Encourage children to scribble, draw, paint and participate in fingerplays to get them ready to write! 2014.

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Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z
Lois Ehlert

CONCEPT ALPHABET E EHLERT

How much of the alphabet can you eat? Come and join an alphabetical tour through the world of fruits and vegetables.


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I Love the Alphabet
Dar Hosta

CONCEPT ALPHABET E HOSTA

Animals introduce the letters of the alphabet with colorful pictures and rhyming text.


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Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson

E JOHNSON

Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.


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The Alphabet Tree
Leo Lionni

E LIONNI

After a storm blows some of them away, the letters on the alphabet tree learn from a strange bug to be stronger by forming words, then a caterpillar comes along and tells them that words are not enough; they must say something important.


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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr.,John Archambault

CONCEPT ALPHABET E MARTIN

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.


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Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!
Susan Meyers

E MEYERS

Illustrations and rhyming text portray kittens as they go from nestling newborns to proud, independent, and ready to have kittens of their own.


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Say Hello Like This
Mary Murphy

E MURPHY

Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. And who better than Mary Murphy to introduce their voices to the youngest of listeners? Full of funny adjectives and sound words, this charming companion to Mary Murphy’s A Kiss Like This is an ideal read-aloud for the very youngest of listeners and is sure to engage babies as they first learn to talk.


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Write On, Carlos!
Stuart J. Murphy

CONCEPT E MURPHY

With his mother’s help, Carlos learns to write his name, as some of his friends can do.


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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin

E PETE

Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.


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Reading to Peanut
Leda Schubert

E SCHUBERT

Lucy works hard to learn to read and write before her dog’s birthday.


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Loads of Letters!: A Spot-It, Learn-It Challenge
Sarah L. Schuette

CONCEPT ALPHABET E SCHUETTE

Simple text invites the reader to find letters and words hidden in fun photographs.


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Bob's A to Z Word Book
Kate Telfeyan

SERIES E BOB

Join Bob and the team as they take you through the alphabet from apples to snoozzzzzing.


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Chester's Masterpiece
Melanie Watt

E WATT

Chester is thrilled to write his own book.


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Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types
Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss

E WERNER

Using different fonts and typefaces, this amazing book features animals created by letters.


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Creature ABC
Andrew Zuckerman

ANIMALS JNF ZUC

Zuckerman uses his gorgeous animal photography to introduce the alphabet.


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Sign Language ABC
Lora Heller

LANGSKLS SIGN JNF HEL

Teaches children the American Sign Language alphabet through a combination of letters, hand spelling, and bold, bright illustrations.


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P is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet (Discover the World)
Tony Johnston

PLACES MEXICO JNF JOH

Using the alphabet, Mexico is introduced in this picture book using poetry and detailed expository text. A through Z topics include: adobe, Diego Rivera, Lady of Guadalupe, lava, prickly pear, and skeleton.


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Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme
Jack Pretlusky

POETRY JNF REA

Segmented into ten subjects, a collection of “poemstarts” provides amusing beginnings to a series of poems and challenges readers to complete the tale in their own special way, enhanced with large text and bold illustrations.


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Dr. Jean And Friends Cd
Jean R. Feldman

CD JUVENILE JEA

Develop manual dexterity by following the simple motions in the “Monkeys and the Alligator” song to act out the happenings in the jungle.


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Early Childhood Classics - Old Favorites With A New Twist
Hap Palmer

CD JUVENILE PAL

Familiary nursery rhymes can be accompanied by simple hand motions with these fun songs.


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