Best New Alphabet Books

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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.

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!

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


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  1. 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!


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