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Alphabet Adventures

ABCDEFG HIJK LMNOP QRS TUV WX Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.  Next time won't you sing with me?

Better yet, next time won't you read with me?  There are so many amazing new alphabet books at Hoover Public Library!  Access the printable list here.  How many can YOU read?

G My Name Is Girl by Dawn Masi (Feb 2021)
Girls from 26 different countries—Argentina to Zambia—are beautifully and thoughtfully represented in this A to Z tribute to global girlhood. Children will enjoy reading about each girl's name, empowering chracter trait, and country while learning how we are all connected.

C Is for Country by Lil Nas X (Jan 2021)
Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that's perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas's signature genre-blending style. 

The Alphabet's Alphabet by Chris Harris (Sep 2020)
Here's a totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won't stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other -- and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like...one big family.

B is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet by John Robert Allman (Sep 2020)
A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppélia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming, alphabetic picture book, filled with ballet stars, dances, positions, and terminology.

Eek!: A Noisy Journey from A to Z by Julie Larios (Sep 2020)
This charming story begins quietly as Mouse selects a flower for someone very dear to him. Then the fun kicks in! To complete his journey, Mouse must make his way through the alphabet. One sniff of his special flower―Achoo!―and a bee flies out―Bzzz! Readers will love meeting the colorful characters along Mouse’s trek and will cheer when he reaches his destination and presents the flower to…. Well, that part of the story is a surprise!

The Invisible Alphabet by Joshua David Stein (Sep 2020-ebook on Overdrive/Libby)
A is for Air
B is for Bare
C is for Clear
There is nothing to see in this A to Z, other than clues to what was once or may soon be there. The 26 alphabetical scenarios are conceptual, mysterious, and meticulous, deliberately hinting at a story that has happened off the page. Readers are encouraged to explore each letter and soak in the wonder and curiosity of the alphabet unseen.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The ABC Storybook by Luke Flowers (Sep 2020)
Relive the classic film!  B is for Baby Brother, lost in the labyrinth. G is for the Goblin King, whose castle lies at the maze’s center. S is for Sarah, who must go on an incredible adventure to make it right. Only by journeying across the ABCs can our hero find her way through the labyrinth, with the help of fantastic creatures she meets along the way!

Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood (Aug 2020)
Small h has always lived with the other H's in a city surrounded by walls that keep them safe. At least, that's what the big H's say. But one day, a hole in the wall reveals someone new on the other side. When little h and little i meet, they make a small word with big meaning: "hi!" The other H's find out, though. They fill the hole. But it won't be enough to keep these little letters apart--or twenty-four of their newest friends. 

The Mighty Silent e! by Kimberlee Gard (Aug 2020-ebook on Hoopla)
Little e is sure he could be a hero—he even has the cape to prove it! But at school, he is so quiet, he just doesn’t stand out. That is, until one day when Little e doesn’t show up to class. The other letters don’t even notice he’s gone at first, but when c, a, and k try to form a word for dessert, they realize that no matter what they do, they can’t make it work. The whole class is in an uproar! Without their silent friend, what are they going to do? Will Little e finally get his chance to come to the rescue?

Swing by Michael Hall (May 2020-ebook on Overdrive/Libby)
It’s recess! Four letters (O, V, E, and L) race to the playground to claim the swings. In several pages of recess banter and bullying, one letter is told it’s too round, one is from the wrong end of the alphabet, and one is a vowel and therefore not welcome.  What does it take to save the day? Kindness . . . and a heavenly and joyful swing. And what do the letters—friends now because of their shared experience—spell when they finally come back to Earth? LOVE.

 

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