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Alliteration in Children's Books





Bayer, Jane. A My Name is Alice, 1984.

The well-known jump rope ditty which is built on letters of the alphabet is illustrated with animals from all over the world.

EMC Non-fiction:  398.8 B357a


Bayley, Nicola, and William Mayne.  The Patchwork Cat,  1981.

Tabby sets out to retrieve her beloved patchwork quilt.

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Bottner, Barbara.  Bootsie Barker Bites, 1992.

Bootsie Barker only wants to play games in which she bites, until one day her friend comes up with a better game.

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Carlstrom, Nancy White.  Wild, Wild Sunflower Child Anna,  1987.

Spending a day outdoors, Anna revels in the joys of sun, sky, grass, flowers, berries, frogs, ants, and beetles.

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Cole, Brock.  The Winter Wren,  1984.

When his village suffers from a hard winter, Simon, whose mother laughs at his foolishness, goes in search of spring.

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Cole, Joanna.  Six Sick Sheep: 1201 Tongue Twisters,  1993.

A collection of all kinds of tongue twisters-- some only 2-3 words long, some that tell a story, and some featuring a theme.

EMC Non-fiction:  818.5 C689s

Gerstein, Mordecai.  The Sun's Day,  1989.

An hour-by-hour description of the activities that take place as the sun rises, moves slowly through the sky, and finally sets.

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Harley, Avis.  Leap Into Poetry: More ABC's of Poetry,  2001.

Defines and provides examples of various forms and techniques of poetry, such as ballad, epitaph, and palindrome, from Alliteration to Z.

EMC Non-fiction:   811 H2851


Jonas, Ann.  Watch William Walk,  1997.

In this alliterative story, William and Wilma take a walk with Wally the Dog and Wanda the duck.

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Kahl, Virginia.  Plum Pudding for Christmas, 1956.

The Duchess tries to find enough plums to make a special pudding for the King.

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Kellogg, Steven.  Chicken Little,  1985.

Chicken Little and his feathered friends, alarmed that the sky seems to be falling, are easy prey to hungry Foxy Loxy when he poses as a police officer in hopes of luring them into his truck.

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Kesey, Ken.  Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear,  1990.

Little Tricker the squirrel watches as the bear Big Double terrorizes the forest animals one by one, then turns the tables on Big Double.

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McCloskey, Robert.  Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man,  1963.

Burt goes fishing, takes refuge from a storm in a whale’s stomach, and decorates a whole school of whales’ tails with striped band-aids.

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Schwartz, Alvin.  Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues,  1972.

A collection of tongue twisters, both traditional and new in prose and verse.

EMC Non-fiction:   428.1 S399t

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro.  Walter Was Worried,  2005.

Children's faces, depicted with letters of the alphabet, react to the onset of a storm and its aftermath.

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Sendak, Maurice.  Alligators All Around, 1962.

Each letter depicts alligators engaged in an activity described briefly in the text.

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Seuss, Dr.  Dr. Seuss's A B C ,  1963.

Each page is dedicated to one letter of the alphabet, showing it in upper and lower cases, and featuring the letter in a funny sentence, sometimes using nonsense words.

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Seuss, Dr.  Fox in Socks, 1965.

The smart fox uses difficult tongue twisters to get the confused Mr. Knox in trouble with his tongue.

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Seuss, Dr.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas,  1957.

The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be about more than presents?

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Shaw, Nancy.  Sheep in a Shop,  1991.

Sheep hunt for a birthday present and make havoc of the shop, only to discover they haven't the money to pay for things.

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Steig, William.  Shrek,  1990.

Shrek is an ugly, repulsive ogre who meets a witch in the forest, who predicts he will wed a princess even uglier than he is.

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Stevenson, James.  What's Under My Bed?,  1983.

Grandpa tells two young houseguests a story about his own childhood, when he was scared at bedtime.

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Tashijian, Virginia A.  Juba This and Juba That,  1969.

An anthology of "...rhymes and songs to sing and play, stories to tell and riddles to guess."

EMC Non-fiction:  820.8 T197j

Wiesner, David.  June 29, 1999,  1992.

While her third-grade classmates are sprouting seeds in paper cups, Becky has a more ambitious, innovative science project in mind.

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Wise, Margaret Brown.  Four Fur Feet, 1961.

A poem about a furry animal walking around the world on his four fur feet, with illustrations showing his feet in the parts of the world he saw.

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