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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

Picture Books About Letters and the Alphabet

A Is for Activist

Author: Innosanto Nagara
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"This alphabet book is for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that we believe in and fight for"--Publisher's description.

A Was Once an Apple Pie

Author: Edward Lear; Suse MacDonald (Illustrator)
Published: 2005
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"A collection of twenty-six nonsense rhymes, one for each letter of the alphabet"--Publisher's description.

ABC Birds

Author: American Museum of Natural History (editor)
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"From albatross to zebra finch, different birds present the letters of the alphabet"--Publisher's description.

ABC: A child's first alphabet

Author: Alison Jay
Published: 2003
Location: Bethlehem
"In this alphabet book, a is for apple and z is for zoo"--Publisher's description.


Author: Sharon Werner; Sarah Nelson; Sarah Forss (Illustrator)
Published: 2009
Location: Bethlehem
From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal 'beasties' for each letter of the alphabet.

Alphabet Rescue

Author: Audrey Wood; Bruce Wood (Illustrator)
Published: 2006
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
While on vacation in Alphabet City, "Little e" and the other lowercase letters repair an old fire truck and come to the rescue when a fire engulfs the letter-making factory.

Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack

Author: Doreen Cronin; Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Published: 2005
Location:: Bethlehem & Monroe
The cows on Farmer Brown's farm are typing again. Duck can't wait to show everyone their latest note. Just what are they up to this time? Duck's not telling, but if you follow the alphabet one letter at a time, you'll find out.

Curious George's Dictionary

Published: 2008
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
The world's most curious monkey investigates new words in this lively picture dictionary for young children.

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet

Author: David McLimans
Published: 2006
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Endangered animals are drawn into uniquely crafted letters in this bold alphabet book that provides information on the habitat and class of these rare creatures and the threats facing them.

K Is for Kitten

Author: Niki Clark Leopold; Niki Leopold; Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
Published: 2002
Location: Bethlehem
A rhyming alphabet book which follows a kitten named Rosie from the alley in which she is found to the "ZZzzs" she enjoys with the family that gives her a home.

Kipper's A to Z

Author: Mick Inkpen
Published: 2001
Location: Bethlehem
Kipper the dog and his friend Arnold work through the alphabet by collecting animals and other things for each letter.

Little i

Author: Michael Hall (Illustrator)
Published: 2017
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"When Little i's dot falls off, rolls down a hill, over a cliff, and into the sea, Little i sets out on a journey to rescue it."--Publisher's description.

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way)

Author: Patrick McDonnell (Artist)
Published: 2017
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"In this nearly wordless alphabet book, a little red cat runs away and gets caught up in a wild chase that goes everywhere from A to Z and back home again"--Publisher's description.

Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!

Author: Mike Twohy (Illustrator)
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"When a bouncing ball wakes a sleeping mouse, it's just the beginning of an alphabet adventure"--Publisher's description.

Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book

Author: Richard Scarry
Published: 2011
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Brief stories for each letter of the alphabet include the letter printed in red every time it appears, whether in the text or in the labels for the many illustrations"--Publisher's description.

3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet

Author: Bob Raczka
Published: 2007
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Learn the alphabet by looking at very unusual sculptures"--Publisher's description.

This Is the Ambulance Leaving the Zoo

Author: Norma Farber
Published: 1975
Location: N/A
A cumulative tale introducing city scenes in alphabetical order from ambulance to zoo.

Toot and Puddle: Puddle's ABC

Author: Holly Hobbie
Published: 2000
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Puddle teaches his friend Otto the letters of the alphabet so that Otto can write his name.

Z Is for Moose

Author: Kelly Bingham; Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
Published: 2012
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him"--Publisher's description.