Please read Chapter 6
and Chapter 7 from
Russell, D. L. (2009). Literature for children: a
Types of Picture Books
alphabet books are designed to teach children to recognize
the letters and sounds of the alphabet.
addition, they also help children associate the shape of a
letter with the sound it customarily makes; that is, they
teach children phonics and spelling too.
alphabet books juxtapose the letters and the pictures that
are unified by some thematic or artistic concept.
alphabet books have a didactic purpose. Some of them are not
intended to teach the alphabet, but are more sophisticated
explorations of the artistic possibilities of alphabet
ABC (1960): a book using rollicking nonsense verse and comical cartoon
figures. This book reinforces the phonetic associations with
lines such as “Big A, little a, what begins with A? Aunt Annie’s
Market Street" (1981) by Arnold Lobel & Anita Lobel: a
delightful and unusual book describing a boy who trots down
Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one
starting with a letter of the alphabet.
Chicka Boom Boom" (1989) written by Bill Martin, Jr. &
John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. This
is an alphabet book full of rhythms and melodies. We
can feel all the letters are singing and dancing. (*Watch
the video in YouTube)
An Online ABC book,
Alphabet Books - A WIL Home-School
Connection (with a variety of printable alphabet
Sesame Street Coloring Pages - Letters
Online alphabet rhymes:
Picture Alphabet Rhyme, and
Alphabet in Rhyme and Song
Online alphabet animations and
Clifford's Confusable Letters,
ABC Letters, Writing, Words, Numbers,
Shapes, & Colors.
Explorer Picture Dictionary