We read The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg, which features the letters of the alphabet meeting sad fates. The students had to guess the action happening to them, which started with the same letter; for example, the F was flattened by a foot and the Q was quartered.
Then the kids created their own version of the book, as well as their personal call number. Here are some of my favorites, in alphabetical order:
The next week, the kids lined up in alphabetical order: first by the letters featured on their covers, and then by their call numbers.