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EDEC 140 • Phonics & English Language: Alphabet Books

IRC & Archer Library resources to support Professor Franz's phonics class & scavenger hunt activity.

Alphabet Books

What are Alphabet Books?

As their name suggests, Alphabet books, or ABC books, were originally used to teach children the alphabet. Today, "many of them have moved beyond teaching children their alphabet to serving as a format to present detailed information about a particular subject for older boys and girls, to showcase an art book, or to create complicated puzzles" (Huck, p. 131).

Archer Library's juvenile collection includes alphabet books. As noted during the course scavenger hunt, some titles are more traditional in nature, such as those found in the PE 1155 Alphabet Books section in the stacks. Others are more topic specific featuring animals, art, fairs, holiday's, neighborhoods, and people.

Huck, S. &Kiefer, B. (2004). Children's literature in the elementary school. Boston: McGraw Hill.

IRC Pinterest

Looking for Alphabet Books

Visit the IRC @ Archer Library on Pinterest and review a selection of alphabet books available in the juvenile collection. Call numbers and a catalog link to check availability are included with pin descriptions.


Library Catalog

Quick Links

But wait, there's more! These quick links will take you to the library catalog for additional Alphabet Book resources.



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