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Alphabet & Counting Books


"The capital of Denmark is a lively place to be.

Copenhagen is on a harbor that was settled near the sea."



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E is for Entertaining. F is for Fun!

With lively, memorable poems and sidebars filled with facts to extend learning, these alphabet and counting books are sure to engage the youngest readers while offering many opportunities to expand the conversation and most of all - the fun!


V is for viking

From its primeval Itasca State Park to the sophistication of its Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota is a study of contrasts and long-held traditions. 

B is for Badger

The intriguing facts and faces, history and places of Wisconsin are revealed to readers young and old in B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet. 

M is for mitten

What is the nation's most remote National Park? What was the first bottled soda pop in this country? Find out in M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet. 



l is for lincoln

The home of one of America's most revered Presidents is also home to American icons such as the Ferris wheel, Montgomery Ward stores, and John Deere tractors. 

the michigan counting book

Michigan flora and fauna take a starring role in this new title, taking students from "one Karner Blue butterfly" to "twelve jugs of maple syrup."

north star numbers

Following on the heels of V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet, Kathy-jo Wargin uses simple number concepts to continue her celebration of the great state of Minnesota. 



m is for melody

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, "M is for Melody" gives a music lesson in alphabet form. 

d is for dala horse

Located in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, the Nordic Countries/Territories are rich in cultural heritage and traditions from smorgasbord to Hans Christian Andersen. 

s is for sleeping bear dunes

Named for its famed dunes, this national part was designated the "Most Beautiful Place in America" in 2011 on ABC's Good Morning America show. 



Prairie Numbers

Where were zippers first made, and how did they get their name? How were fossils and stalactites formed, and where can you find some spectacular specimens

P is for Pumpkin

We appreciate autumn for its bounty, and opportunities to celebrate with friends and family, and traditions like barn dances, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and more.

F is for Fireflies

Explore God’s warmest, wonder-filled season from A to Z. Build sandcastles, share picnics with others, and gaze at the starlit summer sky. 



S is for snowman

As children review the alphabet, they discover the joy and beauty of wintertime, whether revealed in the bustle of the holidays or the quiet of a snowy walk.

K is for Kite

As soft April showers make our hearts sing, let’s find the sweetness of God’s gentle spring. Discover the world and the alphabet through the refreshing newness of springtime. 


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