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ABC Books

by Grace Bonney

Alphabet books come in a wide range of subjects and styles. Book stores and libraries are literally full of these types of books, but it can
still be a challenge to find one you want to take home and keep. I head
for the ones that are simple and well designed, but in this case a
pretty book is not enough, it also needs to teach the alphabet in some
way that clicks with my child. Here are a few that have been favorites
with my kids, Bee and C. (For more of our favorite library books, visit

Bruno Munari’s ABC

How to Build an A by Sara Midda. (This book comes with a mesh bag of
alphabet shapes which you use to build the letters in the book).

CLICK HERE for the rest of Brooke’s post after the jump!

My kids were born in New York City, so they particularly love NYCABC by Joanne Dugan.

ABC3D by Marion Bataille. With three dimensional letters that fold,
swing, reflect, and spin.

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