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A Farmer's Alphabet

ABCs and 123s

Fun books for children learning ABCs


A Farmer's Alphabet by Mary Azarian
Amazon Says: Before she became a Caldecott medalist, Mary Azarian was a teacher in one of Vermont s last one-room schoolhouses. In the late 1970s, the state board of education commissioned more...
Amazon Says: Before she became a Caldecott medalist, Mary Azarian was a teacher in one of Vermont s last one-room schoolhouses. In the late 1970s, the state board of education commissioned her to create a farmer s alphabet, a series of bold red-and-black woodcut prints featuring the 26 letters, A to Z, and depicting scenes from Vermont life. Now gathered in book form, printed in two colors on beautiful paper, these striking woodcuts give us a child s-eye view of rural New England from Apple, Barn, and Cow to aX, Yawn, and Zinnia a homey, large-as-life world that readers of every age will want to inhabit. No M for McDonalds in Azarian's world: only Maple Sugar. One of our most popular titles, the striking woodcuts of this big, bold alphabet book, printed in two colors on beautiful paper, are a felicitous introduction to letters as well as to the charms of simple country life. less...
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Basher: ABC Kids by Simon Basher
Amazon Says: Using creative alliteration, his signature Manga-style artwork, and his eye for clever design, Simon Basher brings a fresh approach to reimagining the alphabet. Each spread of more...
Amazon Says: Using creative alliteration, his signature Manga-style artwork, and his eye for clever design, Simon Basher brings a fresh approach to reimagining the alphabet. Each spread of Basher: ABC Kids brings a new letter, a new friend, and some hilariously imaginative action. From Arthur, whose angry ant ate apples, to Maude whose mean monkey makes marvelous milkshakes, to Vera who vacuums vegetables, and Zak who zaps zeppelins, each page of this book begs to be turned to see what's coming next. less...
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123 versus ABC by Mike Boldt
Amazon Says: Mike Boldt's bright and playful picture book asks a big question: Which is more important, numbers or letters? Numbers and letters, the colorful characters in thi more...
Amazon Says: Mike Boldt's bright and playful picture book asks a big question: Which is more important, numbers or letters? Numbers and letters, the colorful characters in this story, compete to be the stars of this book. Their debate escalates when funny animals and props arrive—starting with 1 alligator, 2 bears, and 3 cars. Who is this book really about? In the end, the answer is clear. This fresh and funny picture book plays with both numbers and letters in the most imaginative way. less...
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Sleepy ABC by Margaret Wise Brown
Amazon Says: When nightime approaches, all the world is ready for sleep. The small kitten yawns at the hearth, the lambs in the field close their eyes, and a young child waits for a goodn more...
Amazon Says: When nightime approaches, all the world is ready for sleep. The small kitten yawns at the hearth, the lambs in the field close their eyes, and a young child waits for a goodnight kiss. Margaret Wise Brown's tender rhymes and Esphyr Slobodkina's patchwork-quilt motif artwork gently and lovingly illustrate each letter of this sleepy, bedtime alphabet, first published in 1953. less...
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Firefighters A To Z by Chris L. Demarest
Amazon Says: A is for Alarm that rings loud and clear. B is for Boots stowed in our bunker gear. From A to Z, volunteer firefighter and fine artist Chris Demarest presents a more...
Amazon Says: A is for Alarm that rings loud and clear. B is for Boots stowed in our bunker gear. From A to Z, volunteer firefighter and fine artist Chris Demarest presents a day-in-the-life of firefighters whose job it is to answer the call to put out fires and save property and lives. In a simple, informative text and with glowing realistic illustrations that thoroughly envelop the reader, the danger of fire and the courageous job firefighters do every day are brought to life for readers everywhere. less...
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Amazon Says: A colorful contemporary ABC book created by award-winning English designer Ella Doran especially for Tate. A is for Artist takes a creative, innovative approach to the ABC's more...
Amazon Says: A colorful contemporary ABC book created by award-winning English designer Ella Doran especially for Tate. A is for Artist takes a creative, innovative approach to the ABC's. Kids will love learning the ABC's and in the process, they'll learn about themselves. Bringing out the artist in each child, this visually entertaining book is fun for both parents and children with beautiful, inspirational images of activities, animals and objects. Exceptionally vivid and stunning, this is not a typical ABC book. Designed for Tate by the renowned photographer and designer Ella Doran in collaboration with graphic design duo Silence, young children will enjoy its multi-visual approach to learning. less...
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Amazon Says: "Eliza educates elephants. Manny mimics monkeys. Sisika sings with sparrows." Each letter of the alphabet gets its own alliterative sentence involving a name, an activity, a more...
Amazon Says: "Eliza educates elephants. Manny mimics monkeys. Sisika sings with sparrows." Each letter of the alphabet gets its own alliterative sentence involving a name, an activity, and an animal. This fresh approach to the ABCs is coupled with Kate Endle's charming and colorful collage art. Kate Endle is a collector of beautiful and unusual printed papers, and she uses them to compose vibrant images for children's books and original artwork--which makes her books completely unique and immediately recognizable by a growing following. Readers can also download a free MP3 song of the text performed by Caspar Babypants, who is a popular performer and recording artist in the world of children's music (as well as lead singer of the Presidents of the United States). less...
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Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson
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Amazon Says: The urban landscape will never look the same again. As Stephen T. Johnson demonstrates in a series of strikingly realistic pastels and watercolors, a simple sawhorse can conta more...
Amazon Says: The urban landscape will never look the same again. As Stephen T. Johnson demonstrates in a series of strikingly realistic pastels and watercolors, a simple sawhorse can contain the letter "A" — while lampposts alongside a highway can form a row of elegant, soaring Ys. A 1996 Caldecott Honor book, this sophisticated, wordless alphabet book is sure to appeal to young and old alike. less...
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A Is for Autumn by Robert Maass
Amazon Says: Partake in the wonders of the fall through rich images of nature, family, and friends. Perfect for preschoolers, this alphabet book features the special and often magical mome more...
Amazon Says: Partake in the wonders of the fall through rich images of nature, family, and friends. Perfect for preschoolers, this alphabet book features the special and often magical moments of the season—complete with apples, leaves, frost and more. less...
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Amazon Says: Amazing rocks, found on a stretch of beach near the author's home, comprise this unique alphabet book. A is for Addition, and there are rocks in the shape of real numbers, too more...
Amazon Says: Amazing rocks, found on a stretch of beach near the author's home, comprise this unique alphabet book. A is for Addition, and there are rocks in the shape of real numbers, too. B is for Bird, and there is a bird rock on a nest with an egg. G is for Ghosts, and there is a host of rocks that look like ghosts! Children and adults alike will pore over these fascinating rocks, and will be inspired collect their own. less...
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Amazon Says: Every large city is filled with sights and sounds and lots and lots of words. But have you ever looked at the city itself? At the shapes created by wood, concrete, metal and p more...
Amazon Says: Every large city is filled with sights and sounds and lots and lots of words. But have you ever looked at the city itself? At the shapes created by wood, concrete, metal and paint? A keen eye and a little inspiration are all it takes to discover a hidden alphabet among the architecture of a bustling metropolis. The City ABC Book features dramatic black-and-white photographs of urban landscapes with hidden letters boldly highlighted in red. Children will be inspired to take a second look at the world around them as their powers of observation are enhanced, and their imaginations are allowed to soar. less...
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