Sleeping Bear Press Alphabet/Numeral Challenge

This is a reading challenge just for myself. It will be an ongoing challenge, I’m not setting a time limit on it. There are simply too many books to set a limit. I

Sleeping Bear Press is a small publishing company in Chelsea, Michigan which specializes in books for children and teens. They started in 1998 with the picture book, “The Legend of Sleeping Bear” which is about the Sleeping Bear Dunes along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. In 1999, they came out with their first alphabet book, M is for Mitten, all about the state of Michigan. Since then, they have come out with almost 150 alphabet books about places, sports, and other things. They’ve also published over 30 counting books about various places and things.

I adore these books. I’ve read several over the years, but I really want to make a concentrated effort to read them all. So that’s my challenge to myself. I’m not giving myself a time limit. I’m just going to be working slowly towards reading them all. I’m including the list of all of them below in case any of you are interested in checking them out for yourself!

Discover America Series (Including Washington D.C.)

 

  1. Alabama – Y is for YellowHammer
  2. Alaska – L is for Last Frontier
  3. Arizona – G is for Grand Canyon
  4. Arkansas – N is for Natural State
  5. California – G is for Golden
  6. Colorado – C is for Centennial
  7. Connecticut – N is for Nutmeg
  8. Delaware – F is for First State
  9. Florida – S is for Sunshine
  10. Georgia – P is for Peach
  11. Hawaii – A is for Aloha
  12. Idaho – P is for Potato
  13. Illinois – L is for Lincoln
  14. Indiana – H is for Hoosier
  15. Iowa – H is for Hawkeye
  16. Kansas – S is for Sunflower
  17. Kentucky – B is for Bluegrass
  18. Louisiana – P is for Pelican
  19. Maine – L is for Lobster
  20. Maryland – B is for Blue Crab
  21. Massachusetts – M is for Mayflower
  22. Michigan – M is for Mitten
  23. Minnesota – V is for Viking
  24. Mississippi – M is for Magnolia
  25. Missouri – S is for Show Me
  26. Montana – B is for Big Sky Country
  27. Nebraska – C is for Cornhusker
  28. Nevada – S is for Silver
  29. New Hampshire – G is for Granite
  30. New Jersey – G is for Garden State
  31. New Mexico – E is for Enchantment
  32. New York – E is for Empire
  33. North Carolina – T is for Tarheel
  34. North Dakota – P is for Peace Garden
  35. Ohio – B is for Buckeye
  36. Oklahoma – S is for Sooner
  37. Oregon – B is for Beaver
  38. Pennsylvania – K is for Keystone
  39. Rhode Island – R is for Rhode Island Red
  40. South Carolina – P is for Palmetto
  41. South Dakota – M is for Mt. Rushmore
  42. Tennessee – V is for Volunteer
  43. Texas – L is for Lone Star
  44. Utah – A is for Arches
  45. Vermont – M is for Maple Syrup
  46. Virginia – O is for Old Dominion
  47. Washington – E is for Evergreen
  48. West Virginia – M is for Mountain State
  49. Wisconsin – B is for Badger
  50. Wyoming – C is for Cowboy
  51. Washington D.C. – N is for our Nation’s Capital

 

Other United States/America Related Titles

 

  1. American Museum – S is for Smithsonian
  2. Chicago – W is for Windy City
  3. Citizen – D is for Democracy
  4. Civil War – B is for Battle Cry
  5. Great Lakes Lighthouses – B is for Beacon
  6. Military – H is for Honor
  7. Minneapolis/St. Paul – T is for Twin Cities
  8. National Parks – M is for Majestic
  9. USA (General) – A is for America
  10. Sleeping Bear Dunes – S is for Sleeping Bear Dunes

 

Discover the World Series – Canada

  1. Canada – M is for Maple
  2. Canada 150 yrs – C is for Canada
  3. Alberta – C is for Chinook
  4. British Columbia – S is for Spirit Bear
  5. Manitoba – G is for Golden Boy
  6. New Brunswick – F is for Fiddlehead
  7. Newfoundland & Labrador – P is for Puffin
  8. Nova Scotia – B is for Bluenose
  9. Ontario – A is for Algonquin Park
  10. RMCP – M is for Mountie
  11. Saskatchewan – L is for Land of Living Skies
  12. Northwest Territory, Yukon & Nunavet – T is for Territories

 

Discover the World Series – Other Nations/Cultures

  1. Australia – D is for Down Under
  2. African-American – D is for Drinking Gourd
  3. Ancient Rome – G is for Gladiator
  4. China – D is for Dancing Dragon
  5. Cowboys – B is for Buckaroo
  6. England – B is for Big Ben
  7. France – E is for Eiffel Tower
  8. Greek Myths – Z is for Zeus
  9. India – T is for Taj Mahal
  10. Ireland – S is for Shamrock
  11. Italy – C is for Ciao
  12. Japan – K is for Kabuki
  13. Jewish – A is for Abraham
  14. Mexico – P is for Pinata
  15. Native American – D is for Drum
  16. Nordic Countries – D is for Dala Horse
  17. Scotland – B is for Bagpipes
  18. The World – P is for Passport

 

Other Categories (Sports/Fine Arts/People/Miscellaneous/etc.)

