Non-Fiction Recommendations

Andreae, Giles
K is for Kissing a Cool KangarooIllustrations and a simple rhyme introduce all the letters of the alphabet, and the word list that follows challenges the reader to go back and find more examples of words that begin with each letter.

Baby Animals
Photographs, illustrations and bright colors fill this board book. Disney’s Baby Einstein has made A to Z animal learning fun for little ones nine months and up!

Baker, Keith
Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.

Base, Graeme
An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as “Lazy lions lounging in the local library.

Beaton, Clare
Zoe and Her Zebra
Learn your letters with Clare Beaton’s inventive felt-art alphabet book, featuring twenty-six playful children and their unusual animals!

Blackstone, Stella
Alligator Alphabet
Animals represent each letter of the alphabet, from alligators to zebras.

Boynton, Sandra
A to Z
A variety of humorous animal characters introduce the letters of the alphabet.

Curry, Don L.
Photographs and brief text present the alphabet using vocabulary such as apple, bear, and cat.

Dahl, Michael
Pets ABC: An Alphabet Book
Introduces pets through photographs and brief text that uses one word relating to pets for each letter of the alphabet.

Demarest, Chris L.
Firefighters A to Z
An alphabetic look at a firefighter’s day.

Fleming, Denise
Alphabet Under Construction
A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the “F,” measures the “M,” and rolls the “R.”

Hoban, Tana
26 Letters and 99 Cents
Color photographs of letters, numbers, coins, and common objects introduce the alphabet, coinage, and the counting system.

Horowitz, Dave
Twenty-six Princesses
Twenty-six princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, go to a party at the prince’s castle.

Howland, Naomi
ABCDrive! A Car Trip Alphabet
A car trip provides the opportunity to see or experience things for every letter of the alphabet, from “ambulance” to “zoom.”

Kaye, Buddy
A You’re AdorableAn assortment of children and pets climb over, under, and through the letters of the alphabet in this illustrated presentation of a familiar song. Includes music.

Knox, Barbara
ABC Under the Sea: An Ocean Life Alphabet Book
Introduces ocean creatures through photographs and brief text that describe one animal for each letter of the alphabet.

Kontis, Alethea
Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First
Chaos ensues when Z decides that it is time for him to go first in the alphabet for a change.

Leopold, Nikia Speliakos Clark
K is for Kitten
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.

London, Jonathan
Do Your ABCs, Little Brown Bear
As they spend a day playing together near their home, Little Brown Bear goes through his ABCs for Papa Brown Bear.

Martin, Bill
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Martin, Bill
Chica Chica Bum Bum
Enjoy this well loved tale in Spanish! An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

McLeod, Bob
SuperHero ABC
Humorous SuperHeroes such as Goo Girl and The Volcano represent the letters of the alphabet from A to Z.

O’Connor, Jane
Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words
Fancy Nancy provides one or more of her favorite fancy words for each letter of the alphabet, defines them, and uses some in sentences that show what they mean to her, such as that she yearns–wants really badly–to visit Paris someday.

Paterson, Bettina
Baby’s ABC
Babies can find their favorite things from A to Z in this first alphabet book.

Salas, Laura Purdie
A is for Arrr!  A Pirate Alphabet
Introduces pirates through photographs and brief text that uses one word relating to pirates for each letter of the alphabet.

Scarry, Richard
Richard Scarry’s Find Your ABCs
With the help of the reader, two detectives search for the letters of the alphabet.

Sierra, Judy
Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
Sleepy letters of the alphabet get ready for bed.

Sobel, June
B is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC
As children watch over the course of a year, builders construct a rollercoaster using tools and materials that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth
Alphabet House
Cut out illustrations invite youngsters into the house of a rabbit family.  Each letter of the alphabet is represented by illustrations of items and activities starting with that letter.

Wells, Rosemary
Max’s ABC
Max is in trouble the Ants are taking Bites of his sandwich and drinking his Cranberry juice. Children will enjoy learning the alphabet with Max and Ruby in this charming concept book.

Wood, Audrey
Alphabet Adventure
On their way to school, the little letters of the alphabet have to rescue little “i” and then find his dot before they can proceed.

Zuckerman, Andrew
Creature ABC
This alphabet book features 120 pages of Zuckerman’s breathtaking wildlife photography. From alligator to zebra, each featured animal boasts two portraits. Readers can flip to a helpful glossary in the back for extra information.