An Alphabet of Stories
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
A short story for every letter of the alphabet, from A to Z.
Once Upon an Alphabet
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Perfect for gift-giving, here isTHE alphabet book to top all others, an over-sized work of brilliance from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit! If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters. The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar. In Once Upon an Alphabet, #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one. Praise for ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET: An Amazon Best Book of 2014! A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year! A New York Times Bestseller! * "The silly, spare, slightly surreal text occasionally rhymes and endlessly surprises. An utterly delightful alphabet book."–Kirkus Review, starred review * "With wry humor, equally droll ink illustrations, and a solid dose of alliteration, Jeffers creates delightful mini-narratives for each letter of the alphabet."–Publishers Weekly, starred review * "An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience."–School Library Journal, starred review * "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive."–Horn Book, starred review "Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."–BookPage "Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, [this] is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. [T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable."–The Wall Street Journal "[W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house. Think of it as Edward Gorey for the preschool set — and their hip parents."–The Washington Post From the Hardcover edition.
Once Upon an Alphabet
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Philomel Books
The New York Times bestselling alphabet/story book from the artist of The Day the Crayons Quit is now available in an abridged edition for the littlest learners! The perfect introduction to both the alphabet and to the world of Oliver Jeffers! This clever and funny board book from the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and creator of Stuck gives center stage to Oliver Jeffers' whimsical illustrations as it helps parents and toddlers connect through learning and art. A must-have. Praise for Once Upon an Alphabet: An Amazon Best Book of 2014! A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year! * "The silly, spare, slightly surreal text occasionally rhymes and endlessly surprises. An utterly delightful alphabet book."-Kirkus Review, starred review * "With wry humor, equally droll ink illustrations, and a solid dose of alliteration, Jeffers creates delightful mini-narratives for each letter of the alphabet."-Publishers Weekly, starred review * "An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience."-School Library Journal, starred review * "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive."-Horn Book, starred review "Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."-BookPage "Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, [this] is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. [T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable."-The Wall Street Journal "[W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house. Think of it as Edward Gorey for the preschool set -- and their hip parents."-The Washington Post
S is for Story
Author: Esther Hershenhorn
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)! Author, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library. Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.
The Messy Alphabet Book
Author: Erin Guendelsberger
Publisher: Sesame Workshop
Join Elmo, Oscar, and their Sesame Street friends as they splat, splash, crash, and dash their way through the alphabet!
Z Goes First
Author: Sean Lamb
The letter Z is tired of being in last place—she wants to go first! So she and her best friend, Y, decide to move to the front of the alphabet. There are a lot of letters in the way! D blocks the path with his belly (too many doughnuts). I is too full of himself (“I am incredible”). And L, M, N, O, and P stick together like a brick wall. They all teach Z and Y that the full alphabet is lot more complicated than just ABC. With Mike Perry’s eye-popping artwork and Sean Lamb’s clever twists on everyday letters, this new kind of alphabet book takes you on an unforgettable adventure all the way from A to Z and back again. An Imprint Book “Will Z and Y make it to the beginning of the alphabet? Kids will no doubt find their quest a hoot and giggle.” —Kirkus Reviews “[Z and Y] no sooner finish their alphabetical ramble than Z wants to start over. So will young abecedarians.” —Booklist
The Alphabet Stories
Author: Sonal Jayaprakash
"This unique book, a collection of seven short stories, brings alphabets to life while giving life lessons of bravery, sharing and compassion."--Back cover.
Author: Jill M. Coudron
Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications Incorporated
Puppet pattern, story, and eight make-a-storybook pictures for each letter. All reproducible!
The Doll's Alphabet
Author: Camilla Grudova
Publisher: Coffee House Press
"This doll's eye view is a total delight and surveys a world awash with shadowy wit and exquisite collisions of beauty and the grotesque." —Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy, Snow, Bird "Down to its most particular details, The Doll's Alphabet creates an individual world—a landscape I have never encountered before, which now feels like it was been waiting to be captured, and waiting to captivate, all along." —Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be "Marvellous. Grudova understands that the best writing has to pull off the hardest aesthetic trick—it has to be both memorable and fleeting." —Deborah Levy, author of Hot Milk Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies—by constantly reinventing ways to engage with her obsessions and motifs, Camilla Grudova has built a universe that's highly imaginative, incredibly original, and absolutely discomfiting. The stories in The Doll's Alphabet are by turns child-like and naive, grotesque and very dark: the marriage of Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter. Camilla Grudova lives in Toronto. She holds a degree in Art History and German from McGill University, Montreal. Her fiction has appeared in The White Review and Granta.
An Alphabet Story
Author: Hadiya Myles
An education book for upcoming kids starting pre-school, pre-k, and kindergarden. This book teaches kids their alphabets with bold pictures illustrating the letters .
Author: Sarah Major
Publisher: Child1st Publications LLC
Want to ease your child into reading? Start him out with Alphabet Tales. Each tale tells a story about how the letter came to have its shape and sound, creating a humorous and unforgettable learning experience. Embedding learning in stories makes it nearly impossible for any child to forget the all-important story content. Charming full-color illustrations enhance this learning/story time for all types of learners, but especially for visual, right-brained, kinesthetic learners.
Author: Hermann Zapf
"Hermann's story is most indelibly recorded in his calligraphy, his typography, and in all his typefaces. It is in the friendships he has made, the people far and wide that he has inspired, and in the example that he has set. However much new technologies of communication challenge our paradigms of the book and however many new trends came and go, Hermann Zapf has mastered his discipline so purely and so elegantly that his works will remain beautiful and fresh forever." --Postscript.
Author: Audrey Wood, Bruce Robert Wood
Publisher: Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Little x is missing from Charley's Alphabet, and the other lowercase letters go off to solve the mystery of his disappearance, learning in the end how valuable a little x can be. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Ada Yardeni
Publisher: Carta Jerusalem
An amusement for children and parents alike, this book includes a charming tale that illustrates the main signposts leading to the invention of the alphabet, as well as an informative text, which accompanies the full-page color illustrations and contains rich paleographical, historical, and linguistic information. The illustrations in this book are based on the forms of the letters as they appear in ancient inscriptions, dating from various epochs.