. The Alphabet Theatre Proudly Presents the Z was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts Performed by the Carlson Players. 1987.

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

Q.SE.V814al
Viorst, Judith. The Alphabet from A to Z (With Much Confusion on the Way). 1994.

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

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

Q.S.811W641di
Wilbur, Richard. The Disappearing Alphabet. 1998.

SE.W6452my
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. My Little House ABC. 1997.

SE.W6735a
Williams, Laura. ABC Kids. 2000.

Q.SE.W852am
Wood, Audrey. Alphabet Mystery. 2003.

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.

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