As Easy as A-B-C

As a writer, one of my most valuable resources is my local librarian.  She knows my passion for picture books and she’s great about alerting me when there are new arrivals.

Yesterday, my husband took my son to the library for a puppet show without me.  The librarian sent a couple of the newest picture books home with him that she thought I would enjoy. 

LMNO Peas by Keith Baker was one of them.  The tiny green peas dancing, driving, scuba diving, and doing all sorts of fun things made this one simply adorable. 

I also love how the author goes beyond apple and banana using words like investigators and kayakers.  With funny illustrations and wonderful vocabulary, this alphabet book is a great fit for all ages–one for both child and grownup to enjoy at bedtime.

Summertime Journal Idea:  How about write your own alphabet book?  Think of a subject and go through the alphabet jotting down words or phrases that relate.  For more information on writing ABC books, check out author Nancy I. Sanders’ blog section called: ABC Book Adventure.  She takes your through the process from an author’s perspective.  She is the author of her own alphabet book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet.

You can write an alphabet book on practically anything in the classroom, from terms they need to know to a special topic they’re learning about in social studies.  It’s fun, easy, and allows your students to be creative.

Oh! Don’t forget to frequent your local library and get to know your librarian.  She is a valuable resource for great read-alouds and writing topics.  Best of all, her services are free!


One response to this post.

  1. Hi Mitzi, Thanks for sharing my link for how to write ABC books. What a delightful blog you have! -Nancy


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