Washington D.C. From A-Z (Hardcover)

By Alan Schroeder, John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823436781, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


See our nation's capital like never before!

In almost 100 entries from A to Z discover little-known lore, hidden history, and quotable quotes about Washington D.C.

Throughout the book, humorous full-color cartoons enhance the funny, strange, and intriguing details behind important landmarks and the people who have come to the capital to run the nation’s business, celebrate, protest, live in the thick of it or just visit.

From the aluminum tip of the towering Washington Monument to the marble bathtubs in the Capital building’s basement, this book offers a top to bottom look at Washington D.C. and its eclectic history that will enchant visitors and locals alike.

The end papers feature a comprehensive map of the District showing locations of key buildings including The White House, The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The Capitol building as well as many other important locations.

A Junior Library Guild selection!

About the Author

Alan Schroeder is the author of acclaimed books such as Ragtime Tumpie, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner, and Minty, an ALA Notable Children's Book and a Time Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. He lives in California.

John O'Brien is a cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is the creator of many children's picture books and the illustrator of many more, including Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? by Teresa Bateman. He lives in New Jersey.

Praise For Washington D.C. From A-Z

"Schroeder and O’Brien employ the alphabet to pair lesser-known tidbits with humorous ink-and-watercolor caricatures to, in this case, present some of the people, places, and politics associated with the nation’s capital. . . . this will find a receptive audience with trivia buffs, tourists, and residents of all ages." —Kirkus Reviews

"An entertaining look at the U.S. capital." —School Library Journal

An ILA Teacher's Choice Title