8 amazing ABC books + giveaway

These ABC books are stand outs, each with a special take on the alphabet in some significant way. Eight in all, here goes!



Daytime Visions 26196128by ISOL (2016).

ISOL brings the intuitiveness of children and the inventiveness of a true artist to this project, making the magic she always makes in my book.


Favorite letter: J. “I was just looking for you.” (But it’s hard to choose!).










ALPHA24727115 Isabelle Arsenault (2015).

An Alpha, Bravo Charlie ABC that explores the NATO alphabet and is mind-blowing in every way.



Favorite letter: Foxtrot.







23129944Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl (2015).


Radical ladies indeed, all the way from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston. This one will teach and inspire the older set.



Favorite letter: X.” …the women whose names we don’t know.” (That spread made me weep the first time I read it.)





3095038ABC3D by Marion Bataille (2009).

A pop-up ABC for the design or paper engineering crowd.



Favorite letters: I and J because of how they cleverly share a dot. 






4450223A Child’s Day: An Alphabet of Play by Ida Pearle (2008)

An ode to childhood carefree moments, the artwork in Pearle’s ABC enchants.



Favorite letter : V for view because of that kaleidoscope!





18167208Eerie Dearies by Rebecca Chaperon (2014).


An alphabet book of mysterious, strange, and sometimes mystical reasons for missing school. 26 of them.



Favorite letters: E for ennui and W for waterlogged.





ABC_CoverAwake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Gracia Lam (2015).


A wordplay take on ABC, true to AKR’s trademark. A series of A-B-C phrases follows  two children’s days with dreamy pastel retro artwork.



Favorite ABC phrase: “Always be curious.”





18209535Adventures with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White (2014).

A seasonal celebration of being outdoors (or adventuring indoors) all year long and being with friends. Plus, the most darling critters to ever grace a picture book.



Favorite letter: N. “But we take nice long naps in the grass once it’s dry.”




And, thanks to Penguin Random House Canada, I’m giving away the Barefoot Critters ABC and counting book pair by Teagan White, pictured below! One is wintry, the other summery. One alphabet, one numbers. All with adorable critters—a perfect set!



Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win Adventures with Barefoot Critters & Counting with Barefoot Critters!

(Enter until July 15th at midnight PST; open to North America only.)


36 Responses to 8 amazing ABC books + giveaway

  1. Sarah M says:

    They look so great! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Betsy Brown says:

    Both of these books would be perfect for my kinder-bears. They’ll work in beautifully, both with our study of forest friends, and with our seasons unit. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Cathy Ogren says:

    This is a great collection of ABC picture books!

  4. KT Strekowski says:

    You had a bunch on here I had never heard of. Love them!

  5. Emily Smith says:

    Adorable! My son would love to learn with these sweet critters. Thanks for the chance!

  6. Betsy says:

    Beautiful selection, as always!!

  7. Kerry Reidy says:

    Eye catching, witting and wonderful!

  8. Mel says:

    How cool is EERIE DEARIES?? I love that aesthetic!!

  9. These are awesome! I can’t choose a favorite!

  10. Mike Corley says:

    Amazing! I never new about Tegan’s books and would love a chance to win!

  11. Sarah says:

    They all look so nice!

  12. Miranda says:

    So glad you featured Rad American women. It’s a favorite at our house. Also, that graphic pop-up looks fascinating!

  13. Danielle hittle says:

    These are just beautiful! Love the art!

  14. Stephanie L. says:

    Those Barefoot Critters are too adorable!

  15. These are so wonderful – totally unique and something incredible to give as a baby shower gift. Thanks for the new ideas !

  16. Kelly Lenza says:

    Oh I love these! Especially love critters and rad American women.

  17. Sarah Campoli says:

    All of these books look amazing! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win!

  18. Laura says:

    So many to check out! Makes you wish the alphabet were longer. 😉

  19. They look so fun and I love the variety of styles.

  20. Georgia says:

    Oh my goodness, I’m a fan of alphabet picture books. The concept of a forest creatures alphabet is so sweet. (Rad Women and Alpha are going on our wish list.)

  21. Beth Gousman says:

    Lots of new to me titles! Would love to win.

  22. Jacqueline says:

    Love the illustration style! And that palette!

  23. Abbey says:

    Alphabet books are among our house favorites. 🙂

  24. mariagianferrari says:

    I love ABC3D–it’s brilliant!

    Another favorite–Z is for Moose–so funny & sweet :).

  25. Charissa says:

    The Barefoot Critters books look so cute and beautifully illustrated. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  26. What a lovely collection of ABC books!

  27. Thanks for this great list! I put a few of these on hold at my library. The preschoolers I read to every week will be thrilled with these titles. =)

  28. liphany says:

    Love, love, love those illustrations and the sweet alphabet vignettes!

  29. Kait WK says:

    This is such a great list! All of the illustrations are gorgeous too!! (I adore Teagan White’s work though <3)

  30. topangamaria says:

    Wow! Amazing new to me, most of these books and they are all Wow.

  31. Kary H. says:

    I love so many of these titles!

  32. Aaron says:

    My son would love these books! We are currently working on counting so this would be great!

  33. Cathy says:

    Wow! This books really got me thinking about ABC books in many new ways! Thank you!

  34. We have a winner! Congratulations, Kary!

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