Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jen's Next Ten Alphabets All Around

(See also Jen's first ten alphabets. Many of these are new releases since then!)

Backseat A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout (Chronicle, $7.99)
I particularly like seeing "Detour" and "End Detour" on facing pages.

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker (Simon & Schuster, $7.99)
It's career day for the peas!

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara (Seven Stories Press, $9.99; also available in Spanish)
Also, there's a cat.

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History... and Our Future! by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl (City Lights, $14.95)
U is for Ursula! (Le Guin)

Take Away the A by Michaël Escoffier (Enchanted Lion Books, $17.95)
"Without the I, stairs lead to the stars..."

Animal Parade A to Z wooden puzzle (Begin Again $39.99)
Twenty-six detailed and interlocking pieces!

A is for Art Museum by Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker (Temple University Press, $18.95)
Just to be clear, this is the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So you go to the museum, and, voilà, there's the art from the book!

How to Build an A by Sara Midda (Workman, $17.95)
With foam blocks (included).

These last two I haven't actually seen in real life, but they look promising:

The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta (Charlesbridge, $7.95)
Because beautiful pictures, and while I haven't see all the text, the language I have seen is gender-neutral.

The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Simon & Schuster, $17.99)
Because it's nice to get a new perspective.

Jennifer Sheffield, July 2015

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