Alphabet by Heart

Alphabet by Heart is a one-of-a-kind ABC book that takes kids on a fun and meaningful journey! While exploring letters, little readers also discover big values to help them grow.
With colorful pictures, warmhearted rhymes, and important life lessons, Alphabet by Heart is a delightful adventure that brings families closer and fills little hearts with joy and empathy.
The Alphabet by Heart

"Wonderful way to share an increased level of vocabulary and work on the alphabet as well. The illustrations are very inclusive and the choice of font can lead to instruction as well. This would be a great addition to any family or classroom library."

-Margaret Shields, Reviewer, Morgenstern Books

"I got so excited when I saw this book because I love their Kindness A to Z book as well. And it did not disappoint! It is a great alphabet book that not only introduces the alphabet, but kindness and poetry as well. My only complaint is that like most alphabet books, they do not have a word that starts with x, so instead they use a word that makes the noise of x at the beginning. Still, I would highly recommend."

-Emma Skinner, Reviewer

In a colorful ABC homage to the power of kind words, husband and wife team Jeanne Shriver and Mark Shriver (authors of Pairs of People) teach young readers the English alphabet by sharing uplifting messages for each letter. The advice includes standouts like empathy for the letter “E”, to “[tell] others they are never alone,” letter “O” offering to lend a helping hand, and letter “R” teaching how to “respect creatures big and small.” Aside from the meaningful guidance accompanying each letter, the authors emphasize that “words have the power to bring good or bad, to make us happy or make us sad."

Above all, the upbeat tone makes this the perfect way to teach youngsters their letters, and the book’s message is clear from the start: “speak from the heart,” and everything else will fall into place.

-Booklife Review by Publishers Weekly​

About the Authors


​Mark K. Shriver is president of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and senior advisor at Save the Children in Washington, D.C. A New York Times bestselling author, he also wrote the Christopher Award-winning books A Good Man and 10 Hidden Heroes.