Science/Mathematics/Nature

  1. Aviation – A is for Airplane
  2. Being Green – S is for Save the Planet
  3. Cats – M is for Meow
  4. Deserts – D is for Deserts
  5. Discovery – S is for Scientists
  6. Dog – W is for Woof
  7. Earth Science – B is for Blue Planet
  8. Economics – M is for Money
  9. Inventions – I is for Idea
  10. Ocean – W is for Waves
  11. Plants – V is for Venus Flytrap
  12. Prairie – P is for Prairie Dog
  13. Prehistoric – D is for Dinosaur
  14. Rainforest – A is for Anaconda
  15. Space – G is for Galaxy
  16. Time – T is for Time
  17. Weather – W is for Wind
  18. Zoo – Z is for Zookeeper

 

Fine Arts

  1. Art – M is for Masterpiece
  2. Ballet – T is for Tutu
  3. Music – M is for Melody
  4. Quilt – F is for Friendship
  5. Poetry – R is for Rhyme
  6. Writing – S is for Story
  7. Von Trapps – V is for Von Trapp

 

Sports

  1. Baseball – H is for Home Run
  2. Basketball – J is for Jumpshot
  3. Camping – S is for S’mores
  4. Equestrian – H is for Horse
  5. Fenway Park – F is for Fenway Park
  6. Fishing – H is for Hook
  7. Football – T is for Touchdown
  8. Golf – P is for Putt
  9. Hockey – Z is for Zamboni
  10. Ice Skating – A is for Axel
  11. Kentucky Derby – D is for Derby
  12. NHL Alumni – H is for Hockey
  13. Olympics – G is for Gold Medal
  14. Soccer – K is for Kick
  15. Sports (In General) – A is for Amazing Moments
  16. Stock Cars – R is for Race
  17. Wrigley Field – W is for Wrigley
  18. X-treme Sports – E is for Extreme

 

Others

  1. Beach – S is for Sea Glass
  2. Child’s – M is for Mom
  3. Christmas – S is for Star
  4. Construction – D is for Dump Truck
  5. Fantastic Creatures – M is for Monster
  6. Halloween – J is for Jack-O-Lantern
  7. Isn’t – A isn’t for Fox
  8. Library – B is for Bookworm
  9. Pirates – P is for Pirate
  10. Royal – P is for Princess
  11. School – T is for Teacher
  12. Thanksgiving – P is for Pilgrim
  13. Titanic – T is for Titanic

 

Counting Books

USA Related Counting Books

  1. Arkansas: Natural Numbers: An Arkansas Number Book
  2. Arizona: Desert Digits: An Arizona Number Book
  3. California: Golden Numbers: A California Number Book
  4. Connecticut: Yankee Doodle Numbers: A Connecticut Number Book
  5. Florida: Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book
  6. Georgia : A Peck of Peaches: A Georgia Number Book
  7. Iowa: Numbers in a Row: An Iowa Number Book
  8. Illinois: Prairie Numbers: An Illinois Number Book
  9. Kansas: One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book
  10. Maine: Fishing for Numbers: A Maine Number Book
  11. Massachusetts: One If By Land: A Massachusetts Number Book
  12. Michigan: The Michigan Counting Book
  13. Minnesota: North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book
  14. Missouri: Show Me the Number: A Missouri Number Book
  15. Mississippi: 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi: A Mississippi Numbers Book
  16. North Carolina: Wright Numbers: A North Carolina Number Book
  17. Nebraska: Husker Numbers: A Nebraska Number Book
  18. New Hampshire: Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Numbers Book
  19. New York: Times Square: A New York State Number Book
  20. Ohio: Cardinal Numbers: An Ohio Counting Book
  21. Pennsylvania: One for All: A Pennsylvania Number Book
  22. South Carolina: Net Numbers: A South Carolina Numbers Book
  23. Tennessee: Count on Us: A Tennessee Number Book
  24. Texas: Round Up: A Texas Number Book
  25. USA: Everyone Counts: A Citizens’ Number Book
  26. USA: One Nation: America By the Numbers
  27. Wyoming: Four Wheels West: A Wyoming Number Book

Other Counting Books

  1. Canada: Loonies and Toonies: A Canadian Number Book
  2. Baseball: Full Count: A Baseball Numbers Book
  3. Hockey: Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Number Book
  4. School: Number 1 Teacher: A School Counting Book
  5. Zero: Zero, Zilch, Nada: Counting to None