Best New Alphabet Books

I love alphabet books, for all ages of children. They’re a unique opportunity to learn letter sounds as well as consider words, categorizing, and genre writing.  Here are a few of my favorite alphabet books from 2010.

Alphabet Books A Long Piece of String illustrated by William Wondriska Chronicle Books, 2010 picture book

A quiet red and a long string take you on a journey through illustrator William Wondriska’s alphabet.  Simply beautiful, you’ll find this alphabet book to be a wonderful opportunity for dialog as you discover what the next letter’s drawing will be. No words, only images, you’ll want this alphabet book in your collection. Want to see more, watch below.

A Long Piece of String

WIN a copy of A Long Piece of String by commenting below. For details about extra entries, check the end of this post.

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WIN: T is for Tiara: A Princess Alphabet by Catherine Ipcizade Capstone Press, 2010 picture book

I love this alphabet book and so do my kids! The full page photos and illustrations make this alphabet book engaging. When I went to the website, I found more in this non-fiction series like H is for Honk, C is for Cake, and J is for Jingle-Bells.

To win T is for Tiara – comment on my Facebook fan page.

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Wild Animal An A to Zoo Pop Up by Dan Green Kingfisher, 2010 pop up book
Don’t be scared by these wild animals who will pop up on each page! Kingfisher does a great job with pop-ups – I think you’ll love this fun alphabet book as much as me. Alphabet Books

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker Beach Lane Books, 2010 picture book

A unique twist on the traditional alphabet book – Keith Baker uses peas as characters and illustrates careers for each letter of the alphabet. FUN!

CONTEST EXTRA ENTRIES: For extra entries for A Long Piece of String, Like Imagination Soup on Facebook, Tweet this contest: RT @imaginationsoup: Book Week Best New Alphabet Books , or email 3 friends. For every one you do, please leave a separate comment with the details. Good luck!

Contest runs through October 31, 2010. USA and Canada only.

  • Christina

    A Long Piece of String looks like such an enchanting book. I would love to win it.

  • wendy

    What a lovely book!

  • Maple Leaf Mommy

    I think my little girl would love A Long Piece of String. As always, tanks for hosting such awesome giveaways.

  • Maple Leaf Mommy

    I follow you on facebook.

  • Hollie

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway! The book looks interesting…I also love that there aren’t words because I’m trying to show my 3 year old that he can “read” and enjoy books on his own during quiet time now.

  • Jaimie

    Looks like a fun book!

  • Jaimie

    I also follo you on facebook.

  • Hallie Doyle

    I’d love to have this for my little niece and nephew who visit a lot! Thanks!

  • Laurie

    Love the String concept! Thanks for showing all the pictures! :o) We’d love to add a wordless alphabet book to our collection.

  • Theresa N

    I looked at the video. I’d really like to sit down with this book and the kids and have a good look.

  • Denice

    We teach our scholars there are three ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words, or retell the story. This would be wonderful in a responsible independent workstation.

  • Megan

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, I love kid’s books!

  • Carrie P

    This looks like a great book, I love letting my son use his imagination

  • Brianna B.

    I emailed three friends about the book giveaway!

  • Brianna B.

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  • Deborah K

    sounds like an interesting book!

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  • Suzy Leopold

    Imagination Soup is the best!

  • Erin @ Letter Soup

    I love a good alphabet book! Thanks for the recommendations!

  • Chad Askew

    Looks Great! I really like the idea of a string connecting everything.

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  • Jackie J.

    Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. I’d love to have it in my collection of alphabet books!

  • Melissa Taylor

    Congratulations to Suzy – picked you as the winner.

    This was such a popular post, I think you’re telling me you would like more picture book giveaways so I’m listening and will do it.

    I love all my readers, especially those of you who comment so often. Thank you!


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