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January 2018: Nature from A to Z: Alphabet Stories With a Twist!

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A is for Acorn : a California Indian ABC. By Analisa Tripp; illustrations by Lyn Risling. Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday Books, c2015.
This alphabet board book welcomes youngsters of all cultures into the abundant world of Native California. Beautiful illustrations of animals, plants, and cultural objects show off the spectacular diversity of California's indigenous cultures and environments. Pre-readers. (j board) SB108.5 .T737 2015

The Spice Alphabet Book : Herbs, Spices, and Other Natural Flavors.
By Jerry Pallotta ; illustrated by Leslie Evans. Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge Pub., c1994.
A fascinating A-Z introduction to spices, herbs, and other plants used around the world for cooking. Early readers. (j) SB305 .P179 1994

Gathering the Sun: an Alphabet in Spanish and English.
By Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Simon Silva ; English translation by Rosa Zubizarreta. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1997.
A book of poems about working in the fields and nature's bounty, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. Early readers. (j) S519 .Ad11 1997

Discovering Nature's Alphabet.
By Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl. Berkeley, Calif.: Heyday Books, c2005.
Photographs from nature illustrate the alphabet from A to Z and stimulate us to strengthen our powers of observation. Early readers. (j) QH48 .C276 2005

Compost Stew: an A to Z Recipe for the Earth.
By Mary McKenna Siddals; illustrated by Ashley Wolff. Berkeley: Tricycle Press, c2010.
A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost from A to Z. Pre-readers. (j) S654 .S53 2010

¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!: Descubriendo el Bosque Nublado = Olinguito, from A to Z!: Unveiling the Cloud Forest.
By Lulu Delacre. New York: Children's Book Press, c2016.
Uses the framework of the alphabet to present information about plants and animals of the cloud forest on the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes and the 2013 discovery of the olinguito. Includes additional information about the cloud forest and the discovery of the olinguito, a map, a glossary, an author's note, and author's sources. Early readers. (j) QH541.5.R27 D45 2016

A Garden Alphabet.
By Isabel Wilner; pictures by Ashley Wolff. New York: Dutton Children's Books, c1991.
Rhyming verses and illustrations introduce the letters of the alphabet and describe how a garden is planned and planted, how things grow, and the joy a garden brings. (j) SB321 .W689 1991

Agave Blooms Just Once (a-gah'-vay).
By Gisela Jernigan; illustrated by E. Wesley Jernigan. Tucson, Ariz.: Harbinger House, 1992, c1989.
Illustrated verses present plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert from A to Z. Early readers. (j) QH88 .J482 1989

G is for Golden: a California Alphabet.
By David Domeniconi; illustrated by Pam Carroll. Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, c2002.
An alphabet of things characteristic of the state of California, from poppies to Levi's! Early readers. (j) QH105.C2 A1, D66, 2002

Eating the Alphabet : Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z.
By Lois Ehlert. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1989.
A colorful, alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini. Pre-readers. (j) SB321 .Eh56 1989

The Butterfly Alphabet Book.
By Brian Cassie and Jerry Pallotta; illustrated by Mark Astrella. Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge, c1995.
The letters of the alphabet are illustrated by pictures and descriptions of butterflies from around the world. Early readers. (j) QL541 .C273 1995


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