ABCs and 123s

Chicka Chicka ABC (by Bill Martin)

A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.

So begins the lively alphabet rhyme that children and their parents love to recite. Martin and Archambault's rhythmic chant and Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art has made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom a favorite for twenty years.


Eating the Alphabet (by Lois Ehlert)


While teaching uppercase and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert also introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each plant.


Eric Carle's ABC (by Eric Carle)

A. B. C. D. Unfold the full-page flaps to reveal an ant, bear, camel, and duck Eric Carle as illustrated alphabet and animals make learning your ABCs as easy as . . . well, A, B, C.


 Duck & Goose, 1,2,3 (by Tad Hills)

Duck & Goose, 1,2,3

Preschoolers will cheer the return of Duck and Goose in their second board book appearance All the favorite characters, including Bluebird and Thistle, return--this time to introduce basic counting concepts. One goose. Two ducks. Three friends. As the characters illustrate from numbers 1 to 10, children will love to follow along with the simple text and all-new original art.

Ten Little Fingers (by Annie Kubler)

Ten Little Fingers

An illustrated board book with words and music to a song celebrating all the things a child can make ten fingers do, including shutting them up tight and opening them wide.

Miss Spider's Tea Party: The Counting Book (by David Kirk)

Miss Spider's Tea Party, the Counting Book

Readers can count from one to twelve with the beloved Miss Spider as she looks for insect friends to play with. Based on David Kirk's celebrated picture book, "Miss Spider's Tea Party", this vibrant board book is made with the most durable board for little hands.

10 Little Rubber Ducks (by Eric Carle)

10 Little Rubber Ducks

10 little rubber ducks overboard! Get swept away on a high-seas voyage of discovery with 10 little rubber ducks as they float to every part of the world. They all find adventure, but one duck finds something very special.

One Hungry Monster (by Susan Hyboer O'Keefe & Lynn Munsinger)

A young boy tries to control his naughty but lovable houseguests whose highjinks get wilder as the numbers get higher. The board-book format is ideal for little hands.

One Duck Stuck (by Phyllis Root & Jane Chapman)

Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Will four crickets, chirping in the thickets, be able to pull the unlucky duck out of the muck? Exuberant rhythms and vibrant illustrations highlight this one-of-a-kind counting book.

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in Tree (by Eileen Christelow)

While their mother takes a nap, five mischievous monkeys discover that it is unwise to tease Mr. Crocodile.

Moo Moo, Brown Cow (by Jakki Wood & Rog Bonner)

Now the youngest readers-to-be can practice counting and point out their favorite farmyard babies in this board book edition of the perennially popular Moo Moo, Brown Cow. Jacki Wood's simple patterned text and Rog Bonner's gentle watercolors make learning about animals, colors, numbers, and sounds irresistible fun for toddlers.

Curious George's ABCs (by H.A. Rey)

curious george's abcs

Read from A to Z along with George in a condensed version of the clas-sic Curious George Learns the Alphabet.

Animal Alphabet (by Alex Lluch)

animal alphabet

This interactive board book allows children to learn their ABC's with 26 durable sliding panels and a whole alphabet of colorful creatures.  Kids will love reading this book and parents will love how their faces light up as they guess what creature will appear on the next page. With beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, it's a fun and exciting way of learning the alphabet that kids will never tire of.

Little Critters ABCs (by Mercer Mayer)

little critter abcs

From "A" for "Airplane to "Z" for "Zebra" (pausing along the way for "Hula-Hoop" and "Pillow"), each page is jam-packed with amusing ABC action.

Little Quack Counts (by Lauren Thompson)

little quack counts

Little Quack and Widdle invite toddlers along as they learn to number the exciting elements of their adventures. Little Quack is sure to melt readers' hearts as he counts from one butterfly to five bees.

Ten Black Dots (by Donald Crews)

ten black dots

What can you do with ten black dots? "One dot can make a sun or moon when the day is done. Two dots can make the eyes of a fox . . ". Count all the way to ten with Crews and delight in the simple rhymes, everyday objects, and stunning graphics of a master of the picture concept book.

Dinosaur Numbers (by Paul Strickland)

dinosaur numbers

"ONE big dinosaur standing all alone...""TWO hungry dinosaurs biting on some bones." Kids can really count on these delightful dinosaurs! The adorable characters from Paul Stickland's best-selling" Dinosaur Roar!"--Squeak, Fierce, Meek, Tiny, Slimy, Spiky, and Lumpy--are perennial favorites with the preschool set, and they're here to teach numbers from ONE to TEN.These irresistible creatures will skip, run, sing, and play their way into kids' hearts.