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A to Z of all of me. Tracy Nelson Maurer. Rourke, 2002. $20.95. 1-58952-059-9. Grades PreK-1. Photographs illustrate body parts and actions, such as "lips put a smile on your face." Other A to Z titles: Friends and family, Helping hands and Ps & Qs.

Alphaboat. Michael Chessworth. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002. $16.00. 0-374-30244-8. Grades 2-6. A "punny" sailing adventure of the letters of the alphabet in search of sweet Mellow D's treasure. Conversation balloons enhance the rhyming text.

America: A patriotic primer. Lynne V. Cheney. Simon & Schuster, 2002. $16.95. 0-689-851-92-8. Grades 2-8. This alphabetically framed historical journey across the U.S. highlights famous people and events.

The children's book of alphabets. Scholastic, 2002. $17.95. 0-439-40433-9. Grades PreK-3. Lear's "A was once an apple pie," "The Shaker abecedarius," and "A was an archer" highlight alphabet rhymes of yesterday. "An alphabet of nursery rhymes" includes 26 rhymes, some well known and others not. "The Christmas alphabet" rounds out the treasury.

Matthew A.B.C. Peter Catalanotto. Atheneum, 2002. $14.95. 0-689-84582-0. Grades preK-1. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten students are all named Matthew, from Matthew A, who is very affectionate, to Matthew Z, who clearly loves zippers.

Ruth Cox is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Houston--Clear Lake in Houston, TX. She can be reached at cox@cl.uh.edu.

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Title Annotation:web sites featuring the alphabet
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